As the final countdown to the June 2 opening of our new Hall of Paleontology continues, we’ve introduced you to a few of our new roommates here at HMNS. We’ve shown you Wyrex, a T. rex with some seriously spirited fingers; and Priscilla, a mastodon with a gender identity crisis.
Now it’s time to introduce you to the head honcho, the most impressive specimen we’ve got. Meet Lane, the mummified Triceratops. That’s right, mummified. As in this guy was preserved with large swatches of his skin intact.
Not only is Lane a rare, all-bone specimen, he will be displayed with a portion of his original skin, a cast of which patrons can touch to get an idea of what dinosaur skin might have felt like if one was brave enough to get that close.
In honor of this big announcement, we’re delighted to reveal the third in our series of special T-Rex Trying for HMNS images:
This one’s extra super special, because — as you’ll see when you visit your new Hall of Paleontology — our designers mounted Lane in a fighting pose with a Tyrannosaurus rex, and patrons will actually be able to walk between the two and hedge their own bets on who might’ve come out on top.
For more on Lane, his name and his history, keep checking back at Beyond Bones.