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Bakker blogs: Indiana Dipsy & the Temple of More Room — A fascinating tail of surprise
September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Here’s the poster (as I see it) for the latest episode in the long-running Indiana Jones franchise, with Harrison Ford playing Diplodocus playing Indiana Jones. Before you object to its realism, Harrison is not too old; our Dipsy will be, after all, 148  million, 345 thousand and 77 years old on a Thursday in November. […]

Bakker Blogs: The kleptomania continues with a Sid Vicious Julieraptor — Dino Rustlers Part II
June 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Part Two: Julieraptor — The raptor rescued from rustlers. Small and mid-sized raptors swarmed over the landscape in the Late Cretaceous. Velociraptor, as heavy as a coyote, haunted the sand-dunes of Mongolia. The Rocky Mountain states hosted Bambiraptor, a predator no bigger than a rotisserie chicken. Here is our cast of “Julieraptor,” a close relative […]

The making of a moniker: How Lane got his name and a Wyoming teenager got a spot in the history books
May 18, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Ever wonder how specimens are named? Usually its to honor someone or something. Even scientific names can be conjured up to pay tribute to something; take Postosuchus, for example, a croc-oid creature named for the Post, Texas town where it was discovered. Our mummified Triceratops, Lane, already had a scientific name, but he has a […]

Why you should care about Wyrex: Meet his groundbreaking feet and say hello to our new mascot
May 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

As you may have noticed, we’ve spent the past few weeks introducing you to some of our new roommates — particularly those taking up residence in our new Hall of Paleontology. Well today is a twofer. There are two tyrannosaurs we’d like you to meet — one hails from an excavation site in Montana and […]



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