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Dimetrodon Discovery! [VIDEO]
December 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

This morning, we were super-excited to see that the Houston Chronicle’s story about our paleontology team’s recent discovery of a Dimetrodon giganhomogenes made the front page! You can read the full story online, or check out the video below – the Chron’s fascinating interview from the site of the discovery with our curator of paleontology […]

Discovery! HMNS Paleo Field Team Unearths Extremely Rare Dimetrodon
December 6, 2010 · 6 Comments

The Houston Museum of Natural Science Paleontology team has discovered an articulated specimen of a Dimetrodon on the Craddock Ranch in Baylor County! The team named the fossil “Wet Willi”—“Wet” because it was found while excavating a drainage trench for the quarry, and “Willi” for Samuel Williston, a paleontologist and educator who was active at […]

Lucy’s Monstrous Misfits II: Upside-Down Mastodon
September 17, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Bakker’s series on Lucy continues below. Check out  Part 1: Lucy – Out of Africa. Not! and Part 2: Lucy’s Monstrous Misfits: The Moose-Giraffe. Why did some of Lucy’s neighbors score big bio-geographical successes, spreading over many continents? Three More Cases: Hairy Monsters With Tusks & Trunks photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar (on the […]

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance…Diplodocus
July 23, 2009 · 3 Comments

Elegance among Jurassic Giants. It makes a profound impression – our Houston Diplodocus. She’s a giant – ninety feet long. Diplodocus hayi, on display in the Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science But  she’s elegant – the neck curving forward in a graceful S-curve. The tail extending up and away from […]



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