late-jurassic

late Jurassic

The Ghost Sharks of The Jurassic
January 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

Fish Pieced Together by Committee Our HMNS at Sugar land exhibition on Archaeopteryx is festooned with splendid finny fossils, the ichthyological gems of the Late Jurassic. Some of the Jurassic fish were new comers, recently evolved clans that were poised to conquer the watery ecosystem. Teleosts are one such progressive group.  But there are Jurassic […]

The Animals of Solnhofen – Geosaurus
June 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

Our Archaeopteryx show has bedazzling fossils – the only Archaeopteryx skeleton in the New World, complete with clear impressions of feathers. Plus frog-mouthed pterodactyls, fast-swimming Sea Crocs, and slinky land lizards. Today we learn about the Geosaurus. Geosaurus – Shark-Tailed Sea Croc Speediest of the ocean-going crocodilians Some creatures of the Late Jurassic lagoon were […]

Jurassic Puckering – Kissing Fish and Salt Water Evolution
May 25, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Our Archaeopteryx show has bedazzling fossils – the only Archaeopteryx skeleton in the New World, complete with clear impressions of feathers. Plus frog-mouthed pterodactyls, fast-swimming Sea Crocs, and slinky land lizards. But wait…….there’s more! The exhibit has spectacular Jurassic fish! By “spectacular” I don’t mean gigantic. Most of the Jurassic finny species were small to […]

Which raptor turned into the first bird?
March 31, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

We get so many great questions through our blog, and every now and then we can turn those responses into a blog post. One our readers favorite posts is “What would YOU ask a paleontologist?” Last week we got this question from kght2: “Do all birds come from a specific raptor, or do they come […]



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