paleontology

Paleontology

Giant, Creepy And Ancient: Our Ground-Shaking New Addition To The Hall Of Paleontology
May 26, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

          As if things weren’t exciting enough with the addition of our new giant eurypterid, installation has begun on an even bigger, and possibly creepier specimen. The above image shows our new giant crinoid specimen getting set up in time for Memorial Day. So what is a crinoid? Although personally they look to me […]

Great News For Fans Of Sea Scorpions: We Have A New One And It’s Giant!
May 25, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

    Who wants to see a seven foot long scorpion? Given the option, most people would respond either with”that’s impossible!” or “no!”, but here at HMNS seven foot arthropods are not only possible, they’re something to get excited about! Unfortunately, although our new specimen is an arthropod, and is about five feet long, it […]

5 Of The Biggest Objects On Display At HMNS
May 16, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS is a huge place full of things both big and small. When I used to guide public tours through our exhibit halls, I used to always stress that size does not determine an object’s importance. Sometimes the tiniest artifacts, the most minuscule fossil specimens can change everything we know about their respective fields. But […]

Mutant Fossil at HMNS!
April 27, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Walliserops trifurcatus is a weird looking creature. It’s a Trilobite, which is a kind of Arthropod that existed in great numbers from the Cambrian period (541 million years ago)to the end of the Permian (about 250 million years ago), long before dinosaurs evolved. They were so prolific, and there were so many species of trilobites […]



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