paleontology

Paleontology

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January 23, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals by Donald Prothero     Complete with full-color reconstructions of the beasts–many never before depicted–along with photographs of amazing fossils from around the world, Dr. Donald Prothero will take us on a journey to the Paleocene, 65 million years ago after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. Here […]

An American Tale: Camels Go West (And South)
December 28, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Photo courtesy of wikipedea   When you think of a camel, you probably imagine it standing in the middle of a North African or Asian desert. Nowadays camels live in the arid climates of the Middle East and Central Asia, but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s not forget that the closest relatives of Old […]

Sea Scorpions: Terrifying Predators of the Paleozoic
December 19, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

 Photo courtesy of wikipedia  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eurypterus_Paleoart.jpg   Eurypterids: you may never have heard of them, but you will come to fear them. They appear in the fossil record during the Ordivician Period, over 400 million years ago, and finally went extinct about 250 million years ago during the Great Permian Extinction. Because of their appearance, Eurypterids […]

The World’s Oldest Vegetarian Poop?
December 1, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Winding through the Paleozoic section of our Morian Hall of Paleontology, past the trilobotes, the placoderms, the Sea Scorpions and the other terrifying creatures that roamed the earth at that time, you will eventually come to what we affectionately call our “wall of poop“. It’s in the Permian section of the Hall, to the right […]



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