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Digging in the dirt: Getting to know the Dimetrodon of the Texas Permian Red Beds
May 15, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

I love my job. Not everyone can say that. My avocation and vocation are as two eyes with one sight (paraphrasing Robert Frost). Part of that job was taking a group of 15 patrons up to the Museum’s dig site outside Seymour, Texas. There, under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Bakker and David Temple, the group learned […]

Whole Hole Catalogue – How to be a Dino-Skull Sleuth
April 14, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Last month we had a great question about what was inside a dinosaurs head. Today, we look at a dinosaur skull and answer “What are all those openings in the head for?”  Dino skulls do seem totally, wholly hole-y. Check out our exploded Archosaurus head. The appearance in life is at the top – we […]

Discovery! Mass Burial of Ancient Red Beds Amphibians Uncovered
January 11, 2010 · 6 Comments

PhD scientists aren’t the only ones to make spectacular new fossil finds. Case in point: a skilled bulldozer operator digging a cattle tank in Baylor County caught a glimpse of fossils – hundreds of tree trunks, branches, leaves and…skulls! It’s the biggest discovery ever of flat-headed, bottom-living frog-relatives in the famous Clear Fork beds. Background of Discovery – […]

100 Years – 100 Objects: Brachiopod
December 26, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]



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