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Permian Period

Ecoteen Myria Perez earns Girl Scouts’ highest honor — and a congrats from the Mayor — for collaboration with HMNS
January 8, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: Museum volunteer and Ecoteen Myria Perez was recognized by Mayor Annise Parker on Friday after earning the Girl Scouts’ highest honor for her work with HMNS. Perez collaborated with the HMNS paleontology department to construct a Permian-period touch cart using specimens that she helped uncover at our dig site in Seymour, Texas. We […]

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 […]

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 – […]


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