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Bakker Blogs: The kleptomania continues with a Sid Vicious Julieraptor — Dino Rustlers Part II
June 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Part Two: Julieraptor — The raptor rescued from rustlers. Small and mid-sized raptors swarmed over the landscape in the Late Cretaceous. Velociraptor, as heavy as a coyote, haunted the sand-dunes of Mongolia. The Rocky Mountain states hosted Bambiraptor, a predator no bigger than a rotisserie chicken. Here is our cast of “Julieraptor,” a close relative […]

How To Evolve a Wing
August 23, 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. Today we learn the different ways in which wings evoloved on various prehistoric creatures. Solnhofen show us three ways for Darwinian processes to construct […]

Raptors – Group Hunters or Cannibals?
March 11, 2010 · 4 Comments

The question to answer is did dino-raptors live and hunt and feed in packs, like wolves? I’m biased. I worked on the movie “Jurassic Park,” consulting with the special effects artists. And the book “Jurassic Park” has references to my research. And…my first dig was excavating raptors near Bridger, Montana, in 1964. I was a […]

HMNS at Sugar Land: Installing the new Dig Pit
October 9, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

One of the most popular exhibits in the new HMNS in Sugar Land is the dig pit. This kid-friendly activity contains several different dinosaurs, and gives the budding paleontologist the opportunity to see, up close, exactly what the discoverers, excavators and preparators saw when they worked on the original fossils. The dinosaurs in the dig […]



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