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Wyrex

Are You “Down” To Talk About T. rex Feathers? Our Very Own Specimen Has Some Input To Give
June 23, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  The controversy about whether famous dinosaurs had feathers has been raging for a while now. We’ve known that some dinosaurs had feathers ever since Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861, but more recent discoveries of the presence of feather-like structures on larger dinosaurs ( like Lane the Triceratops here at HMNS) that are more distantly related to […]

Dinosaur dialogue: Watch our own David Temple talk paleo on Great Day San Antonio
May 12, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

We don’t know if you’d heard, but our new Hall of Paleontology is kind of a big deal. It has many leather-bound books, and smells of rich mahogany contains more than 60 brand new mounts, including a few that are ground-breaking in the field of paleontology. One of those, Wyrex, we’ve already told you about. […]

Wyrex’s fancy footwork and tender hands: Get to know this tyrannosaur’s softer side
May 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

As we all know, Tyrannosaurus rex is the world’s No. 1 favorite dinosaur, so we at the Houston Museum of Natural Science are as pleased as punch over our specimen Wyrex, a truly splendid fossil that will help fill out the Cretaceous zone of the new Hall of Paleontology. Wyrex will join our casts of […]

Why you should care about Wyrex: Meet his groundbreaking feet and say hello to our new mascot
May 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

As you may have noticed, we’ve spent the past few weeks introducing you to some of our new roommates — particularly those taking up residence in our new Hall of Paleontology. Well today is a twofer. There are two tyrannosaurs we’d like you to meet — one hails from an excavation site in Montana and […]



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