crocodiles

crocodiles

Crikey! That’s a Big Balustrade—Crocodiles in the Colosseum
June 28, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

It should come to no one as a surprise that ancient Rome didn’t exactly have the best track record where animal rights were concerned. From pitting large beasts against criminals for punishment to the integration of animal slaying in the games, animals in ancient Rome were subjected to cruelty that offends modern-day sentiments. One of the […]

Killer crocs and cute koalas: Going to extremes with Australian wildlife
November 17, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Australian wildlife is full of surprises. I first discovered that crocodiles look a lot like alligators, but with a very different attitude toward humans. A trip to the museum’s George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park often features an encounter with an alligator sunning on your path or floating like a log at the water’s […]

What a Croc!
June 28, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today’s guest blogger is Neal Immega. He has a Ph.D. in Paleontology and is a Master Docent here at HMNS. In his post below – originally printed in the Museum’s volunteer newsletter– Neal discusses the Geosaurus, a fossil featured in our exhibition Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a new […]

The Animals of Solnhofen – Geosaurus
June 22, 2010 · 1 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 about the Geosaurus. Geosaurus – Shark-Tailed Sea Croc Speediest of the ocean-going crocodilians Some creatures of the Late Jurassic lagoon were […]



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