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A Tale of Two Compys: What Jurassic Park got right — and wrong — about dino anatomy
July 23, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

OMG I was such a dino-geek in college. I had other interests — I was enraptured by sculpture and took the fabled freshman History of Art course. The collage shown here was taped together during the lectures on the Renaissance renewal of anatomically correct human form made famous by Greek sculptors. Last month, I found the […]

Cracking the coelacanth code: Living version of HMNS fossil has genome sequenced
May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The coelacanth — a “living fossil” believed to have hardly changed over the last 300 million years — has finally had its genome sequenced by European researchers. The deep-sea fish was the inspiration for the famous 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon and is well-represented here at HMNS, where we have three examples on […]

Your questions, answered: Do we know when chimaeras shifted to deep-water habitats?
February 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Earlier this month we received a question on one of our past posts, The Ghost Sharks of the Jurassic, asking: “Do we know when these chimaeras shifted to deep-water habitats? If predation and, in particular, the evolution and diversification of predatory species prompted their geographic transition, at what point would a sort of critical level […]

100 Years – 100 Objects: Life Through Time Mural
December 24, 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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