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A Few Amazing Pieces In Our Hall Of Paleontology That Most Visitors Don’t Notice
September 26, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Every year thousands of visitors pass through our Morian Hall of Paleontology. Within the labyrinthine halls of this massive space they encounter some of the most famous ancient creatures known to science: Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Megalodon, Mastodon and many others. The space is filled with so many gigantic wonders that it’s easy to overlook […]

A Trilobite Changed My Life
February 1, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

    A trilobite changed my life. I know what you’re thinking, “Say what? That’s just crazy!”  No, it’s true. Please let me explain. I’ve worked at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for close to half my life. Truth be told, the Museum has been a part of my life even longer than that, […]

Mutant Fossil at HMNS!
April 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Walliserops trifurcatus is a weird looking creature. It’s a Trilobite, which is a kind of Arthropod that existed in great numbers from the Cambrian period (541 million years ago)to the end of the Permian (about 250 million years ago), long before dinosaurs evolved. They were so prolific, and there were so many species of trilobites […]

The Best Trilobite: A volunteer’s utterly subjective examination
August 5, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: This blog comes to us courtesy of longtime volunteer John Moffitt. I lead tours through the new HMNS Paleo Hall and spend a lot of time in the Paleozoic. Sometimes this ties in with a class on trilobites. During these tours, I answer a lot of questions like, “What is a trilobite, anyway?” […]



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