The Fossil Gallery in the Museum of Nature is always a busy spot, especially so on Canada Day. The collection includes a wide range of dinosaurs over time, examining their place in the history of the world, as well as that which came after their age came to an end.
A diorama area is set up further back, with a scene of predators and prey locked in an eternal stand off.
Passing on, I took note of this stained glass window above a doorway that serves as an emergency exit.
When the age of dinosaurs ended 65 million years ago with the collision of the asteroid that hit in the Yucatan region, mammals had a chance to thrive. This display, featuring a replicated dinosaur skull, also has several rodents called mesodema thompsoni scurrying around on it. These animals, among those called multituberculates, were highly successful in surviving the extinction event.
This is a cast replica- the lightness gives it away. This was the carnotaurus, which was known to inhabit South America during the late Cretaceous.
I finish with this pair of shots. Tomorrow we move onto another museum. I should get back to this one before their temporary exhibit on the brain comes to an end.