The Fossil Gallery, as you can imagine, is a wonder to visit at the Museum of Nature, with dinosaur fossils and casts arranged throughout. Information panels go into detail on the various species.
These fossils are a recent addition to the collection, of a recently discovered species. The bones are displayed as they were found.
The panel gives information on the species and what it might have looked like. Spiclypeus shipporum was found in the area of the Judith River in Montana.
Here we have a view of the big alpha predator that dominates the entrance. This is a species called Daspletosaurus torosus, closely related to the Tyrannosaurus rex.
There are several species of horned dinosaurs exhibited here.
This panel examines the differences between the various horned dinosaurs.
Today I finish off with this giant turtle as the centrepiece of the shot. Archelon ischyros was the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and lived 74 million years ago. This is a cast of the specimen.