Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Daspletosaurus And Judith

The Fossil Gallery is the last of the gallery spaces inside the Museum of Nature, and it starts with this formidable speciman standing above the entry doors. This is Daspletosaurus, a predecessor to the Tyrannosaurus rex.

There are several specimens of the related horned dinosaurs making up the ceratops, including a chasmosaurus irvinensis.

I did photograph a couple of panels on the fossils of a new species of horned dinosaur. The reconstruction of its skull, in the above shot and in the last shot, accompanies a display of the original fossils.


  1. I know a Judith - she won't be flattered to be compared to a dinosaur.

  2. Wow, cool exhibit. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

  3. ...I'm always amazed that young children can pronounce these dinosaur names!

  4. "Rexy" from " A Night at The Museum" comes to mind :-)

  5. Those skeletons are quite fascinating. Thanks for sharing them. :-)

  6. This is always such a fascinating thing to see. Those are wonderful specimens.

  7. That's a very impressive creature. I learned many years ago that quite a lot of dinosaur remains can be found in Canada.

  8. I wonder what the earth would be like if we still had these critters with us.

  9. I was so disappointed when my niece wasn’t impressed with the dinosaur gallery in London! She was a teenager. I should have known!

  10. Incredible creatures, very impressive!

  11. I love seeing these dinosaur specimens. Great memories of taking my children to see them.

  12. Wouldn't want to run into one of those on a dark night while wobbling home from the pub.

  13. Gosh that is indeed an impressive sight William ✨

  14. @John: ah, this Judith is a beauty in her own way.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Tom: they can!

    @Iris: good point.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: I enjoy seeing them.

    @Sharon: we have many sites in western Canada that are prime ground for fossils.

    @Red: we wouldn't exist in our current state, for one thing.

    @Marie: that figures!

    @Bill: that they are.

    @Michelle: I enjoy seeing them.

    @Catalyst: absolutely not.

    @Jan: that they are.

    @Grace: very much so.

  15. William, have you even been to the dinosaur museum in Drumheller, Alberta? Actually the whole town has a number of attractions, including a Star Trek Museum (of all things)...and it's great!!

    1. I have been to the Royal Tyrell. Probably the best fossil museum on the planet.

  16. Amazing 'critters'

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