Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Succeeding The Dinosaurs

A large circular display you can walk around features three species of mammals that rose up in the millions of years following the age of dinosaurs. 

All three at once are visible here: Megacerops, hoplophoneus, and archaeotherium. Display panels nearby go into detail about each.

Here we have fossil arrangements of each.

And while I was up on this platform area, I photographed this stained glass window down on the main level of the gallery.


  1. Odd animals! The window is stunning.

  2. Evolution... and here we go. Interesting you end with that beautiful window, that can break so easily.

  3. ...our world is a lot more complex than many believe.

  4. And somehow, someday or another, apes came along too.

  5. We live a minute time compared to the critters that have inhabited our earth.

  6. Interesting looking critters. The stained glass window is gorgeous.

  7. I’m glad those enormous creatures don’t walk around anymore.

  8. I wonder how the person must have felt that found the first dinosaur bones. Knowing a creature that large existed amazes every time I see photos.

  9. wow! such 'little critters' ~ LOL ~ great photos ~

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    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. @Linda: I agree.

    @Iris: it would.

    @Tom: true.

    @RedPat: indeed.

    @Barbara: they did.

    @Red: true.

    @Jennifer: thanks!

    @Bill: it is, yes.

    @Catalyst: indeed.

    @Marleen: well, the megacerops has the look of a rhino, only bigger.

    @Marie: I do too.

    @Maywyn: they'd have been confused.

    @Carol: thanks!