A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme for March 1st is Mirror.
Across from the area I showed yesterday is another reproduction, featuring two ancient feathered dinosaurs that reinforce the connection between those creatures and birds.
I mentioned a few days ago how the Museum had a scavenger hunt theme with birds placed into unusual places in each gallery. Such is the case at this location, entirely appropriate given the dinosaur-bird connection: a display case with two cardinals, added to the display.
Moving along, this area begins to explore the end of the age of dinosaurs and what came after. A movie theatre here (closed because of Covid) shows a film about the asteroid collision that ended the age of the dinosaur. What came afterwards were the survivors, especially the mammals.
This is a reproduction and fossils of an early horse. Much smaller than its contemporary.
This reproduction features small mammals scurrying around the bones of a dinosaur skull- something that must have been a regular occurrence in the aftermath of the dinosaur extinction.
Tomorrow we'll pick up here, with the gradual evolution of some mammals that took to the sea.
Eohippus! I always liked that name and the idea of a very small horse.ReplyDelete
A very small horse would be a delightful thing. They used to have a show for miniature ponies at a riding school near here, some of them were very tiny indeed.ReplyDelete
What an interesting post, William. I have never thought horses were anything but as we know them today. Likewiser, I never knew there were "feathered" dinosaurs and the connection between them and birds. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for always commenting on my blog posts. Have a great day. JoReplyDelete
I still stay with the dinosaurs and I'm sorry this chapter is over!ReplyDelete
The damned asteroid collision ... ended the life of my friends! LOL
I think that several quite small races of horse are still in existence. There is the familiar Shetland Pony, of course, but if I am not mistaken there are even smaller breeds too.ReplyDelete
@Linda: and this one is the size of a cat.ReplyDelete
@John: I've seen some miniature around the size of a mid sized terrier.
@Jo: thank you!
@Ella: yes, but if not for that, we probably wouldn't exist.
@David: yes, there are some.
Interesting to see the developments in those panels.ReplyDelete
The evolution of the horse is fascinating.ReplyDelete
I think the small horse is cute.ReplyDelete
...the natural world has always been complex.ReplyDelete
There are still miniature horses around. These are fascinating creatures to me. :-)ReplyDelete
That horse display reminds me of a TV show I saw on PBS about the origins of the horse. Very interesting.ReplyDelete
It is all so intriguing!ReplyDelete
Brilliant! I was just thinking thank goodness 'Night at the Museum' is just a movie 😉ReplyDelete
Fun idea and neat photos ~ReplyDelete
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@Jan: it is.ReplyDelete
@Marie: I agree.
@Tom: it has.
@DJan: this one's smaller though.
@Sharon: I'd enjoy that.
@RedPat: that it is.
@Carol: thank you!
There is a ridge near where I live that is full of dinosaur tracks, especially stegosaurus tracks. This part of Colorado once had a large sea and the tracks were made in the sand of the shore. It's fascinating to think of all these large creatures roaming where we now live!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful museum! I'll bet kids love that place - so fascinating.ReplyDelete
The horse evolution is very interesting.ReplyDelete
The scavenger hunt is a great idea! And that's quite the set of teeth!ReplyDelete
It's very interesting to see the evolution of the animals ! The biggest "Dragon" we have now is a lizzard !ReplyDelete
Reminds me of the documentary I saw recently on PBS about the horse.ReplyDelete
Interesting thought, tiny mammals in dinosaur skulls.ReplyDelete
@Pat: there are a lot of fossils to be found in our Canadian west as well. A legacy of millions of years ago when things were quite different.ReplyDelete
@Susie: there were actually a couple of kids in one of the shots from yesterday with their parents. They were animated but quite well behaved.
@Bill: I think so too.
@Jeanie: it is a good idea.
@Gattina: the biggest lizard I can think of is the komodo, which is one you don't want to mess around with.
@Revrunner: I'll have to look for that documentary.
@Maywyn: well, from their perspective, why not?
Interesting to see the evolution of the horse. Such wonderful creatures.ReplyDelete
Fascinating creatures, aren't we!ReplyDelete
The early horse looks more like an ass.ReplyDelete
I can see that.Delete
My wife would have loved to have a horse that small as a pet ... I don't think the dog would like it, though.ReplyDelete
Well, there are miniature ponies.Delete
I love the feathered dinosaur and the early horses are fascinating:)ReplyDelete
I think so.Delete
The skeletons are impressive.ReplyDelete
Very much so.Delete
Cool exhibits. Yes, they are impressive stuff to dream and muse on, William. Have a sweet day, my friendReplyDelete
some one should have gone to the dentist ...look at those teeth. wow! ( ;ReplyDelete