Sunday, February 14, 2021

Ancient Beasts

Today we pick up where we left off with more panels and fossils of duck billed dinosaurs. 

As mentioned before, it wasn't just bones that underwent a process of fossilization. Panels and fossil samples show flowers and plants that echo down through millions of years.

Above is a fossil specimen of the largest species of turtle to have ever lived, archelon.

Below it are partial fossils of a crocodilian, the terminonaris robusta

And for today we'll leave off with this panel on marine dinosaur life. Coming back this way in a few posts we'll stop by and look at some more here.


  1. It must be a very special experience to come face to face with the "terminonaris robusta".
    Brrr ... I get the shivers ...

  2. Imagine coming face to face with one of them on your morning walk!

  3. Hello,
    They are scary critters, I am glad they are not around now. The flowers are pretty.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

  4. Strange that dinosaurs had bills!

  5. Imagine the challenge and fun of putting a dinosaur skeleton together!

  6. @Ella: it would be a bad way to die.

    @David: it would be game over.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Magiceye: definitely

    @Marie: it would take years.

  7. ...something that fascinates kids of all ages.

  8. I think I would have liked to do archeology!

  9. Interesting panels again. The fossil of that crocodilian is fantastic.

  10. They have some great specimens!

  11. Many large beasts have been found and one wonders how much microscopic life there was.

  12. There are some amazing creatures featured here.

  13. Some great and amazing creature to read about. Wonderful displays!

  14. Makes you want to maybe look twice at the things you dig up.

  15. @Tom: it does.

    @Jennifer: this fascinates me.

    @Jan: I think so too.

    @RedPat: they do indeed.

    @Red: there would have been a lot.

    @Grace: that it is.

    @Sharon: I think so.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Revrunner: it does.

  16. i recall they did chat often in trips to museums as a kid that their tails were extremely strong. can not imagine seeing one in real life. wow. ( ;

  17. Hi William, our human skeletons really pale by comparison, don't they? :)

  18. I loved dinosaurs as a kid. I read Roy Chapman Andrew's books on discovering dinosaur bones. It sounded like fun.

  19. @Beth: they were amazing animals.

    @Joanne: I think so.

    @Cloudia: definitely.

    @Eden: they do, yes.

    @Linda: it's a fascinating profession.