Friday, February 19, 2021

Horned

 A panel explains one of the more unusual dinosaurs of the era: panoplosaurus.


A fossilized skull of this dinosaur is seen here.


The collection starts to move towards the various horned dinosaurs. Note what's on the wall at left.


These are the fossils of a throwback dinosaur called leptoceratops, an early member of the horned dinosaurs that lived at the same time as some of its more known cousins.


Fossils can include skin impressions.


Panels begin to look more at the horned dinosaurs.


And of course specimens.


We'll leave off here for today.

28 comments:

  1. Scary giant creatures. The ground must have shook when they walk on it.

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  2. All those spikes make it a formidable attacker!

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  3. Life was so different then. And then the meteor came.

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  4. I just imagine to see such a monster here in the city center ! I think I would probably run away !!

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  5. Imagining taking a trip back through time in a time machine and taking a walk (invisibly) along all these creatures!

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  6. @Nancy: it must have been something to see them.

    @Iris: those horns would be lethal.

    @Italiafinlandia: in a way.

    @Grace: definitely.

    @Anvilcloud: indeed.

    @Gattina: it would be chaotic.

    @Tom: they do indeed.

    @Magiceye: that would be amazing.

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  7. That one looks like a unicorn dinosaur! ;-)

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  8. One wonders if the horns were for protection or capturing prey.

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  9. Great info and photos ~ haven't heard of this dinosaur ~

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    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Aren't you kind of glad they don't roam the earth today?

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  11. I wouldn't like to meet that hunk of bones on a dark alley at night!

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  12. @RedPat: they do.

    @Red: protection. Horned dinosaurs were herbivores.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Sharon: we're lucky.

    @Jeanie: definitely not.

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  13. It is amazing that such animals existed. We often forget that until we go to a museum. Thank you for sharing and I just wanted to say, THANK YOU! For always leaving a comment on my blog!

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  14. Scary looking creatures. We wouldn't last long around those animals, they would just eat us like a snack. :)

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  15. Those large creatures are scary looking.

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  16. Wonder if dinosaurs would have survived had they been pretty? 🤣

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  17. @Elizabeth: thank you.

    @Cloudia: dragons is fitting.

    @Bill: or stomp us into paste.

    @Marie: they can be.

    @Eve: that wouldn't have held up to an asteroid. :)

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  18. Kudos to the paleontologist who can distinguish between a plain ol' rock and a skin impression.

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  19. All my grandchildren were enamored of dinosaurs. Wonder if they still are.

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  20. Don't you sort of wish you could actually see one of those? From a safe distance, mind you.

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  21. a great way to protect oneself, very cool!! ( :

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