Saturday, February 20, 2021

Horns

Displayed near this panel is a set of fossils that first identified a new species, chasmosaurus irvinensis, named after the nearby Canadian town where the fossils were found.


Across from it is the type of horned dinosaur that first comes to mind for most of us: triceratops.

25 comments:

  1. I think we would look like tiny ants to these dangerous creatures.

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  2. Hello,
    Awesome exhibit, it is amazing to think of these critters roaming the earth. Happy weekend!

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  3. The horns are very dangerous!
    They are the animals' deadly weapon!

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  4. If I had horns, I can think of a few slimy politicians who might get impaled right away!

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  5. Wonder if they can return to haunt the world!

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  6. @Nancy: or mice.

    @Eileen: they were astounding.

    @Ella: that they were.

    @David: me too

    @Magiceye: only in science fiction.

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  7. Those must have been fearsome looking creatures.

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  8. ...horn have long been a means of defence.

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  9. The dinosaurs have such interesting names, and somehow little children love learning to say them.

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  10. They had enormous skulls and some had a huge shield over the forehead.

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  11. Those bones actually terrify me!

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  12. Scary looking creatures especially with the horns.

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  13. Nah! Tyrannosaurus rex still rules!

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  14. @Sharon: there were a great many.

    @Marie: in their way, yes.

    @Tom: they certainly have.

    @Barbara: that is true.

    @Red: that they did.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Jeanie: they fascinate me.

    @Bill: those could be lethal.

    @Cloudia: definitely.

    @Revrunner: t-rex is awesome.

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  15. Oh my gracious! My grandsons would be crazy happy to go to this museum. One grandson is only 5 and he can pronounce all the long dinosaur names.

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  16. Magnificent animals, luckily they lived a long time ago ...

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  17. I love dinosaurs....almost just as much as when I was a kit and my great-aunt brought me a selection of large polystyrene dinosaurs from the NY Museum of Natural History. Visited there with my grandfather, and was in awe of the brontosaurus skeleton. ---and I love your banner photo.

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  18. Great photos of the horn displays ~ Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Scary looking creatures they were William!

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  20. what fun. such a fan of these critters. what is a critter ... i think these can be included, right??! lol. ( ;

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