Sunday, February 21, 2021


Coming back to where we started, here we have another view of daspletosaurus, a predecessor to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Across from it is a reconstruction of the skull of a newly discovered species, spiclypeus shipporum.

This one bears the nickname Judith, for where it was found, near the Judith River in Montana. The artist's rendition does make for a photogenic dinosaur.

One last look at the daspletosaurus. My, what big teeth you have.

Out in the Queens Lantern, I took more shots of the Moon.


  1. Judith was here ... and how big she was!
    I keep wondering ... why the moon has so many craters?

  2. Still at Brian May´s 3-D-book on the moon :-)

  3. You are going to become an expert on dinosaurs, William.

  4. @Cloudia: it is quite a sight

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Ella: lots of asteroid collisions and no atmosphere to soften them.

    @Iris: one often forgets he's a scientist as well as a rocker.

    @David: possibly.

  5. The craters on the moon are well displayed.

  6. Tyrannosaurus Rex is my grandson's favourite dinosaur!

  7. I have noticed that the surface of Mars looks similar to the moon but with a pinkish cast.

  8. ...I assume that they weren't vegetarians.

  9. From horns to teeth ~ unique displays ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Very cool! I presume you saw the photos and video from Mars! Very interesting.
    Do you remember all you've learned about the dinosaurs? Our kids, then grandies, went through that phase. I've forgotten them, though, for the most part.

  11. Big scary monsters all, and it's amazing that little kids like them so much. I guess they figure, being a bit scared of the whole big world, that if these monsters get into museums, they must be manageable somehow!

  12. The artist's impression of Judith is quite extraordinair William. So much easier to take pics of the moon at close range 😉

  13. T Rex....the world's most famous dinosaur.

  14. I've enjoyed this tour, William!

  15. Impressive and scary dinosaurs.

  16. Reminds me of something Frederick Lawrence Knowles once wrote: "The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand."

  17. Dinosaurs were such scary creatures.

  18. @Marie: they are.

    @Magiceye: t-rex fascinates.

    @Janey: that is true.

    @Tom: not ones like dasplestosaurus.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Jennifer: yes, I've seen the Mars shots. And I remember a lot about dinosaurs. Never really outgrew that phase.

    @Barbara: that could well be the case.

    @Grace: that it is.

    @Sharon: definitely.

    @RedPat: I've enjoyed showing it.

    @Bill: that they were.

    @Revrunner: quite fitting.

    @Marleen: and fascinating.

  19. I would hate to encounter the t-rex cousin, major scary that one.

  20. i love the planets .. i wanna go to PLUTO ... i still say it is a planet always and forever. lol!! ( ;

  21. I like the artists version of Judith. She looks rather jaunty!