April 9, 2021


Here is the right maxilla or upper jaw bone of β€œJane” (BMRP 2002.4.1), a ~13-year-old π‘‡π‘¦π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘›π‘›π‘œπ‘ π‘Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ . Jane was found in the Hell Creek Formation of southern Montana back in 2001 …

April 2, 2021


In celebration of Easter, today’s #FossilFriday is not just an Easter egg, but a dinosaur egg! From the museum’s education department comes a replica egg from a Late Cretaceous Asian dinosaur Β …

March 26, 2021


#FossilFriday inspired by tomorrow’s Virtual Speaker Series guest Dr. Greg Funston, here is a beautiful virtual model of a jawbone from a tyrannosaur embryo. Remarkably, this jaw belonged to a tyrannosaur just over halfway through its development in the egg and it along with a claw …

March 19, 2021


As we are in the thick of March Mammal Madness, we thought it fitting to feature this cynodont skeleton for our #FossilFriday this week. This cynodont skeleton shows how small some of these mammalian-like animals could be …Β 

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