American Museum of Natural History

Archaeopterix fossil

Archaeopterix fossil

Here is a selection of images of the remains of remarkable animals long extinct, from the American Museum of Natural History.  This is another place that takes more than a day to peruse.

Stependemys geographicus (side necked turtle, 5 million years ago

Stependemys geographicus (side necked turtle), 5 million years ago

Triceratops

Triceratops

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Glyptotherium texanum, 2.5 million years ago, North America, this one probably killed by a large jaguar-sized pussycat, leaving two puncture marks on the top of the skull

Megaloceros giganteus (Irish Elk), 11 thousand years ago, regrew antlers each year.

Megaloceros giganteus (Irish Elk), 11 thousand years ago, regrew antlers each year.

Mammut americanum (mastadon) 11 thousand years ago

Mammut americanum (mastadon) 11 thousand years ago.  This specimen was found intact, standing upright, inside a peat bog

Mammuthus primigenius (wooly mammoth), 21,000 years ago

Mammuthus primigenius (wooly mammoth), 21,000 years ago

Brontosaurussy thing (but not called that anymore)

Brontosaurussy thing (but not called that anymore)

T Rex (without Marc Bolan)

Not a T Rex (without Marc Bolan) but probably an Allosaurus

7 comments on “American Museum of Natural History

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  2. Created ~ Create.it says:

    Thank you for sharing those amazing photos!

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  3. Isaac says:

    That Archaeopteryx fossil is so iconic – reminds me of my childhood obsession with the Mesozoic era.

    I think that last photo might be an Allosaurus instead of a T-rex 🙂

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    • Murray Foote says:

      The archeopteryx fossil is actually a replica, probably for good reasons, but the detail is just extraordinary.

      And you’re right, the forearms are much too large for a Tyrannosaurus Rex; I’ve changed the caption.

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