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Read the inside scoop as our museum scientists and experts blog about the behind-the-scenes stories of the Fossil Hall renovations, the Last American Dinosaurs exhibit, and of their paleobiology research.


Total blogs: 52
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Artistic reconstruction of a pod of Arktocara yakataga, swimming offshore of Alaska during the Oligocene, about 25 million years ago, with early mountains of Southeast Alaska in the background. ( 08-16-2016 )
Arktocara, A Fossil Relative Of Today's South Asian River Dolphin, From Alaska
A partially dismantled Diplodocus longus, showing armature for the limbs and ribcage exposed. ( 03-03-2016 )
The Good, Bad and Ugly: Dismantling Historic Fossil Displays, Part Three
Cover of High Country News featuring ancient ocean creatures ( 01-27-2016 )
Triassic Field Work Featured In High Country News
Map of the armature is superimposed on the mounted skeleton of Paramylodon harlani ( 12-11-2015 )
The Good, Bad and Ugly: Dismantling Historic Fossil Displays, Part One
Lead author Alex Boersma with the type fossil sperm whale Albicetus oxymycterus (USNM 10923). Alex is also holding a tooth from the specimen, which is about 14-16 million years old. ( 12-09-2015 )
Albicetus, A New Name For An Enigmatic Fossil Sperm Whale
An example of the beautiful fossils found at the Colwell Creek Pond site. This is Compsopteris, a pteridosperm, or seed fern, which is an extinct plant type common during the Permian. ( 11-20-2015 )
From the Field: The Early Permian of Texas


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