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Pristine mammoth tusk, SIberia, Russia

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That's one big tusk! After being frozen for thousands of years in a Siberian riverbed, this pristine mammoth tusk is a financial boon to the hunter who found it.


To-scale model of the largest diplopod (millipede-esque creatures, although scientists can't verify if this was a millipede) known to man, which lived on Earth about 430 million years ago and is the oldest land animal discovered to date.

These 230-million-year-old bugs preserved in amber are the oldest yet

These 230-million-year-old bugs preserved in amber are the oldest yet

Photomicrographs of two new species of ancient gall mites trapped in amber droplets from northeastern Italy. The gall mites were named Triasacarus fedelei, left, and Ampezzoa triassica.

Sinosauropteryx The first genus of dinosaur outside of Avialae

The living Earth (except a few times when I pin dead stuff) --- Sinosauropteryx: The first genus of dinosaur outside of Avialae (birds and their immediate relatives) to be found with evidence of feathers. Which can be seen clearly in this gorgeous fossil.

The lessons from Snowmastodon - An amazing discovery occurred in 2010 about a quarter-mile from the ski lifts of Snowmass.

Best: The lessons from Snowmastodon

Steve Holen, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stands behind a giant Ice Age bison skull unearthed at the Museum's fossil dig at Ziegler Reservoir.

Three-dimensional reconstruction of Ichthyostega from [mgr]CT scan data.

Three-dimensional limb joint mobility in the early tetrapod Ichthyostega . Nature, published online May, Abstr.

Texas family to part ways with skeleton of mammoth found on its farm - Yahoo News

Texas family to part ways with skeleton of mammoth found on its farm

An internal fossil cast of the trilobite, Anebolithus simplicior (Whittard), from the Ordovician period (500 to 435 million years ago), found in the Lower Llanvirn sediments, Builth Wells inlier, Powys, Wales. The trilobites are an extinct group of marine arthropods, which were distributed throughout the prehistoric oceans.

An internal fossil cast of the trilobite, Anebolithus simplicior (Whittard)…

The skull of this mosasaur is almost 6 feet long. You can also see the lower side of a typical "Tylosaur" snout, where the premaxillary that extends significantly beyond the first tooth row. It has been suggested that Tylosaurs may have used this bony snout as a ram. Displayed right inside of the door of the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence. The jaws are filled with large (3-4 inch) conical teeth.

The two rows of pterygoid teeth on the hard palate are visible at the back of the mosasaur's mouth. These were another adaptation that allowed the mosasaur to catch and swallow struggling, slippery prey in the middle of the ocean. not an easy feat

An ant inside Baltic amber

Because it originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material as inclusions The picture shows an ant inside Baltic Amber.


Velociraptor gets all the press, but it was Deinonychus that really stole the show in Jurassic World. Here are 10 fascinating Deinonychus facts.

Anomalocaridids (model pictured) grew a third longer and survived 30 million years longer than thought.  Christine Dell'Amore    National Geographic News    Published May 27, 2011    Fossils of a meter-long (3.3-foot) prehistoric ocean predator have been found in southeastern Morocco.       The specimens include the largest yet of its kind and suggests the spiny, somewhat shrimplike beasts dominated pre-dinosaur seas for millions of years longer than thought.

Cambrian Creatures Gallery: Photos of Primitive Sea Life The Cambrian also saw the rise of larger creatures, such as this ancient shrimplike creatures called anomalocaridids had long, which had spiny head limbs for catching prey

The 11th Archaeopteryx, the "Thermopiles specimen" exhibiting incredible detail of the feather. Archaeopteryx is a dinosaur demonstrating the evolution that was occurring towards the birds we know today.  photo by Helmut Tischlinger.

Holographic technology allows museum goers to view extinct dinosaur in its natural form, however it is not interactable.