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The scientific tourist #285 — guard dog

Seen at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, likely one of the most famous figures recovered from the ruins of Pompeii… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #283 — Cretaceous Sea Turtle

Recovered from the Niobrara Chalk formation (Logan County, Kansas), but on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science — it’s a Sea Turtle (Protostega gigas) from the Late Cretaceous, some 85 MYA… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #279 — making tracks in southern New Mexico

280 million years ago (long before the dinosaurs), southern New Mexico was part of an ancient seaway… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #275 — Pietro, the Archidiskodon

This week’s image comes to you from the Paleontology section of Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum) in Florence, Italy… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #271 — Gargoyleosaurus

Coming to you from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s Gargoyleosaurus… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #265 — Saber-toothed cat

On display at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas — it’s a saber-toothed cat… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #262 — Diplocaulus

Another excellent fossil at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science — it’s Diplocaulus… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #261 — Carcharodontosaurus (with and without skin)

This week, you get two images of one subject on traveling display at the Sternberg Museum in Hays, Kansas — the skull of a Carcharodontosaurus… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #260 — Gomphotherium phippsi

Brought to you from 13 million years back, courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s Gomphotherium phippsi… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #246 — Mosasaur

Another excellent fossil, brought to you from the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas… Continue reading

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