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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Brachiosaurus

When the characters in Jurassic Park first see a living dinosaur, they stand breathless watching a giant Brachiosaurus munching on leaves at the very top of a tall tree.  While that dramatic scene may have been the signature “moment” for … Continue reading

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Coming Soon on Allosaurus Roar!

After a little family vacation to Kansas and Colorado, I am getting ready to write some more museum reviews, etc.  Here is the Allosaurus Roar publishing schedule for the next couple months:

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Coming Soon on Allosaurus Roar!

Hello my dear Allosaurus Roar readers! Now that the holidays are behind us, I am getting ready for another year of publishing blogs about dinosaur museums, tracksites and fossils across North America.  Thanks so much to all my visitors, I … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT

It is fair to wonder what the interest in dinosaurs in North America would be without the contributions of Yale University and the Yale Peabody Museum.   At the center of the golden age of dinosaur collecting during the “Bone Wars” … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, UT

In 1909 Earl Douglass, a paleontologist working for the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, was searching for dinosaur bones in the rugged sandstone hills about ten miles east of Vernal, Utah. Having heard that fossils could be found nearby, Douglass spent a … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor, MI

Located in the heart of campus in one of America’s great college towns, the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History features an amazing collection of fossils that span the entire history of life on planet earth.  Featuring the state’s largest … Continue reading

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Coming Soon!

Here is the Allosaurus Roar publishing schedule for the next couple of months.  I will update the schedule again when the current one is near completion. Upcoming: July 5, 2016: review, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, Los Angeles, CA July … Continue reading

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Upcoming Reviews & Rankings! April 29, 2016 update

Here is the AR publishing schedule for the next couple of months–I have changed the publish date to Tuesday of each week.  I will update the publishing schedule again when the current schedule is near completion. Upcoming: May 3, 2016: … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top Dozen Tyrannosaurus rex Displays

The mighty Tyrannosaurus rex…the “tyrant lizard king,” was certainly one of the largest and deadliest carnivores from the entire dinosaur era.  T. rex has it all: the devastating combination of overwhelming size, frightening weaponry and a vivid, evocative name.  It is no wonder Tyrannosaurus … Continue reading

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Off to the Fryxell Geology Museum!

The boys and I are making a quick stop in Rock Island, Illinois today to visit Augustana College’s Fryxell Geology Museum, home to the Cryolophosaurus.  Cryolophosaurus is one of the more unusual dinosaurs in that he (1) has a crazy … Continue reading

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