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Allosaurus Roar’s Top Dozen Pteranodon Displays

Pterosaurs are some of the most fascinating ancient reptiles.  They were not dinosaurs, but they were also not birds.  In fact, they evolved flight entirely separately from birds, but like birds came in many shapes and sizes.  Pteranodon is the best … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top Dozen Xiphactinus Displays

One of the more common displays in prehistoric exhibits is the Xiphactinus, the largest bony fish of the Late Cretaceous period.   Among the reasons that it is a popular display in natural history museums: it is quite large (adults can reach … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, KS

During the Cretaceous period, the area that is now Kansas was mostly underwater, part of the Western Interior Seaway that split North America.  As such, the majority of fossils found in the state come from the Niobrara Formation (also called … Continue reading

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