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Infont of the @museumofsurrey a massive Shantungosaurus attracting visitors in. This hadrosaur from China was around 15 meters in length! It's head alone was almost as long as a person! It's hard to imagine a sauropod sized hadrosaur but that's what makes it even more breathtaking when you get to see it up close! I don't exactly know why the people who made this life sized model decided to add a butt hole to the dinosaur, but I guess it adds to the realism of the piece and give an idea of where it would be located! 🤷‍♂️😂 #dinosaur #dinosaurs #paleontology #paleontologist #paleontologia #palaeontology #hadrosaur #shantungosaurus #parasaurolophus #china #chinesedinosaurs #vancouver #surrey #britishcolumbia #surreybc #museum #paleomemes #paleoart #geology #dino
Ghost Ranch with the gang 🦖🦖🦖 #2018svp #snowlophysis #TMex #palaeontology
No one escapes from death 💀
CLICKBAIT, ROUND 3: Time to Rant. Note: I deleted this post last night due to a ridiculous amount of hateful private messages and comments. Here it is again, edited down. The closest modern relatives of theropod dinosaurs (such as the 66 million year old “Tyrannosaurus rex”) are the birds that fly amongst the skies today. Over 165 million years of evolution separates “Tyrannosaurus rex” to a chicken; the earliest birds began diverging in the mid Jurassic. It’s true, from a cladistics point of view, that birds are technically dinosaurs! But a spectacular amount of time separates these two groups; the direct descendant of bats, whales and even humans was around some 66-70 million years ago. This post gives the impression that Tyrannosaurus rex EVOLVED into a chicken. This is COMPLETELY FALSE and not how evolution and natural selection works AT ALL... Like all non-avian dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurs were obliterated 66.03 million years ago when a bright fireball in the sky slammed into earth. All birds (from ducks and geese, to large ratites such as ostriches and moas and even eagles and pigeons) come from one single grouping of birds just before the K-T boundary extinction event. What is most concerning about this post is the absurd coverage. Almost 20,000 likes, along with a quarter of a million people following this page. This is clickbait BS. Imagine what you could say to a quarter of a million people. What would you say? It’s our duty as scientists and science communicators to tell EVERYONE that we are in the midst of the worst extinction event EVER, and yet we are still arguing about the existence of manmade climate change in parliaments worldwide. It’s happening. The lives of animals that have been around for hundreds of millions of years are facing their worst extinction threat yet: politicians unwilling to understand the critical science behind anthropogenic change… Also, CHIKENS. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology
Professor Kathy Campbell smashing it out of the ball park with a fantastic talk about silica preservation in Columbia Hills, of which I am fourth author. Amazing discussion about why Columbia Hills IS a hot spring deposit, what organics we can expect to be preserved there, and other targets of interest . . . . . . . #mars #mars2020 #landingsiteworkshop #columbiahills #thecolumbiahills #astrobiologist #astrobiology #geology #palaeogirl #palaeontology #space #nasa #jpl
Here are some fine study grade devonian trilobites that we have just added to the website. We often buzz round them with air prep tools but these ones are just as they arrive from Morocco #fossils #trilobite #devonian #atlasmountainsmorocco #fossilbeach #scientific #biologystudent #palaeontology #arthropod #fossil #geological #rocked #prepped #horseshoecrab #atlasmountains
And I’m done! Finally finished this skeletal reconstruction (with feather impressions) of a 50 million year old bird called Gallinuloides wyomingensis. This artwork was based off a wonderful fossil specimen (scroll right) found by a friend in the Green River Formation near Kemmerer, Wyoming. Gallinuloides was an extinct species of bird from the Galliformes order which contains modern ground-feeding gamefowl such as turkey, grouse, chicken and pheasant. I suspect therefore this would have been the tastiest thing on the menu during the Eocene!! #artwork #commission #art #artist #paleoart #palaeoart #sketch #drawing #colorpencil #prismacolorpencils #prismacolor #tonedpaper #scientificillustration #illustration #fossilart #bird #eocene #gallinuloides #fossilbird #feathers #fossil #fossils #fossillovers #fossiladdict #fossilsofinstagram #paleontology #palaeontology #inktober #inktober2018 #micronpen
A fossil brittle star preserved in the process of regenerating it's arms! Brittle stars are so named because of the tendency for their arms to break off (as a defence). Their arms can also be lost by predators nipping them off. Fortunately for brittle stars they are able to grow their arms back, though this process is not captured especially often in the fossil record. The new Chalk echinoderm assemblage that we are working on is unusual in this regard as specimens with regenerating arms are common place. The example shown here displays multiple regenerating arms and evidence for multiple 'attacks' in the time prior to its death. Swipe across to see arrows highlighting the regeneration points and a modern example for comparison. Ophiotitanos tenuis, Late Cretaceous Grey Chalk of Southern England, around 96 million years old.
Here’s a mini fossil collection. @lymeregisfossils just posted a video of a friend’s collection and called it a mini collection 🤣. I respectfully disagree... but check out his feed for some fascinating English fossil collecting posts. #fossils #ammonites #internationalfossilday #fossilcollection #miniatures #dollhouseminiatures #miniac #miniaccessories #naturalhistory #paleontology #palaeontology #coprolite #shells #fossilshells #minidecor #jurassic #geology
Here’s one of our Golden Cannon Balls, this one with just the top half polished! 🤯These nodules (rocks) are made from limestone but coated with Iron Pyrite on the outside, aka fools gold 🤩 The ammonite is an Eleganticeras, from Yorkshire! #natural #nature #fossil #fossils #ancient #animals #art #ammonite #ammonites #dinosaur #awesome #minerals #paleontology #sea #news #whitby #earth #geologist #dorset #geology #charmouth #palaeontology #jurassic #yorkshire #coast #instagram #beach #stone #rock
What better a way to settle into my new University accommodation than having my room decorated in fossils like these 😍😍 This is a calcified ammonite from the Lower Lias of Yorkshire, though I have Ichthyosaur bones and teeth here too! I’ll get some pics of them in and around the city, will do as a study break if nothing else 🤣 #natural #nature #fossil #fossils #ancient #animals #art #ammonite #ammonites #dinosaur #awesome #minerals #paleontology #sea #news #whitby #earth #geologist #dorset #geology #charmouth #palaeontology #jurassic #yorkshire #coast #instagram #beach #stone #rock
The white stain-like feature in this grey piece of limestone is part of a 196 million year old squid-like coleoid cephalopod. This is the mantle, the main muscular part of the body that in today's squid is the part commonly eaten. While this animal would have looked just like a modern squid when it was alive, it is actually more closely related to living octopuses. Originally this fossil may have been complete, with the head, tentacles and ink sac. Sadly, by the time I found it on the beach the sea had destroyed all of it except for this piece of the mantle. Countless fossils have been, and are being destroyed through erosion, particularly on the coast. #fossil #fossils #art #geology #palaeontology #paleontology #paleo #curiosity #ancient #history #collect #collection #animal #animals #evolution #science #museum #destroyed #collecting #treasure #ammonite #ammonites #squid #calamari #beach #sand #minerals #crystal #dinosaur #age
Being a bit cheeky and touching the exhibit but I absolutely loved the dinosaurs in the Kirstenbosch national botanical gardens in Capetown. Dinosaurs were what first drew me to geology and even though I'm now down rather a different branch of geoscience they're still very special to me. Don't let anyone tell you dinosaurs are just for 12 year olds, there's nothing wrong with being excited by a group of animals that dominated the earth for much longer than we have or likely ever will 🦖🦖🦖 #geologistsofinstagram #geology #geoscience #geologist #dinosaur #southafrica #capetown #palaeontology #mininggeology
Apparently it's #InternationalFossilDay , so I'm celebrating the occasion with an entirely random compendium of past #fossil posts featuring the superb non-vertebrate #palaeontology collections @ROMtoronto !! #fossils #royalontariomuseum #celebrate #pastlife
I have an intense need for this. 😍😍
Sometimes just getting "a-head" is all you can hope for! This is an isolated #cephalon (head shield) of Esmeraldina rowei, a holmiid #trilobite from the Lower #Cambrian (~515 million yrs) of Esmeralda Co., NV, USA @ROMtoronto IP54492 #TrilobiteTuesday #palaeontology #paleozoic #royalontariomuseum #nationalfossilday
A lot of the medium sized fossils I find ,a friend of mine has made a small collection with . He looks after them with affection 🤗🌀as he too saves fossils from the destruction of the sea 🌊 in the ❄️ winter months!see us @brandonfossils #fossil #collections #minerals #treasures #fossils #prehistoric #jurassic #lymeregis #beachfinds #naturalwonders #naturesart #geologyrocks #palaeontology #ammonites #fossilcollection #fossiloftheday
Repost from @lapworthmuseum ! . . Its #TectonicTuesday ! If youre in #Birmingham why not pop into our @lapworthmuseum and explorr our Active Earth Gallery, open every day!
A super quality Megalodon Shark tooth. Cleaned and buffed ready to go. Not worked out the price yet. But will upload to the website soon! www.fossilsforsale.co.uk #fossil #minerals #prehistoric #fossils #geologyrocks #megalodon #sharktooth #fossilbeach #fossiloftheday #palaeontology #shark #science #jurassicworld #dentist #predator #serrated
Maiacetus Inuus ("mother whale") is a genus of early middle Eocene (ca. 47.5 mya) cetacean from Pakistan. Maiacetus had four legs modified for foot-powered swimming, but although these whales could support their weight on flipper-like limbs, they probably couldn't travel far on land. (James Gurney). #evolutionsoup #evolution #whales #palaeontology #animals #nature #ocean #sea #darwin #science #paleo #paleoart #art #artscience #naturalselection #pakistan #cetacean #eocene
Thought I’d say hi to #GorgeousGeorgie the Gorgosaurus on my way to a meeting #palaeontology #phdlife
CLICKBAIT ROUND 2... Whats wrong with this picture/caption you might ask? The answer is every-fucking-thing. There is no marine biologist worth their salt that would ever suggest this. It’s entirely possible that Blue whales (the largest animals that have EVER existed) have reached a theoretical limit on size (~30 metres, ~200 metric tonnes); to suggest that there is something bigger than the Empire State Building hiding in the ocean, is just wrong. These posts reach huge audiences, and it terrifies me as both a scientist and science communicator that people take this as truth. We are living in a world that doesn’t care about the opinions of scientists... Just wait for the next image I’ll post later tonite. @theknowledgepost great job at fucking up! #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #fakenews #clickbait
Look 👀 what the storm ☔️ unearthed! Fossil ammonite specimens from the Jurassic 🌀Age -I found ! saved from the destruction of the sea 🌊 see us @brandonfossils #fossil #minerals #prehistoric #fossils #ammonite #jurassic #lymeregis #beachfind #geologyrocks #beachcombingfind #naturalwonder #naturesart #palaeontology #ammonites #20kfollowers #fossiloftheday
@yorkshire.fossils : "Tap, tap, tap ... crack! ⛏⛏Revealing a 185 Million Year Old ammonite is always satisfying, but when they break open like this it adds to the experience! We’re so lucky to be able to do this on a regular basis 😎😆 This was filmed at Runswick Bay UK" 🇬🇧 #tap #crack #fossil #fossils #ancient #animals #film #ammonite #ammonites #dinosaur #awesome #filming #paleontology #sea #news #whitby #earth #geologist #dorset #geology #charmouth #palaeontology #jurassic #yorkshire #coast #instagram #beach #stone #rock
Day 14, Olorotitan! Yes, I know, two hadrosaurs in a row. Not my fault, I used a random number generator to pick my art for each day 😛 Enjoy! #inktober #prehistorinktober #prehistoric #dinosauria #dinosaurs #dinosaur #olorotitan #extinctanimals #extinct #animalart #animalartist #animal #animals #palaeontology #paleontology #palaeoart #paleoart
This is a wonderful vintage scientific illustration in Prof Richard Owen’s ‘Monograph of the fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck formations’ from 1878. This plate illustrates the first fossil discovery of Goniopholis simus - an extinct crocodyliform reptile from the Late Jurassic. This upper skull only was found embedded in the Limestone of the Purbeck formation exposed in a Swanage quarry in the UK. These historic illustrations are incredibly detailed capturing all of the imperfections of the fossil. They are photographic quality. Incredible. #paleoart #palaeoart #scientificillustration #illustration #bookplate #scientific #photoquality #richardowen #naturalhistory #antiquebook #oldbooks #palaeontology #paleontology #fossilart #fossil #fossils #fossiladdict #fossilsofinstagram #fossillovers #jurassic #croc #crocodile #crocodyliform #art #artistic #artwork #history #historyofpalaeontology
Was watching autumn watch with my family and noticed a rock in the background that made me think of a Glyptodon so I decided to draw one of these thicc round bois. #autumnwatch2018 #autumnwatch #glyptodon #glyptodont #draw #drawing #inktober #allthehashtags #palaeoart #palaeontology #armadillo #hashtag #hashtaghashtag #art #prehistory
Some dinosaur footprints and lovely ripples to finish off the fantastic Aliaga trip. 🦕 #dinosaur #geology #fieldwork #dino #spain #aragon #palaeontology @gusolidearth @aowen0917 @johnmacdonald181
Different type of doodling this week. Preliminary sketches, and the start of a carved rubber wood body, for an Archaeopteryx life reconstruction. #archaeopteryx #urvogel #feathereddinosaur #dinoart #palaeontology #dublinmuseum
Just a quick test of the new dust extractor with air abrasive and this sticky Promicroceras sp. ammonite in a small scrap of limestone. Figured I'd also see if I could get some time-lapse footage as well. Didn't take long at all to clean this ammonite, in fact it took longer to create the 'bowl' around the outside edge! Air abrasive isn't the 'be all and end all' of fossil preparation but it does have its place. It can often help with ammonite preparation when the shell doesn't want to come away from the calcite mould underneath, and at times when the surrounding rock doesn't want to come away from the shell. Its main use is for applying finishing touches or careful removal of material too small to remove with air chisels. There wasn't a great deal of covering material on this ammonite, which made it very quick to prepare but the majority of fossils take much, much longer on average. Approximately 195 million years old and found at Charmouth, Dorset. #lymeregis #charmouth #charmouthheritagecentre #dorset #devon #fossilcollector #fossilhunter #fossilpreparation #paleontology #palaeontology #cephalopod #ammonite #promicroceras #beachfinds
Prehistoric predators= bad. Childhood opinions on palaeontology. Morality of dinosaurs. #dinosaurs #bad #palaeontology #ontology
Here’s an Ichthyosaur jaw, from a cliff fall at Saltwick Bay last year ⛏🐳 The preservation is superb! (Exposed by my dad’s excellent preparation skills) 🔬 You can see the groove where the teeth would have sat, since Ichthyosaurs had grooves not teeth, not sockets. Muscle attachment holes for the powerful beast’s jaws can also be seen 💪🏻💪🏻 #Ichthyosaur #jaw #fossil #fossils #jaws #animals #art #ammonite #ammonites #dinosaur #awesome #minerals #paleontology #sea #news #whitby #earth #geologist #dorset #geology #charmouth #palaeontology #jurassic #yorkshire #coast #instagram #beach #stone #rock
Ancient eyes everywhere: Chotecops hoseri (Hawle & Corda, 1847) Acanthopyge limestone, Choteč fm., Eifelian, Middle Devonian Kobyla quarry near Koněprusy, Czech Republic | Happy #trilobitetuesday ! | #trilobite #trilobita #trilobites #trilobiten #czechrepublic #devonian #koneprusy #fossils #paleontology #palaeontology #geology #fossil #cephalon #eyes
Using two hammers to 'pop' an asti can be the best way to do this sometimes, it gives you perfect control and rules out a bad split by an inaccurate hammer blow. This asteroceras sp. ammonite is from a very rare horizon where the preservation is more often than not very poor, hence the body chamber splitting through the middle. That said, this is a great example from this horizon. . . #fossil #ammonite #beauty #jurassic #jurassiccoast #animals #lymeregis #dorset #geology #palaeontology #minerals #shells #stones #charmouth #beachcombing #outdoors fossils #asteroceras #shells #stones #dinosaurs #rock #heritage #collection #hunting #rare #unique
Here's another short video of the decent sized Asteroceras obtusum ammonite I found the other day at Charmouth. This one split easily from the surrounding rock so shouldn't take too long to prep properly. After the lashing of Storm Callum, I'm now having a couple of days off in Montenegro getting the last of the late summer sun before heading back to the office. #fossil #fossils #art #geology #palaeontology #paleontology #paleo #curiosity #ancient #history #collect #collection #animal #animals #evolution #science #museum #jewel #collecting #treasure #ammonite #ammonites #storm #split #stormy #beautiful #minerals #crystal #dinosaur #age
Revealing the rich geological story that lies beneath the Jurassic Coast! The present day landscape reflects the varied rock types which underlie it and a deep-rooted structural framework of faults and folds. The faults provide zones of weakness where river valleys can form, whilst hilly areas occur where the more resistant rock formations outcrop at the surface. I'll aim to present more on how this fascinating region was formed and the wider Earth-story context in subsequent posts…
3 years in a row, Fungisaurs will be exhibiting at @DesignerCon on November 16-18 in Anaheim, California! This year, we are FINALLY launching the series one Fungisaurs mystery box toys for sale🙌 We've come a long way, fam.... Check back for more details! . . . . . . . #fungisaurs #toyshop #collectibles #designertoys #dinosaurs #dinosaur #toys #toy #tech #AR #augmentedreality #unity #madewithunity #unity3d #indiegame #palaeontology #design #jurassicworld #jurassicpark #dcon #designercon #dcon2018 #designercon2018 #countdown #california #anaheim #expo #convention #blindbox #mysterybox
Daily fossil- Unnamed Pterosaur at Shanghai #fossil #palaeontology #paleotology #pterosaur #dailyfossil
Thumbs up!! 👍 Bagged a good asti thanks 🙏 to Storm ⛈ Callum and the big waves 🌊it threw up, rare colours too! The sea churned the beach up good and proper and left this one conveniently in my path where it was easy to see 👀 . . #fossil #ammonite #beauty #lymeregis #charmouth #jurassic #jurassiccoast #outdoors #dorset #shells #stones #beauty #geology #fossils #animals #palaeontology #minerals #stones #asteroceras #dinosaurs #beachcombing #nature #natural #rocks #thumbsup
Our favorite placodont (not turtle!) Henodus is here to remind you that we have a Discord! Because Instagram doesn’t handle links properly, DM us if you would like the link. #fossils #archeology #discord #paleontology #palaeontology #placodont #henodus #turtle #notaturtle #dino #dinosaur #mcig #mcigisbeautiful #minecraft #minecraftpc #minecraftmobs #minecraftmods #fossilsandarcheology #fossilsandarchaeologymod
Check out the exquisite #shell 'ornamentation' on this ceratitid #ammonoid ! Sagenites (Trachysagenites) shastensis - Upper #Triassic (~235 million yrs), Brock Mtn, Shasta Co., CA, USA @ROM IP24677 #MolluscMonday #fossils #Cephalopoda #ammonoidea #ceratitida #palaeontology #mesozoic
Our Palaeontology facilities are full of stunning fossils, from plants to dinosaurs!⠀ ⠀ #UoPGlobal #UniversityofPortsmouth #studyUK #fossils #dinosaurs #England #Internationalstudents #palaeontology
Here’s another Asteroceras ammonite found at Lyme Regis to compare the truly incredible range of colours preserved in these fossils. Compared to the reds and browns of my last post, this ammonite is preserved in a beautiful honey brown. Please follow my page for more pictures and posts about my finds on the Jurassic Coast. #fossil #fossils #ammonite #dinosaur #animal #nature #natural #museum #shell #dorset #jurassic #jurassiccoast #geology #palaeontology #paleontology #sea #cliff #rock #stone #mineral #crystal #insta #instacool #igdaily
I’m getting tagged in too much shit like this. If you want the best preserved sample of a DINOSAUR... EVER, go outside and catch a bird. “Megalapteryx” was a variety of Upland Moa that went extinct in New Zealand in around 1500. It was relatively small by Moa standards, roughly the same weight as a modern sheep. It was a flightless species of ratite that was hunted into oblivion by humans. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #fakenews
Let the light shine on this “old fossil.”I just unearthed this 190 million year old ammonite in quite the same manor as Mary Anning did . Just think 🤔 of the countless fossils Mary Anning saved from the sea’s 🌊destruction. Consider all the prehistoric marvels🌀 Mary Anning brought into the light ☀️! See us @brandonfossils #fossils #minerals #suprise #prehistoric #fossil #jurassiccoast #lymeregis #naturalwonder #calcite #beachfinds #fossilhunter #palaeontology #ammonites #shinethelight #20kfollowers #maryanningmonday
The wonderful stegosaurus at the Natural History Museum 🦕🌋 #dinosaur #stegosaurus #fossils #bones #skeleton #naturalhistorymuseum #museum #london #palaeontology #wonderful
Here’s a gorgeous patch of preserved Crinoidea from the Upper Lias, Lower Jurassic of Yorkshire. 🤗 The classic ‘starfish’ appearance is fully on show, it is the cross-section of the arms of this animal. This was at Sandsend, spotted whilst walking away from the beach with some Plesiosaur bones in our backpacks! 🎒 I couldn’t help but stop to admire this fossil 😍 We left it in-situ for some other fossil hunters to check out! #crinoid #crinoidea #fossil #fossils #ancient #animals #art #ammonite #ammonites #dinosaur #awesome #minerals #paleontology #sea #news #whitby #earth #geologist #dorset #geology #charmouth #palaeontology #jurassic #yorkshire #coast #instagram #beach #stone #rock
Thank you 😊 that’s lovely I have so many followers, for these beautiful fossils of the Jurassic Coast . Mary Anning Monday post coming up soon for someone I admire and respect ✊🌀🌊! See me @brandonfossils #fossil #minerals #fossils #jurassiccoast #prehistoric #nautilus #20k #jurassic #lymeregis #naturalwonder #geologyrocks #palaeontology #ammonites #20kfollowers #livingfossil #fossiloftheday
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