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Behind the scenes at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science


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Today @PFOOLEY and I went behind the scenes at the NMMNH&S. 

Thanks to Dr. Spencer G. Lucas for letting us in and showing us some amazing specimens. 

 

We started with some heteromorphs...IMG_20211210_094858433.thumb.jpg.feeb2f044e7f8dd83748bbf3aeb40abb.jpg

 

....donated from Utah

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There were other ammonites...

 

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We then ventured into the other room full of goodies...

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...this Parasaurolophus.. See it?

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Some plant fossils...

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I am super thrilled to have had this opportunity to see these amazing specimens up close. 

I wish I could share all of the photos but there are a lot! I hope you enjoy...

 

Dr. Lucas was also kind enough to give me these bulletins...I have a lot of reading to do! 

Salúd! 

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Lots of cool stuff but really love the heteromorphs!  Also, im wondering what the perfect round rock is in the one photo?  Great pics. 

 

RB

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Wowie zowie!! Are all those things from New Mexico?

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9 hours ago, RJB said:

Lots of cool stuff but really love the heteromorphs!  Also, im wondering what the perfect round rock is in the one photo?  Great pics. 

 

RB

I'm scratching my head at that too. 

I ran through some seismosaurus hallorum literature but can't seem to find what it is...

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7 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Wowie zowie!! Are all those things from New Mexico?

The heteromorphs were donated from somebody in Utah. Amazing specimens!

The others are from many different places. 

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Graet tour.

The one label I could read on a Didymoceras says it is from Montana

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3 minutes ago, jpc said:

... says it is from Montana

 

The collection is from a gentleman who lives in Utah...specimens are from many different localities.

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@Opuntia, that was a pretty darn good time...I could have stayed all day looking at stuff. 

 

Glad you enjoyed it and got some good pictures.

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12 minutes ago, jpc said:

Graet tour.

The one label I could read on a Didymoceras says it is from Montana

Whoops, I stand corrected. .

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Great tour, thank you. As someone who visits Arizona often I should make a trip.

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Right on, glad you enjoyed. 

Give a holler if you make it out here 

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