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Teylers Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands

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Then there's a very nice giant salamander. Originally it was thought it was the fossil of a human that died in the biblical flood. Only later when it was further prepped did they see it was a giant salamander similar to the Japanese giant salamanders we can still see today.

Andrias scheuchzeri

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The English Jurassic collection is also very nice. They have a number of complete Steneosaurs and many Ichthyosaurs. Also a nice Plesiosaur skeleton but I don't have a perticularly good photo of it.

Steneosaurus bollensis

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Eurypterygius communis, Leptopterygius platyodon, Ichthyosaurus quadriscissus and Ichthyosaurus communis

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The Cretaceous Maastricht area collection.

There is a whole range of Mosasaur bits and bobs. From partial spines to flippers to teeth. There are also a few nice jaws and a skull.

Mosasaurus hoffmanni

It's interesting to note that this Mosasaurus skull is actually the first skull ever found(1764), even before the Paris specimen. Although it was identified as a fish at the time.

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From the same location also Allopleuron bits, a large sea turtle and a number of large fish. This material all comes from the Maastricht area, which is where the original first Mosasaur was found (which is now in Paris).

Allopleuron hoffmanni

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And lastly some assorted bits.

Some little bits of dinosaurs including a partial Hadrosaur leg bone from the Maastricht area which is incredibly rare. Only two dinosaurs are known from the Netherlands, a theropod that is possibly related to Megalosaurus and a dubious Hadrosaur called Orthomerus that seems to be very closely related to the Asian Amurosaurus, a Lambeosaurid.

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In the first fossil hall you are greeted by a few Mammoth skulls and a cave bear skeleton.

Mammuthus primigenius and Ursus spelaea

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And lastly two very nice skull models of Durodon and Arsinoitherium.

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ZiggieCie

What a beautiful Museum. It is a treasure in itself. :yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:

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Auspex

Charm is right! Real old-world class, and beautifully kept.

That Giant Salamander's story is one of the great legends of Paleontology.

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jpc

I have to put this on the list just for the architecture. Ok, fossils, too.

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Troodon

Beautiful what else can I say. The fossils are breathtaking.

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Mike Pocock

Wow wow double wow, thanks for the images a fascinating and beautiful museum.

Regards

Mike

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PaleoWilliam

Love the Homocosaurus!

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Ludwigia

Thanks for sharing. This museum is one of the best kept secrets in the world. Pity that more people don't know about it. I had the luck to visit it a few years ago and was astounded to see the best collection of fossils ever from the Oehninger Schichten, an historical site which is just around the corner from me. The site is long gone, but there's a small museum nearby which shows a few of the old finds from there, but it's nothing to compare with the collection at Teyler, which includes the original Andrias scheuchzeri shown above.

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Wrangellian

Fun!

I wonder how cool it would be with something more 3D like an ammonite or one of those spiny Moroccan trilobites...

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LordTrilobite

Oof. It took a whole lot of hours to finish. But I'm quite happy with this scan I made. Yes, it's another flat fossil, but a pretty special one. The holotype for Ostromia crassipes, formerly known as the Haarlem Archaeopteryx specimen.

It's so far the only known Anchiornithid outside of China. And it's probably the most important fossil in the whole museum.

I did my best to use on the highest resolution photos I took so that everyone can see the incredible details preserved on this neat little fossil. Dispite being quite incomplete, the keratin sheaths on many of the claws are preserved and quite visible and there are some nice feather impressions from one of the wings.

 

I highly suggest you view this in full screen to properly see all the detail.

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doushantuo

Moet toch eens een kijkje nemen daar

Nice work,OTM

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FossilDAWG

Those 3D images are amazing!  Excellent work.  I'm impressed that you can do that on museum display specimens behind glass and not get any glare or reflections.

 

Don

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LordTrilobite

Thanks!

 

13 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

Those 3D images are amazing!  Excellent work.  I'm impressed that you can do that on museum display specimens behind glass and not get any glare or reflections.

 

Don

The Steneosaurus wasn't behind glass. Though it was in a dark corner and couldn't get too close. But yes the Andrias scheucheri and Ostromia crassipes were behind glass and were pretty hard to photograph from certain angles. I had to move the camera around to avoid the bright reflections of the windows nearby. Luckily the rest of the reflections were dark enough that they didn't pose much of a problem. But the glass is kinda the reason why some of the edges may look a little rough as I couldn't get to certain angles.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Amazing museum, with some wonderful fossils! Thanks for the tour :)

Also I really like those 3D images you made.

-Christian

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