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Melbourne Museum Dinosaur Walk

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DanKurek

G'day everyone!

 

This weekend I was able to go down to Melbourne Museum with my family to check out the new Mesozoic marine reptile fossils. There we checked out the paleontology exhibits (The Dinosaur Walk and 600 Million years of Victoria) The Dinosaur Walk displayed many dinosaur skeletons from around the world as well as Australian Mega-fauna. The 600 Million years of Victoria was about the evolution of life in Victoria with fossils from the Cambrian all the way to the Pleistocene displayed. This was my favorite exhibit because of its large collection of Victorian polar dinosaur fossils.

Here are some photos of the trip:

 

Thanks,

Daniel 

 

Gallimimus - Mongolia

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Mamenchisaurus- China

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Deinonychus - USA

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Protoceratops - Mongolia

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Tarbosaurus - Mongolia

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Megalania - Lake Callabonna, South Australia

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Inostrancevia alexandri - Russia

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600 Million Years of Victoria

 

 

 

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Whale skull (Janjucetus hunderi) Ogliocene, Jan Juc, Victoria

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Shark teeth from all over Victoria (Aged Oligocene to Miocene) 

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Echinoderm and coral fossils from across Australia

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Seed pod fossils from Victoria

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Fossil fish from Koonwarra, Victoria

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Ammonite fossils from Australia & overseas

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Bobby Rico

Thank you for this great report and nice photos. Looks like a fantastic museum. This topic A trip to the museum is one of my favourites to read.  Cheers Bobby 

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Foozil

Wow, some incredible stuff there! :drool: 

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TyBoy

Very cool especially that Dino material from Australia.  Thanks for sharing.

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Fruitbat

A VERY impressive display of fossils!  I like it when a museum pays special attention to 'local' history/pre-history.

 

-Joe

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Troodon

Love that material from Australia, thanks for the tour.

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WhodamanHD

Nice museum, thanks for sharing it with us! 

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LordTrilobite

Very nice tour and photos!

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Fossildude19

Dan,

 

Thanks for the virtual field trip!

I appreciate being able to see things here that I may never get to see in person.  :)

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fossilized6s

Thanks for sharing. I love seeing Australia's prehistoric past, it's just so different. I am especially fond of the giant amphibian mandible. 

 

Giant amphibian (Koolasuchus cleelandi) Cretaceous, Kilcunda, Victoria

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Bone guy

Wow I'm amazed at the variety of fossils that can be found in Australia. That whale skull is very interesting. The shape reminds me of a seal skull. 

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ynot

Wonderful tour!

Thanks for sharing.

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UtahFossilHunter

I love seeing Australian fossils on here as I don’t get to see them all that often in person. Thanks for the trip!

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