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Birthday visit to the Natural History Museum of Maastricht

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A replica of the holotype specimen of Mosasaurus hoffmannii, which was found in the Sint-Pietersberg in Maastricht
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Devonian fossils from Eifel (Germany), Ardennen (Belgium) & Zuid-Limburg (The Netherlands)

Crinoids, Trilobites & Brachiopods
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Trilobite cruziana
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Corals, Sponges & Crinoids 
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Carboniferous fossils from Zuid Limburg (The Netherlands)


Lepidodendron & Sigillaria
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Calamites

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Fern fossils

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Cretaceous fossils from Maastricht & from the Aachen Formation in Zuid Limburg (The Netherlands)
 

Crinoid

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Starfish
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Petrified wood

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Shells

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Tube worms & Belemnites

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Ammonites

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The largest ammonite found in the Netherlands

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petrified tree log

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rebu

Happy birthday :) what a cool trip, thanks for sharing. Nice photos

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The Cretaceous of Maastricht part 2

Reconstuction of a hadrosaurid, only a few dozen Hadrosaurid bones were found in Maastricht so the reconstruction is mainly based on Amurosaurus & Corythosaurus

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The actual Hadrosaurid remains found in Maastricht

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The only mammalian tooth found in Maastricht.

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Leaves

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Corals

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Belemnites & Nautilus

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Shells

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Fish fossils

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Belemnite mass mortality plate

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Cretaceous of Maastricht part 3

 

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Urchins

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Shark teeth

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Fish mouth parts

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K-Pg boundary clay layer from Stevns Klint in Denmark

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K-Pg boundary clay layer from Maastricht

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Paleocene fossils

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Eocene fossils

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Oligocene mass mortality plate found in my hometown

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Oligocene fossils

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Oligocene whale bones

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Miocene leaf fossils

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Miocene seed and cone fossils

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Miocene shark & fish teeth

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Pleistocene fossils

 

Mammoth tusk

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Ice Age cabinet

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Tegelen clay cabinet

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Turtle fossil

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Tapir fossil

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Mammuthus meridionalis, Stephanorhinus etruscus & horse fossils

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Cervus rhenanus fossils

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 Eucladoceros tegulensis fossils

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Pleistocene primate (Macaca florentinus) teeth

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Beaver fossils

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Belvédère quarry pleistocene fossils

 

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Wooly mammoth skull & bones

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Dicerorhinus hemitoechus bones

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Flint tools

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I really enjoyed my time at the museum, if you are visiting the area, definiatly go and visit the museum! :) 

 

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Amazing way to spend a birthday :D

Absolutely love the Maastricht Cretaceous fossils, especially the vertebrates!!

-Christian

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1 hour ago, rebu said:

Happy birthday :) what a cool trip, thanks for sharing. Nice photos

Thank you! :) 
It's definiatly worth a visit, especially their mosasaurus collection is stunning :) 

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On 15-2-2019 at 8:34 PM, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

Amazing way to spend a birthday :D

Absolutely love the Maastricht Cretaceous fossils, especially the vertebrates!!

-Christian

it indeed was! :D
Yeah me too! Mosasaurs have always been one of my favorite prehistoric animals and the late cretaceous is by far my favorite time era, I really consider myself lucky to life in an area that's so rich in geological wonders :) 

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Joeri_R

Nice pictures!

 

I haven't visited the museum yet. But it's on my to do list :)

 

Greetings from Oostende! 

 

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17 minutes ago, Joeri_R said:

Nice pictures!

 

I haven't visited the museum yet. But it's on my to do list :)

 

Greetings from Oostende! 

 

Thank you! It's absolutely a must-see, the entire cretaceous collection is amazing to see.
The thing which I like most about the museum is that nearly all the fossils are from the region of Zuid Limburg :) 

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Andyl

Thanks for the photos! I visited a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I made the pilgrimage from the uk as we don’t have much in the way of mosasaur remains.

 

my highlight was the full size replica mosasaur skeleton - even if I did discover it was only made of polystyrene :ighappy:

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