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Welcome to the Paleo-Lab at the Museum of the Rockies, where we work on fossils great & small! Tweeting about fossils, earth history, & of course DINOSAURS!
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Amy Atwater Feb 21
Have no fear, the dinosaur dentist is here! 🦖🦷 Perks of working at include the opportunities to connect with classrooms & senior centers through our Live Stream events. This week my talk was “Dinosaur Dentist: Exploring Teeth of the Mesozoic Era.” ⁣
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MuseumoftheRockies Feb 13
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MuseumoftheRockies Feb 13
STOKED! Join for its 1st- Dinosaurs & MOR! event- Sat, March 28th (9A-4PM). Family friendly Paleo-Passport Stations, World Class Paleo-Presentations, Family Paleo-Workshops, & BTS Member's Only Tours of MOR's Famous Paleo Lab/Collections! Info at
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Amy Atwater Feb 10
The traveling exhibit is “Reptiles: The Beautiful & The Deadly” and I am LOVING IT! Best coworkers ever. Check out the snake-necked , veiled , reticulated , and rhinoceros , just to share a few!
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MuseumoftheRockies Feb 7
Happy ! Millions of years before wolves, foxes & coyotes roamed , other now extinct dogs called MT home. This is the partial skeleton of a bone-crushing dog (MOR 1737) from the 15 MYA Miocene Six Mile Creek Formation of sw Montana.
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🦕 Katy Brooke 🦖 Feb 7
Triceratops were my first favorite dino, and I’ll never forget the first time I walked into the Hall of Horns and Teeth at and saw all the pretty skulls lined up in a row. Still takes my breath away!
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MuseumoftheRockies Feb 3
Join us for this coming Wed (2/5) at 6:00 PM in the Hager Auditorium at MOR! MOR's Paleo Collections Manager & Registrar will be presenting- Bad to the Bone-Crushing Dogs! The event is FREE to the public! Come support
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Jordan Mallon Feb 3
I love C.H. Sternberg's description of this Edmontosaurus skeleton , from his 1912 field notes: "A wonderful specimen indeed. The most forlorn looking animal I ever saw. He lies on his right side with head bent down towards front feet. The back is curved and..."
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Amy Atwater Jan 31
Next Wednesday I get to give my first talk in the auditorium! I will be speaking about my favorite Montana fossils, the extinct bone-crushing dogs! Join me at 6 pm on February 5 at Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT. This event is FREE!
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MuseumoftheRockies Jan 25
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MuseumoftheRockies Jan 24
A Big Al ! Paper by Chure & Loewen shows Big Al & other allosaur specimens belong to new species, Allosaurus jimmadseni. Big Al was excavated in Wyoming (1991) from Jurassic Morrison Frm (150 MA). 1st BA Pic- jaws in field 2nd- quarry 3rd-mounting 4th-skeleton at MOR
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WitmerLab Jan 24
Chure & Loewen's awesome article on Allosaurus jimmadseni is finally out: ! We've done a lot with 's "Big Al" specimen, MOR 693: original study, published science (), public outreach—it's even our social media avatar!
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MuseumoftheRockies Jan 15
& wrapped into one! The MOR crew braved the mid-January temps to get our selfie in front of the 1890s Tinsley House! are in here somewhere!
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Amy Atwater Jan 15
Every day is when you work ! And here’s a Dimetrodon skull to celebrate! ⁣⁣ It blows people away when I tell them that Dimetrodon is more closely related to humans than to dinosaurs. Synapsids rule!
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MuseumoftheRockies Jan 11
2nd pic Bison antiquus. Both specimens on exhibit at MOR! Join us Wed, February 5th for the NEXT presentation by MOR Collections Manager To learn more about this ongoing lecture series visit
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MuseumoftheRockies Jan 11
A post ! Jan 8th saw the new monthly "Presenting Prehistory" lecture series at . kicked it off w/his talk "Before Bison: Horned Dinosaurs of the American West" to a crowd of 150+! Pics MOR's first Triceratops MOR 004 con't-
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Montana State University Jan 11
Montana State University will host its inaugural 8x8 Student Innovation Road Show: “From the Environment to Our Security” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Museum of the Rockies (). The event is free and open to the public.
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Amy Atwater Jan 3
Splashing into 2020 like a mosasaur! These are the forelimb paddles of the Montana mosasaur, MOR 006. Mosasaurs were marine reptiles. Yes, they lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, BUT THEY ARE NOT DINOSAURS. See the skull of this specimen on display
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MuseumoftheRockies Jan 1
Congrats to Alum & co-authors & Grad Student Katie Tremaine! Important growth study! From sleek & agile to big bone crushers, T. rex ruled!
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Lindsay Zanno Jan 1
Our new paper on ontogeny and ecology is out today! For the first day of 2020, travel back to 66 million years ago...
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