Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Flying Ankylosaur

Ankylosaur Flying! [1.21.11]

As the Houston Museum of Natural Science undergoes a major expansion, including a new Paleontology Hall, things naturally need to be moved about. Some of these things are quite large, such as the Ankylosaurus created by Louis Paul Jonas for the 1964 World's Fair and extracted from the museum last Friday, January 21. More photos of the museum's expansion are available here, with more Ankylosaurus photos here.

Ankylosaur Flying! [1.21.11]

4 comments:

  1. It seems to have half a theropod on its back...

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  2. Cool photos! I have read before that the HMNS housed the original World's Fair Ankylosaurus model, but I had not realized until rereading their blog that its mouth and tail had been altered. We have a copy or replica of the original model at the Royal Alberta Museum here in Edmonton. It's got a great head, even if the body is not quite right.

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  3. No! I hope the new paleontology hall honors the excellent reconstuctions that adorned the older one. The Ankylosaurus/Dromeosaurus/Stegoceras diorama was my favorite as a kid.

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  4. And (part of) a small theropod goes along for the ride.

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