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Blog Archive: paleontology

[image] Ten Utah Dinosaurs You've Probably Never Heard Of

Ten Utah Dinosaurs You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Beehive State is brimming with unique dinosaurs.
[image] Find Your Place in the Human Family Tree

Find Your Place in the Human Family Tree

Our species is one expression of a much broader human family that’s existed for over four million years.
[image] You Found a Fossil. Now What?

You Found a Fossil. Now What?

Utah is a fossil wonderland, but here's what you should know if you stumble upon something prehistoric.
[image] New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

Research carried out at the Museum reveals some surprises about what prehistoric crocodile relatives ate.
[image] Juvenile Utahceratops Reveals Dinosaur Secrets

Juvenile Utahceratops Reveals Dinosaur Secrets

A newly-reconstructed Utahceratops in the Past Worlds gallery helps show how dinosaurs grew up.
[image] Carving Out a Kosmoceratops

Carving Out a Kosmoceratops

Should you find yourself wandering by the City County building downtown Salt Lake City, take a moment to look up and inspect the decorations on the outside of the building. You may just spot an ornate, and familiar, many-horned face--Kosmoceratops.
[image] Magnificent Utah Beast Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

Magnificent Utah Beast Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

An ancient skull reveals a fossil mammal that was large for its time.
[image] Tiny Tyrant Stalked Utah Before T. rex

Tiny Tyrant Stalked Utah Before T. rex

If you’re a fan of tyrannosaurs, there’s hardly a better place to find them than Utah. Meet the newest member of Utah's tyrannosaur family.
[image] Meet the “Father Cat” Who Stalked the Ancient West

Meet the “Father Cat” Who Stalked the Ancient West

Despite the name this wasn't a cat. Learn more about this fascinating predator of the Eocene.
[image] How to Prepare a King

How to Prepare a King

Meet our amazing Terataphoneus specimen, the most complete tyrannosaur ever found in the Southwestern U.S., and Ann Johnson, NHMU's talented preparator who worked on the skull.