Brian Melbye
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Vintage Printable - Geopolitical--this site has amazing free printable pics!

Vintage Printable - Geopolitical--this site has amazing free printable pics! ALSO animal pics and other vintage printables!

Ashfall Fossil Beds: Fossil "Pompeii" of Prehistory

Ashfall Fossil Beds: Fossil "Pompeii" of Prehistory. Ash from a Yellowstone hotspot eruption million years ago created these fossilized bone beds. The Ashfall Fossil Beds are especially famous for fossils of mammals from the middle Miocene geologic epoch.

Teleoceras major Teleoceras is the most common fossil in the Ashfall Fossil Beds of Nebraska. In fact, its remains were so numerous and concentrated that the building housing the greatest concentraion of Ashfall fossils is dubbed the "Rhino Barn". Most of the skeletons are preserved in a nearly complete state. One extraordinary specimen includes the remains of a Teleoceras calf trying to suckle from its mother. From the Tertiary in Nebraska © 2010 University of Nebraska State Museum

Teleoceras major, Ashfall Fossil Beds of Nebraska. © 2010 University of Nebraska State Museum.

Whales used to walk.

Ambulocetus natans was an early cetacean( whales, dolphins, and porpoises.) that could walk as well as swim.

Ambam has shown that he still enjoys a good walk about as pictures emerged of him strolling around upright at Port Lympne wild animal park near Hythe, Kent

Standing tall, the gorilla who's become an internet sensation: Ambam shows off his party trick of walking tall like a human

Pentaceratops at Sam Noble Museum, Norman OK

Pentaceratops is often said to have the largest skull of any land animal. Its name means face: from the Cretaceous Period in what is now N. Sam Noble Museum, Norman OK

Diabloceratops is my favorite dinosaur. It's name means Devil Horned Head. Discovered in southern Utah in 2002.

Diabloceratops [dee-ab-lo-ser-a-tops] is an extinct genus of centrosaurine ceratopsian dinosaur that lived approximately 79 million years ago during the latter part of the Cretaceous Period in what is now Utah, in the United States.

#Livyatan melvillei #skull, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam

Livyatan melvillei (ancient extinct whale discovered in Peru) skull reconstruction, Natuurhistorisch Museum, Rotterdam

Edmontosaurus annectens (Maastrichtian Age, Laramidia) at American Museum of Natural History, New York

Edmontosaurus annectens (Maastrichtian Age, Laramidia) at American Museum of Natural History, New York.