Extreme close-up: Maiacetus



I am having a lot of fun visiting the various museums and landmarks in Washington, D.C. this weekend, and while I don't have much time for blogging I wanted to share a photo from my brief stop at the National Museum of Natural History. Even though I spent most of the day talking to paleobiologists behind the scenes (watch Dinosaur Tracking for details) I did have the chance to briefly check out the new ocean gallery. Pictured above is the skull of the suspended mount of Maiacetus on display in that exhibit.

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Thanks for sharing the article about the newly discovered dinosaur, Tianyulong confuciusi, covered in feather-like structures. Dinosaurs were truly more diverse than we ever thought. I also love the photo from the museum. Hope you had/have a great trip.