"Four red Velociraptor are facing off with a Tyrannosaurus, with two little tyrannosaur babies right behind. The 'fin-backed' fellow is a Spinosaurus. All three dinosaurs lived during the Cretaceous Period, but they never would have met in reality; Velociraptor lived in Asia, Spinosaurus in Africa, and Tyrannosaurus in North America. In the case behind are two long-necked dinosaurs, called sauropods!" -- Caption courtesy of PRI's resident paleontologist and dinosaur expert Dr. Richard Kissel.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Notes from the Field...Thailand Day 1
En route to the World Congress of Malacology in Phuket, Thailand, Associate Director for Science Dr. Paula Mikkelsen discovered an origami museum shop in Narita Airport in Tokyo japan. These are origami dinosaurs - T Rex, 3 velociraptors, Stegosaurus, and Apatosaurus in the background. Origami is the ancient oriental art of paper folding.