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Thread: Dino Pics from London Natural History Museum

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    Dino Pics from London Natural History Museum

    So i went along to the Musuem of Natural History yesterday in London with a friend and i thought i would post the pictures of some of the fossils up here on the site for you all.


    Pterosaur Skeleton (Pterodon itself i believe)


    Stegosaurus Skeleton in the Earth Hall


    Various Icthyosaurs (Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, it was difficult to do as they are glass fronted and the room has skylights)


    More Icthys


    A Mystriosaurus skeleton (A type of ancient sea crocodile from the Jurassic)


    Another Icthy skeleton


    Start of the Plesiosaurs and Pliosaurs - Attenborosaurus


    Pliosaur and biggest skeleton in the hall - Rhomaleosaurus; with my friend Dane as a handy scale guide there



    Very small Plesiosaur species (They were only about a metre or less long...)


    Mosasaurus skull


    Mosasaur skeleton


    Mantellisaurus from the Isle of Wright (A relative of Iguanodontids)


    Rexy and Trike skull


    Animatronic Rexy


    Dromeasaurs


    Galliimimus


    The skull of Pachycephalosaurus


    The Thagomizer of Euoplocephalus; an Ankylosaur (Incidentally a Thagomizer is the sceientific term for things like the tail club or spike tail)


    Polocanthus spike impression and a casting of the skin texture from its armour


    Triceratops brow horn cores.


    Stegosaur skeleton (I didn't find the name, and i don't think its a stegosaurus due to the plate shape. I think it might a Dravidosaurus)


    Parasaurolophus skull (Happy on its own for once)


    Skull of the Centrosaurus


    Albertosaurus from underneath


    Albertosaurus skeleton


    Allosaurus Skeleton (I believe it is an adult)


    I believe this is a Massopondylus , A Pro-sauropod


    Edmonotosaurus (Oddly enough this skeleton did not show evidence of a head crest...i looked pretty hard for it )



    Iguanodon; with my handy scale friend in shot ^^


    Coelophysis Skeleton



    Trike skeleton




    Camarasaurus Skeleton


    One of my personal fav dinos - Baryonyx

    These next pictures come from a fossil museum on the Isle of Wright and include some of the dinosaurs not yet in the game from here.


    An Opthalmosaurus skeleton


    Megalosaurus, one of the earliest dino fossil discoveries in Britain


    Tooth examples from Spinosaurus compared to the local dinosaurs - Baryonyx and Neovenator


    Iguanodon teeth and lower jaw showing the horny beak





    The central diorama had various recreations on show



    Here is on of the newest discoveries, a type of sauropod unique to the island, with my friend Brandon as a useful size scale




    Neovenator; a unique isle of wright Carnivore with my friend here as size refenerance


    A recreation of Eotyrannus


    A recreation of Polocanthus

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    Jurassic World Evolution Moderator Lora Craft69's Avatar
    These are awesome.

    Moving this to The Bunker (Off-topic discussion forum).

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    Great photos. The Natural History Museum is fantastic, been there many times. Going back soon as there's so much to see. So cool to be up close to all the fossils, I especially love all the marine fossils they have, it's fascinating.

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    Great photos! Wish I could visit. We have a small nature museum where I'm from with a measly dinosaur section.

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    Originally Posted by GonerMcGoner View Post (Source)
    Great photos! Wish I could visit. We have a small nature museum where I'm from with a measly dinosaur section.
    TBH the natural history museum could do with expanding their dino section. It doesnt help that dippy the Diplodocus that used to be in the main hall is touring the country and has been replaced with a blue whale

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    Terrific photos. The Natural History Museum is so familiar, I forget how amazing the collection is at times. Fun fact about the Triceratops at the NHM: the hind legs were modelled on hadrosaurs. Check it out next time you’re there: three toes .

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    Great thread! I wish we had stuff like this in Denmark. I've been to the museum of natural history in NY and it was incredible. I WANT MORE FOSSILS.

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    Originally Posted by MarcWP View Post (Source)
    Great thread! I wish we had stuff like this in Denmark. I've been to the museum of natural history in NY and it was incredible. I WANT MORE FOSSILS.
    We are fairly lucky here in th euk as the whole south coast of the country are fossil zones from the Jurassic and Creataceus. Im hoping that we see more British dinos in the game since theres a few unique species they could add, especially if we get aquatic reptiles too