Fossils are naturally-preserved physical traces of long-dead organisms.
Dinosaur fossils are found almost exclusively in sedimentary rocks.
How fossils are prospected and removed from rocks.
The fine art of restoring fossils to their original state.
Only a small percentage of the Museum's specimens are on display.
Understanding evolutionary relationships.
How scientists study the rock layers that fossils are buried in.
Dinosaur bones have been found along ancient rivers and deserts.
How the dinosaur displays at AMNH are assembled.
Understanding the evolutionary history of life.
Scientists compare fossil footprints in trackways to data in living animals.
Paleontologists infer dinosaur diets from the shape of their teeth.
There are different ways to measure the brain capacity of dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs evolved from a common ancestor.
Sir Richard Owen first coined the name Dinosauria.
Learn the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
Birds descended from the common ancestor of all dinosaurs.
Learn why the numbers don't reflect the true diversity of extinct dinosaurs.
Fossils of dinosaurs have now been found on every continent.
Sauropods are the longest dinosaurs yet discovered.
Take a tour of the Museum's fossil prep lab.
Learn about the greatest dinosaur collector of all time.
For paleontologists of all ages.
Explore the Museum's fossil halls in depth.
Learn how scientists rely on rocks to date dinosaur fossils.