Decades ago, this extinct flightless species would have been called a bird, full stop. Today, this not-so-distant relative of Velociraptor is recognized as one more fascinating fossil organism in the unbroken line between one group of dinosaurs and modern birds.
Just like you, your house or apartment has its own microbiome—a unique, invisible population of bacteria, fungi, and viruses living within it.
First described in 1861, Archaeopteryx represents a turning point in paleontologists’ understanding of the relationship between ancient dinosaurs and modern birds.
The new exhibition Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World brings a variety of live crocodiles and their relatives, including alligators and dwarf crocodiles, to the Museum.