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Delving among Dinosaur Bones

Delving among Dinosaur Bones

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Edmontosaurus annectans
Upper Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago)
Ruth Mason Quarry, South Dakota, USA

<p><em>Edmontosaurus annectans</em><br />
Upper Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago)<br />
Ruth Mason Quarry, South Dakota, USA</p> Larger Image

Delve among the dinosaur bones with Dr Mike Simms, Curator of Palaeontology.

Among the tens of thousands of fossils held in the Ulster Museum's collections are various dinosaur remains. Some are truly spectacular, such as the near complete Edmontosaurus skeleton on display. Others are little more than isolated teeth or fragments of bone, yet each has a fascinating story to tell.

Most of these fossils are from well-known dinosaur locations, such as from various sites in North America, from central Asia, and from the Isle of Wight in southern England. But alongside them - and on display in the Deep Time gallery, are the only dinosaur bones ever found in Ireland.

Contact the author: Dr Mike Simms, Curator of Palaeontology