Category: Videos

Video: Iguanodon, History of a Dinosaur!

Iguanodon was discovered before the word “dinosaur” was invented and the story of Iguanodon research is the story of dinosaur research as paleontologists use new fossils to test old ideas about what the animal looked like and how it moved. Was it a lumbering quadruped? A springy kangaroo reptile? A little of both? Join us as we dive into the history of paleontology and the history of Iguanodon, th …

Filed under: Dinosaurs, Dollo, Feathered, Feathers, Fossils, Functional Morphology, Gideon Mantell, Iguanodon, Locomotion, Maiasaura, Mantellisaurus, Ornithiscian, Velociraptor, Victorian

Arctic Alligators!

After an exciting summer looking for fossils in Wyoming and New Mexico, Matt and Adam are back in action with a Past Time Video! Adam is pretty excited about a study based on fossils from the far northwest of Canada, but Matt thinks Adam is losing his touch and is a little too excited about a handful of scrappy fossils. It turns out the scraps are key to unraveling the complicated history of allig …

Filed under: Alligators, Arctic, Bering Land Bridge, Beringia, Biogeography, Bowfin, Canada, Crocodiles, Fish, Fossils, Gar, Mammoth, Northwest Territories, Paleobotany, Paleogene, Pike, Pleistocene, Pollen

Happy Birthday Mary Anning!

On May 21, 1811 Mary Anning, one of the first great fossil hunters, got started! Enjoy this video tribute to the woman who spent her life searching for ancient sea monsters! Google chose to honor one of the greatest fossil hunters of all time for her birthday on May 21st, so we decided to honor her with our first Past Time video! Check out the monsters she found along the southwest coast of Englan …

Filed under: Dorset, Mary Anning, ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, shell

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