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Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries

Good news for anyone in New York, Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, or Raleigh (North Carolina): "Dinosaurs : Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries," an up-to-date traveling exhibition created by the American Museum of Natural History, curated by Mark Norell, is coming your way.

A highlight of the exhibition will be a 700 square foot walk-through forest representing the Jehol Biota of the Liaoning Province of China from the early Cretaceous, famous for its feathered dinosaurs, diversity of early birds, complete specimens of tiny metatherian and eutherian mammals, early angiosperms, and great variety of invertebrates. There will be 35 species of plants and animals represented in the diorama, and documentary videos and interactive computer graphics will also be featured, as well as fossils and fossil casts from China.

The exhibition will also include the diminutive dromaeosaur, _Bambiraptor_, from Late Cretaceous Montana.

See home page at http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/dinosalive/, with the tour schedule on the bottom of the page. Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries debuts at the American Museum of Natural History on May 14, 2005.

See "New Discoveries" at http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/dinosalive/discoveries.php for background on some of the latest paleontology discoveries from China, and see dozens of photos of the work going on behind the scenes at http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/dinosalive/bts.php.

"Dino Guy" Ralph W. Miller III
Docent at the California Academy of Sciences
proud member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology