The Arctic Dinosaurs

imgp0759Well OK, not exactly, but it is winter and the Fukui dinosaur museum is next to a ski resort, so it is perhaps no surprise that a few of their dinosaur models that sit in the grounds of the museum have more than a light dusting of snow. I have spent a very enjoyable two days exploring both the galleries and store rooms of this museum and will in course (as promised) provide a proper review and some photos. Time is however at a premium when you ar eon the road like this, so again, just a short post I hope you enjoy.

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4 Responses to “The Arctic Dinosaurs”


  1. 1 mythusmage 28/01/2009 at 9:54 am

    Which presents us with a question: Did Arctic and Antarctic dinosaurs have a winter coat?

  2. 2 David Hone 28/01/2009 at 8:06 pm

    Well it would not surprise me if soem of the feathered and protofeathered dinosaurs has seasonal changes in plumage (no matter where they were) and some reptiles at least are capable of dramatic colour changes (and not just the obvious chameleons – plenty of other show breding colours or can at least change from green to brown say) so again, it’s perfectly possible that some species were changing colours to match the environment, or show off to mates at various times of the year.


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