Western Interior Seaway

Well we’ve been through a whole load of pterosaurs and dinosaurs over the last few weeks, but now it’s an opportunity to cover some of the other bits of the Carnegie. Starting with this superb corner dedicated to the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway. There’s a mixture of mounts and murals and cases, and what a selection. I’m not normally too moved by the marine side of the Mesozoic but this was superb. Things I’d not seen before (my first icthyorniform bird) or only ever seen as casts (my first Archelon) or just impressive (the massive and incredibly mounted 3D fish skeletons). Great stuff.

3 Responses to “Western Interior Seaway”


  1. 1 Meade 13/12/2011 at 8:08 am

    Wow those are someday awesome fish skeletons!!
    My first comment on your amazing blog, please bear with me I am on my nook.

  2. 2 Tim Donovan 14/12/2011 at 12:37 pm

    Archelon is fantastic. I think it went out with the Campanian due to regression and loss of habitat.

  3. 3 Tracie Bennitt 19/12/2011 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks for the great comments. You can see the cast specimens on our web site at http://www.trieboldpaleontology.com. It was great working with the crew at Carnegie.


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