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The Dino Pit Fossils

The fossils in the Dino Pit are reproductions of actual specimens found in Texas by scientists and students at The University of Texas at Austin´s Texas Memorial Museum. They were reproduced by the staff of the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory. The links below give more information about each specimen.

Late Pleistocene Fossils (500,000-10,000 years before the present)

Artist's rendering of Mammut americanum ( American Mastodon) Artist's rendering of Homotherium serum (Scimitar-toothed Cat) Artist's rendering of Mammuthus sp. - 301 Congress Mammoth Artist's rendering of Geochelone sp. - Giant Tortise
Mammut americanum
American Mastodon
Homotherium serum
Scimitar-toothed Cat
Mammuthus sp.
301 Congress Mammoth
Geochelone sp.
Giant Tortoise

Early Tertiary Fossil (35 million years before the present)

Artist's rendering of Rooneyia viejaensis - Early Primate  
Rooneyia viejaensis
Early Primate

Cretaceous Terrestrial Fossils (65 million years before the present)

Artist's rendering of Alamosaurus sanjuanensis - Giant Sauropod Dinosaur Artist's rendering of Quetzalcoatlus northropi - The Texas Pterosaur Artist's rendering of Tyrannosaurus rex - Giant Predatory Dinosaur  

Alamosaurus sanjuanensis
Giant Sauropod Dinosaur

Quetzalcoatlus northropi
The Texas Pterosaur
Tyrannosaurus rex
Giant Theropod Dinosaur

Cretaceous Marine Fossils (85-70 million years before the present)

Artist's rendering of Mosasaurus maximus - The Onion Creek Mosasaur Artist's rendering of Polyptychodon sp. - The Shoal Creek Plesiosaur Artist's rendering of Osteopygis sp. - The Zilker Park Turtle Artist's rendering of Crateraster mccarteri - Starfish
Mosasaurus maximus
The Onion Creek Mosasaur

Polyptychodon sp.
The Shoal Creek Plesiosaur

Osteopygis sp.
The Zilker Park Turtle
Crateraster mccarteri
Starfish
Artist's rendering of Stantonoceras solisense - Ammonite  
Stantonoceras solisense
Ammonite

Permian Terrestrial Fossils (280 million years before the present)

Artist's rendering of Seymouria baylorensis - Early Land-dwelling Animal Artist's rendering of Edaphosaurus pogonias - Distant Relative of Living Mammals

Seymouria baylorensis
Early Land-dwelling Vertebrate
 
Edaphosaurus pogonias
Sailback

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