21.8.09

fossil of the weekend! #38

a cast skeleton of antarctica's most famous dinosaur (but definately not its only!) cryolophosaurus. mounted at the auckland war memorial museum in auckland NZ.

4 comments:

Raptor Lewis said...

Nice Mount, but there's one thing that puzzles me...Why is there even a Paleo exhibit at a WAR MEMORIAL Museum?! o_O It just doesn't seem to fit.

Traumador said...

raptor- not all war memorial museums are specifically about war. especially in smaller cities (NZ's biggest is only a million ppl) they tend to be able to only build on big museum in town so combine all the possible genres into on institution.

thus they have a standard museum, but it was built in memory of those lost in the war (the auckland one's third floor is devoted to NZ's war involvement and it is a very impressive display) thus the name war memorial. there are similar museum's in north america, i just can't think of any off the top of my head.

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

impressive beast

Raptor Lewis said...

Ahh..I see now...Thanks Traum! :)