Mammuthus meridionalis, “Southern mammoth”.

This mammoth lived in Europe and central Asia during the Early Pleistocene. Because of the very warm climate of these areas at the time, it wouldn’t have had a thick coat like its descendant, the woolly mammoth. Whilst summers in areas like southern and eastern Britain would have been Mediterranean in comparison to now, its winters would have been harsh, so the mammoths would have migrated to warmer parts of Europe and Asia during these times, if they did inhabit Britain at all. Supporting this, though, is the fact that their teeth were adapted to eating leaves and shrubs- a clue that shows they would have inhabited the mixed deciduous woodlands of areas like southern Britain.

They were also one of the largest species of mammoth ever to live, being around 4 metres tall and weighing 8-10 tons.

Art by Angelo Barili.

Tyrannosaurus from the museum ;v;

Tyrannosaurus from the museum ;v;

look at these cute lil heart brachiopods

look at these cute lil heart brachiopods

biggest known spider! what a cute

edit: not a spider, a eurypterid! ;o; goddamn lazy museum and their goddamn lazy attitude to keeping this shit up to date

Deinonychus

Wiwaxia and Ottoia, the most incredible things there

grumpyoctopus:

xmas Trilobite from my sister!
you may call him Bitey.

grumpyoctopus:

xmas Trilobite from my sister!

you may call him Bitey.

Delphyodontos dacriformes, “womb tooth”

Most of the fossils of this Carboniferous fish are of newborns or fetuses, and the presence of faeces and sharp teeth indicates that they had a tendency towards intrauterine cannibalism- like many modern sharks.

cassiecaswell:

#ammonite is so rad. Wear this extinct #fossil around your neck! They died out during the Cretaceous-Paleocene extinction event which means they use to chill with the #dinosaurs ;) how cool is that?

cassiecaswell:

#ammonite is so rad. Wear this extinct #fossil around your neck! They died out during the Cretaceous-Paleocene extinction event which means they use to chill with the #dinosaurs ;) how cool is that?