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Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight

March 10, 2008

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Yesterday I took John Wilkins to the Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight exhibit at the Arizona Natural History Museum. It was a wonderful opportunity to see 30+ fossils from China along with assorted models and recreations, particularly of Deinonychus (above, particularly cool), Therizinosaurus, Microraptor, Cryptovolans, Confuciusornis, Caudipteryx, and Shenzhouraptor. Some of the exhibit can be seen here [pdf] in a brochure by the Utah Dinosaur Museum. While John and I were a little puzzled at some of the statements on the accompanying descriptions, the exhibit overall comes highly recommended.

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  1. March 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    If you haven’t seen it yet I recommend last weeks Nova episode on PBS, “The Four-Winged Dinosaur”. You can watch it online at
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/microraptor/program.html

  2. Marc Buhler
    March 11, 2008 at 12:28 am

    If you could, tell John “hello” from me! Tell him also that if he wants to, he can look my brother (Eric) up in the Tuscon phonebook and say “G’day” for me, too!
    Also, please send the good Dr. Wilkins back down under with a box or two of Wheat Thins and hopefully he can come visit me in Parramatta and share them. (Be sure he tries some anyway.)
    (signed) marc

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