A diversion today before I finish my Argentina posts, since we did something really cool (cool! get it? ha!) yesterday. Continue reading
Those regal cats at the entrance to the Museo de La Plata aren’t just any ol’ big cats – look closely and you’ll see that a pair of Smilodon greet you at this museum. Continue reading
From the Museo Carmen Funes I headed to the town of Cipoletti to visit the Museo Carlos Ameghino. This is the home of an unnamed ankylosaur collected from Argentina, and it was great to be able to check this material out for myself. Gondwanan ankylosaurs are relatively rare; in addition to this specimen, there’s Minmi from Australia, fragmentary remains from New Zealand, and Antarctopelta from Antarctica. Continue reading
After my Argentinian fieldwork finished up, the crew headed to Plaza Huincal, and the Museo Carmen Funes, home of the giant sauropod Argentinosaurus and the also giant theropod Mapusaurus. I thought I would share some photos of some perhaps less well known Argentinian dinosaurs displayed in their galleries.