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Virtual Exhibits - The Cretaceous (all listings)

Dinobuzz: Current Topics Concerning Dinosaurs: Unfortunately, the science of dinosaur paleontology is often obscured by the fantasy that surrounds it. This site from the UC Museum of Paleontology addresses fact vs. fiction on some popular dinosaur-related topics.
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinobuzz.html

Ancient Denvers: Ancient Denvers is a virtual exhibit that highlights 13 reconstructions of ancient Colorado landscapes.
URL: http://www.dmns.org/main/minisites/ancientDenvers/index.html

Virtual Museum of Fossils: Geosciences, at Georgia's Valdosta State University, presents an interactive virtual museum of invertebrate and vertebrate fossil specimens. Explore the collection by animal, or by time period from Precambrian to Quaternary. Maps are detailed and include ecosystem distribution. Fossil photographs, many showing multiple views, list information about where the fossil was found, and how it is categorized taxonomically. Some pages feature a drawing of the animal's skeleton showing the fossil bone in red.
URL: http://fossils.valdosta.edu/index.html

The Third Planet - a walk through geologic time: This virtual exhibit offers a tour of the Milwaukee Public Museum's geology exhibits, depicting the continuing evolution of the Earth from the Precambrian to present.
URL: http://www.mpm.edu/plan-visit/exhibitions/permanent-exhibits/third-planet/third-planet

Sue at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History: Excavated in South Dakota and now on display in Chicago, Sue is the world's largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex. Take a tour of this website for detailed information about Sue.
URL: http://fieldmuseum.org/about/traveling-exhibitions/t-rex-named-sue

All Things Cretaceous: The Cretaceous collection contains an assortment of digital resources relevant to the Cretaceous Period. These resources cover a broad range of topics and include images, maps, visualizations, virtual field trips, databases, and technical papers.
URL: http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/cretaceous/

River of Death Dinosaur Discovery Centre: This official website of the planned museum based on the Pipestone Creek Pachyrhinosaurus bonebed give the visitor a sense of what will soon be on exhibit and provides information on the dinosaurs and the ecosystem in which they lived and died. 
URL: http://www.riverofdeath.ca/

Paleo Video: A modern day dinosaur extinction: This video features Mark Goodwin and Jack Horner's research on pachycephalosaurs. They argue that there were fewer pachycephalosaur species in the Hell Creek Formation than we thought - two species, Dracorex hogwartsia and Stygimoloch spinifer, are actually juveniles and teenagers of the species Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis.
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/blog/archives/437

"Joe" the Dinosaur: Meet "Joe", the nearly complete skeleton of a baby Parasaurolophus that lived in Utah over 75 million years ago. The dinosaur, discovered by a high school student, was around 6 feet long and under a year old when it died.
URL: http://www.dinosaurjoe.org

Alaska Dinosaurs: Pages with general information about Alaska dinosaurs by the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management.
URL: http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/res/education/akdino.html

Dinosaurs of South Dakota: This site provides an overview of the dinosaurs that lived in South Dakota during the Jurassic and Cretaceous.
URL: http://www3.northern.edu/natsource/EARTH/Dinosa1.htm

Colgate's dinosaur egg: Through an improbable and fortuitous set of circumstances, Colgate University came to possess one of the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered, yielding the first definitive evidence of how some dinosaurs reproduced. Our 80 million-year-old specimen is from the first clutch of dinosaur eggs found at the Flaming Cliffs during Roy Chapman Andrews’ 1923 expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. This virtual exhibit, which amplifies the small physical exhibit of the egg on display in the Linsley Museum (Lathrop Hall at Colgate University), explains the historical, cultural, and scientific importance of our Oviraptor egg.
URL: http://departments.colgate.edu/geology/museum/egg/egg.htm

Museum of the Rockies Dinosaur Paleontology Videos: This page contains links to several short films produced at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana (home to dinosaur paleontologist Jack Horner).
URL: http://www.museumoftherockies.org/Home/EXPLORE/Dinosaurs/PaleoVideos/tabid/400/Default.aspx

The Cretaceous Period: This site from the University of California museum of paleontology offers basic information on the stratigraphy, ancient life, localities and tectonics of this period.
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mesozoic/cretaceous/cretaceous.html