All content tagged extinction

COLLECTIONS OBJECT: Fossil Rabbit

Megalagus

VIDEO: Preparing an Extinct Toothed Whale

Overhead shot of two male researchers incasing a fossil of a Squalodontidae in a white plaster jacket before removing bones.

A time-lapse video shows researchers from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute racing to excavate the fossil o

COLLECTIONS OBJECT: Fossil Horse

Mesohippus bairdi

COLLECTIONS OBJECT: Trilobite

Elrathia kingii

COLLECTIONS OBJECT: Ammonite

Dactylioceras

IMAGE: Fossil of an Extinct Trilobite

Tan, U-shaped fossil on a black background. Fossil has three segments: Head, neck or thorax, and tail with about 12 legs.

Trilobites are extinct, but lived on Earth for about 290 million years, achieving incredible abundance during from the Cambrian to Devonian.

COLLECTIONS OBJECT: Fossil Seed Fern

Alethopteris

VIDEO: Past and Present Climate Change Webcast with Scott Wing

Maggy Benson and paleobotanist Dr. Scott Wing at table with fossil plants. He is holding a mobile GPS device. Plant backdrop.

Meet Dr. Scott Wing, a paleobotanist at the National Museum of Natural History.

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