Exhibition. Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of the Dinosaurs Bruce Museum

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When:
November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am – July 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Contact:
Bruce Museum
203-869-0376
Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT 06830
USA
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This exhibition features beautiful fossils and life restoration models of some of the weird and wonderful species that thrived in the Triassic but died out at the end of that Period. These include armored plant-eating crocodile relatives, long-necked reptiles that swam like frogs, and the Icarosaurus, which glided on a membrane supported by outstretched ribs. Also featured are the 14-foot-long predator Postosuchus, a bipedal relative of modern crocodiles that kept early dinosaurs off the top of the food chain, and Coelophysis, a small dinosaur accused of cannibalism but acquitted by new scientific research. Historic footprints from throughout the Connecticut Valley record the comings and goings of dinosaurs and their kin.