Titanoboa, discovered by Museum scientists, was the largest snake that ever lived. Estimated up to 50 feet long and 3…Read More

Blunt-snouted Dyrosaurid Skull (Anthracosuchus balrogus)

Blunt-snouted Dyrosaurid

This crocodile-like reptile had an unusually short snout, giving it an incredibly powerful bite well adapted to eating tougher prey…Read More

Pencil Urchins

Pencil Urchins

Cryptic species – species that look alike – present a challenge for scientists who classify organisms. DNA studies have shown…Read More

A small cream-colored starfish with small tan dots. One point on the starfish is held between two fingertips

Cryptic Sea Stars

DNA can unite species that were thought to be different. Scientists believed these Sea Stars to be two different species…Read More

Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus)


This single surviving species of a 200-million-year-old lineage is a very rare relative to lizards and snakes. Museum specimens are…Read More