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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2012, 12:16:16 PM »
As for the skeleton of the marine reptile with a broken snout tip, that I'm sure is Cymbospondylus.

 :D  You're right! Thanks - I've fixed that.
As a reward you get the Aathal  Pachycephalosaur ^-^:





The Dracorex was a CM studios sculpt, i have one,And the paint work is by Steve Riojas.
Fun to look at thanks for posting.

The sign at the museum says it was sculpted by Charlie McGrady. I guess the 'CM' in CM studios is his abbreviation ???? It's a wonderful model!
....... the world is small ....... cool ^-^.


From Aathal back to Zürich city, to the .......
Zoologic Museum of the University Zürich  Part 3

Megatherium













Glyptodon





Mammoth baby



Mammoth



Megaloceros


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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2012, 02:57:07 PM »
There are a few random pics left :).

I like these museum threads and I'm still kind of a bit sad that we didn't manage to give these museum reports a category of their own. It would be so nice to view all the world's wonderful museums in one place (... and unique too, I think).
Maybe one of the administrators could reconsider this and there's still hope for the future.

....... so here's my last part of the Zürich visit:

Aathal Museum  Part 9

I was tempted to take the painted Invicta Diplodocus with me ;D (.... no, of course I wasn't)



some Dinosaur feet



Avimimus



This one was named Oviraptor, but it looks more like Chirostenotes to me



Struthiomimus



at the lunchroom: Sarcosuchus, Suchomimus





Dimetrodon





Estemmenosuchus



..... and since this is a Toy Forum :):

Huayangosaurus, Dacentrurus



Parasaurolophus





Amargasaurus



Camarasaurus




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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2012, 02:20:38 AM »
That's not a Suchomimus, it's a Spinosaurus =gasp=.

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2015, 04:31:59 PM »
Because my mother was born in Zürich (the reason why I also have a Swiss passport) and I have been spending a lot of time there during
my childhood & youth, I have a special relation to the city's wonderful Dinosaur museum (and the also wonderful St. Gallener Bratwurst!).
I have been to Zürich for a few days and took pics of things that are new or that I haven't shown here before.

The tour goes on .......

Aathal Museum  Part 10 ~ spectacular Ammonites


   Epperitites impendens
                     > the dark suture lines contrast sharply with the white calcite filled chambers.




   Placenticeras meeki
                     > extremly complicated suture lines; this suture pattern ultimately results from the
                        ammonite's tendency to build a strong, yet lightweight chamber structure.




   Pachydiscus catarinae
                     > few ammonites like this one, featuring spectacularly beautiful suture lines,
                        were found in the Cretaceous sediments of the Baja California in Mexico.




   Placenticeras meeki
                     > the ammonite's inner shell, after seventy million years, still shows the mother of pearl
                        luster combined with pink and turquoise colour patches.




   Sphenodiscus sp.
                     > Sphenodiscus is the ammonite with the most beautiful suture lines;
                        the lines remind us of the Greek letter Omega or Aom of ancient India.




   Asteroceras confusum
                     > the classic locality near Lyme Regis and Charmouth on England's Southern coast
                        is the source of some of the world's finest and best known ammonites.




   Plesiacanthoceras wyomingensis
                     > this horned ammonite was found near the Howe Ranch where the Siber team
                        also exavated the original Dinosaurs on display at the Aathal museum.




   Arietites bucklandi
                     > ribbed ammonites like this one must have struck early 19th century scientists as the
                        typical ammonite; they compared their shape to the symbol of the ancient
                        Egyptian god Ammon and called the entire group Ammonites.




   Sphenodiscus lenticularis
                     > my personal favourite; natural forces of geology intensified the original
                        mother of pearl iridescence to an unworldly beautiful opalescence.




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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2015, 11:47:52 AM »
  :)  Aathal Museum  Part 11 ~ Trilobites


    Dicranurus harnatus ~ 380 Million years (Haragan Formation, Oklahoma, USA)




    Ceratarges sp. ~ 360 Million years (Hamara Laghdad Formation, Alnif, Marokko)




    Odontochile sp. ~ 360 Million years (Hamara Laghdad Formation, Alnif, Marokko)




    Isotelus maximus Locke ~ 450 Million years (Arnheim Formation, Ohio, USA)




    Drotops armanus ~ 360 Million years (Hamara Laghdad Formation, Maider, Marokko)



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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2015, 01:30:37 PM »
So beautiful...

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2015, 04:13:39 PM »
The preservation on those spinier trilobites is incredible!
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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2015, 04:40:54 PM »
WOW!  Nice photos!!!   Another place I'd love to go!!!  8)

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2015, 04:46:08 PM »
Grüezi.
I live near Zurich :o.
Quite nice photos. I might visit it 1 day.

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2015, 08:14:04 PM »
  :) Thanks for the comments!

Grüezi.
I live near Zurich :o.
Quite nice photos. I might visit it 1 day.

   :D Grüezi also!
  You definitely should go there, it's a magic place.
  ... even though it doesn't look so from the outside ;D .. it's unbelievable.



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  :)  Aathal Museum  Part 12 ~ more Dinosaurs .......


   Microraptor



   Edmontosaurus annectens



   Saurolophus angustirostris



   Tsintaosaurus



  Anatotitan copei





   Dromaeosaurus & Deinonychus



   Chasmosaurus bellii



   Triceratops horridus



   Diplodocus foot



   Allosaurus fragilis



   couldn't resist taking new pics of Big Al Two :), wild colours in the Howe Ranch room!



   This sauropod is new to the museum.
   A Galeamopus of 18 m length called 'Max'. It's the fourth diplodocoid in the Howe Ranch room (well, even the fifth if
   you count the Europasaurus baby) and as with 'H.Q. Eins' and the rearing Diplodocus impossible to take full length pics of.





   Kaatedocus siberi  'H.Q. Zwei'




   Psittacosaurus neimongoliensis (juvenile)




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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2015, 04:22:36 AM »
Stunning photography!   8)

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2015, 06:48:37 PM »

  :)  Aathal Museum  Part 13 ~ Dinosaur eggs ....
















  ... other fossils:

  Nemiana simplex -  A colony of very ancient and enigmatic life forms.
                                    Scientists do not really know what these 650 milion years old animals are.



   Onychocrinus ulrichi on Agaricocrinus splendens



   Rhinobatos maronita



   Crossopholis magnicaudatus swimming by a group of herring fishes



   Calamopleurus eats Rhacolepis



   Sclerocephalus hauseri




   55 million years old little fossil bird still carrying its plumage



   55 million years old bigger fossil bird from southwestern Wyoming



   Meryciododon gracilis / Oreodont


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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2015, 07:02:27 PM »
Wow! Those are some amazing fossils. Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2015, 08:33:14 PM »
Really wonderful.
Next time I'll go to Switzerland, I'll visit the museum...
Thank you.   ^-^

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2017, 05:15:28 PM »

Grüezi! Time to revive this thread. Two years had gone by quickly and I returned to Zürich visiting the Aathal Museum again.
As usually I had a great time and took more pics of things I hadn't before and of course there were also some new exhibits :D.


  :)  Aathal Museum  Part 14 ~ more beautiful fossils ....


     a snapping turtle with fish - Chelydridae




                              kind of tuatara - Homeosaurus maximiliani

                         


     a Mesosaur - Stereosternum tumidum





     adult & juvenile Hydrosaur - Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis




     free floating crinoids - Uintacrinus socialis






     a Chirothere - Ticinosuchus ferox



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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2017, 06:39:25 PM »


                                                           :)  Aathal Museum  Part 15 ~ the Stegosaur room

                         


                                                                      Hesperosaurus mjosi ~ "Moritz"






                                                                      Hesperosaurus mjosi ~ "Victoria"






                                                                          Hesperosaurus mjosi ~ "Lilly"







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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2017, 08:48:20 PM »
This is a really fantastic place, thanks for sharing!  :)

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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2017, 09:58:43 PM »
Very happy to have another chance to stroll through this gallery. Thanks for going to the trouble of updating the photos!
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Re: Visiting Zürich / Switzerland
« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2017, 09:09:47 PM »
 :D Thank you for the comments!

Thanks for going to the trouble of updating the photos!

One more thread de-photobucketed :P. I'm trying to do this with each thread I'm involved in from time to time.

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                                                               :)  Aathal Museum  Part 16 ~ Fossil Wood