Category Archives: Megalonyx

Saltville Megalonyx remains at the USNM

After picking up the collection of Devonian fossils for transfer to VMNH, on Thursday morning Ray and I drove from Winchester to Washington to visit the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), part of the Smithsonian Institution. Advertisements

Posted in Megalonyx, Museums | 3 Comments

Casting the Carter Bog Megalonyx, Part 3

We’re continuing to work on molds of the Carter Bog Megalonyx. While we haven’t produced any new casts in the last week, the molds are progressing rapidly.

Posted in Megalonyx, Paleontological techniques | Leave a comment

Casting the Carter Bog Megalonyx, Part 2

As I explained in Part 1, we’re beginning a year-long project to mold and cast the Carter Bog Megalonyx, housed at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. We’re starting mostly with parts of the skull, including the lower jaw (above).

Posted in Megalonyx | 2 Comments

Casting the Carter Bog Megalonyx, Part 1

I mentioned last week that we’re starting several new molding and casting projects in order to expand our exhibits at VMNH. One of these projects is the Carter Bog Megalonyx, a ground sloth specimen excavated in Ohio during the early … Continue reading

Posted in Megalonyx, Paleontological techniques | Leave a comment