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News - Making-of Plateosaurus Ben

Dino: Ben the Plateosaurus

Ben the Plateosaurus is a genuine skeleton from Frick, in Switzerland. He was named after Ben Pabst, the palaeontologist who discovered him. The Plateoteam (made up of palaeontologists and technicians from the Museum of Natural Sciences) worked for 18 months to dig out his bones and reconstruct his skeleton. Since December 2017 he is on permanent display in the Dinosaur Gallery.

News - Stolen Dinosaur Skeleton Turns Out To Be Swimming Raptor

An international team of scientists, along with Belgian palaeontologists, has described a new dinosaur that could swim. It is the first time this adaptation has been found so clearly in a dinosaur. The 75 million year old and exceptionally well-preserved Halszkaraptor fossil from Mongolia was poached and circulated in private collections.

News - Palaeontologists Discovered a ‘Primitive Iguanodon’ With Scissor-like Teeth

A team of Belgian and French palaeontologists has described a new dinosaur species that had scissor-like teeth. The fossil remains of Matheronodon provincialis – a primitive cousin of Iguanodon – were discovered in the South of France, during a ‘paleotrip’ of the Museum of Natural Sciences.

News - Fossil Discovery of Pygmy Right Whale on Northern Hemisphere

Palaeontologists have found two fossils of ancient pygmy right whales in Sicily and in Japan. The study, by an international team with researchers from our Institute, changes everything we thought we knew about this mysterious animal.

News - Q&A with palaeontologist Thierry Smith about the origin of monkeys

MONKEYS - Lecture 16.11.2017 - Thierry Smith

Our temporary exhibition MONKEYS comes with 11 nocturnes! Visit the exhibition from 17.30 to 21.30 and attend a lecture or the screening of a documentary (followed by a debate) from 19.00.

During this second nocturne (on 16.11.2017), Thierry Smith will give a lecture (in French) entitled L’origine et l’évolution des primates : des progrès de branches en branches.

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