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Extinct Collection

Background imageExtinct Collection: Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop

Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop
General Museum poster. Drawing of a child leading a dinosaur out of the Museum, with the slogan Take something home with you from the Natural History [Museum] Shop, South Kensington, London

Background imageExtinct Collection: Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine

Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) in captivity at London Zoo. The species is believed to be extinct. Largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times - became extinct in 1936

Background imageExtinct Collection: Fossils from the palaeozoic era

Fossils from the palaeozoic era
Life forms of the palaeozoic era (for identification of individual items, refer to the book page 13-14)

Background imageExtinct Collection: Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon

Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon, large, armored mammal of the family Glyptodontidae.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric

Background imageExtinct Collection: Iguanodons were herbivorous dinosaurs

Iguanodons were herbivorous dinosaurs from the mid-Jurassic to late Cretaceous.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916, Hamburg

Background imageExtinct Collection: Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece

Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece
Cartoon of an Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece, in the Ballad of the Ichthyosaurus

Background imageExtinct Collection: Diplodocus

Diplodocus
Weighing around 20 tonnes & reaching up to 26 metres in length Diplodocus is one of the longest-known dinosaurs. It lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the Upper Jurassic

Background imageExtinct Collection: Polacanthus

Polacanthus
This dinosaur was from the family of armoured skinned dinosaurs, the Ankylosaurs. It was around 14 feet in length living around 125 million years ago. Fossils have been found in the Isle of Wight, UK

Background imageExtinct Collection: Triceratops

Triceratops
The three-horned dinosaur which lived during the Upper Cretaceous period, 67 to 65 million years ago. It grew up to 9 metres in length and fossils have been discovered in USA

Background imageExtinct Collection: Crystal Palace Dinosaur Models

Crystal Palace Dinosaur Models
Models sculpted by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, working closely with Joseph Paxton and Richard Owen, were installed in the worlds first dinosaur park which opened at Crystal Palace Park in 1854

Background imageExtinct Collection: Thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus. Extinct

Thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus. Extinct
Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger, Thylacinus cynocephalus (Thylacinus harrisii). Extinct. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rene Primevere Lessons Complements de Buffon, Pourrat Freres, Paris, 1838

Background imageExtinct Collection: Archaeopteryx - bird-like dinosaur

Archaeopteryx - bird-like dinosaur
Archaeopteryx - a genus of bird-like dinosaurs that is transitional between non-avian feathered dinosaurs and modern birds. Date: Late Jurassic Period

Background imageExtinct Collection: The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park

The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park
Original artwork by Walter Ray Woods for Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Background imageExtinct Collection: Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus

Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus
Sheet 3 of a series of posters by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862, showing Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus. Date: circa 1862

Background imageExtinct Collection: Coprolite, fossil dung

Coprolite, fossil dung
A coprolite is a fossilized dropping, perhaps from a Dinosaur. Length 29cm

Background imageExtinct Collection: Archaeopteryx lithographica [London specimen]

Archaeopteryx lithographica [London specimen]
Main slab of rare fossil dinobird and earliest bird found in the Upper Jurassic of Solenhofen in Germany, now on display at The Natural History Museum, London. Known also as the London Archaeopteryx

Background imageExtinct Collection: Scene in Wealden Times

Scene in Wealden Times
Scene from the Wealden times, during the Cretacous period. Painting, oil on canvas, by Eli Marsden Wilson (1877-1965), before 1935. Original held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageExtinct Collection: Coelophysis fossil

Coelophysis fossil
Coelophysis was one of the earliest known dinosaurs which lived 225 to 220 million years ago during the Upper Triassic. It was a small bipedal carnivore up to 3 metres in length

Background imageExtinct Collection: Glyptodon Asper

Glyptodon Asper
a gigantic forerunner of the armadillo, from the Pleistocene period in South America (near Buenos Aires) more than two metres in length

Background imageExtinct Collection: Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx had the same number and arrangement of primary and secondary flight feathers as modern birds. Watercolour on paper by John Doncaster

Background imageExtinct Collection: Aepyornis on the Rampage

Aepyornis on the Rampage
Butcher pursued by an Aepyornis Ingens, the prehistoric creature which emerges from the egg

Background imageExtinct Collection: Great Auk Extinct

Great Auk Extinct
The great auk or awk (PINGUINUS IMPENNIS) who lost its final battle for survival on a small island off Iceland in 1844, primarily due to over-hunting

Background imageExtinct Collection: Crystal Palace Dinosaur Models

Crystal Palace Dinosaur Models
Models sculpted by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, working closely with Joseph Paxton and Richard Owen, were installed in the worlds first dinosaur park which opened at Crystal Palace Park in 1854

Background imageExtinct Collection: Passenger Pigeon-Extinct

Passenger Pigeon-Extinct
PASSENGER PIGEON (Ectopistes migratorius) Probably once the most numerous bird on Earth, the Pigeon became extinct in 1914

Background imageExtinct Collection: Dinosaur / Iguanodon Dine

Dinosaur / Iguanodon Dine
Hawkins invities scientists to dine inside his iguanodon model at the Crystal Palace exhibition at Sydenham

Background imageExtinct Collection: Dodo (Buffon)

Dodo (Buffon)
The dodo, in profile

Background imageExtinct Collection: Extinct / Dinornis / Moa

Extinct / Dinornis / Moa
dinornis giganteis - a reconstruction based on bones discovered

Background imageExtinct Collection: Dinosaur / Stegosaurus

Dinosaur / Stegosaurus
Dinosaurs of the Jurassic period : a Stegosaurus, with a Compsognathus in the background

Background imageExtinct Collection: Dinosaur Models 1930S

Dinosaur Models 1930S
Dinosaur models in the grounds of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham (London) created by Waterhouse Hawkins

Background imageExtinct Collection: Animals / Extinct / Dodo

Animals / Extinct / Dodo
Animals/Extinct/Dodo

Background imageExtinct Collection: Dinosaur / Triceratops

Dinosaur / Triceratops
TRICERATOPS

Background imageExtinct Collection: Dodo, Raphus cucullatus, Didus ineptus, extinct

Dodo, Raphus cucullatus, Didus ineptus, extinct flightless bird.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageExtinct Collection: Mosasaur, Mosasaurus hoffmannii, extinct genus

Mosasaur, Mosasaurus hoffmannii, extinct genus of carnivorous aquatic lizards.. Colour printed (chromolithograph) illustration by F

Background imageExtinct Collection: Dodo, Didus ineptus or Raphus cucullatus

Dodo, Didus ineptus or Raphus cucullatus.. Colour printed (chromolithograph) illustration by F. John from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916, Hamburg

Background imageExtinct Collection: Iguanodon

Iguanodon
This dinosaur was a large bipedal herbivore which stood 14 feet high and 30 feet long. It lived during the Lower Cretactous around 140 to 110 million years ago

Background imageExtinct Collection: European cave lion, Panthera leo spenaea, extinct

European cave lion, Panthera leo spenaea, extinct subspecies of lion.. Colour printed (chromolithograph) illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916

Background imageExtinct Collection: A long-horned European wild ox attacked by wolves

A long-horned European wild ox attacked by wolves.. The aurochs or urus (Bos primigenius), the ancestor of domestic cattle, was a type of wild cattle which inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa

Background imageExtinct Collection: Parasaurolophus skeleton

Parasaurolophus skeleton
This dinosaur which grew up to 10 metres in length had a large crest over the top of its head which extended over a metre. It lived during the Upper Cretaceous period, 76 to 74 mya

Background imageExtinct Collection: Hunting the Aurochs

Hunting the Aurochs
Ancient Germans hunt the AUROCHS (bos primigenius) thought to be the ancestor of modern cattle

Background imageExtinct Collection: Animals and plants of the Carboniferous era

Animals and plants of the Carboniferous era
European landscape, with animals, during the Carboniferous Era

Background imageExtinct Collection: Aepyornis Skeleton

Aepyornis Skeleton
A Victorian couple admire a restored skeleton of aepyornis ingens, a genus of flightless birds native to Madagascar

Background imageExtinct Collection: Extinct / Plesiosaurus

Extinct / Plesiosaurus
PLESIOSAURUS DOLICHODEIRUS (about 7 metres in length)

Background imageExtinct Collection: Map of the continents and seas in the Upper Triassic

Map of the continents and seas in the Upper Triassic period. North America, Atlantis, Europe, Asia, Gondwanaland. Colour print after an illustration from Wilhelm Bolsches Das Leben der Urwelt

Background imageExtinct Collection: Aurochs, Bos primigenius. Extinct

Aurochs, Bos primigenius. Extinct. (Wild ox, Bos urus.) Handcoloured engraving after an illustration by Charles Hamilton Smith from Edward Griffiths The Animal Kingdom by the Baron Cuvier, London

Background imageExtinct Collection: Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins

Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins
Sketch on the reverse of a letter dated 24 October 1855, written to Professor Richard Owen from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Date: 1855

Background imageExtinct Collection: Great Irish Elk, Megatherium

Great Irish Elk, Megatherium
Original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins

Background imageExtinct Collection: Zoological gardens by B. Waterhouse Hawkins

Zoological gardens by B. Waterhouse Hawkins
Original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins

Background imageExtinct Collection: Restorations of animals from Tertiary period

Restorations of animals from Tertiary period
Original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins



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