SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University's Mayer Museum is adding seven new replica dinosaur skeletons to its collection.
According to a release from the school, the replicas will be available for free public viewing starting Tuesday, June 7. To accommodate the installation of the new exhibits, the museum will be closed from May 28 through June 6.
The dinosaur exhibits are a main attraction at the Mayer Museum, the release said, with a full-size Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton as the centerpiece.
The seven new dinosaurs will bring the museum's total to 17 and will include:
- Cimolichthys nepaholica - predatory fish
- Dimetrodon - giant sail-finned lizard
- Dromaeosaurus albertensis - feathered raptor
- Enchodus petrosus - saber-toothed herring
- Holmesina floridanus - giant armadillo
- Megalonyx jeffersonii - giant sloth
- Bactrosaurus johnsoni - large four-legged herbivore
In addition to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, the museum's dinosaur collection includes numerous casts of dinosaur tracks and fossilized dinosaur eggs, as well as the other nine original dinosaur skeletons including:
- Bambiraptor feinbergi - small bird-like raptor
- Semouria - amphibious lizard
- Didelphodon vorax - carnivorous marsupial
- Agujaceratops - large multi-horned herbivore
- Carcharocles Megalodon - giant shark jaws
- Prionochelys maturtina - spiky sea turtle
- Styxosaurus - large marine reptile
- Quetzalcoatlus northropi - giant flying mammal
- New Hell Creek Pterosaur - small flying dinosaur
The Mayer Museum is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday, except for the week it will be closed to install the new dinosaurs.
More details on current and upcoming exhibits and collections are available at angelo.edu/mayer-museum.