||The fully cleaned skull of
The palaeontologist who studied the skull, Yuong-Nam Lee, gave it its full
name of "Pawpawsaurus campbelli". "Pawpaw" - after the Paw
Paw Formation in which it was found, "saurus" - lizard, and "campbelli"
- after its discoverer. The skull is on display at the Fort Worth
Museum of Science & History, the fossil's permanent home. The
skull was first publicly displayed as part of a small exhibit of
native Texas dinosaurs which was featured with "The Dinosaurs of Jurassic
Park" traveling exhibition during its run at the FWMSH.
view of the skull from the opposite side. During the time that the
museum's "Lone Star Dinosaurs" exhibit was traveling between various natural
history museums in Texas, a cast replica of the skull was used in place
of the original. This is done whenever possible with such rare and
unique specimens in order to eliminate the risk of the original fossil
being damaged during transport between museums.
||After "Lone Star Dinosaurs"
completed its tour, it returned to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History as a permanent exhibit. Recently, the exhibit underwent a
significant expansion, and will re-open to the public on May 28, 2005.
The exhibit is the result of at least two decades of collaboration between
scientists, teachers, students, volunteers and others with an interest