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For those who enjoy taking a step back through time, the new North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is a treasure trove of fossils collected along the North Carolina coast, coastal plain, and Piedmont. Included in the collection are a rare 500-million-year-old Pteridinum carolinaense, one of only seven found worldwide and the only one on exhibit; a 110-million-year-old dinosaur; and a rare right whale.
Extreme ran the gamut from small to great in this North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences exhibit that ran through March 27th, 2016. Examples of anatomical features noted in the article for these showcased mammals were claws, fangs, snouts, and horns. Animals became accessible for visitors’ experience via visual displays, touchable fossils, and taxidermied specimens.