Four 3D models of representative dinosaur and bird fossils.

Virtual Collection: Dinosaurs and Birds

This virtual collection was last curated by Jonathan Hendricks on June 18, 2019. Each model is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Unless otherwise indicated, each model was created by Emily Hauf using specimens at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.

Dinosaurs


Theropods


Specimen is an artificial cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull on display at the Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, New York.


Fossil specimen of a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth (fragment) from the Cretaceous Hell Creek Formationof Montana. Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of specimen is approximately 6 cm.


Hadrosaurs


Toe bone from a duck-billed dinosaur (hadrosaur, possibly Edmontosaurus) from the Cretaceous of South Dakota (PRI 42981). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of toe is approximately 8.5 cm.

Birds


Fossil bird bone from the Pleistocene of Florida (PRI 76860). Note that inside of bone is hollow. Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of bone is approximately 11.5 cm.


Toe bone from a moa bird from the Pleistocene of New Zealand (PRI 76862). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of bone is approximately 9 cm.


Fossil bird feather from the Eocene of Lincoln County, Wyoming (PRI 76864). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of feather is approximately 3 cm.