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      Jersey Crocs Rule! in Trenton

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      August 19, 2019

      Monday   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (daily until September 8, 2019)

      205 W. State Street
      Trenton, New Jersey 08618

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      Jersey Crocs Rule!

      Jersey Crocs Rule! allows visitors to explore the existence of crocodiles in New Jersey throughout their evolution. Crocodylians have been on the Earth for over 200 million years, and the wide diversity of crocodile species found in the Garden State’s fossil record is often a source of amazement. Crocodiles, alligators, and gharials from the State Museum’s collections illustrate the modern form, while the exhibit also delves into the fossil history of crocs in New Jersey, beginning with preserved croc-like trackways dating back almost 200 million years. One remarkable fossil feature of the exhibit will be a nearly complete skeleton of crocodylian Hyposaurus rogersii, which lived in what is now Gloucester County, NJ about 65 million years ago. Visitors will also come face-to-face with a six-foot skull reconstruction of Deinosuchus, one of the largest crocodiles to ever live. Other features of the exhibit will include interactives demonstrating how croc tails move and what their prehistoric environments were like, specimens of at least 5 different types of crocodylians that once lived in New Jersey, and a display of a recent croc fossil discovery currently under preparation at the State Museum. “Jersey Crocs Rule!” is supported in part by the New Jersey State Museum Foundation. On view through September 8, 2019.

      Categories: Museums & Attractions | Science

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