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Museum of Paleontology

Melchor Múzquiz

Did you know that in Múzquiz was found the most complete and articulated fossil of a flying reptile ever seen in Mexico? It is the Muzquizopteryx coahuilensis, an animal that flew through these territories billions of years ago. The replica of the fossil can be seen at the Museum of Paleontology (Adolfo E. Romo No. 1701).

This enclosure could be founded thanks to a group of paleontology enthusiasts, who had the good fortune of protecting and guarding the fossils found in Melchor Múzquiz. In 2005 the Asociación Civil Museo de Múzquiz (Civil Association Museum of Múzquiz) was created and the construction of the museum began.

Despite its simple design, the Museum of Paleontology is one of the great tourist attractions of the Pueblo Mágico, exhibiting 390 fossils of crabs, clams, fish, and sharks. The most valued pieces, besides the replica of the flying reptile, are the skeleton of a Mosasaurus, an extinct lizard from the Cretaceous period, and the horn of a Ceratopsid, a dinosaur with characteristics similar to the rhinoceros.

As part of the museography, there is a sculpture dedicated to paleontologists and a mural with an extensive timeline, from the Big Bang to the appearance of mankind.

Did you know that in Múzquiz was found the most complete and articulated fossil of a flying reptile ever seen in Mexico? It is the Muzquizopteryx coahuilensis, an animal that flew through these territories billions of years ago. The replica of the fossil can be seen at the Museum of Paleontology (Adolfo E. Romo No. 1701).

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This enclosure could be founded thanks to a group of paleontology enthusiasts, who had the good fortune of protecting and guarding the fossils found in Melchor Múzquiz. In 2005 the Asociación Civil Museo de Múzquiz (Civil Association Museum of Múzquiz) was created and the construction of the museum began.

Despite its simple design, the Museum of Paleontology is one of the great tourist attractions of the Pueblo Mágico, exhibiting 390 fossils of crabs, clams, fish, and sharks. The most valued pieces, besides the replica of the flying reptile, are the skeleton of a Mosasaurus, an extinct lizard from the Cretaceous period, and the horn of a Ceratopsid, a dinosaur with characteristics similar to the rhinoceros.

As part of the museography, there is a sculpture dedicated to paleontologists and a mural with an extensive timeline, from the Big Bang to the appearance of mankind.

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