Research and Collections
The Museum’s research program also operates North Texas’ largest and most active fossil preparation laboratory, overseen by vertebrate paleontologist and director of the paleontology lab Dr. Ron Tykoski. Tykoski has overseen the preparation of the Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum skull from Alaska, description and naming of North America’s oldest fossil bird, Flexomornis howei, from Grapevine, Texas. And most recently preparation of the Perot Museum’s neck vertebrae of the giant Alamosaurus sanjuanensis from Big Bend National Park.
Submit your Specimen
North Texas has a rich geological and paleontological history. Many of the specimens in the Museum’s collections were discovered by everyday folks who found something odd and wanted to have it identified. Our research staff can usually identify a specimen based on a few decent photographs.