Hall of Primitive Mammals

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

The Hall of Primitive Mammals traces the lower branches of the evolutionary tree of mammals, including such features as the synapsid opening in the skull (a large hole behind the eye socket for muscles that extend to the jaw, found also in early rela... more

The Hall of Primitive Mammals traces the lower branches of the evolutionary tree of mammals, including such features as the synapsid opening in the skull (a large hole behind the eye socket for muscles that extend to the jaw, found also in early relatives of mammals), the three middle ear bones (used to classify all mammals), and the placenta. These traits correspond to eating, hearing, and reproduction functions, and each represents an evolutionary branch. Included in this hall are monotremes, marsupials, sloths, and armadillos. Some living animals from these groups, such as the platypus, have so many primitive features that they are called "living fossils."


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Hall of Primitive Mammals

Sat, November 27
10:00AM
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Sun, November 28
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Mon, November 29
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Tue, November 30
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Wed, December 01
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Thu, December 02
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Sat, December 04
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Sun, December 05
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Mon, December 06
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Tue, December 07
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Occurs 169 more times through May 25

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

November 27, Saturday 10:00AM
November 28, Sunday 10:00AM
November 29, Monday 10:00AM
November 30, Tuesday 10:00AM
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