Dioramas and Exhibits
Articulated skeletons in Rancho La Brea exhibit, left side.
creator of digital collection
La Brea Tar Pit exhibit found in the original Fossil Mammal Hall shown during Pleistocene Epoch (2.5 million - 10,000 years ago). Rancho la Brea mounted skeletons (done by Henry Wichers) of giant ground sloth (Paramylodon harlani), Dire wolf (Aenocyon related to the smaller extant gray wolf) and saber-tooth cat (Smilodon). The mural was painted by Mary Chilton Gray showing the giant ground sloth, Smilodon, Aenocyon and Teratornis (large bird twice the size of the California Condor).
date of photograph
USA, Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
8 X 10 black and white print scanned at 800 dpi, 16-bit depth with Epson Expression 10000XL
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature & Science