New Jersey State Museum

Division of the NJ Department of State
Chris Christie, Governor
Kim Guadagno, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State
Anthony Gardner, Executive Director


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What's "NEW" in Natural History?


What's "NEW" in Natural History?

An exquisitely preserved fossil skeleton of a 215 million year old primitive aquatic reptile, called Tanytrachelos ahynis, was recently donated to the New Jersey State Museum.  You can download a copy of the official press release HERE.

Image courtesy of Karen Carr Studios Inc.

This great news has been featured on dozens of websites, blogs, and media outlets from across the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York region.  You can read or watch some of these segments at these links:


The fossil is now on display on the lower level of the Museum.  Come by and check it out for yourself!

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