Maropeng is proud to announce the launch of a new temporary exhibition, Dinosaurs of the Veld: Meet South Africa’s Ruling Reptiles, in its brand-new exhibition space.
Dinosaurs of the Veld tells the story of the archosaurs that once roamed South Africa. (Image: Sergey Krasovskiy)
Dinosaurs of the Veld offers insight into the much larger group of animals to which dinosaurs once belonged and which lived in South Africa approximately 250-million years ago. This group, known as archosaurs (which means “ruling reptiles”), includes ancient reptiles, crocodiles, dinosaurs and birds. South Africa has many fossils of each of these incredible beasts – fossils that visitors to Maropeng are now at liberty to see.
“Many people locally and worldwide know about South Africa’s hominin fossil record,” says Kimberley Chapelle, palaeontology PhD candidate at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and the brains behind this exhibition. “However, very few people know about how rich South Africa’s fossil record is with regard to other groups of animals, including dinosaurs.” Read more>>>