Rudolph Zallinger’s mural The Age of Mammals is the centerpiece of the Hall of Mammalian Evolution at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Although the mural’s focus is on the momentous evolutionary developments among the warm-blooded, hairy, milk-giving vertebrates known as mammals, the painting also depicts the striking changes transforming the landscapes, the climates, and the plant life of western North American after the extinction of the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago and culminating with the giant animals of the Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago. These changes have been skillfully woven into the vivid tapestry of the mural, providing a feeling for the forces that shaped the outcome of this vast evolutionary drama.
Learn about The Age of Mammals mural
The poster and the accompanying guidebook (sold separately) are superb for both class study and individual enjoyment.
Click the image on the right to view the entire poster.
36” long x 24” wide