Project Description

“Sophie” is a large, meat eating sea lizard known as a Tylosaurus. Sophie swam in the Western Interior Cretaceous Seaway that divided North America about 85 million years ago. At over 35 feet from nose to tail, Sophie swims from the ceiling of Paleo Joe’s, and her head rests in the lobby. Inside her abdomen are the remains of her last meal — a smaller, six foot sea lizard known as a Pliosaur! Sophie’s remains can be viewed in Woodland Park, Colorado. This version of her was originally a prop in the IMAX movie, Sea Monsters, and is on permanent loan from the Morrison Natural History Museum in Morrison, Colorado. The museum is just ten minutes away from the hotel.