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Return to Paraguay: Conserving the Taguá, a Living Fossil
April 11, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

In 1972, mammalogist Ralph Wetzel and colleagues were studying armadillo ectoparasites in the Paraguayan Chaco when they came upon a peccary (what we call javelina in Texas) that didn’t look like those already known to science. The result was Catagonus wagneri – the Chacoan peccary, known only from a fossil discovered in 1930 by Argentinian […]

Sea Rex 3D swims into IMAX!
January 13, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures that ruled the oceans millions of years ago in Sea Rex 3D – now showing in HMNS IMAX!. Mosasaurus hoffmannii skeleton on display at the Maastricht Natural History Museum, The Netherlands Guided by Georges Cuvier, considered by many to be the father of paleontology, viewers learn […]

Digging Sideways For Science
May 11, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Recently we received the question on our blog, “How far down do you have to dig to get to the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary?” A similar question that I get in anthropology and paleontology is “How far down do you dig to find a T. rex…..or a Dimetrodon….or an Australopithecus?” We usually don’t dig down. We dig […]

Explore Evolution with Lucy’s Legacy
July 13, 2009 · 15 Comments

Lucy’s Legacy, an exhibition featuring the world’s most famous fossil, recently opened at Discovery Times Square Exposition in Times Square, New York. The exhibit will remain on display until October 25, 2009. The Lucy exhibit has been an exciting catalyst for discovery, discussion, and debate within the scientific community. In this series of blogs, Dirk presents […]



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