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Montana drought sends paleontologists to field early for largest project in state's history

...BOZEMAN, Mont.--Crews working on the largest known paleontology project in Montana's history headed to the field e...ay 15, said Pat Leiggi, administrative director of paleontology at MSU's Museum of the Rockies. The early start means they'll be done by mid-August. Normally they ...

Cosmos Studios, MPH Entertainment and the A&E Network announce capture of major scientific discovery on film

... Lacovara of Drexel University, Ph.D. candidate in paleontology Matt Lamanna, Ph.D. candidate in geology Jen Smith and Jason Poole, bone preparator for Philadelphias Academy of Natural Sciences. The team discovered startling new facts about this ancient ecosystem that will also be examined in the documentary. ...

Marine snail study suggests conservation efforts should move beyond genetic diversity

...ty," says Rich Lane, director of NSF's geology and paleontology program, which funded the research. "It has been thought that morphologic variation is greatest in populations where genetic diversity is highest. While that may be logical, here is a case where it is not true. The bottom line is that greater care...

Museum dinosaur labs draw international researchers

...ack Horner, noting that everything in the museum's paleontology budget -- except his salary -- is donated by corporations or individuals. Emily Rayfield is a scientist from the University of Cambridge in England. She contacted the Horners a couple of years ago because of her interest in the skull of a meat-eatin...

New predatory dog-sized dinosaur unearthed on Madagascar

...ebrate fossils," says H. Richard Lane, geology and paleontology program director in NSF's division of earth sciences, which funded the research. "Masiakasaurus is one of several such recent discoveries by this prolific team, with, I'm sure, more to come." Masiakasaurus is based on a number of isolated ...

New fossil found in Mongolia provides insight into the origin of living birds and the evolution of flight

...y Julia Clarke, a doctoral candidate in vertebrate paleontology atYale University, and Mark Norell, chair and curator of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. The discovery is particularly important because the new bird comes from a part of the evolutionary tree close to the orig...

New species of early bird discovered in Mongolia by team of research scientists

...l History, and Julia Clarke, doctoral candidate in paleontology at Yale University, announced this week in Nature the discovery of a new dinosaur in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Named Apsaravis ukhaana, the fossil is the best-preserved specimen of a Mesozoic ornithurine (bird of modern aspects) bird found in ove...

Newly found bipedal reptile fossil predates dinosaurs by more than 60 million years

...dy," explains University of Toronto at Mississauga paleontology professor Robert Reisz, one of the lead authors of a paper to be published in the Nov. 3 edition of Science. "It happened once in dinosaurs and again with mammals. So to find an example of an animal that did this before dinosaurs or mammals is partic...

Microscopic bone evidence supports dinosaur-bird evolution link

...gical sciences professor and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke museum. Rensberger and Mahito Watabe of the Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences in Okayama, Japan, made their comparisons using fossilized dinosaur bones collected from the Gobi Desert in China and from the Hell Creek geological forma...

Walker named a Fellow of the British Royal Society

...rsity in 1962 and a doctoral degree inanatomy and paleontology at London University in 1967. He taught anatomy atthe Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London; the Makerere UniversityCollege in Kampala, Uganda; and the University of Nairobi in Kenya before movingto the United States in 1973. From 1974 t...

USGS Scientists To Speak On Rare Plants And Invasive Species At Santa Barbara Symposium

...marine invertebrate zoology,physical oceanography, paleontology and terrestrial invertebrate zoology. Thereare no Thursday presentations....

UF Researcher: New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

...t of geological sciences and curator of vertebrate paleontology at theUniversity of Washington's Burke Museum. "The research by MacFadden andcolleagues provides impressive quantitative evidence that permits precisestatements to be made about a partitioning by these related genera of dietaryresources between grass...

Montana State University Scientist Contributes To Latest Dinosaur Discovery

... reproductive traits.She's also taught geology and paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies fieldschool near Choteau, Mont., for 10 years. "It's mostly my experience at Egg Mountain that got me involved in theexpedition to South America this spring," Jackson said. She first visited Egg Mountain ...

Remarkable Skull Of Predatory Dinosaur Unearthed On Madagascar

...d Christopher Maples, directorof NSF's geology and paleontology program, which funded the research. "The Cretaceous period in Madagascar has rapidly become among the most importantfossil localities of any age in the world." Theropod dinosaurs have been known from Madagascar for over a century,but almost...

New Fossil Discoveries Clinch Ancient Age Of Human Ancestor

...research team includes Meave G. Leakey, curator of paleontology at the National Museums of Kenya; Craig S. Feibel, assistant professor of anthropology at Rutgers University; Ian McDougall, professor of earth sciences at the Australian National University; Carol Ward, assistant professor of anthropology at the...

New Species Of Winged Dinasaur Named For Yale Professor

...nal of Science, and curator emeritus of vertebrate paleontology atthe Peabody Museum of Natural History, where he is also editor emeritus of thePeabody Museum Bulletin and Postilla....

New Sickle-Clawed Fossil From Madagascar Links Birds And Dinosaurs

..." says Chris Maples, director of NSF's geology and paleontology program,which funded the research. The fossil bird is 65 to 70 million years old and dates from the LateCretaceous period. It was discovered in 1995 by an international team ofpaleontologists led by researcher David Krause, also of SUNY-Ston...

Strange South American Fossil Mammals Found In Madagascar And India

...ded an excellent example of the contributions that paleontology can make to many areas of geoscience, including tectonic plate positions in Earth's past." Krause says, "Finding representatives of gondwanatheres on these three now widely separated landmasses suggests to us that they were connected in the Late...

Where Fossils Fear To Tread: Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor

... new window to the past, said Carroll: "It's doing paleontology without fossils."...

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