The vertebrate paleontology assortment contains approximately 80,000 cataloged specimens. Newly found turtle specimens from the Uinta Formation (Middle Eocene) of Utah, together with Baenidae, Carettochelyidae, Planetochelyidae, Testudinidae, and Geoemydidae, Heather F. Smith1, J. Howard Hutchison2, Brent Adrian1, Okay.E. Beth Townsend1 & Daniel Jager1, 1Department of Anatomy, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, 2Museum of Paleontology, College of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.
They shared their research with each other, and argued over the main points, dates and relationships. Conscious Bias and the Origin of Birds, Ralph E. Molnar College of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA & Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.
The fields of paleobiology, paleoecology, biomechanics, anatomy, paleoclimatology, evolutionary biology and lots of others are represented in vertebrate paleontology research, and celebrated on the annual assembly of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Significantly sought are specimens of top quality that either fill a big hole within the collections, complement present research foci, or specimens whose elimination from the general public domain would represent a severe loss to the scientific neighborhood and most of the people.
Paleontology really got started although, with the publication of Recherches sur les poissons fossiles (1833-1843) by Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz (1807-1873). Each plate accompanied by descriptive letterpress. They presented explanations for the way the rocks fashioned and the animals diverged into hundreds of thousands of species.