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Vertebrate Paleontology

Vertebrate PaleontologyThe Division of Paleontology houses an in depth archive of correspondence, field journals, maps, illustrations, and administrative paperwork related to the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology (archival supplies referring to invertebrate paleontology are housed with the archives of the Division of Invertebrates, with which the division of fossil invertebrates was previously related). Middle Tertiary specimens embrace specimens of Miocene fossil mammals, including elephant and camel relatives, bats, hedgehogs, and three-toed horses. Fossils uncovered in this challenge are additionally providing vital knowledge on the origin of limbed animals (tetrapods) from fishy precursors.

Native Philadelphian, Dr. Joseph Leidy (1823-1891) was a particularly good anatomist working at the Academy throughout the growth of paleontology as a scientific self-discipline. Study aids embody: key questions, analysis to be completed, and suggestions of further reading and websites.

That is why the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology was founded in 1940, and why it has thrived and grown ever since. We’re hoping this 12 months’s meeting shall be even more consultant of the vertebrate paleontology field. Superorder Cetartiodactyla: Cattle, Pigs And Whales.

POSTER: The Milk Creek Mammal Fauna of Central Arizona (Late Miocene) with New Taxa and an Estimate of Body Mass of Camelids and Antilocaprids Using Astragali Areas, Jeb Bevers1, Carley Weideman2 & Diriliee Curtis1, 1Yavapai School, Prescott, AZ, 2Northern Arizona College, Flagstaff, AZ.

The historic core of the Academy’s assortment contains the Thomas Jefferson Fossil Assortment , the first dinosaur fossils from North America, the one fossil collected by Lewis and Clark, as well as the intensive collections of Leidy and a few of the Cope collections.

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