New Mexico Museum Of Pure Historical past Bulletins


Vertebrate PaleontologyThe vertebrate paleontology collection consists of roughly 80,000 cataloged specimens. POSTER: A New Triassic Bonebed from the Bears Ears Area of Utah, Robert J. Gay1, Xavier A. Jenkins2, Andrew R.C. Milner3, Nathan E. van Vranken4, Dylan M. Dewitt5, Taormina Lepore6, 1Museums of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Fruita, CO, 2College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State College, Tempe, AZ, 3St.

Particularly, via its involvement with the UT Excessive Decision X-ray Computed Tomography Facility , the collections are fostering software of thrilling new technologies such as CT scanning and complex THREE-D imaging software program to the morphology of fossil and Recent vertebrate specimens.

The historic core of the Academy’s collection consists of 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 number of the Cope collections.

Warming and cooling climates, asteroid and comet impacts, large volcanic eruptions, the breakup, collision, and movement of continents…all these events had main impacts on the history of life, including our own evolutionary historical past, and are a part of the explanation why the human species exists.

Notably sought are specimens of high quality that either fill a significant hole within the collections, complement existing analysis foci, or specimens whose removal from the public area would represent a critical loss to the scientific group and the general public.