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MCZ Paleontology
Museum of Comparative Zoology (Harvard) Paleontology. Highlighting the inner (and outer) workings of fossil research, education, and collections management.
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MCZ Paleontology Feb 21
It's a big world for these small - even in a bulk sample (see tin)! Alcide d'Orbigny erected the subphylum to describe these microscopic mostly-marine , creating the first models of their tests for scientific study.
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MCZ Paleontology Feb 14
Show this Haptodus (and their perfectly boopable snoot) some love! Instead of chocolates, this would like a box of your finest assorted insects please!
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MCZ Paleontology Feb 9
doing some great public outreach at the 2020 event ! Inspiring scientific curiosity in people of all ages!!!
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MCZ Paleontology Feb 7
During the , was covered by water and home to many diverse creatures, some familiar... some not. Now these , blastoids, and other from the Lodgpole Limestone are part of the Sprinkle Collection!
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MCZ Paleontology Feb 3
explain how functional differentiation of the mammalian spine may be linked to (1) release of a primitive respiratory constraint and (2) selection for novel behaviors, such as grooming a mammalian-like integument!
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 31
The start of term is always exciting- especially when and are supporting five courses with lab specimens! We've been working hard over the last 3mo. to assess the . Here, Cyrus rehouses recently repaired specimens!
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 28
Love ? The @MCZVertPaleo team is looking for a Technician and to join us! Read the job description and apply today at
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 27
A warm to 's newest member, Collections Manager Christina Byrd! Joining us from the , she is excited about digitization and working with a historic collection!
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 24
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Bonus Kelley Collection gastropods 🐌
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 24
Who says are 'boring'? Each bore hole is evidence of a life-or-death battle between these different molluscs and their predators. Harvard alumna Dr. Patricia Kelley collected these Maryland (and more) as part of her doctoral work.
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 17
Watch where you're walking! Two sets of Apatopus lineatus tracks pointing opposite directions 'collide' on this slab.
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 10
This little Jurassic , Selenisca gratiosa, was collected in the 1800s before making its way to America and becoming lost. It was found again in the collections in 2012, marking its incorporation back into the known scientific sphere!
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MCZ Paleontology Jan 3
Happy New Year! To celebrate 2020, here's one of our centenarian fossils: Erpetosaurus radiatus, a collected from Linton, Ohio in 1920.
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Museum of Comparative Zoology Dec 18
Congratulations to Stephanie Pierce, MCZ Faculty-Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, recipient of the 2019 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching for her exceptional teaching in introductory science courses!
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MCZ Paleontology Dec 11
and team examines of across Burgess Shale-type sites, finding alt. taphonomic path not required to preserve elements. Carbon films mark the CNS of this key Alalcomenaeus fossil!
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MCZ Paleontology Dec 6
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Expand the photo to see the 2nd specimen's a-maz-ing pinules 😍
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MCZ Paleontology Dec 6
Beautiful preservation on these Uintacrinus socialis, a found in Kansas' Niobara Chalk.
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MCZ Paleontology Nov 22
and meet! Check out this Undina penicillata, a ceolocanth, from Bavaria.
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Harvard Museum Nov 22
For the scrapbooks: Did you know that the Kronosaurus, a favorite in the museum, was first found in Australia, on accident, by a grad student? Jessica Cundiff from the tells the The of its discovery and reconstruction.
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MCZ Paleontology Nov 15
This is Pachydiscus buckhami from Vancouver Island, Canada. Portions of the shell have been removed to reveal unworn diagnostic suture patterns.
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