What's New at the Shuler Museum
SMU graduate student Ricardo Araújo's recent study of dinosaur eggs from the Late Jurassic of Portugal was featured on National Geographic's website. The eggs are one of the earliest known examples that can be traced to theropod dinosaurs. Araújo's paper, published in the open access journal Scientific Reports, is available for download here.
The 4th Triennial International Mosasaur Meeting will be held at SMU, May 20-25, 2013. The meeting will showcase the latest research on all aspects of mosasaur paleontology, and participants include researchers from the Shuler Museum and scholars from around the world. To find out more, check out the website.
Personnel from the Shuler Museum - including Louis Jacobs, Mike Polcyn, and Dale Winkler - are leading a field trip for the 47th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America South-Central Section. The field trip, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, will visit Upper Cretaceous outcrops throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Registration is now closed, but you can still get a copy of the associated stratigraphic guide and road log, which is published in GSA Field Guide volume 30.
John Graf, a graduate student in the SMU Department of Earth Sciences, describes a new species of coelacanth from the Early Cretaceous of Texas based on a specimen in the Shuler Museum. This study is published in a recent issue of Historical Biology.
Curator of Paleontology Louis Jacobs delves into the early history of fossil collecting in Texas, using letters from the late 1800s in SMU's DeGolyer Library. This research is featured in Discover Magazine's website.
Personnel from the Shuler Museum and the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences just completed a successful expedition to Angola. You can read all about it here.