Science Matters: Show-Me Paleontology

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Science & Technology
Online Event
Each Month we co-host a science-themed program with our colleagues at the Linda Hall Library. This month we hear more about the recent Dinosaur Discovery in Missouri. Recent fossil discoveries in southern Missouri have helped scientists identify a new species of dinosaur, Parrosaurus missouriensis. The large duck-billed dinosaur measured 35 feet in length and roamed the region 75 to 90 million years ago. The Missouri dig site has yielded fossil remains for over 80 years and has helped expand the knowledge of dinosaurs in the U.S. east of the Western Interior Seaway, a body of water that divided North America more than 70 million years ago. Dr. Peter Makovicky is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He is a paleontologist whose research aims to understand the patterns and processes of macroevolution using the fossil record, with an emphasis on Mesozoic vertebrates. Click here to RSVP for the event.