Tag: paleontologist

Episode 33 – The Story of the Sloth

PAST TIME RETURNS! After three and a half months of discovering how insanely busy a museum curator can be, I (Adam) am back to past times with a brand new episode of Past Time! Join me on a journey back to the Smithsonian Institution to learn about the whole history of sloths. We’ll also meet RYAN HAUPT, an ally in sloth paleontology and science podcasting! Ryan Haupt: Master of Sloth A Ph. D. can …

Filed under: Cenozoic, Dinosaurs, Ecology, Mammals, Paleontologists, South America, conservation, ecosystem, mammal, paleontologist, sloth, sloths

Episode 32 – The Changing Face of Crocodiles

Episode 32 – The Changing Face of Crocodiles INTRODUCTION TO GROWING UP – Every living thing grows up, and this episode of “Past Time” explores the evolution of the growing process. Specifically, we explore the evolution of growth in crocodiles, and how changes to the growing process at the earliest stages of crocodile development help produce the wide array of crocodile snout shapes we see today …

Filed under: Biology, alligator, biologist, bird, caiman, chicken, crocodile, crocodylia, development, embryo, paleontologist, skeleton, skull

Episode 31 – The First Frogs of the Age of Dinosaurs!

THE FIRST FROGS OF NORTH AMERICA Every discovery we make in natural history happens thanks to specimens. Fossil bones, shells, footprints, coprolites, tissue samples—even field notes and photograms—are the building blocks scientists use to tell the story of life on our planet. On Past Time, we talk a LOT about the contributions of museums and scientists to the story of life. However, we don’t ofte …

Filed under: Arizona, Dallas, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Frog, Museum, Paleontologists, Petrified Forest, Phytosaur, Triassic, amphibian, amphibians, collections, frogs, paleontologist, phytosaurs

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