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illustration showing Two Late Devonian early tetrapods coming out of the water to move on land

MCZ researchers reconstruct the evolution of terrestrial movement in early tetrapods

December 1, 2020
Stephanie Pierce, MCZ Faculty-Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, and Blake Dickson, Ph.D. ’20 analyzed 40 3D fossil humeri to better understand the transition from fin-to-limb and reconstruct the evolution of terrestrial movement in early tetrapods. The work is published in Nature and featured in the... Read more about MCZ researchers reconstruct the evolution of terrestrial movement in early tetrapods
Wilson’s Long-fingered Bat, by Piotr Naskrecki

New bat species named for Edward O. Wilson

August 18, 2020
A new species of bat has been named in honor of Edward O. Wilson, Faculty Emeritus in the MCZ. Wilson’s Long-fingered Bat, Miniopterus wilsoni, is named in recognition of Prof. Wilson's support and facilitation of biodiversity research at Gorongosa National Park over the past decade. The new species is described in the journal Acta Chiropterologica.
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HMSC Connects! Podcast features MCZ staff and history

August 17, 2020

HMSC Connects! Podcast is a weekly podcast that goes behind the scenes of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture to talk to the scholars, researchers, collection keepers, exhibit designers and other fascinating individuals who keep the museums humming along and create a compelling array of exhibits and programs.

Since the podcast launched in May 2020, two have featured the MCZ collections. Andrew...

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