The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) recently hosted a visit by Constance Kite, a fossil preparator in the MCZ in the 1950's, featured in an iconic image with the MCZ Kronosaurus specimen. The specimen was found in Queensland, Australia in the 1930's. The visit was highlighted in Kite's community newspaper, ...Read more about Iconic Kronosaurus photo replicated 60 years later
Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator George Lauder, awarded the Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Award, and former MCZ Curatorial Associate of Ichthyology Karsten Hartel, awarded the Spiritus Collections Award. Both awards are presented annually by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologist (ASIH) at their annual meeting, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH). The Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Award recognizes a member of ASIH for an outstanding body of work in any area of ichthyology and the Spirit Collections Award recognizes excellence in... Read more about MCZ ichthyologists receive ASIH awards
A new paper in the MCZ journal Breviora describes a new species of tetrapodomorph sarcopterygian, Eusthenopteron jenkinsi. The species is named in honor of the late Dr. Farish A. Jenkins, Jr., beloved faculty member and curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the MCZ, for his central role in the Nunavut Paleontological Expeditions from 1999 to 2008. He was a key contributor to the anatomical research, the...
MCZ Faculty Director Jim Hanken, Faculty-Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Stephanie Pierce and Preparator Chris Capobianco visited the Harvard-owned land in Goshen County, Wyoming last week. This was the first visit to the site in nearly 80 years, when paleontologist excavated about 4,000 pounds of material. Read more about the visit in The Torrington Telegram.