PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
Miocene Mammals of Panama
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History
Professor of Geological Sciences, Latin American Studies, and Zoology
University of Florida, Gainesville
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010
7:00 p.m., in the Cooper Room
National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave.
Non-Smithsonian visitors will be escorted
to the Cooper Room at 6:30 and 6:55 p.m.
Visitors arriving late, but before 7:10 pm,
can call up to the Cooper Room using numbers
that will be left with the guards.
Meet in the Constitution Avenue lobby at 5:00 p.m. to join us for dinner at “Elephant and Castle”. Latecomers can meet directly at the restaurant at the NW corner of 12th & Penn. Ave., NW
The Republic of Panama has commenced a decade-long project to expand the Panama Canal on a scale not seen since the original excavations a century ago. As a result of these excavations, newly uncovered sediments are yielding Miocene land mammals of North American affinities. In a region that is poorly known paleontologically, these discoveries advance our understanding of ancient Neotropical biodiversity and biogeography.
Bruce J. MacFadden is currently on assignment as a Program Officer in the Division of Research on Learning (DRL), Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR), National Science Foundation, where he manages programs in Informal Science Education. His permanent position is as a Curator and Professor at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. Bruce has a B.S. from Cornell University and Ph.D from Columbia University. The author of 150 peer-reviewed articles and the book “Fossil Horses,” his research interests focus on Cenozoic mammals of the New World.