Nebraska All Hands

Lately Ariel and myself have been working on identifying specimens that were recovered from the Nebraska All Hands trip last year. We have been identifying the taxon, the nature of the element, the side, and the tooth position of various different specimens. We are working with taxa ranging from Brontotheres to rodents. Working with the Panama collection was an integral reason as to why we are able to do this because we learned so much about various taxa from doing so. I have been working with Aldo Rincon on measuring camel teeth, and he has taught me a great deal about artiodactyls. This makes it much easier to identify the artiodactyls in the Nebraska collection, and I have been surprising myself with how much I am able to identify. For specimens that we cannot identify readily, we have been using comparative specimens also from Nebraska. All in all this has kept us very busy, as there are hundreds of specimens awaiting identification.

A photo of me in the collections working on identifying the Nebraska material. (Photo courtesy of Steven Heritage).

A photo of me in the collections working on identifying the Nebraska material. (Photo courtesy of Steven Heritage).

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