Lost Giants of the Jurassic: National Fossil Day Virtual Lecture
October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The gigantic Brachiosaurus is one the most popular of all dinosaurs, appearing in everything from Jurassic Park to Walking With Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Train. But despite its fame, we actually have very few fossils of Brachiosaurus, and no complete skeletons. However, new discoveries in Utah have the potential to change that. Join our Dr. Matt Wedel as he talks about the battle with heat, storms, and simple gravity to find and recover new fossil bones of this Jurassic titan.
Dr. Matt Wedel is an anatomist and paleontologist. He’s coauthored three papers naming new dinosaurs: the long-necked sauropods Sauroposeidon (2000) and Brontomerus (2011), and the early horned dinosaur Aquilops (2014). In 2016 his book “The Sauropod Dinosaurs: Life in the Age of Giants”, with artist and lead author Mark Hallett, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
When registering for this event, you will receive a zoom link for the virtual lecture. The link will be sent on October 13. We look forward to talking brachiosaurus with you!