Lecture -- Tyrant Lizards (Tyrannosaurs) of the Southwest
Working in New Mexico, during the past 15 years, Dr. Williamson has collected numerous specimens of tyrannosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus rex, the largest predatory dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous. He will talk about the latest new tyrannosaurs that he has named and the evolution of this amazing group of predators.
Thomas E. Williamson, Ph.D.
is Curator of Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. He is conducting a research and active field-based program focused primarily on Late Cretaceous and Paleogene vertebrates to interpret their evolutionary history. The hub for much of this work is the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico which contains an incredibly rich and diverse vertebrate fauna. Dr. Williamson's degrees are from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (B.S. Geology, 1986) and the University of New Mexico (M.S. Geology, 1989; Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1993). He has been a Curator of Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science since 1994.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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