This lecture has been rescheduled from June 28 to Dec 4th. Tickets purchased for the June 28th date will be honored on Dec 4th.|
This lecture will be rescheduled, date to be announced. Tickets purchased on Brown Paper Ticket for this date will be honored on the rescheduled date.
Until recently tyrannosaurs were known only by Tyrannosaurus rex and a few closely related species, all from the Late Cretaceous of North America and Asia. Within the last decade the number of tyrannosaur species has grown to more than 20 and range back to the Middle Jurassic. They are now among the most intensely studied dinosaurs. These specimens have led to a much greater understanding of dinosaur evolution, anatomy, and other aspects of their biology including growth dynamics, population structure, feeding, locomotion, and biogeography. New Mexico was home to at least two tyrannosaurs, Tyrannosaurus and Bistahieversor (aka, the Bisti Beast)a recently discoverered skull and partial skeleton that represents the most complete tyrannosaur ever found in New Mexico.
Tom Williamson received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and has been a Curator of Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science for over 18 years. He is a vertebrate paleontologist who focuses his research on Cretaceous and Paleogene fossils of the San Juan Basin, northwestern New Mexico. Dr. Williamson has worked with colleagues to name three North American tyrannosaurs (including Bistahieversor).
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