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India Before the Himalayas: When Snakes Ate Dinosaurs

Saturday, February 15, 2014
12:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheatre

Join U-M paleontologist Dr. Jeff Wilson and his colleague Geological Survey of India paleontologist  Dr. Dhananjay Mohabey to hear the story of the discovery of a remarkable fossil from 67 million year old sediments in western India that captures  a snake in the act of preying upon a  dinosaur hatchling. The lecture will focus on an India before the rise of the Himalayas, during a time of intense geologic, geographic, and biotic change.

The lecture celebrates the opening of a new exhibit at the U-M Museum of Natural History, featuring a spectacular sculptural recreation of the dramatic fossil scene by Chicago-area paleo-artist Tyler Keillor. The lecture is also part of the Winter 2014 LSA Theme Semester, India in the World.

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Jeff Wilson, UM Paleontologist