Oops! I completely forgot to let the local blog readers know that Dr. Matthew C. Lamanna, Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was speaking here at the CMNH last night. D’oh! That’s what I get for trying to juggle too much.
Matt gave another expectional talk to a near capacity crowd, featuring his research on Gansus yumenensis, a 115 million-year-old amphibious bird from China and explained its implications for the rise of modern birds.
Many thanks to Matt and his wonderful fiancé, Mandi, for taking the time to drive up to Cleveland through the exceptionally cold weather.