India Before the Himalayas: When Snakes Ate Dinosaurs
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.