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UMMP Invertebrate Specimens
Specimens from the Invertebrate collection presented in Papers on Paleontology vol. 8.

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Eldredgeops rana crassituberculata presented in Papers on Paleontology vol. 8.

Egypt Whale desert

Birket Qarun Formation
Central 'qalah' or 'citadel' in Wadi Al Hitan in late afternoon light.

Dr. Gingerich in the field

Dr. Philip Gingerich
Field work in the western desert of Fayum, Egypt.

Russia Field Work

Specimen from recent field work in Russia.

Russia 2012 Mastadon tooth

Finds in the Field
Mammoth bones uncovered in Sakha Republic, Russian Federation.

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Quercus columbiana
UMMP specimen from Pickett Creek.

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Quercus prelobata
UMMP specimen from Pickett Creek.

Wilson Lesotho

Dr. Jeffrey Wilson
Cleaning up and preparing to mold the footprint of an early sauropod dinosaur.

Limestone Concretion - complete fish.

Limestone Concretion - complete fish
65-70 million-year-old limestone concretion containing a complete fish; skull, ribs, and fins are visible. Specimen found in Al-Inab, Jordan.

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U-M paleontologists unveil new online respository of fossil remains.
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UMMP is the intellectual home of paleontology at Michigan. It provides staff, laboratory, and field support for faculty and students to enable new and original empirical investigations of the history of life.

UMMP provides space and facilities for conserving, organizing, and studying collections of fossil specimens and accompanying information resulting from field investigations.

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Seeking Scientific / Biological Illustrator

The University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology is a highly ranked and well respected research museum with world-renowned collections, curators, and associated researchers; it currently has an opening for a Scientific/Biological Illustrator to create complex and accurate artwork for the Paleontology Museums curators and associated researchers.

Seeking Tenure-Track Faculty Candidate

The Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan are searching for a tenure-track faculty candidate in the field of Paleontology. This is a university year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015. We anticipate an appointment at the assistant professor/assistant curator level, but applications at other levels will be considered.

Short lives, violent deaths: Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves

CT scans of two newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric pachyderms. In addition, the X-ray images show that both creatures died from suffocation after inhaling mud.

Lyuba and Khroma, who died at ages 1 and 2 months, respectively, are the most complete and best-preserved baby mammoth specimens ever found. (more...)