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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.

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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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Mammoth Discovery
An ancient mammoth unearthed in a farmer's field.


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