Talk: Jurassic fossils from Skye and Eigg with Elsa Panciroli and colleagues

Event Date:

14th September 2020

Event Time:

7:00 pm

Scotland is increasingly well-known for its Middle Jurassic vertebrate fossils. These are mostly found on the Isles of Skye and Eigg, and include dinosaur footprints and bones, and pterosaurs, crocodiles, turtles and early mammals. The Middle Jurassic is an important time in animal evolution, but vertebrate fossils from this period are globally rare. In this talk, four palaeontologists involved with research in Scotland will talk about the geology and fossils of Skye and Eigg, and what the latest discoveries on the islands can tell us. The talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, where you can get the chance to find out more about their work.

Speakers: Dr Elsa Panciroli (Affiliate Researcher at National Museums Scotland, specialising in the evolution of mammals and the fossils from Skye), Dr Susannah Maidment (Researcher and Curator at Natural History Museum of London, specialising in dinosaur evolution and Middle Jurassic geology), Dr Greg Funston (Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh, specialising in bone histology), and Paige dePolo (PhD student at University of Edinburgh, specialising in dinosaur footprints).

An event for the Scottish Geology Festival and a fund-raiser for the Scottish Geology Trust, hosted by Geowalks.

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