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Vertebrate Paleontology
thomas carr stands next to the t. rex skull while studying it closely

Paleontologist Thomas Carr, a leading expert on Tyrannosaurus rex, visited from Carthage College to take a closer look at Tufts-Love Rex.

A new study identified three factors critical in the rise of mammal communities since they first emerged during the Age of Dinosaurs.

Scientists have just discovered the newest member of that family—an iguana-sized reptile whose name means “Antarctic king.”

Smithsonian scientists name a new species of fossil whale from the Burke Museum collection after Burke Curator Dr. Elizabeth Nesbitt.

Seated paleontologist working on a T. rex skull

Burke Museum paleontologists continue work on the rare T. rex skull, recently finding that all jaw and skull bones are there.

Group of paleontologists posing for a photo

Burke paleontologists travel to Zambia in search for answers to the most colossal extinction on earth.

Twenty-five years ago, the film Jurassic Park appeared on the big screen along with the famous fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.

They've made many trips to the Burke Museum to see the T. rex this past year and formed a special friendship with the fossil preparators along the way.

A Burke Museum team recently returned from a research expedition to Antarctica—one of the most difficult places to do fieldwork in the world.

Burke Museum and University of Washington paleontologists discovered more than 100 fossil specimens in 56 localities during a recent research expedition to Antarctica.

An illustration of Wimahl chinookensis.

Meet Wimahl chinookensis, a new species of fossil dolphin that lived about 18 million years ago in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Michelle Stocker, Sterling Nesbitt and Ken Angielczyk conduct fieldwork in Tanzania in 2015.

UW paleontologists and geologists, including Burke curator Christian Sidor, have uncovered new fossils in Zambia and Tanzania.


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