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Early Terrestrial Amphibian Described by Carnegie Museum of Natural History Scientists

. March 17, 2010

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani – A team of researchers from Carnegie Museum of Natural History has described a new genus and species of carnivorous amphibian from western Pennsylvania. The fossil skull, found in 2004 near Pittsburgh International Airport, was recovered from rocks deposited approximately 300 million years ago during the Late Pennsylvanian Period. Named Fedexia striegeli, it […]

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New Exhibition Hall Devoted to Human Origins Opens at The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

. March 16, 2010

A new exhibition hall dedicated to the discovery and understanding of human origins opens March 17 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Based on decades of cutting-edge research by Smithsonian scientists, the David H. Koch (pronounced “coke”) Hall of Human Origins will open to the public in a special preview from noon to […]

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