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CURRENT & PAST PROJECTS

CURRENT PROJECTS:​

  • Homestead Garita Creek Triassic Micro Fossil Project in North Eastern New MexicoThe project provides educational opportunities for students to learn field skills, excavation of a rich micro fossil site and scientific study of this unique locality. This project involves a coalition of the Foundation, Appalachian State University, Virginia Tech and The Natural History Museum UK. 

  • Agassizodus Associated Shark Teeth. This project involves describing a set of over 220 associated shark teeth, one of the most complete sets from a complicated genus that needs to be better defined. David Ward and Chris Duffin, NHMUK

 

  • Description of the most complete specimen of Chimaeropsis pardoxa from the Solnhofen area of Germany. The holotype, a single tooth plate, was lost in WWII. Evgeny Popov, Saratov University, Chris Duffin, NHMUK, David Ward. NHMUK

 

  • Review and description of a set of 73 upper and 58 lower associated Shark teeth Cretoxyrhina agassizensis from Cretaceous of the Dallas area of Texas. Charles Underwood, Birkbeck College

 

  • Review and possible description of Paleocarcharias stromeri for the Solnhofen area of Germany. Chris Duffin and David Ward, NHMUK

 

  • Description and naming of a new Pterosaur from the Jurassic of Mühlheim, Germany. Dave Hone, Queen Mary University

 

  • Study and description of a Pterosaur Skull from the Jurassic of Eichstätt Germany, Jingmai O’Connor and Matteo Fabbri, Field Museum

 

  • Study and description of a large unknown reptile from Jurassic of Mühlheim, Germany, Jingmai O’Connor and Matteo Fabbri, Field Museum

 

  • Study and description of a disarticulated large Pterosaur from the Jurassic of Mühlheim, Germany, Jingmai O’Connor and Matteo Fabbri, Field Museum

 

  • Study and description of a disarticulated Pterosaur from the Jurassic of Mühlheim, Germany, Frederik Spindler

 

  • UV Light implications on certain Italian fossils, Giovanni Serafini

 

  • Review and possible description of Hybodus shark from Dormettingen Quarry of Germany, Chris Duffin

 

 PAST PROJECTS:

  

  • Provided access to the Foundation Solnhofen decapods, Kent State University

  • Loaned Solnhofen Crab specimens for inclusion in research paper, Kent State University

  • Co-authored Paper on the Crocodiles of the Painten Quarry, Germany Frederik Spindler

  • Provided an Eichstätt Lizard specimen for an exhibition at the Jura- Museum in Eichstätt, Germany