New Insights Into the Structure & Function of Pterosaur Wings
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
New Insights Into the Structure & Function of Pterosaur Wings

Dr. Chris Bennett research has been aimed at understanding pterosaurs first, their phylogeny second, and lastly those bursts of evolution that saw them evolve flight and reinvent themselves twice. For the past ~15 years part of Dr. Bennett’s research efforts were directed toward clarifying the anatomy, taxonomy, and relationships of the basal pterodactyloids from the Solnhofen Limestones of southern Germany in order to better understand the origination of the pterodactyloids, funded in part by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Now he is turning his attention toward the pterodactyloids of the Lower Cretaceous to study the evolution of the pectoral girdle and its musculature across the pterodactyloid-dsungaripteroid transition.
Fall Term Seminars will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM in SRTC Room #247 (Science Research Teaching Center, 1719 SW 10th Avenue). 

These lectures are free and open to the public, some refreshments will be provided.