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Dr. Bonnan featured among paleontology experts in a Nature news article on sauropods

Just a short post to draw attention to a new article in Nature on the evolution of sauropod dinosaurs from small animals into giants by Fredric Heeren. Dr. Bonnan is featured as one of the experts in this article. Continue reading

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Dr. Bonnan and WIU students return from the field

Dr. Bonnan and the WIU student crew had another fantastic season out at the Hanksville-Burpee quarry. Continue reading

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Dr. Bonnan going to the field … and tweeting too!

I am preparing to go back out to the field and continue my work with the Burpee Museum (Rockford, Illinois) in Hanksville, Utah. Four WIU FMEA students will be joining me in the field. Join Dr. Bonnan on Twitter (@MattBonnan). Continue reading

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Mammal smarts linked to hair & olfaction

A new paper by Timothy Rowe, Thomas Macrini, and Zhe-Xi Luo entitled, “Fossil Evidence on the Origin of the Mammalian Brain,”should be of interest to our students and anyone who has wondered about the origins of mammalian smarts. Continue reading

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Dr. Bonnan and team report another new dinosaur from South Africa: Arcusaurus

Dr. Bonnan and colleagues reported on a new sauropodomorph dinosaur, Arcusaurus pereirabdalorum, in the newest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Continue reading

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Update on Hanksville-Burpee Utah dinosaur field course

Just a brief post from Dr. Bonnan to alert those students interested in the Hanksville-Burpee Utah dinosaur field course that there are upcoming interest meetings. Continue reading

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FMEA students conduct research at Field Museum (Part 2)

The FMEA lab had another productive day at the Field Museum in Chicago. Continue reading

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