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The New Mexico Museum Of Natural History And Science

I spent 2 days this past week in Albuquerque at the The New Mexico Museum Of Natural History And Science and the research facility across the street.  I delivered 7 sets of 270 million year old mammal-like reptile tracks to the research facility and examined the Permian tracks and vertebrate fossils there as part of my own research into what animals may have made the tracks I discovered here in Arizona. They now have 16 sets of tracks and 4 casts of the tracks I found and Dr. Spencer Lucas and I will be publishing our first paper on them in late March. 

Here are the tracks I discovered along with 4 casts that are now at the research facility.

They have the largest collection of Permian tracks in the world, with the larger ones on shelving and smaller specimens in hundreds of drawers. There are also lots of other trace fossils in this room along with coprolites, burrows, etc. What you see below is about 1/3 of the collection. 

I also spent hours examining Permian era vertebrate fossils of the same time period as the tracks I found in order to get a better idea of the animals alive at the time, their anatomy, and whether or not they may have left similar tracks. 

Dr. Spencer Lucas and I discussed our upcoming papers and came up with a strategy for determining a more exact age of the tracks along the Mogollon Rim here in Arizona. We located the area on Google Earth Pro to help determine where in the Coconino Sandstone they are located, near the bottom or the top, and made plans to examine the exposed sandstone nearby on the south edge of the Colorado Plateau with a drone to get an even closer estimate. 

We have another excavation planned at the track site at the end of May, then I will be making a video about all 3 excavations, the research I have done, and what animals may have made the tracks. 
 


 

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