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Anthony Maltese
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Check out the new toothy bird! 

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Speaking of birds, we just found a toothed one in the ancient chalks of Kansas!

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Whoops we found a bird.

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The Accidental Ichthyornis
Field identifications are problematic. In mid October of this year the weather in Kansas was still warm enough to extend our dig season. That trip was pretty successful, finding a back half of a Protosphyraena and several small fish. Early on, Mike even tho...

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Last blog post of 2016! Of course it's going to be about fish.

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Fall Xiphactinus Surprise
Let's go to Kansas they said. We'll find some marine reptiles they said. It'll be fun they said. Boy, were they wrong! October is tarantula migration season Doing fieldwork in Kansas at the end of October is pretty rare for us, but we lucked out with the we...

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Reconstructing Chelosphargis: What to do with a pile of bones
We spend a lot of time in Kansas hunting for specimens in the Niobrara chalk. A whole lot of time. Luckily the soft chalk erodes pretty quickly so we also find a whole lot of stuff. Occasionally though, other people also get lucky and we'll happily take the...

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We're still out doing fieldwork
The glamour of digging holes in the ground while battling flies and heatstroke. Come for the stuck side by side, stay for me breaking a 2x4 with my brute strength! Enjoy!

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More wandering around the badlands!
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