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The Paleontological Society (PS): The PS has identified several experts to serve as media contacts and maintains a list of them along with their areas of expertise. Visit this Panel of Experts for further information. In addition, media inquiries can be addressed to the Secretary of the society.

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP): The SVP has a designated media liaison. Visit the SVP website and search for the liaison under Committees. Or contact the SVP office directly by e-mail svp@vertpaleo.org or phone at: (847) 480-9095. The SVP also offers press releases.

Additional Media Resources:

Links below are to resources of particular interest to media professionals. Media URL denotes a media-specific entryway to a resource for general audiences.


Museums (showing 2 of 2 listings)

The University of California Museum of Paleontology: The University of California Museum of Paleontology web site offers a wealth of information on geologic time, paleontology, evolution, and much more.

Media URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/museum/news/news.php

Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX: The Mayborn Museum is the home of one of the oldest natural history collections in Texas. Once part of the Strecker Museum, the collection is now displayed as part of the Mayborn’s Waco at the Crossroads of Texas exhibits. These exhibits explore the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras in Central Texas and feature amazing fossil finds from the area including a plesiosaur and a 75 million year old marine turtle. The Mayborn also offers the only way to experience the internationally known Waco Mammoth Site, the world’s largest concentration of Columbian mammoths dying from a single event. The Waco Mammoth Site exhibit includes original casts of the fossils, video, and exploration stations. With something for everyone, the Mayborn is a must see for anyone interested paleontology, mammoths, or just the unique history of Central Texas.

Media URL: http://www.baylor.edu/mayborn/index.php?id=15619

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Education and Exhibits

Virtual Exhibits (showing 3 of 3 listings)

River of Death Dinosaur Discovery Centre: This official website of the planned museum based on the Pipestone Creek Pachyrhinosaurus bonebed give the visitor a sense of what will soon be on exhibit and provides information on the dinosaurs and the ecosystem in which they lived and died. 

Media URL: http://www.riverofdeath.ca/museumtour/index.htm

The Burgess Shale: This visually stunning online exhibition from the Royal Ontario Museum and Parks Canada, addresses aspects of history, research, education, outreach and visitor access to one of the most famous paleontological sites in the world. See amazing 3D animations, digital reconstructions and high-resolution images of the Burgess fossils. 

Media URL: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12/prweb9003916.htm

"Joe" the Dinosaur: Meet "Joe", the nearly complete skeleton of a baby Parasaurolophus that lived in Utah over 75 million years ago. The dinosaur, discovered by a high school student, was around 6 feet long and under a year old when it died.

Media URL: http://dinosaurjoe.org/media/

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Physical Exhibits (showing 3 of 4 listings)

Lone Star Dinosaurs: Exhibit overview and excavation photo albums of seven dinosaurs discovered in Texas, six of the dinosaurs are currently featured in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Lone Star Dinosaurs exhibit.

Media URL: http://www.lonestardinosaurs.org/exhibit/press.html

South Carolina State Museum: The museum's collections include Mesozoic and Cenozoic fossils from around the state. The Pleistocene collection is particularly strong. 

Media URL: http://www.scmuseum.org/media_room/

The Charleston Museum: Current exhibitions include mounted skeletons of prehistoric animals from Tertiary marine beds near Charleston, as well as Thescelosaurus neglectus, a Cretaceous plant-eating dinosaur. 

Media URL: http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/topic.asp?id=40

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Research and Collections

Researchers (showing 2 of 2 listings)

Museum Collections: Information on the department collections of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, including geology and paleontology.

Media URL: http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/collections.cfm

Gigantopterids and Early Angiosperms: Detailed information about the study of the origin of flowering plants.

Media URL: http://www.gigantopteroid.com

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Ongoing Research Projects (showing 1 of 1 listings)

University of Colorado Natural History Museum: Among the largest collections of fossil vertebrates in the central United States, the University of Colorado Natural History Museum located in Boulder features exhibits, research collections and educational programs for the general public. 

Media URL: http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/

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On-line Journals/Publications (showing 1 of 1 listings)

Geoscience e-Journals: Peer-reviewed electronic journals dedicated to open-access publishing in the field of Earth Sciences (geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, regional geology, stratigraphy, geography, etc.), i.e., those e-journals that permit free online access to all or at least a major part of their current issue and/or archives.

Media URL: http://paleopolis.rediris.es/geosciences/

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