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NOTES, NEWS AND DISCOVERIES

August 2016

Remains of a flying reptile from the Jurassic were found in Chubut

 

These are the first remains of pterosaurs found in the Province of Chubut. The excellent state of preservation of cranial fossils reveals information about brain evolution and adaptation to flight of this particular group of flying reptiles.

 

Scientists in charge of this investigation unveiled a new species of pterosaur from the Early­Middle Jurassic of Chubut. The team have named it ​Allkaruen ​ koi , from the native Tehuelche ​ words ​ ‘all’ for ‘brain’,​ ​ ‘karuen’ for ‘ancient’, ​ and​ ‘koi’ for lake; referring to the type of sediment where the fossils were found.

August 2016

Mef’s Researcher takes part of an International Research and Mentoring Project

 

Alejandra Pagani, PhD, (CONICET-MEF), is part of a Research Team that has been working since 2010 and has recently got financing by the National Sciences Foundation to develop a Research and Mentoring Project named LATE PALEOZOIC GONDWANAN ECOSYSTEMS. The greatest importance of this matter is that it will be entirely developed in Argentina.

 

June 2016

Mef Invites: an annual event that keeps being a great success.

 

During the past weekend, over 7300 people visited the Egidio Feruglio Museum, responding to the Tenth Edition of “Mef Invites”. This is an annual event aimed to share with the community the Museum as a whole, by having Mef Researchers interacting with people at the Exhibition, and opening the working spaces for the public to visit. Thus, admittance is free during the whole weekend of “Mef Invites”.

 

January 2016

Attenborough and the giant dinosaur

 

The story of the discovery of the largest dinosaur ever found.

 

On Sunday, January 24th, Sir David Attenborough, one of the worldwide most recognized dissemination broadcaster, will be presenting the story of the discovery and reconstruction of the largest dinosaur ever: a new species of titanosaur, found in Patagonia, Argentina.