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BIRDWATCHING ON A COSMIC SCALE: THE AVIAN FOSSIL RECORD AND THE ORIGIN OF MODERN BIRD DIVERSITY

2:00pm-3:30pm on Saturday 2 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums site, 14 Pembroke Street , CB2 3QY

Join Dr Daniel Field for a talk on the avian fossil record and the origin of modern bird diversity. With the link between Dinosaurs and birds now firmly established, work to uncover how and when modern bird diversity arose is well underway. Assistant Professor Daniel Field, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge and Strickland Curator of Ornithology, University Museum of Zoology will discuss some of the exciting new discoveries he and his research group have made including finding one of the best preserved fossil bird skulls in the world. Asteriornis maastrichtensis, or the Wonderchicken as it’s become known dates from the time of the dinosaurs and helps shed light on the evolutionary origins of modern birds.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Theme: Discovery
Accessibility: Step-free access

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