2009 Field Work

In November and December 2009, Dr. María Gandolfo and Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen visited fossil localities of the Eocene Laguna del Hunco paleoflora of Chubut Province, Argentina, along with staff of the Museum Paleontológico Edigio Feruglio Dr. Rubén Cúneo (Principal Investigator), Mr. Pablo Puerta, and Mr. Leandro Canessa; Dr. Ari Iglesias (Principal Investigator) of the Universidad de la Plata; Dr. Kirk R. Johnson of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; and Dr. Peter Wilf (Prinicipal Investigator) and master’s student Ms. Monica Carvahlo of Pennsylvania State University. The paleobotanists shared a base camp with a crew of vertebrate paleontologists.

This field research was funded by NSF Grant DEB-0919071.

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Photo credits:
Images 2-11,13,15-21,23-40 of "Laguna del Hunco"- A. Iglesias. Images 1,12,14,23 of "Laguna del Hunco"- E. J. Hermsen.