Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A trip to the American Museum of Natural History: Part 1. Extinct and Type Specimens

The AMNH is, by far, my favorite place under a roof. Today, I brought my Archosaur class and I was immensely please by their attention and excitement that the brought to the collection. We were greeted by and given a tour by Dr. Paul Sweet, the curator of birds at the museum. This is probably my fifth trip to the collection but he took us to the section with type specimens and extinct birds. Totally awesome! The bottom pictures are Ivory-billed Woodpeckers, an extinct species of the American southeast. 

I was then left alone in the suboscines.

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