News: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dec 21 2010

Anatomy Faculty Publication

Dr. Brian Beatty and Dr. Jonathan Geisler of the NYCOM Anatomy department recently published a paper in the journal, Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen (Volume 258, Number 2, pp. 185-194), entitled, "A stratigraphically precise record of Protosiren (Protosirenidae, Sirenia) from North America".


The paper describes new material of the hindlimb of an ancient relative of modern manatees, clarifying its age and distribution, including a discussion of how the earliest seacows spread between the western and eastern hemispheres approximately 40 million years ago.

 
Dr. Beatty is planning to blog this new information on, The Aquatic Amniote
 
Also, Dr. Beatty's status as a Research Collaborator at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) was renewed for the next 3 years.

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