Dunkleosteus, a 360 million year old armored fish, is one of the most famous fossil animals in the world. Nearly all the best fossils of this extinct fish come from the area surrounding Cleveland, Ohio, making Dunkleosteus a point of local heritage. However, because this fish had a cartilage skeleton like sharks, only its bony armor was preserved in the fossil record, making it difficult to reconstruct what Dunkleosteus looked like. Dunkleosteus has historically been considered a 20–25 foot long fish, but new research is suggesting much smaller sizes for this animal. Come see the research that has led to a completely new look at this ancient Cleveland native.
10–10:30 a.m. Light breakfast and coffee served
10:30 a.m.–noon Lecture
Registration required. No walk-ins.
This lecture is part of the Morning Coffee & Conversation Lecture Series