Have you ever wondered what other species lived alongside dinosaurs? Travel back to the Triassic period and discover the Antarctosuchus and Kryostega. Abbey and Daemon detail the difference between amphibians and reptiles and connect ancient species to what you might see today. Plus, they highlight some of the largest and most unique modern-day amphibians, including the Lesser Siren that lives right here in the SWBC Live Lab at the Witte Museum.
To learn more information about the sources and references for today’s episode, visit:
Field Museum, Antarctic Dinosaurs traveling exhibition: https://www.wittemuseum.org/exhibitions/antarctic-dinosaurs/
Scientific Blogging, Kryostega Collinsoni – salamander ancestor had huge teeth up top: https://www.science20.com/news_releases/kryostega_collinsoni_salamander_ancestor_had_huge_teeth_up_top
Sidor, Christian & Steyer, J. Sébastien & Hammer, William. (2014). A New Capitosauroid Temnospondyl from the Middle Triassic Upper Fremouw Formation of Antarctica. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 34. 10.1080/02724634.2013.808205: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262579916_A_New_Capitosauroid_Temnospondyl_from_the_Middle_Triassic_Upper_Fremouw_Formation_of_Antarctica
Sidor, Christian & Damiani, Ross & Hammer, William. (2009). A New Triassic Temnospondyl from Antarctica and a Review of Fremouw Formation Biostratigraphy. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 28. 656-663. 10.1671/0272-4634(2008)28[656:ANTTFA]2.0.CO;2: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232688617_A_New_Triassic_Temnospondyl_from_Antarctica_and_a_Review_of_Fremouw_Formation_Biostratigraphy
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A companion to the Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibition, at the Witte for a limited time. This exhibition is developed and traveled by the Field Museum, Chicago in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Discovery Place – Charlotte, NC, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Generous support was provided by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund. Antarctic Dinosaurs at the Witte Museum is generously supported by HOLT Cat and Mary Pat and Mike Bolner.
For more information and to experience Antarctic Dinosaurs at the Witte, visit https://bit.ly/3m9g86k.