Horse-eating Crocodiles, Colossal Snakes, and more: Reptilian Predators of the Post-Dinosaur World
The fossil record of reptiles has shown their remarkable ability to become fierce predators and adapt to new environments. The warm climates of ancient Earth led these "cold-blooded" killers to new heights of diversity, including running crocodiles and 42-foot snakes. Current research using the latest scientific methods across the globe, from Germany to Virginia, has led to new discoveries of bizarre and incredible reptiles that were very different from those found in the world today.
Dr. Alex Hastings is the Asst. Curator of Paleontology at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, and has held the position since 2015. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Florida after finishing his Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University. In between, he taught at Georgia Southern University and completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Halle, Germany at Martin Luther University. Over the years, he has worked across the United States, as well as South America and Europe.
Tuesday April 10th
David Clark Labs, Room 101
NC State University