Wyoming Arts Council

Lecture: Apatosaurus returns to Wyoming

Dr. Brent Breithaupt, director of the UW Geological Museum, will talk about “The Return of Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) to Wyoming” on Thursday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., in the Wyoming State Museum Multipurpose Room in Cheyenne. It’s free and open to the public.

Dr. Breithaupt will relay the story of the University of Wyoming’s display of an Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) skeleton (pictured at right) – 150 million years in the making. Dr. Breithaupt has worked for the past 27 years at the UW Geological Museum. His research focuses on the history of paleontology in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West and the documentation and understanding of Mesozoic Era and Paleogene Period vertebrate faunas. Currently, he is involved with various dinosaur and pterosaur ichnology projects, especially utilizing state-of-the-art documentation methodologies for the interpretation of tracks and trackways.

FMI: 307-777-7022.

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