Shell fragments

Working Around the Lab

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working around the lab unpacking, organizing, and preparing the Panama specimens. I’ve … Continued

Specimen recently unpacked

All the Small Things

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on several smaller projects around the lab that have included identifying … Continued

The shell of the modern muricid gastropod Murex globusus (left) and a fossil barnacle with an incomplete drill hole from the Armuelles Formation of Panama. (M. globusus photo courtesy of Kevmin, barnacle photo excerpted from Klompmaker et al. 2015)

Fossil Friday 5/8/15: Barnacles!

This Fossil Friday we have a barnacle from the Pleistocene Armuelles Formation. Barnacles are crustacean arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea), … Continued

Two sample specimen from the State Museum of Entomology in Gainesville, Florida. Loaned by Dr. G.B. Edwards

Milly the Millipede

For the last few weeks Roger and I have been prepping out the millipede that was found by Aaron Wood in … Continued

Museum Intern Will Tifft takes a swing at a difficult layer of Las Palmas along the Panama Canal.

Spring Break in Panama

This week 15 additional people descended on the Panama Canal – the University of Florida Spring Break crew has arrived. … Continued

Architectonica nobilis, a sundial gastropod from the Gatún Formation. Photo from the Fossils of Panama website.

Fossils of Panama

The fossils of the Miocene age Gatún Formation have been studied for over 150 years.  Examples of fossil vertebrates (sharks … Continued