Vertebrate Paleontology

Bruce McFadden with articulated fossil

Bruce MacFadden named president of Paleontological Society

A Florida Museum of Natural History curator and distinguished professor has been elected to serve as the president of the Paleontological Society, an international nonprofit devoted to the advancement of the science of paleontology. Bruce MacFadd...
scientist Natasha Vitek kneels on hill to dig for fossils

Florida Museum doctoral student wins $15,000 scholarship

The Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood (P.E.O.) has awarded a $15,000 scholarship to Natasha Vitek, a doctoral student in vertebrate paleontology at the University of Florida. One hundred doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada wer...
shark jaws display

Five Facts: Megalodon

Five facts about… Megalodon Carcharocles megalodon, often just called megalodon, was the largest shark to ever live in our oceans. But what do we know about m...