Vertebrate Paleontology

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...
Rachel in the field

Florida Museum doctoral student receives NSF graduate fellowship

Florida Museum of Natural History doctoral student Rachel Narducci was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Doctoral student Rachel Narducci received a NSF GRF to continue her research with extinct armadill...