09/11/2013 | 6:00-7:30 pm | CU Museum of Natural History

“Preserved in Stone”

Our fall 2013 Café season kicks off with CU paleontologist Dr. Talia Karim, who will talk to us about her research on trilobites. Trilobites are an extinct group of marine arthropods (animals with exoskeletons and segmented bodies) that lived from the Cambrian (~ 510 million years ago) through the Permian period (~ 250 million years ago).  They have been found on virtually every continent and are some of the most well-studied invertebrates from this time period.  Her trilobite work involves studying Ordovician aged (488-446 million years ago) trilobites from southern Oklahoma, western Newfoundland, and the Great Basin.  The study of these extremely diverse and well-preserved animals has allowed important discoveries in the fields of plate tectonics, evolutionary biology and paleontology.

In addition to talking trilobites, we’ll get an insider’s tour of the Paleontology Hall at the CU Museum of Natural History. Meet in the Museum’s BioLounge! See map.

If you have any questions or comments, contact Alexandra Rose at 303-492-6058 or alexandra.rose@colorado.edu