Wyoming’s Tapirs - Who Would have Thought!??

May 3rd (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Via Zoom (online) & Live at Teton County Library. Open to Public.
Presentation: “Wyoming’s Tapirs  –  Who Would have Thought!??”
Presented by Laura Vietti, University of Wyoming

What is today Wyoming was a VERY different place 50+ million years ago – in fact it had a tropical climate. In the summer of 2016, an amazing discovery of a large mammal was recovered from a Wyoming State Lands commercial quarry in the ~52 million year old Fossil Lake strata near Kemmerer, Wyoming. Initial investigations suggest that this mammal is likely a type of tapir, a hoofed mammal, loosely related to rhinoceros and horses, that is now long extinct in North America. In light of this recent discovery, Dr. Vietti will speak about the origins of tapirs in North America, will touch on the significance of this newly discovered fossil, and will end on the unusual death and decay of the animal prior to fossilization that led it to being deposited in a tropical paleo-lake of long ago Wyoming.

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Topic: Tropical Tapirs in Wyoming
Time: May 3, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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