This is a place to share interesting stories about vertebrate paleontology, both from the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology as well as the wider scientific literature. We'll try and put these stories in a larger context of how they fit into the grand picture of the history of life on this planet. In addition we'll touch on broader issues of evolution, geology and science education.
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Tony is a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for more than 15 years. His own research is on fossil mammalian carnivores, but he's interested in many aspects of vertebrate paleontology. As a professor at UCLA, he has won a number of distinctions for his teaching and helps to shape the undergraduate science curriculum on campus.