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When you give to the Museum, you support our scientists' research on the planet's biodiversity. You are also creating tomorrow's scientists. Our teacher resources make each field trip a learning experience, our education outreach brings the science of discovery to schools all over L.A.
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Vertebrate Paleontology Research

Having acess to such a rich collection of resources, our department's research staff is able to simultaneously commit to several different areas of study. The various fields we are able to pursue provide us a deeper understanding of our specimens -- and subsequently the history of vertebrate life on our planet -- knowledge for us to share with you. As of now, our staff is focusing on:

  • The Systematics of fossil marine mammals
  • Terrestrial carnivores
  • The Late Pleistocene

Utilizing the breadth of our collections, our associates from around the world purse research topics of their own. These most recently include:

  • Fossil history of the Amazon Basin
  • Systematics of fossil sea birds and billfish
  • Paleogeology of the Pacific Northwest
  • The Cenozoic fossil vertebrates of Nevada