Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: At the Water’s Edge: tetrapod evolution revisited

When:
April 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where:
Elgin Museum Side Hall
Elgin Museum
1 High St, Elgin IV30 1EQ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
01343 543675

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

7.30pm Friday 24th April 2020

Elgin Museum Side Hall: Doors open at 7.00 pm

FREE ENTRY

At the Water’s Edge: tetrapod evolution revisited

a talk by Professor Per Ahlberg, Uppsala University

Reconstruction of Elginerpeton pancheni (c) Per Ahlberg

Reconstruction of Elginerpeton pancheni (C) Per Ahlberg

Per first identified and described the fossils in our current exhibition in the early 1990s. These early tetrapod fossils, the oldest in the world, help explain how fins became feet and how fish moved out of the water and onto land. Today Per is one of the world-leading researchers on the origin of tetrapods. He will discuss the significance of Elginerpeton pancheni, ‘the crawler from Elgin’, as well as the fossil footprints from Tarbat Ness, and provide an update on the rapidly-changing story of tetrapod evolution.

The lecture forms part of our Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 programme.

Free entry, donations welcomed.

 

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