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Study shows ‘dinosaurs of the turtle world’ at risk in Southeast rivers

Published: Apr 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say.

UF to begin new St. Augustine work after gift of more than 97,000 artifacts

Published: Mar 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida begins its 20th season of archaeological fieldwork since 1976 this week in St. Augustine at the site of America’s first colony, founded by explorer Pedro Menendez in 1565.

UF researcher helps construct Lepidoptera family tree of life

Published: Apr 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new international study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher describes one of the most comprehensive analyses of Lepidoptera evolutionary relationships to date, and could have broad implications in the fields of genetics, agriculture and conservation.

Presidential search, London band trip among top 2012 stories

Published: Jan 1st, 2013

This year has been another busy one for news at UF, but some stories were more popular than others. Here’s our list of the Top 10 based on unique pageviews.

Researchers work across fields to uncover information about hadrosaur teeth

Published: Oct 11th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An unusual collaboration between researchers in two disparate fields resulted in a new discovery about the teeth of 65-million-year-old dinosaurs.

New UF study shows early North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts

New UF study shows early North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts

Published: May 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant extinct mammals.

UF scientists name new ancient camels from Panama Canal excavation

Published: Feb 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The discovery of two new extinct camel species by University of Florida scientists sheds new light on the history of the tropics, a region containing more than half the world’s biodiversity and some of its most important ecosystems.

Rare deep-water giant squid from South Florida brought to UF for research

Rare deep-water giant squid from South Florida brought to UF for research

Published: Jun 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its kind in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Fossil collector donates life’s work to Florida Museum of Natural History

Fossil collector donates life’s work to Florida Museum of Natural History

Published: May 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The vertebrate paleontology division at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus recently received its largest private donation, an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 identifiable specimens.

UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

Published: Dec 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has co-authored a study tracing the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs and finding evidence to support North America as the center of origin for all living marsupials.