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The Fossil Record and Evolution of Beetles
Start Date: 2/21/2013Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 2/21/2013End Time: 8:00 PM
Event Description
There are more described species of beetles than any other animal group, with over 380,00 named species. While many have remarked on the vast numbers of beetles, how they came to be such a species-rich group is still under investigation. This presentation will include a fossil-based approach to understanding the nearly 300 million-year history of beetles. An overview of their fossil history, analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the fossil record and their patterns of origination and extinction over time will be discussed. Dr. Smith will also bring fossil beetles from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History's Invertebrate Paleontology collection for viewing. This is a free event that will be held in the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History's BioLounge.

Presenter: Dr. Dena M. Smith
Location Information:
Main Campus - CU Museum (Henderson Building)  (View Map)
1030 Broadway
Boulder, CO
Room: BioLounge
Contact Information:
Name: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Phone: 303-492-6892
Email: cumuseum@colorado.edu
Fossilized Beetle
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  • Ticket information:
    Free Event

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