Title of Lecture: The Cretaceous - Paleogene transition of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico
Lecture Description: The San Juan Basin, northwestern New Mexico, preserves one of the few records of the Cretaceous-Paleogen transition preserved outside of the northern Great Plains region. Dr. Williamson will discuss how the basin contains both latest Cretaceous dinosaurs and arguably the best record of the rise of mammals during the first four million years of the Cenozoic.
Bio: Dr. Thomas E. Williamson is a Curator of Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. He has been focused on studying Cretaceous and Paleogene terrestrial ecosystems for over 25 years, focusing primarily on the fossil record preserved in the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico.