Science News reports that like sea stars, ancient echinoderms used to eat, breathe and scuttle around the seafloor with tiny tube feet. Scientists suspected that the ancient marine invertebrates, called edrioasteroids, had tube feet. A set of unusually well-preserved fossils from around 430 million year ago–described September 13 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B–provides
Colin Sumrall will present “Hitching Rides in Paleozoic Seas: Ancient Creatures and Their Shellfish Taxis” at the Science Forum at noon Friday, February 3, in Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D.
A Knoxville News Sentinel columnist recently featured Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of paleobiology, and his knowledge of Bohemian waxwing birds.
Colin Sumrall co-authored a study about the revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal, which sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals. Several online publications featured the news including Phys.Org and North Carolina-based High Country Press.
The revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals, according to a new study co-authored by a UT researcher.
Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, will look at the transformation of a lineage of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds and show why we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. His Science Forum talk, “The Origin of Birds: Did the Age of Dinosaurs Really End?” will be held at