July 24, 2008
WHAT: “Prehistoric Monsters Revealed,” a new television program featuring the work of Sankar Chatterjee and others from The Museum of Texas Tech University.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday (July 28)
WHERE: The History Channel (Suddenlink Cable Channel 62)
EVENT: Once upon a time, our planet was inhabited by monsters.
Then they disappeared.
Sankar Chatterjee, curator of paleontology and Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Geosciences and Museum Sciences, discusses the work he and others have done concerning pterosaur, which were the first vertebrates to evolve the power of flight. These flying reptiles lived 228 to 65 million years ago from the late Triassic Period to the end of the Cretaceous Period.
Through paleo-forensics, scientists try to discover what caused the demise of some of the most ferocious animals ever to walk, swim or fly across the face of the Earth.
CONTACT: Sankar Chatterjee, curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas
Tech and Horn Professor of Geosciences, (806) 742-1986 email@example.com.