The work of Sankar Chatterjee and others from The Museum of Texas Tech University
to be featured on July 28th.
Sankar Chatterjee is best known for his work on vertebrates recovered in the 1980s
from the Post Quarry in West Texas.
Once upon a time, our planet was inhabited by monsters.
Then they disappeared.
Sankar Chatterjee, curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas Tech and Paul Whitfield Horn Professor
of Geosciences and Museum Sciences, will discuss the work he and others have done
concerning pterosaurs, 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.
The television program “Prehistoric Monsters Revealed,” can be viewed at 8 p.m. Monday,
July 28 on the History Channel, Suddenlink Cable Channel 62.
See Sankar Chatterjee in our online Experts Guide.