Stocker & Nesbitt present: World premiere of new reptile fossils from Africa and China

For decades, scientists have wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like and what other species they are most closely related to. Now, Virginia Tech researchers shed new light on the early history of these relatives, with new discoveries that overturn popular predictions and current knowledge, as well as fill critical gaps in the fossil record.

Leading this work are paleobiologists Sterling Nesbitt and Michelle Stocker, both assistant professors of geosciences in the College of Science and members of the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech.

Drs. Michelle Stocker and Sterling Nesbitt

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, Nesbitt and Stocker will give a public talk on these latest discoveries at the Virginia Tech Museum of Geosciences on the second floor of Derring Hall. You are invited!