Our Current Research
Working on the "Carlos" Skeleton
So far, "Carlos" is a partial articulated Dimetrodon found by Carl Porter, one of our amazing board members. "Carlos" consists of a spinal column along with fin spines, both shoulder blades, and ribs.
Working on the "Debra" Block
The "Debera" block is a prime example as to the incredible amount of fossils that are found preserved near Seymour, Texas. Hundreds of Dimetrodon bones, as well as other reptiles and amphibians, are preserved in a densely packed block of mudstone that once covered the bottom of an ancient pond. More than 287 million years ago, this pond was once home to a thriving biological community which included the famous Texas finback, Dimetrodon, as well as other Permian fauna. Living on the edge of the pond, Dimetrodon would feed on its aquatic neighbors, such as the boomerang-headed amphibian, Diplocaulus, and the giant salamander-like creature, Trematops. The "Debera" project will be one of the largest, and most densely packed block of bones ever collected from the famous Permian bone beds near Seymour, Texas. The bones will be prepared in the WMNH paleontology lab and exhibited sometime in 2021. Also in 2021, the WMNH will begin its expansion campaign in order to build a much-needed new exhibit wing in order to display the wealth of Permian fossils that have been collected by the WMNH in the past 6 years, including its soon-to-be centerpiece, the "Debera" specimen.