Gabriel-Philip Santos

  • 1 week, 5 days ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an image in the group Education and Outreach from the myFOSSIL app

    Our Honors Paleontology students are starting a new project this week. They are going through our Barstow fossil collection and looking for all the horse toe bones they can find. The students will then measure all the bones to gather data on size variation among California horses from 15 million years ago! We’re looking forward to what they learn! #fossil

  • 2 weeks ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    15 million year old Felipeda bottjeri (fossil cat track ichnotaxon) from the Barstow Formation of California. You can tell it’s a feline because of the round pads. If it were a canine, the toe pads would be pointy because of their claws. Cats retract their claws when not in use. Sending this and other cool Barstow tracks off for a new exhibition at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Texas! #fossil

  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Here’s the underside of a 33 million year old artiodactyl skull for #FossilFriday. #fossil

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    Gabriel-Philip Santos joined the group Bookworms
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    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    I absolutely love when I find something unidentified in the collection. It just means there’s another untold story! Here we have a well-preserved bird leg from the Green River Formation. It’s only identified as bird right now, but may give it to a student for identification! #fossil

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    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted a new specimen in the group Alf Museum from the myFOSSIL app

    Gabriel-Philip Santos has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

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    Gabriel-Philip Santos and Gregory Smith are now friends
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Heading to Barstow this weekend with my friends for the Lights Festival so I thought I’d share one of the cooler fossils here at the Alf Museum that are found from the area! Behold the 15 million year old camel footprints found right in the deserts of Barstow, California.

    Here you can see two sets of tracks made by two camels walking side by side. Measuring the tracks shows us that the camels were probably moving at a paving gait, which is where an animal moves both limbs on the same side of the body at the same time. Walking this way creates a very straight path and is super efficient energy wise when traveling long distances. No other animal except the modern camel has this kind of style of walking today!

    PS. The camel skeleton in the background is Ned the Camel. Ned is a modern camel skeleton and not the camel that made these tracks. We have Ned there to show the size difference modern camels and their extinct relatives. #fossil

  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Gabriel-Philip Santos has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted a new specimen in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Gabriel-Philip Santos has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 3 months ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos posted an image in the group Vacation Explorers from the myFOSSIL app

    Hey! Does anyone recognize this Titanis fossil? It’s the one on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History Research Collections Building! I’m gonna be hanging out here in Gainesville (home base for myFOSSIL) for a few days and checking out as many fossils as I can! #fossil

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    Gabriel-Philip Santos uploaded a new image to Fossil #043113
  • 3 months ago
    Gabriel-Philip Santos uploaded a new image to Fossil #043113
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