About This Show
Past Time is a podcast that explores how we know what we know about the past. There's a special focus on the fossil record - it is hosted by two paleontologists - but delving into the story of the past isn't limited to dry bones. Today's paleontologists use techniques drawn from other sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology to figure out what extinct animals were like and how they lived.
Whether you are just starting to learn about the amazing animals that have called this planet home, or you have been fascinated by fossils for a long time, we hope you will join us as we dig into past times.
Keywords: Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Animals, Fossils, Extinction.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 15: Kingdom of the Monkey Lizard!
Past Time is BACK! Matt and Adam have been traveling the world independently for some time, delving deeply into the history of life on the planet, but now they’re back to tell you all about what they’ve discovered!
Painting of Drepanosaurus by paleoartist Victor Leshyk, commissioned for the publication of the New Mexico Drepanosaurus fossils
In this episode, Matt interviews Adam about his research into the early days of the Age of Reptiles and the strange non-dinosaurs living 212 million years ago in New Mexico. Come face-to-face with Drepanosaurus, one of the strangest reptiles that ever lived on Earth, and one that has presented an anatomical mystery for over thirty years! Nicknamed “the monkey lizard,”iIt had arms like no other animal, a claw on the end of its tail, and likely lived like a modern anteater!
For more information on this project, you can check out Adam’s original article and the news article produced by Yale University!