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  • Mark McMenamin

McMenamin, M. A. S. (2019). The Hypertopia Option. Environment and Ecology Research, 7(5), 265-270. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2019.070501


Paleontology lab has discovered the first direct evidence for coloration in a Permian vertebrate (approximately 280 million years old). Students from the Spring 2022 Geol 116 Art in Paleontology class contributed to this study.


Forced by the pandemic to conduct his geological fieldwork closer to campus, Mark McMenamin discovered a new Jurassic dinosaur (Amherst) and a new pterosaur (South Hadley).