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Forgotten Elephants of Deep Time with Paleobiologist Advait Jakur

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Program Details

  • May 17, 2019
  • Shows are 30 minutes long and stream at 11am and 2pm EDT
  • The program is free, but registration is requested. Sign Up

Did you know that there were many different species of elephants millions of years ago? Go back in time with Paleobiologist Advait Jukar to learn about the different kinds of elephants from the past, see real fossils, and understand how various factors — such as body size, tooth shape, and habitat — each played a role in the evolution of the elephant. Throughout the broadcast, Advait will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for students to share what they think using live polls.

How to Participate

  • Bookmark this page! This is where the live event will happen on May 17, 2019, at 11am and then again at 2pm EDT.
  • During the live show, your students will be interacting with the scientist through a chat window on this page.
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Cuvieronius sp

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

American Mastodon, Paleontology Hall

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Gomphotherium sp

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Gomphotherium gratum Hay

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Gomphotherium elegans Hay, 1917

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Cuvieronius sp

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

American Mastodon, Mastodon, Mastodon

NMNH - Education & Outreach

American Mastodon, Mastodon, Mastodon

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Mastodon

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Mastodon

NMNH - Education & Outreach

32c Mastodon single

National Postal Museum

Mastodon obscurus Leidy

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Mastodon productus Cope

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Fossil mastodon tooth

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Mastodon floridanus Leidy, 1886

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Engraving of fossilized "Mastodon Andium"

National Museum of American History

Mastodon Skull near Melbourne, Florida

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Mammut americanum (Kerr)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Mammut americanum (Kerr)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Mammut americanum (Kerr)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Mastadon americanus, Newburg Mastadon

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Elephas imperator, Right Foreleg

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Fossils Uncovered, Freeze Out

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Anancus bensonensis Gidley

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Cuvieronius sp

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Serridentinus floridanus (Leidy)

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Elephas roosevelti Hay

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Elephas (Euelephas) imperator Leidy

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Asian Elephant, Indian Elephant

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Indian Elephants at National Zoological Park

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Asian Elephants

Smithsonian Institution Archives

African Bush Elephant, Elephant

NMNH - Education & Outreach

African Elephant, Female

Smithsonian Institution Archives

African Elephant

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Proboscidean Fossil

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Mastodon

NMNH - Education & Outreach