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Polcyn in Discovery Channel’s “Mega Beasts: T-Rex of the Deep”

Paleontologist Michael J. Polcyn, director of the Visualization Laboratory in the SMU Huffington Department of Earth Sciences and SMU adjunct research associate, appears as an expert source in “Mega Beasts: T-Rex of the Deep,” a science documentary that aired Sept. 13 on the Discovery Channel.

mosasaur1-utmuseum.jpgPolcyn is a world-recognized expert on the extinct marine reptile named Mosasaur.

His research interests include the early evolution of Mosasauroidea and adaptations in secondarily aquatic tetrapods. Polcyn’s research also includes application of technology to problems in paleontology.

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Michael J. Polcyn
video.jpg “Mega Beasts: T-Rex of the Deep”
SMU News: Dallasaurus, ancient mosasaur
Huffington Department of Earth Sciences

By Margaret Allen

Senior research writer, SMU Public Affairs