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Ancient Animal Tales About Our 42 Million Year Ago Old San Diego Cat and Other Species from Past Times

Paleontologist Ashley Poust, Ph.D.

James R. Colclough Paleontology Postdoctoral Researcher
San Diego Natural History Museum


Illustration of Diegoaelurus, living in our area during the Eocene. Image Credit: Erick Toussaint, San Diego Natural History Museum.

Ashley Poust, Ph.D.
Two of the thousand questions paleontologist Ashley Poust explores include: What were San Diego’s ancient carnivores? How many Tyrannosaurus rex ever walked the Earth? To find answers Poust studies vertebrates and evolutionary biology at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) where he examines ancient life through anatomy, bone and egg microstructure, and biogeography.

His work has been featured in Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsweek, National Public Radio, and many media outlets. Having received his doctorate from UC Berkeley, Poust is currently the James R. Colclough Paleontology Postdoctoral Researcher at The Nat. You can join the conversation with him on Twitter at @ashpoust and with The Nat at @sdnhm.

Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:00pm: Wine & Cheese Reception
6:30pm: DMFTalk – Hello Kitty!

Del Mar Civic Center
1050 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

Advance proof of full Covid-19 vaccination will be required for this event.

If you have already submitted this proof for a prior DMF event, you do not need to submit it again.

To submit proof of vaccination (deadline: 1:00pm on Tuesday, 10-11-2022): Send an image of your vax record to: info@delmarfoundation.org. If you were vaccinated in California, you can use the following site to generate a digital copy of your vaccination record for this purpose: myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.

Masks inside Town Hall are optional, but recommended.


Programs subject to change without notice.

COVID-19 restrictions or cancellations may be required based on County orders or City permit.


October 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Del Mar Civic Center
1050 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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