Ph.D. Candidate in Geology
Dickinson Hall, Rm. 216
1659 Museum Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800
B.Sc. Geology, National University of Colombia, 2005
M.S. Geology, University of Florida, 2011
- Vertebrate Paleontology and paleobiogeography.
- Mammalian evolution and Neotropical biostratigraphy in Central and South America.
- Paleontology of Cenozoic fossiliferous outcrops in Panama and Northeastern Colombia.
I am working on a project related to the evolution of Neotropical Cenozoic mammals. It involves description and analysis of newly collected latest Oligocene-early Miocene fossils from on-going excavations associated with the expansion of the Panama Canal. These fossils, mostly ungulates, reveal new morphology of previously known taxa, as well as several new species and occurrences. I will use cladistic paleobiogeography to better understand the evolutionary history of Cenozoic ungulates in Central and North America. I am also doing related fieldwork in the terrestrial Paleocene and Eocene Bogota Formation of Northern Colombia.