Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 00:00

Two Anteosaurus skulls will be on display on 19 February from 09H00 to 16H00 - an adult specimen and a juvenile specimen.

Professor Bruce Rubidge will be talking about these specimens and what we know about this 260 million-year-old early relative of mammals. The specimens on display were found in the Karoo and the juvenile is the only known juvenile Anteosaurus skull in the world. Anteosaurus were the largest flesh-eating mammals of the Middle Permian Period. They were agile predators with bone-crushing teeth and large, thick skulls used to head-butt competitors.

Professor Bruce Rubidge will be presenting his lecture from 10:00 to 11:00 on 19 February. Tickets are limited. Book your tickets on webtickets (Origins Centre - Exhibition - 19 Feb - Centenary Objects)

About Centenary Objects: 10 iconic artefacts from the revered collections of the Wits Earth Sciences Cluster will be displayed at Origins Centre. 10 objects in 10 months – each on display for 1 exclusive day each month! 

Inquiries: Tammy.Hodgskiss@wits.ac.za; 011 717 4700


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