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Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

The life and scientific contributions of Swiss-born naturalist Santiago Roth

14:40-15:10 Paläontologie, von Dr. Gabriel Aguirre

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Bild vom Schweizer Forscher Santiago Roth

The talk focuses on the life and legacy of Santiago Roth (1850–1924), a Swiss-born naturalist that discovered many fossils of extinct mammals in Argentina. The Department of Palaeontology UZH houses a large collection of these animals, some of them are exhibited in our Natural History Museum, e.g. the giant ground sloth skeleton, or armadillo-like glyptodonts. We will talk about our recent efforts to study and digitize this collection and we will explain what makes these animals remarkable.
(Photo credit: the Natural History Museum UZH)