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Saturday, February 4.
          I met a groupof graduate students in a Paleosol class from SMU and lead them to MOTT VPL 3869. First we went to the eastern margin of the main lacustrine depression where they were able to observe the steeply dipping sandstones and large fossil trees. I lead them to a zone of inertinite. After examining the zone, we started moving over to another zone of inertinite and vitrite. On the way one of the students found a series of at least four articulated phytosaur vertebrae and some other associated bones. We did not excavate the bones, but left them to be recovered later. 
          After examining the vitrite zone, we went to Site I to examine the carbonate pebble conglomerate. Neil also found a paleosol and had the students clear it to examine it. After lunch we went to examine the stream channel and then left the locality.

Series of phytosaur vertebrae.
Phytosaur verts

Tuesday, January 31.
          We didn't do any field work over the winter months due to my illness; however, now I am feeling fine and ready to get to work in the field. I am gearing up to finish some of my manuscripts also.

Metoposaur Koskinonodon atlas vertebra

Field work

Sunday, January 1.
            I almost didn't survive December as "Death Week" tried to do me in this year, but I am still alive and kicking. I will definitely be more heartless than I was in the past.
           Life is just a Jimmy Buffet song. Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. Trip Around the Sun. Margaritaville. Bamma Breeze. Boat Drinks.
            I plan on doing a lot more fieldwork this year. Looking forward to a productive year.

Drawing of Libognathus skull for manuscript


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