February 6, 2006

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Diane Jones Student Intern

'What on Earth is a Pangolin?' part of VSU's Science Seminar Series

"What on Earth is a Pangolin? The evolution of a very odd order of animals," is the second seminar in the weekly science series sponsored by Valdosta State University's Biology Department, taking place Thursday, February 9, 2006, at 4 p.m., in the Hugh C. Bailey Science Center, room 1011.

Only seven living species of the bizarre, toothless, ant-eating, scale-covered mammals are included in the Pholidota order, which can be found in parts of Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Timothy J. Gaudin, professor and acting head of the Biological and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will discuss two aspects of his research on this unusual group of scaly anteaters.

This event, taking place during VSU's centennial year, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Blaine Browne at 249-4914 or blbrowne@valdosta.edu.

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