UMMP Scientific Illustrator Carol Abraczinskas was recognized at the 5th International Paleontological Congress in Paris. Her pencil illustration was awarded second place among numerous submissions in the professional category. The award was decided by popular vote of conference delegates, and is the latest of many awards made to Carol at paleontological meetings.
Carol’s illustration depicts the centrodorsal of Rautangaroa aotearoa, a feather star from the Oligocene of New Zealand, in (1) aboral, (2) lateral, and (3) adoral views. This illustration appeared in a paper in Journal of Paleontology and led by UMMP curator Tomasz Baumiller, who established this new genus of feather star.
Congratulations from everyone at UMMP!