Viridian, a unique master-planned community nestled within a 2,000 acre preserve in the heart of the metroplex, will be hosting paleontologists from around the world on October 13 as part of the 75th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The 2015 Annual Meeting is hosted by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Southern Methodist University.
The paleontologists will visit the Arlington Archosaur Site within Viridian, a recently discovered locality that is being actively excavated and studied in partnership with the Perot Museum. The site is producing numerous fossils of dinosaurs, crocodyliforms, turtles, mammals, fish, and plants. Participants will be able to directly observe the strata where major faunal and environmental change occurred through the middle Cretaceous transition from fossil localities that continue to elucidate this poorly known interval.
As the only master-planned community to meet Audubon International Gold Signature Standards, Viridian is dedicated to embracing nature and sustainability. The development features 1,100 acres of open spaces, 5 lakes and wetlands totaling over 600 acres and miles of nature trails connect Viridian to the River Legacy Park and the Living Science Center.
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