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Science & Nature

After the Dinosaurs: Chunky Pigs

In this one time class, students will learn about the evolution of Pigs
Chidumebi Ikechi Njoku-Browne
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This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about the evolution of Pigs
I was trained in paleontology at the University of Alberta under paleontologist Philip J. Currie. I have worked in the education Department at the Smithsonian Natural History museum since 2019 and am still an educator there. I have been on several digs with paleontologist Paul Sereno and have been mentored by Paleontologist Thomas Holtz. I have also helped co-write paleo writer, Mark Witton, specifically on the vocalization of Cretaceous mammals, the rise of lepidopterans and non-aggressive potential relationships between Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. 
No homework will be assigned
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will go into the fact of how some prehistoric pigs defended themselves, so it will be described how they killed their predators.
Der, Made Jan van. Listriodontinae (Suidae, Mammalia), Their Evolution, Systematics and Distribution in Time and Space. Backhuys, 1996. 

Nelson, Sarah M. Ancestors for the Pigs: Pigs in Prehistory. Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1998. 

PICKFORD, M. “Miocene Sanitheriidae (Suiformes, Mammalia) from Namibia and Kenya: Systematic and Phylogenetic Implications.” Annales De Paléontologie, vol. 90, no. 4, 2004, pp. 223–278., https://doi.org/10.1016/s0753-3969(04)00072-2. 

Pickford, Martin, and Hiroshi Tsujikawa. Revision of African Kubanochoerinae (Suidae: Mammalia) with Descriptions of New Fossils from the Middle Miocene Aka Aiteputh Formation, Nachola, Kenya. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, 2019. 

Pickford, Martin. “A Revision of the Sanitheriidae, a New Family of Suiformes (Mammalia).” Geobios, vol. 17, no. 2, 1984, pp. 133–154., https://doi.org/10.1016/s0016-6995(84)80139-4. 

Pickford, Martin. “Intérêt Biochronologique Des Kubanochoerinae (Mammalia, Suidae) Et Étude De Nouveaux Restes De Megalochoerus Khinzikebirus Et Libycochoerus Massai Du Kenya.” Comptes Rendus De L'Académie Des Sciences - Series IIA - Earth and Planetary Science, vol. 332, no. 3, 2001, pp. 193–200., https://doi.org/10.1016/s1251-8050(01)01513-0. 

Pickford, Martin. Revision of European Hyotheriinae (Suidae) and Doliochoeridae (Mammalia). Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, 2016. 
Pickford, Martin. Revision of the Miocene Suidae of the Indian Subcontinent. F. Pfiel, 1988. 

“Potamochoerus Porcus Red River Hog : Fr. Potamochère; Ger. Pinselohrschwein (Flusschschwein).” Mammals of Africa : Pigs, Hippopotamuses, Chevrotain, Giraffes, Deer and Bovids, https://doi.org/10.5040/9781472926968.0009. 

“The Status of Conohyus Giganteus (Nyanzachoerini, Tetraconodontinae, Suidae) – Reply to Pickford (2001).” Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. 94, no. 02, 2003, p. 157., https://doi.org/10.1017/s0263593303000087. 

“Tribe Phacochoerini Warthogs.” Mammals of Africa : Pigs, Hippopotamuses, Chevrotain, Giraffes, Deer and Bovids, https://doi.org/10.5040/9781472926968.part-0010. 

Van der Made, Jan. “The Pigs and ‘Old World Peccaries’ (Suidae and Palaeochoeridae, Suoidea, Artiodactyla) from the Miocene of Sandelzhausen (Southern Germany): Phylogeny and an Updated Classification of the Hyotheriinae and Palaeochoeridae.” 

Paläontologische Zeitschrift, vol. 84, no. 1, 2010, pp. 43–121., https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-010-0051-3. 


Chidumebi Ikechi Njoku-Browne
Lives in the United States
Dumebi Browne MPA
803 total reviews
498 completed classes

About Me

1)I teach Classical Western Civilization History. Pre-colonial West African history with more specifics on pre-colonial Nigerian history and mythology. I also teach prehistory. 
2)I am a volunteer at the Natural History Museum. A tax professional,... 
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