Study of fossil turtles supported

Plastron fragments of a Miocene turtle from Ahníkov locality, photo Chroust

Milan Chroust received a prestigious Polonez Bis grant project co-funded by the National Science Centre and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement. The name of the project is “Turtles from Czechia and Poland: An overview of their common evolution in central Europe from the Triassic to the Recent”. Previously published and new fossil turtle material from Poland and Czechia will be revised, and the Mesozoic to Cenozoic evolution of turtles will be assessed in the context of environmental changes. As of 1 June, Milan Chroust starts a two-yearsʼ postdoc stay at the Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. ©CC-BY