Dedicated collector: Michael Daniels and his Eocene birds
Kitchener, Andrew C
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A stunning collection of over 700 bird fossils has been bequeathed to National Museums Scotland. Collected in Essex by Michael Daniels, the fossils date from 54-56 million years ago, the beginning of the Eocene period. They represent the early stages in the evolution of modern birds and contain many species which are new to science. Andrew Kitchener, our Principal Curator of Vertebrates and Michael’s friend, tells us more about the fossils, their significance, and the dedicated man behind such an important collection.