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Caribbean PaleoPrimatology

This work is part of a multi-institutional effort to survey and preserve the paleontological record of Hispaniola as it is recorded by the fossil remains of extinct primates, sloths, bats, and more, inside the flooded caves of the Dominican Republic.

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In the News

Underwater paleo. & the monkeys of the Caribbean | Forbes Science

New finds in flooded Dominican caves | National Geographic

Cave divers conquer Dominican springs | 7Días News

VIDEO: DRSS Documentary

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Dominican Republic Speleological Society


Above: Left to right, Cristian Pittaro, Zachary Klukkert and Angel Compres Ramos in a Dominican cave. Photo credit Phillip Lehman.

Background: Klukkert donning specialized scuba equipment to enter an underwater paleontological site in a Dominican cave. Photo credit: J. Stephane

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