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Preparator Bios: Amy Henrici

Amy

Where are you from?
Pittsburgh, PA

What’s your degree?
BS Biology, MS Paleontology

How long have you been a preparator?
1982

What fieldwork have you done?
Permian Tetrapods from the North American Southwest and Central Europe, Eocene Vertebrates from Wyoming, Triassic Dinosaurs from New Mexico

What’s the hardest part of being a preparator?
how long it takes

Of all the fossils you’ve worked on, what was your favorite?
We were working in central Germany and I was the one who lifted a slab of rock that turned out to hold the skeleton of a new animal. We saw one whole foot and knew we had something. We think it’s a new genus of primitive reptile from the Permian. It’s about three feet long and looks a little bit like a very big lizard.

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