February 27, 2019

Perot Museum Paleontologist Co-Authors Scientific Paper Describing New Species of Arctic Pre-Marsupial Mammal

Perot Museum’s Chief Curator and Vice President of Research and Collections, Anthony Fiorillo, Ph.D., has co-authored a new paper as part of a dynamic research collaboration with international scientists. The paper notes the discovery of what has been named the northernmost marsupial known to science—a mouse-sized, opossum-like creature, the Unnuakomys hutchisoni, discovered in a steep river bank in Arctic Alaska.

University of Colorado Release

3D Video of the Perot's Type Specimen*
* Type specimen means this will be the specimen by which all future comparisons of the Unnuakomys hutchisoni will be made.