'Cherish Nebraska' lab unearths lemur fossil

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'Cherish Nebraska' lab unearths lemur fossil

Rob Skolnick works to remove rock from around a lemur fossil in Morrill Hall's Visual Lab on the museum's fourth floor.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Rob Skolnick works to remove sediment from around a lemur fossil in Morrill Hall's Visual Lab. The lab, located on the museum's fourth floor, is part of the new "Cherish Nebraska" exhibition.

A lemur fossil is emerging this summer at the University of Nebraska State Museum’s new Visible Lab. The lemur — named “Kirby” — is a 50 million-year-old fossil recovered from the Bridger Basin in southwestern Wyoming. Kirby represents the first fossil primate skeleton for the University of Nebraska State Museum collections.

Click the image below to learn more about the fossil discover and new lab space in Morrill Hall.