Adolfo Pacheco Castro

Postdoctoral Researcher, Vertebrate Paleontology

Adolfo joined NHMLA as a postdoctoral researcher in 2022, funded by the National Science Foundation. He is studying the Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI) as related to the Mexican fossil record of small mammal species, working with Xiaoming Wang at NHMLA and Jack Tseng at the University of California Berkeley. From a very young age, Adolfo was interested in nature and spent several hours a day observing the ants in his yard. When he grew up, he studied for a degree in Biology at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico, where he discovered his passion for observing biodiversity. Later, he began digging fossils with Dr. Oscar Carranza-Castañeda and obtained his master's and Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), focusing on small mammal paleontology. Adolfo is an experienced paleontologist and field researcher and has discovered many rodent fossils that are important for understanding the origin of the faunas in central Mexico.

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