Featuring the research of Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose:

Something unexpected was hiding amid the gangly fingers of the aye-aye lemur.
Picture by David Haring

Add ‘Pseudo Thumb’ to the Aye-Aye Lemur’s Bizarre Anatomy

  • The New York Times October 21, 2019

‘Cursed’ Primate Weirdos Have Extra Thumbs. Scientists Didn’t Know About Them Until Now. 

  • Live Science October 21, 2019

The Bizarre Aye-Aye Isn’t Giving Us the Finger After All 

  • Wired October 21, 2019

This bizarre primate has a newly discovered digit

  • National Geographic October 21, 2019

Extra Thumb Discovered on Aye-Aye Lemurs, Giving These Primates Six Fingers

  • Smithsonian October 21, 2019

Behold, the strangest six-fingered primates on the planet (also the only ones)

  • The Washington Post October 21, 2019

Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger

  • NCSU News October 21, 2019

This creepy lemur has been hiding something from us for a long time 

  • Inverse October 21, 2019


12 Riverbanks animals will be part of an amazing study during the solar eclipse

  • WISTV Columbia August 14, 2017

The Science Conducted Under The Darkness Of The Total Eclipse

  • Science Friday August 11, 2017

Help solve an ancient mystery about the eclipse: Figure out what the animals do

  • CNN August 9, 2017

$1.3 million grant awarded to USC STEM Researchers

  • The Daily Gamecock June 6, 2017

USC taking unique approach to encouraging students to pursue STEM careers

  • South Carolina Radio Network May 19, 2017

USC researchers land $1.3 million grant to enhance STEM education

  • The University of South Carolina May 3, 2017

Broken Baculum a Sign of Painful Ice Age Injury

  • Scientific American July 13, 2016

Weasels Are Built for the Hunt

  • The New York Times June 13, 2016

Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain sight

  • The Gaurdian July 30, 2015

Descrita una especie de depredador carnívoro de hace 9 millones de años

  • Universidad de Valladolid

Un grupo de investigadores de Estados Unidos disecciona primates y carnívoros en el Museo Anatómico de la UVa

  • Dicyt July 3, 2015

Descrita una especie de depredador carnívoro de hace 9 millones de años

  • Efefuturo June 26, 2015

Into Africa

  • The University of South Carolina August 5, 2014

Extinct Fox Species With Supersharp Teeth Discovered in Tibet

  • National Geographic June 12, 2014

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting

  • Paleocast: Paleontology Podcasts October 31, 2013

The diet of the Langebaanweg Hyaenids

  • Sciency Thoughts Blog August 12, 2013