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How I’ve helped to discover nearly 40 species in the Amazon

Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi working with fossils in his lab at Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru.

Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi is a palaeontologist at Cayetano Heredia University and head of the vertebrate palaeontology department at the Museum of Natural History, both in Lima. Credit: Musuk Nolte for Nature

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Nature 630, 786 (2024)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-024-02030-3

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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  • Correction 08 July 2024: An earlier version of this story misstated the year in which Salas Gismondi described the caiman species with a shovel-like head.

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