Paul Sereno

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Paul C. Sereno
Paul Sereno Lab Photo.jpg
At his laboratory in 2010
Born (1957-10-11) October 11, 1957 (age 65)
Alma materNorthern Illinois University (B.S., Biological Sciences, 1979)
Columbia University (M.A., Vertebrate Paleontology, 1981; M. Phil., Geological Sciences, 1981; Ph.D., Geological Sciences, 1987)
Known forDiscoveries in paleontology; founder of Project Exploration
Scientific career
FieldsPaleontology (vertebrate)
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Doctoral studentsJeffrey A. Wilson
Author abbrev. (zoology)Sereno
Paul Sereno at a dig in 2010.

Paul Callistus Sereno (born October 11, 1957) is paleontologist who was educated at the University of Chicago who has discovered several new dinosaur species from places such as Inner Mongolia, Argentina, Morocco and Niger.[1] One of his most widely publicized discoveries is that of a nearly complete specimen of Sarcosuchus (known as SuperCroc).[2]

Fossil species described by Sereno or his team[change | change source]


Other fossil reptiles

References[change | change source]

  1. Briggs, Helen (12 December 2007). "New meat-eating dinosaur unveiled" (Web). News article about; Carcharodontosaurus iguidensis was one of the largest meat-eaters that ever lived. BBC NEWS. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
  2. Sereno, Paul C.; Larson, Hans C. E.; Sidor, Christian A.; Gado, Boubé (2001). "The Giant Crocodyliform Sarcosuchus from the Cretaceous of Africa". Science. 294 (5546): 1516–9. Bibcode:2001Sci...294.1516S. doi:10.1126/science.1066521. PMID 11679634.