Paul C. Sereno
At his laboratory in 2010
|Born||October 11, 1957|
Aurora, Illinois, USA
|Alma mater||Northern 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 for||Discoveries in paleontology; founder of Project Exploration|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Doctoral students||Jeffrey A. Wilson|
|Author abbrev. (zoology)||Sereno|
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. One of his most widely publicized discoveries is that of a nearly complete specimen of Sarcosuchus (known as SuperCroc).
Fossil species described by Sereno or his team[change | change source]
- Significant new material of Carcharodontosaurus
- Significant new material of Herrerasaurus
- Three new species of Psittacosaurus (P. meileyingensis, P. xinjiangensis, P. gobiensis)
- Significant new material from Spinosaurus
Other fossil reptiles
- Marasuchus, an early relative of dinosaurs
- "The African Pterosaur"
- Sarcosuchus imperator or SuperCroc
- Anatosuchus minor or DuckCroc from Niger
- Araripesuchus rattoides or RatCroc from Niger and Morocco
- Kaprosuchus saharicus or BoarCroc from Niger and Morocco
- Laganosuchus thaumastos or PancakeCroc from Niger and Morocco
- Laganosuchus maghrebensis or PancakeCroc from Niger and Morocco
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- 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.