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Dr. Lindsay Zanno

Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology
Director, Paleontology & Geology Research Laboratory
Nature Research Center, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
121 W Jones Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

Preferred Phone 919-707-8289
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B.S. Biological Anthropology
M.Sc. Geology
Ph.D. Geology

·       Anatomy, phylogeny, and paleobiology of theropod dinosaurs
·       Paleobiogeography and paleoecology of Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems
·       Phylogenetic approaches to the evolution of vertebrate herbivory
·       Ontogeny and life history of fossil vertebrates

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Select Publications
Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2011) Herbivorous ecomorphology and specialization patterns in theropod dinosaur evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:232–237; published ahead of print December 20, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.1011924108.
Zanno LE, Varricchio DJ, O’Connor PM, Titus AL, Knell MJ (2011) A new troodontid theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24487. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024487.
Zanno LE, Gillette DD, Albright LB, Titus AL (2009) A new North American therizinosaurid and the role of herbivory in “predatory” dinosaur evolution. Proc R Soc B 276:3505–3511.

Research Associate, Department of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History
Research Associate, Paleontology, Natural History Museum of Utah

Current Lab Members
Susan Drymala, Khai Button, Lisa Herzog, Paul Brinkman


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