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Despite >230 million years of global warming and cooling, sea-level rise and fall, drifting continents, and cataclysmic extinction, dinosaurs still reign as the most speciose group of terrestrial vertebrates. The Zanno Lab studies the evolutionary history of dinosaurs and other archosaurs, and the terrestrial ecosystems they inhabited, during the Mesozoic.

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Our paper describing Moros interpidus wins Eighteenth International Award in Palaeontological Research (Paleonturology 20) 


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Exceptional age constraint on a fossiliferous sedimentary archive preceding the Cretaceous Thermal Maximum. Geology 51: 962–967.

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Neuroanatomy of the late Cretaceous Thescelosaurus neglectus (Neornithischia: Thescelosauridae) reveals novel ecological specialisations within Dinosauria. Sci Rep 13, 19224 (2023)

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An early-diverging iguanodontian (Dinosauria: Rhabdodontomorpha) from the Late Cretaceous of North America. PLoS ONE 18(6): e0286042

The Complete Dinosaur 3rd Edition

A crowd-sourced public paleontology book that answers what you want to know about dinosaurs

Edited by: Victoria Arbour, Thomas Holtz, & Lindsay Zanno

Coming in 2024!
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