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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The Paleontology Research Lab is currently closed;
there are no upcoming live expeditions
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Conference
10.14.2020 - 10.17.2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jurassic Foundation Grant Proposal Deadline
09.15.2020 
 

NEW PAPERS FROM THE LAB

Tempo and Pattern of Avian Brain Size Evolution

Inner ear sensory system changes as extinct crocodylomorphs transitioned from land to water

A refined temporal framework for newly discovered fossil assemblages of the upper Cedar Mountain Formation (Mussentuchit Member), Mussentuchit Wash, Central Utah

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 2022!
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