Dinosaur Diet & Dentition

Research on the evolution of dinosaur herbivory & tooth development


Selected Publications

Kosch J, Zanno LE. In revision. Sampling impacts tooth growth and replacement rate calculations in Archosauria: implications for paleontological studies. PeerJ

Button D, Zanno LE. 2019. Biomechanical analysis of the feeding apparatus reveals repeated convergent evolution between herbivorous dinosaurs. Current Biology 30:1–11

Sokolskyi T, Kosch J, Zanno LE. 2019. Unusual tooth replacement in a new Cenomanian iguanodontian from the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2019, 195

Allison B, Lamaster T, Avrahami HM, Zanno LE. 2019. Buccal tooth development, replacement rate, and microstructure In parksosauridae (Dinosauria: Neornithischia). J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2019, 53

Button K, Hailu Y, Kirkland JI, Zanno LE. 2017. Incremental Growth of Therizinosaurian Dental Tissues: implications for dietary transitions in Theropoda. PeerJ 5:e4129; DOI 10.7717/peerj.4129


Zanno LE, Tsogtbaatar K, Chinzorig T, Gates TA. 2016. Specializations of the Mandibular Anatomy and Dentition of Segnosaurus galbinensis (Dinosauria: Theropoda). PeerJ 4:e1885; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1885


Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ. 2012. No evidence for directional evolution of body mass in herbivorous theropod dinosaurs. Proc R Soc B. 2013 280 1751 20122526; doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2526 (published 28 November 2012) 1471-2954.


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. 2010. A taxonomic and phylogenetic re-evaluation of Therizinosauria. J Syst Palaeontol 8:503–543.


Zanno LE. 2010. Osteology of Falcarius utahensis: characterizing the anatomy of basal therizinosaurs. Zool J Linn Soc 158:196–230.


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.