Saturday, May 8, 2010

Some congratulations are in order!

Congratulations to my fellow ankylosaur researchers Mike Burns and Robin Sissons, who defended their MSc theses this week. Mike studies ankylosaur osteoderms and Robin studies ankylosaur feet.

Last December the three of us published a paper in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology redescribing and resurrecting Dyoplosaurus, an genus of ankylosaurid that had previously been sunk into Euoplocephalus. Here we are examining the type (and only) specimen in the Royal Ontario Museum's collections. We are very photogenic. Many thanks are due to David Evans and Brian Iwama who made time to help us during the final phases of the very busy ROM Crystal palaeo gallery reopening!

Dyoplosaurus paper here via BioOne.


  1. Mr. Burns is not looking all that good in that photograph. Hospital? Pillow?

  2. You need to make another ROM trip, you haven't been out since I moved here!