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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History




Hans-Dieter Sues
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1984
M.A. Harvard University, 1978
M.Sc. University of Alberta, 1977

Research Focus:


My research focuses on Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrates, especially dinosaurs and their relatives, and changes in continental ecosystems through time. I have collected fossils of dinosaurs and other extinct vertebrates in North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. I have discovered scores of new species of extinct mammal precursors and reptiles, including a number of new dinosaurs.

Research Themes:


Early Mesozoic tetrapods of the Newark Supergroup of eastern North America

Early Late Cretaceous dinosaurs from Central Asia

Biology of the Early Jurassic sauropodomorph dinosaur Massospondylus from South Africa

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