- Monday, 02 July 2018
Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, USA
Matt Lamanna is Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. The Section of Vertebrate Paleontology houses one of the world’s largest dinosaur collections and is among the most active vertebrate paleontological research groups in the nation. He is interested in the evolution and paleobiogeography of Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrates, particularly Cretaceous-age archosaurs (non-avian dinosaurs, birds, and crocodyliforms) from the Gondwanan (Southern Hemisphere) continents. Within the past 18 years, he has directed or co-directed field expeditions to Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, China, Egypt, and Greenland that have resulted in the discovery of multiple new species of dinosaurs and other Cretaceous-aged animals.