Halszka Osmólska

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Halszka Osmólska
Halszka Osmólska
Born (1930-09-15)September 15, 1930
Poznań, Poland
Died March 31, 2008(2008-03-31) (aged 77)
Poland
Occupation Paleontologist

Halszka Osmólska (September 15, 1930 – March 31, 2008) was a Polish paleontologist who had specialized in Mongolian dinosaurs.[1]

She was born in Poznań. A member of the 1965 and 1970 Polish–Mongolian expeditions to the Gobi Desert,[2] she described many finds from these rocks, often with Teresa Maryańska. Among the dinosaurs she described are: Elmisaurus (and Elmisauridae (1981), Hulsanpes (1982), Borogovia (1987), and Bagaraatan (1996); with Maryańska, Homalocephale, Prenocephale, and Tylocephale (and Pachycephalosauria) (1974), Bagaceratops (1975), and Barsboldia (1981); with Maryańska and Altangerel Perle, Goyocephale (1982); with Ewa Roniewicz, Deinocheirus (1967); with Roniewicz and Rinchen Barsbold, Gallimimus (1972);[1] with Kurzanov, Tochisaurus (1991); and with several other authors, Nomingia (2000). Her other work included discussions of the paleobiology of hadrosaurids, and co-editing the two editions of The Dinosauria.[3][4] As of 2004, she was affiliated with the Instytut Paleobiologii of the Polska Akademia Nauk.[5] She is recognized for her work in the names of the Mongolian oviraptorid Citipati osmolskae, the Chinese dromaeosaurid Velociraptor osmolskae, the archosauriform reptile Osmolskina czatkowicensis, and the Polish Pliocene lagomorph Prolagus osmolskae.[6]

Osmólska was, in recognition of her scientific work, a recipient of a number of awards including the Polish Cross of Merit.[7]

Selected publications[edit]

  • H. Osmólska and E. Roniewicz (1970). Deinocheiridae, a new family of theropod dinosaurs. Palaeontologica Polonica 21:5-19.
  • H. Osmólska, E. Roniewicz, and R. Barsbold (1972). A new dinosaur, Gallimimus bullatus n. gen., n. sp. (Ornithomimidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:103-143.
  • H. Osmólska (1972). Preliminary note on a crocodilian from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:43-47.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1974). Pachycephalosauria, a new suborder of ornithischian dinosaurs. Palaeontologia Polonica 30:45-102.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1975). Protoceratopsidae (Dinosauria) of Asia. Palaeontologica Polonica 33:133-181.
  • H. Osmólska (1976). New light on the skull anatomy and systematic position of Oviraptor. Nature 262:683-684.
  • H. Osmólska (1981). Coossified tarsometatarsi in theropod dinosaurs and their bearing on the problem of bird origins. Palaeontologica Polonica 42:79-95.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1981). First lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Nemegt Formation, Upper Cretaceous, Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 26(3-1):243-255.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1981). Cranial anatomy of Saurolophus angustirostris with comments on the Asian Hadrosauridae (Dinosauria). Palaeontologia Polonica 42:5-24.
  • H. Osmólska (1982). Hulsanpes perlei n.g. n.sp. (Deinonychosauria, Saurischia, Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Barun Goyot Formation of Mongolia. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 1982(7):440-448.
  • A. Perle, T. Maryańska, and H. Osmólska (1982). Goyocephale lattimorei gen. et sp. n., a new flat-headed pachycephalosaur (Ornithischia, Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 27(1-4):115-127.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1984). Postcranial anatomy of Saurolophus angustirostris with comments on other hadrosaurs. Palaeontologia Polonica 46:119-141.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1985). On ornithischian phylogeny. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 30(3-4):137-149.
  • H. Osmólska (1987). Borogovia gracilicrus gen. et sp. n., a new troodontid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 32(1-2):133-150.
  • R. Barsbold, H. Osmólska, and S.M. Kurzanov (1987). On a new troodontid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 32(1-2):121-132.
  • S. M. Kurzanov and H. Osmólska (1991). Tochisaurus nemegtensis gen. et sp. n., a new troodontid dinosaur (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 36(1):69-76.
  • H. Osmólska (1996). An unusual theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 41(1):1-38.
  • R. Barsbold and H. Osmólska (1999). The skull of Velociraptor (Theropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 44(2):189-219.
  • R. Barsbold, H. Osmólska, M. Watabe, P.J. Currie, and K. Tsogtbaatar (2000). A new oviraptorosaur (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from Mongolia: the first dinosaur with a pygostyle. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 45(2):97-106.
  • T. Maryańska, H. Osmólska, and M. Wolsan (2002). Avialan status for Oviraptorosauria. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47(1):97-116.
  • H. Osmólska, P.J. Currie, and R. Barsbold (2004). Oviraptorosauria. In: D.B. Weishampel, P. Dodson, and H. Osmólska (eds.), The Dinosauria (second edition). University of California Press, Berkeley 165-183.

Other sources[edit]

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Maryańska, T. Halszka Osmólska (1930-2008) In Memoriam. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53, 2, 206.cp.

Dodson, Peter (2008) "Polish Women in the Gobi–In Loving Memory of Halszka Osmólska (1930-2008)." American Paleontologist 16.3: 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lambert, David; the Diagram Group (1990). "Dinosaurologists". The Dinosaur Data Book. New York: Avon Books. p. 281. ISBN 0-380-75896-2. 
  2. ^ Colbert, Edwin H. (2000). "Asiatic dinosaur rush". In Benton, Michael J.; Shishkin, Mikhail A.; Unwin, David M.; and Kurochkin, Evgenii N. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 211–234. ISBN 0-521-55476-4. 
  3. ^ Weishampel, David B.; Osmólska, Halszka; and Dodson, Peter (eds.), ed. (1990). The Dinosauria (1st ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-06727-4. 
  4. ^ Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.), ed. (2004). The Dinosauria (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-24209-2. 
  5. ^ Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.), ed. (2004). The Dinosauria (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 776. ISBN 0-520-24209-2. 
  6. ^ Fostowicz-Frelik, Ł. 2010. A new species of Pliocene Prolagus (Lagomorpha, Ochotonidae) from Poland is the northernmost record of the genus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (2): 609-612.
  7. ^ Moody, R., & Geological Society of London. (2010). Dinosaurs and other extinct saurians: A historical perspective. London: Geological Society.

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