Thomas Carr (paleontologist)

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Thomas D. Carr is a vertebrate paleontologist who received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2005. He is now a member of the biology faculty at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Much of his work centers on tyrannosauroid dinosaurs.[1] Carr published the first quantitative analysis of tyrannosaurid ontogeny in 1999, establishing that several previously-recognized genera and species of tyrannosaurids were in fact juveniles of other recognized taxa.[2] Carr shared the Lanzendorf Prize for scientific illustration at the 2000 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology conference for the artwork in this article.[3] In 2005, he and two colleagues described and named Appalachiosaurus, a late-surviving basal tyrannosauroid found in Alabama.[4] He is also curator for the Dinosaur Discovery Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Carr, Thomas D. (1999). "Craniofacial ontogeny in Tyrannosauridae (Dinosauria, Coelurosauria)." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19 (3): 497-520.
  • Carr, Thomas D.; Williamson, Thomas E.; & Schwimmer, David R. (2005). "A new genus and species of tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous (middle Campanian) Demopolis Formation of Alabama." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (1): 119–143.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Carr, Assistant Professor of Biology". Carthage College Biology Department. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  2. ^ Carr, Thomas D. (1999). "Craniofacial ontogeny in Tyrannosauridae (Dinosauria, Coelurosauria)". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19 (3): 497–520. doi:10.1080/02724634.1999.10011161. 
  3. ^ "SVP Award, Prize and Grant Recipients". Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  4. ^ Carr, Thomas D.; Williamson, Thomas E.; & Schwimmer, David R. (2005). "A new genus and species of tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous (middle Campanian) Demopolis Formation of Alabama". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (1): 119–143. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2005)025[0119:ANGASO]2.0.CO;2. ISSN 0272-4634.