David B. Norman

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David Bruce Norman is a British paleontologist, currently Director of the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge University. [1]

He is a fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge where he teaches geology in the Natural Sciences tripos. He is a member of the Palaeontological Association.[2] He has studied Iguanodon.[3] The species epithet of Equijubus normani was named in honour of him.[4]

He also possesses a keen interest in rugby, and he regularly referees for Cambridge University and District Rugby Referees Society (CUDRRS), earning himself the nickname 'Refosaurus Rex'.


  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1985).
  • The Big Book of Dinosaurs, Random House Inc, ISBN 978-0-941807-48-7
  • Kenneth Carpenter, ed. (2001). "Scelidosaurus: The Earliest Complete Dinosaur". The armored dinosaurs. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-33964-5. 
  • "The phylogeny of the ornithischian dinosaurs", Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (2008), 6:1-40 Cambridge University Press


  1. ^ "Discussing Darwin on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time"
  2. ^ http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=palaeo&sec=careers&page=94
  3. ^ http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/biographies/MainBiographies/N/Norman/1.html
  4. ^ You, Luo, Shubin, Witmer, Tang and Tang (2003). "The earliest-known duck-billed dinosaur from deposits of late Early Cretaceous age in northwest China and hadrosaurid evolution." Cretaceous Research, 24: 347-353.