Ivan Sansom

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Ivan Sansom
Born Prestatyn, Wales
Residence England
Nationality British United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Durham[citation needed]
University of Aston[citation needed]
Awards Hodson Fund of the Palaeontological Association
Scientific career
Fields Palaeontology
Institutions University of Birmingham
Doctoral advisor Howard Armstrong and M. Paul Smith[citation needed]

Ivan Sansom (born Prestatyn[citation needed]) is a British palaeontologist, Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology at the University of Birmingham. His research primarily has focused on the conodont palaeobiology and the early Palaeozoic radiation of vertebrates.[1]

Sansom is an editor of the Journal of the Geological Society.[2]

In 2001 Sansom was a recipient of the Palaeontological Association's Hodson Award conferred on palaeontologists who have made a notable early contribution to the science.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Sansom, I. J., Smith, M. P., Armstrong, H. A. and Smith, M. M. 1992. Presence of the earliest vertebrate hard tissues in conodonts. Science 256: 1308-1311.]
  • Sansom, I. J., Smith, M. P. and Smith, M. M. 1994. Dentine in conodonts. Nature 368: 591.
  • Sansom, I. J., Smith, M. P. and Smith, M. M. 1996. Scales of thelodont and shark-like fishes from the Ordovician. Nature 379: 628-630.
  • Smith, M. P., Sansom, I. J. and Repetski, J. E. 1996. Histology of the first fish. Nature 380: 702-704.
  • Coates, M. I., Sequeira, S. E. K., Sansom, I. J. and Smith, M. M. 1998. Spines and tissues of ancient sharks. Nature 396: 729-730.
  • Sansom, I. J., Donoghue, P. C. J. and Albanesi, G. L. 2005. Histology and affinity of the earliest armoured vertebrate. Biology Letters 2: 446-449.


  1. ^ http://www.gees.bham.ac.uk/staff/sansomij.shtml University of Birmingham: Ivan Sansom (Accessed April 2011)
  2. ^ http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/168/2/local/front-matter.pdf Journal of the Geological Society: Editorial Board (Accessed April 2011)
  3. ^ http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=palaeo&page=119&sec=awards The Palaeontological Association: Hodson Award (Accessed April 2011)

External links[edit]

Sansom's home page