Kristina Curry Rogers

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Kristina A. Curry Rogers is a vertebrate paleontologist and currently Associate Professor in geology and biology at Macalester College.[1] She holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Montana State University, and a M.Sc. Ph.D. in Anatomical Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.[2] Her work focuses on questions of dinosaur biology, bone histology, growth, and evolution, especially the Titanosauria, on which she wrote her doctoral dissertation. Together with Catherine Forster, Associate Professor and her teacher at Stony Brook, she discovered and described Rapetosaurus,[3] the most complete Cretaceous sauropod and titanosaur found to date.

Through cladistic analysis of Rapetosaurus and other titanosaurs, Curry Rogers was able to revise the phylogeny of the titanosaurs (see Curry Rogers 2005).


  1. ^ "Kristi Curry Rogers - Macalester College". Retrieved 2015-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Kristi Curry-Rogers". The Shape of Life. Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Rapetosaurus - Prehistoric Wildlife". Retrieved 2015-07-06. 

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Curry, K. A. 1999. Ontogenetic histology of Apatosaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda): New insights on growth rates and longevity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:(654-665).
  • Castanet, J., K. Curry Rogers, J. Cubo, and J. J. Boisard. 2000. Quantification of periosteal osteogenesis in ostrich and emu: Implications for studies of extinct dinosaurian bone histology. Comptes Rendus l'Academie des Sciences.
  • Erickson, G.M., K. Curry Rogers, and S. A. Yerby. 2001. Dinosaurian growth patterns and rapid avian growth rates. Nature 412: 429-433.
  • Curry Rogers, K. and C. A. Forster. 2001. The last of the dinosaur titans: a new sauropod from Madagascar. Nature 412: 530-534.
  • Curry Rogers, K. 2001. "Growth Rates among the dinosaurs" in The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs (Paul, G., ed.). pp. 297–309.
  • Curry Rogers, K and Forster, C. A. (2004) The skull of Rapetosaurus krausei (Sauropoda: Titanosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(1): 121-143.
  • Curry Rogers, K. A. and Wilson, J.A., 2005, The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology, University of California Press, Berkeley, ISBN 0-520-24623-3
  • Curry Rogers, K. A., 2005, "Titanosauria: A Phylogenetic Overview" in Curry Rogers and Wilson (eds), The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology pp. 50–103

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