Michael P. Taylor

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Michael P. Taylor
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Born (1968-03-12) 12 March 1968 (age 51)
ResidenceRuardean, Gloucestershire, England
Alma mater
Scientific career

Michael P. Taylor (born 12 March 1968) is a British computer programmer with a Ph.D in palaeontology. To date, he has published 18 paleontological papers and is co-credited with naming three genera of dinosaur (Xenoposeidon in 2007 with Darren Naish, Brontomerus in 2011 with Matt J. Wedel and Richard Cifeli, and Haestasaurus in 2015 with Paul Upchurch and Phil Mannion).[1][2]

Along with paleontologists Darren Naish and Matt Wedel, he founded the paleontology blog Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week, where he blogs as Mike Taylor.

He lives in Ruardean, Gloucestershire, England.[3]


  1. ^ Keim, Brandon (16 November 2007). "This Week in Dinosaurs: A Mesozoic Vacuum Cleaner, An Accidental Find". Wired Magazine. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Bhanoo, Sindya (28 February 2011). "Dinosaur-Hunting Hobbyist Makes Fresh Tracks for Paleontology". The New York Times. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Taylor, Mike. "Mike Taylor - CV". Retrieved March 3, 2011.

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