Dr. David B. Weishampel

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E-Mail: DWEISHAM(at)jhmi.edu
Phone: 410-955-7145

1830 E. Monument St., Room 306
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA

  • Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1981
    M.Sc., University of Toronto, 1978
    B.Sc., The Ohio State University, 1975

  • Research Focuses:
  • Dinosaur systematics
    European dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous
    Jaw mechanics and herbivory
    Cladistics and heterochrony
    History of evolutionary biology

    My principal research area is dinosaur paleobiology, which includes island biogeography of the Late Cretaceous faunas of Europe, particularly that of western Romania. In addition, through my work on the jaw mechanics of ornithopod dinosaurs, I am interested in the broad overlay of the evolution of herbivory and contemporary plants throughout the Mesozoic. Finally, because of the historical richness of the field of vertebrate paleontology throughout the world, combined with my work in Romania, I am greatly interested in the role of central-European paleobiology during the first third of the 20th century, especially the works of Franz Baron Nopcsa.

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  • Recent/Noteworthy Publications:
  • Osi, A., Prondvai, E., Butler, R., & Weishampel, D. B. 2012. Phylogeny, histology and inferred body size evolution in a new rhabdodontid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Hungary. PLoS ONE 7(9): e44318. (view from PLoS ONE page).

    Weishampel, D. B. & Kerscher, O. 2012. Franz Baron Nopcsa. [English translation of Tasnádi Kubacska, A. (1945)]. Historical Biology.

    Weishampel, D. B. & Jianu, C. M. in press. Franz Baron Nopcsa: a man out of time. Foreword to Weishampel & Kerscher. Historical Biology.

    Weishampel, D. B. & Reif, W. E. in press. An untimely nexus of German biomechanics, ornithology, and evolutionary biology: Dominik von Kripp and his functional morphology studies. Historical Biology.

    Stanford, R., Weishampel, D. B., & Deleon, V. B. 2011. The first hatchling dinosaur reported from the eastern United States: Propanoplosaurus marylandicus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauria) from the Early Cretaceous of Maryland, U.S.A. J. Paleont. 85: 916-924.
    Weishampel, D. B. and Jianu, C.-M. 2011. Transylvanian Dinosaurs. Johns Hopkins Unicersity Press, Baltimore.

    Benton, M. J., Csiki, Z., Grigorescu, D., Redelstorff, R., Sander, P. M., Stein, K., & Weishampel, D. B. 2010. Dinosaurs and the island rule: the dwarfed dinosaurs from Hateg Island. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 293: 438-454.

    Weishampel, D. B., Csiki, Z., Benton, M. J., Grigorescu, D., & Codrea, V. 2010. Paleobiogeographic relationships and evolution of the Hateg biota – between isolation and innovation. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 293: 419-437.

    Stein, K., Csiki, Z., Curry Rogers, K., Weishampel, D. B., Redelstorff, Carballido, J. L., & Sander, P. M. 2010. Body size evolution in the smallest sauropod dinosaur: Insular dwarfism in Magyarosaurus dacus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 107: 9258-9263.

    Osi, A., Butler, R Weishampel, D. B. 2010. A Late Cretaceous ceratopsian dinosaur from Europe with Asian affinities. Nature 465: 466-468.

    Fastovsky, D. E., Weishampel, D. B. 2009 Dinosaurs: a Concise Natural History. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

    Weishampel, D. B. 2007. La evolution de la dieta herbivora en dinosaurios: una aproximacion historica. In: Sanz, J. L. (ed.). Los Dinosaurios en el Siglo XXI. Metatemas, Barcelona. pp. 164-185.

    Weishampel, D. B. 2006. Another look at the dinosaurs of the East Coast of North America. In: Coletivo Arqueológico-Paleontológico Salense (eds.). Actas III Jorn. Dinosaurios Entorno. Salas de los Infantes, Burgos, Spain. pp. 129-168.

    Prieto Márquez, A., Weishampel, D. B., Horner, J. R. 2006. The dinosaur Hadrosaurus foulkii, from the Campanian of the east coast of North America and a revision of the genus Acta Palaeont. Polonica 51: 77- 99.

    Fastovsky, D. E., Weishampel, D. B. 2004. The Evolution and Extinction of Dinosaurs. 2nd edition. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

    Weishampel, D. B., Dodson, P., and Osmólska, H. (eds.). 2004. The Dinosauria. 2nd edition. Univ. California Press, Berkeley. 833 pp.

    Weishampel, D. B., White, N. (eds.). 2003. The Dinosaur Papers: 1676-1906. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C. 524 pp.

    Weishampel, D.B., C.-M. Jianu, Z. Csiki, and D.B. Norman. 2003. Osteology and phylogeny of Zalmoxes (n.g.), an unusual ornithopod dinosaur from the latest Cretaceous of Romania. J. Syst. Palentol. 1: 123-143. (view from Cambridge Journals page)

    Jianu, C. M. & Weishampel, D. B. 1999. The smallest of the largest: a new look at possible dwarfing in sauropod dinosaurs. Geol. Mijnbouw 78: 335-343.

    Weishampel, D. B. 1996. Fossils, phylogeny, and discovery: a cladistic study of the history of tree topologies and ghost lineage durations. J. Vert. Paleont. 16: 191 197.

    Weishampel, D. B. 1995. Fossils, function, and phylogeny. In: Thomason, J. (ed.). Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York. pp. 34-54.

    Weishampel, D. B., Horner, J. R. 1994. Life history syndromes, heterochrony, and the evolution of Dinosauria. In: Carpenter, K., Horner, J. R., & Hirsch, K. (eds.). Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York. pp. 229 243.

    Heinrich, R. E., Ruff, C. B., & Weishampel, D. B. 1993. Femoral ontogeny and locomotor biomechanics of Dryosaurus lettowvorbecki (Dinosauria, Iguanodontia). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 108: 179 196.

    Weishampel, D. B., Norman, D. B., & Grigorescu, D. 1993. Telmatosaurus transsylvanicus from the Late Cretaceous of Romania: the most basal hadrosaurid. Palaeontology 36: 361 385.

    Weishampel, D. B. 1993. Beams and machines: modeling approaches to analysis of skull form and function. In: Hanken, J. & Hall, B. K. (eds.) The Vertebrate Skull. Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago. pp. 303 344.

  • Current Students:
  • Ali Nabavizadeh, Catherine E. Sartin

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