Frank J. Varriale

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E-Mail: FVARRIA1(at)
Phone: 443-287-3904

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

  • Education:

  • M.S., Paleontology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2003
    B.S., Zoology, State University of New York at Oswego, 1997

  • Research Focuses:
  • dental microwear and jaw mechanics in marginocephalian dinosaurs
    marginocephalian-angiosperm coevolutionary relationships
    ammonite biostratigraphy in geologic cartography

  • Special Links:
  • Story on paleontological dig at the Black Hills Army Depot

  • Curriculum Vitae:
  • Available upon REQUEST

  • Publications and Abstracts:
  • Varriale, F. J. 2004. Dental microwear in Triceratops and Chasmosaurus and its implication for jaw mechanics in Ceratopsidae. J. Vert. Paleontol. 24(S3): 124A-125A.

    Varriale, F. J., and Lisenbee, A. L. 2003. Improving the accuracy of geologic maps through the use of Ammonite biostratigraphy. The Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs. 35(6): 159.

    Varriale, F. J., and Lisenbee, A. L., 2002. The utility of aerial photographs, field observations, and invertebrate fossils in the construction of geologic maps. Proc. S. Dakota Acad. Sci. 81: ??.

    Farke, A. A., Varriale, F. J., Lien, D. B., Cavin, J. L., & Sankey, J. T., 2001. First trackway evidence of vertebrate animals from the Fall River Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of western South Dakota, USA. J. Vert. Paleontol. 21(S3): 48A.

    Ross, M. R., Varriale, F. J. & Bell, G. L. Jr, 2001. A preliminary report of the geology and paleontology of the Lower Pierre Shale (Gammon Ferruginous, Sharon Springs, and Mitten Black Shale Members) at the Igloo Burning Grounds, South Dakota. University of Kansas, Lawrence. Kansas Acad. Sci. 20: 52.

  • Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. David Weishampel

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