New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Professor of Anatomy Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Areas: Anatomy, Geology/Paleontology, Paleontology

Contact Information:
Department of Biomedical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce St.

Hedrick, B. P., Manning, P. L., Lynch, E. R., Cordero, S. A., Dodson, P. The geometry of taking flight: limb morphometrics in Mesozoic theropods J Morphol 276: 152-166, 2015.

Hedrick, B. P., Chunling, G., Omar, G. I., Fengjiao, Z., Caizhi, S., Dodson, P. The osteology and taphonomy of a Psittacosaurus bonebed assemblage of the Yixian Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Liaoning, China Cretaceous Research 51: 321-340, 2014.

Li, L. G., Li, D. Q., You, H. L., Dodson, P. A new titanosaurian sauropod from the Hekou Group (Lower Cretaceous) of the Lanzhou-Minhe Basin, Gansu Province, China PLoS One 9: e85979, 2014.

Hedrick, B. P., Dodson, P. Lujiatun Psittacosaurids: understanding individual and taphonomic variation using 3D geometric morphometrics PLoS One 8: e69265, 2013.

McDonald, A. T., Bird, J., Kirkland, J. I., Dodson, P. Osteology of the basal hadrosauroid Eolambia caroljonesa (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah PLoS One 7: e45712, 2012.

Wogelius, R. A., Manning, P. L., Barden, H. E., Edwards, N. P., Webb, S. M., Sellers, W. I., Taylor, K. G., Larson, P. L., Dodson, P., You, H., Da-qing, L., Bergmann, U. Trace metals as biomarkers for eumelanin pigment in the fossil record SCIENCE 333: 1622-1626, 2011.

Wang, S. C., Dodson, P. Estimating the diversity of dinosaurs Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103: 13601-13605, 2006.

Upchurch, P., Barrett, P. M., Dodson, P. Sauropoda The Dinosauria: Second Edition : 259-322, 2004.

Smith, J. B., Dodson, P. A proposal for a standard terminology of anatomical notation and orientation in fossil vertebrate dentitions JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY 23: 1-12, 2003.

Chinsamy, A., Chiappe, L. M., Dodson, P. Growth rings in mesozoic birds [5] Nature 368: 196-197, 1994.

Dodson, P. The progress of taphonomy SCIENCE 210: 631-632, 1980.

Dodson, P. The last dinosaur book - The life and times of a cultural icon SCIENCE 282: 1424-1425, 1998.

Sampson, S. D., Witmer, L. M., Forster, C. A., Krause, D. W., O'Connor, P. M., Dodson, P., Ravoavy, F. Predatory dinosaur remains from madagascar: implications for the cretaceous biogeography of gondwana SCIENCE 280: 1048-1051, 1998.

Smith, J. B., Lamanna, M. C., Lacovara, K. J., Dodson, P., Smith, J. R., Poole, J. C., Giegengack, R., Attia, Y. A giant sauropod dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous mangrove deposit in Egypt SCIENCE 292: 1704-1706, 2001.

Dodson, P. Counting dinosaurs: how many kinds were there? Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 87: 7608-7612, 1990.

B.Sc. (geology) University of Ottawa, 1968

M.Sc. (geology/paleontology) Univesity of Alberta, 1970

PhD (geology/paleontology) Yale University, 1974