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


Professor of Anatomy, Labs of Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Professor of Paleontology, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, School of Arts and Sciences University of Pennsylvania

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