Michael Pittman



I’m a multi-disciplinary vertebrate palaeontologist from HK. I earned a BSc in geology from UCL in 2006 before progressing to an MSc in geoscience (palaeobiology) in 2007. I pursued a PhD on ‘the evolution and biomechanics of dinosaurian tails’ with Profs. Paul Upchurch and John R Hutchinson (RVC) completing in 2012. My primary interests are the evolution of theropod dinosaurs (including early birds), laser-based fossil imaging and the evolutionary biomechanics of vertebrates (especially dinosaurs). I focus on Chinese fossils that I study with Prof. Xu Xing (IVPP, China) e.g. the bird-like dinosaurs Linheraptor and Jianianhualong.

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