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Department of Paleobiology

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  • Hans-Dieter Sues
  • Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Phone:   202-633-1355
  • Fax:   202-786-2832
  • E-mail Address:   suesh
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 121
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
  • Shipping Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0121
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Education

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1984
M.A. Harvard University, 1978
M.Sc. University of Alberta, 1977
Cand. geol. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 1975
Certificate, Museum Management Program, J. Paul Getty Trust, 2000

Research Interests

Evolutionary morphology and phylogeny of late Paleozoic and Mesozoic tetrapods, especially archosaurian reptiles and non-mammalian cynodonts. Evolution of terrestrial ecosystems (see website).

Affiliations

  • Research Associate, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, University of Maryland at College Park

Editorial Service

  • Member of Editorial Board, Geological Magazine
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Paleontology
  • Member of Editorial Board, ZooKeys
  • Member of Editorial Board, Paläontologische Zeitschrift
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Associate Editor, Comptes Rendus Palevol
  • Editor, Handbook of Paleoherpetology (Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Munich)
  • Co-Editor, Critical Moments and Perspectives in Earth History and Paleobiology (Columbia University Press, New York)

Publications



Sues, H.-D. and Schoch, R.R. 2013. Anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of Calamops paludosus (Temnospondyli: Stereospondyli) from the Triassic of the Newark basin, Pennsylvania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 1061-1070.

Sues, H.-D. and Schoch, R.R. 2013. Reassessment of cf. Halticosaurus orbitoangulatus from the Upper Triassic (Norian) of Germany – a pseudosuchian, not a dinosaur. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 859-872.

Sues, H.-D. and Schoch, R.R. 2013. First record of Colognathus (?Amniota) from the Middle Triassic of Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 998-1002.

Sues, H.-D., Hook, R.W. and Olsen, P.E. 2013. Donald Baird and his discoveries of Carboniferous and early Mesozoic vertebrates in Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology 49: 91-104.

Sues, H.-D. and Averianov, A. 2013. Enigmatic teeth of small theropod dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian - Turonian) of Uzbekistan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50: 306-314.

Irmis, R.B., Nesbitt, S.J., and Sues, H.-D. 2013. Early Crocodylomorpha. Pp. 275-302 in Nesbitt, S.J., Desojo, J.B., and Irmis, R.B. (eds.), Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Basal Archosaurs. Geological Society of London Special Publication 379.

Sues, H.-D., Desojo, J.B., and Ezcurra, M.D. 2013. Doswelliidae: a clade of unusual armoured archosauriforms from the Middle and Late Triassic. Pp. 49-58 in Nesbitt, S.J., Desojo, J.B., and Irmis, R.B. (eds.), Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Basal Archosaurs. Geological Society of London Special Publication 379.

Sues, H.-D. 2012. Early Mesozoic tetrapods and faunal changes. Pp. 988-1002 in Farlow, J.O., Brett-Surman, M.K., and Holtz, T.R. (eds.), The Complete Dinosaur. Second Edition. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Averianov, A., and Sues, H.-D. 2012. Correlation of Late Cretaceous continental vertebrate assemblages in Middle and Central Asia. Journal of Stratigraphy 36:462-485.

Averianov, A., Sues, H.-D., and Tleuberdina, P.A. 2012. The forgotten dinosaurs of Zhetysu (eastern Kazakhstan; Late Cretaceous). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences 316:139-147.

Reisz, R.R., Evans, D.C., Roberts, E., Sues, H.-D. and Yates, A.M. 2012. Nesting site and reproductive biology of the Early Jurassic sauropodomorph dinosaur Massospondylus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109:2428-2433.

Averianov, A., and Sues, H.-D. 2012. Skeletal remains of Tyrannosauroidea (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Bissekty Formation (Upper Cretaceous: Turonian) of Uzbekistan. Cretaceous Research 34: 284-297.

Sues, H.-D., Nesbitt, S.J., Berman, D.S., and Henrici, A.C. 2011. A late-surviving basal theropod dinosaur from the latest Triassic of North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278:3459-3464.

Fraser, N.C. and Sues, H.-D. 2011. The beginning of the 'Age of Dinosaurs': a brief overview of terrestrial biotic changes during the Triassic. Pp. 189-200 in Butler, R.J., Irmis, R.B., and Langer, M.C. (eds.), Late Triassic Terrestrial Biotas and the Rise of Dinosaurs. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 110, Special Issue 3-4.

Rowe, T.B., Sues, H.-D., and Reisz, R.R.. 2011. Dispersal and diversity in the earliest North American sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278:1044-1053.

Reisz, R.R., Evans, D., Sues, H.-D., and Scott, D. 2010. Embryonic skeletal anatomy of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Massospondylus from the Lower Jurassic of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30:1653-1665.

Mitchell, J., Heckert, A.B., and Sues, H.-D. 2010. Grooves to tubes: evolution of the venom-delivery system in a Late Triassic reptile. Naturwissenschaften, 97:1117-1121.

Sues, H.-D. and Fraser, N.C. 2010. Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition. Columbia University Press, New York, 236 pp.

Liu J. and Sues, H.-D. 2010. Dentition and tooth replacement of Boreogomphodon (Cynodontia: Traversodontidae) from the Upper Triassic of North Carolina, USA. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 48:169-184.

Sues, H.-D., and Hopson, J.A. 2010. Anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of Boreogomphodon jeffersoni (Cynodontia: Gomphodontia) from the Upper Triassic of Virginia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30:1202-1220.

Sues, H.-D., and Averianov, A. 2009. A new basal hadrosauroid from the Cretaceous of Uzbekistan and the early diversification of duck-billed dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276:2549-2555.

Sues, H.-D., and Averianov, A. 2009. Turanoceratops tardabilis – first definite ceratopsid dinosaur from Asia. Naturwissenschaften, 96:645-652.

Dilkes, D., and Sues, H.-D. 2009. Redescription and phylogenetic relationships of Doswellia kaltenbachi (Diapsida: Archosauriformes) from the Upper Triassic of Virginia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29:58-79.

Sues, H.-D., and Reisz, R.R. 2008. Anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of Sclerosaurus armatus Meyer in Fischer, 1857 (Amniota: Parareptilia) from the Buntsandstein (Triassic) of Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28:1031-1042.

Peyer, K., Carter, J.G., Sues, H.-D., Novak, S.E., and Olsen, P.E. 2008. A new suchian archosaur from the Upper Triassic of North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28:363-381.

Anderson, J.S., and Sues, H.-D. (eds.). 2007. Major Transitions in Vertebrate Evolution. Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 432 pp.

Sues, H.-D., and Anderson, J.S. 2007. Studying evolutionary transitions among vertebrates. Pp. 1-12 in Anderson, J.S. and Sues, H.-D. (eds.), Major Transitions in Vertebrate Evolution. Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis.

Larsson, H.C.E., and Sues, H.-D. 2007. Cranial osteology and phylogenetic relationships of Hamadasuchus rebouli (Crocodyliformes: Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Cretaceous of Morocco. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 149:533-567.

Averianov, A.O., and Sues, H.-D. 2007. A new troodontid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Cenomanian of Uzbekistan, with a review of troodontid records from the territories of the former Soviet Union. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27:87-98.

Sues, H.-D., and Jenkins, F.A., Jr. 2006. The postcranial skeleton of Kayentatherium wellesi from the Lower Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona and the phylogenetic significance of postcranial features in tritylodontid cynodonts. Pp. 114-152 in Carrano, M.T., Gaudin, T.J., Blob, R.W., and Wible, J.R. (eds.), Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Hopson, J.A., and Sues, H.-D. 2006. A traversodont cynodont from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) of Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 80:124-129.

Bonaparte, J.F., and Sues, H.-D. 2006. A new species of Clevosaurus (Lepidosauria: Rhynchocephalia) from the Late Triassic of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Palaeontology, 49:917-923.

Piperno, D.R., and Sues, H.-D. 2005. Dinosaurs dined on grass. Science, 310:1126-1128.

Reisz, R.R., Scott, D., Sues, H.-D., Evans, D., and Raath, M.A. 2005. Embryos of an Early Jurassic prosauropod dinosaur and their evolutionary significance. Science, 309:761-764.

Göhlich, U.B., Chiappe, L.M., Clark, J.M., and Sues, H.-D. 2005. The systematic position of the Late Jurassic alleged dinosaur Macelognathus (Crocodylomorpha: Sphenosuchia). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42:307-321.

Sues, H.-D., Reisz, R.R., Hinic, S., and Raath, M.A. 2004. On the skull of Massospondylus carinatus Owen, 1854 (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the Elliot and Clarens formations (Lower Jurassic) of South Africa. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 73:239-257.

Norman, D.B., Sues, H.-D., Witmer, L.M., and Coria, R.A.. 2004. Basal Ornithopoda. Pp. 393-412 in Weishampel, D.B., Dodson, P., and Osmólska, H. (eds.), The Dinosauria. Second Edition. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Novikov, I.V., and Sues, H.-D. 2004. Cranial osteology of Kapes (Parareptilia: Procolophonidae) from the Lower Triassic of the Orenburg Region, Russia. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 232:267-281.