Welcome to Dr. Robert Reisz's vertebrate palaeontology research group at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus. The lab has studied a diverse array of animals and biological processes, with a broad focus on Paleozoic and Mesozoic tetrapods, since Robert first began teaching at UTM in 1975, with our current focus centered on the unique early Permian tetrapod assemblage at Richards Spur, Oklahoma and on the evolutionary trends and features of the tetrapod dentition. Within these broad umbrellas, we seek to address broad questions related to evolution in deep time and extinct organisms, ranging from transitions in tooth implantation and replacement across major tetrapod clades to the radiation of terrestrial vertebrates in the early Permian. Robert has also ventured into other areas of research, including sauropodomorph dinosaur embryology and growth, and the preservation of organic remains within the bones of fossils. Details regarding our research areas, methods, study systems, and the members of our lab can be found in the tabs above.
- Haridy, Y., Witzmann, F., Asbach, P., Reisz, R.R. 2019. Permian metabolic bone disease revealed by microCT: Paget’s disease-like pathology in vertebrae of an early amniote. PLOS ONE 14(8): e0219662. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219662 [August 2019]
- Gee, B.M., Bevitt, J.J., and Reisz, R.R. 2019. Dissorophid diversity at the early Permian cave system near Richards Spur, Oklahoma, USA. Palaeontologia Electronica 22.2.46. doi: 10.26879/976 [July 2019]
- Gee, B.M., Parker, W.G., and Marsh, A.D. 2019. Redescription of Anaschisma (Temnospondyli: Metoposauridae) from the Late Triassic of Wyoming and the phylogeny of the Metoposauridae. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. doi: 10.1080/14772019.2019.1602855 [May 2019]
- deBraga, M., Bevitt, J.J., and Reisz, R.R. 2019. A new captorhinid from the Permian cave system near Richards Spur, Oklahoma, and the taxic diversity of Captorhinus at this locality. Frontiers in Earth Science 7: 112. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00112 [May 2019]
- Reisz, R.R. 2019. A small caseid synapsid, Arisierpeton simplex gen. et sp. nov., from the early Permian of Oklahoma, with a discussion of synapsid diversity at the classic Richards Spur locality. PeerJ 7: e6615. doi: 10.7717/peerj.6615 [April 2019]
Address: Davis Building Room #3016, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga ON L5L 1C6
This website is currently under construction (perhaps eternally so). Questions, comments, concerns, complaints, etc. should be directed to Bryan (bryan.gee[at]mail.utoronto.ca). Last updated: 2019/08