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.
- 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]
- Atkins, J.B., Reisz, R.R., and Maddin, H.C. 2019. Braincase simplification and the origin of lissamphibians. PloS one 14(3): e0213694. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213694 [March 2019]
- Stein, K., Prondvai, E., Huang, T., Baele, J.-M., Sander, P.M., and Reisz, R.R. 2019. Structure and evolutionary implications of the earliest (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic) dinosaur eggs and eggshells. Scientific Reports 9: 4424. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-40604-8 [March 2019]
- Gee, B.M., Bevitt, J.J., and Reisz, R.R. 2019. A juvenile specimen of the trematopid Acheloma from Richards Spur, Oklahoma and challenges of trematopid ontogeny. Frontiers in Earth Science 7: 37. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2019.00038 [March 2019]
Address: Davis Building Room #3016, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga ON L5L 1C6
This website is currently under construction - additional content will be added throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. Questions, comments, concerns, complaints, etc. should be directed to Bryan (bryan.gee[at]mail.utoronto.ca). Last updated: 2019/05