Ariana Paulina Carabajal
I am a dinosaur paleontologist at CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) based at the INIBIOMA (Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medioambiente) in the town of Bariloche, in Río Negro Province, northern Patagonia, Argentina. I received a Ph.D. in natural sciences from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in 2009 under the supervision of Drs. Zulma Gasparini (Universidad de La Plata) and Phil Currie (University of Alberta).
I study the cranial and endocranial morphology of dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles (my research also includes collaborations on the paleoneurology of Argentinean pterosaurs and crocodyliforms) to understand the paleobiological implications of these anatomical regions as well as their impact on the evolution of the group.
My general research interests include the morphology, evolution, and paleobiogeography of theropod dinosaurs. I have participated in numerous field expeditions, mostly in Patagonia, but also in Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park, Montana, the Gobi Desert, and Antarctica.