Christophe Hendrickx


Christophe recently completed his PhD thesis at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal, working on the evolution of teeth and quadrates in non-avian theropod dinosaurs. He received a BSc in geology from the Université de Liège (Belgium) and an MSc in palaeobiology from the University of Bristol (England). In these two institutions, he investigated the morphofunctional anatomy of spinosaurid quadrates from Eastern Morocco as well as the diversity and disparity of sauropod dinosaurs. His PhD project leaded him to visit collections in Europe, Argentina, United-States, and Qatar, and to describe embryonic and adult material of theropods from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal. Attached to the Museu da Lourinhã, he recently described a new species of theropods, Torvosaurus gurneyi, which was revealed to be the largest terrestrial predator from Europe known hitherto.

Evolutionary Studies Paleontology

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University of the Witwatersrand
Evolutionary Studies Institute, Center of Excellence in Palaeoscience

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Museu da Lourinhã

September 17, 2015
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