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curator , paleontologist , researcher

John Robert Horner, American paleontologist, researcher, curator. Achievements include discovery of a new genus of duckbilled dinosaur, Maiasaura; accomplishments include: the theory of endothermic metabolism in dinosaur development, of parental nurture of new-born hatchlings, that Tyrannosaurus rex was a scavenger; excavator of the Egg Mountain cache of dinosaur nests. With United States Marine Corps, 1966-1968; Vietnam.

Background

Horner, John Robert was born on June 15, 1946 in Shelby, Montana, United States. Son of John Henry and Miriam Whitted (Stith) Horner.

Education

Studied geology and zoology, University Montana, 1964—1966. Studied geology and zoology, University Montana, 1968—1972. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Montana, 1986.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Pennsylvania State, 2006.

Career

Research assistant department geology, assistant curator, palenotology, department geological sciences, Museum of Natural History Princeton University, New Jersey, 1975-1982. Curator paleontology Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, Bozeman, since 1982. Regents professor paleontology Montana State University, since 2001.

Research scientist American Museum National History, New York City, 1980-1982. Lecturer in field; Sigma XI National lecturer, 1987-1989, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 1997-1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of a new genus of duckbilled dinosaur, Maiasaura. Accomplishments include: the theory of endothermic metabolism in dinosaur development, of parental nurture of new-born hatchlings, that Tyrannosaurus rex was a scavenger. Excavator of the Egg Mountain cache of dinosaur nests.

Works

Membership

With United States Marine Corps, 1966-1968.

Connections

Married Virginia Lee Seacotte, March 30, 1972 (divorced 1982). 1 child, Jason James. Married Joann Katherine Raffelson, October 3, 1986 (divorced 1994).

Married Celeste Claire Roach, January 21, 1995 (divorced 2005).

father:
John Henry Horner

mother:
Miriam Whitted (Stith) Horner

spouses:
Virginia Lee Seacotte

Joann Katherine Raffelson

Celeste Claire Roach

child:
Jason James Horner