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paleontologist

José Luis Sanz, Spanish paleontologist. Earthwatch grantee, Dinosaur Society grantee, European Union grantee. Member Society of Vertebrate Palentology, Society Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Society Española de Paleontologia.

Background

Sanz, José Luis was born on March 11, 1948 in Soria, Spain. Son of Francisco and Mercedes (Garcia) Sanz.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 1980.

Career

Assistant professor Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, 1983-1989, professor, since 1990. Coordinator area 3 Agencia Nacional de Evaluacion y Prospectiva, Madrid, 1991-1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first systematic dinosaur research in Spain. Studies in the evolutionary history of nothosaurs. Studies in dinosaur footprints, eggs and bone evidence.

    Four new forms of dinosaurs discovered: Aragosaurus ischiaticus, Pelecanimius polydon, Lirainosaurus astibiae and Losillasaurus giganteus. Studies in the evolutionary history of early cretaceous birds. Three new mesozoic bird discovered: Iberomesornis romerali, Concornis lacustris and Eoalulavis hoyasi.

Membership

Member Society of Vertebrate Palentology, Society Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Society Española de Paleontologia.

Connections

father:
Francisco Sanz

mother:
Mercedes (Garcia) Sanz