Jørn H. Hurum

Natural History Museum, Norway

Jørn H. Hurum is an Associate Professor in vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. In the academic year 1987, he started the studies of paleontology at the University of Oslo. He finished his M.S. degree in 1993 and Ph.D. degree in 1997 both in Late Cretaceous multituberculate mammals. He received a two-year grant (1998–2000) to study skull morphology in tyrannosaurid theropods by the Norwegian research council as a postdoc project. Since 2001, fieldwork in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has resulted in discoveries of Cretaceous dinosaur tracks, Paleocene mammal tracks, and one of the world’s largest localities for Upper Jurassic marine reptiles. The latest main work is on early primates as the Natural History Museum acquired the only complete fossil primate ever found in 2007. His main areas of interest include Mesozoic mammals, tyrannosaurid dinosaurs, and marine reptiles.

Biography Updated on 16 August 2012

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