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Catherine A. Forster

Born (Y-M-D): Unknown

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Catherine Forster is an American Paleontologist, with a preference for describing new dinosaurs.

She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1982, and her Master's and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and 1990. From 1990 until 1994 she did post-Doctoral work for the Department of Organismal Biology at the University of Chicago. She is currently a Biology Professor in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., USA.

Catherine is working on a number of current research projects: describing new fossil bird specimens from the Mahajanga Basin of Madagascar, describing a new iguanadontian from a possible nesting site in South Africa, the description of a new ornithopod from multiple specimens in China, studying the evolution of ornithopods as a whole, studying ceratopsid evolution, and field work in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar and the Shishugou Formation in China.

Catherine has described, discovered, or helped describe at least fifteen species of dinosaur.

Dinosaurs Discovered by Catherine Forster

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