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BIOGRAPHIC DATA 

Complete name:       OCTÁVIO João Madeira MATEUS
Date of birth:          31 January 1975

Phone number:        +351. 918 381 501 (mobile)

Email:           omateus@fct.unl.pt

Homepages:            
http://www.lusodinos.blogspot.com/ & http://omateus.googlepages.com/
Institutional Affiliation: New University of Lisbon, Dept. of Earth Sciences, CICEGe-FCT (as postdoctoral fellow)
; Museum of Lourinhã, Portugal (paleontology curator)

   

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION 

2005  PhD in Paleontology, Department of Earth Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, under advisory of Miguel Telles Antunes. 

1998  Graduation in Biology, University of Évora, Portugal 

  

 

APPOINTMENTS 

Present          Post-doctoral fellowship, Department of Earth Sciences, New University of Lisbon, The Dinosaurs from Portugalwith emphasis to the ornithischians. 

1998-2005     Research fellowship, Department of Earth Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Late Jurassic Dinosaurs from Portugal. 

1997-2008     Curator of Paleontology, Museum of Lourinhã, Portugal

 

PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION AND INTERESTS

The main topics of interest are:

·Mesozoic vertebrates (mainly dinosaurs).

·Evolution.

·Vertebrate Paleontology of Portugal, specially Late Jurassic.

·Science and paleontology museums.

·Curatorial activities and fossil preparation.

·Paleontology of Africa, mainly Angola.

 

SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS

MATEUS, O. 2008. Fósseis de transição, elos perdidos, fósseis vivos e espécies estáveis, pp. 77-96, in Levy et al. (eds.), Evolução: História e Argumentos. ISBN: 978-989-8025-55-5.

SANDER, P.M., MATEUS, O., LAVEN, T. & KNÖTSCHKE, N. 2006. Bone histology indicates insular dwarfism in a new Late Jurassic sauropod dinosaur. Nature, 441: 739-741. 

MATEUS, O. 2006. Late Jurassic dinosaurs from the Morrison Formation, the Lourinhã and Alcobaça Formations (Portugal), and the Tendaguru Beds (Tanzania): a comparison. in Foster, J.R. and Lucas, S. G. R.M., eds., 2006, Paleontology and Geology of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 36: 223-231.  

MATEUS, O., WALEN, A. & ANTUNES, M.T. 2006. The large theropod fauna of the Lourinhã Formation (Portugal) and its similarity to the Morrison Formation, with a description of a new species of Allosaurus. in Foster, J.R. and Lucas, S. G. R.M., eds., 2006, Paleontology and Geology of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 36: 123-129.  

Ricqles, A. DE; MATEUS, O.; Antunes, M. Telles ; & Taquet, P. 2001. Histomorphogenesis of embryos of Upper Jurassic Theropods from Lourinhã (Portugal). Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences - Série IIa - Sciences de la Terre et des planètes. 332(10): 647-656. 

MATEUS, I., MATEUS, H., ANTUNES, M.T,  MATEUS, O., TAQUET, P. RIBEIRO, V. & MANUPPELLA, G. 1997. Couvée, œufs et embryons d'un Dinosaure Théropode du Jurassique de Lourinhã (Portugal). C.R Acad. Sci. Paris, Sciences de la terre et des planètes, 325: 71-78.

MATEUS, O. 1998. Lourinhanosaurus antunesi, a new Upper Jurassic Allosauroid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Lourinhã (Portugal). Memórias da Academia de Ciências de Lisboa. 37: 111-124.