Famous Paleontologists, Dinosaur Scientists, and Fossil Hunters
He discovered the reason dinosaurs went extinct.
Roy Chapman Andrews
He may have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
She sold sea shells by the sea shore.
A forceful believer in warm-blooded dinosaurs.
The most famous paleontologist in Mongolia.
Jose F. Bonaparte
The most prolific paleontologist in South America.
An early expert in the "mammal-like" reptiles.
This famous fossil hunter was named after P.T. Barnum.
The first person ever to name a dinosaur genus.
Edwin H. Colbert
He helped prove the theory of continental drift.
Edward Drinker Cope
One of the antagonists in the nineteenth century "Bone Wars."
The first paleontologist to recognize that species can go extinct.
The man who introduced the world to evolution.
This Chinese paleontologist has discovered a huge number of dinosaurs.
Famous for finding an intact skeleton of T. Rex.
Edward B. Hitchcock
An early explorer of dinosaur footprints.
The inspiration for Sam Neill's character in Jurassic Park.
Lawrence M. Lambe
One of the first, and most famous, of the Canadian fossil hunters.
He named the official state dinosaur of New Jersey.
He deserves the credit for discovering Iguanodon.
Othniel C. Marsh
With Charles Drinker Cope, one of the antagonists in the "Bone Wars."
Hermann von Meyer
The most notable paleontologist of 19th-century Germany.
John H. Ostrom
The first scientist to realize that dinosaurs evolved into birds.
Henry Fairfield Osborn
The man who named Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The man who invented the word "dinosaur."
He divided dinosaurs into ornithischians and saurischians.
The most popular paleontologist of the TV generation.
All of his fossil finds were destroyed in World War II.
This Australian paleontologist likes to name dinosaurs after her kids.
This self-taught fossil hunter has made important discoveries in New Zealand.