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Sander, Martin

Prof. Dr., Steinmann Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology, University Bonn


Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Steinmann Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology
Nussallee 8
53115 Bonn


Fon: +49 228 73 3105

Research topics

  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Fossil Bone Histology
  • Evolution & Phylogeny
  • Mesozoic Marine Reptiles

Resources and technologies

  • Fossil Bone Histology
  • Micro-CT-Scanning
  • Polarizing Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy


  • Koschowitz, M.-C., C. Fischer, and P. M. Sander (2014): Beyond the rainbow. Dinosaur color vision may have been key to the evolution of bird feathers. Science 346(6216):1416-1418
  • Sander, P. M. (2013): An evolutionary cascade model for sauropod dinosaur gigantism - overview, update and tests. PLoS ONE 8(10):e78573
  • Sander, P. M. (2012): Reproduction in early amniotes. Science 337(17 August 2012):806-808
  • Sander, P. M., and M. Clauss. (2008): Sauropod gigantism. Science 322(10 October 2008):200-201
  • Sander, P. M., O. Mateus, T. Laven, and N. Knötschke (2006): Bone histology indicates insular dwarfism in a new Late Jurassic sauropod dinosaur. Nature 441:739-741