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David Sepkoski, Ph.D. (born January 27, 1972) is an American science historian and college professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Sepkoski was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to paleontologist Jack Sepkoski. His stepmother is the paleomammologist Christine Janis.He received his BA from Carleton College, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his doctoral degree in science history from the University of Minnesota. His publications include three books, most recently Catastrophic Thinking, which deals with mass extinction events.
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José Fernando Bonaparte was an Argentine paleontologist who discovered a plethora of South American dinosaurs and mentored a new generation of Argentine paleontologists including Rodolfo Coria, Luis Chiappe, Fernando Novas, Jaime Powell, Guillermo W. Rougier, Leonardo Salgado, Jorge Calvo, and the younger Sebastián Apesteguía and Agustín Martinelli. One of the best known Argentine paleontologists, he has been described by paleontologist Peter Dodson as "almost singlehandedly ... responsible for Argentina becoming the sixth country in the world in kinds of dinosaurs".
Joseph John Sepkoski Jr. was a University of Chicago paleontologist. Sepkoski studied the fossil record and the diversity of life on Earth. Sepkoski and David Raup contributed to the knowledge of extinction events. They suggested that the extinction of dinosaurs 66 mya was part of a cycle of mass extinctions that may have occurred every 26 million years.
David M. Raup was a University of Chicago paleontologist. Raup studied the fossil record and the diversity of life on Earth. Raup contributed to the knowledge of extinction events along with his colleague Jack Sepkoski. They suggested that the extinction of dinosaurs 66 mya was part of a cycle of mass extinctions that may have occurred every 26 million years.
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Neil Shubin is an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer. He is the Robert R. Bensley Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Associate Dean of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Professor on the Committee of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago along with being the Provost of the Field Museum of Natural History. He is best known for his co-discovery of Tiktaalik roseae with Ted Daeschler and Farish Jenkins.
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Willis H. Flygare was an American physical chemist and professor at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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