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Teresa Maryańska
Scientific career

Teresa Maryańska (1937 – 3 October 2019) was a Polish paleontologist who specialized in Mongolian dinosaurs, particularly pachycephalosaurians and ankylosaurians.[1] Peter Dodson (1998 p. 9) states that in 1974 Maryanska together with Halszka Osmólska were among the first "women to describe new kinds of dinosaurs".[2] She is considered not only as one of Poland's[3] but also one of the world's leading experts on dinosaurs.[4]

A member of the 1964, 1965, 1970, and 1971 Polish–Mongolian expeditions to the Gobi Desert,[5] she has described many finds from these rocks, often with Halszka Osmólska. Among the dinosaurs she has described are:

Alan Feduccia notes that Maryanska and her colleagues (Osmólska and Wolsan) produced in 2002 the "most impressive analysis of the oviraptorosaurs".[6]

Amongst her many publications are contributions to three chapters of the 2nd edition of the highly respected The Dinosauria: the chapters on the Therizinosauroidea, the Ankylosauria and on the Pachycephalosauria.[7]

As of 2004, she was affiliated with the Muzeum Ziemi of the Polska Akademia Nauk.[8] She was assistant director of Muzeum Ziemi.[9]

She died on 3 October 2019 at the age of 82.[10]

Selected publications


  • T. Maryańska (1970). O gadach bez sensacji. Wydawnictwa Geologiczne.


  • T. Maryańska (1970). Remains of armoured dinosaurs from the uppermost Cretaceous in Nemegt Basin, Gobi Desert. Palaeontologia Polonica 21:23-32.
  • T. Maryańska (1971). New data on the skull of Pinacosaurus grangeri (Ankylosauria). Palaeontologia Polonica 25:45-53.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1974). Pachycephalosauria, a new suborder of ornithischian dinosaurs. Palaeontologia Polonica 30:45-102.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1975). Protoceratopsidae (Dinosauria) of Asia. Palaeontologica Polonica 33:133-181.
  • T. Maryańska (1977). Ankylosauridae (Dinosauria) from Mongolia. Palaeontologia Polonica 37:85-151.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1981). First lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Nemegt Formation, Upper Cretaceous, Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 26(3-1):243-255.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1981). Cranial anatomy of Saurolophus angustirostris with comments on the Asian Hadrosauridae (Dinosauria). Palaeontologia Polonica 42:5-24.
  • A. Perle, T. Maryańska, and H. Osmólska (1982). Goyocephale lattimorei gen. et sp. n., a new flat-headed pachycephalosaur (Ornithischia, Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 27(1-4):115-127.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1984). Postcranial anatomy of Saurolophus angustirostris with comments on other hadrosaurs. Palaeontologia Polonica 46:119-141.
  • T. Maryańska and H. Osmólska (1985). On ornithischian phylogeny. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 30(3-4):137-149.
  • T. Maryańska (1990). Pachycephalosauria. In: D.B. Weishampel, H. Osmólska, and P. Dodson (eds.), The Dinosauria. University of California Press, Berkeley 564-577.
  • T. Maryańska (2000). Sauropods from Mongolia and the former Soviet Union. In: M.J. Benton, M.A. Shishkin, D.M. Unwin, and E.N. Kurochkin (eds.), The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 456-461.
  • T. Maryańska, H. Osmólska, and M. Wolsan (2002). Avialan status for Oviraptorosauria. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47(1):97-116.
  • J.M. Clark, T. Maryańska, and R. Barsbold (2004). Therizinosauroidea. In: D.B. Weishampel, P. Dodson, and H. Osmólska (eds.), The Dinosauria (second edition). University of California Press, Berkeley 151-164.
  • M.K. Vickaryous, T. Maryańska, and D.B. Weishampel (2004). Ankylosauria. In: D.B. Weishampel, P. Dodson, and H. Osmólska (eds.), The Dinosauria (second edition). University of California Press, Berkeley 363-392.

See also


  1. ^ a b Lambert, David; the Diagram Group (1990). "Dinosaurologists". The Dinosaur Data Book. New York: Avon Books. pp. 280. ISBN 0-380-75896-2.
  2. ^ Dodson, Peter (1998) The Horned Dinosaurs: A Natural History, Princeton University Press
  3. ^ Anthony J. Martins (2006). Introduction to the study of dinosaurs (2nd ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. p. 78.
  4. ^ Zofia Kielan-Jaworska (2005). Autobiografia (PDF). p. 26.
  5. ^ Colbert, Edwin H. (2000). "Asiatic dinosaur rush". In Benton, Michael J.; Shishkin, Mikhail A.; Unwin, David M.; Kurochkin, Evgenii N. (eds.). The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 211–234. ISBN 0-521-55476-4.
  6. ^ Feduccia, Alan (2012) Riddle of the Feathered Dragons: Hidden Birds of China, Yale University Press
  7. ^ D.B. Weishampel, H. Osmólska, and P. Dodson (eds.), The Dinosauria. University of California Press, Berkeley
  8. ^ Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; Osmólska, Halszka, eds. (2004). The Dinosauria (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 776. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  9. ^ "dr hab. Teresa Maryańska". Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Teresa Maryańska, Warszawa, 09.10.2019 - nekrolog".
  • Dodson, Peter (2008). "Polish Women in the Gobi–In Loving Memory of Halszka Osmólska (1930-2008)". American Paleontologist. 16 (3): 30–34.
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