Having discovered more than two dozen new species of dinosaurs on five continents, Paul Sereno has been called a modern-day Indiana Jones. His string of breakthrough discoveries began in 1988 in the foothills of the Andes where his team discovered the first dinosaurs to roam the Earth, including the most primitive of all, the eoraptor. This work culminated in the most complete picture yet of the dawn of the dinosaur era, some 225 million years ago.
Since then he has uncovered dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures around the world. In the Sahara, he discovered dinosaurs like the huge Tyrannosaurus-size Carcharodontosaurus. In India, he discovered Asia’s first dinosaur skull, Rajasaurus. And in the Gobi in Inner Mongolia, he uncovered a herd of more than 20 dinosaurs that died in their tracks.
A professor at the University of Chicago, Paul has written several articles for National Geographic and scholarly journals, and he is the subject of many documentaries. His recognitions include People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, Esquire’s 100 Best People in the World, Boston Museum of Science’s Walker Prize for extraordinary contributions in paleontology, and Columbia University’s University Medal for Excellence.