Dr Lorna Steel

Dr Lorna Steel

Curator

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
Contact: email
Phone: +44 (0)207 942 5058
Lorna Steel on ResearchGate

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

MSc, University College London, United Kingdom, 1995 - 1996

BSc, University of Derby, United Kingdom, 1992 - 1995

Employment history

Non-academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, 2006 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, Isle of Wight Council Museums, Dinosaur Isle Museum, 2004 - 2006

Education Officer, Isle of Wight Council Museums, Dinosaur Isle, 2001 - 2004

Highlighted publications

Burney DA, Hume JP, Middleton GJ, Steel L, Burney LP, et al. (2015) Stratigraphy and chronology of karst features on Rodrigues Island, Southwestern Indian Ocean.. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 77 (1) : 37 - 51. doi: 10.4311/2013PA0132

Young MT, Steel L, Brusatte SL, Foffa D, Lepage Y (2014) Tooth serration morphologies in the genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia) from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (3) : 140269 - 140269. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140269

Young M, Hua S, Steel L, Foffa D, Brusatte S, et al. (2014) Revision of the Late Jurassic teleosaurid genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia). Royal Society Open Science, 1 (2) : 140222 - 140222. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140222

Young MT, Steel L, Middleton H (2014) Evidence of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genus Geosaurus in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (5) : 551 - 555. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.801468

Young MT, Steel L, Rigby MP, Howlett EA, Humphrey S (2015) Largest known specimen of the genus Dakosaurus (Metriorhynchidae: Geosaurini) from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, and an overview of Dakosaurus specimens discovered from this formation (including reworked specimens from the Woburn Sands Formation).. Historical Biology: an international journal of paleobiology, 27 (7) : 947 - 953. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.915822

Steel L (2011) Bones, beer and a fear of ladders in Rodrigues. 1.

Publications

Grellet-tinner G, Codrea VA (2015) Thalassodromeus sebesensis, an out of place and out of time Gondwanan tapejarid pterosaur. Gondwana Research, 27 (4) : 1673 - 1679. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2014.06.002

Burney DA, Hume JP, Middleton GJ, Steel L, Burney LP, Porch N (2015) Stratigraphy and chronology of karst features on Rodrigues Island, Southwestern Indian Ocean.. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 77 (1) : 37 - 51. doi: 10.4311/2013PA0132

Dyke G, Vremir M, Brusatte S, Bever GS, Buffetaut E, Chapman S, Csiki-sava Z, Kellner A, Martin E, Naish D, Norell M, Osi A, Pinheiro F, Prondvai E, Rabi M, Rodrigues T, Steel L, Tong H, Vila NovaB, Witton M (2015) Thalassodromeus sebesensis — A new name for an old turtle. Comment on “Thalassodromeus sebesensis, an out of place and out of time Gondwanan tapejarid pterosaur”, Grellet-Tinner and Codrea (online July 2014 DOI 10.1016/j.gr.2014.06.002). Gondwana Research, 27 (4) : 1680 - 1682. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2014.08.004

Young MT, Steel L, Brusatte SL, Foffa D, Lepage Y (2014) Tooth serration morphologies in the genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia) from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (3) : 140269 - 140269. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140269

Young MT, Steel L, Foffa D, Price T, Naish D, Tennant JP (2014) Marine tethysuchian crocodyliform from the ?Aptian-Albian (Lower Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight, UK. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113 (3) : 854 - 871. doi: 10.1111/bij.12387

Young M, Hua S, Steel L, Foffa D, Brusatte S, Thüring S, Mateus O, Ruiz-omeñaca JI, Havlik P, Lepage Y, Andrade MB (2014) Revision of the Late Jurassic teleosaurid genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia). Royal Society Open Science, 1 (2) : 140222 - 140222. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140222

Young MT, Steel L, Middleton H (2014) Evidence of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genus Geosaurus in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (5) : 551 - 555. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.801468

Steel L, O'sullivan M (2015) A Scottish pterosaur in London: the first record of Pterosauria from the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of Eathie (Ross and Cromarty), Scotland. Historical Biology, 27 (6) : 723 - 728. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.961063

Young MT, Steel L (2014) Evidence for the teleosaurid crocodylomorph genus Machimosaurus in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (4) : 472 - 479. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.793320

Young MT, Brandalise deAndradeM, Cornée J-J, Steel L, Foffa D (2014) Re-description of a putative Early Cretaceous “teleosaurid” from France, with implications for the survival of metriorhynchids and teleosaurids across the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary. Annales de Paléontologie, 100 (2) : 165 - 174. doi: 10.1016/j.annpal.2014.01.002

Young MT, Steel L, Rigby MP, Howlett EA, Humphrey S (2015) Largest known specimen of the genus Dakosaurus (Metriorhynchidae: Geosaurini) from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, and an overview of Dakosaurus specimens discovered from this formation (including reworked specimens from the Woburn Sands Formation).. Historical Biology: an international journal of paleobiology, 27 (7) : 947 - 953. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.915822

Hume JP, Steel L, André AA, Meunier A (2015) In the footsteps of the bone collectors: nineteenth-century cave exploration on Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean. Historical Biology, 27 (2) : 265 - 286. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.886203

Hume JP, Steel L (2013) Fight club: a unique weapon in the wing of the solitaire, Pezophaps solitaria (Aves: Columbidae), an extinct flightless bird from Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110 (1) : 32 - 44. doi: 10.1111/bij.12087

Steel L (2012) The Pterosaur Collection at the Natural History Museum, London, UK: an Overview and List of Specimens, with Description of Recent Curatorial Developments. Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition, 86 (6) : 1340 - 1355. doi: 10.1111/1755-6724.12004

Young MT, Brusatte SL, De AndradeMB, Desojo JB, Beatty BL, Steel L, Fernandez MS, Sakamoto M, Ignacio Ruiz-OmenacaJ, Schoch RR (2012) The Cranial Osteology and Feeding Ecology of the Metriorhynchid Crocodylomorph Genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Plos One, 7 (9) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044985

Steel L (2011) Bones, beer and a fear of ladders in Rodrigues. 1.

Andres B, Howard L, Steel L (2011) PTEROSAURS, MODULES, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE PTERODACTYLOIDEA. JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 31 : 62 - 62.

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Crocodylus anthropophagus

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Pinguinus impennis

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Raphus cucullatus

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Geochelone gigantea

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Dimorphodon macronyx

Steel L (2010) Species of the Day: Geochelone gigantea. 2010 : null :

Steel L (2010) Species of the Day: Raphus cucullatus. null :

Steel L (2010) The pterosaur collection at the Natural History Museum, London, UK: History, overview, recent curatorial developments and exciting new finds. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Pterosaurs. Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 31 : 59 - 61.

Steel L (2009) Bone histology and skeletal pathology of two recently-extinct flightless pigeons: Raphus cucullatus and Pezophaps solitarius.. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 29 :

Steel L (2008) The palaeohistology of pterosaur bone: an overview. Zitteliana, 109 - 125.

Steel L (2007) Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, 4-6 May 2007. Set in Stone, The NHM Palaeontology Department Newsletter, 5 : 5 - 6.

Steel L (2007) The palaeohistology of pterosaur bone: an overview., In: Flugsaurier: The Wellnhofer Pterosaur Meeting. Abstracts, Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology : Munich.

Steel L (2006) Going Underground!. 8 - 9.

Steel L (2006) The joys of caving. 2006 (26) : 22 - 23.

Steel L (2006) Bringing the dodo back to life. Set in Stone The Natural History Museum Palaeontology Department Newsletter, 4 : 5 - 6.

Steel L (2006) The Joys of Caving.. Earth Heritage, 26 :

Steel L (2004) Studies on the palaeohistology of pterosaur bone.. PhD Thesis. (Supervisor(s)) Martill DM, Unwin DM, Frey E.

Steel L (2003) Petra: city carved from rock. 12 - 13.

Introduction

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

MSc, University College London, United Kingdom, 1995 - 1996

BSc, University of Derby, United Kingdom, 1992 - 1995

Employment history

Non-academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, 2006 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, Isle of Wight Council Museums, Dinosaur Isle Museum, 2004 - 2006

Education Officer, Isle of Wight Council Museums, Dinosaur Isle, 2001 - 2004

Highlighted publications

Burney DA, Hume JP, Middleton GJ, Steel L, Burney LP, et al. (2015) Stratigraphy and chronology of karst features on Rodrigues Island, Southwestern Indian Ocean.. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 77 (1) : 37 - 51. doi: 10.4311/2013PA0132

Young MT, Steel L, Brusatte SL, Foffa D, Lepage Y (2014) Tooth serration morphologies in the genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia) from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (3) : 140269 - 140269. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140269

Young M, Hua S, Steel L, Foffa D, Brusatte S, et al. (2014) Revision of the Late Jurassic teleosaurid genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia). Royal Society Open Science, 1 (2) : 140222 - 140222. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140222

Young MT, Steel L, Middleton H (2014) Evidence of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genus Geosaurus in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (5) : 551 - 555. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.801468

Young MT, Steel L, Rigby MP, Howlett EA, Humphrey S (2015) Largest known specimen of the genus Dakosaurus (Metriorhynchidae: Geosaurini) from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, and an overview of Dakosaurus specimens discovered from this formation (including reworked specimens from the Woburn Sands Formation).. Historical Biology: an international journal of paleobiology, 27 (7) : 947 - 953. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.915822

Steel L (2011) Bones, beer and a fear of ladders in Rodrigues. 1.

Publications

Publications

Grellet-tinner G, Codrea VA (2015) Thalassodromeus sebesensis, an out of place and out of time Gondwanan tapejarid pterosaur. Gondwana Research, 27 (4) : 1673 - 1679. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2014.06.002

Burney DA, Hume JP, Middleton GJ, Steel L, Burney LP, Porch N (2015) Stratigraphy and chronology of karst features on Rodrigues Island, Southwestern Indian Ocean.. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 77 (1) : 37 - 51. doi: 10.4311/2013PA0132

Dyke G, Vremir M, Brusatte S, Bever GS, Buffetaut E, Chapman S, Csiki-sava Z, Kellner A, Martin E, Naish D, Norell M, Osi A, Pinheiro F, Prondvai E, Rabi M, Rodrigues T, Steel L, Tong H, Vila NovaB, Witton M (2015) Thalassodromeus sebesensis — A new name for an old turtle. Comment on “Thalassodromeus sebesensis, an out of place and out of time Gondwanan tapejarid pterosaur”, Grellet-Tinner and Codrea (online July 2014 DOI 10.1016/j.gr.2014.06.002). Gondwana Research, 27 (4) : 1680 - 1682. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2014.08.004

Young MT, Steel L, Brusatte SL, Foffa D, Lepage Y (2014) Tooth serration morphologies in the genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia) from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (3) : 140269 - 140269. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140269

Young MT, Steel L, Foffa D, Price T, Naish D, Tennant JP (2014) Marine tethysuchian crocodyliform from the ?Aptian-Albian (Lower Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight, UK. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113 (3) : 854 - 871. doi: 10.1111/bij.12387

Young M, Hua S, Steel L, Foffa D, Brusatte S, Thüring S, Mateus O, Ruiz-omeñaca JI, Havlik P, Lepage Y, Andrade MB (2014) Revision of the Late Jurassic teleosaurid genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia). Royal Society Open Science, 1 (2) : 140222 - 140222. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140222

Young MT, Steel L, Middleton H (2014) Evidence of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genus Geosaurus in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (5) : 551 - 555. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.801468

Steel L, O'sullivan M (2015) A Scottish pterosaur in London: the first record of Pterosauria from the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of Eathie (Ross and Cromarty), Scotland. Historical Biology, 27 (6) : 723 - 728. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.961063

Young MT, Steel L (2014) Evidence for the teleosaurid crocodylomorph genus Machimosaurus in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (4) : 472 - 479. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.793320

Young MT, Brandalise deAndradeM, Cornée J-J, Steel L, Foffa D (2014) Re-description of a putative Early Cretaceous “teleosaurid” from France, with implications for the survival of metriorhynchids and teleosaurids across the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary. Annales de Paléontologie, 100 (2) : 165 - 174. doi: 10.1016/j.annpal.2014.01.002

Young MT, Steel L, Rigby MP, Howlett EA, Humphrey S (2015) Largest known specimen of the genus Dakosaurus (Metriorhynchidae: Geosaurini) from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, and an overview of Dakosaurus specimens discovered from this formation (including reworked specimens from the Woburn Sands Formation).. Historical Biology: an international journal of paleobiology, 27 (7) : 947 - 953. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.915822

Hume JP, Steel L, André AA, Meunier A (2015) In the footsteps of the bone collectors: nineteenth-century cave exploration on Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean. Historical Biology, 27 (2) : 265 - 286. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.886203

Hume JP, Steel L (2013) Fight club: a unique weapon in the wing of the solitaire, Pezophaps solitaria (Aves: Columbidae), an extinct flightless bird from Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110 (1) : 32 - 44. doi: 10.1111/bij.12087

Steel L (2012) The Pterosaur Collection at the Natural History Museum, London, UK: an Overview and List of Specimens, with Description of Recent Curatorial Developments. Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition, 86 (6) : 1340 - 1355. doi: 10.1111/1755-6724.12004

Young MT, Brusatte SL, De AndradeMB, Desojo JB, Beatty BL, Steel L, Fernandez MS, Sakamoto M, Ignacio Ruiz-OmenacaJ, Schoch RR (2012) The Cranial Osteology and Feeding Ecology of the Metriorhynchid Crocodylomorph Genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Plos One, 7 (9) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044985

Steel L (2011) Bones, beer and a fear of ladders in Rodrigues. 1.

Andres B, Howard L, Steel L (2011) PTEROSAURS, MODULES, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE PTERODACTYLOIDEA. JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 31 : 62 - 62.

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Crocodylus anthropophagus

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Pinguinus impennis

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Raphus cucullatus

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Geochelone gigantea

Steel L (-1) Species of The Day: Dimorphodon macronyx

Steel L (2010) Species of the Day: Geochelone gigantea. 2010 : null :

Steel L (2010) Species of the Day: Raphus cucullatus. null :

Steel L (2010) The pterosaur collection at the Natural History Museum, London, UK: History, overview, recent curatorial developments and exciting new finds. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Pterosaurs. Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 31 : 59 - 61.

Steel L (2009) Bone histology and skeletal pathology of two recently-extinct flightless pigeons: Raphus cucullatus and Pezophaps solitarius.. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 29 :

Steel L (2008) The palaeohistology of pterosaur bone: an overview. Zitteliana, 109 - 125.

Steel L (2007) Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, 4-6 May 2007. Set in Stone, The NHM Palaeontology Department Newsletter, 5 : 5 - 6.

Steel L (2007) The palaeohistology of pterosaur bone: an overview., In: Flugsaurier: The Wellnhofer Pterosaur Meeting. Abstracts, Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology : Munich.

Steel L (2006) Going Underground!. 8 - 9.

Steel L (2006) The joys of caving. 2006 (26) : 22 - 23.

Steel L (2006) Bringing the dodo back to life. Set in Stone The Natural History Museum Palaeontology Department Newsletter, 4 : 5 - 6.

Steel L (2006) The Joys of Caving.. Earth Heritage, 26 :

Steel L (2004) Studies on the palaeohistology of pterosaur bone.. PhD Thesis. (Supervisor(s)) Martill DM, Unwin DM, Frey E.

Steel L (2003) Petra: city carved from rock. 12 - 13.