Dinosaurs were a diverse group and new species are being discovered at an unprecedented rate. Taxonomy and systematics provide the basis for understanding dinosaur diversity through time and enable more accurate insights into the evolutionary palaeobiology of the group.
A number of Palaeontology Department projects focus on these areas, redescribing key dinosaur specimens and revising classifications.
Learn about Palaeontology Department research to test the idea that heterodontosaurids are the basal-most members of the ornithischian group of dinosaurs.
This project aims to redescribe key iguanodontian dinosaur specimens from the UK and China in order to help revise the group's taxonomy and better understand the origin of hadrosaurs, one of the most diverse dinosaur groups.
China possesses a remarkable diversity of sauropodomorph dinosaurs. By redescribing important examples and assessing their impact on the diversity and systematics of the group, this project will help inform debates about the phylogeny of the group.