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Chris McGarrity

Christopher McGarrity received his B.S.B.A. from Washington University in 2006 with majors in Marketing, Archaeology, and Classics.  While working as an Exhibitions Preparator at the ROM, he joined the Evans lab as a volunteer in 2008.  After field seasons with the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the Utah Museum of Natural History, Chris began a M.Sc. in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Toronto in 2010,  studying the ontogeny and variation of the hadrosaurine Prosaurolophus maximus. Chris completed his MSc thesis in 2011. He is currently working in the Vertebrate Palaeontology Lab at the ROM preparing fossils that were collected in southern Alberta, and continuing his research on Prosaurolophus.

Contact: Christopher.mcgarrity[at]

Phone:  (416) 586-5591

Peer-reviewed Publications:

McGarrity, C. T., N. E. Campione, and D. C. Evans. 2013. Cranial anatomy and variation in Prosaurolophus maximus (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 167(4): 531-568. Available here.

Campione, N. E., K. Brink, E. Freedman, C. T. McGarrity, and D. C. Evans. 2013. ‘Glishades ericksoni‘, an indeterminate juvenile hadrosaurid from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana: implications for hadrosauroid diversity in the latest Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) of western North America. Paleodiversity and Paleoenvironments 93(1):65-75. DOI 10.1007/s12549-012-0097-1

Zanno, L.E., M.A. Loewen, A.A. Farke, G.S. Kim, L.P. Claessens, and C.T. McGarrity. In press. Theropod Dinosaurs of Southern Utah. XX pp. In At the top of Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of southern Utah (A. Titus and M. A. Loewen, eds), Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Evans, D. C., C. T. McGarrity, and M. J. Ryan. (Accepted). A new skull of Prosaurolophus maximus (Hadrosauridae), and the spaciotemporal distribution of faunal zones in the Dinosaur Park Formation, Alberta. In The Hadrosaurs: Proceedings of the International Hadrosaur Symposium (D. Evans and D. Eberth, eds), Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Conference Abstracts:

McGarrity, C.T. 2011. Cranial morphology and variation in Prosaurolophus maximus with implications for hadrosaurid diversity and evolution [Abstract & Poster Presentation]. The 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

McGarrity, C.T., D.C. Evans, and N.E. Campione. 2011. Cranial anatomy and systematics of Prosaurolophus maximus [Abstract & Oral Presentation]. International Hadrosaur Symposium. Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta.

Download Chris’ completed MSc thesis here.

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