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Kentaro Chiba

Kentaro Chiba received his B.Sc. from Tohoku University in Japan, where he completed his thesis on the radiolarian faunal turnover through the Eocene/Oligocene boundary in the Southern Ocean. Kentaro then changed topics to vertebrate paleontology and worked on the taphonomy of a Centrosaurus bonebed in southern Alberta with Dr. David Evans and Dr. Michael Ryan as his M.Sc. thesis at Hokkaido Uiversity, Japan, under the supervision of Dr. Yoshi Kobayashi. Kentaro completed his Master’s thesis in 2011 and currently continues his research on centrosaurine dinosaurs in the lab as a guest student researcher, and hopes to begin his Ph.D at the U of T.

CONTACT: kentaro.chiba(at)utoronto.ca

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

Chiba, K., M. J. Ryan, D. A. Eberth, D.Braman, Y. Kobayashi and D. C. Evans. 2015. Taphonomy of a Centrosaurus apertus (Dinsoauria: Ceratopsidae) bonebed from the Oldman Formation of Alberta, Canada. Palaios 30(9):655-667.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2014.084

Suzuki N., K. Ogane and K. Chiba. 2010 Middle to Late Eocene polycystine radiolarians from the Site 1172, Leg 189, Southwest Pacific. News of Osaka Micropaleontologists (NOM), Special Volume, no. 14  p. 239-296.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS:

Chiba, K. and Suzuki, N. 2008. Middle Eocene – Early Oligocene radiolarian faunal changes in the Southwest Pacific (ODP Leg 189,Site 1172). The 2008 Annual Meeting the Palaeontological Society of Japan, Sendai, Japan. (Poster)

Chiba, K., Jacobs, L.L., Kobayashi, Y., Ando, T., Sawamura and H., Adams, T. 2010. North Pacific and Panthalassic Distribution of Ichthyosaurs,The 159th Regular Meeting the Palaeontological Society of Japan. Shiga Prefecture, Japan. (Oral)

Kentaro field cataloging  at the McPheeters Bonebed

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