Bring a Triceratops to Seattle

Christian Sidor | Brandon Peecook | Tom Kaye

University of Washington

This project was funded on:
18 May 2012
In 2008, Dr. Christian Sidor’s team discovered the bones of a Triceratops in Wyoming. Those bones included a jaw bone, vertebra and part of a skull, but his team decided not to collect the bones at that time. This summer Dr. Sidor's team will not only collect the bones they left, they’ll attempt to bring back an entire skeleton to the Burke Museum in Seattle.

Dr. Sidor has been on dig expeditions on six of the seven continents.


Budget Overview

We will use the funds to compile a Triceratops skeleton complete enough to put on display. This would be a 100% success for this project.

Meet the Researcher


Dr. Christian Sidor is the Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago and his B.S. in Biology at Trinity College.

Interested in learning more about Dr. Sidor? Click here.

Relevant Publications

Huttenlocker, AK, CA Sidor, and RMH Smith. A new specimen of Promoschorhynchus (Therapsida: Therocephalia: Akidnognathidae) from the Early Triassic of South Africa and its implications for theriodont survivorship across the Permo-Triassic boundary. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31:405-421.

Tabor, NJ, RMH Smith, JS Steyer, CA Sidor, and CJ Poulsen. The Permian Moradi Formation of northern Niger: paleosol morphology, petrography and mineralogy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 299:200-213.

Nesbitt, SJ, CA Sidor, RB Irmis, KD Angielczyk, RMH Smith, and LA Tsuji. 2010. Ecologically distinct dinosaurian sister group shows early diversification of Ornithodira. Nature 464: 95-98.

Project Backers

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