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Dr. Paulina Jimenez-Huidobro

DFG Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Paulina Jimenez-Huidobro
DFG Postdoctoral Researcher

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Evolution and paleobiology of Mosasauroidea (Reptilia: Squamata).
Paulina completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology at the Universidad de Chile, and subsequently obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada. She started at the University of Bonn as an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on evolution, morphology, systematics and phylogeny of aquatically adapted squamates, specifically mosasauroids. More recently, she has been interested in their histology, as well as 3D reconstruction to study their neuroanatomy using CT data.

Postal address:

Universität Bonn
Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Abteilung Paläontologie
Nussallee 8
53115 Bonn

Awards and Grants

  • 2021 DFG Research Grants Programme - Individual Proposal. Three years.
  • 2019 Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship. Two years.
  • 2014 J. Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta.
  • 2011-2015 PhD scholarship, programa Bicentenario Becas Chile de doctorado en el extranjero/CONICYT.  

Selected Publications

  • Paulina-Carabajal, A., Jiménez-Huidobro, P., Triviño, L. N., Stanley, E. L., Zaher, H., and J. D. Daza. 2022. A Look in to the neurocranium of living and extinct Lepidosauria. In: Paleoneurology of Amniotes: new directions in the study of fossil endocasts. Dozo, Paulina-Carabajal, Macrini and Walsh eds. Accepted.
  • Jiménez-Huidobro, P., López-Conde, O. A., Chavarría-Arellano, M. L., and H. Porras-Múzquiz. 2021. A yaguarasaurine mosasauroid from the upper Cenomanian−lower Turonian of Coahuila, northern Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 41:3 doi: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1986516
  • Jiménez-Huidobro, P., and M. W. Caldwell. 2019. A new hypothesis of the phylogenetic relationships of the Tylosaurinae (Squamata: Mosasauroidea). Frontiers in Earth Science 7:47 doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00047.
  • Jiménez-Huidobro, P., Otero, R. A., Soto-Acuña, S., and M. W. Caldwell. 2019. Reassessment of cf. Plotosaurus from the upper Maastrichtian of Chile, with comments on the South American distribution of halisaurine mosasaurs. Cretaceous Research doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2019.06.008.
  • Jiménez-Huidobro, P., Caldwell, M. W., Paparella, I., and T. Bullard. 2018. A new species of tylosaurine mosasaur from the upper Campanian Bearpaw Formation of Saskatchewan, Canada. Journal of Systematics Paleontology. doi: 10.1080/14772019.2018.1471744.
  • Konishi, T., Jiménez-Huidobro, P., and M. W. Caldwell. 2018. The smallest-known specimen of Tylosaurus (Mosasauridae: Tylosaurinae) from the Smoky Hill Chalk Member (Upper Cretaceous), western Kansas: Ontogeny and heterochrony. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 38:5 doi: 10.1080/02724634.2018.1510835.
  • Jiménez-Huidobro, P., Simões, T. R., and M. W. Caldwell. 2017. Mosasauroids from Gondwanan continents. Journal of Herpetology 51(3): 355–364.
  • Simões, T. R., Vernygora, O., Paparella, I., Jiménez-Huidobro, P., and M. W. Caldwell (2017). Mosasauroid phylogeny under multiple phylogenetic methods provides new insights on the evolution of aquatic adaptations in the group. PLoS ONE 12(5):e0176773.
  • Simões, T. R., Caldwell, M. W., Nydam, R. L., and P. Jiménez-Huidobro (2016). Osteology, phylogeny and functional morphology of two Jurassic lizard species and the early evolution of scansoriality in geckoes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society doi: 10.1111/zoj.12487.
  • Jiménez-Huidobro, P., Simões, T. R., and M. W. Caldwell. 2016. Re- characterization of Tylosaurus nepaeolicus (Cope, 1874) and Tylosaurus kansasensis Everhart, 2005: ontogeny or sympatry?. Cretaceous Research 65: 68–81.
  • Jiménez-Huidobro, P. and M. W. Caldwell. 2016. Reassessment and reassignment of the early Maastrichtian mosasaur Hainosaurus bernardi Dollo, 1885, to Tylosaurus Marsh, 1872. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36 (3): e1096275-12.