New Species of Dinosaur Named

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bradley McFeeters in the field Current Ph.D. student Bradley McFeeters is the lead author of a journal article which names a new species of dinosaur. The article, entitled A new ornithomimid theropod from the Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta, Canada, was published yesterday in the online version of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. This new species, which was named Rativates evadens, resembled the modern-day ostrich. 

This new research was the subject of Bradley's Master's dissertation, also done at Carleton. Co-authors on the journal article include Drs. Michael Ryan and Claudia Schröder-Adams, his previous co-supervisors.

The final co-author is Thomas Cullen, an alumnus of our Concentration in Vertebrate Palaeontology and current Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto. He assisted the project by performing palaeohistological analyses to assess the age and growth of Rativates.


Congratulations Bradley on this significant accomplishment! 


Read the press release 


Life reconstruction of Rativates evadens by Bradley McFeeters

Life reconstruction of Rativates evadens painted by Bradley McFeeters