Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Hans Sues

Chair of Paleobiology, Senior Research Geologist and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
Department / Division
  • M.Sc., University of Alberta
  • Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Interests
Phylogeny and evolutionary morphology of late Paleozoic and Mesozoic non-mammalian synapsids and reptiles (especially non-avian archosaurs); patterns and causes of early Mesozoic biotic changes.
Journal Article
Book Chapter
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2020. "Synapsida (Extinct Mammal Relatives)." In eLS. 394–397. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. 1
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2020. "A Vast Area to Conquer for Science: Humboldt and American Science." In Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. 15–23. Washington, DC;Princeton, New Jersey: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with Princeton University Press.
  • Labandeira, Conrad C. and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2019. "Species Interaction." In Foundations of Paleoecology: Classic Papers with Commentaries. Lyons, S. Kathleen, Behrensmeyer, Anna K., and Wagner, Peter J., editors. 497–500. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press.
  • Ungar, Peter S. and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2019. "Tetrapod Teeth: Diversity, Evolution, and Function." In Feeding in Vertebrates: Evolution, Morphology, Behavior, Biomechanics. Bels, Vincent and Whishaw, Ian Q., editors. 385–429. Cham: Springer International Publishing. In Fascinating Life Sciences.
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2016. "Amniotes, diversification of." In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Kliman, Richard, editor. 56–62. Oxford: Academic Press.
  • Padian, Kevin and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2015. "The age of transformation: the Triassic Period and the rise of today's land vertebrate fauna." In Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution. Dial, K. P., Shubin, N., and Brainerd, E. L., editors. 349–372. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2012. "Early Mesozoic tetrapods and faunal changes." In The Complete Dinosaur. 2nd ed. Farlow, J. O., Brett-Surman, Michael K., and Holtz, Thomas R., Jr., editors. 988–1002. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2012. "European dinosaur hunters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." In The Complete Dinosaur. 2nd ed. Farlow, J. O., Brett-Surman, Michael K., and Holtz, Thomas R., Jr., editors. 45–59. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Fraser, N. C. and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2011. "The beginning of the "Age of Dinosaurs': a brief overview of terrestrial biotic changes during the Triassic." In Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. 101. Butler, R. J., Irmis, R. B., and Langer, M. C., editors. 1–12. Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh.
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter and Jenkins, F. A. 2006. "The postcranial skeleton of Kayentatherium wellesi from the Lower Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona and the phylogenetic significance of postcranial features in tritylodontid cynodonts." In Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectivers on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. Carrano, Matthew T., Gaudin, T. J., Blob, R. W., and Wible, J. R., editors. 114–152. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Averianov, A. O. and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2004. "Theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous of Middle Asia." In Problems of Paleontology of Central Asia - 35th Anniversary of the Joint Russian-Mongolian Expedition. Manakov, I. N., Bol'shakova, L. N., and Sytchevskaya, E. K., editors. 7–8. Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Norman, D. B., Sues, Hans-Dieter, Witmer, L. M., and Coria, R. A. 2004. "Basal Ornithopoda." In The Dinosauria. Second Edition. Weishampel, D. B., Dodson, P., and Osmolska, H., editors. 393–412. University of California Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 1992. "Mesozoic and Early Cenozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems." In Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time : Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals. Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, John D., DiMichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., editors. 327–416. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Wing, Scott L., Sues, Hans-Dieter, Potts, Richard, DiMichele, William A., and Behrensmeyer, Anna K. 1992. "Evolutionary Paleoecology." In Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals
    . Behrensmeyer, Anna K., editor. 1–13. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2019. Rise of Reptiles: 320 million years of evolution. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fraser, N. C. and Sues, Hans-Dieter, editors. 2017. Terrestrial Conservation Lagerstätten: Windows into the Evolution of Life on Land. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press.
  • Fraser, Nicholas C. and Sues, Hans-Dieter, editors. 2013. Terrestrial conservation Lagerstätten: windows into the evolution of life on land. Dunedin.
  • Sues, Hans-Dieter and Fraser, Nicholas C. 2010. Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition. Columbia University Press.
  • Anderson, J. S. and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 2007. Major transitions in Vertebrate Evolution. Indiana University Press.
  • Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, J., DiMichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., editors. 1992. Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time. Chicago: University of Chicago.
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