Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Matthew Carrano

Research Geologist and Curator of Dinosauria
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S., Brown University
  • M.S., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Interests
Large-scale evolutionary patterns within Dinosauria; systematics of basal Theropoda; vertebrate paleoecology of Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems; the dinosaur fossil record.
Publications
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Presentation
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2017. "Windows into the world of giants." Given at Dinosaur Weekend, Burke Museum, University of Washington,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2017. "Jurassic Park—In Concert." Given at National Symphony Orchestra, Wolf Trap,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2016. "Vertebrate microfossil bonebeds as benchmarks for terrestrial vertebrate diversity and paleoecology through time." Given at Department of Integrated Biology, University of California, Berkeley,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2015. "A curatorial perspective on the Deep Time exhibit renovation." Given at The Future of Museum and Gallery Design, Hong Kong University,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2014. "Challenges and benefits of using vertebrate microfossil bonebeds for understanding terrestrial paleoecosystems." Given at 4th International Palaeontological Congress,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2012. "Paleoecology and biogeography of the vertebrate fauna of the Morrison Formation, Late Jurassic, western United States." Given at Tendaguru and Beyond : Vertebrates in Jurassic Ecosystems (Symposium), Centenary Meeting, Paläontologische Gessellschaft,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2012. "Dinosaur detective stories: what do we know about dinosaurs, and how do we know it?." Given at Undergraduate Research and Design Symposium. Northern Arizona University.,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2011. "The evolutionary history of basal tetanuran theropod dinosaurs." Given at IV Congreso Latinoamericano Paleontología de Vertebrados,
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2009. "The phylogeny of megalosauroids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) with implications for the evolution of North African ecosystems." Given at First International Congress on North African Vertebrate Palaeontology,
Chapter
  • Carrano, Matthew T., Wilson, Jeffrey A., and Barrett, Paul M. 2010. "The history of dinosaur collecting in central India, 1828-1947." in Dinosaurs and other Extinct Saurians: a Historical Perspective, edited by Moody, R. T. J., Buffetaut, E., Naish, D., and Martill, D. M., 161–173. Geological Society Special Publication ; no. 343. London: Geological Society.
  • Hunt, Gene and Carrano, Matthew T. 2010. "Models and methods for analyzing phenotypic evolution in lineages and clades." in Quantitative Methods in Paleobiology, edited by Alroy, John and Hunt, Gene., 245–269. New Haven, CT: The Paleontological Society.
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2007. "Walking and running dinosaurs." in Dinosaurs, edited by Holtz, Jr, Thomas Richard., 308. Random House Children's Books.
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2006. "Body-size evolution in the Dinosauria." in Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, edited by Carrano, Matthew T., Gaudin, T. J., Blob, R. W., and Wible, J. R., 225–268. University of Chicago Press.
  • Carrano, Matthew T. 2006. "Body-size evolution in the Dinosauria." in Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, edited by Carrano, Matthew T., Gaudin, T. J., Blob, R. W., and Wible, J. R., 225–268. University of Chicago Press.
  • Crompton, A. W., Jenkins, F. A., Hopson, S., Gaudin, T. J., and Carrano, Matthew T. 2006. "James Allen Hopson: a biography." in Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, edited by Carrano, Matthew T., Blob, R. W., Gaudin, T., and Wible, J., 507–515. University of Chicago Press.
  • Crompton, A. W., Jenkins, F. A., Hopson, S., Gaudin, T. J., and Carrano, Matthew T. 2006. "James Allen Hopson: a biography." in Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, edited by Carrano, Matthew T., Blob, R. W., Gaudin, T., and Wible, J., 507–515. University of Chicago Press.
  • Gaudin, T. J. and Carrano, Matthew T. 2006. "James Allen Hopson: a bibliography (1964-2003)." in Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, edited by Carrano, Matthew T., Blob, R. W., Gaudin, T., and Wible, J., 507–515. University of Chicago Press.
  • Gaudin, T. J. and Carrano, Matthew T. 2006. "James Allen Hopson: a bibliography (1964-2003)." in Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, edited by Carrano, Matthew T., Blob, R. W., Gaudin, T., and Wible, J., 507–515. University of Chicago Press.
  • Gaudin, T. J., Carrano, Matthew T., Blob, R. W., and Wible, J. R. 2006. "Introduction." in Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, edited by Carrano, Matthew T., Blob, R. W., Gaudin, T., and Wible, J., 1–17. University of Chicago Press.

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Book
  • Carrano, Matthew T., Gaudin, T. J., Blob, R. W., and Wible, J. R. 2006. Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. University of Chicago Press.