Catherine Forster

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Catherine Forster
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Known for dinosaur-bird evolution theories
Scientific career
Fields paleontology
Institutions George Washington University

Catherine Ann Forster is an American paleontologist, taxonomist and expert in ornithopod evolution and Triceratops taxonomy.[1] She is an associate professor of biology at George Washington University. She obtained a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1982, followed by an M.Sc. in 1985 and a Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Pennsylvania She is known in part for unique bird fossils she and her colleagues have found and described from Madagascar.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Farlow, James O.; M. K. Brett-Surmann (1999). The Complete Dinosaur. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 16. ISBN 0-253-21313-4. 
  2. ^ "Fossil Discovery Bolsters Birds' Link to Dinosaurs". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ " - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - New Sickle-Clawed Fossil From Madagascar Links Birds and Dinosaurs - US National Science Foundation (NSF)". 
  4. ^ "Unique `Dino-bird' Fossil Found In Africa". Chicago Tribune. 

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