Anne Schulp


Paleontologist Anne Schulp is a researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. His main research interest is on the paleo-biology of dinosaurs and mosasaurs. He has a special interest in the study of dinosaur track ways, which involved fieldwork projects in Yemen, Spain and Bolivia. His PhD research focused on mosasaurs, giant marine reptiles from Maastricht in the Netherlands and Angola.

The natural history collection of Naturalis is extensive, but one kind of dinosaur was conspicuously absent: a large carnivore. This changed recently, when Anne helped excavating a Tyrannosaurus fossil in Montana, USA. This dinosaur, he hopes, will feature prominently in the new dinosaur hall at Naturalis, due to be opened in 2017.