Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Olori

Title: Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Geological Sciences: Vertebrate Paleontology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Cornell University, 2004

Areas of Specialty: morphology of the vertebrate skeleton, comparative anatomy, uropeltid snakes, vertebrate paleontology (Paleozoic tetrapods, Cenozoic amphibians)

Research Interests: origin of morphological diversity in the vertebrate skeleton, evolution of development in early tetrapods, patterns of cranial variation in miniaturized and fossorial vertebrates, evolutionary relationships of Paleozoic tetrapods and modern amphibians

Recent Publications:

Olori, J.C. 2013. Morphometric analysis of skeletal growth in the lepospondyls Microbrachis pelikani and Hyloplesion longicostatum (Tetrapoda, Lepospondyli). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33: 1300-1320.

Olori, J.C. 2013. Ontogenetic sequence reconstruction and sequence polymorphism in extinct taxa: An example using microsaurs (Tetrapoda: Lepospondyli). Paleobiology 39: 400-428.

Olori, J.C. and C.J. Bell. 2012. Comparative Skull Morphology of Uropeltid Snakes (Alethinophidia:Uropeltidae) from a New Skeletal Collection, with Special Reference to Disarticulated Elements and Osteological Variation. PLoS One 7(3): e32450.

Maddin, H.C., J.C. Olori, and J.S. Anderson. 2011. A Redescription of Carrolla craddocki (Lepospondyli: Brachystelechidae) Based on High-Resolution CT, and the Impacts of Miniaturization and Fossoriality on Morphology. Journal of Morphology 272: 722-743.

Fröbisch, N.B., J.C. Olori, R.R. Schoch, and F. Witzmann. 2010. Amphibian development in the fossil record. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 21: 424-431.

Olori, J. C. 2010. Digital endocasts of the braincase and osseous labyrinth of Uropeltis woodmasoni (Alethinophidia: Uropeltidae). Copeia 2010(1): 14-26.

Pearce, T.A., J.C. Olori, and K.W. Kemezis. 2010. Land snails from St. Elzear Cave, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec: Antiquity of Cepaea hortensis in North America. Annals of Carnegie Museum 79: 73-86.

Comeaux, R.S., J.C. Olori, and C.J. Bell. 2010. Cranial osteology and preliminary phylogenetic assessment of Plectrurus aureus Beddome, 1880 (Squamata: Serpentes: Uropeltidae). The Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 118-138.