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Jennifer Olori

Assistant Professor

328 Shineman

Office hours

Wednesday 3-4 pm
Friday 10-noon
or by appointment 

Jennifer Olori


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.

Specialty areas:

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


  • Fröbisch, N.B., C. Bickelmann, J.C. Olori, and F. Witzmann. 2015. Deep time evolution of regeneration and preaxial polarity in tetrapod limb development. Nature. 527: 231–234.
  • Olori, J.C. 2015 Skeletal Morphogenesis of Microbrachis and Hyloplesion (Tetrapoda: Lepospondyli), and implications for the developmental patterns of extinct, early tetrapods. In PLoS One 10(6): e0128333
  • 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.