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Tanja Wintrich

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Contact Information

Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, Universität Bonn
Bereich Paläontologie
Nussallee 8
D-53115 Bonn


Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-60055
E-Mail: tanja.wintrich[at]uni-bonn.de

Research Interests

  • secondary aquatic adaptation
  • postcranial skeleton
  • functional morphology, locomotion
  • reptile dentition
  • SEM, µCt, 3D-reconstruction

 

Education

2010 - 2012 B.Sc. in Geoscience, University of Berlin, Germany.
2012 - 2014 B.Sc. in Geoscience, University of Bonn, Germany.

Title of Thesis: The first record of the enigmatic marine reptile Omphalosaurus from Poland (Middle Triassic) of the Germanic Basin. (Supervisor: P.M. Sander)
2014 - 2016 M.Sc. in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeobiology, University of Bonn, Germany.
2016 - present PhD student in paleontology, working on plesiosaurs, DFG grant: SA 469/47-1

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Histological thin-sectioning
  • SEM thin sectioning
  • Histological core-drilling
  • Fossil excavation
  • Fossil preparation
  • Photogrammetry (unmanned aerial vehicle project)

Scientific Memberships

  • Member of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Congress Participation

  • SVP 76th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (held in 2016 in Salt Lake City, USA).
    Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja: THE FUNCTION OF THE PLESIOSAUR NECK – A SMART INVENTION FOR THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT
  • 8th Conference of Secondary Adaptation of Tetrapods to Life in Water (held in 2017 in Berlin, Germany).
    Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja: THE MARINE REPTILE CLADE PLESIOSAUR RETAINS AN EARLY ONTOGENETIC STAGE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN
  • SVP 77th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (held in 2017 in Calagary, Canada).
    Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja: THE AMAZING PLESIOSAUR NECK: SUBCENTRAL FORAMINA AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE THERMOREGULATION AND DEEP DIVING
  • 5th International Geologica Belgica 2016 Congress (held in 2016 in Mons, Belgien). Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja and Sander, P. Martin: THE FIRST TRIASSIC PLESIOSAUR: A SKELETON FROM THE RHAETIAN OF GERMANY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EVOLUTION OF PLESIOSAUR LOCOMOTION
  • SVP 75th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (held in 2015 in Dallas, TX, USA). Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja: THE FIRST TRIASSIC PLESIOSAUR: A SKELETON FROM THE RHAETIAN OF GERMANY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EVOLUTION OF PLESIOSAUR LOCOMOTION
  • 3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology (held in 2015 in Bonn, Germany). Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja, and Sander, P. Martin: TWO RECORDS OF OMPHALOSAURUS FROM THE MUSCHELKALK - THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRIASSIC MARINE ECOSYSTEMS BASED ON TEETH
  • SVP 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (held in 2014 in Berlin, Germany). Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja: THE FIRST TRIASSIC PLESIOSAUR: A SKELETON FROM THE RHAETIAN OF GERMANY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EVOLUTION OF PLESIOSAUR LOCOMOTION
  • 42. Treffen des Arbeitskreises Wirbeltierpaläontologie der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft (held in Ahrensburg, Germany). Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja: THE FIRST RECORD OF THE ENIGMATIC MARINE REPTILE OMPHALOSAURUS FROM POLAND (MIDDLE TRAISSIC) OF THE GERMANIC BASIN
  • Digital Specimen 2014 (held in 2014 in Berlin, Germany). Oral presentation: Wintrich, Tanja and Sander, P. Martin: CRACKING THE SECRETS OF THE OMPHALOSAURUS DENTITION. A MULTI-METHODOLOGY APPROACH USING PHOTOGRAMMETRY; µ-CT; SEM; AND POLARIZED LIGHT MICROSCOPY

Selected publications

  • Wintrich et al. (2017): A Triassic plesiosaurian skeleton and bone histology inform on evolution of a unique body plan. Science advances 3 (12), e1701144
  • Wintrich et al. (2017): An enigmatic marine reptile—the actual first record of Omphalosaurus in the Muschelkalk of the Germanic basin. JVP, e1384739
  • Wintrich et al. (2017): Foramina in plesiosaur cervical centra indicate a specialized vascular system. Fossil Record 20 (2), 279
  • Sander, Wintrich, Kindlimann, Schwermann (2016): Die paläontologische Grabung in der Rhät-Lias-Tongrube der Fa. Lücking bei Warburg-Bonenburg (Kr. Höxter) im Frühjahr 2015. LWL Geologie und Paläontologie in Westfalen-Lippe

Field Experiences

  • 2017: paleontological excavation in the Triassic (Rheatian) in Germany, supervised by Tanja Wintrich (Bonn, Germany)
  • 2017: paleontological excavation in the Triassic in Augusta Mountains, Nevada, USA
  • 2016: paleontological excavation in the Triassic (Rheatian) in Germany, supervised by Tanja Wintrich (Bonn, Germany)
  • 2016: paleontological excavation in the Triassic in Augusta Mountains, Nevada, USA
  • 2016: paleontological excavation in the Triassic in Spitsbergen, Norway, supervised by Jörn Hurum (Oslo, Norway)
  • 2015: paleontological excavation in the Triassic in Augusta Mountains, Nevada, USA supervised by P. Martin Sander (Bonn, Germany) and Tanja Wintrich (Bonn, Germany)
  • 2014: : paleontological excavation in the Triassic in Augusta Mountains, Nevada, USA supervised by P. Martin Sander (Bonn, Germany), Lars Schmitz (Los Angeles, USA), Jörg Fröbisch (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2013: paleontological excavation in the Triassic of Netherlands, Winterswijk, supervised by Dr. Nicole Klein (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • 2012: geological mapping of the Nockberge near Radenthein, Carinthia, Austria

Grants

  • 2017 DAAD Congress Travel Grant for the annual meeting of the SVP in Calgary, Canada
  • 2016 Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant association with the annual SVP meeting in Salt Lake City, USA

 

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