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DINOSAURS: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries

Research at the Museum

Thomas A. Deméré
Thomas A. Deméré

Meet the Curator

Thomas A. Deméré, Ph.D., is the curator of Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries. He is the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Curator of the Department of Paleontology.

As Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Deméré has occupied the Joshua L. Baily, Jr. Chair of Paleontology at the Museum since 1994. His research focuses on the evolutionary history and paleobiology of pinnipeds and cetaceans. He is also keenly interested in the geology and paleontology of southern California and Baja California and has published numerous scientific and popular articles on these subjects.


Mammoth tusk
Tom Deméré and Kesler
Randall measure the length
of a mammoth tusk
discovered at the 16th and
Market project site.

Dr. Deméré also serves as Director of PaleoServices, a consulting arm of the BRCC that provides paleontological resource assessment and impact mitigation services to public and private developers. This work has been responsible for the discovery, salvage, and conservation of thousands of significant fossils from construction sites in San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties.

See Dr. Deméré’s webcast on Recent Proboscidean Discoveries.

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