Jørn Hurum


Jørn is a Norwegian palaeontologist and science educator that earned a PhD from University of Oslo, Norway before joining the Currie Lab for postdoctoral work until 1999. Although he has studied tyrannosaurids and other dinosaurs, this work only makes up a fraction of the diversity of his research. His work includes examination of marine reptiles and extinct mammals, most notably an early primate nicknamed “Ida” after his daughter. Fieldwork includes digs in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and the United States. In addition, Jørn organizes expeditions to the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic.



Arbour, V.M., Lech-Hernes, N.L., Guldberg, T.E., Hurum, J.H., and Currie, P.J. 2013. An ankylosaurid dinosaur from Mongolia with in situ armour and keratinous scale impressions. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58(1): 55–64. DOI: 10.4202/app.2011.0081

Forasiepi, A.M., Coria, R.A., Hurum, J.H., and Currie, P.J. 2012. First Dryolestoid (Mammalia, Dryolestoidea, Meridiolestida) from the Coniacian of Patagonia and new evidence on their early radiation in South America. Ameghiniana 49: 497–504. DOI: 10.5710/AMGH.8.8.2012.581

Currie, P.J., Hurum, J.H., and Sabath, K. 2003. Skull structure and evolution in tyrannosaurid dinosaurs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48: 227–234.

Kielan-Jaworowska, Z., Hurum, J.H., Currie, P.J., and Barsbold, R. 2002. New data on anatomy of the Late Cretaceous multituberculate mammal CatopsbaatarActa Palaeontologica Polonica 47: 557–560.

Hurum, J.H. and Currie, P.J. 2000. The crushing bite of tyrannosaurids. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20: 619–621. DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0619:TCBOT]2.0.CO;2