Miriam Reichel

’12 PhD

Miriam did an undergrad degree at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Her honours thesis examined diagenesis of Triassic cynodont fossils. She also completed a MSc at the same university, describing a new Triassic cynodont, Protuberum cabralensis. Miriam joined the Currie Lab for her PhD, which focused on biomechanics of theropod teeth, especially relating to the functional morphology of denticles (serrations). This project included other archosaurs with serrated teeth for comparative study. Besides research, she has taught university courses, done fieldwork around the globe, and developed skills as a palaeontological consultant, now Senior Project Palaeontologist at Lifeways of Canada Ltd.



Torices, A., Reichel, M., and Currie, P.J. 2014. Multivariate analysis of isolated tyrannosaurid teeth from the Danek Bonebed, Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 51: 1045–1051. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0072

Reichel, M. 2012. The variation of angles between anterior and posterior carinae of tyrannosaurid teeth. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 49: 477–491. DOI: 10.1139/e11-068

Reichel, M. 2010. The heterodonty of Albertosaurus sarcophagus and Tyrannosaurus rex: biomechanical implications inferred through 3-D models. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47: 1253–1261. DOI: 10.1139/E10-063

Buckley, L.G., Larson, D.W., Reichel, M., and Samman, T. 2010. Quantifying tooth variation within a single population of Albertosaurus sarcophagus (Theropoda: Tyrannosauridae) and implications for identifying isolated teeth of tyrannosaurids. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47: 1227–1251. DOI: 10.1139/E10-029

Reichel, M. 2010. A model for the bite mechanics in the herbivorous dinosaur Stegosaurus (Ornithischia, Stegosauridae). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 103: 235–240. DOI: 10.1007/s00015-010-0025-1

Reichel, M. 2012. The development and biomechanics of theropod teeth and comparisons with other reptiles: a functional analysis [doctoral dissertation]. University of Alberta Education and Research Archive. DOI: 10.7939/R3M61W