Robin Sissons

’11 MSc

For her master’s research, Robin studied the functional morphology of ankylosaur feet. She earned a MSc with Specialization in Systematics and Evolution in 2011 at the University of Alberta. Currently, she is working as a technician in the Sullivan Lab at the University of Alberta, repairing and restoring fossils from the Grande Prairie area and Peace Region for research, education, and display. Combined with extensive experience at sites or labs across Alberta, Argentina, Mongolia, and South Korea, Robin is efficient and effective in the field and wields impressive preparation skills that can restore any fossil to its former glory.



Park, J.-Y., Lee, Y.-N., Currie, P.J., Ryan, M.J., Bell, P., Sissons, R., Koppelhus, E.B., Barsbold, R., Lee, S., and Kim, S.-H. 2021. A new ankylosaurid skeleton from the Upper Cretaceous Baruungoyot Formation of Mongolia: its implications for ankylosaurid postcranial evolution. Scientific Reports 11: 4101. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-83568-4

Bell, P.R., Sissons, R., Burns, M.E., Fanti, F., and Currie, P.J. 2014. New Saurolophine Material from the Upper Campanian–Lower Maastrichtian Wapiti Formation, West-Central Alberta. In Eberth, D.A. and Evans, D.C. (editors), Hadrosaurs (pp. 174–190). Indiana University Press.

Currie, P.J., Badamgarav, D., Koppelhus, E.B., Sissons, R.L., and Vickaryous, M.K. 2011. Hands, feet and behaviour in Pinacosaurus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauridae). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56: 489–504. DOI: 10.4202/app.2010.0055

Burns, M.E., Currie, P.J., Sissons, R.L., and Arbour, V.M. 2011. Juvenile specimens of Pinacosaurus grangeri Gilmore, 1933 (Ornithischia: Ankylosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of China, with comments on the specific taxonomy of PinacosaurusCretaceous Research 32: 174–186. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2010.11.007

Arbour, V.M., Burns, M.E., and Sissons, R.L. 2009. A redescription of the ankylosaurid dinosaur Dyoplosaurus acutosquameus Parks, 1924 (Ornithischia: Ankylosauria) and a revision of the genus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4): 1117–1135. DOI: 10.1671/039.029.0405

Sissons, R.L. 2011. Ankylosaur (Dinosauria, Ankylosauria) foot morphology and an assessment of the function of the limbs and feet [master’s thesis]. University of Alberta Education and Research Archive. DOI: 10.7939/R3MS3K89G



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