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Christian Alfred Sidor is an American biologist and paleontologist, Professor in the Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, as well as curator of vertebrate paleontology and associate director for research and collections at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Previously he was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. He is a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), American Museum of Natural History, and Evolutionary Studies Institute (University of the Witwatersrand). His research focuses on Permian and Triassic tetrapod evolution, especially on therapsids.[1]

He is a discoverer of a number of extinct animals; see, e.g., 2004 in paleontology or 2006 in paleontology.

He is the 2001 recipient of the Romer Prize from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.[2]


  • 2005– Assistant Professor of Biology and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Washington
  • 2001–2004 Assistant Professor of Anatomy, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • 2000 Ph.D., Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 1996 M.S., Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 1994 B.S. (with Honors in Biology), Trinity College, Hartford, CT


  1. ^ C.A. Sidor website Archived 2010-06-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 70th Anniversary Meeting, October 10-13, 2010". Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2010-05-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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