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Doctor Nestor Abdala

Position HONORARY READER
QualificationsPhD, BSc
Phone 0117176682
Email Nestor.Abdala@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit Evolutionary Studies Institute

Evolution of Permo-Triassic mammal-like therapsid; Triassic biostratigraphy; ontogeny of the skull of living marsupials.

I am interested in the evolution of mammalness through the study of therapsid fossils, in particular advanced forms such as non-mammaliaform cynodonts and therocephalian. I also study biostratigraphical correlations of Triassic Gondwanan faunas and ontognetic changes in the skull of living marsupials.

Lecturer in Honours Palaeontology of Phylogeny, Evolution of fossil synapsids and Evolution of mammals.

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