Jessie Atterholt

Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA, USA



My interests are in the fields of evolutionary biology, vertebrate paleontology, and comparative anatomy. My research is question-driven, and I study a variety of organisms from birds to sauropod dinosaurs by integrating neontological and paleontological data. I am an anatomist, with a personal comparative teaching collection of skeletons, skulls, and plastinated specimens, many of which I have prepared myself. I have a strong interest in science outreach, and maintain a science communication Instagram account (@theladyanatomica).


Recent Publications

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Elaborate Tail Ornamentation in a Cretaceous Fossil Bird

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Most Complete Enantiornithine Bird from North America