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Research topics

Evolution and functional biology of reptiles, evolution and functional morphology of mammals, evolution and development of conodonts, triassic ecosystems, origins of animals in the fossil record, origin of molluscs, biogeography, evolution and embryogenesis of water fleas

Specialised equipment

  • Critical Point Dryer
  • Electromagnetic separator
  • Pneumatic needle
  • Vacuum evaporator


Chemical techniques of extracting fossils from various types of sedimentary rocks, electron microscopy, electromagnetic or heavy liquid separation, computed tomography, phylogenetic analyses, dietary reconstructions.

Publications review

Dzik, Jerzy; Phong, Nguyen Duc; Thuy, Nguyen Thi; Swiś, Przemyslaw

Evolution and migration of conodonts and ammonoids near the end of Devonian recorded in distant localities Journal Article

Stratigraphy, 19 (1), pp. 27-50, 2022.

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Leonhard, Isabella; Shirley, Bryan; Murdock, Duncan J E; Repetski, John; Jarochowska, Emilia

Growth and feeding ecology of coniform conodonts Journal Article

PeerJ, 9 , pp. e12505, 2021, ISSN: 2167-8359.

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Czepiński, Łukasz; Dróżdż, Dawid; Szczygielski, Tomasz; Tałanda, Mateusz; Pawlak, Wojciech; Lewczuk, Antoni; Rytel, Adam; Sulej, Tomasz

An Upper Triassic Terrestrial Vertebrate Assemblage from the Forgotten Kocury Locality (Poland) with a New Aetosaur Taxon Journal Article

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, pp. e1898977, 2021.

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Świś, Przemysław

A new Devonian species of the enigmatic Carboniferous conodont Dollymae Journal Article

Palaeoworld, 2021, ISSN: 1871-174X.

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Dzik, Jerzy

Protaspis larva of an aglaspidid-like arthropod from the Ordovician of Siberia and its habitat Journal Article

Arthropod Structure & Development, 61 , pp. 101026, 2021, ISSN: 1467-8039.

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Schillaci, Michael A; Sutton, Logan D; Wichmann, Søren; López-Torres, Sergi

Linguistic Clues to Kiowa-Tanoan Prehistory Journal Article

Journal of the Southwest, 63 (2), pp. 255–368, 2021.


Sulej, Tomasz; Krzesiński, Grzegorz; Tałanda, Mateusz; Wolniewicz, Andrzej S; Błażejowski, Błażej; Bonde, Niels; Gutowski, Piotr; Sienkiewicz, Maksymilian; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz

The earliest-known mammaliaform fossil from Greenland sheds light on origin of mammals Journal Article

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117 (43), pp. 26861-26867, 2020.

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Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz; Tałanda, Mateusz; Dróżdż, Dawid; Hara, Ewa

A new early Late Triassic non-mammaliaform eucynodont from Poland Journal Article

Historical Biology, 32 (1), pp. 80-92, 2020.

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Pawlak, Wojciech; Tałanda, Mateusz; Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz

Dipnoan from the Upper Triassic of East Greenland and remarks about palaeobiogeography of Ptychoceratodus Journal Article

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 65 , pp. 561-574, 2020.


Pindakiewicz, Maciej; Tałanda, Mateusz; Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz; Sennikov, A G; Bakayev, A; Bulanov, V V; Golubev, V; Minikh, A V

Feeding convergence among ray-finned fishes: teeth of the herbivorous actinopterygians from the latest Permian of East European Platform, Russia Journal Article

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 65 (1), pp. 71–79, 2020.


Piechowski, Rafał; Tałanda, Mateusz

The locomotor musculature and posture of the early dinosauriform Silesaurus opolensis provides a new look into the evolution of Dinosauromorpha Journal Article

Journal of Anatomy, 236 (6), pp. 1044-1100, 2020.

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Świś, Przemysław; Broda, Krzysztof; Duda, Piotr; Dróżdż, Dawid; Łazuka, Anna

The early Famennian (Late Devonian) conodonts natural assemblages from Holy Cross Mountains (Poland) Journal Article

Historical Biology, 0 (0), pp. 1-8, 2020.

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Świś, Przemysław; Dzik, Jerzy

The oral apparatus composition of the Early Carboniferous elictognathid conodont 'Siphonodella' Journal Article

Lethaia, 2020, (Publisher: Wiley).

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Czepiński, Łukasz

New protoceratopsid specimens improve the age correlation of the Upper Cretaceous Gobi Desert strata Journal Article

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 65 , 2020.


Czepiński, Łukasz

Ontogeny and variation of a protoceratopsid dinosaur Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi from the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert Journal Article

Historical Biology, 32 (10), pp. 1394–1421, 2020.

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Dzik, Jerzy

Decline in diversity of early Palaeozoic loosely coiled gastropod protoconchs Journal Article

Lethaia, 53 (1), pp. 32–46, 2020.


Dzik, Jerzy

Ordovician conodonts and the Tornquist Lineament Journal Article

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 549 , 2020.


Dzik, Jerzy

Variability of conch morphology in a cephalopod species from the Cambrian to Ordovician transition strata of Siberia Journal Article

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 65 , pp. 149–165, 2020, (Publisher: Polska Akademia Nauk Instytut Paleobiologii (Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences)).

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