Sebastián Apesteguía

Paleontologist, Fundación Azara
Sebastián Apesteguía

Sebastián Apesteguía

Paleontologist, Fundación Azara

Biography

Argentine paleontologist Sebastián Apesteguía serves as chief of paleontology at the Natural History Foundation Félix de Azara (Maimónides/CONICET). He has led more than 30 paleontological campaigns in Patagonia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Hungary and France. He is known for the discovery of the carnivorous Gualicho shinyae, Buitreraptor gonzalezorum, Ligabuesaurus leanzai, a legged snake fossil named Najash rionegrina and the fossil of a Cronopio dentiacutus, an extinct mammal with a superficial resemblance to the fictional character Scrat in the film Ice Age.

Sessions as a Speaker

Land of The Giants: South American Dinosaurs and Antarctic Secrets

28 October 2017
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • Marriott Marquis