Luis M. Chiappe (Redirected from Luis Chiappe)

Luis M. Chiappe
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Luis M. Chiappe in the field 2009
Born18 June 1962
Buenos Aires, Argentina
OccupationPaleontologist, Professor, Vice President of Research and Collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Author
Scientific career
InstitutionsNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Doctoral studentsJingmai O'Connor

Luis María Chiappe (born 18 June 1962) is an Argentine paleontologist born in Buenos Aires who is best known for his discovery of the first sauropod nesting sites in the badlands of Patagonia in 1997 and for his work on the origin and early evolution of Mesozoic birds. He is currently the Vice President of Research and Collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and director of the museum's Dinosaur Institute. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, New York after immigrating from Argentina. Chiappe is currently the curator of the award winning Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, BBC advisor and author of scientific and popular books.

Chiappe is a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a laureate of the Alexander Humboldt Foundation, and a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing.

Academic Contributions

Chiappe has published nearly 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, with over 12,000 citations. He has numerous publications in high-profile scientific journals, including Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, Current Biology, Gondwana Research, Nature, Nature Communications, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Science, and Scientific Reports. He is best known for his extensive work on the origin and early evolution of birds, although he is also well-known for work on sauropod nesting sites and embryos from Patagonia, on which he has authored several books and articles, and on pterosaur embryos.

Below is a list of taxa that Chiappe has contributed to naming:

Year Taxon Authors
2019 Gretcheniao sinensis gen. et sp. nov. Chiappe, Qingjin, Serrano, Sigurdsen, Min, Bell, & Di
2019 Elektorornis chenguangi gen. et sp. nov. Xing, O'Connor, Chiappe, McKellar, Carroll, Hu, Bai, & Lei
2019 Orienantius ritteri gen. et sp.. nov. Liu, Chiappe, Zhang, Serrano, & Meng
2015 Fumicollis hoffmani gen. et sp. nov. Bell & Chiappe
2014 Gansus zheni sp. nov. Liu, Chiappe, Zhang, Bell, Meng, Ji, & Wang
2014 Changyuraptor yangi gen. et sp. nov. Han, Chiappe, Ji, Habib, Turner, Chinsamy, Liu, & Han
2013 Zhouornis hani sp. nov. Zhang, Chiappe, Han, & Chinsamy
2013 Overosaurus paradasorum gen. et sp. nov. Coria, Filippi, Chiappe, Garcia, & Arcucci
2013 Sulcavis geeorum, gen. et sp. nov. O'Connor, Zhang, Chiappe, Meng, Quanguo, & Di
2010 Morsoravis sedilis gen. et sp. nov. Bertelli, Lindow, Dyke, & Chiappe
2010 Shenqiornis mengi gen. et sp. nov. Wang, O'Connor, Zhao, Chiappe, Gao, & Cheng
2010 Longicrusavis houi gen. et sp. nov. O'Connor, Gao, & Chiappe
2010 Hollanda luceria gen. et sp. nov. Bell, Chiappe, Erickson, Suzuki, Watabe, Barsbold, Tsogtbaatar
2008 Zhongornis haoae gen. et sp. nov. Gao, Chiappe, Meng, O'Connor, Wang, Cheng, & Liu
2007 Kelenken guillermoi gen. et sp. nov. Bertelli, Chiappe, & Tambussi
2007 Elsornis keni gen. et sp. nov. Chiappe, Suzuki, Dyke, Watabe, Tsogtbaatar, & Barsbold
2006 Dalingheornis liweii gen. et sp. nov. Zihui, Lianhai, Yoshikasu, O'Connor, Martin, & Chiappe
2006 Juravenator starki gen. et sp. nov. Göhlich & Chiappe, 2006
2002 Aucasaurus garridoi gen. et sp. nov. Coria, Chiappe, & Dingus
2002 Halimornis thompsoni gen. et sp. nov. Chiappe, Lamb, & Ericson
2001 Limenavis patagonica gen. et sp. nov. Clarke & Chiappe
1999 Changchengornis hengdaoziensis gen. et sp. nov. Qiang, Chiappe, & Shu' An
1998 Shuvuuia deserti gen. et sp. nov. Chiappe, Norell, & Clark
1996 Vorona berivotrensis gen. et sp. nov. Forster, Chiappe, Krause, & Sampson
1996 Eoalulavis hoyasi gen. et sp. nov. Sanz, Chiappe, Pérez-Moreno, Buscalioni, Moratalla, Ortega, & Poyato-Ariza
1995 Avisaurus gloriae sp. nov. Varrichio & Chiappe
1994 Neuquenornis volans gen. et sp. nov. Chiappe & Calvo
1993 Mononychus olecranus gen. et sp. nov. Altangerel, Norell, Chiappe, & Clark
1988 Amargasuchus minor gen. et sp. nov. Chiappe
1988 Caiman tremembensis sp. nov. Chiappe


  • Chiappe, L.M.; Qingjin, M. 2016. Birds of Stone. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), ISBN 978-1421420240.
  • Chiappe, L.M. 2007. Glorified Dinosaurs: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds. (Wiley-Liss,2007), ISBN 978-0471247234.
  • Dingus, L.; Chiappe, L.M. The Tiniest Giants: Discovering Dinosaur Eggs (Doubleday Books, 1999), ISBN 0385326424.
  • Chiappe, L.M.; Dingus, L. Walking on Eggs: The Astonishing Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia (Scribner, 2001), ISBN 0-7432-1377-7.
  • Chiappe, L.M.; Dingus, L. The Lost Dinosaurs: The Astonishing Discovery of the World's Largest Prehistoric Nesting Ground (Abacus, 2002), ISBN 0-3491-1351-3
  • Chiappe, L.M.; Witmer L. Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs (University of California Press, 2002), ISBN 0-520-20094-2.

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