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Dr. Daniela Schwarz

Daniela Schwarz
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin



Research Interests
  • Sauropod dinosaurs: Pneumaticity of the axial skeleton, anatomy and functional morphology of the vertebral column, taxonomy and phylogeny
  • Archaeopteryx: Pneumaticity of the axial skeleton, anatomy, studies under UV light conditions
  • Mesozoic Crocodylomorpha: Taxonomy and phylogeny, anatomy and functional aspects of skull and postcranial skeleton
  • Application of computed tomography and Finite-Element based methods to questions related with anatomy and function in fossil archosaurs


Publications (Selection)

Knoll, F., Witmer, L. M., Ortego, F., Ridgely, R.C. & Schwarz-Wings, D. (2012). The Braincase of the Basal Sauropod Dinosaur Spinophorosaurus and 3D Reconstructions of the Cranial Endocast and Inner Ear. - PLoS ONE, 7 (1): 12 pp.

Fechner, R. & Schwarz-Wings, D. (2013). The muscles of the infrapubic abdominal wall of a six month-old Crocodylus niloticus (Crocodylia: Reptilia). - Anat Histol Embryol, 42 (3): 175-182.

Manning, P. L., Edwards, N. P., Wogelius, R. A., Bergmann, U., Barden, H. E., Larson, P., Schwarz-Wings, D., Egerton, V. M., Sokaras, D., Morib, R. A. & Sellers, W. I. (2013). Synchrotron-based chemical imaging reveals plumage patterns in a 150 million year old early bird. - Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 28: 1024-1030.

Schwarz-Wings, D. (2014). The feeding apparatus of Dyrosauridae (Crocodyliformes). - Geological Magazine, 151 (1): 144-166

Witzmann, F., Schwarz-Wings, D., Hampe, O., Fritsch, G., Asbach, P. (2014) Evidence of Spondyloarthropathy in the Spine of a Phytosaur (Reptilia: Archosauriformes) from the Late Triassic of Halberstadt, Germany. PLoS ONE, 9(1): e85511. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.008551

Schwarz-Wings, D. & Böhm, N. (2014). A morphometric approach to the specific separation of the humeri and femora of Dicraeosaurus from the Late Jurassic of Tendaguru/Tanzania. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59 (1): 81-98

Schilling, R., Barck, M., Weinhold, J., Wings, O., Schwarz-Wings,D., Jastram, B., Issever, A. S. (2014). Virtual reconstruction and 3D print of a dinosaur vertebra. – Radiology, 270 (3): 864-871

Schwarz-Wings, D., Milàn, J. & Gravesen, P. (2014). A new eusuchian (Crocodylia) tooth from the Early or Middle Paleocene, with a description of the Early–Middle Paleocene boundary succession at Gemmas Allé, Copenhagen, Denmark. - Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, 62: 17-26

Schwarz, D., Kosch, J., Fritsch, G. & Hildebrandt, T. (2015). Dentition and tooth replacement of Dicraeosaurus hansemanni (Dinosauria, Sauropoda, Diplodocoidea) from the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 35 (6): e1008134