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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




  • - Sauropod dinosaurs: Pneumaticity of the axial skeleton, anatomy and functional morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny in particular of sauropods from Tendaguru Formation
  • - Archaeopteryx: Pneumaticity of the axial skeleton, anatomy, application of modern imaging techniques
  • - Mesozoic Crocodylomorpha: Taxonomy and phylogeny, anatomy and functional aspects of skull and postcranial skeleton


Selected publications

Schwarz, D., Mannion, P. D., Wings, O. & Meyer, C. A. (2020). Re-description of the sauropod dinosaur Amanzia ("Ornithopsis/Cetiosauriscus") greppini n. gen. and other vertebrate remains from the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) Reuchenette Formation of Moutier, Switzerland. - Swiss Journal of Geology 113:2.

Schwarz, D., Kundrát, M., Tischlinger, H., Dyke, G. & Carney, R. (2019). Ultraviolet light illuminates the avian nature of the Berlin Archaeopteryx skeleton. - Scientific Reports, 9:6518. DOI:

Mannion, P. D., Upchurch, P., Schwarz, D. & Wings, O. (2919). Taxonomic affinities of the putative titanosaurs from the Late Jurassic Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania: phylogenetic and biogeographic implications for eusauropod dinosaur evolution. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 185:784-909. 

Kaye, T. G., Pittman, M., Mayr, G., Schwarz, D. & Xing, X. (2019). Detection of lost calamus challenges identity of isolated Archaeopteryxfeather. - Scientific Reports, 9:1182. DOI:

Schwarz, D., Raddatz, M. & Wings, O. (2017). Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis gen. nov. sp. nov., a new atoposaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Jurassic Langenberg Quarry (Lower Saxony, northwestern Germany), and its relationships to Theriosuchus. - PLoS ONE, 12(2):e0160617. DOI:

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. DOI:

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

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