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Dr. Veronica Diez-Diaz

Veronica Diez-Diaz
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

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



Research Interests:

  • Titanosaurian (Sauropoda) systematics, phylogeny and palaeobiogeography.
  • Biomechanics of Sauropoda.
  • Digitalization techniques and methods.

Research projects:

  • Anatomy and biomechanics of the tail of Neosauropoda: reconstruction of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the tail by means of 3D modeling, and establishment of a biomechanical framework for tail variability in different sauropod groups.
  • Titanosaurs from the Ibero-Armorican Island: study of the titanosaurian diversity from the Late Cretaceous of southwestern Europe (Iberian Peninsula and South France).
  • Assessment of the best way(s) to digitize fossil specimens by using different digitalization techniques at the Palaeontology Collection of the Museum für Naturkunde (Berlin, Germany).

Publications (selection)


Holwerda, F.M., Díez Díaz, V., Blanco, A., Montie, R., and Reumer, J.W.F. 2018. Could Late Cretaceous sauropod tooth morphotypes provide supporting evidence for faunal connections between North Africa and Southern Europe? PeerJ.


Díez Díaz, V., Garcia, G., Pereda Suberbiola, X., Jentgen, B., Stein, K., Godefroit, P. and Valentin, X. 2018. The ttitanosaurian dinosaur Atsinganosaurus velauciensis (Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France: new material, phylogenetic affinities, and palaeobiogeographical implications. Cretaceous Research 91: 429-456.


Vidal, D., and Díez Díaz, V. 2017. Reconstructing hypothetical sauropod tails by means of 3D digitization: Lirainosaurus astibiae as case study. Journal of Iberian Geology 43(2): 293-305.

Díez Díaz, V., Mocho, P., Páramo, A., Escaso, F., Marcos-Fernández, F., Sanz, J.L. and Ortega, F. 2016. A new titanosaur (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Lo Hueco (Cuenca, Spain). Cretaceous Research 68: 49-60.

Díez Díaz, V., Ortega, F. and Sanz, J.L. 2014. Titanosaurian teeth from the Late Cretaceous of “Lo Hueco” (Cuenca, Spain). Cretaceous Research 51: 285-291.

Díez Díaz, V., Pereda Suberbiola, X. and Sanz, J.L. 2013. Appendicular skeleton and dermal armour of the titanosaur Lirainosaurus astibiae (Dinosauria: Sauropoda). Palaeontologia Electronica, 16 (2); 19A; 18p.

Díez Díaz, V., Pereda Suberbiola, X. and Sanz, J.L. 2013. The axial skeleton of the titanosaur Lirainosaurus astibiae (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Latest Cretaceous of Spain. Cretaceous Research 43: 145-160.

Díez Díaz, V., Tortosa, T. and Le Loeuff, J. 2013. Sauropod diversity in the Latest Cretaceous of south-western Europe: the lessons of odontology. Annales de Paléontologie, 99 (2): 119-129.

Díez Díaz, V., Garcia, G., Knoll, F., Pereda Suberbiola, X. and Valentin, X. 2012. New cranial remains of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous of Fox-Amphoux-Métisson (Var, SE France). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 123 (4): 626-637.

Díez Díaz, V., Pereda Suberbiola, X. and Sanz, J.L. 2012. Juvenile and adult teeth of the titanosaurian dinosaur Lirainosaurus (Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Iberia. Geobios, 45 (3): 265-274.