Larry Martin

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Larry Dean Martin (December 8, 1943 – March 9, 2013) was an American vertebrate paleontologist and curator of the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center at the University of Kansas.[1] Among Martin's work is research on the Triassic reptile Longisquama and theropod dinosaur (or fossil bird) Caudipteryx and Dakotaraptor. According to the University of Kansas, he "has been a leading opponent of the theory that birds are 'living dinosaurs.'" He has also appeared in a few television documentaries about dinosaurs, including Jurassic Fight Club.

He died of cancer at the age of 69 on March 9, 2013, after a long battle with the disease.


  1. ^ "University mourns death of Professor Larry Martin | The University of Kansas | The University of Kansas". Retrieved 2013-03-15.

External links

  • KU paleontologist to lecture on 4-winged wonder and feathered dinosaurs (Kansas University press release)
  • Kansas University Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center
  • University of Kansas Departmental Profile

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