Daniel Brinkman
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Daniel Brinkman Museum Assistant

Museum Assistant


Division of Vertebrate Paleontology



1994 MPhil, Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
1991 MS, Geology, Michigan State University
1986 BS, Geology, Indiana University–Purdue University at Fort Wayne


Research Publications

Vizcaino, S.F., De Juliis, G., Brinkman, P.D., Kay, R.F., and D.L. Brinkman. 2017. On an album of photographs recording fossils in the “old collections” of the Museo de La Plata and Ameghino’s private collection at the beginning of the XXth century. Publicación Electrónica de la Asociación Paleontológica Argentina 17(1):14–23.


Young, R., Brinkman, D., Ghist, J., and B. Simmons. 2013.  “Rediscovery” of a fossil jawbone fragment collected by Arthur Lakes in 1878: a partial Pachyrhizodus dentary from the Pierre Shale of Colorado. Ridge Report 24(4): 18-22.


Brinkman, D. and N. Drew. 2011. Finally, evidence of Camarasaurus at Dinosaur Ridge. Ridge Report 22(4):18-20.


Brinkman, D. and N. Drew. 2010. New discoveries among old fossils: “collecting” dinosaurs in the Peabody basement. Yale Environmental News 15(2):14-15.


Brinkman, D. 2007. The unusual theropod from Montana. In: R. Volpe, ed., The Age of Reptiles: The Art and Science of Rudolph Zallinger's Great Dinosaur Mural at Yale (Second Edition). Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, pp. 58–59.

Roach, B.T. and D.L. Brinkman. 2007. A reevaluation of cooperative pack hunting and gregariousness in Deinonychus antirrhopus and other nonavian theropod dinosaurs. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 48(1):103–138.

Brinkman, D. and J. Pickering. 2006. The science behind the Peabody’s Torosaurus statue. Yale Environmental News 11(2):2–3.

Parker, W.G., D.L. Brinkman, M. Fox, J.A. Gauthier, W.G. Joyce and L.K. Murray. 2006. New additions to the fauna of the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of Utah. In: W.G. Parker, S.R. Ash and R.B. Irmis, eds., A Century of Research at Petrified Forest National Park: Geology and Paleontology. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 62, pp. 166–167.

Brinkman, D. 2002. What’s in a name? The meaning of Torosaurus. Explorer, The Newsletter of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, November–December 2002:2.

Hicks, J.F., D. L. Brinkman, D.J. Nichols and M. Watabe. 1999. Paleomagnetic and palynologic analyses of Albian to Santonian strata at Bayn Shire, Burkhant, and Khuren Dukh, eastern Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Cretaceous Research 20(6):829–850.

Holtz, T.R., D.L. Brinkman and C.L. Chandler. 1998. Denticle morphometrics and a possibly omnivorous feeding habit for the theropod dinosaur Troodon. GAIA, Geosciences Journal of the National Natural History Museum of the University of Lisbon 15:159–166.

Brinkman, D.L., R.L. Cifelli and N.J. Czaplewski. 1998. First occurrence of Deinonychus antirrhopus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Antlers Formation (Lower Cretaceous: Aptian—Albian) of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geological Survey Bulletin 146, pp. 1–27.

Cifelli, R.L. and D.L. Brinkman. 1998. Vertebrate paleontology. Geotimes 43(2):48–49.

Holman, A. and D. Brinkman. 1997. Richard J. Seltin, 1927-1997 (obituary). Society of Vertebrate Paleontology News Bulletin 171:69–70.

Cifelli, R.L., J.D. Gardner, R.L. Nydam and D.L. Brinkman. 1997. Additions to the vertebrate fauna of the Antlers Formation (Lower Cretaceous), southeastern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geology Notes 57(4):124–131.

Farlow, J.O. and D.L. Brinkman. 1994. Wear surfaces on the teeth of tyrannosaurs. In: G.D. Rosenberg and D.L. Wolberg, eds., Dino Fest. The Paleontological Society Special Publication 7, pp. 165–175.

Farlow, J.O., D.L. Brinkman, W.L. Abler and P.J. Currie. 1991. Size, shape, and serration density of theropod dinosaur lateral teeth. Modern Geology 16(1+2):161–198.

Argast, S., J.O. Farlow, R.M. Gabet and D.L. Brinkman. 1987. Transport-induced abrasion of fossil reptilian teeth: implications for the existence of Tertiary dinosaurs in the Hell Creek Formation, Montana. Geology 15(10):927–930.

Brinkman, D.L. and F.M. Conway. 1985. Textural and mineralogical analysis of a Stegosaurus (Reptilia: Ornithischia) plate. The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon 63(1):1–5.