Department of Evolutionary Paleobiology


Magdalena BORSUK-BIAŁYNICKA, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor


Mesozoic lizards; Triassic diapsids


CURRICULUM VITAE



Personal data
Magdalena Borsuk-Białynicka
born 29 January 1940 in Warsaw


Academic degree

  • 2001 Professor in paleontology
  • 1982 D.Sc., Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences (Anguimorphan lizards from the Upper Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert)
  • 1971 Ph.D.,  Warsaw University Faculty of Geology (Studies on Pleistocene rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis)
  • 1961 M.Sc., Warsaw University Faculty of Geology (Pliocene instectivores from Polish krass)

Awards and scholarschips
  • 2009 Biology Faculty of Polish Academy of Sciences award for coauthorship and coeditorship of the monography Palaeontologia Polonica “An Early Triassic vertebrate assemblage from karst deposits at Czatkowice, Poland” Palaeontologia Polonica 299, 65
  • 1998 Scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Lizard studies at the Institut und Museum Alexander Koenig i Senckenberg Museum)
  • 1982 Scientific Secretary of Polish Academy of Sciences aword for the paper „Anguimorphans and related lizards”; Palaeontologia Polonica 46
  • 1974 Faculty of Biology Polish Academy of Sciences aword for the paper „Studies on the Pleistocene rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (Blumenbach, 1807). Palaeontologia Polonica 29

Participation in scientific meetings/expeditions

  • 2009 Conference Fossil vertebrates–morfology, systematics evolution; Wrocław, Poland (lecture)
  • 1991 Symposium Mesosoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota; Oslo, Norway (lecture)
  • 1985 Meeting of the Societas Herpetologica Europea; Praha, Czech Republic (lecture)
  • 1983 Symposium of Vertebrate Morphology; Giessen, Germany (lecture)
  • 1981 Symposium Mesosoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota; Jadwisin, Poland (lecture, field trips)
  • 1964 Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition; Gobi Desert, Mongolia
  • 1975 – 1976 Field works in Holy Cross Mountains: exploration of Devonian agnathan fishes from Świętomarz Śniadka profile.

Grants and international projects

  • 2000 – 2003 Polish Committee of Scientific Research grant nr 6 P04D 07219: Origin and earliest evolution of Archosauriformeson the basis of fossil record from Poland
  • 1996 – 1998 Research grant of the British-Polish Joint Research Programme: Microvertebrate fauna form karst deposits of Poland

Editorial work
  • 2009 co-editor of Palaeontologia Polonica vol. 65
  • 1990 – 1997 assistant editor of a monographic series Palaeontologia Polonica

Teaching
  • 1964 – 1975, 1986 – 1991, 1997 – 1998, 1993 – 1996 Geological Faculty of the Warsaw University: lectures and laboratory exercises on vertebrate paleontology, comparative anatomy, zoology and zoogeography, vertebrate Quaternary fauna 
  • 1990, 1992,1994, 1996, 1998 Geological Faculty of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań: monographic lectures on vertebrate paleontology
  • studium GEOBIOS seminars on vertebrate paleontology
  • supervising 6 M.Sc. at Warsaw University, University of Adam Mickiewicz, and Silesian University
  • six Ph.D. reviews at Warsaw University, Białystok University, Wrocław University, and Institute of Animal Systematics and Evolution Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow
  • three habilitation reviews at the Institute of Animal Systematics and Evolution Polish Academy of Sciences Cracow

Current PhD students

  • Marek Dec (Agnathan fishes)
  • Piotr Skrzycki (Triassic Dipnoi)
  • Dawid Surmik (Triassic marine reptiles)

Interests
  • vertebrate paleontology
  • functional analysis
  • phylogenetics


Publications



Original articles

Borsuk-Białynicka, M.
1968. Allacerops turgaica minor Belayeva, 1954 (Rhinocerotidae) from the Oligocen of Ulan ganga (Western Gobi Desert). In: Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. Results of the Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expeditions. Palaeontologia Polonica 19: 153-159.

Młynarski, M. and Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1968. The first finding of Tretosternon aff. punctatum. Prace Muzeum Ziemi 12: 217-221.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1969. Lower Pliocene Rhinoceroses from Altan Teli (Western Mongolia). In: Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. Results of the Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expeditions. Palaeontologia Polonica 21: 73-92.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Wysoczański-Minkowicz, T. 1969. Mammuthus trogontherii from Rzochów. – Bulletin de l’Academie de Science. Geologie et Geographie 17: 145-147.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Jakubowski, G. 1972. The skull of Dicerorhinus merckii (jager) from Warsaw. Prace Muzeum Ziemi 20: 187-199.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1973. Studies on the pleistocene rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (Blimenbach, 1807). Palaeontologia Polonica 37: 5-97.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1977. A new camarasaurid sauropod Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii gen.n. sp.n. from the Upper Creataceous of Mongolia. In Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. Results of the Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expeditions. Palaeontologia Polonica 37: 5-64.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1978. Eopelobates leptocolaptus sp.n. the first Cretaceous pelobatid frog from Asia. In Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. Results of the Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expeditions . Palaeontologia Polonica 38: 57-63.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1983. The early phylogeny of Anguimorpha as implicated by craniological data. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 28.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1984. Anguimorphans and related lizards from the late Creatceous of the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Palaeontologia Polonica 46: 1-105 .

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Moody, S.M. 1984. Priscagaminae a new subfamily of the Agamidae (Sauria) from the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 29: 51-81.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1985. Carolinidae a new family of xenosaurid-like lizards from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 30: 151-176.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1988 Globaura venusta gen. et sp. n. and Eoxanta lacertifrons gen. et sp. n. non-teiid lacertotids from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia . Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 33; 211-248.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1988. New remains of Archaeoceti from the Paleogene of Antarctica. Polish Polar Research. 9: 437-445.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1990. Gobekko cretacicus gen. et sp. n. a new gekkonid lizard from the Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 35: 67-76.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Alifanow, W.R. 1991. First Asiatic „iguanid” lizards in the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 36: 325-342.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1996. The late Cretaceous Pleurodontagama and the origin of tooth permanency in Lepidosauria. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 41: 231-252.

Evans, S.E. & Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1998. A stem-group frog from the early Triassic of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 43, 4, 573-580.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M., Cook, E., Evans, S.E., Maryañska, T. 1999. A microvertebrate assamblage from the Early Triassic of Poland. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 44, 2, 167-188.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M., Lubka, M. Boehme, W. A 1999. A lizard from Baltic amber (Eocene) and the ancestry of the crown group lacertids. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 44, 4, 349-382.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Evans, S.E. 2002. The scapulocoracoid of an Early Triassic stem-frog from Poland Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47: 79-96.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M., Maryańska, T., Shishkin, M.A. 2003. New data on the age of the bone breccia from the locality Czatkowice 1 (Cracow Upland, Poland). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48: 153-155.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Evans, S.E. 2003. A basal archosauriform from the Early Triassic of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48: 649-652.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 2008. Evolution of the iliosacral joint in diapsid phylogeny. Neues Jahrbuch Für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 249, 297-311.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Lubka, M. 2009. Procolophonids from the Early Triassic of Poland. Palaeontologia Polonica 65, 107-144.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Evans, S.E. 2009. A new long-necked reptile (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha) from the Early Triassic of Poland. Palaeontologia Polonica 65, 203-234.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Evans, S.E. 2009. Cranial and mandibular osteology of the early Triassic archosauriform Osmolskina czatkowicensis from Poland. Palaeontologia Polonica 65, 235-282.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Sennikov, A. G. 2009. Archosauriform postcranial remains from the Early Triassic karst deposits of Southern Poland. Palaeontologica Polonica 65, 283-326.

Evans, S.E. and Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1998. A stem-group frog from the Early Triassic of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 43, 573-580.

Evans, S.E and Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 2009. A small lepidosauromorph reptile from the Lower Triassic of Poland Palaeontolgia Polonica 65, 179-202.

Evans, S.E and Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 2009. The Early Triassic stem-frog Czatkobatrachus from Poland. Palaeontolgia Polonica 65.


Conference abstracts

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1983. Comments on the kinetics of lizard skull. In: Duncker, H.-R. and Fleischer, G. (eds.) Forshritte der Zoologie 30. Vertebrate Morphology. Gustav Fischer Verlag Stuttgart, New York, 135-137.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1985. On the diagnosis of the Xenosauridae (Anguimorpha) In: Rocek, Z (ed.) Studies in Herpetology, Prague pp 213-218.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1991. Questions and controversies about Saurian Phylegeny. Mongolian Perspective. In: Kielan-Jaworowska, Z., Heinth, N. and Nakrem, H.A. (eds. ) Fifth Symposium on Mesosoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota. Contributions from the Paleontological Museum University of Oslo 364: 9-10.

Evans, S.E. & Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1998. A new small vertebrate assemblage from the Early Triassic of Poland - new data on the origin and evolution of lissamphiibians and lepidosauromorphs. - Asian Herpetological Congress, Kazakstan, August 1998.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Evans, S.E. 2003. A basal archosauriform from the Early Triassic of Poland. Abstracts of papers and posters with program, 1st EAVP Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, 15–19 July 2003.


Other

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1991. Creatceous lizard occurences in Mongolia. Cretaceous Research 12: 607-608

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. and Maryańska, T. Halszka Osmólska (1930-2008) In Memoriam. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53, 2, 206.cp.


Reviews

1992. Weishampel, D.B., Dodson, P. Osmólska, H. (red.) 1990. The Dinosauria. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 36,4, 392.

1994. Radwañska, U. 1992. Fish otoliths in the Middle Miocene (badenian) deposits of southern Poland - Acta Geologica Polonica. 42, 1-328. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 39,2, 180.

1994. Stefaniak, K. Natural endocranial cast of a delphinid (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from the Piczw limestones (Middle Miocene; Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland). - Acta Geologica Polonica 43, 115-119. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 39 (4) 392.

1997. Nadachowski A. & L. Werdelin. L. eds. 1996. Neogene and Quaternary mammals of the Palaearctic. Papers in mammal paleontology honoring Kazimierz Kowalski. - Acta Theriologica 42, 109-110. 1998. Bjerring, C.

1997. The question of the Eotriassic tetrapod genus Wetlugasaurus in Greenland and thoughts on the fossa coniformis entopterygoidea. - Meddelelser om Gronland, Geoscience 34, 1-25. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 43, 547-548.

2002. Weitschat W. and Wichard W. 2002 Atlas of Plants and Animals in Baltic Amber. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil. Munchen Genmany 256 pp Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47 (3) 420.

2003. Pierre-Olivier Antoine. 2002. Phylogenie et evolution des Elasmotheriina (Mammalia, Rhinicerotidae). Memoires du Museum national d’Histoire naturelle 188. Publications Scientifiques du Museum Paris, 359 pages - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48 (2).

2005. Ansuya Chinsamy-Turan 2005. The microstructure of dinosaur bone. Deciphering Biology with fine-scale techniques. X + 195 pp. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 50 (4).


Popular science papers

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1966 O nosorożcach plejstoceńskich. Przegląd Zoologiczny 10: 131-146.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1986. Wystawa " Ewolucja na Lądach" na tle polskiego muzealnictwa przyrodniczego. Nauka Polska 1986,1-2, 235-241.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 1996. Sto Milionów Lat Ewolucji Lepidosauromorpha i Pochodzenie Jaszczurek. Kosmos 45, 4. 623-644.

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. Dinozaury w nauce polskiej. Ewolucja nr.3. 2008, 28-34

Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 2009 „Czatkobatrachus polonicus i ewolucja płazów nowożytnych”. Biuletyn Muzeum Ewolucji Instytutu Paleobiologii PAN.




Contact



Magdalena Borsuk-Białynicka
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
00-818 Warszawa, POLAND
e-mail: borsuk.b@twarda.pan.pl
phone (+4822) 6978-892; room 122