Department of Evolutionary Paleobiology

Tomasz SZCZYGIELSKI, Ph.D. Student

Triassic turtles, genesis of Testudines; diversity, evolution and phylogeny of reptiles


Personal data

Tomasz Sczygielski
Born 4 January 1989 in Warsaw, Poland

Academic degrees 
  • 2013 – Ph.D. student at the International Doctoral Studies Course in the Biological Sciences with the PAS in Warsaw; Institute of Paleobiology PAS, scientific supervisor Professor Magdalena Borsuk-Białynicka, Ph.D., D.Sc. 
  • 2013 – M.Sc. in biology; The genesis of turtles (Testudines) based on the new materials from the Triassic of Poland; Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences
  • 2011 – B.Sc. in biology; The genesis of turtles (Testudines) – the current state of knowledge; Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Scientific meetings
  • 5th Turtle Evolution Symposium (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2015 –13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (Opole, Poland)
  • 2012 – Symposium on Turtle Evolution (Tübingen, Germany)

Field work/expeditions
  • 2013 – participation in scientific expedition to Vyazniki (Russia)
  • 2012 – participation in excavations in Poręba and organization of a collegiate trip to that locality
  • 2011 – participation in excavations in Krasiejów and Lisowice

  • 2012 – organization of classes in Museum of Evolution (Warsaw) for the students of Warsaw University of Life Sciences


Conference abstracts and posters

Sulej, T.  and Szczygielski, T. 2012. New Turtles from the Triassic of Poland. In: Symposium on Turtle Evolution 2012, Abstracts: 41. University of Tübingen, Department of Geosciences, Tübingen, Germany.


Tomasz Szczygielski
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND
phone: (+48 22) 6978-893; room 147