Serjoscha Evers

Serjoscha Evers


I am a PhD Student of Roger Benson (Oxford) and Paul Barrett (NHM London). My project focusses on the early evolution of sea turtles. I am interested in how functional and sensory adaptations to a marine environment evolved in the group. The fossil record of sea turtles and the fact that this group is still extant today allows integration of paleoenvironmental, morphological, physiological, and genetic data, and yields great potential to understand interactions of evolution and ecology. On the side, I work on some projects dealing with basal tetanuran theropod osteology and systematics, which stems from my previous education in Munich.

Neenan J.M., Reich T., Evers S.W., Druckenmiller P.S., Voeten D.F.A.E., Choiniere J.N., Barrett P.M., Pierce S.E., Benson R.B.J. 2017. Evolution of the Sauropterygian Labyrinth with Increasingly Pelagic Lifestyles. Current Biology 27: 1-7; doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.069


Evers S.W., Rauhut O.W.M., Milner A.C., McFeeters B., Allain, R. 2015. The morphology
and systematic position of the theropod dinosaur Sigilmassasaurus from the ‘middle’
Cretaceous of Morocco. PeerJ 3:e1323; doi: 10.7717/peerj.1323


Foth C., Evers S.W., Pabst B., Mateus O., Flisch A., Patthey M., Rauhut O.W.M. 2015. New
insights into the lifestyle of Allosaurus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) based on another
specimen with multiple pathologies. PeerJ 3:e940; doi: 10.7717/peerj.940