Dale A. Winkler

D Winkler

Adjunct Faculty
Research Professor
Director, Shuler Museum of Paleontology


Phone: 214-768-2898
Email: dwinkler@smu.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D., Texas at Austin


  • Vertebrate phylogeny and evolution
  • Morphometrics
  • Understanding past environments through the use of paleoecology, taphonomy, and depositional and stratal systems

Selected Publications

Winkler, D. A. and A. J. Winkler. 2020. New records of Late Pleistocene ungulates (Bootherium and Tapirus) from north central Texas. Paludicola 12(4): 321-332.

Andrzejewski, K., Polcyn, M. J., Winkler, D. A., Gomani Chindebvu, E., and Jacobs, L. L. 2019. The braincase of Malawisaurus dixeyi (Sauropoda: Titanosauria): A 3D reconstruction of the brain endocast and inner ear. PLoS ONE, 14(2): e0211423. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211423.

Andrzejewski, K., Winkler, D. A., and Jacobs, L. L. 2019. A new basal ornithopod (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Early Cretaceous of Texas. PLoS ONE 14(3): e0207935. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207935.

Graf, J., N. J. Tabor, K. Ferguson, D. A. Winkler, Y.-N. Lee, S. May, and L. L. Jacobs. 2018. Diagenesis of dinosaur eggshell from the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 494: 65-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.011.

Winkler, A., D. Winkler, and T. Harrison. 2016. Forelimb anatomy of Serengetilagus praecapensis (Mammalia: Lagomorpha): a Pliocene leporid from Laetoli, Tanzania. Historical Biology 28(1-2): 251-262.

Wichura, H., L. L. Jacobs, A. Lin, M. J. Polcyn, F. K. Manthi, D. A. Winkler, M. R. Strecker, and M. Clemens. 2015. A 17 million year old whale constrains onset of uplift and climate change in East Africa.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(13): 3910-3915.

Winkler, D. A., Polcyn, M. J., and Jacobs, L. L. 2013. New material of Paluxysaurus jonesi (Dinosauria, Sauropoda), a large Comanchean nonmammalian tetrapod from Texas. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 103: 459-469.

Gomani, E.M., Jacobs, L.L., and Winkler, D.A., 1999. Comparison of the African titanosaurian, malawisaurus, with a North American Early Cretaceous sauropod. In Tomida, Y., Rich, T.H., and Vickers-Rich, P. (eds.), Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium, National Science Museum Monographs (Japan) 15: 223-233.

Jacobs, L.L., and Winkler, D.A., 1998, Mammals, archosaurs, and the Early to Late Cretaceous transition in north-central Texas. In Tomida, Y., Flynn, L.J., and Jacbos, L.L. (eds.), Advances in Vertebrate Paleontology and Geochronology, National Science Museum Monographys (Japan) 14: 253-280.

Winkler, D.A., Murry, P.A., Jacobs, L.L., 1997, A New species of Tenontosaurus (Ornithopoda, Dinosauria) from the Early Cretaceous of Texas, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17(3), 330-348.

Winkler, D.A., 1997, Glen Rose, Texas, In P.Currie and K. Padian (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, Academic Press, New Yorki, p. 280.

Jacobs, L.L., Winkler, D.A., and Gomani, E.M., 1996, Cretaceous dinosaurs of Africa: Examples from Cameroon and Malawi. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 39(3), 595-610.

Winkler, D.A., Jacobs, L.L., Lee, Y.-N., Murry, P.A., 1995, Sea level fluctuation and terrestrial faunal change in north-central Texas. In Sun, A. and Wang, Y. (eds.), Sixth Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Short Papers, China Ocean Press, Beijing, 175-177.

Jacbos, L.L., Winkler, D.A., Murry, P.A., Maurice, J.M., 1994, A nodosaurid scuteling from the Texas shore of the Western Interior Seaway. In Carpenter, K., Hirsch, K.F., and Horner, J.R., Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, Cambridge Univesity Press, Cambridge, 337-346.

Jacobs, L.L., Winkler, D.A., Downs, W.R., and Gomani, E.M., 1993, New material of an Early Cretaceous titanosaurid sauropod dinosaur from Malawi, Palaeontology 36(3), 523-534.

Jacobs, L.L., Winkler, D.A., Downs, W.R., 1992, Malawi's paleontological heritage, Occasional Papers of the Malawi Department of Antiquities, 1,5-22.

Jacobs,B.F., and Winkler, D.A., 1992, Taphonomy of a middle Miocene autochthonous forest assemblage, Ngorora Formation, central Kenya, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, , 99, 31-40.

Jacobs, L.L., Winkler, D.A., Murry, P.A., 1991, On the age and correlation of Trinity mammals, Early Cretaceous of Texas, U.S.A., Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 24, 35-43.

Murry, P.A., Winkler, D.A, Jacobs, L.L., 1991, An azhdarchid pterosaur humerus from the Lower Cretaceous Glen Rose Formation of Texas, Journal of Paleontology, 65(1), 167-170.

Winkler, D.A., Jacobs, L.L., Congleton, J.D., Downs, W.R., 1991, Life in a sand sea: Biota from Jurassic interdunes, Geology, 19, 889-892.