Vertebrate Paleontology

Collection Manager Amy C. Henrici

Amy Henrici HenriciA@carnegiemnh.org
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213–4080
412.622.1915 or 3265

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Academic Training 

  • MS, 1989, Geology, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests 

  • Diversity and evolution of early fossil anurans
  • Phylogenetic relationships of primitive anurans
  • Paleozoic tetrapods

Experience in Fossil Preparation 

Field Work 

  • Permian Tetrapods from the North American southwest and central Europe
  • Eocene vertebrates from Wyoming
  • Triassic dinosaurs from New Mexico

Selected Publications  

  • In Press. Henrici, A C., T. Martens, D. S Berman, S. S. Sumida. An ostodolepid ‘microsaur’ (Lepospondyli) from the Lower Permian Tambach Formation of central Germany. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
  • 2008. Anderson, J. A., A. C. Henrici, S. S. Sumida, T. Martens, and D. S Berman. Georgenthalia clavinasica, a new genus and species of dissorophoid temnosondyl from the Early Permian of Germany, and the relationships of the family Amphibamidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28:61-75.
  • 2007. Klembara, J., D. S Berman, A. C. Henrici, A. Cernansky, R. Werneburg, and T. Martens. First description of skull of Lower Permian Seymouria sanjuanensis (Seymouriamorpha: Seymouriidae) at an early juvenile growth stage. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 76(1):53-72.
  • 2006. Müller, J., D. S Berman, A. C. Henrici, T. Martens, and S. S. Sumida. The enigmatic eureptile Thuringothyris mahlendorffae from the Lower Permian of Germany. Journal of Paleontology, 80:726-739.
  • 2006. Klembara, J., D. S Berman, A. C. Henrici, A. Cernansky, and Ralf Werneburg. Comparison of cranial anatomy and proportions of similarly sized Seymouria sanjaunenesis and Discosauriscus austriacus. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 75:37-49.
  • 2006. Henrici, A. C. and S. R. Haynes. Elkobatrachus brocki, a new pelobatid (Amphibia: Anura) from the Eocene Elko Formation of Nevada and pelobatid relationships. Annals of Carnegie Museum.
  • 2005. Zeigler, K.E., Lucas, S. G., Heckert, A.C., Henrici, A.C., and Berman, D.S. Taphonomy of the Lower Permian Cardillo Quarry, Chama Basin, north-central New Mexico. Pp. 297-301, in: New Mexico Geological Society, 56th Field Conference Guidebook, Geology of the Chama Basin.
  • 2005. Lucas, S. G., Harris, S.K., Spielmann, J.A., Berman, D.S., Henrici, A.C., Heckert, A.B., Zeigler, K.E., and Rinehart, L.F. Early Permian vertebrate assemblage and its biostratigraphic significance, Arroyo del Agua, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Pp. 288-296, in: New Mexico Geological Society, 56th Field Conference Guidebook, Geology of the Chama Basin.
  • 2005. G. Lucas, S. K. Harris, J. A. Spielmann, D. S Berman, A. C. Henrici, A. B. Heckert, K. E. Zeigler, and L. F. Rinehart. Early Permian vertebrate biostratigraphy at Arroyo del Agua, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Pp. 163-169, in: The Permian of Central New Mexico (Lucas, S. G., Zeigler, K. E., and Speilmann, J. A., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 31. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 31.
  • 2005. S. G. Lucas, S. K. Harris, J. A. Spielmann, D. S Berman, and A. C. Henrici. Vertebrate biostratigraphy and biochronology of the Pennsylvanian-Permian Cutler Group, El Cobre Canyon, northern New Mexico. Pp. 128-139, in: The Permian of Central New Mexico (Lucas, S. G., Zeigler, K. E., and Speilmann, J. A., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 31.New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 31.
  • 2005. S. G. Lucas, D. S Berman, A. C. Henrici, and A. P. Hunt. Bolosaurus from the Lower Permain at Arroyo del Agua, New Mexico and its biostratigraphic significance. Pp. 125-127, in: The Permian of Central New Mexico (Lucas, S. G., Zeigler, K. E., and Speilmann, J. A., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 31.
  • 2005. R. R. Reisz, D. S Berman, and A. C. Henrici. A new skull of the cochleosaurid amphibian Chenoprosopus (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) from the Early Permian of New Mexico. Pp. 253-255, in: The Nonmarine Permian (Lucas, S. G. and Zeigler, K. E., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 30.
  • 2005. T. Martens, D. S Berman, A. C. Henrici, and S. S. Sumida. The Bromacker Quarry – the most important locality of Lower Permian terrestrial vertebrate fossils outside of North America. Pp. 214-215, in: The Nonmarine Permian (Lucas, S. G. and Zeigler, K. E., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 30.
  • 2005. Klembara, J., D. S Berman, A. C. Henrici, A. Cernansky. New structure and reconstructions of the skull of the seymouriamorph Seymouria sanjuanensis Vaughn. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 74:217-224.
  • 2005. Harris, S. K., S. G. Lucas, D. S Berman, and A. C. Henrici. Diplocaulus cranial material from the Lower Abo Formation (Wolfcampian) of New Mexico and the stratigraphic distribution of the genus. Pp. 101-103, in: The Nonmarine Permian (Lucas, S. G. and Zeigler, K. E., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, 30.
  • 2005. Henrici, A. C., D. S Berman, S. G. Lucas, A. B. Heckert, L. F. Rinehart, and K. E. Zeigler. The carpus and tarsus of the Early Permian synaspid Sphenacodon ferox (Eupelycosauria: Sphenacodontidae). Pp. 106-110, in: The Nonmarine Permian (Lucas, S. G. and Zeigler, K. E., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, 30.
  • 2004. Harris, S. K., S. G. Lucas, D. S Berman, and A. C. Henrici. Vertebrate fossil assemblage from the upper Pennsylvanian Red Tanks Member of the Bursum Formation, Lucero Uplift, central New Mexico; in: S. G. Lucas and K. E. Zeigler (eds.), Carboniferous-Permian transition. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, 25: 267-284.
  • 2004. Berman, D. S, Henrici, A. C., Kissel, R., Sumida, S. S., and Martens, T. A new diadectid (Diadectomorpha), Orobates pabsti, from the Early Permian of central Germany. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 35:1-37.
  • 2003. Berman, D. S, and A. C. Henrici. Homology of the astragalus and structure and function of the tarsus of Diadectidae. Journal of Paleontology, 77(1):172-188.
  • 2003. Berman, D. S, A. C.Henrici, R. Kissel, S. S. Sumida, and T. Martens. A new diadectid (Diadectomorpha), Orobates pabsti, from the Early Permian of central Germany. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 16:1-37.
  • 2002. Henrici, A. C. Redescription of Eopelobates guthriei, a Late Eocene anuran from the Chadron Formation of South Dakota. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 71(41):241-259.
  • 2001. Berman, D. S, Reisz, R. R., Martens, T., and Amy C. Henrici. A new species of Dimetrodon (Synapsida: Sphenacodontidae) from the Lower Permian of Germany first record of the genus outside of North America. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 38:803-812.
  • 2001. Henrici, A. C. First occurrence of Xenopus (Anura: Pipidae) on the Arabian Peninsula: a new species from the Late Oligocene of the Republic of Yemen. Journal of Paleontology, 75(4):870-882.
  • 2000. Henrici, A. C. and A. M. Baez. Reassessment of the North American pelobatid anuran Eopelobates guthriei. Annals of Carnegie Museum. 69(3):145-156.
  • 2000. Berman D. S, A. C. Henrici, S. S. Sumida, and T. Martens. Redescription of Seymouria sanjuanensis (Seymouriomorpha) from the Lower Permian of Germany based complete, mature specimens with a discussion of Paleoecology of Bromacker locality assemblage. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20(2):253-268.
  • 2000. Berman, D. S, R. R. Reisz, D. Scott, A. C. Henrici, S. S. Sumida, and T. Martens. Earliest record of a terrestrial bipedal, parasagittal runner. Science, 290(5493):969-972.
  • 1999. Sumida, S.S., E.R. Lombard, D.S Berman, and A. C. Henrici. Late Paleozoic Amniotes and their near relatives from Utah and northeastern Arizona, with comments on Lower Permian biostratigraphy; in D. Gillette (ed.), Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah. Utah Geological Miscellaneous Publication, 99-1:31-43.
  • 1998. Henrici, A. C. A new pipoid anuran from the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation at Dinosaur National Monument, Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 18(2):321-332.
  • 1998. Berman, D. S, A.C. Henrici, and S.S. Sumida.  Taxonomic status of the Early Permian Helodectes paridens Cope (Diadectidae) with discussion of occlusion of diadectid marginal dentitions.  Annals of Carnegie Museum. 67(2):181-196.
  • 1998. Henrici, A. C. New anurans from the Rainbow Park microsite, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah. In The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation: An Interdisciplinary Study (K. Carpenter, D. J. Chure, and J. I. Kirkland, eds.). Modern Geology. 22:1-16.
  • 1994. Henrici, A. C. Tephrodytes brassicarvalis, new genus and species (Anura: Pelodytidae), from the Arikareean Cabbage Patch Beds of Montana, USA, and pelodytid–pelobatid relationships. Annals of Carnegie Museum. 63(2):155–183.
  • 1993. Henrici, A. C., and A. R. Fiorillo. Catastrophic death assemblage of Chelomophrynus bayi (Anura, Rhinophrynidae) from the Middle Eocene Wagon Bed Formation of central Wyoming. Journal of Paleontology. 67(6):1016–1026. Read the online description. 
  • 1991. Henrici, A. C. Chelomophrynus bayi (Amphibia, Anura, Rhinophrynidae), a new genus and species from the Middle Eocene of Wyoming: Ontogeny and relationships. Annals of Carnegie Museum. 60(2):97–144.