B.Sc. Gaël Spicher

As part of my Master's thesis, I am describing Lower Jurassic Eurhinosaur (ichthyosaur) specimens from Mistelgau. The aim of this thesis is to determine whether these specimens are similar to specimens found in the Posidonia Shale (e.g. in Holzmaden), which are slightly older than Mistelgau. Besides marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs, I have a strong interest in the palaeontology of turtles and am working on several side projects, especially with three-dimensional models obtained by segmentation.


    • Spicher, G. E., Sertich, J. J., Girard, L. C., Joyce, W. G., Lyson, T. R., & Rollot, Y. (2023).   A description of a Denazinemys nodosa specimen (Testudinata, Baenidae) from the Late Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah. Fossil Record, 26(2), 151-170.

    Former institution

    • Research Group von Prof. Dr. Walter Joyce an der Universität Fribourg/Freiburg in der Schweiz (Bachelor Diplom)

    Field work

    2023 - Bonenburg Ausgrabungen
    2022 - Jurassica Field School (in Chevenez, Schweiz)

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    B.Sc. Gaël Spicher


    Meckenheimer Allee 176

    53115 Bonn


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