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Jaap Hillenius, Ph.D.


Address: HWWE 205
Phone: 843.953.2297


B.S. cum Laude - Rijks Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands

Ph.D. - Oregon State University,  Corvallis, Oregon

Courses Taught

BIOL 323 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Special Topic Courses

  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Mammalogy
  • Dinosaur Biology


In Press Chinsamy, A. and Hillenius, W.J.  Dinosaur Physiology.  In: The Dinosauria, 2nd ed. D.B. Weishampel and H. Osmólska (eds.). University of California Press.

In Press (2000) Rehorek, S.J., Hillenius, W.J., Quan, W. and Halpern, M.  Passage of the Harderian gland secretions to the vomeronasal organ of Thamnophis spp. (Serpentes, Colubridae). Canadian Journal of Zoology.

2000 Hillenius, W.J.  The septomaxilla of non-mammalian synapsids: soft-tissue correlates and a new functional interpretation.  Journal of Morphology 245:29-50. [Abstract]

2000 Jones, T.D., Ruben, J.A., Martin, L.D., Kurochkin, E.N., Feduccia, A., Maderson, P.F.A., Hillenius, W.J., Geist, N.R., and Alifanov, V.   Nonavian feathers in a Late Triassic archosaur. Science 288:2202-2205.

1999 Ruben, J.A., Dal Sasso, C., Geist, N.R., Hillenius, W.J., Jones, T.D., and Signore, M.   Pulmonary function and metabolic physiology in theropod dinosaurs. Science 283:514-516.

1998 Ruben, J.A., Jones, T.D., Geist, N.R., and Hillenius, W.J.   Lung ventilation and gas exchange in theropod dinosaurs. Response to Letters, Science 281:45-48.

1997 Ruben, J.A., Jones, T.D., Geist, N.R., and Hillenius, W.J.   Lung structure in theropod dinosaurs and early birds. Science 278:1267-1270.

1997 Ruben, J.A., Leitch, A., Hillenius, W.J., and Geist, N.   New insights into the metabolic physiology of dinosaurs. Pp 505 - 518. In: The Complete Dinosaur. J.O. Farlow and M.K. Brett-Surman (eds.). Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

1997 Hillenius, W.J.   Mammalia.   Pp. 281-283. In: 1997 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill, New York.

1996 Ruben, J.A., Hillenius, W.J., Geist, N.R., Leitch, A., Jones, T.D., Currie, P.J., Horner, J.R., and Espe, G.   The metabolic status of some Late Cretaceous dinosaurs.  Science 273:1204-1207.

1994 Hillenius, W.J.   Turbinates in therapsids: evidence for endothermy in mammal-like reptiles. Evolution 48:207-229.

1992 Hillenius, W.J.   The evolution of nasal turbinates and mammalian endothermy. Paleobiology 18:17-29.