Gábor Botfalvai, PhD

ELTE TTK Department of Palaeontology; Hungarian Natural History Museum


Research subject:

Sedimentological, taphonomical and palaeoecological investigations of vertebrate sites.


Research projects:

Sedimentological description and palaeoenvironmental implication of the Triassic Villány vertebrate locality

Vertebrate fossils as geochemical proxies for biostratigrahical investigation and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction

Determination of social behaviour of ankylosaurs


Contact info:

Tel: 06 30 4958 419

e-mail: botfalvai.gabor@gmail.com




Most important publications:

Ősi, A., Botfalvai, G., Albert, G., Hajdu, Zs., (in press): The dirty dozen: Taxonomical and taphonomical overview of an unique ankylosaurian (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) assemblage from the Santonian Iharkút locality, Hungary. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments


Botfalvai, G., Csiki-Sava, Z., Grigorescu, D., Vasile, S., (2017): Taphonomical and palaeoecological investigation of the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Tustea vertebrate assemblage (Romania; Hatag Basin) – insights into a unique dinosaur nesting locality. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 468: 228-262


Botfalvai, G., Haas, J., Bodor, E., R., Mindszenty, A., Ősi., A. (2016): Facies architecture and palaeoenvironment implications of the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Csehbánya Formation at the Iharkút vertebrete locality (Bakony Mts, Northwestern Hungary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441: 659-678


Botfalvai, G., Ősi, A., Mindszenty, A., (2015): Taphonomical and Palaeoecological investigation of the Late Cretaceous (Santonian) Iharkút vertebrate assemblage (northwestern Hungary; Bakony Mts.). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 417: 379-405


Botfalvai, G., Prondvai, E., Ősi, A., (2014): Inferred bite marks on a Late Cretaceous (Santonian) bothremydid turtle and a hylaeochampsid crocodilean from Hungary. Cretaceous Research, 50: 204-317.