Tyler Keillor has been a fossil preparator and paleoartist in Paul Sereno’s laboratory since 2001. He is now the current lab manager as well. 

Here, he has collaborated with Paul and the rest of the staff to restore the skeletons and sculpt flesh models for some of the most extraordinary recent paleontological discoveries. In 2012, Tyler’s reconstruction of the dinosaur Heterodontosaurus won the Lanzendorf Paleoart Prize, presented by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Tyler and his wife Kari are the proud parents of Cole, who started memorizing dinosaur names before 2 ½ years of age!


Eodromaeus skull and flesh

Nigersaurus skeletal and flesh

Rugops skull and flesh