PD Dr. Oliver Hampe

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin

Phone +49 (0)30 2093 8678
Fax +49 (0)30 2093 8868
E-Mail oliver.hampe(at)mfn-berlin.de


  • Curator for fossil Mammals and Geology
  • Head of Vertebrate Palaeontology

Research interests

  • Palaeozoic Sharks
  • Pliosaurs 
  • Cetaceans

Research projects

  • Ceatceans from the middle/late Miocene of Groß Pampau, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Palaeoecology und biogeography of Eosqualodon from the late Oligocene of Bünde/Westphalia 
  • Eocene and Mio-/Pliocene whale finds from Iran
  • Lower Cretaceous elasmosaurs from Gronau/Westphalia
  • Fishfauna from the Late Permian of Zagros Basin, Iran 
  • Vertebrate remains from the Gharif Formation, Lower Permian, Oman
  • Dinosaur vertebral palaeopathology
  • Revision of Halitherium (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Oligocene of Europe (Ph.D. student Voß)
  • Otolith-based fishfaunas from the marine lower Oligocene of the Mainz Basin – appraisal, revision, palaeobiogeography (Ph.D. student Syring)

Last update: 06.03.2014