Júlio is currently a PhD student working with Dr Max Langer at the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil. He will be joining our research group for one year from July 2016 as a visiting PhD student funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Júlio completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Centro Universitário “Barão de Mauá” and his Master’s degree at the Universidade de São Paulo, working on fossil eggs from the Upper Cretaceous of the Bauru Group, Brazil.

Júlio’s PhD research is focused on the early radiation, evolution and biogeography of dinosaurs, and is co-supervised by Dr Richard Butler and Dr Jonathas Bittencourt.


Cabreira, S. F. et al. 2016. A unique Late Triassic dinosauromorph assemblage reveals dinosaur ancestral anatomy and diet. Current Biology 26:3090–3095.

MARSOLA, J. C. A., Batezelli, A., Montefeltro, F. C., Grellet-Tinner, G., Langer, M. C. 2016. Palaeoenvironmental characterization of a crocodilian nesting site from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil and the evolution of crocodyliform nesting strategies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 457:221–232.

Franca, M. A. G., MARSOLA, J. C. A., Riff, D., Hsiou, A. S., Langer, M. C. 2016. New lower jaw and teeth referred to Maxakalisaurus topai (Titanosauria: Aeolosaurini) and their implications for the phylogeny of titanosaurid sauropods. PeerJ 4:e2054.

Godoy, P. L., Bronzati, M., Eltink, E., MARSOLA, J. C. A., Cidade, G. M., Langer, M. C., Montefeltro, F. C. 2016. Postcranial anatomy of Pissarrachampsa sera (Crocodyliformes, Baurusuchidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil: insights on lifestyle and phylogenetic significance. PeerJ 4:e2075. 

MARSOLA, J.C.A., Grellet-Tinner, G., Montefeltro, F.C., Sayão, J.M., Hsiou, A.S. & Langer, M.C. 2014. The first fossil avian egg from Brazil. Alcheringa 38:563–567.

MARSOLA, J.C.A., Grellet-Tinner, G., Montefeltro, F.C. & Langer, M.C. 2014.The first Pan-Podocnemididae turtle egg from the Presidente Prudente Formation (Late Cretaceous, Bauru Group), Brazil. Zootaxa 3872:187–194.