Roger Lansing Grande

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Roger Lansing Grande

Roger Lansing "Lance" Grande (born February 16, 1951), U.S. biologist and paleoichthyologist.

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  • Grande, L. 1979 Eohiodon falcatus, a new species of hiodontid (Pisces) from the late Early Eocene Green River Formation of Wyoming. Journal of Paleontology vol. 53: 103–111. Reference page
  • Feldman, R.M., Grande, L., Birkhimer, C., Hannibal, J.T. & McCoy, D. 1981. Decapod fauna of the Green River Formation (Eocene) of Wyoming. Journal of Paleontology 55: 788–799.


  • Grande, L. 1982. A revision of the fossil genus †Diplomystus, with comments on the interrelationships of clupeomorph fishes. American Museum Novitates 2728: 1–34. PDF. Reference page
  • Grande, L. 1982. A revision of the fossil genus †Knightia, with a description of a new genus from the Green River Formation (Teleostei, Clupeidae). American Museum Novitates 2731, pp. 1–22. Reference page.
  • Grande, L., Eastman, J. & Cavender, T. 1982. Amyzon gosiutensis, a new catostomid fish from the Green River Formation. Copeia no. 3, pp. 523–532.



  • Grande, L. 1986. The first articulated teleost described from Cretaceous freshwater deposits of North America. Palaeontology vol. 29, part 2, pp. 365–371.


  • Grande, L. 1987. Redescription of †Hypsidoris farsonensis (Teleostei: Siluriformes) with a reassessment of its phylogenetic relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 24–54.
  • Grande, L. & Chatterjee, S. 1987. New Cretaceous fish fossils from Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Palaeontology vol. 30, part 4, pp. 829–837, London.


  • Grande, L. 1988. A well preserved paracanthopterygian fish (Teleostei) from freshwater Middle Paleocene deposits of Montana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology vol. 8: 117–130.


  • Ward, D.J. & Grande, L. 1991. Chimaeroid fishes from Seymour Island, Antarctica (Holocephali: Chondrichthys). Antarctic Science 3(3): 323–330. ResearchGate Reference page
  • Grande, L. & Bemis, W. 1991. Osteology and phylogenetic relationships of fossil and Recent paddlefishes (Polyodontidae) with comments on the interrelationships of Acipenseriformes. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 1 (supplement to vol. 11, no. 1, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology) pp. i–viii, 1–121.


  • Grande, L. & Bemis, W. 1996. Interrelationships of Acipenseriformes, with comments on "Chondrostei". Pp. 85–115 in Stiassny, M., Parenti, L. & Johnson, D (eds.) Interrelationships of Fishes. Reference page
  • Grande, L. & Bemis, W. 1996. Interrelationships of Acipenseriformes, with comments on "Chondrostei". Pp. 85-115 in Stiassny, M., L. Parenti & D. Johnson}} (eds.) Interrelationships of Fishes .


  • Grande, L. & Bemis, W.E. 1998. A comprehensive phylogenetic study of amiid fishes (Amiidae) based on comparative skeletal anatomy: an empirical search for interconnected patterns of natural history. Soc. Vert. Paleont. Mem. (Suppl. J. Vert. Paleont.) 4: 1–690. Reference page
  • Grande, L.. & Pinna, M. de, 1998. Description of a second species of the catfish †Hypsidoris, and a reevaluation of the genus and family †Hypsidoridae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3): 451–474.
  • Forey, P. & Grande, L. 1998. An African twin to the Brazilian †Calamopleurus (Actinopterygii: Amiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 179–195.
  • Rieppel, O. & Grande, L. 1998. A well-preserved fossil amphiumid from the Eocene Green River Formation of Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18: 700–708.


  • Grande, L. 1999. The first †Esox (Esocidae: Teleostei) from the Green River Formation, and a brief review of esocid fishes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(2): 271–292.
  • Grande, L. & Grande, T. 1999. A new species of †Notogoneus (Teleostei: Gonorynchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation of Montana, and the poor Cretaceous record of freshwater fishes from North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(4): 612–622.


  • Carvalho, M.R., Maisey, J.G. & Grande, L. 2004. Freshwater stingrays of the Green River Formation of Wyoming (Early Eocene), with the description of a new genus and species and an analysis of its phylogenetic relationships (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 284: 1–136.


  • Grande, L., & Hilton, E.J. 2006. An exquisitely preserved fossil sturgeon (Acipenseriformes: Acipenseridae: gen. et sp. nov.) from the Upper Cretaceous Judith River Formation of Montana. Memoir 4, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 80: 1–40.


  • Conrad, J.L., Rieppel, O. & Grande, L. 2007. A Green River (Eocene) polychrotid (Squamata: Reptilia) and a re-examination of iguanian systematics. Journal of Paleontology 81: 1365–1373.


  • Hilton, E.J. & Grande, L. 2008. Fossil Mooneyes (Teleostei: Hiodontiformes, Hiodontidae) from the Eocene of western North America, with a reassessment of their taxonomy. In Calvin L., Longbottom A., and Richter, M. (eds.) Fishes and the Break-up of Pangaea. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 295, 221–251.
  • Brito, P.M., Yabumoto, Y. & Grande, L. 2008. New amiid fish from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation, Araripe Basin, northeast Brazil. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28: 1–7.


  • Grande, L. & Hilton, E.J. 2009. A replacement name for Psammorhynchus Grande and Hilton, 2006 (Actinopterygii, Acipenseriformes, Acipenseridae). Journal of Paleontology 83: 317–318.


  • Grande, L. 2010. An empirical synthetic pattern study of gars (Lepisosteiformes) and closely related species, based mostly on skeletal anatomy. The resurrection of Holostei. Copeia 2A: 1–863. Abstract. Reference page
  • Hilton, E., Grande, L. & Bemis, W.E. 2011. Skeletal anatomy of the shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum Lesueur, 1818, and the systematics of sturgeons (Acipenseriformes, Acipenseridae). Fieldiana, Life and Earth Sciences no. 3: 1–185.



  • Grande, L. 2013. The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time. University of Chicago Press, 440 pp.
  • Smith, N., Grande, L., & Clarke, J.L. 2013. A new species of Threskiornithidae-like bird (Aves, Ciconiiformes) from the Green River Formation (Eocene) of Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 363–381.
  • Ksepka, D.T., Clarke, J.A., Nesbitt, S.J. & Grande, L. 2013. Fossil Evidence of Wing Shape in a Stem Relative of Swifts and Hummingbirds (Aves, Panapodiformes). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2013: 1–8.
  • Henrici, A.C.; Báez, A.M. & Grande, L. 2013. Aerugoamnis paulus, new genus and new species (Anura: Anomocoela): first reported anuran from the early Eocene (Wasatchian) Fossil Butte Member of the Green River Formation, Wyoming. Annals of Carnegie Museum 81(4): 295–309. DOI: 10.2992/007.081.0402 Reference page

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