Patricia Vickers-Rich

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Patricia Vickers-Rich (born 11 July 1944), also sometimes known as Patricia Rich, is an Australian palaeontologist and ornithologist of American origin. She has published several award-winning books on popular science. She is married to palaeontologist Tom Rich. Her daughter, Leaellyn Rich, discoved Leaellynasaura.

Education and career[edit]

Vickers-Rich was born and educated in the United States. She obtained a BA in paleontology in 1966 at the University of Berkeley, and an MA in geology in 1969 and PhD in 1973 at Columbia University. She migrated to Australia in 1976, since when she has held a succession of academic positions at Monash University, Melbourne.[1]

Career and professional positions[edit]


As well as numerous scientific papers, books authored or co-authored by Vickers-Rich include:

Literary awards[edit]


  1. ^ Walker, Rosanne; & Alafaci, Annette (Modified 2007-03-27). "Vickers-Rich, Patricia". Biographical entry. Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 2012-04-06.