Lee, Yuong-Nam
Vertebrate Paleontology
Paleontology Laboratory
Office : Bldg 25-1 Room 510 / +82-2-880-6737
Lab. : Bldg 25-1 Room 509 / +82-2-880-2241

Research Topic

The long term objectives of my research are to understand the geological and biological history of Northeastern Asia during the Phanerozoic by using the vertebrate body and trace fossils such as fishes, sauropsids, and mammals.


  • Ph.D., Vertebrate Paleontology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA, 1995
  • M.S., Paleontology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1986
  • B.S., Geology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1984


  • Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2015-
  • Vice President, ADA (Asia Dinosaur Association), 2013-
  • Director, Geological Museum, KIGAM, 2010-2015
  • Leader of Korea-Mongolia International Dinosaur Expedition, 2006-2011


  1. Yuong-Nam Lee, Dal-Yong Kong and Seung-Ho Jung, (2020). The first possible choristoderan trackway from the Lower Cretaceous Daegu Formation of South Korea and its implications on choristoderan locomotion. Scientific Reports, 10, 14442, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71384-1
  2. Su-Hwan Kim, Yuong-Nam Lee, Jin-Young Park, Sungjin Lee and Hang-Jae Lee, (2020). The first record of redfieldiiform fish (Actinopterygii) from the Upper Triassic of Korea: implications for paleobiology and paleobiogeography of Redfieldiiformes. Gondwana Research, 80, 275-284, doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2019.11.008
  3. Jin-Young Park, Yuong-Nam Lee, Philip J. Currie, Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, Eva Koppelhus, Rinchen Barsbold, Octávio Mateus, Sungjin Lee and Su-Hwan Kim, (2020). Additional skulls of Talarurus plicatospineus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauridae) and implications for paleobiogeography and paleoecology of armored dinosaurs. Cretaceous Research, 108, 104340, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104340