Samuel Paul Welles (November 9, 1907–August 6, 1997)[1] was an American palaeontologist, who was Research Associate at the Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley. He took part in excavations at the 'Placerias Quarry' in 1930, and the Shonisaurus discoveries of 1954 and later, in what is now the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. He is most famous for describing the dinosaur Dilophosaurus in 1954 and the marine reptile Hydrotherosaurus.


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