Name Dr Peter Griffiths
Job Title Senior Lecturer in Anatomy & Developmental Physiology
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Tel 01902 321172

Biomedical science

1978 – 1981         B.Sc. Honours (Zoology) 1981

Zoology Department, University of Aberystwyth, Wales.


Honours Thesis: Analysis by autoradiography of the chondrogenic pattern in the amphibian limb: a problem of development and evolution.


1981- 1984           Ph.D. 1987

Zoology Department, University of Aberystwyth, Wales.


Ph.D. Thesis: Analysis of the control of skeletal pattern formation and morphology by the Zone of Polarising Activity in chick limb bud morphogenesis.


1984 – 1985         PGCE 1985

Garnett College, Roehampton, London.


Dissertation: The Educational Value of Martial Arts Training.

Anatomy, Embryology, Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology and Palaeontology

J. R. Hinchliffe & P. J. Griffiths.

The prechondrogenic patterns in tetrapod limb development and their phylogenetic significance.

Development and Evolution. B.S.D.B. Symposium 6. eds: B.C. Goodwin, N. Holder & C.C. Wylie.

Cambridge University Press. (1983).


J. R. Hinchliffe & P. J. Griffiths.

Experimental  Analysis of the Control of Cell Death in Chick Limb Bud Development.

Cell Ageing & Cell Death. S.E.B. Symposium.

Cambridge University Press. (1984).


J. R. Hinchliffe, P. J. Griffiths & A. Sansom.

Control of Leg Bud Development by the Zone of Polarizing Activity (ZPA).

Journ. of Emb. & Exp. Morph. Suppl. (1984).


J. R. Hinchliffe & P. J. Griffiths.

Vital Staining for Cell Death in Chick Limb Buds: A Histochemical Technique in the Analysis of Control of Limb Development.

Acta histochemica, Suppl. -  Band XXXII. (1986).


Griffiths, P. J.

The Digits and Claws of Archaeopteryx lithographica.

Lithograpahic Limestones. Geobios MS 16.  .

Édition de L’Université Claude-Bernard. Lyon France.  (1993).


Griffiths, P. J.

The Question of  Compsognathus Eggs.

Review de Paléobiologie. Volume special No 7

Museum D’Histoire Naturelle de Genève. Switzerland. (1993).


Griffiths, P. J.

The Berlin Archaeopteryx Feather.

Archaeopteryx 14: Jahreszeitschrift der Freunde des Jura-Museums.

Eichstätt. Germany. (1996).


Griffiths, P. J.

The Evolution of Feathers from Dinosaur Hair.

Gaia 15. Portugal. (1998).


Griffiths, P. J.

Composognathus Eggs Revisited.

First International Symposium on Dinosaur Eggs & Babies. Extended Abstracts.

Isona i Conca Della, Spain. (2000).


Mazin, J., Billon-Bruyat, J., Griffiths, P. J., & Hantzpergue, P.

The Pterosaur Beach of Crayssac, Lot, France. Field Guide.

Toulouse, France. (2001).


Buffetaut, E., Grellet-Tinner, G.,  Suteethorn, V., Cuny, G., Tong, H., Košir, A., Cavin, L., Chitsing, S., Griffiths, P. J., Tabouelle, J,. and Loeuff, J. Le.

Minute theropod eggs and embryo from the Lower Cretaceous of Thailand and the dinosaur-bird transition.

Naturwissenschaften. Volume 92, Number 10. (2005).


Billon-Bruyat, J., Mazin, J. and Griffiths, P. J.

Theropod dinosaurs challenge Morse's Law: first evidence of a progressive postaxial digital reduction in the theropod foot.

Evolutionary Biology. (In Review)


Griffiths, P. J., Mazin, J., Billon-Bruyat, J.

The agility of small theropod dinosaurs: evidence from U. Jurassic trackways of Crayssac, France.

Submitted to Nature; currently under revision following review.


Hutchinson, J. R. & Griffiths, P. J.

On the accuracy of speed estimation from known human and animal stride lengths: relevance to fossil footprint studies.

Final stages of preparation. Proposed journal of submission: Palaeontology.


Griffiths, P. J., Buffetaut, E., Suteethorn, V., Tafforeau, P.

A Novel CT Technique for the 3D Visualisation of in ovo Embryos in X-ray Opaque Fossil Eggs.

In Preparation.