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Xavier Jenkins

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Xavier A. Jenkins
🏡 ResidenceArizona
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🏫 EducationArizona State University
💼 Occupation

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Xavier Alexander Jenkins is an American paleontologist. He has discovered phytosaur, dinosaur, and temnospondyl remains from the Late Triassic of Bears Ears National Monument and otherwise elsewhere along the Colorado Plateau[1]. He is known for his work on a Late Triassic Monitor Butte microvertebrate locality, a probable multitaxon bonebed from Fry Canyon, Utah.[2], and discovering the oldest known dinosaur from the State of Utah.[3] He is currently studying Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Arizona State University.

A budding expert of the Late Triassic, he studies the ecology of the Late Triassic of the Four Corners region of the United States, with an emphasis on Bears Ears National Monument. He works with crews out of Mission Heights, Colorado Canyons Association, and Museums of Western Colorado. He has presented posters for the Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and is currently publishing his research in a variety of journals.[4]


  1. Gay, Robert J; Jenkins, Xavier A; Lepore, Taormina (2017-02-01). "The oldest vertebrate trace fossils from Comb Ridge (Bears Ears Region, southeastern Utah)". PeerJ Preprints. doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2662v2. ISSN 2167-9843.
  2. RJ Gay, XA Jenkins, ARC Milner, NE Van Vranken, DM Dewitt, T Lepore (Spring 2017). "A New Triassic Bonebed from the Bears Ears Region of Utah" (PDF). Western Associtation of Vertebrate Paleontologists. 51.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Jenkins, Xavier. Foster, John., Gay, Robert. "First unambiguous dinosaur specimen from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in Utah". Geology of the Intermountain West. 5(2017): 1–30.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. Robert J. Gay, Xavier A. Jenkins, Isabella St. Aude. "A new, diverse microvertebrate locality from the Lower Chinle Formation of southeastern Utah (USA)". Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. 76.


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