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Multituberculate Extinction
Kryptobaatar

Adams, N., Rayfield, E., and Cox, P.G. 2019. Functional tests of the competitive exclusion hypothesis for multituberculate extinction. Royal Society Open Science, 6, 181536.

Oviraptoran Dinosaurs
Citipati

Balanoff, A.M., Norell, M.A., Hogan, A.V.C., and Bever, G.S. 2018. The endocranial cavity of oviraptorosaur dinosaurs and the increasingly complex, deep history of the avian brain. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 91, 125-135.

Theropod Evolution
Coelophysis

Barta, D.E., Nesbitt, S.J., and Norell, M.A. 2018. The evolution of the manus of early theropod dinosaurs is characterized by high inter- and intraspecific variation. Journal of Anatomy, 232, 80-104.

Extinct Marsupialiform
Caenolestes

Beck, R.M.D. 2017. The skull of Epidolops ameghinoi from the Early Eocene Itaboraí Fauna, southeastern Brazil, and the affinities of the extinct marsupialiform order Polydolopimorphia. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 24, 373-414.

Lab Rats
Rattus

Belli, H.M., Bresee, C.S., Graff, M.M., and Hartmann, M.J.Z. 2018. Quantifying the three-dimensional facial morphology of the laboratory rat with a focus on the vibrissae. PLoS ONE, 13(4), e0194981.

Probainognathid Evolution
Ecteninion

Benoit, J., Ruf, I., Miyamae, J.A., Fernandez, V., Rodrigues, P.G., and Rubidge, B.S. In press. The evolution of the maxillary canal in Probainognathia (Cynodontia, Synapsida): reassessment of the homology of the infraorbital foramen in mammalian ancestors. Journal of Mammalian Evolution.

Epicynodont Orbitosphenoids
Ecteninion

Benoit, J., Jasinoski, S.C., Fernandez, V., and Abdala, F. 2017. The mystery of a missing bone: revealing the orbitosphenoid in basal Epicynodontia (Cynodontia, Therapsida) through computed tomography. The Science of Nature, 104, 66.

Volume Rendering
Spathorhynchus

Berger, M., Li, J., and Levine, J.A. 2019. A generative model for volume rendering. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 25, 1636-1650.

Mammal Jaws
Monodelphis

Bhullar, B.-A.S., Manafzadeh, A.R., Miyamae, J.A., Hoffman, E.A., Brainerd, E.L., Musinsky, C., and Crompton, A.W. 2019. Rolling of the jaw is essential for mammalian chewing and tribosphenic molar function. Nature, 566, 528-532.

More Lab Rats
Rattus

Bjerke, I.E., Řvsthus, M., Papp, E.A., Yates, S.C., Silvestri, L., Fiorilli, J., Pennartz, C.M.A., Pavone, F.S., Puchades, M.A., Leergaard, T.B., and Bjaalie, J.G. 2018. Data integration through brain atlasing: Human Brain Project tools and strategies. European Psychiatry, 50, 70-76.

Mouse Vertebrae
Mus_musculus

Böhmer, C. 2017. Correlation between Hox code and vertebral morphology in the mouse: towards a universal model for Synapsida. Zoological Letters, 3, 8.

Crocodylian Brains
Caiman

Bona, P., Carabajal, A.P., and Gasparini, Z. 2017. Neuroanatomy of Gryposuchus geogaeus (Crocodylia, Gavialoidea): a first integral description of the braincase and endocranial morphological variation in extinct and extant gavialoids. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 106, 235-246.

Early Mammal Evolution
Zaglossus

Borges, R., Johnson, W.E., O'Brien, S.J.,Gomes, C., Heesy, C.P., and Antunes, A. 2018. Adaptive genomic evolution of opsins reveals that early mammals flourished in nocturnal environments. BMC Genomics, 19, 121.

Sloth Evolution
Choloepus

Boscaini, A., Iurino, D.A., Sardella, R., Tirao, G., Gaudin, T.J., and Pujos, F. In press. Digital cranial endocasts of the extinct sloth Glossotherium robustum (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae) from the Late Pleistocene of Argentina: description and comparison with the extant sloths. Journal of Mammalian Evolution.

Fossil Record of Bats
Myotis

Brown, E.E., Cashmore, D.D., Simmons, N.B., and Butler, R.J. In press. Quantifying the completeness of the bat fossil record. Palaeontology.

Mammalian Carnivorans
Homotherium

Casares-Hidalgo, C., Pérez-Ramos, A., Forner-Gumbau, M., Pastor, F.J., and Figueirido, B. In press. Taking a look into the orbit of mammalian carnivorans. Journal of Anatomy.

Anguine Lizard Vertebrae
Ophisaurus

Čerňanský, A., Yaryhin, O., Ciceková, J., Werneburg, I., Hain, M., and Klembara, J. In press. Vertebral comparative anatomy and morphological differences in anguine lizards with a special reference to Pseudopus apodus. The Anatomical Record.

Fossil Rhynchocephalians
Sphenodon

Chambi-Trowell, S.A.V., Whiteside, D.I., and Benton, M.J. 2019. Diversity in rhynchocephalian Clevosaurus skulls based on CT reconstruction of two Late Triassic species from Great Britain. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 64, 41-64

Pseudosuchian Ornamentation
Alligator

Clarac, F., de Buffrénil, V., Brochu, C., and Cubo, J. 2017. The evolution of bone ornamentation in Pseudosuchia: morphological constraints versus ecological adaptation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 121, 395-408.

Mammalian Skulls
Vincelestes

Crompton, A.W., Musinsky, C., Rougier, G.W., Bhullar, B.-A.S., and Miyamae, J.A. 2018. Origin of the lateral wall of the mammalian skull: fossils, monotremes and therians revisited. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 25, 301-313.

Digital Rendering
Heloderma

Csébfalvi, B. 2018. Fast Catmull-Rom spline interpolation for high-quality texture sampling. Computer Graphics Forum, 37, 455-462.

Snake Ecology
Amphiesma

Da Silva, F.O., Fabre, A.-C., Savriama, Y., Ollonen, J., Mahlow, K., Herrel, A., Müller, J., and Di-Poď, N. 2018. The ecological origins of snakes as revealed by skull evolution. Nature Communications, 9, 376.

Hyena Diets
Crocuta

DeSantis, L.R.G., Tseng, Z.J., Liu, J., Hurst, A., Schubert, B.W., and Jiangzuo, Q. 2017. Assessing niche conservatism using a multiproxy approach: dietary ecology of extinct and extant spotted hyenas. Paleobiology, 43, 286-303.

Cretaceous Lizards
Parmeosaurus

Dong, L., Xu, X., Wang, Y., and Evans, S.E. 2018. The lizard genera Bainguis and Parmeosaurus from the Upper Cretaceous of China and Mongolia. Cretaceous Research, 85, 95-108.

Weasel Mastoids
Mustela

Ercoli, M.D. 2017. Morpho-functional analysis of the mastoid region of the extinct South American mustelid Stipanicicia pettorutii. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 106, 337-349.

Turtle Phylogeny
Apalone

Evers, S.W., and Benson, R.B.J. 2019. A new phylogenetic hypothesis of turtles with implications for the timing and number of evolutionary transitions to marine lifestyles in the group. Palaeontology, 62, 93-134.

Reptile Brain Evolution
Hoatzin

Fabbri, M., Koch, N.M., Pritchard, A.C., Hanson, M., Hoffman, E., Bever, G.S., Balanoff, A.M., Morris, Z.S., Field, D.J., Camacho, J., Rowe, T.B., Norell, M.A., Smith, R.M., Abzhanov, A., and Bhullar, B-A.S. 2017. The skull roof tracks the brain during the evolution and development of reptiles including birds. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1543-1550.

Marsupial Carnivores
Caenolestes

Feigin, C.Y., Newton, A.H., Doronina, L., Schmitz, J., Hipsley, C.A., Mitchell, K.J., Gower, G., Llamas, B., Soubrier, J., Heider, T.N., Menzies, B.R., Cooper, A., O'Neill, R.J., and Pask, A.J. 2018. Genome of the Tasmanian tiger provides insights into the evolution and demography of an extinct marsupial carnivore. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 182-192.

Placental Mammal Evolution
Dasyurus

Ferreira-Cardoso, S., Delsuc, F., and Hautier, L. In press. Evolutionary tinkering of the mandibular canal linked to convergent regression of teeth in placental mammals. Current Biology.

Sabertooth Cats
Homotherium

Figueirido, B., Lautenschlager, S.,Pérez-Ramos, A., and Van Valkenburgh, B. 2018. Distinct predatory behaviors in scimitar- and dirk-toothed sabertooth cats. Current Biology, 28, 3260-3266.e3.

Otoliths
Amia

Fisher, M., and Hunter, E. 2018. Digital imaging techniques in otolith data capture, analysis and interpretation. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 598, 213-231.

Digital Chamaeleons
Chamaeleo

Frey, S., and Ertl, T. 2017. Progressive direct volume-to-volume transformation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23, 921-930.

Single-image Tomography
Acinonyx

Henzler, P., Rasche, V., Ropinski, T., and Ritschel, T. 2018. Single-image tomography: 3D volumes from 2D cranial X-rays. Computer Graphics Forum, 37, 277-388.

Data Analysis
Lampropeltis

Hoang, D., Klacansky, P., Bhatia, H., Bremer, P.-T., Lindstrom, P., and Pascucci, V. 2019. A study of the trade-off between reducing precision and reducing resolution for data analysis and visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 25, 1193-1203.

Bird Skulls
Gallus

Jung, J.-Y., Pissarenko, A., Yaraghi, N.A., Naleway, S.E., Kisailus, D., Meyers, M.A., and McKittrick, J. 2018. A comparative analysis of the avian skull: woodpeckers and chickens. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 84, 273-280.

Woodpecker Skull Mechanics
Melanerpes

Jung, J.-Y., Pissarenko, A., Trikanad, A.A., Restrepo, D., Su, F.Y., Marquez, A., Gonzalez, D., Naleway, S.E., Zavattieri, P., and McKittrick, J. In press. A natural stress deflector on the head? Mechanical and functional evaluation of the woodpecker skull bones. Advanced Theory and Simulations.

Cortical Phenotypes
Ornithorhynchus

Krubitzer, L.A., and Prescott, T.J. 2018. The combinatorial creature: cortical phenotypes within and across lifetimes. Trends in Neurosciences, 41, 744-762.

Mammalian Jaw Muscles
Probainognathus

Lautenschlager, S., Gill, P., Luo, Z.-X., Fagan, M.J., and Rayfield, E.J. 2017. Morphological evolution of the mammalian jaw adductor complex. Biological Reviews, 92, 1910-1940.

Mammalian Miniaturization
Ornithorhynchus

Lautenschlager, S., Gill, P.G., Luo, Z.-X., Fagan, M.J., and Rayfield, E.J. 2018. The role of miniaturization in the evolution of the mammalian jaw and middle ear. Nature, 561, 533-537.

Turtle Cranial Endocasts
Apalone

Lautenschlager, S., Ferreira, G.S., and Werneburg, I. 2018. Sensory evolution and ecology of early turtles revealed by digital endocranial reconstructions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 7.

Primate Bite Mechanics
Primates On Digimorph

Ledogar, J.A., Luk, R.H.Y, Perry, J.M.G., Neaux, D., and Wroe, S. 2018. Biting mechanics and niche separation in a specialized clade of primate seed predators. PLoS ONE, 13(1), e0190689.

Alligator Symphyses
Crocodylus

Lessner, E.J., Gant, C.A., Hieronymus, T.L., Vickaryous, M.K., and Holliday, C.M. In press. Anatomy and ontogeny of the mandibular symphysis in Alligator mississippiensis. The Anatomical Record.

Aquatic Carnivorans
Odobenus

Loza, C.M., Latimer, A.E., Sánchez-Villagra, and Carlini, A.A. 2017. Sensory anatomy of the most aquatic of carnivorans: the Antarctic Ross seal, and convergences with other mammals. Biology Letters, 13, 20170489.

Cranial Convergence
Alligator

McCurry, M.R., Evans, A.R., Fitzgerald, E.M.G., Adams, J.W., Clausen, P.D., and McHenry, C.R. 2017. The remarkable convergence of skull shape in crocodilians and toothed whales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20162348.

Crocodilian Biomechanics
Alligator

McCurry, M.R., Walmsley, C.W., Fitzgerald, E.M.G., and McHenry, C.R. 2017. The biomechanical consequences of longirostry in crocodilians and odontocetes. Journal of Biomechanics, 56, 61-70.

Squamate Teeth
Amphiesma

Melstrom, K.M. 2017. The relationship between diet and tooth complexity in living dentigerous saurians. Journal of Morphology, 278, 500-522.

A Model Lizard
Pogona

Ollonen, J., Da Silva, F.O., Mahlow, K., and Di-Poď, N. 2018. Skull development, ossification pattern, and adult shape in the emerging lizard model organism Pogona vitticeps: a comparative analysis with other squamates. Frontiers in Physiology, 9, 278.

Snake Origins
Cylindrophis

Palci, A., Hutchinson, M.N., Caldwell, M.W., and Lee, M.S.Y. 2017. The morphology of the inner ear of squamate reptiles and its bearing on the origin of snakes. Royal Society Open Science, 4, 170685.

Dolphin Mandibles
Tursiops

Peredo, C.M., Pyenson, N.D., Uhen, M.D., and Marshall, C.D. 2017. Alveoli, teeth, and tooth loss: understanding the homology of internal mandibular structures in mysticete cetaceans. PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0178243.

Crocodylomorph Brains
Chrysochloris

Pierce, S.E., Williams, M., and Benson, R.B.J. 2017. Virtual reconstruction of the endocranial anatomy of the early Jurassic marine crocodylomorph Pelagosaurus typus (Thalattosuchia). PeerJ, 5, e3225.

Orodovician Echinoderms
Chromis

Reich, M., Sprinkle, J., Lefebvre, B., Rössner, G.E., and Zamora, S. 2017. The first Ordovician cyclocystoid (Echinodermata) from Gondwana and its morphology, paleoecology, taphonomy, and paleogeography. Journal of Paleontology, 91, 735-754.

Walking Frogs
Incilius

Reynaga, C.M., Astley, H.C., and Azizi, E. 2018. Morphological and kinematic specializations of walking frogs. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 329, 87-98.

Haplorhine Origins
Archaeoraptor

Rossie, J.B., Smith, T.D., Beard, K.C., Godinot, M., and Rowe, T.B. 2018. Nasolacrimal anatomy and haplorhine origins. Journal of Human Evolution, 114, 176-183.

New Liotyphlops
Liotyphlops

Santos, F.J.M., and Reis, R.E. 2018. Two new blind snake species of the genus Liotyphlops Peters, 1881 (Serpentes: Anomalepididae), from central and south Brazil. Copeia, 106, 507-514.

GPU Data Structure
Pawpawsaurus

Schneider, J., and Rautek, P. 2017. A versatile and efficient GPU data structure for spatial indexing. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23, 911-920.

Domesticated Ears
Canis

Schweizer, A.V., Lebrun, R., Wilson, LA.B., Costeur, L., Schmelzle, T. and Sánchez-Villagra, M.R. 2017. Size variation under domestication: conservatism in the inner ear shape of wolves, dogs and dingoes. Scientific Reports, 7, 13330.

Eusuchian Ears
Tomistoma

Serrano-Martinez, A., Knoll, F., Narváez, I., Lautenschlager, S., and Ortega, F. 2018. Inner skull cavities of the basal eusuchian Lohuecosuchus megadontos (Upper Cretaceous, Spain) and neurosensorial implications. Cretaceous Research, 93, 66-77.

Failing Shells
Glyptemys

Stayton, C.T. 2018. Warped finite element models predict whole shell failure in turtle shells. Journal of Anatomy, 233, 666-678.

Self-Domestication
Canis

Theofanopoulou, C., Gastaldon, S., O'Rourke, T., Samuels, B.D., Messner, A., Martins, P.T., Delogu, F., Alamri, S., and Boeckx, C. 2017. Self-domestication in Homo sapiens: insights from comparative genomics. PLos ONE, 12(10), e0185306.

Carnivoran Feeding
Acinonyx

Tseng, Z.J., and Flynn, J.J. 2018. Structure-function covariation with nonfeeding ecological variables influences evolution of feeding specialization in Carnivora. Science Advances, 4, 2.

Tortoise Evolution
Testudo

Vlachos, E., and Rabi, M. 2018. Total evidence analysis and body size evolution of extant and extinct tortoises (Testudines: Cryptodira: Pan-Testudinidae). Cladistics, 34, 652-683.

Sautopterygian Physiology
Sphenodon

Voeten, D.F.A.E., Reich, T., Araújo, R., and Scheyer, T.M. 2018. Synchrotron microtomography of a Nothosaurus marchicus skull informs on nothosaurian physiology and neurosensory adaptations in early Sauropterygia. PLoS ONE, 13(1), e0188509.

Mammalian Cranial Evolution
Obdurodon

Wible, J.R., Shelley, S.L., and Rougier, G.W. 2018. The mammalian parasphenoid: its occurrence in marsupials. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 85, 113-164.

Aquatic Squamates
Plotosaurus

Yi, H., and Norell, M. In press. The bony labyrinth of Platecarpus (Squamata: Mosasauria) and aquatic adaptations in squamate reptiles. Palaeoworld.

Pigeon Skulls
Avians

Young, N.M., Linde-Medina, M., Fondon, J.W., Hallgrímsson, B., and Marcucio, R.S. 2017. Craniofacial diversification in the domestic pigeon and the evolution of the avian skull. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 0095.

Caenophidian Snake Evolution
Epicrates

Zaher, H., Murphy, R.W., Arredondo, J.C., Graboski, R., Machado-Filho, P.R., Mahlow, K., Montingelli, G.G., Quadros, A.B., Orlov, N., Wilkinson, M., Zhang, Y.-P., and Grazziotin, F.G. 2019. Large-scale molecular phylogeny, morphology, divergence-time estimation, and the fossil record of advanced caenophidian snakes (Squamata: Serpentes). PLoS ONE, 14(5), e0216148.

Ruminating Ungulates
Llama

Zhou, Z., Winkler, D.E., Fortuny, J., Kaiser, T.M., and Marcé-Nogué, J. 2019. Why ruminating ungulates chew sloppily: biomechanics discern a phylogenetic pattern. PLoS ONE, 14(4), e0214510.

Nasal Cavities
Cavia

Zwicker, D., Ostilla-Mónico, R., Lieberman, D.E., and Brenner, M.P. 2018. Physical and geometric constraints shape the labyrinth-like nasal cavity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 2936-2941.

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