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Monitor Lizard
Varanus

Aguilar, R.F., Garner, M.M., and Yoshicedo, J.N. 2015. Resonancia magnética y tomografía computarizada para el diagnóstico de inestabilidad vertebral y tetraparesia aguda en un dragón de Komodo adulto (Varanus komodensis). Clinica Veterinaria, 1, 1-9.

Bird Brains
Gavia

Balanoff, A.M., Smaers, J.B., and Turner, A.H. In press. Brain modularity across the theropod–bird transition: testing the influence of flight on neuroanatomical variation. Journal of Anatomy.

Stem Turtle
Eunotosaurus

Bever, G.S., Lyson, T.R., Field, D.J., and Bhullar, B-A.S. 2015. Evolutionary origin of the turtle skull. Nature, 525, 239-242.

Bird Beaks
beaks

Bhullar, B-A.S., Morris, Z.S., Sefton, E.M., Tok, A., Tokita, M., Namkoong, B., Camacho, J., Burnham, D.A., and Abzhanov, A. 2015. A molecular mechanism for the origin of a key evolutionary innovation, the bird beak and palate, revealed by an integrative approach to major transitions in vertebrate history. Evolution, 69, 1665-1677.

Alligator Hearing
Alligator

Bierman, H.S., and Carr, C.E. 2015. Sound localization in the alligator. Hearing Research, 329, 11-20.

Fossil Turtle
Chelus

Cadena, E.A., and Jaramillo, C.A. 2015. The first fossil skull of Chelus (Pleurodira: Chelidae, Matamata turtle) from the early Miocene of Colombia. Palaeontologia Electronica, 18.2.32A, 1-10.

Snake Evolution
Casarea

Caldwell, M.W., Nydam, R.L., Palci, A., and Apesteguia, S. 2015. The oldest known snakes from the Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous provide insights on snake evolution. Nature Communications, 6, 5996.

Fossil Casquehead Lizard
Corytophanes

Conrad, J.L. 2015. A new Eocene casquehead lizard (Reptilia, Corytophanidae) from North America. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0127900.

Palawan Monitor
Varanus

Conrad, J.L. 2015. Skeletons of the little-known Palawan monitor, Varanus palawanensis (Squamata: Varanidae). Journal of Herpetology, 49, 485-490.

Cretaceous Gekkonomorph
gekkonomorph

Conrad, J.L., and Daza, J.D. 2015. Naming and rediagnosing the Cretaceous gekkonomorph (Reptilia, Squamata) from Öösh (Övörkhangai, Mongolia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 35, e980891.

Cranial Vault Thickness
Eunotosaurus

Copes, L.E., and Kimbel, W.H. 2016. Cranial vault thickness in primates: Homo erectus does not have uniquely thick vault bones. Journal of Human Evolution, 90, 120-134.

Tokay Gecko
gekko

Daza, J.D., Mapps, A.A., Lewis, P.J., Thies, M.L., and Bauer, A.M. 2015. Peramorphic traits in the tokay gecko skull. Journal of Morphology, 276, 915-928.

Armored Fish
Polypterus

Duro-Royo, J., Zolotovsky, K., Mogas-Soldevila, L., Varshney, S., Oxman, N., Boyce, M.C., and Ortiz, C. 2015. MetaMesh: a hierarchical computational model for design and fabrication of biomimetic armor surfaces. Computer-Aided Design, 60, 14-27.

Whale Evolution
Tursiops

Fahlke, J.M., and Hampe, O. 2015. Cranial symmetry in baleen whales (Cetacea, Mysticeti) and the occurrence of cranial asymmetry throughout cetacean evolution. The Science of Nature, 102, 58.

Digital Sturgeons
Acipenser

Hilton, E.J., Schnell, N.K., and Konstantinidis, P. 2015. When tradition meets technology: systematic morphology of fishes in the early 21st century. Copeia, 103, 858-873.

Woodpecker Tongues
Melanerpes

Jung, J.-Y., Naleway, S.E., Yaraghi, N.A., Herrera, S., Sherman, V.R., Bushong, E.A., Ellisman, M.H., Kisailus, D., and McKittrick, J. 2016. Structural analysis of the tongue and hyoid apparatus in a woodpecker. Acta Biomaterialia.

Crocodile Schnozzels
Caiman

Klenner, S., Witzel, U., Paris, F., and Distler, C. 2016. Structure and function of the septum nasi and the underlying tension chord in crocodylians. Journal of Anatomy, 228, 113-124.

Woodpecker Skulls
Melanerpes

Liu, Y., Qiu, X., Zhang, X., and Yu, T.X. (2015) Response of woodpecker's head during pecking process simulated by material point method. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122677.

Alligator Gar
Atractosteus

Long, J.M., and Snow, R.A. 2016. Ontogenetic development of otoliths in alligator gar. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 145, 537-544.

Elephant Seal
Mirounga

Loza, C.M., Scarano, A.C., Soibelzon, L.H., Negrete, J., and Carlini, A.A. 2015. Morphology of the tympanic-basicranial region in Mirounga leonina (Phocidae, Carnivora), postnatal ontogeny and sexual dimorphism. Journal of Anatomy, 226, 354-372.

Hammerhead Sharks
Eusphyra

Mara, K.R., Motta, P.J., Martin, A.P., and Hueter, R.E. 2015. Constructional morphology within the head of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae). Journal of Morphology, 276, 526-539.

Salamander Evolution
Ambystoma

Marjanović, D., and Witzmann, F. 2015. An extremely peramorphic newt (Urodela: Salamandridae: Pleurodelini) from the latest Oligocene of Germany, and a new phylogenetic analysis of extant and extinct salamandrids. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137068.

Crocodilian Skulls
Alligator

McCurry, M.R., Evans, A.R., and McHenry, C.R. 2015. The sensitivity of biological finite element models to the resolution of surface geometry: a case study of crocodilian crania. PeerJ, 3, e988.

Varanid Skulls
varanids

McCurry, M.R., Mahony, M., Clausen, P.D., Quayle, M.R., Walmsley, C.W., Jessop, T.S., Wroe, S., Richards, H., and McHenry, C.R. (2015) The relationship between cranial stucture, biomechanical performance and ecological diversity in varanoid lizards. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0130625.

Lizard Feeding
Corytophanes

Natchev, N., Tzankov, N., Vergilov, V., Kummer, S., and Handschuh, S. 2015. Functional morphology of a highly specialised pivot joint in the cranio-cervical complex of the minute lizard Ablepharus kitaibelii in relation to feeding ecology and behaviour. Contributions to Zoology, 84, 13-23.

Dewlaps
Brachylophus

Ord, T.J., Klomp, D.A., Garcia-Porta, J., and Hagman, M. (2015) Repeated evolution of exaggerated dewlaps and other throat morphology in lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28, 1948-1964.

Digging Eutherians
Chrysochloris

Piras, P., Sansalone, G., Teresi, L., Moscato, M., Profico, A., Eng, R., Cox, T.C., Loy, A., Colangelo, P., and Kotsakis, T. (2015) Digging adaptation in insectivorous subterranean eutherians. The enigma of Mesoscalops montanensis unveiled by geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis. Journal of Morphology, 276, 1157-1171.

Fossil Lobe-Finned Fish
Eusthenopteron

Porro, L.B., Rayfield, E.J., and Clack, J.A. 2015. Computed tomography, anatomical description and three-dimensional reconstruction of the lower jaw of Eusthenopteron foordi Whiteaves, 1881 from the Upper Devonian of Canada. Palaeontology, 58, 1031-1047.

Modern Taxonomy
Chromis

Pyle, R.L. 2016. Towards a global names architecture: the future of indexing scientific names. ZooKeys, 550, 261-281.

Herbivorous Marsupials
Macropus

Sharp, A.C. 2015. Comparative finite element analysis of the cranial performance of four herbivorous marsupials. Journal of Morphology, 276, 1230-1243.

Amphisbaenian Evolution
Rhineura

Talanda, M. 2016. Cretaceous roots of the amphisbaenian lizards. Zoologica Scripta, 45, 1-8.

Penguin Evolution
penguins

Tambussi, C.P., Degrange, F.J., and Ksepka, D.T. 2015. Endocranial anatomy of Antarctic Eocene stem penguins: implications for sensory system evolution in Sphenisciformes (Aves). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 35, e981635.

Xenarthran Brains
Dasypus

Tambusso, P.S., and Fariña, R.A. 2015. Digital cranial endocast of Pseudoplohophorus absolutus (Xenarthra, Cingulata) and its systematic and evolutionary implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 35, e967853.

It's a Bird!
Enantiornithine

Varricchio, D.J., Balanoff, A.M., and Norell, M.A. 2015. Reidentification of avian embryonic remains from the Cretaceous of Mongolia. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128458.

Natural Armor
Polypterus

Varshney, S., Song, J., Li, Y., Boyce, M.C., and Ortiz, C. 2015. Morphometric structural diversity of a natural armor assembly investigated by 2D continuum strain analysis. Journal of Structural Biology, 192, 487-499.

Snake Evolution
Casarea

Yi, H., and Norell, M.A. 2015. The burrowing origin of modern snakes. Science Advances, 1, e1500743.

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