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Monitor Lizard

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.

Fossil Marsupial

Attard, M.R.G., Parr, W.C.H., Wilson, L.A.B., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Rogers, T.L., and Wroe, S. 2014. Virtual reconstruction and prey size preference in the Mid Cenozoic thylacinid, Nimbacinus dicksoni (Thylacinidae, Marsupialia). PLoS ONE, 9(4), e93088.

Stem Turtle

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

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

Bierman, H.S., and Carr, C.E. In press. Sound localization in the alligator. Hearing Research.

Fossil Turtle

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

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

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

Palawan Monitor

Conrad, J.L. In press. Skeletons of the little-known Palawan monitor, Varanus palawanensis (Squamata: Varanidae). Journal of Herpetology.

Cretaceous 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.

Carnivoran Sinuses

Curtis, A.A., and Van Valkenburgh, B. 2014. Beyond the sniffer: frontal sinuses in Carnivora. The Anatomical Record, 297, 2047-2064.

Tokay Gecko

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

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

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.

Turtle Ontogeny

Fish, J.F., and Stayton, C.T. 2014. Morphological and mechanical changes in juvenile red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) shells during ontogeny. Journal of Morphology, 275, 391-397.

Fossil Whale

Geisler, J.H., Colbert, M.W., and Carew, J.L. 2014. A new fossil species supports an early origin for toothed whale echolocation. Nature, 508, 383-386.

Fossil Monotreme

Hoffman, S., O'Connor, P.M., Kirk, E.C., Wible, J.R., and Krause, D.W. 2014. Endocranial and inner ear morphology of Vintana sertichi (Mammalia, Gondwanatheria) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34(S1), 110-136.

Eocene Primate

Kirk, E.C., Daghighi, P., Macrini, T.E., Bhullar, B-A.S., and Rowe, T.B. 2014. Cranial anatomy of the Duchesnean primate Rooneyia viejaensis: new insights from high resolution computed tomography. Journal of Human Evolution, 74, 82-95.

Woodpecker Skulls

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.

Elephant Seal

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

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

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

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

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.

Ediacaran Fossil

Meyer, M., Elliott, D., Wood, A.D., Polys, N.F., Colbert, M., Maisano, J.A., Vickers-Rich, P., Hall, M., Hoffman, K.H., Schneider, G., and Xiao, S. 2014. Three-dimensional microCT analysis of the Ediacara fossil Pteridinium simplex sheds new light on its ecology and phylogenetic affinity. Precambrian Research, 249, 79-87.

Lizard Feeding

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.

Fossil Marsupial

O'Meara, R.N., and Thompson, R.S. 2014. Were there Miocene meridiolestidans? Assessing the phylogenetic placement of Necrolestes patagonensis and the presence of a 40 million year meridiolestidan ghost lineage. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 21, 271-284.


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

Snake Evolution

Palci, A., and Caldwell, M.W. 2014. The upper Cretaceous snake Dinilysia patagonica Smith-Woodward, 1901, and the crista circumfenestralis of snakes. Journal of Morphology, 275, 1187-1200.

Primate Evolution

Pattinson, D.J., Thompson, R.S., Piotrowski, A.K., and Asher, R.J. 2014. Phylogeny, paleontology, and primates: do incomplete fossils bias the tree of life? Systematic Biology, 64, 169-186..

Digging Eutherians

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

Fossil Lobe-Finned Fish

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

Fossil Snake

Pritchard, A.C., McCartney, J.A., Krause, D.W., and Kley, N.J. 2014. New snakes from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Maevarano Formation, Mahajanga Basin, Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34, 1080-1093.

Deer Noses

Ranslow, A.N., Richter, J.P., Neuberger, T., Van Valkenburgh, B., Rumple, C.R., Quigley, A.P., Pang, B., Krane, M.H., and Craven, B.A. 2014. Reconstruction and morphometric analysis of the nasal airway of the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and implications regarding respiratory and olfactory airflow. The Anatomical Record, 297, 2138-2147.

Herbivorous Marsupials

Sharp, A.C. In press. Comparative finite element analysis of the cranial performance of four herbivorous marsupials. Journal of Morphology.

Marmoset Noses

Smith, T.D., Eiting, T.P., Bonar, C.J., and Craven, B.A. 2014. Nasal morphometry in marmosets: loss and redistribution of olfactory surface area. The Anatomical Record, 297, 2093-2104.

Amphisbaenian Evolution

Talanda, M. In press. Cretaceous roots of the amphisbaenian lizards. Zoologica Scripta.

Penguin Evolution

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

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

Carnivoran Noses

Van Valkenburgh, B., Pang, B., Bird, D., Curtis, A., Yee, K., Wysocki, C., and Craven, B.A. 2014. Respiratory and olfactory turbinals in feliform and caniform carnivorans: the influence of snout length. The Anatomical Record, 297, 2065-2079.

It's a Bird!

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.

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