Select Publications


Long J; Archer M; Flannery TF; Hand SJ, 2002, Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea, Original, University of New South Wales Press, Kensington

Murphy PA; Archer M; Burnley IH; Harding HR; Dunn K; Dodsen J; Head L, 1998, From plesiosaurs to people: 100 million years of Australian environmental history, Original, Environment Australia (Commonwealth Government), Canberra

1998, From plesiosaurs to people: 100 million years of Australian environmental history, Archer M; Opie AH; Dodson JR; Harding HR; Head L; Murphy PA, (eds.), Environment Australia (Commonwealth Government), Canberra

Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp H, 1986, Uncovering Australia's dreamtime, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW

Book Chapters

Cook A; Jell J; Archer M; Black KH; Godthelp HJ; Hand SJ; Withnall IW; Vasconcelos PM, 2013, 'Paleogene and Neogene', in Jell P (ed.), Geology of Queensland, edn. Original, Geological Survey of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD., pp. 577 - 652

Black KH; Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp HJ, 2012, 'The rise of Australian marsupials: a synopsis of biostratigraphic, phylogenetic, palaeoecological and palaeobiogeographic understanding', in Talent JA (ed.), Earth and Life: Global Biodiversity, Extinction Intervals and Biogeographic Perturbations through Time, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht, pp. 983 - 1078,

Hand SJ; Archer M; Bickel D; Creaser P; Dettmann M; Godthelp HJ; Jones A; Norris B; Wicks D, 2010, 'Australian Cape York amber', in Penney D (ed.), Biodiversity of fossils in amber from the major world deposits, edn. Original, Siri Scientific Press, Manchester, pp. 69 - 79

Archer M; Beale B, 2007, 'From rarity to abundance: a consequence of value', in Lunney D; Eby P; Hutchings P; Burgin S (ed.), Pest or Guest: The Zoology of Overabundance, edn. Original, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Australia, pp. 226 - 227

Wroe S; Archer M, 2006, 'Origins and early radiations of marsupials', in Merrick JR; Archer M; Hickey GM; Less MS Y (ed.), Evolution and biogeography of Australasian vertebrates, edn. Original, Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 551 - 574

Archer M; Hand SJ, 2006, 'The Australian Marsupial radiation', in Merrick JR; Archer M; Hickey GM; Less MSY (ed.), Evolution and biogeography of Australasian vertebrates, edn. Original, Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 575 - 646

Archer M; Kirsch JA, 2006, 'The Evolution and classification of marsupials', in Armati PJ; Dickman CR; Hume ID (ed.), Marsupials, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1 - 21,

Crosby KM; Bassarova MP; Archer M; Carbery K, 2004, 'Fossil possums in Australasia: discovery, diversity and evolution', in Goldingay RL; Jackson SM (ed.), The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders, edn. Original, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney, pp. 161 - 176

Archer M, 2002, 'Confronting crises in conservation: a talk on the wild side', in Lunney D; Dickman C (ed.), A Zoological Revolution, edn. Original, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 12 - 52

Archer M, 1997, 'How animals evolved', in Encyclopaedia of Australian wildlife, edn. Original, ReaderÕs Digest, Sydney, pp. 20 - 31

Archer M; Jenkins F; Hand SJ; Murray P; Godthelp H, 1992, 'Description of the skull and non-vestigial dentition of a Miocene platypus (Obdurodon dicksoni n.sp) from Riversleigh, Australia, and the problem of monotreme origins', in Platypus and Echidnas, Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Sydney, pp. 15 - 27

Journal articles

Beck RMD; Louys J; Brewer P; Archer M; Black KH; Tedford RH, 2020, 'A new family of diprotodontian marsupials from the latest Oligocene of Australia and the evolution of wombats, koalas, and their relatives (Vombatiformes)', Scientific Reports, vol. 10,

da Costa J; Cohen DR; Magalhães MCF; Hibbert DB; Archer M; Myers TJ; Hand SJ, 2020, 'Siderophore-Assisted Dissolution of Iron(III) Hydroxide Oxides from Iron-Rich Fossil Matrices', ChemPlusChem, vol. 85, pp. 1747 - 1753,

Stein M; Hand S; Archer M; Wroe S; Wilson L, 2020, 'Quantitatively assessing mekosuchine crocodile locomotion by geometric morphometric and finite element analysis of the forelimb', PeerJ,

Sansalone G; Castiglione S; Raia P; Archer M; Dickson B; Hand S; Piras P; Profico A; Wroe S, 2020, 'Decoupling Functional and Morphological Convergence, the Study Case of Fossorial Mammalia', Frontiers in Earth Science, vol. 8,

Butler K; Travouillon KJ; Evans AR; Murphy L; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ; Weisbecker V, 2020, '3D Morphometric Analysis Reveals Similar Ecomorphs for Early Kangaroos (Macropodidae) and Fanged Kangaroos (Balbaridae) from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia', Journal of Mammalian Evolution,

Archer M; Bates H; Hand SJ; Evans T; Broome L; McAllan B; Geiser F; Jackson S; Myers T; Gillespie A; Palmer C; Hawke T; Horn AM, 2019, 'The Burramys project: A conservationist's reach should exceed history's grasp, or what is the fossil record for?', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 374, pp. 20190221,

Gillespie AK; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2019, 'Lekaneleo, a new genus of marsupial lion (Marsupialia, Thylacoleonidae) from the Oligocene–Miocene of Australia, and the craniodental morphology of L. roskellyae, comb. nov.', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 39,

Worthy TH; Hand SJ; Archer M; Paul Scofield R; De Pietri VL, 2019, 'Evidence for a giant parrot from the Early Miocene of New Zealand', Biology Letters, vol. 15, pp. 20190467,

Oommen MA; Cooney R; Ramesh M; Archer M; Brockington D; Buscher B; Fletcher R; Natusch DJD; Vanak AT; Webb G; Shanker K, 2019, 'The fatal flaws of compassionate conservation', Conservation Biology, vol. 33, pp. 784 - 787,

López-Aguirre C; Hand SJ; Laffan SW; Archer M, 2019, 'Zoogeographical regions and geospatial patterns of phylogenetic diversity and endemism of New World bats', Ecography, vol. 42, pp. 1188 - 1199,

Bino G; Kingsford RT; Archer M; Connolly JH; Day J; Dias K; Goldney D; Gongora J; Grant T; Griffiths J; Hawke T; Klamt M; Lunney D; Mijangos L; Munks S; Sherwin W; Serena M; Temple-Smith P; Thomas J; Williams G; Whittington C, 2019, 'The platypus: Evolutionary history, biology, and an uncertain future', Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 100, pp. 308 - 327,

Sniderman JMK; Hellstrom J; Woodhead JD; Drysdale RN; Bajo P; Archer M; Hatcher L, 2019, 'Vegetation and Climate Change in Southwestern Australia During the Last Glacial Maximum', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 46, pp. 1709 - 1720,

Thorn KM; Hutchinson MN; Archer M; Lee MSY, 2019, 'A new scincid lizard from the Miocene of northern Australia, and the evolutionary history of social skinks (Scincidae: Egerniinae)', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 39,

Hawke T; Bates H; Hand S; Archer M; Broome L, 2019, 'Dietary analysis of an uncharacteristic population of the Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus) in the Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia', PeerJ, vol. 2019,

Butler K; Travouillon KJ; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2018, 'Revision of Oligo-Miocene kangaroos, Ganawamaya and Nambaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodiformes, Balbaridae).', Palaeontologia Electronica, vol. 21.1.8A, pp. 1 - 58,

Lopez-Aguirre C; Hand SJ; Laffan S; Archer M, 2018, 'Phylogenetic diversity, differential endemism and the evolutionary history of New World bats', Ecography, vol. 41, pp. 1955 - 1966,

Mather E; Tennyson AJD; Scofield RP; DePietri VL; Hand SJ; Archer M; Handley WD; Worthy TH, 2018, 'Flightless rails (Aves: Rallidae) from the early Miocene St Bathans Fauna, Otago, New Zealand', Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, vol. 17, pp. 423 - 449,

Hand SJ; Beck RMD; Archer M; Simmons NB; Gunnell GF; Scofield RP; Tennyson AJD; De Pietri VL; Salisbury SW; Worthy TH, 2018, 'A new, large-bodied omnivorous bat (Noctilionoidea: Mystacinidae) reveals lost morphological and ecological diversity since the Miocene in New Zealand', Scientific Reports, vol. 8,

Brewer P; Archer M; Hand S; Price GJ, 2018, 'A new species of Miocene wombat (Marsupialia, Vombatiformes) from Riversleigh, Queensland, Australia, and implications for the evolutionary history of the Vombatidae', PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, vol. 21,

Nguyen JMT; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2018, 'Quail-thrush birds from the Miocene of northern Australia', ACTA PALAEONTOLOGICA POLONICA, vol. 63, pp. 493 - 502,

Greenville A; Burns E; Archer M; Hand S; O’Donnell J; Stephens R; Prater L; Mott L; Flemons P; Willis P; Fleming P; Haythornthwaite A; Ross G, 2018, 'The critical value of long term field studies and datasets - Plenary 4', Australian Zoologist, vol. 39, pp. 801 - 808,

Archer M; Poore AGB; Horn AM; Bates H; Bonser S; Hunt M; Russell J; Archer NP; Bye DJ; Kehoe EJ, 2018, 'Thirty two years of continuous assessment reveal first year university biology students in Australia are rapidly abandoning beliefs in theistic involvement in human origins', Evolution: Education and Outreach, vol. 11,

Archer M; Binfield P; Hand SJ; Black KH; Creaser P; Myers TJ; Gillespie AK; Arena D; Scanlon J; Pledge NS; Thurmer J, 2018, 'Miminipossum notioplanetes, a Miocene forest-dwelling phalangeridan (Marsupialia; Diprotodontia) from northern and central Australia', Palaeontologia Electronica, vol. 21.1.2A, pp. 1 - 11,

Gillespie A; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2017, 'A new Oligo–Miocene marsupial lion from Australia and revision of the family Thylacoleonidae', Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, vol. 17,

Butler K; Travouillon KJ; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2017, 'Species abundance, richness and body size evolution of kangaroos (Marsupialia: Macropodiformes) throughout the Oligo-Miocene of Australia', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 487, pp. 25 - 36,

Travouillon KJ; Louys J; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ; Muirhead J, 2017, 'A review of the Pliocene bandicoots of Australia, and descriptions of new genus and species', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 37,

Binfield P; Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH; Myers TJ; Gillespie AK; Arena DA, 2017, 'A new Miocene carnivorous marsupial, Barinya kutjamarpensis (Dasyuromorphia), from central Australia', Alcheringa, vol. 41, pp. 46 - 53,

Archer M; Webb C; Close R; Predavec M; Bradshaw C; Brook B, 2017, 'Dangerous Ideas in zoology: Plenary session 1', Australian Zoologist, vol. 38, pp. 308 - 317,

López-Aguirre C; Archer M; Hand SJ; Laffan SW, 2017, 'Extinction of South American sparassodontans (Metatheria): environmental fluctuations or complex ecological processes?', Palaeontology, vol. 60, pp. 91 - 115,

Myers TJ; Black KH; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2017, 'The identification of Oligo-Miocene mammalian palaeocommunities from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia and an appraisal of palaeoecological techniques', PeerJ, vol. 2017,

Stein MD; Yates A; Hand SJ; Archer M, 2017, 'Variation in the pelvic and pectoral girdles of Australian Oligo-Miocene mekosuchine crocodiles with implications for locomotion and habitus', PeerJ, vol. 2017,

Cohen DR; Cohen EJ; Graham I; Soares GG; Hand SJ; Archer , 2017, 'Geochemical exploration for vertebrate fossils using field portable XRF', Journal of Geochemical Exploration, vol. 181, pp. 1 - 9,

Asahara M; Koizumi M; Macrini TE; Hand SJ; Archer M, 2016, 'Comparative cranial morphology in living and extinct platypuses: feeding behaviour, electroreception, and loss of teeth', Science Advances, vol. 2,

Wilson LAB; Hand SJ; López-Aguirre C; Archer M; Black KH; Beck RMD; Armstrong KN; Wroe S, 2016, 'Cranial shape variation and phylogenetic relationships of extinct and extant Old World leaf-nosed bats', Alcheringa, vol. 40, pp. 509 - 524,

Rich TH; Hopson JA; Gill PG; Gill PG; Rogers-Davidson S; Morton S; Cifelli RL; Pickering D; Kool L; Siu K; Burgmann FA; Senden T; Evans AR; Wagstaff BE; Seegets-Villiers D; Corfe IJ; Flannery TF; Walker K; Musser AM; Archer M; Pian R; Vickers-Rich P, 2016, 'The mandible and dentition of the Early Cretaceous monotreme Teinolophos trusleri', Alcheringa, vol. 40, pp. 475 - 501,

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