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Journal articles

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.00112

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0221

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2019.1703722

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0467

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13329

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz058

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080832

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2019.1577873

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6307

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04194

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.26879/747

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03260

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2018.1432710

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-18403-w

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.26879/870

Nguyen JMT; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2018, 'Quail-thrush birds from the Miocene of northern Australia', ACTA PALAEONTOLOGICA POLONICA, vol. 63, pp. 493 - 502, http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.00485.2018

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12052-018-0083-9

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.26879/757

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2018.050

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2017.1391885

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.08.016

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2017.1360894

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2016.1180029

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pala.12272

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3511

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3501

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.06.012

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2016.036

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1601329

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2016.1196434

Rich TH; Hopson JA; 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2016.1180034

Archer M; Hand SJ; Black KH; Beck RMD; Arena DA; Wilson LAB; Kealy S; Hung TT, 2016, 'A new family of bizarre durophagous carnivorous marsupials from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep26911

Butler K; Travouillon KJ; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2016, 'Cookeroo, a new genus of fossil kangaroo (Marsupialia, Macropodidae) from the Oligo-Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, Australia', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2016.1083029

White AW; Morris I; Madani G; Archer M, 2016, 'Are cane toads rhinella marina impacting ghost bats macroderma gigas in Northern Australia?', Australian Zoologist, vol. 38, pp. 183 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2016.028

Beck RMD; Warburton NM; Archer M; Hand SJ; Aplin KP, 2016, 'Going underground: Postcranial morphology of the early miocene marsupial mole naraboryctes philcreaseri and the evolution of fossoriality in notoryctemorphians', Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 74, pp. 151 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.14

Arena DA; Travouillon KJ; Beck RMD; Black KH; Gillespie AK; Myers TJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2016, 'Mammalian lineages and the biostratigraphy and biochronology of Cenozoic faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia', Lethaia, vol. 49, pp. 43 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/let.12131

Travouillon KJ; Butler K; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2016, 'New material of Gumardee pascuali Flannery et al., 1983 (Marsupialia: Macropodiformes) and two new species from the Riversleigh World Heritage area, Queensland, Australia', Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 74, pp. 189 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.16

Janis CM; Damuth J; Travouillon KJ; Figueirido B; Hand SJ; Archer M, 2016, 'Palaeoecology of Oligo-Miocene macropodoids determined from craniodental and calcaneal data', Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 74, pp. 209 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.17

Gillespie AK; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2016, 'A tiny new marsupial lion (Marsupialia, Thylacoleonidae) from the early Miocene of Australia', Palaeontologia Electronica, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 26, http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2016/1490-new-marsupial-lion

Hand SJ; Sigé B; Archer M; Black KH, 2016, 'An evening bat (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the late Early Eocene of France, with comments on the antiquity of modern bats', Palaeovertebrata, vol. 40, pp. e2 - e2, http://dx.doi.org/10.18563/pv.40.2.e2

Archer M; Christmas O; Hand SJ; Black KH; Creaser P; Godthelp HJ; Cohen DR; Graham IT; Arena DA; Anderson C; Soares G; Machin N; Beck RMD; Wilson L; Myers TJ; Gillespie AK; Khoo B; Travouillon KJ, 2016, 'Earliest known record of a hypercarnivorous dasyurid (Marsupialia), from newly discovered carbonates beyond the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, north Queensland', Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 74, pp. 137 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.13

Nguyen JT; Hand SJ; Archer M, 2016, 'The late Cenozoic passerine avifauna from Rackham’s Roost Site, Riversleigh, Australia', Records of the Australian Museum, vol. 68, pp. 201 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1668

Pian RM; Archer M; Hand SJ; Beck RMD; Cody A, 2016, 'The upper dentition and relationships of the enigmatic Australian Cretaceous mammal Kollikodon ritchiei', Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 74, pp. 97 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2016.74.10

Stein M; Hand SJ; Archer M, 2016, 'A new crocodile displaying extreme constriction of the mandible, from the late Oligocene of Riversleigh, Australia', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2016.1179041

Chamberlain PM; Travouillon KJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2015, 'Kutjamarcoot brevirostrum gen.et sp. nov., a new short-snouted, early Miocene bandicoot (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia), from the Kutjamarpu Local Fauna (Wipajiri Formation) in South Australia', Alcheringa: an Australian journal of palaeontology, vol. 40, pp. 197 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2016.1103525

Hand SJ; Lee DE; Worthy TH; Archer M; Worthy JP; Tennyson AJD; Salisbury SW; Scofield RP; Mildenhall DC; Kennedy EM; Lindqvist JK, 2015, 'Miocene fossils reveal ancient roots for New Zealand's endemic Mystacina (Chiroptera) and its rainforest habitat', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128871

Travouillon KJ; Archer M; Hand SJ; Muirhead J, 2015, 'Sexually Dimorphic Bandicoots (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia) From the Oligo-Miocene of Australia, First Cranial Ontogeny for Fossil Bandicoots and New Species Descriptions', Journal of Mammalian Evolution, vol. 22, pp. 141 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10914-014-9271-8

Travouillon KJ; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2015, 'Revision of Wabularoo, an early macropodid kangaroo from mid-Cenozoic deposits of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia', Alcheringa, vol. 39, pp. 274 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2015.994115

Worthy TH; Handley T; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2015, 'The extinct flightless mihirungs (Aves: Dromornithidae): cranial anatomy, a new species and assessment of Oligo-Miocene lineage diversity', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2015.1031345

Brewer P; Archer M; Hand SJ; Abel R, 2015, 'New genus of primitive wombat (Vombatidae, Marsupialia) from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area (Queensland, Australia).', Palaeontologia Electronica, vol. 18, pp. 8A


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