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Journal articles

Worthy TH; Hand SJ; Archer M; Scofield RP; De Pietri VL, 2021, 'Evidence for a giant parrot from the Early Miocene of New Zealand (vol 15, 20190467, 2019)', BIOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2021.0608

Price GJ; Fitzsimmons KE; Nguyen AD; Zhao JX; Feng YX; Sobbe IH; Godthelp H; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2021, 'New ages of the world's largest-ever marsupial: Diprotodon optatum from Pleistocene Australia', Quaternary International, vol. 603, pp. 64 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2021.06.013

Butler K; Travouillon KJ; Evans AR; Murphy L; Price GJ; Archer M; Hand SJ; Weisbecker V, 2021, '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, vol. 28, pp. 199 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10914-020-09507-8

Jackson SM; Fleming PJS; Eldridge MDB; Archer M; Ingleby S; Johnson RN; Helgen KM, 2021, 'Taxonomy of the Dingo: It’s an ancient dog', Australian Zoologist, vol. 41, pp. 347 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/az.2020.049

Weisbecker V; Rowe T; Wroe S; Macrini TE; Garland KLS; Travouillon KJ; Black K; Archer M; Hand SJ; Berlin JC; Beck RMD; Ladevèze S; Sharp AC; Mardon K; Sherratt E, 2021, 'Global elongation and high shape flexibility as an evolutionary hypothesis of accommodating mammalian brains into skulls', Evolution, vol. 75, pp. 625 - 640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.14163

King TR; Myers TJ; Armstrong KN; Archer M; Hand SJ, 2021, 'Sheath-tailed bats (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae) from the early Pleistocene Rackham's Roost Site, Riversleigh World Heritage Area, and the distribution of northern Australian emballonurid species', PeerJ, vol. 9, pp. e10857, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10857

Worthy TH; Scofield RP; Salisbury SW; Hand SJ; De Pietri VL; Blokland JC; Archer M, 2021, 'A new species of Manuherikia (Aves: Anatidae) provides evidence of faunal turnover in the St Bathans Fauna, New Zealand', Geobios, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2021.08.002

Weisbecker V; Rowe T; Wroe S; Macrini T; Garland K; Travouillon K; Black K; Archer M; Hand S; Berlin J; Beck RMD; Ladevèze S; Sharp A; Mardon K; Sherratt E, 2020, 'Global elongation and high shape flexibility as an evolutionary hypothesis of accommodating mammalian brains into skulls', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.06.410928

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66425-8

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cplu.202000407

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9349

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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; 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 T-T, 2016, 'A new family of bizarre durophagous carnivorous marsupials from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland (vol 6, pg 26911, 2016)', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep32054

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

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; 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


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