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Archer, M., Hand, S. J., Long, J., & Worthy, T. H. (2023). Prehistoric Australasia: Visions of Evolution and Extinction. CSIRO Publishing.

Beck, R. M., Louys, J., Nguyen, J. M., Travouillon, K. J., & Wilson, L. A. (2023). Australian time traveller: papers in honour of Mike Archer. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 1-3.

Bicknell, R. D., Smith, P. D., Hart, L. J., Long, J. A., & Trinajstic, K. M. (2023). Evidence for Placoderms from the Mid-Palaeozoic Sandon Beds of North-western New South Wales, Australia. In Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (Vol. 145).

Crichton, A. I., Worthy, T. H., Camens, A. B., & Prideaux, G. J. (2023). A new ektopodontid possum (Diprotodontia, Ektopodontidae) from the Oligocene of central Australia, and its implications for phalangeroid interrelationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e2171299.

Crichton, A. I., Worthy, T. H., Camens, A. B., Yates, A. M., Couzens, A. M., & Prideaux, G. J. (2023). A new species of Mukupirna (Diprotodontia, Mukupirnidae) from the Oligocene of Central Australia sheds light on basal vombatoid interrelationships. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 1-29.

Dupret, V., Byrne, H.M., Castro, N., Hammer, Ø., Higgs, K.T., Long, J.A., Niedźwiedzki, G., Qvarnström, M., Stössel, I. and Ahlberg, P.E. (2023). The Bothriolepis (Placodermi, Antiarcha) material from the Valentia Slate Formation of the Iveragh Peninsula (middle Givetian, Ireland): Morphology, evolutionary and systematic considerations, phylogenetic and palaeogeographic implications. Plos one, 18(2), p.e0280208.

Fusco, D. A., Arnold, L. J., Gully, G. A., Levchenko, V. A., Jacobsen, G. E., & Prideaux, G. J. (2023). Revisiting the late Quaternary fossiliferous infills of Cathedral Cave, Wellington Caves (central eastern New South Wales, Australia). Journal of Quaternary Science.

Martin, M. L., & Weisbecker, V. (2023). Function and Constraint in the Marsupial Postcranium. In American and Australasian Marsupials: An Evolutionary, Biogeographical, and Ecological Approach (pp. 1-27). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Mather, E. K., Lee, M. S., Camens, A. B., & Worthy, T. H. (2023). A giant raptor (Aves: Accipitridae) from the Pleistocene of southern Australia. Journal of Ornithology, 1-28.

Nguyen, J.M.T. (2023). The earliest record of bowerbirds (Passeriformes, Ptilonorhynchidae) from the Oligo-Miocene of northern Australia, Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology. DOI: 10.1080/03115518.2023.2180537

Ristevski, J., Weisbecker, V., Scanlon, J. D., Price, G. J., & Salisbury, S. W. (2023). Cranial anatomy of the mekosuchine crocodylian Trilophosuchus rackhami Willis, 1993. The Anatomical Record, 306(2), 239-297.

Schwarzhans, W., Scofield, R.P, Tennyson, A.J.D., Worthy, J.P., & Worthy, T.H. (2023) The ‘Gulliver’ fish fauna of an early Miocene freshwater system of New Zealand; new insights from otoliths from the Bannockburn Formation, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 66:1, 102-129, DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2022.2153878

Shute, E. R., Clement, A. M., & Prideaux, G. J. (2023). Cranial adaptations of the Night Parrot (Psittaculidae: Pezoporus occidentalis), a cryptic nocturnal bird. Emu-Austral Ornithology, 1-11.

Slattery, P. S., Parslow, B. A., Lee, M. S., Batley, M., Walker, K. L., & Schwarz, M. P. (2023). Disparate continental scale patterns in floral host breadth of Australian colletid bees (Colletidae: Hymenoptera). Apidologie, 54(2), 1-16.

Steell, E. M., Nguyen, J. M., Benson, R. B., & Field, D. J. (2023). Comparative anatomy of the passerine carpometacarpus helps illuminate the early fossil record of crown Passeriformes. Journal of Anatomy, 242(3), 495-509.

Trinajstic, K., Long, J., Sanchez, S., Boisvert, C.A., Snitting, D., Tafforeau, P., Dupret, V., Clement, A.M., Currie, P.D., Roelofs, B. and Bevitt, J.J., (2023). Response to comment on “Exceptional preservation of organs in Devonian placoderms from the Gogo largerstätte”. Science, 380(6645), p.eadg3748.

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Viacava, P., Blomberg, S. P., & Weisbecker, V. (2023). The relative performance of geometric morphometrics and linear‐based methods in the taxonomic resolution of a mammalian species complex. Ecology and Evolution, 13(3), e9698.

Weisbecker, V. (2023). “Opossums–An Adaptive Radiation of New World Marsupials” by Robert Voss and Sharon Jansa. Australian Zoologist.

Worthy, T. H., De Pietri, V. L., Scofield, R. P., & Hand, S. J. (2023). A new Eocene species of presbyornithid (Aves, Anseriformes) from Murgon, Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 1-15.


Chinsamy, A., Handley, W. D., & Worthy, T. H. (2022). Osteohistology of Dromornis stirtoni (Aves: Dromornithidae) and the biological implications of the bone histology of the Australian mihirung birds. The Anatomical Record.

Clement, A. M., Challands, T. J., Cloutier, R., Houle, L., Ahlberg, P. E., Collin, S. P., & Long, J. A. (2022). Morphometric analysis of lungfish endocasts elucidates early dipnoan palaeoneurological evolution. Elife, 11, e73461.

Darlim, G., Lee, M. S., Walter, J., & Rabi, M. (2022). The impact of molecular data on the phylogenetic position of the putative oldest crown crocodilian and the age of the clade. Biology Letters, 18(2), 20210603.

Keirnan, A., Worthy, T. H., Smaers, J. B., Mardon, K., Iwaniuk, A. N., & Weisbecker, V. (2022). Not like night and day: the nocturnal letter-winged kite does not differ from diurnal congeners in orbit or endocast morphology. Royal Society Open Science, 9(5), 220135.

Kerr, I. A., & Prideaux, G. J. (2022). A new genus of kangaroo (Marsupialia, Macropodidae) from the late Pleistocene of Papua New Guinea. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 146(2), 295-318.

Kraehe, A. G., Weisbecker, V., Hill, R., & Hill, K. (2022). Threatened stick-nest rats preferably consume invasive boxthorn over native vegetation on Australia’s Reevesby Island.

Lambrides, A. B., Weisler, M. I., Clark, J. T., Quintus, S., Worthy, T. H., & Buckley, H. (2022). Assessing foraging variability on small islands in Manu ‘a (American Samoa) during the first millennium BC. Archaeology in Oceania, 57(1), 39-58.

Macrini, T. E., Leary, M., & Weisbecker, V. (2022). Evolution of the Brain and Sensory Structures in Metatherians. In Paleoneurology of Amniotes: New Directions in the Study of Fossil Endocasts (pp. 423-456). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Mather, E. K., Lee, M. S., & Worthy, T. H. (2022). A new look at an old Australian raptor places “Taphaetus” lacertosus de Vis 1905 in the Old World vultures (Accipitridae: Aegypiinae). Zootaxa, 5168(1), 1-23.

Mather, E. K., Lee, M. S., Camens, A. B., & Worthy, T. H. (2022). An exceptional partial skeleton of a new basal raptor (Aves: Accipitridae) from the late Oligocene Namba formation, South Australia. Historical Biology, 34(7), 1175-1207.

May, J. H., & Worthy, T. H. (2022). Foreword: Revisiting Lake Eyre Basin landscapes. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 146(1), 1-6.

McCurry, M.R., Cantrill, D.J., Smith, P.M., Beattie, R., Dettmann, M., Baranov, V., Magee, C., Nguyen, J.M., Forster, M.A., Hinde, J. and Pogson, R. (2022). A Lagerstätte from Australia provides insight into the nature of Miocene mesic ecosystems. Science Advances, 8(1), p.eabm1406.

McInerney, P. L., Arnold, L. J., Burke, C., Camens, A. B., & Worthy, T. H. (2022). Multiple occurrences of pathologies suggesting a common and severe bone infection in a population of the Australian Pleistocene giant, Genyornis newtoni (Aves, Dromornithidae). Papers in Palaeontology, 8(1), e1415.

Prideaux, G.J., Kerr, I.A., van Zoelen, J.D., Grün, R., van der Kaars, S., Oertle, A., Douka, K., Grono, E., Barron, A., Mountain, M.J. and Westaway, M.C., (2022). Re‐evaluating the evidence for late‐surviving megafauna at Nombe rockshelter in the New Guinea highlands. Archaeology in Oceania, 57(3), pp.223-248.

Salis, A.T., Bray, S.C., Lee, M.S., Heiniger, H., Barnett, R., Burns, J.A., Doronichev, V., Fedje, D., Golovanova, L., Harington, C.R. and Hockett, B. (2022). Lions and brown bears colonized North America in multiple synchronous waves of dispersal across the Bering Land Bridge. Molecular Ecology, 31(24), pp.6407-6421.

Todorov, O.S., Hird, C., Kraatz, B., Sherratt, E., Hill, N., de Sousa, A.A., Blomberg, S. and Weisbecker, V. (2022). Down a rabbit hole: burrowing behaviour and larger home ranges are related to larger brains in leporids. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 29(4), pp.957-967.

Trinajstic, K., Briggs, D. E., & Long, J. A. (2022). The Gogo Formation Lagerstätte: a view of Australia’s first great barrier reef. Journal of the Geological Society, 179(1), jgs2021-105.

Trinajstic, K., Long, J.A., Sanchez, S., Boisvert, C.A., Snitting, D., Tafforeau, P., Dupret, V., Clement, A.M., Currie, P.D., Roelofs, B. and Bevitt, J.J., (2022). Exceptional preservation of organs in Devonian placoderms from the Gogo lagerstätte. Science, 377(6612), pp.1311-1314.

Viacava, P., Baker, A. M., Blomberg, S. P., Phillips, M. J., & Weisbecker, V. (2022). Using 3D geometric morphometrics to aid taxonomic and ecological understanding of a recent speciation event within a small Australian marsupial (Antechinus: Dasyuridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 196(3), 963-978.

Wilson, C., Roberts, A., Fusco, D., & Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation. (2022). New data and syntheses for the zooarchaeological record from the Lower Murray River Gorge, South Australia: Applying a ngatji lens. Australian Archaeology, 88(2), 200-214.

Worthy, T. H., Scofield, R. P., Hand, S. J., De Pietri, V. L., & Archer, M. (2022). A swan-sized fossil anatid (Aves: Anatidae) from the early Miocene St Bathans Fauna of New Zealand. Zootaxa, 5168(1), 39-50.

Worthy, T. H., Scofield, R. P., Salisbury, S. W., Hand, S. J., De Pietri, V. L., Blokland, J. C., & Archer, M. (2022). A new species of Manuherikia (Aves: Anatidae) provides evidence of faunal turnover in the St Bathans Fauna, New Zealand. Geobios, 70, 87-107.

Worthy, T. H., Scofield, R. P., Salisbury, S. W., Hand, S. J., De Pietri, V. L., & Archer, M. (2022). Two new neoavian taxa with contrasting palaeobiogeographical implications from the early Miocene St Bathans Fauna, New Zealand. Journal of Ornithology, 163(3), 643-658.


Bradshaw, C. J., Johnson, C. N., Llewelyn, J., Weisbecker, V., Strona, G., & Saltré, F. (2021). Relative demographic susceptibility does not explain the extinction chronology of Sahul’s megafauna. Elife, 10, e63870.

Bradshaw, C.J., Chalker, J.M., Crabtree, S.A., Eijkelkamp, B.A., Long, J.A., Smith, J.R., Trinajstic, K. and Weisbecker, V., (2021). A fairer way to compare researchers at any career stage and in any discipline using open-access citation data. Plos one, 16(9), p.e0257141.

Butler, K., Travouillon, K.J., Evans, A.R., Murphy, L., Price, G.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. and 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, 28, pp.199-219.

Caldwell, M. W., Simões, T. R., Palci, A., Garberoglio, F. F., Reisz, R. R., Lee, M. S., & Nydam, R. L. (2021). Tetrapodophis amplectus is not a snake: re-assessment of the osteology, phylogeny and functional morphology of an Early Cretaceous dolichosaurid lizard. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 19(13), 893-952.

Chinsamy, A., & Worthy, T. H. (2021). Histovariability and palaeobiological implications of the bone histology of the dromornithid, Genyornis newtoni. Diversity, 13(5), 219.

Clement, A. M., Cloutier, R., Lu, J., Perilli, E., Maksimenko, A., & Long, J. (2021). A fresh look at Cladarosymblema narrienense, a tetrapodomorph fish (Sarcopterygii: Megalichthyidae) from the Carboniferous of Australia, illuminated via X-ray tomography. PeerJ, 9, e12597.

Clement, A. M., Mensforth, C. L., Challands, T. J., Collin, S. P., & Long, J. A. (2021). Brain reconstruction across the fish-tetrapod transition; Insights from modern amphibians. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 160.

De Pietri, V.L., Worthy, T.H., Scofield, R.P., Cole, T.L., Wood, J.R., Mitchell, K.J., Cibois, A., Jansen, J.J., Cooper, A.J., Feng, S. and Chen, W. (2021). A new extinct species of Polynesian sandpiper (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae: Prosobonia) from Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group, and the phylogenetic relationships of Prosobonia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 192(4), pp.1045-1070.

Dorey, J. B., Groom, S. V., Velasco‐Castrillón, A., Stevens, M. I., Lee, M. S., & Schwarz, M. P. (2021). Holocene population expansion of a tropical bee coincides with early human colonization of Fiji rather than climate change. Molecular Ecology, 30(16), 4005-4022.

Estefa, J., Tafforeau, P., Clement, A. M., Klembara, J., Niedźwiedzki, G., Berruyer, C., & Sanchez, S. (2021). New light shed on the early evolution of limb-bone growth plate and bone marrow. Elife, 10, e51581.

Fachini, T. S., Onary, S., Palci, A., Lee, M. S., Bronzati, M., & Hsiou, A. S. (2021). Cretaceous blind snake from Brazil fills major gap in snake evolution. Iscience, 24(3).

Handley, W. D., & Worthy, T. H. (2021). Endocranial anatomy of the giant extinct Australian Mihirung birds (Aves, Dromornithidae). Diversity, 13(3), 124.

Hospitaleche, C. A., & Worthy, T. H. (2021). New data on the Vegavis iaai holotype from the Maastrichtian of Antarctica. Cretaceous Research, 124, 104818.

Hume, J. P., Hutton, I., Middleton, G., Nguyen, J. M., & Wylie, J. (2021). A Terrestrial Vertebrate Palaeontological Reconnaissance of Lord Howe Island, Australia. Pacific Science, 75(1), 43-73.

Johnson, C. N., Dortch, J. and Worthy, T.H., ‘Interactions with Megafauna’, in Ian J. McNiven, and Bruno David (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Australia and New Guinea (online edn, Oxford Academic, 10 Feb. 2021),

Klug, C., Kerr, J., Lee, M. S. Y., & Cloutier, R. (2021). A late-surviving stem-ctenophore from the Late Devonian of Miguasha (Canada). Scientific Reports, 11(1), 19039-19039.

Lee, M. S., & Palci, A. (2021). Evolution: Morphological saturation and release in mammals. Current Biology, 31(13), R838-R840.

Long, J., Thomson, V., Burrow, C., & Turner, S. (2021). Fossil chondrichthyan remains from the Middle Devonian Kevington Creek Formation, South Blue Range, Victoria. In A. Pradel, J. S. S. Denton, & P. Janvier (Eds.), Ancient Fishes and their Living Relatives: a Tribute to John G. Maisey (pp. 239-245). Verlag, Dr Friedrich Pfeil.

Newton, A. H., Weisbecker, V., Pask, A. J., & Hipsley, C. A. (2021). Ontogenetic origins of cranial convergence between the extinct marsupial thylacine and placental gray wolf. Communications Biology, 4(1), 51.

Onary, S., Hsiou, A. S., Lee, M. S., & Palci, A. (2021). Redescription, taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of Boavus Marsh, 1871 (Serpentes: Booidea) from the early–middle Eocene of the USA. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 19(23), 1601-1622.

Palci, A., LeBlanc, A.R., Panagiotopoulou, O., Cleuren, S.G., Mehari Abraha, H., Hutchinson, M.N., Evans, A.R., Caldwell, M.W. and Lee, M.S., 2021. Plicidentine and the repeated origins of snake venom fangs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1956), p.20211391.

Ristevski, J., Price, G. J., Weisbecker, V., & Salisbury, S. W. (2021). First record of a tomistomine crocodylian from Australia. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 12158.

Seersholm, F. V., Grealy, A., McDowell, M. C., Cole, T. L., Arnold, L. J., Prideaux, G. J., & Bunce, M. (2021). Ancient DNA from bulk bone reveals past genetic diversity of vertebrate fauna on Kangaroo Island, Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 262, 106962.

Thorn, K. M., Hutchinson, M. N., Lee, M. S. Y., Brown, N. J., Camens, A. B., & Worthy, T. H. (2021). A new species of Proegernia from the Namba Formation in South Australia and the early evolution and environment of Australian egerniine skinks. Royal Society Open Science, 8(2), 201686.

Todorov, O. S., Blomberg, S. P., Goswami, A., Sears, K., Drhlík, P., Peters, J., & Weisbecker, V. (2021). Testing hypotheses of marsupial brain size variation using phylogenetic multiple imputations and a Bayesian comparative framework. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1947), 20210394.

Warburton, N. M., & Prideaux, G. J. (2021). The skeleton of Congruus kitcheneri, a semiarboreal kangaroo from the Pleistocene of southern Australia. Royal Society Open Science, 8(3), 202216.

Weisbecker, V. (2021). Evolution: Bend it like basal synapsids. Current Biology, 31(9), R437-R439.

Weisbecker, V., Rowe, T., Wroe, S., Macrini, T.E., Garland, K.L., Travouillon, K.J., Black, K., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Berlin, J.C. and Beck, R.M. (2021). Global elongation and high shape flexibility as an evolutionary hypothesis of accommodating mammalian brains into skulls. Evolution, 75(3), pp.625-640.

Whiteley, S. L., Georges, A., Weisbecker, V., Schwanz, L. E., & Holleley, C. E. (2021). Ovotestes suggest cryptic genetic influence in a reptile model for temperature-dependent sex determination. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1943), 20202819.

Worthy, T. H., Hand, S. J., Archer, M., Scofield, R. P., & De Pietri, V. L. (2021). Correction to ‘Evidence for a giant parrot from the Early Miocene of New Zealand’. Biology letters, 17(12), 20210608.


Challands, T.C., Pardo, J., Dutel, H. & Clement, A.M. 2020. Mandibular musculature constrains brain-endocast disparity between sarcopterygians. Royal Society Open Science 7, 200933.

Cloutier, R., Clement, A.M., Lee, M.S.Y., Noel, R., Bechard, I., Roy, V. & Long, J.A. 2020. Elpistostege and the origin of the vertebrate hand. Nature. 579, 549 ̶ 554.

Cloutier, R., Clement, A. M., Lee, M. S., Noël, R., Béchard, I., Roy, V., & Long, J. A. (2020). Author Correction: Elpistostege and the origin of the vertebrate hand. Nature, 583(7817), E28-E28.

Cloutier, R., Long, J. A., & Clement, A. M. (2020). The phylogenetic origin of fingers. [article in French] Medecine sciences: M/S, 36(12), 1221-1224.

De Pietri, V.L., T.H. Worthy, R.P. Scofield, T.L. Cole, J.R. Wood, A. Cibois, J.J.F.J. Jansen, K.J. Mitchell, A.J. Cooper, S.Feng, W. Chen, A.J.D. Tennyson, & G.M. Wragg. 2020. A new species of Polynesian sandpiper (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae: Prosobonia) from Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group, and the phylogenetic relationships of Prosobonia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. online early 7 Nov 2020,

De Pietri, V. L., Scofield, R. P., Zelenkov, N., Boles, W. E., & Worthy, T. H. (2020). The unexpected survival of an ancient lineage of anseriform birds into the Neogene of Australia: the youngest record of Presbyornithidae (vol 3, 150635, 2016). Royal Society Open Science, 7(11).

Dorey, J.B., Groom, S.V.C., Freedman, E.H., Matthews, C.S., Davies, O.K., Deans, E.J., Rebola, C., Stevens, M.I., Lee, M.S.Y. & Schwarz, M.P. 2020. Radiation of tropical island bees and the role of phylogenetic niche conservatism as an important driver of biodiversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287, 20200045.

Estafa, J., Tafforeau, P., Clement, A. M., Klembara, J., Niedzwiedzki, G., Berruyer, C., & Sanchez, S. 2020. New light shed on the early evolution of limb-bone growth plate and bone marrow. eLife. E-ISSN 2050-084X.

Guillerme, T., Puttick, M. N., Marcy, A. E., & Weisbecker, V. (2020). Shifting spaces: Which disparity or dissimilarity measurement best summarize occupancy in multidimensional spaces?. Ecology and Evolution, 10(14), 7261-7275.

Iwaniuk, A. N., Keirnan, A. R., Janetzki, H., Mardon, K., Murphy, S., Leseberg, N. P., & Weisbecker, V. (2020). The endocast of the Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) reveals insights into its sensory ecology and the evolution of nocturnality in birds. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-9.

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Lombal, A.J.M., Salis, A.T., Mitchell, K.J., Tennyson, A.J.D., Shepherd, L.D., Worthy, T.H., Woehler, E.J., Austin J.J. & Burridge, C.P. 2020. Using ancient DNA to quantify losses of genetic and species diversity in seabirds: a case study of Pterodroma petrels from a Pacific island.  Biodiversity and Conservation 29, 2361–2375.

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Long, J., & Cloutier, R. (2020). The Unexpected Origin of Fingers. Scientific American, 322(6), 46-53.

Marcy, A. E., Guillerme, T., Sherratt, E., Rowe, K. C., Phillips, M. J., & Weisbecker, V. (2020). Australian rodents reveal conserved cranial evolutionary allometry across 10 million years of murid evolution. The American Naturalist, 196(6), 755-768.

Nguyen, J. M., & Ho, S. Y. (2020). Calibrations from the fossil record. The Molecular Evolutionary Clock: Theory and Practice, 117-133.

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Palci, A., Hutchinson, M.N., Caldwell, M.W., Smith, K.T. & Lee, M.S.Y. 2020. The homologies and evolutionary reduction of the pelvis and hindlimbs in snakes, with the first report of ossified pelvic vestiges in an anomalepidid (Liotyphlops beui). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 188, 630–652.

Ristevski, J., Yates, A. M., Price, G. J., Molnar, R. E., Weisbecker, V., & Salisbury, S. W. (2020). Australia’s prehistoric ‘swamp king’: revision of the Plio-Pleistocene crocodylian genus Pallimnarchus de Vis, 1886. PeerJ, 8, e10466.

Strong, C.R.C., Caldwell, M.W., Konishi, T. & Palci, A. 2020. A new species of longirostrine plioplatecarpine mosasaur (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the late Cretaceous of Morocco, with a reevaluation of the problematic taxon ‘Platecarpusptychodon. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 1–36.

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Camens, A.B. & Worthy, T.H. 2019. Pliocene avian footprints from the Lake Eyre basin, South Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 39, e1676764.

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Hawkins, S. & Worthy, T.H. 2019. Lapita colonisation and avian extinctions in Oceania. In: Debating Lapita: Distribution, Chronology, Society and Subsistence, (Eds: S. Bedford & M. Spriggs), Terra Australis (Series) Vol. 52, Ch. 21, pp 439 ̶ 467, ,The Australian National University Press, Canberra. ISBN (print): 9781760463304; ISBN (online): 9781760463311, DOI: 10.22459/TA52.2019.

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McInerney, P.L., Lee, M.S.Y., Clement, A.M., & Worthy, T.H. 2019. The phylogenetic significance of the morphology of the syrinx, hyoid and larynx, of the southern cassowary, Casuarius casuarius (Aves, Palaeognathae). BMC Evolutionary Biology. 19, 233.

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Serrano, F.J., Chiappe, L.M., Palmqvist, P., Figuerido, B., Long, J. & Sanz, J.L. 2019. The effect of long-term atmospheric changes on the macroevolution of birds. Gondwana Research 65, 86 ̶ 96.

Sherratt, E., Sanders, K.L., Watson, A., Hutchinson, M.N., Lee, M.S.Y. & Palci, A. 2019. Heterochronic shifts mediate ecomorphological convergence in skull shape of microcephalic sea snakes. Integrative and comparative biology 59, 616 ̶ 624.

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Trinajstic, K., Boisvert, C., Long, J. & Johanson, Z. 2019.  Evolution of vertebrate reproduction. In: Evolution and Development of Fishes, (Eds: Z. Johanson, C. Underwood & M. Richter), Ch. 12, 207 ̶ 226, Cambridge University Press.

Trinajstic, K., Long, J.A. & Ivanov, S. 2019. A new genus of ptyctodont (Placodermi) from the late Devonian of Baltic area. Palaeontologia Electronica 22.2.23.

Walshe, K., Malone, G.,Telfer, K. & Gully, G. 2019. Aboriginal historical archaeological site, Kanyanyapilla camp, McLaren Vale, South Australia. Australian Archaeology 85, 196 ̶ 209.

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Easton, L.J., Rawlence, N.J. Worthy, T.H. Tennyson, A.J.D. Scofield, R.P. Easton, C.J. Bell, B.D. Whigham, P.A. Dickinson, K.J.M. Bishop, P.J. 2018. Testing species limits of New Zealand’s leiopelmatid frogs through morphometric analyses. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 183, 431 ̶ 444.

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Long, J.A. 2017. Why Australian vertebrate animals are so unique – a palaeontological perspective. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 244, 2 ̶ 10.

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Haouchar, D., Pacioni, C., Haile, J., McDowell, M.C., Baynes, A., Pjillips, M.J., Austin, J.J., Pope, L.C. & Bunce, M. 2016. Ancient DNA reveals complexity in the evolutionary history and taxonomy of the endangered Australian brush-tailed bettongs (Bettongia: Marsupialia: Macropodidae: Potoroinae). Biodivers and Conservation 25, 2907–2927.

Hawkins, S., Worthy, T.H., Bedford, S., Spriggs, M., Clark, G., Irwin, G., Best, S. & Kirch, P. 2016. Ancient tortoise hunting in the southwest Pacific. Scientific Reports 6, 38317.

Jankowski, N.R., Gully, G.A., Jacobs, Z., Roberts, R.G. & Prideaux, G.J. 2016. A late Quaternary vertebrate deposit in Kudjal Yolgah Cave, southwestern Australia: refining regional late Pleistocene extinctions. Journal of Quaternary Science 31, 538 ̶ 550.

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Long, J.A. 2016. Quantifying scientific significance of a fossil site: the Gogo fossil sites (late Devonian, Western Australia) as a case study. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 74, 5 ̶ 15.

Long, J.A., Large, R.R., Lee, M.S.Y., Benton, M., Danyshevsky, L., Chiappe, L.M., Halpin, J.A., Cantrill, D. & Lottermoser, B. 2015. Severe selenium depletion in the Phanerozoic oceans as a factor in three global mass extinction events. Gondwana Research 36, 209 ̶ 218.

Mitchell, K.J., Wood, J.R., Llamas, B., McLenachan, P.A., Kardailsky, O., Scofield, R.P., Worthy, T.H. & Cooper, A. 2016. Ancient mitochondrial genomes clarify the evolutionary history of New Zealand’s enigmatic acanthisittid wrens. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102, 295 ̶ 304.

Palci, A., Lee, M.S.Y. & Hutchinson, M.N. 2016. Patterns of postnatal ontogeny of the skull and lower jaw of snakes as revealed by micro‐CT scan data and three-dimensional geometric morphometrics. Journal of anatomy 229, 723 ̶ 754.

Qiao, T., King, B., Long, J.A., Ahlberg, P.E. & Zhu, M. 2016. Early gnathostome phylogeny revisited: multiple method consensus. PLoS ONE 11, e0163157.

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Shute, E.R., Prideaux, G.J. & Worthy, T.H. 2016. Three terrestrial Pleistocene coucals (Centropus: Cuculidae) from southern Australia: biogeographical and ecological significance. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177, 964 ̶ 1002.

Soubrier, J., Gower, G., Chen, K., (…) Lee, M.S.Y. et al. 2016. Early cave art and ancient DNA record the origin of European bison. Nature Communications 7, 13158.

Tyler, M.J. & Prideaux, G.J. 2016. Early to middle Pleistocene species of Litoria, Neobatrachus and Pseudophryne (Anura) from the Nullarbor Plain, Australia: first frogs from the “frog-free zone”. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 74, 403 ̶ 408.

Weisler, M.I., Lambrides, A.B.J., Quintus, S., Clark, J. & Worthy, T.H. 2016.  Colonisation and late period faunal assemblages from Ofu Island, American Samoa. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 7, 1 ̶ 19.

Worthy, T.H., 2016.  A Review of the fossil record of New Zealand lizards. In: New Zealand Lizards (Ed: D.G. Chapple), Ch.3, pp 65 ̶ 86, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-41672-4 ISBN 978-3-319-41674-8 (eBook).

Worthy T.H., Handley, W.D., Archer, M. & Hand, S.J. 2016. The extinct flightless mihirungs (Aves: Dromornithidae): cranial anatomy, a new species and assessment of Oligo-Miocene lineage diversity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 36, e1031345.

Worthy, T.H., Mitri, M., Handley, W.D., Lee, M.S.Y., Anderson A. & Sand, C. 2016. Osteology supports a stem-Galliform affinity for the giant extinct flightless bird Sylviornis neocaledoniae (Sylviornithidae, Galloanseres). PLoS ONE 11, e0150871.


Arman, S.D. & Prideaux, G.J. 2015. Dietary classification of extant kangaroos and their relatives (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea). Austral Ecology 40, 909 ̶ 922.

Choo, B. 2015. A new species of the Devonian actinopterygian Moythomasia from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, and fresh observations on M. durgaringa from the Gogo Formation of Western Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35, e952817.

De Pietri, V.L., Camens, A.B. & Worthy, T.H. 2015. A plains‐wanderer (Pedionomidae) that did not wander plains: a new species from the Oligocene of South Australia. Ibis 157, 68 ̶ 74.

Grealy, A.C., McDowell, M.C., Scofield, P., Murray, D.C., Fusco, D.A., Haile, J., Prideaux, G.J. & Bunce, M. 2015. A critical evaluation of how ancient DNA bulk bone metabarcoding complements traditional morphological analysis of fossil assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews 128, 3747.

Hand, S.J., Lee, D.E., Worthy, T.H., Archer, M., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Salisbury S.W., Scofield, R.P., Mildenhall D.C., Kennedy, E.M. & Lindqvist, J.K. 2015. Miocene fossils reveal ancient roots for New Zealand’s endemic Mystacina (Chiroptera) and its rainforest habitat. PLoS ONE 10, e0128871.

King, B. & Lee, M.S.Y. 2015. Epoch‐based likelihood models reveal no evidence for accelerated evolution of viviparity in squamate reptiles in response to cenozoic climate change. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324, 525 ̶ 531.

King, B. & Lee, M.S.Y. 2015. Ancestral state reconstruction, rate heterogeneity, and the evolution of reptile viviparity. Systematic Biology 64, 532 ̶ 544.

Large, R.R., Halpin, J.A., Lounejeva, E., Danyushevsky, L.V., Maslennikov, V.V., Gregory, D., Sack, P.J., Haines, P.W., Long, J.A., Makoundi, C. & Stepanov, A.S. 2015. Cycles of nutrient trace elements in the Phanerozoic ocean.  Gondwana Research 28, 1282 ̶ 1293.

Llamas, B., Brotherton, P., Mitchell, K.J., Templeton, J.E.L., Thomson, V.A.,  Metcalf, J.L., Armstrong, K.N.,  Kasper, M.,  Richards, S.M., Camens, A.B., Lee, M.S.Y. &  Cooper, A. 2015. Late Pleistocene Australian marsupial DNA clarifies the affinities of extinct megafaunal kangaroos and wallabies. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32, 574 ̶ 584.

Long, J.A., Burrow, C., Ginter, M., Maisey, J., Coates, M.I. & Trinajstic, K.M. 2015. First shark from the late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo formation, Western Australia sheds new light on the development of tessellated calcified cartilage. PLOS ONE, 10, e0126066.

Long, J.A., Mark-Kurik, E., Johanson, Z., Lee, M.S.Y., Young, G.C., Zhu, M., Ahlberg, P.E., Newman, M., Jones, R., Den Blaauwen, J., Choo, B. & Trinajstic, K. 2015. Copulation in antiarch placoderms and the origin of gnathostome internal fertilisation. Nature, 517, 196 ̶ 199.

McDowell, M.C., Haouchar, D., Aplin, K.P., Bunce, M., Baynes, A. & Prideaux, G.J. 2015. Morphological and molecular evidence supports specific recognition of the recently extinct Bettongia anhydra (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Journal of Mammalogy 96, 287 ̶ 296.

McDowell, M.C., Prideaux, G.J., Walshe, K., Bertuch, F. & Jacobsen, G.E. 2015. Re-evaluating the late Quaternary fossil mammal assemblage of Seton Rockshelter, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, including the evidence for late-surviving megafauna. Journal of Quaternary Science 30, 355 ̶ 364.

Pearson, S.K., Tobe, S.S., Fusco, D.A., Bull, C.M. & Gardner, M.G. 2015. Piles of scats for piles of DNA: deriving DNA of lizards from their faeces. Australian Journal of Zoology 62, 507 ̶ 514.

Prowse, T.A.A., Correll, R.A., Johnson, C.N., Prideaux, G.J. & Brook, B.W. 2015. Empirical tests of harvest-induced body-size evolution along a geographic gradient in Australian macropods. Journal of Animal Ecology 84, 299 ̶ 309.

Rodríguez-Rey M., Herrando-Pérez S., Gillespie R., Jacobs, Z., Saltré F., Brook B.W., Prideaux, G.J., Roberts R.G., Cooper, A., Alroy J., Miller, G.H., Bird, M.I., Johnson, C.N., Beeton, N.J., Turney, C.S.M. & Bradshaw, C.J.A. 2015. Criteria for assessing the quality of middle Pleistocene to Holocene vertebrate fossil ages. Quaternary Geochronology 30, 69 ̶ 79.

Trinajstic, K.M., Boisvert,C., Long, J.A., Maksimenko, A. & Johanson, Z. 2015. Pelvic and reproductive structures in placoderms (stem gnathostomes). Biological Reviews (Cambridge) 90, 467 ̶ 501.

Turner, S. & Long, J.A. 2015. The Woodward factor: Arthur Smith Woodward’s legacy to geology in Australia and Antarctica. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 430, 261 ̶ 288.

Wells, R.T. 2015. Vombatidae (Wombats). In: Handbook of The Mammals of the World (Eds: D. Wilson, & R.A. Mittermeier) Vol. 5 pp. 418 ̶ 434, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Worthy, T.H., Hawkins, S., Bedford, S. & Spriggs, M. 2015. Avifauna from the Teouma Lapita site, Efate Island, Vanuatu, including a new genus and species of megapode. Pacific Science 69, 205 ̶ 254.

Worthy, T.H. & Yates, A. 2015. Connecting the thigh and foot: resolving the association of post-cranial elements in the species of Ilbandornis (Aves: Dromornithidae). Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 39, 407 ̶ 427.


Choo, B., Zhu, M., Zhao, W., Jia, L. & Zhu, Y. 2014. The largest Silurian vertebrate and its palaeoecological implications. Scientific Reports 4, 5242.

Collins, C.J., Rawlence, N.J., Worthy, T.H., Scofield, R.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Smith, I., Knapp, M. & Waters, J.M. 2014. Pre-human New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) rookeries on mainland New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 44, 1 ̶ 16.

Haouchar, D., Haile, J., McDowell, M.C., Murray, D.C., White, N.E., Allcock, R.J.N., Phillips, M., Prideaux, G.J. & Bunce, M. 2014. Thorough assessment of DNA preservation from fossil bone and sediments excavated from a late Pleistocene–Holocene cave deposit on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 84, 56 ̶ 64.

King, B. & Denholm, B. 2014. Malpighian tubule development in the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum). Arthropod Structure & Development 43, 605 ̶ 613.

Lalas, C., Hamel, J., Tennyson, A.J.D. & Worthy. T.H. 2014. Southern extensions for Holocene records of Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) and New Zealand musk duck (Biziura delautouri) in New Zealand.  Notornis 61, 106 ̶ 108.

Large, R.R., Halpin, J.A., Danyushevsky, L.V., Maslennikov, V.Y., Bull, S.W., Long, J.A., Lottermoser, B.G., Greghory, D., Lounenejeva, E., Lyons, T.W., McGoldrick, P., Haines, P.W., Sack, P.J. & Calver, C.R.A. 2014. Trace element content of sedimentary pyrite as a new proxy for deep-time ocean–atmosphere evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 389, 209 ̶ 220.

Long, J.A., Mark-Kurik. E. & Young, G.C. 2014. Taxonomic revision of buchanosteoid placoderms (Arthrodira) from the early Devonian of south-eastern Australia and Arctic Russia. Australian Journal of Zoology 62, 26 ̶ 43.

McDowell, M.C. 2014. Holocene vertebrate fossils aid the management and restoration of Australian ecosystems. Ecological Management & Restoration 15, 58 ̶ 63.

Mitchell, K.J., Llamas, B., Soubrier, J., Rawlence, N.J., Worthy, T.H., Wood, J., Lee, M.S.Y. & Cooper, A. 2014. Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution. Science 344, 898 ̶ 900.

Nguyen, J.M.T., Boles W.E., Worthy T.H., Hand, S.J. & Archer, M. 2014. New specimens of the logrunner Orthonyx kaldowinyeri (Passeriformes: Orthonychidae) from the Oligo-Miocene of Australia. Alcheringa 38, 245 ̶ 255.

Trinajstic, K., Roelofs, B., Burrow, C.J., Long, J.A. & Turner, S. 2014. Devonian vertebrates of the Canning and Carnarvon basins with an overview of Paleozoic vertebrates of Western Australia. J. Roy. Soc. W. Aust. 97, 133 ̶ 151.

Worthy, T.H., Hand, S.J. & Archer, M. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships of the Australian Oligo-Miocene ratite Emuarius gidju Casuariidae. Integrative Zoology 9, 148 ̶ 166.

Young, G.C. & Long, J.A. 2014. New arthrodires (placoderm  fishes) from the Aztec siltstone (late Middle Devonian) of southern Victoria land, Antarctica. Australian Journal of Zoology 62, 44 ̶ 62.

Zhang, Q., Wen, W., Hu, S., Benton, M.J., Zhou, C., Xie, T., Lü, T., Huang, J., Choo, B.,  Chen, Z.,  Liu, J. &  Zhang, Q. 2014. Nothosaur foraging tracks from the middle Triassic of southwestern China. Nature communications 5, 3973.


Brook, B.W., Bradshaw C.J.A., Cooper, A., Johnson, C.N., Worthy T.H., Bird, M., Gillespie, R. & Roberts, R.G. 2013. Letter – Lack of chronological support for stepwise pre-human extinctions of Australian megafauna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U. S. A., 110, E3368.

Camens, A.B. & Carey, S.P. 2013. Contemporaneous trace and body fossils from a late Pleistocene lakebed in Victoria, Australia, allow assessment of bias in the fossil record. PloS ONE 8, e52957.

Chambers, G.K. & Worthy, T.H. 2013. Our evolving view of the kakapo and its allies. Notornis 60, 197 ̶ 200.

Farlow, J.O., Holtz, Jr. T.R. & Worthy, T.H. 2013. Feet of the fierce (and not so fierce): pedal proportions in large theropods, other non-avian dinosaurs and large ground birds. In: Origin, Systematics and Paleobiology of Tyrannosauridae (Eds: J.M. Parrish, R.E. Molnar., P.J. Currie & E.B. Koppelhus), Ch.5, pp 88 ̶ 132. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, USA.

Fitzgerald, E.M.G., Velez-Juarbe, J. & Wells, R.T. 2013. Miocene sea cow (Sirenia) from Papua New Guinea sheds light on Sirenian evolution in the Indo-Pacific. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33, 956 ̶ 963.

Graham, J.B., Wegner, N.C., Miller, L.A., Jew, C.J., Lai, N.C., Berquist, R.M., Frank, L.R. & Long, J.A. 2013. Spiracular air breathing in polypterid fishes and its implications for aerial respiration in stem tetrapods. Nature Communications 5, 3022.

Hand, S.J., Worthy, T.H. Archer, M., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D. & Scofield R.P. 2013. Miocene mystacinids (Chiroptera: Noctilionoidea) indicate a long history for endemic bats in New Zealand. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33, 1442 ̶ 1448.

Long, J.A. & Daeschler, E.B. 2013. First articulated phyllolepid placoderm from North America, with comments on phyllolepid systematics. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 162, 33 ̶ 46.

McDowell, M.C., Bestland, E.A., Bertuch, F., Ayliffe, L.K., Hellstrom, J.C., Jacobsen, G.E. & Prideaux, G.J. 2013. Chronology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of a late Pleistocene to mid-Holocene cave accumulation on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boreas 42, 974 ̶ 994.

Murray, D.C., Haile, J., Dortch, J., White, N.E., Haouchar, D., Bellgard, M.I., Allcock, R.J.N., Prideaux, G.J. & Bunce, M. 2013. Scrapheap challenge: a novel bulk-bone metabarcoding method to investigate ancient DNA in faunal assemblages. Scientific Reports 3, 3371.

Nguyen, J.M.T., Worthy, T.H., Boles, W.E., Hand, S.J. & Archer, M. 2013. A new cracticid (Passeriformes: Cracticidae) from the early Miocene of Australia.  Emu 113, 374 ̶ 382.

Trinajstic. K., Sanchez, S., Dupret, V., Tafforeau, P., Long, J.A., Young, G.C., Senden, T., Boisvert, C., Power, N. & Ahlberg, P.E. 2013. Fossil musculature of the most primitive jawed vertebrates.  Science, 341, 160 ̶ 164.

Wood, J.R., Wilmshurst, J.M., Rawlence, N.J. Bonner, K.I., Worthy, T.H., Kinsella, J.M. & Cooper, A. 2013. A megafauna’s microfauna – gastrointestinal parasites of New Zealand’s extinct moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes). PlosOne 8, e57315.

Wood, J.R., Wilmshurst, J.M., Richardson, S.J.,  Rawlence, N.J., Wagstaff, S.J., Worthy, T.H. & Cooper, A. 2013. Resolving lost herbivore community structure using coprolites of four sympatric moa species (Aves: Dinornithiformes).  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, 16910 ̶ 16915.

Worthy, T.H., Anderson, A. & Sand, C. 2013. An extinct Austral snipe (Aves: Coenocorypha) from New Caledonia.  Emu 113, 383 ̶ 393.

Worthy, T.H., Tennyson, A.J.D., Scofield, R.P. & Hand. S.J. 2013. Early Miocene fossil frogs (Anura: Leiopelmatidae) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 43, 211 ̶ 230.

Worthy, T.H., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D.. Salisbury, S.W., Hand, S.J. & Scofield, R.P. 2013. Miocene fossils show that kiwi (Apteryx, Apterygidae) are probably not phyletic dwarves. In: Paleornithological Research 2013Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. (Eds: U.B. Göhlich, & A. Kroh) p. I-XXX + 1-306, Vienna (Natural History Museum Vienna). Pp 63–80. ISBN 978-3-902421-82-1

Worthy, T.H., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D. & Scofield, R.P. 2013. A bittern (Aves: Ardeidae) from the early Miocene of New Zealand. Paleontological Journal 47, 1331 ̶ 1343.


Macken, A.C., Prideaux, G.J. & Reed, E.H. 2012. Variation and pattern in responses of mammal faunas to late Pleistocene climatic change in south eastern South Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science 27, 415 ̶ 424.

McDowell, M.C., Baynes, A., Medlin, G.C. & Prideaux, G.J. 2012. The impact of European colonisation on Holocene mammals of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. The Holocene 22, 1441 ̶ 1450.

Prideaux, G.J. & Tedford, R.T. 2012. Tjukuru wellsi gen. et sp. nov., a lagostrophine kangaroo (Diprotodontia, Macropodidae) from the Pliocene (Tirarian) of northern South Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32, 717721.


Kemper, C.M., Cooper, S.J.B., Medlin, G.C., Adams, M., Stemmer, D., Saint, K.M., McDowell, M.C. & Austin, J.J. 2011. Cryptic grey-bellied dunnart (Sminthopsis griseoventer) discovered in South Australia: genetic, morphological and subfossil analyses show the value of collecting voucher material. Australian Journal of Zoology 59, 127 ̶ 144.

Laurance, W.F., Dell, B., Turton, S.M., Lawes, M.J., Hutley, L.B., McCallum, H., Dale, P., Bird, M.I., Hardy, G., Prideaux, G.J., Gawne, B., McMahon, C.R., Yu, R., Hero, J.M., Schwarzkopf, L., Krockenberger, A., Douglas, M., Silvester, E., Mahony, M., Vella, K., Saikia, U., Wahren, C.H., Xu, Z., Smith, B. & Cocklin, C. 2011. The ten Australian ecosystems most vulnerable to tipping points. Biological Conservation 144, 1472 ̶ 1480.

Macken, A.C., Jankowski, N.R., Price, G.J., Bestland, E.A., Reed, E.H., Prideaux, G.J. & Roberts, R.G. 2011. Application of sedimentary and chronological analyses to refine the depositional context of a late Pleistocene vertebrate deposit, Naracoorte, South Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 2690 ̶ 2702.

Start, A.N., Burbidge, A.A., McDowell, M.C. & McKenzie, N.L. 2011. The status of non-volant mammals along a rainfall gradient in the southwest Kimberley, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 34, 36 ̶ 48.

Warburton, N.M., Harvey, K.J., Prideaux, G.J. & O’Shea, J.E. 2011. Functional morphology of the forelimb of living and extinct tree-kangaroos (Diprotodontia: Macropodinae). Journal of Morphology 272, 1230 ̶ 1244.


Baynes, A. & McDowell, M.C. 2010. The original mammal fauna of the Pilbara biogeographic region of northwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 78, 285-298.

Camens, A.B. & Wells, R.T. 2010. Palaeobiology of Euowenia grata (Marsupialia: Diprotodontinae) and its presence in northern South Australia. J. Mammal Evol. 17, 3–19.

Forbes, M.S., Kohn, M.J., Bestland, E.A. & Wells, R.T. 2010. Late Pleistocene environmental change interpreted from δ13C and δ18O of tooth enamel from the Black Creek Swamp megafauna site, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 291, 319–327.

McDowell, M.C. & Medlin, G.C. 2010. Natural resource management implications of the pre-European nonvolant mammal fauna of the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Australian Mammalogy 32, 87–93.

Megirian, D., Prideaux, G.J., Murray, P.F. & Smit, N. 2010. An Australian land mammal age biochronological scheme. Paleobiology 36, 658 ̶ 671.

Prideaux, G.J., Gully, G.A., Couzens, A.M.C., Ayliffe, L.K., Jankowski, N.R., Jacobs, Z., Roberts, R.G., Hellstrom, J.C., Gagan, M.K. & Hatcher, L.M. 2010. Timing and dynamics of late Pleistocene mammal extinctions in southwestern Australia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107, 22157 ̶ 22162.

Prideaux, G.J. & Warburton, N.M. 2010. An osteology-based appraisal of the phylogeny and evolution of kangaroos and wallabies (Macropodidae, Marsupialia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 159, 954 ̶ 987.

Warburton, N.M. & Prideaux, G.J. 2010. Functional pedal morphology of the extinct tree-kangaroo Bohra (Diprotodontia: Macropodinae). In Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-kangaroos (Eds: G.M. Coulson & M.D.B. Eldridge), pp. 137 ̶ 151, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.


Camens, A. & Wells, R.T. 2009. Diprotodontid footprints from the Pliocene of central Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 29, 863 ̶ 869.

Forbes, M.S., Krull, E.S., Bestland, E.A. & Wells, R.T. 2009. Chronology and organic chemistry of the Black Creek Swamp megafauna site (late Pleistocene), Kangaroo Island, Australia. Boreas 38, 705 ̶ 717.

McDowell, M.C. & Medlin, G.C. 2009. The effects of drought on prey selection of the barn owl (Tyto alba) in the Strzelecki Regional Reserve, north-eastern South Australia. Australian Mammalogy 31, 47 ̶ 55.

Prideaux, G.J., Ayliffe, L.K., DeSantis, L.R.G., Schubert, B.W., Murray, P.F., Gagan, M.K. & Cerling, T.E. 2009. Extinction implications of a chenopod browse diet for a giant Pleistocene kangaroo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 106, 11646 ̶ 11650.

Prideaux, G.J. & Warburton, N.M. 2009. Bohra nullarbora sp. nov., a second tree-kangaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from the Pleistocene of the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25, 165 ̶ 178.

Wells, R.T., Murray, P.F. & Bourne, S.J. 2009. Pedal morphology of the marsupial lion Thylacoleo carnifex (Diprotodontia: Thylacoleonidae) from the Pleistocene of Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 29, 1335 ̶ 1340.


Ayliffe, L.K., Prideaux, G.J., Bird, M.I., Grün, R., Roberts, R.G., Gully, G.A., Jones, R., Fifield, L.K. & Cresswell, R.G. 2008. Age constraints on Pleistocene megafauna at Tight Entrance Cave in southwestern Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 1784 ̶ 1788.

Gillespie R., Fifield L.K., Levchenko V., & Wells, R.T. 2008. New 14C ages on cellulose from Diprotodon gut contents: explorations in oxidation chemistry and combustion. Radiocarbon 50, 75 ̶ 81.

Grun R., Wells R., Eggins S., Spooner N., Aubert M., Brown L. & Rhodes E. 2008. Electron spin resonance dating of South Australian megafauna sites. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 55, 917 ̶ 935.

Prideaux, G.J. & Warburton, N.M. 2008. A new Pleistocene tree-kangaroo (Diprotodontia: Macropodidae) from the Nullarbor Plain of south-central Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28, 463 ̶ 478.[463:ANPTDM]2.0.CO;2


Forbes, M.S., Bestland, E.A., Wells, R.T. & Krull, E.S. 2007. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the late Pleistocene to early Holocene Robertson Cave sedimentary deposit, Naracoorte, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 54, 541 ̶ 559.

Prideaux, G.J., Long, J.A., Ayliffe, L.K., Hellstrom, J., Pillans, B., Boles, W.E., Hutchinson, M.N., Roberts, R.G., Cupper, M.L., Arnold, L.J., Devine, P.D. & Warburton, N.M. 2007. An arid-adapted middle Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from south-central Australia. Nature 445, 422 ̶ 425.

Prideaux, G.J., Roberts, R.G., Megirian, D., Westaway, K.E., Hellstrom, J.C. & Olley, J.M. 2007. Mammalian responses to Pleistocene climate change in southeastern Australia. Geology 35, 33 ̶ 36.


Fraser, R.A. & Wells, R.T. 2006. Palaeontological excavation and taphonomic investigation of the late Pleistocene fossil deposit in Grant Hall, Victoria Fossil Cave, Naracoorte, South Australia, Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology Special Issue 1, 147 ̶ 161.

Grün, R., Eggins, S., Wells, R.T., Rhodes, E., Bestland, E., Spooner, N., Ayling, M., Forbes, M. & McCulloch, M. 2006. A cautionary tale from down under: dating the Black Creek Swamp megafauna site on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Quaternary Geochronology 1, 142–150.

Helgen, K.M., Wells, R.T., Kear, B.P., Gerdtz, W.R. & Flannery, T.F. 2006. Ecological and evolutionary significance of sizes of giant extinct kangaroos. Australian Journal of Zoology, 54, 293 ̶ 303.

Pate, D.F., McDowell, M.C, Wells, R.T. & Smith, A.M. 2006. Additional AMS radiocarbon dates for Wet Cave and the timing of megafaunal extinctions in the Naracoorte region of South Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 30, 277 ̶ 279.

Prideaux, G.J. 2006. Mid-Pleistocene vertebrate records: Australia. In: Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (Ed: S.A. Elias), pp. 1517 ̶ 1537, Elsevier, Oxford.

Reed, E.H., Bourne, S.J., Megirian, D., Prideaux, G.J. & Young, G.C. (Eds). 2006. Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology Special Issue 1.

Tedford R.H., Wells R.T. & Prideaux, G.J. 2006. Pliocene and earlier Pleistocene marsupial evolution in southeastern Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology Special Issue 1, 313 ̶ 322.

Wells, R.T., Grün, R., Sullivan, J., Forbes, M.S., Dalgairns, S., Bestland, E.A., Rhodes, E.J.,Walshe, K.E., Spooner, N.A. & Eggins, S. 2006. Late Pleistocene megafauna site at Black Creek Swamp, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 30, 367 ̶ 387.


Forbes, M., Bestland, E. & Wells R.T. 2004. Preliminary radiocarbon dates on bulk soil organic matter from the Black Creek megafauna fossil site, Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Radiocarbon 46, 437 ̶ 443.

Johnson, C.N. & Prideaux, G.J. 2004. Extinctions of herbivorous mammals in Australia’s late Pleistocene in relation to their feeding ecology: no evidence for environmental change as cause of extinction. Austral Ecology 29, 553–557.

Prideaux, G.J. 2004. Systematics and evolution of the sthenurine kangaroos. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 146, i-xviii, 1 ̶ 623.


Pate, F.D., McDowell, M.C., Wells, R.T. & Smith, A.M. 2002. Last recorded evidence for megafauna at Wet Cave, Naracoorte, South Australia 45,000 years ago. Australian Archaeology, 54, 53 ̶ 55.

Westerman, M., Burk, A., Amrine-Madsen, H.M., Prideaux, G.J., Case, J.A. & Springer, M.S. 2002. Molecular evidence for the last survivor of an ancient kangaroo lineage. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 9, 209–223.


Grun, R., Moriarty K.C. & Wells R.T. 2001. ESR dating of the fossil deposits in the Naracoorte Caves, South Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science 16, 49 ̶ 59.<49::AID-JQS570>3.0.CO;2-%23

Roberts, R.G., Flannery, T.F., Ayliffe, L.K., Yoshida, H., Olley, J.M., Prideaux, G.J., Laslett, G.M., Baynes, A., Smith, M.A., Jones, R. & Smith, B.L. 2001. Archaeology and Australian megafauna: response to Field and Fullager. Science 294, 7a.

Roberts, R.G., Yoshida, H., Flannery, T.F., Ayliffe, L.K., Olley, J.M., Prideaux, G.J., Laslett, G.M., Baynes, A., Smith, M.A., Jones, R. & Smith, B.L. 2001. New ages for the last Australian megafauna: continent-wide extinction about 46,000 years ago. Science 292, 1888–1892.


Brown, S.P. & Wells, R.T. 2000. A middle Pleistocene vertebrate fossil assemblage from Cathedral Cave, Naracoorte, South Australia, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 124, 91 ̶ 104.

Moriarty K.C., McCulloch M.T., Wells, R.T. & McDowell, M.C. 2000. Mid-Pleistocene cave fills, megafaunal remains and climate change at Naracoorte, South Australia: towards a predictive model using U-Th dating of speleothems, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 159, 113 ̶ 143.

Prideaux, G.J. 2000. Simosthenurus newtonae sp. nov., a widespread sthenurine kangaroo (Diprotodontia: Macropodidae) from the Pleistocene of southern and eastern Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum 33, 1 ̶ 15.


Prideaux, G. J. 1999. Borungaboodie hatcheri gen. et sp. nov., a very large bettong (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) from the Pleistocene of southwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 57, 317–329.

Wroe, S., Myers, T.J., Wells, R.T. & Gillespie, A. 1999. Estimating the weight of the Pleistocene marsupial lion, Thylacoleo carnifex (Thylacoleonidae: Marsupialia): implications for the ecomorphology of a marsupial super-predator and hypotheses of impoverishment of Australian marsupial carnivore faunas. Australian Journal of Zoology 47, 489 ̶ 498.


Ayliffe, L.K., Marianelli, P.C., Moriarty, K.C., Wells, R.T., McCulloch, M.T., Mortimer, G.E. & Hellstrom, J.C. 1998. 500 ka precipitation record from southeastern Australia: evidence for interglacial relative aridity. Geology 26, 147 ̶ 150.<0147:KPRFSA>2.3.CO;2

Gaughwin M.D., Breed W.G. & Wells R.T. 1998. Seasonal reproduction in a population of southern hairy-nosed wombats, Lasiorhinus latifrons, in the Blanchetown region of South Australia. In: Wombats. (Eds: R.T. Wells. & P. Pridmore) pp. 119 ̶ 112, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney.

McGregor, F. & Wells, R.T. 1998. Population status of the southern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus latifrons in the Murraylands of South Australia. In: Wombats. (Eds: R.T. Wells. & P. Pridmore) pp. 228 ̶ 242, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney.

Prideaux, G.J. & Wells, R.T. 1998. Sthenurus baileyi  sp. nov., a new fossil kangaroo from the Pleistocene of southern Australia.  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 122, 1 ̶ 15.

Wells R.T. & Green B. 1998. Aspects of water metabolism in the southern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus latifrons. In: Wombats. (Eds: R.T. Wells. & P. Pridmore) pp. 61 ̶ 66, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney.

Wells R.T. & Pridmore P. (Eds.) 1998. Wombats, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney.


Ayliffe L. K., Moriarty K.C., Marianelli, P.C. & Wells R.T. 1997. Constraints on the ages of Mid-Pleistocene megafaunal assemblages from southern Australia by U/Th dating of associated speleothems.  Sixth Australasian archaeometry conference Conference handbook pp. 155. Australia: AINSE.

Megirian, D., Murray P.F. & Wells R.T. 1997. The late Miocene Ongeva local fauna of central Australia. The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 13, 9 ̶ 37.;dn=242950607659556;res=IELHSS

Prideaux, G. & Wells R.T. 1997. New Sthenurus  species (Macropodidae, Diprotodontia) from Wellington Caves and Bingara, New South Wales. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W.  117, 181 ̶ 196.

Ride, W.D.L., Pridmore, P.A., Barwick, R.E., Wells, R.T. & Heady, R.D. 1997. Towards a biology of Propleopus oscillans (Marsupialia: Propleopinae, Hypsiprymnodontidae), Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 117, 243 ̶ 328.


Wells, R.T. (1996). Earth’s geological history: A contextual framework of assessment of World Heritage Fossil Site nominations. IUCN, Switzerland.


Wells, R.T. 1995. The southern hairy-nosed wombat, Lasiorhinus latifrons (Owen). In: Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals (Ed: R.Strahan), pp 120, Reed Books, Sydney.

Wells, R.T. & Tedford, R.H. 1995. Sthenurus  (Macropodidae: Marsupialia) from the Pleistocene of Lake Callabonna, South Australia. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 225, 1 ̶ 111.


Baudinette, R.V., Wells, R.T. Sanderson, K.J. & Clark, B. 1994. Microclimatic conditions in maternity caves of the bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii: an attempted restoration of a former maternity site. Wildlife Research 21, 607 ̶ 619.

Prideaux, G.J. 1994. A small sthenurine kangaroo from a Pleistocene cave deposit, Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 118, 133–138.

Prideaux, G.J. & Wells R.T. 1994. A new extinct kangaroo (Marsupialia, Macropodidae) from southeastern Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum 27, 227.


Baynes, A. & Wells R.T. 1993. Responses of mammals in western and central southern Australia to late Quaternary climatic changes. Paper presented at International Theriological Congress, Sydney.

Murray P.F., Megirian D., & Wells R.T. 1993. Kolopsis ypres  sp. nov. (Zygomaturinae, Marsupialia) from the Ongeva local fauna: new evidence for the age of the Alcoota fossil beds of central Australia. The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 10, 155 ̶ 172.;dn=728842598693976;res=IELHSS


Tedford, R.H., Wells, R.T. & Barghoorn, S.F. 1992. Tirari formation and contained faunas, Pliocene of the Lake Eyre basin, South Australia. The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 9, 173 ̶ 194.;dn=728544471153845;res=IELHSS


Griffiths, M., Wells, R.T. & Barrie, D.J. 1991. Observations on the skulls of fossil and extant echidnas (Monotremata: Tachyglossidae). Australian Mammalogy, 14, 87 ̶ 101.


Tedford, R.H. & Wells, R.T. 1990. Pleistocene deposits and fossil vertebrates from the “Dead Heart of Australia”, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 28, 263 ̶ 284.


Wells, R.T. 1989. Vombatidae. In: Fauna of Australia. (Eds: D.W.Walton & B.J. Richardson), Vol: 1b Mammalia, Ch. 3, pp 755 ̶ 768, AGPS Canberra.

Wells, R.T. 1989. The biology of the hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons (Owen)). In: S.A. National Parks and Wildlife State Management Plan for the Hairy-nosed Wombat. (Eds: B.J. St.John & G.M.Saunders). S.A. Dept. Environment and Planning.


Murray, P., Wells, R.T. & Plane, M. 1987. The cranium of Wakaleo vanderleuri, a mid-Miocene thylacoleonid from the Northern Territory. In: Possums and Opossums – Studies in Evolution. (Ed: M. Archer), pp 433 ̶ 466, Royal Zool. Soc. of N.S.W., Sydney, Surrey Beatty and Sons.


Tedford, R.H., Wells, R.T. & Williams, D.L.G. 1986. Late Cainzoic sediments and fossil vertebrates. In: The Lake Eyre Basin Cainozoic Sediments, Fossil Vertebrates and Plants, Landforms, Silcretes and Climatic Implications, (Eds: R.T. Wells & R.A. Callen) pp 44 ̶ 72, Australian Sedimentologists Group Field Studies Series No 4. Geological Society of Australia.

Wells, R.T. & Callen, R.A. (Eds.) 1986. The Lake Eyre Basin Cainozoic Sediments, Fossil Vertebrates and Plants, Landforms, Silcretes and Climatic Implications. Australasian Sedimentologists Group Field Guide Series No. 4, Geological Society of Australia.

Williams, S. & Wells, R.T. 1986. Providing water for native fauna in arid habitats. In: Rangelands: a resource under siege. (Eds: P.J. Joss, P.W. Lynch & O.B.Williams), pp 558 ̶ 559, Proceedings of the Second International Rangelands Congress, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, Australia.


Tedford, R.H. & Wells, R.T. 1985. Sthenurus (Owen, 1873) The monodactyl kangaroos. In: Kadimakara Extinct Vertebrates of Australia. (Eds. P.Vickers-Rich, G.F.Van Tets & F. Knight).

Wells, R.T. 1985. Thylacoleo carnifex: a marsupial lion. In: Kadimakara: Extinct Vertebrates of Australia. (Eds: P.Vickers-Rich & G.F.Van Tets). pp 225 ̶ 229. Pioneer Design Studio.


Haight, J.R. & Wells, R.T. 1984.  Brain endocasts from two extinct kangaroo genera, Procoptodon and Sthenurus. J. Anat.

Tedford, R.H., Wells R.T. & Williams, D.L.G. 1984. Quaternary stratigraphy and  vertebrate palaeontology of the Lake Eyre Basin. II. National Geographic Society Report.

Wells, R.T., Moriarty, K. & Williams D.L.G. 1984. The fossil vertebrate deposits of Victoria Fossil Cave Naracoorte: an introduction to the geology and fauna, The Australian Zoologist, 21, 305 ̶ 333.


Wells, R.T. 1983. The southern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus latifrons (Owen). In National Index of Australian Mammals. (Ed: R. Strahan).

Wells, R.T. & Pledge, N.S. 1983. The vertebrate palaeontology of southeastern South Australia . In: The Natural History of southeastern South Australia. (Eds: M.J. Tyler, C.R. Twydale, J.K. Long, & J.W Holmes). Royal Soc. South Australia, pp. 169 ̶ 177.


Wells, R.T., Horton, D.R. & Rogers P. 1981. Thylacoleo carnifex (Owen) (Thylacleonidae Marsupialia): marsupial carnivore. In: Carnivorous Marsupials. (Ed: M. Archer), pp .573 ̶ 586. A.N.U. Press, Canberra.


Wells, R.T., Tedford, R.H. & Williams, D.L.G. 1981. Quaternary stratigraphy of vertebrate palaeontology of the Lake Eyre Basin. I. National Geographic Society Report.


Wells, R.T. & Murray, P. 1979. A new sthenurine kangaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from southeastern South Australia, Trans. R. Soc. South Australia, 103, 213 ̶ 219.

Wells, R.T., Lawson, P.F. & Williams, D.L.G. 1979.  Science & tourism: the Naracoorte experience.  3rd National Conference on Cave Management. 149 ̶ 154 (Ed: A.C. Robinson), Govt. Print.


Gaughwin, M.D & Wells, R.T. 1978. General features of reproduction of the hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in the Blanchetown region of South Australia. Bull. Aust. Mamm. Soc, 5, 46 ̶ 47.

Wells, R.T. 1978. Fossil mammals in the reconstruction of Quaternary environments with examples from the Australian fauna. In: Biology and Quaternary Environments. (Eds: D. Walker, & J.C. Guppy,). pp. 103 ̶ 124, A.N.U. Press, Canberra.

Wells, R.T. 1978. Science and society. J. South Australian Science Teachers’ Assoc.

Wells, R.T. 1978. Thermoregulation and activity rhythms in the hairy-nosed wombat, Laisorhinus latifrons (Owen).  Australian Journal of Zoology 26, 639 ̶ 651.

Wells, R.T. 1978. Field Observations of the hairy-nosed wombat, Lasiorhinus Latifrons (Owen). Australian Wildlife Research 5, 299 ̶ 303.


Tedford, R.H., Archer, M., Bartholomai, A., Plane, M., Pledge, N.S., Rich, T., Rich, P. & Wells, R.T. 1977. The discovery of Miocene vertebrates, Lake Frome area, South Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics 2, 53 ̶ 57.

Wells, R.T & Nichol, B. 1977. On the manus and pes of Thylacoleo carnifex (Owen) (Marsupialia). Trans. R. Soc. South. Australia 101, 139 ̶ 146.


Wells, R.T. 1976. Recovering fossils from Selminum Tem, Star Mountains, P.N.G. Niugini Caver 4, 45 ̶ 46.

Wells, R.T. & Moriarty, K. 1976. The geology and palaeontology of the Naracoorte Caves.  Environmental Education Booklet, No. 24, South Australian Dept. of Education.

Pearson, L.J., Sanderson, K.J. & Wells, R.T. 1976. Retinal projections in the ring-tailed possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus.  Journal of Comparative Neurology. 170, 227 ̶ 240.


Wells, R.T. 1975. Reconstructing the past: excavations in fossil caves. Australian Natural History 18, 208 ̶ 211.