AMNIOTE PHYLOGENY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FOSSILS
The importance of the critical fossils seems to reside in their relative primitive‐ness, and the simplest explanation for their more conservative nature is that they have had less time to evolve.
Definition, diagnosis, and origin of Mammalia
- T. Rowe
- Biology, Geography
- 23 September 1988
Triassic and Early Jurassic taxa commonly referred to as mammals, including Morganucodontidae, Kuehneotheriidae, and Haramiyidae, were found to lie outside of Mammalia.
Fossil Evidence on Origin of the Mammalian Brain
Evidence from two early fossils suggests that brain enlargement and specialization proceeded in three pulses. Many hypotheses have been postulated regarding the early evolution of the mammalian…
A new species of the theropod dinosaur Syntarsus from the Early Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona
- T. Rowe
- 30 June 1989
The discovery of Syntarsus in North America adds significantly to the increasingly detailed resemblance of African and North American Early Jurassic terrestrial vertebrate faunas.
Neuroanatomy of flying reptiles and implications for flight, posture and behaviour
The brain and vestibular apparatus in two pterosaurs are compared based on high-resolution computed tomographic (CT) scans from which they were constructed digital endocasts to shed light on adaptation to an aerial lifestyle.
Osteology and Relationships of Byronosaurus jaffei (Theropoda: Troodontidae)
Several interesting characters of Byronosaurus jaffei have implications both for theropod relationships and for understanding patterns of variation within coelurosaurian theropods.
The oldest platypus and its bearing on divergence timing of the platypus and echidna clades
- T. Rowe, T. Rich, P. Vickers-Rich, M. Springer, M. Woodburne
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 29 January 2008
Evidence from high-resolution x-ray computed tomography indicating that Teinolophos, an Early Cretaceous fossil from Australia's Flat Rocks locality, lies within the crown clade Monotremata, as a basal platypus is described, suggesting that rate heterogeneities may have affected mammalian evolution in such a way as to defeat strict molecular clock models and to challenge even relaxed molecular Clock models when applied to mammalian history at a deep temporal scale.
The avian nature of the brain and inner ear of Archaeopteryx
It is concluded that Archaeopteryx had acquired the derived neurological and structural adaptations necessary for flight and had also developed enhanced somatosensory integration with these special senses demanded by a lifestyle involving flying ability.
Hindlimb Osteology and Distribution of Basal Dinosauromorphs from the Late Triassic of North America
An ontogenetic series of the femur of Dromomeron indicates that some character states previously used in phylogenetic analyses of early dinosaurs may be ontogenetically variable.
Description of a Cranial Endocast from the Fossil Mammal Vincelestes neuquenianus (Theriiformes) and its Relevance to the Evolution of Endocranial Characters in Therians
This report represents the first description of an endocast from a stem therian that is near crown group Theria, a Cretaceous theriiform mammal from Argentina, and examines 21 morphological characters related to the morphology of endocasts and endocranial osteology across 19 taxa to identify potential synapomorphies for Theria.