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Resolving homology in the face of shifting germ layer origins: Lessons from a major skull vault boundary.

Teng CS, Cavin L, Maxson RE Jnr, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Crump JG.

Elife. 2019 Dec 23;8. pii: e52814. doi: 10.7554/eLife.52814.


Giant extinct caiman breaks constraint on the axial skeleton of extant crocodylians.

Scheyer TM, Hutchinson JR, Strauss O, Delfino M, Carrillo-Briceño JD, Sánchez R, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Elife. 2019 Nov 27;8. pii: e49972. doi: 10.7554/eLife.49972.


Head to head: the case for fighting behaviour in Megaloceros giganteus using finite-element analysis.

Klinkhamer AJ, Woodley N, Neenan JM, Parr WCH, Clausen P, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Sansalone G, Lister AM, Wroe S.

Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Oct 9;286(1912):20191873. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1873. Epub 2019 Oct 9.


Why the long face? Comparative shape analysis of miniature, pony, and other horse skulls reveals changes in ontogenetic growth.

Heck L, Sanchez-Villagra MR, Stange M.

PeerJ. 2019 Sep 16;7:e7678. doi: 10.7717/peerj.7678. eCollection 2019.


Morphological diversity of integumentary traits in fowl domestication: Insights from disparity analysis and embryonic development.

Núñez-León D, Aguirre-Fernández G, Steiner A, Nagashima H, Jensen P, Stoeckli E, Schneider RA, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Dev Dyn. 2019 Nov;248(11):1044-1058. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.105. Epub 2019 Sep 13. Review.


On trends and patterns in macroevolution: Williston's law and the branchiostegal series of extant and extinct osteichthyans.

Ascarrunz E, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Betancur-R R, Laurin M.

BMC Evol Biol. 2019 Jun 10;19(1):117. doi: 10.1186/s12862-019-1436-x.


Evaluating the self-domestication hypothesis of human evolution.

Sánchez-Villagra MR, van Schaik CP.

Evol Anthropol. 2019 May;28(3):133-143. doi: 10.1002/evan.21777. Epub 2019 Apr 2. Review.


Ontogeny and phylogeny of the mammalian chondrocranium: the cupula nasi anterior and associated structures of the anterior head region.

Hüppi E, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Tzika AC, Werneburg I.

Zoological Lett. 2018 Nov 24;4:29. doi: 10.1186/s40851-018-0112-0. eCollection 2018.


Palaeohistology and life history evolution in cave bears, Ursus spelaeus sensu lato.

Veitschegger K, Kolb C, Amson E, Scheyer TM, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

PLoS One. 2018 Nov 21;13(11):e0206791. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206791. eCollection 2018.


Internal cranial anatomy of Early Triassic species of †Saurichthys (Actinopterygii: †Saurichthyiformes): implications for the phylogenetic placement of †saurichthyiforms.

Argyriou T, Giles S, Friedman M, Romano C, Kogan I, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

BMC Evol Biol. 2018 Nov 1;18(1):161. doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1264-4.


Morphological variation under domestication: how variable are chickens?

Stange M, Núñez-León D, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Jensen P, Wilson LAB.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Aug 8;5(8):180993. doi: 10.1098/rsos.180993. eCollection 2018 Aug.


Shark and ray diversity in the Tropical America (Neotropics)-an examination of environmental and historical factors affecting diversity.

Carrillo-Briceño JD, Carrillo JD, Aguilera OA, Sanchez-Villagra MR.

PeerJ. 2018 Jul 20;6:e5313. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5313. eCollection 2018.


Resurrecting Darwin's Niata - anatomical, biomechanical, genetic, and morphometric studies of morphological novelty in cattle.

Veitschegger K, Wilson LAB, Nussberger B, Camenisch G, Keller LF, Wroe S, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 14;8(1):9129. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27384-3.


Assessing canalisation of intraspecific variation on a macroevolutionary scale: the case of crinoid arms through the Phanerozoic.

Pimiento C, Tang KL, Zamora S, Klug C, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

PeerJ. 2018 May 31;6:e4899. doi: 10.7717/peerj.4899. eCollection 2018.


Similar rates of morphological evolution in domesticated and wild pigs and dogs.

Geiger M, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Front Zool. 2018 May 23;15:23. doi: 10.1186/s12983-018-0265-x. eCollection 2018.


Shape variation and modularity of skull and teeth in domesticated horses and wild equids.

Heck L, Wilson LAB, Evin A, Stange M, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Front Zool. 2018 Apr 19;15:14. doi: 10.1186/s12983-018-0258-9. eCollection 2018.


A longitudinal study of phenotypic changes in early domestication of house mice.

Geiger M, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Lindholm AK.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Mar 7;5(3):172099. doi: 10.1098/rsos.172099. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Study of morphological variation of northern Neotropical Ariidae reveals conservatism despite macrohabitat transitions.

Stange M, Aguirre-Fernández G, Salzburger W, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

BMC Evol Biol. 2018 Mar 27;18(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1152-y.


Bayesian Divergence-Time Estimation with Genome-Wide Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Data of Sea Catfishes (Ariidae) Supports Miocene Closure of the Panamanian Isthmus.

Stange M, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Salzburger W, Matschiner M.

Syst Biol. 2018 Jul 1;67(4):681-699. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syy006.


On the lack of a universal pattern associated with mammalian domestication: differences in skull growth trajectories across phylogeny.

Sánchez-Villagra MR, Segura V, Geiger M, Heck L, Veitschegger K, Flores D.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Oct 25;4(10):170876. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170876. eCollection 2017 Oct.


Neomorphosis and heterochrony of skull shape in dog domestication.

Geiger M, Evin A, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Gascho D, Mainini C, Zollikofer CPE.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 18;7(1):13443. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12582-2.


Size Variation under Domestication: Conservatism in the inner ear shape of wolves, dogs and dingoes.

Schweizer AV, Lebrun R, Wilson LAB, Costeur L, Schmelzle T, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 17;7(1):13330. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13523-9.


Sensory anatomy of the most aquatic of carnivorans: the Antarctic Ross seal, and convergences with other mammals.

Loza CM, Latimer AE, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Carlini AA.

Biol Lett. 2017 Oct;13(10). pii: 20170489. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0489.


Open data and digital morphology.

Davies TG, Rahman IA, Lautenschlager S, Cunningham JA, Asher RJ, Barrett PM, Bates KT, Bengtson S, Benson RB, Boyer DM, Braga J, Bright JA, Claessens LP, Cox PG, Dong XP, Evans AR, Falkingham PL, Friedman M, Garwood RJ, Goswami A, Hutchinson JR, Jeffery NS, Johanson Z, Lebrun R, Martínez-Pérez C, Marugán-Lobón J, O'Higgins PM, Metscher B, Orliac M, Rowe TB, Rücklin M, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Shubin NH, Smith SY, Starck JM, Stringer C, Summers AP, Sutton MD, Walsh SA, Weisbecker V, Witmer LM, Wroe S, Yin Z, Rayfield EJ, Donoghue PC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Apr 12;284(1852). pii: 20170194. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0194. Epub 2017 Apr 12. Review.


On the development of the chondrocranium and the histological anatomy of the head in perinatal stages of marsupial mammals.

Sánchez-Villagra MR, Forasiepi AM.

Zoological Lett. 2017 Feb 12;3:1. doi: 10.1186/s40851-017-0062-y. eCollection 2017. Review.


Hox gene expression in the specialized limbs of the Iberian mole (Talpa occidentalis).

Bickelmann C, van der Vos W, de Bakker MA, Jiménez R, Maas S, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Evol Dev. 2017 Jan;19(1):3-8. doi: 10.1111/ede.12216.


Unaltered sequence of dental, skeletal, and sexual maturity in domestic dogs compared to the wolf.

Geiger M, Gendron K, Willmitzer F, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Zoological Lett. 2016 Aug 22;2(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s40851-016-0055-2. eCollection 2016.


Evolution of opercle bone shape along a macrohabitat gradient: species identification using mtDNA and geometric morphometric analyses in neotropical sea catfishes (Ariidae).

Stange M, Aguirre-Fernández G, Cooke RG, Barros T, Salzburger W, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Ecol Evol. 2016 Jul 22;6(16):5817-30. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2334. eCollection 2016 Aug.


The taming of the neural crest: a developmental perspective on the origins of morphological covariation in domesticated mammals.

Sánchez-Villagra MR, Geiger M, Schneider RA.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Jun 1;3(6):160107. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160107. eCollection 2016 Jun. Review.


Evolution of organogenesis and the origin of altriciality in mammals.

Werneburg I, Laurin M, Koyabu D, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Evol Dev. 2016 Jul;18(4):229-44. doi: 10.1111/ede.12194.


Do Developmental Constraints and High Integration Limit the Evolution of the Marsupial Oral Apparatus?

Goswami A, Randau M, Polly PD, Weisbecker V, Bennett CV, Hautier L, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Integr Comp Biol. 2016 Sep;56(3):404-15. doi: 10.1093/icb/icw039. Epub 2016 Jun 2.


Exceptional preservation reveals gastrointestinal anatomy and evolution in early actinopterygian fishes.

Argyriou T, Clauss M, Maxwell EE, Furrer H, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 6;6:18758. doi: 10.1038/srep18758.


Evolution of opercle shape in cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika - adaptive trait interactions in extant and extinct species flocks.

Wilson LA, Colombo M, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Salzburger W.

Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 20;5:16909. doi: 10.1038/srep16909.


Mammalian bone palaeohistology: a survey and new data with emphasis on island forms.

Kolb C, Scheyer TM, Veitschegger K, Forasiepi AM, Amson E, Van der Geer AA, Van den Hoek Ostende LW, Hayashi S, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

PeerJ. 2015 Oct 22;3:e1358. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1358. eCollection 2015.


Growth trajectories in the cave bear and its extant relatives: an examination of ontogenetic patterns in phylogeny.

Fuchs M, Geiger M, Stange M, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Nov 2;15:239. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0521-z.


Sawfishes and Other Elasmobranch Assemblages from the Mio-Pliocene of the South Caribbean (Urumaco Sequence, Northwestern Venezuela).

Carrillo-Briceño JD, Maxwell E, Aguilera OA, Sánchez R, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0139230. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139230. eCollection 2015.


Growth in fossil and extant deer and implications for body size and life history evolution.

Kolb C, Scheyer TM, Lister AM, Azorit C, de Vos J, Schlingemann MA, Rössner GE, Monaghan NT, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Feb 14;15:19. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0295-3.


Neotropical mammal diversity and the Great American Biotic Interchange: spatial and temporal variation in South America's fossil record.

Carrillo JD, Forasiepi A, Jaramillo C, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Front Genet. 2015 Jan 5;5:451. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00451. eCollection 2014. Review.


Skeletal heterochrony is associated with the anatomical specializations of snakes among squamate reptiles.

Werneburg I, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Evolution. 2015 Jan;69(1):254-63. doi: 10.1111/evo.12559. Epub 2014 Dec 17.


Carnivorans at the Great American Biotic Interchange: new discoveries from the northern neotropics.

Forasiepi AM, Soibelzon LH, Gomez CS, Sánchez R, Quiroz LI, Jaramillo C, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Naturwissenschaften. 2014 Nov;101(11):965-74. doi: 10.1007/s00114-014-1237-4. Epub 2014 Sep 17.


A palaeoequatorial ornithischian and new constraints on early dinosaur diversification.

Barrett PM, Butler RJ, Mundil R, Scheyer TM, Irmis RB, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Sep 22;281(1791):20141147. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1147.


Mammalian skull heterochrony reveals modular evolution and a link between cranial development and brain size.

Koyabu D, Werneburg I, Morimoto N, Zollikofer CP, Forasiepi AM, Endo H, Kimura J, Ohdachi SD, Truong Son N, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Nat Commun. 2014 Apr 4;5:3625. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4625.


A new Dasypodini armadillo (Xenarthra: Cingulata) from San Gregorio Formation, Pliocene of Venezuela: affinities and biogeographic interpretations.

Castro MC, Carlini AA, Sánchez R, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Naturwissenschaften. 2014 Feb;101(2):77-86. doi: 10.1007/s00114-013-1131-5. Epub 2014 Jan 11.


Heterochrony and post-natal growth in mammals--an examination of growth plates in limbs.

Geiger M, Forasiepi AM, Koyabu D, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

J Evol Biol. 2014 Jan;27(1):98-115. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12279. Epub 2013 Nov 20.


Timing of cranial suture closure in placental mammals: phylogenetic patterns, intraspecific variation, and comparison with marsupials.

Rager L, Hautier L, Forasiepi A, Goswami A, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

J Morphol. 2014 Feb;275(2):125-40. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20203. Epub 2013 Oct 11.


Ecomorphological disparity in an adaptive radiation: opercular bone shape and stable isotopes in Antarctic icefishes.

Wilson LA, Colombo M, Hanel R, Salzburger W, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Ecol Evol. 2013 Sep;3(9):3166-82. doi: 10.1002/ece3.708. Epub 2013 Aug 6.


Palaeontological evidence for the last temporal occurrence of the ancient western Amazonian river outflow into the Caribbean.

Aguilera O, Lundberg J, Birindelli J, Sabaj Pérez M, Jaramillo C, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 30;8(9):e76202. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076202. eCollection 2013.


Exceptional fossil preservation demonstrates a new mode of axial skeleton elongation in early ray-finned fishes.

Maxwell EE, Furrer H, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Nat Commun. 2013;4:2570. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3570.


Evolutionary patterns of bone histology and bone compactness in xenarthran mammal long bones.

Straehl FR, Scheyer TM, Forasiepi AM, MacPhee RD, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 9;8(7):e69275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069275. Print 2013.


Crocodylian diversity peak and extinction in the late Cenozoic of the northern Neotropics.

Scheyer TM, Aguilera OA, Delfino M, Fortier DC, Carlini AA, Sánchez R, Carrillo-Briceño JD, Quiroz L, Sánchez-Villagra MR.

Nat Commun. 2013;4:1907. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2940.


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