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A new, large-bodied omnivorous bat (Noctilionoidea: Mystacinidae) reveals lost morphological and ecological diversity since the Miocene in New Zealand.

Hand SJ, Beck RMD, Archer M, Simmons NB, Gunnell GF, Scofield RP, Tennyson AJD, De Pietri VL, Salisbury SW, Worthy TH.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 10;8(1):235. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18403-w.


Correction to 'The evolution of giant flightless birds and novel phylogenetic relationships for extinct fowl (Aves, Galloanseres)'.

Worthy TH, Degrange FJ, Handley WD, Lee MSY.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Nov 15;4(11):171621. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171621. eCollection 2017 Nov.


The evolution of giant flightless birds and novel phylogenetic relationships for extinct fowl (Aves, Galloanseres).

Worthy TH, Degrange FJ, Handley WD, Lee MSY.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Oct 11;4(10):170975. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170975. eCollection 2017 Oct. Erratum in: R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Nov 15;4(11):171621.


Taxonomic review of the late Cenozoic megapodes (Galliformes: Megapodiidae) of Australia.

Shute E, Prideaux GJ, Worthy TH.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Jun 14;4(6):170233. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170233. eCollection 2017 Jun.


Ancient tortoise hunting in the southwest Pacific.

Hawkins S, Worthy TH, Bedford S, Spriggs M, Clark G, Irwin G, Best S, Kirch P.

Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 6;6:38317. doi: 10.1038/srep38317.


Cultural innovation and megafauna interaction in the early settlement of arid Australia.

Hamm G, Mitchell P, Arnold LJ, Prideaux GJ, Questiaux D, Spooner NA, Levchenko VA, Foley EC, Worthy TH, Stephenson B, Coulthard V, Coulthard C, Wilton S, Johnston D.

Nature. 2016 Nov 10;539(7628):280-283. doi: 10.1038/nature20125. Epub 2016 Nov 2.


Ancient mitochondrial genomes clarify the evolutionary history of New Zealand's enigmatic acanthisittid wrens.

Mitchell KJ, Wood JR, Llamas B, McLenachan PA, Kardailsky O, Scofield RP, Worthy TH, Cooper A.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 Sep;102:295-304. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.05.038. Epub 2016 May 31.


Osteology Supports a Stem-Galliform Affinity for the Giant Extinct Flightless Bird Sylviornis neocaledoniae (Sylviornithidae, Galloanseres).

Worthy TH, Mitri M, Handley WD, Lee MS, Anderson A, Sand C.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 30;11(3):e0150871. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150871. eCollection 2016.


The unexpected survival of an ancient lineage of anseriform birds into the Neogene of Australia: the youngest record of Presbyornithidae.

De Pietri VL, Scofield RP, Zelenkov N, Boles WE, Worthy TH.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Feb 24;3(2):150635. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150635. eCollection 2016 Feb.


Moa diet fits the bill: virtual reconstruction incorporating mummified remains and prediction of biomechanical performance in avian giants.

Attard MR, Wilson LA, Worthy TH, Scofield P, Johnston P, Parr WC, Wroe S.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Jan 13;283(1822). pii: 20152043. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2043.


Miocene Fossils Reveal Ancient Roots for New Zealand's Endemic Mystacina (Chiroptera) and Its Rainforest Habitat.

Hand SJ, Lee DE, Worthy TH, Archer M, Worthy JP, Tennyson AJ, Salisbury SW, Scofield RP, Mildenhall DC, Kennedy EM, Lindqvist JK.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 17;10(6):e0128871. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128871. eCollection 2015.


Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution.

Mitchell KJ, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Rawlence NJ, Worthy TH, Wood J, Lee MS, Cooper A.

Science. 2014 May 23;344(6186):898-900. doi: 10.1126/science.1251981.


Phylogenetic relationships of the Australian Oligo-Miocene ratite Emuarius gidju Casuariidae.

Worthy TH, Hand SJ, Archer M.

Integr Zool. 2014 Mar;9(2):148-166. doi: 10.1111/1749-4877.12050.


Resolving lost herbivore community structure using coprolites of four sympatric moa species (Aves: Dinornithiformes).

Wood JR, Wilmshurst JM, Richardson SJ, Rawlence NJ, Wagstaff SJ, Worthy TH, Cooper A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 15;110(42):16910-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1307700110. Epub 2013 Sep 30.


Lack of chronological support for stepwise prehuman extinctions of Australian megafauna.

Brook BW, Bradshaw CJ, Cooper A, Johnson CN, Worthy TH, Bird M, Gillespie R, Roberts RG.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 3;110(36):E3368. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1309226110. Epub 2013 Jul 25. No abstract available.


A megafauna's microfauna: gastrointestinal parasites of New Zealand's extinct moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes).

Wood JR, Wilmshurst JM, Rawlence NJ, Bonner KI, Worthy TH, Kinsella JM, Cooper A.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57315. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057315. Epub 2013 Feb 25.


A lost link between a flightless parrot and a parasitic plant and the potential role of coprolites in conservation paleobiology.

Wood JR, Wilmshurst JM, Worthy TH, Holzapfel AS, Cooper A.

Conserv Biol. 2012 Dec;26(6):1091-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01931.x. Epub 2012 Oct 1.


Ancient DNA analyses reveal contrasting phylogeographic patterns amongst kiwi (Apteryx spp.) and a recently extinct lineage of spotted kiwi.

Shepherd LD, Worthy TH, Tennyson AJ, Scofield RP, Ramstad KM, Lambert DM.

PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42384. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042384. Epub 2012 Aug 2.


High-resolution coproecology: using coprolites to reconstruct the habits and habitats of New Zealand's extinct upland moa (Megalapteryx didinus).

Wood JR, Wilmshurst JM, Wagstaff SJ, Worthy TH, Rawlence NJ, Cooper A.

PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e40025. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040025. Epub 2012 Jun 29.


Likelihood reinstates Archaeopteryx as a primitive bird.

Lee MS, Worthy TH.

Biol Lett. 2012 Apr 23;8(2):299-303. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0884. Epub 2011 Oct 26.


Megafaunal meiolaniid horned turtles survived until early human settlement in Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific.

White AW, Worthy TH, Hawkins S, Bedford S, Spriggs M.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 31;107(35):15512-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1005780107. Epub 2010 Aug 16.


Identifying cliques of convergent characters: concerted evolution in the cormorants and shags.

Holland BR, Spencer HG, Worthy TH, Kennedy M.

Syst Biol. 2010 Jul;59(4):433-45. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syq023. Epub 2010 May 14.


The evolutionary history of the extinct ratite moa and New Zealand Neogene paleogeography.

Bunce M, Worthy TH, Phillips MJ, Holdaway RN, Willerslev E, Haile J, Shapiro B, Scofield RP, Drummond A, Kamp PJ, Cooper A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 8;106(49):20646-51. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906660106. Epub 2009 Nov 18.


Miocene skinks and geckos reveal long-term conservatism of New Zealand's lizard fauna.

Lee MS, Hutchinson MN, Worthy TH, Archer M, Tennyson AJ, Worthy JP, Scofield RP.

Biol Lett. 2009 Dec 23;5(6):833-7. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0440. Epub 2009 Aug 5.


Bats that walk: a new evolutionary hypothesis for the terrestrial behaviour of New Zealand's endemic mystacinids.

Hand SJ, Weisbecker V, Beck RM, Archer M, Godthelp H, Tennyson AJ, Worthy TH.

BMC Evol Biol. 2009 Jul 20;9:169. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-169.


A sphenodontine (Rhynchocephalia) from the Miocene of New Zealand and palaeobiogeography of the tuatara (Sphenodon).

Jones ME, Tennyson AJ, Worthy JP, Evans SE, Worthy TH.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Apr 7;276(1660):1385-90. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1785. Epub 2009 Jan 20.


Relict or colonizer? Extinction and range expansion of penguins in southern New Zealand.

Boessenkool S, Austin JJ, Worthy TH, Scofield P, Cooper A, Seddon PJ, Waters JM.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Mar 7;276(1658):815-21. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1246.


Dating the late prehistoric dispersal of Polynesians to New Zealand using the commensal Pacific rat.

Wilmshurst JM, Anderson AJ, Higham TF, Worthy TH.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 3;105(22):7676-80. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0801507105. Epub 2008 Jun 3.


Miocene mammal reveals a Mesozoic ghost lineage on insular New Zealand, southwest Pacific.

Worthy TH, Tennyson AJ, Archer M, Musser AM, Hand SJ, Jones C, Douglas BJ, McNamara JA, Beck RM.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Dec 19;103(51):19419-23. Epub 2006 Dec 11.


Extreme reversed sexual size dimorphism in the extinct New Zealand moa Dinornis.

Bunce M, Worthy TH, Ford T, Hoppitt W, Willerslev E, Drummond A, Cooper A.

Nature. 2003 Sep 11;425(6954):172-5.


Prehistoric bird extinctions and human hunting.

Duncan RP, Blackburn TM, Worthy TH.

Proc Biol Sci. 2002 Mar 7;269(1490):517-21.


Evolution of the moa and their effect on the New Zealand flora.

Cooper A, Atkinson IA, Lee WG, Worthy TH.

Trends Ecol Evol. 1993 Dec;8(12):433-7. doi: 10.1016/0169-5347(93)90005-A.


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