Paläontologisches Institut und Museum


Prof. Dr. Marcelo Sánchez

Selection of recent books and peer reviewed journals

For a complete list, see the Lab Website: Link

  • Sánchez-Villagra MR, MacLeod N. (eds) (2014). Issues in Palaeobiology: a Global View. Scidinge Hall. Link
  • Koyabu D, Werneburg I, Morimoto N, Zollikofer CPE, Forasiepi AM, EndoH, Kimura J, Ohdachi SD, Truong SN, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2014. Mammalian skull heterochrony reveals modular evolution and a link between cranial development and brain size. Nat. Commun. 5:3625 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4625
  • Maxwell E, Furrer H, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2013. Exceptional fossil preservation demonstrates a new mode of axial skeleton elongation in basal ray-finned fishes. Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms3570
  • Scheyer TM, Aguilera OA, Delfino M, Fortier DC, Carlini AA, Sánchez R, Carrillo-Briceńo J, Quiroz L, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2013. Crocodylian diversity peak and extinction in the late Cenozoic of the northern Neotropics. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2940.
  • Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2013. Why are there fewer marsupials than placentals? On the relevance of geography and physiology in mammalian diversity and disparity evolutionary patterns. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 20:279-290.
  • Sánchez-Villagra MR (2012) Embryos in Deep Time. University of California Press.
  • Sánchez-Villagra MR (ed) (2012). Venezuela Paleontológica. Printworkart Press.
  • Koyabu DB, Maier W, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2012. Paleontological and developmental evidence resolve the homology and dual embryonic origin of a mammalian skull bone, the interparietal. PNAS 109:14075-14080.
  • Mitgutsch C, Richardson MK, Jiménez R, Martín JE, Kondrashov P, de Bakker MAG, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2012. Circumventing the pentadactyly 'constraint' - autopodial recruitment of pre-axial structures in true moles. Biology Letters 8: 74-77.
  • Sánchez-Villagra MR, Aguilera OA, Carlini AA (eds, 2010) Urumaco and Venezuelan Palaeontology - The fossil record of the Northern Neotropics. Indiana University Press.
  • Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2010. Developmental palaeontology in synapsids: the fossil record of ontogeny in mammals and their closest relatives. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 277:1139-1147.
  • Müller J, Scheyer TM, Head JJ, Barrett P, Werneburg I, Ericson PGP, Pol D, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2010. Homeotic effects, somitogenesis and the evolution of vertebral numbers in recent and fossil amniotes. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 107: 2118-2123.
  • Wilson LAB, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2010. Diversity trends and their ontogenetic basis: an exploration of allometric disparity in rodents. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 277:1227-1234.
  • Werneburg I, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2009. Time of organogenesis support basal sauropsid position of turtles in the amniote tree of life. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 9:82 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-82.