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MIyashita et al. (2011)

Miyashita & Palmer (2014)

Miyashita (2016)

Miyashita et al. Edited Volume: Zoological Endeavors Inspired by A. Richard Palmer (photo by A. Anker)

A collection of images by MBL Embryology Class of 2013 

– 2024 –

L. Xing

K. Niu

J.C. Mallon

T. Miyashita

A new armored dinosaur with double cheek horns from the early Late Cretaceous of southeastern China

Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology 12: 113–132.    PDF link

Life reconstruction by Kaitlin Lindblad @Crocodontist

– 2022 –

T. Miyashita

Archetyping vertebrates

Science 377: 154–155.        PDF link

L. Xing

K. Niu

T.-R. Yang

D. Wang

T. Miyashita

J.C. Mallon

Hadrosauroid eggs and embryos from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Jiangxi Province, China

BMC Ecology & Evolution 22:60.           PDF link

— 2021 —

T. Miyashita

R.W. Gess

K. Tietjen

M.I. Coates

Non-ammocoete larvae of Palaeozoic stem lampreys

Nature 591: 408–412.        PDF link

"Agnatha All Along? Changing the Evolutionary Narrative of Vertebrate Origins" – Nature Ecology & Evolution Community

Press releases (Canadian Museum of Nature & University of Chicago)

Nature Podcast    CBC    Le Monde    Popular Science

Author's summary

A. Paulina Carabajal

P.J. Currie

T.W. Dudgeon

H.C.E. Larsson

T. Miyashita

Two braincases of Daspletosaurus (Theropoda: Tyrannosauridae): Anatomy and comparison

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 58: 885–910.    PDF link

Press release: Canadian Museum of Nature

J. Smeeton

N. Natarajan 

A. N. Kumar

T. Miyashita

P. Baddam

P. Fabian 

D. Graf

J.G. Crump

Zebrafish model for spondylo-megaepiphyseal-metaphyseal dysplasia reveals post-embryonic roles of Nkx3.2 in the skeleton

Development 148: dev193409.        PDF link

— 2020 —

T. Miyashita

A Paleozoic stem hagfish Myxinikela siroka - Revised anatomy and implications for evolution of the living jawless vertebrate lineages

Canadian Journal of Zoology 98: 850–865.    PDF link

T. Miyashita

E. Standen

H.A. Jamniczky

Zoological Endeavors Inspired by A. Richard Palmer: Introduction, Biography, and Bibliography

Canadian Journal of Zoology 98 (12): v–xxiii.    PDF link

M. Barazandeh

C. Cameron

T. Miyashita

Zoological Endeavors Inspired by A. Richard Palmer: Interview 

Canadian Journal of Zoology 98(12): xxiv–xxx.    PDF link

M. Rocha

A. Beiriger

E. Kushkowski  

T. Miyashita

N. Singh

V. Venkataraman  

V.E. Prince

From head to tail: Regionalization of the neural crest

Development 147: dev193888.    PDF link

T. Miyashita

P. Baddam

J. Smeeton

A.P. Oel

N. Natarajan

B. Gordon

A.R. Palmer

J.G. Crump

D. Graf

W.T. Allison

nkx3.2 mutant zebrafish accommodate jaw joint loss through a phenocopy of the head shapes of Paleozoic jawless fish 

Journal of Experimental Biology 223: jeb216945.     PDF link

Canadian Museum of Nature press release

Author's summary

— 2019 —

T. Miyashita

M.I. Coates

R. Farrar

P. Larson

P.L. Manning

R.A. Wogelius

N.P. Edwards

J. Anné

U. Bergmann

A.R. Palmer

P.J. Currie

Hagfish from the Cretaceous Tethys Sea and a reconciliation of the morphological-molecular conflict in early vertebrate phylogeny

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116: 2146-2151.     

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Featured in "This Week in PNAS" 

International media coverage (UChicago press release) 

Author's summary

T. Miyashita

S.A. Green

M.E. Bronner

Comparative development of cyclostomes

Z. Johanson, R. Richter, and C. Underwood (eds.) pp. 30-58. Cambridge University Press.  PDF Link

L. Xing  T. Miyashita

D. Wang  K. Niu  

P.J. Currie

A new compsognathid theropod dinosaur from the oldest assemblage of the Jehol Biota in the Lower Cretaceous Huajiying Formation, northeastern China

Cretaceous Research 107: 104285.    PDF link

— 2017 —

L. Xing  R.C. McKellar  X. Xu  G. Li

M. Bai  W.S. Persons  T. Miyashita

M.J. Benton  J. Zhang  A.P. Wolfe

Q. Yi  K. Tseng  H. Ran  P.J. Currie 

Response to: Phylogenetic placement, developmental trajectories and evolutionary implications of a feathered dinosaur tail in Mid-Cretaceous amber

Current Biology 27: R216-R217.    PDF link

— 2016 —

T. Miyashita

Fishing for jaws in early vertebrate evolution: A novel hypothesis of mandibular confinement

The Biological Reviews 91: 611-657.    PDF link

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Author's summary

T. Miyashita

R. Diogo

Evolution of serial patterns in the vertebrate pharyngeal apparatus and paired appendages via assimilation of dissimilar units

Frontiers Ecology and Evolution 4: 71.    PDF link

Inaugural article for the new section "Evo-Devo"

F. Fanti  G. Minelli

G.L. Conte  T. Miyashita

An exceptionally preserved Eocene shark and the rise of modern predator-prey interactions in the coral reef food web

Zoological Letters 2: 9.    PDF link


F. Fanti  T. Miyashita

L. Cantelli  F. Mnasri

J. Dridi  M. Contessi

A. Cau

The largest thalattosuchian (Crocodylomorpha) supports teleosaurid survival across the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary

Cretaceous Research 61: 263-274.    PDF link

International media coverage 

L. Xing  R.C. McKellar  X. Xu   G. Li

M. Bai  W.S. Persons  T. Miyashita

M.J. Benton  J. Zhang  A.P. Wolfe

Q. Yi  K. Tseng  H. Ran  P.J. Currie


A feathered dinosaur tail with primitive plumage trapped in mid-Cretaceous amber

Current Biology 26: 3352-3360.    PDF link

International media coverage

L. Xing  M.G. Lockley  J. Zhang  

H. Klein  D. Li  T. Miyashita

Z. Li  S.B. Kümmel

A new sauropodomorph ichnogenus from the Lower Jurassic of Sichuan, China fills a gap in the track record

Historical Biology 28: 881-895.    PDF link

— 2015 —

T. Miyashita

M.I. Coates

Hagfish embryology: Staging table and relevance to the evolution and development of vertebrates

Hagfish Biology. S.L. Edwards and G.G. Goss (eds.) pp. 95-127. CRC Press. 

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L. Xing  T. Miyashita

P.J. Currie  H.-L. You  

Z.-M. Dong

A new basal eusauropod from the Middle Jurassic of Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60: 145-154.    PDF link

L. Xing  T. Miyashita  J. Zhang

D. Li  Y. Ye  T. Sekiya  F. Wang

P.J. Currie

A new sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China and the diversity, distributions, and relationships of mamenchisaurids

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35: e889701.    PDF link

Taylor & Francis Altmetric Top 20 Paper; 

International media coverage


L. Xing  B.M. Rothschild  H. Ran

T. Miyashita  W.S. Persons T. Sekiya

J.-P. Zhang   T. Wang  Z.-M. Dong

Vertebral fusion in two sauropodomorph dinosaurs from the Lufeng Formation of China, Yunnan

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60: 643-649.    PDF link

— 2014 —

T. Miyashita  A.R. Palmer

Handed behavior in hagfish - an ancient vertebrate lineage - and a survey of lateralized behaviors in other invertebrate chordates and elongate vertebrates

The Biological Bulletin 226: 111-120.    PDF link

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L. Xing  M. Avanzini  M.G. Lockley

T. Miyashita  H. Klein  J.-P. Zhang  

Q. He  L.-Q. Qi  J.D. Divay  C.-K. Jia

Early Cretaceous turtle tracks and skeletons from the Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, China

PALAIOS 29: 137-144.    PDF link

L.-D. Xing  M.G. Lockley  

T. Miyashita  H. Klein  T. Wang 

W.S. Persons  S.-G. Pan  

J.-P. Zhang  Z.-M. Dong

Large sauropod and theropod tracks from the Middle Jurassic Chuanjie Formation of Lufeng County, Yunnan Province and palaeobiogeography of the Middle Jurassic sauropod tracks from southwestern China

Palaeoworld 23: 294-303.    PDF link

J.M. Ziermann  T. Miyashita

R. Diogo

Cephalic muscles of cyclostomes (hagfishes and lampreys) and chondrichthyans (elasmobranchs and holocephalans): comparative anatomy and early evolution

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 771-802.    PDF link

— 2013 —

L. Xing  W.S. Persons  P.R. Bell

X. Xu  J. Zhang  T. Miyashita 

F. Wang  P.J. Currie

Piscivory in the feathered dinosaur Microraptor

Evolution 67: 2441-2445.     PDF link

International media coverage

— 2012 —

T. Miyashita

Geometric and developmental perspectives on evolution of the skulls and the carotid circulation of turtles

Morphology and Evolution of Turtles.

D.B. Brinkman, P.A. Holroyd, and J.D. Gardner (eds.) pp. 71-101. Springer.    PDF link

L. Xing  P.R. Bell  W.S. Persons

S. Ji  T. Miyashita  M.E. Burns

Q. Ji  P.J. Currie

Abdominal contents from two large Early Cretaceous compsognathids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) demonstrate feeding on confuciusornithids and dromaeosaurids

PLoS ONE 7(8): e44012.    PDF link

International media coverage 

— 2011 —

T. Miyashita  V. M. Arbour

L.M. Witmer  P.J. Currie

The internal cranial morphology of an armoured dinosaur Euoplocephalus corroborated by X-ray computed tomographic reconstruction

Journal of Anatomy 219: 661-675.     PDF link

Journal of Anatomy 2011 Best Paper Prize, runner-up & Cover Image

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— 2010 —

T. Miyashita  P.J. Currie

B.J. Chinnery-Allgeier

The first basal neoceratopsian from the Oldman Formation (Belly River Group), southern Alberta

New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs.

M.J. Ryan, B.J. Chinnery-Allgeier, and D.A. Eberth (eds.) pp. 83-90. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.    PDF link

T. Miyashita  D.H. Tanke

P.J. Currie

Variation in premaxillary tooth count and a developmental abnormality in a tyrannosaurid dinosaur

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55: 635-643.    PDF link

— 2009 —

T.C. Edgell  T. Miyashita

Shell elongation and tissue withdrawal depth in fourteen species of temperate intertidal snails

Journal of Molluscan Studies 75: 235-240.    PDF link

F. Fanti

T. Miyashita

A high latitude vertebrate fossil assemblage from the Late Cretaceous of west-central Alberta: evidence for dinosaur nesting and vertebrate latitudinal gradient

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 275: 37-53.     PDF link

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