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Peer Reviewed Publications:


Janis, C. M. & M. T. Carrano. 1992. Scaling of reproductive turnover in archosaurs and mammals: Why are large terrestrial mammals so rare? In: M. Fortelius, L. Werdelin & A. Forstén (eds.), Bjorn Kurtén Memorial Volume, Annales Zoologici Fennici 28 (3-4):201-216.

Carrano, M. T. 1997. Morphological indicators of foot posture in mammals: a statistical and mechanical analysis. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 121(1):77-104.

Carrano, M. T. 1998. Locomotion in non-avian dinosaurs: integrating data from hindlimb kinematics, in vivo strains, and bone morphology. Paleobiology 24(4):450-469.

Carrano, M. T. 1999. What, if anything, is a cursor? Categories versus continua in determining locomotor habit in mammals and dinosaurs. Journal of Zoology 247(1):29-42.

Carrano, M. T. & A. A. Biewener. 1999. Experimental alteration of limb posture in the chicken (Gallus gallus) and its bearing on the use of birds as analogs for dinosaur locomotion. Journal of Morphology 240(3):237-249.

Carrano, M. T. & C. A. Sidor. 1999. Theropod hind limb disparity revisited: comments on Gatesy and Middleton (1997). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(3):603-606.

Carrano, M. T., C. M. Janis & J. J. Sepkoski, Jr. 1999. Hadrosaurs as ungulate parallels: lost lifestyles and deficient data. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 44(3):237-261.

Wilson, J. A. & M. T. Carrano. 1999. Titanosaurs and the origin of “wide-gauge” trackways: a biomechanical and systematic perspective on sauropod locomotion. Paleobiology 25(2):252-267.

Carrano, M. T. 2000. Homoplasy and the evolution of dinosaur locomotion. Paleobiology 26(3):474-497.

Carrano, M. T. 2001. Implications of limb bone scaling, curvature, and asymmetry in mammals and dinosaurs. Journal of Zoology 254:41-55.

Carrano, M. T. & J. A. Wilson. 2001. Taxon distributions and the tetrapod track record. Paleobiology 27(3):563-581.

Blob, R. W., M. T. Carrano, C. A. Forster, R. R. Rogers & N. E. Espinoza. 2001. A new fossil frog from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Judith River Formation of Montana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(1):190-194.

Sampson, S. D., M. T. Carrano & C. A Forster. 2001. A bizarre predatory dinosaur from Madagascar. Nature 409:504-506.

Carrano, M. T. & J. R. Hutchinson. 2002. The pelvic and hind limb musculature of Tyrannosaurus rex (Dinosauria: Theropoda). Journal of Morphology 253(3):207-228.

Carrano, M. T., S. D. Sampson & C. A. Forster. 2002. The osteology of Masiakasaurus knopfleri, a small abelisauroid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3):510-534.

Carrano, M. T. & S. D. Sampson. 2004. A review of coelophysoids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Jurassic of Europe, with comments on the late history of the Coelophysoidea. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 2004(9):537-558.

O’Keefe, F. R. & M. T. Carrano. 2005. Correlated trends in the evolution of the plesiosaur locomotor system. Paleobiology 31(4):353-375.

Carrano, M. T. 2005. The evolution of sauropod locomotion: morphological diversity of a secondarily quadrupedal radiation. Pp. 229-251 in K. A. Curry Rogers & J. A. Wilson (eds.), The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Carrano, M. T., J. R. Hutchinson & S. D. Sampson. 2005. New information on Segisaurus halli, a small theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of Arizona. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(4):835-849.

Carrano, M. T. 2006. Body-size evolution in the Dinosauria. Pp. 225-268 in M. T. Carrano, R. W. Blob, T. J. Gaudin & J. R. Wible (eds.), Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Crompton, A. W., F. A. Jenkins, Jr., S. Hopson, T. J. Gaudin, & M. T. Carrano. 2006. James Allen Hopson: a biography. Pp. 507-515 in M. T. Carrano, R. W. Blob, T. J. Gaudin & J. R. Wible (eds.), Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Gaudin, T. J., M. T. Carrano, R. W. Blob & J. R. Wible. 2006. Introduction. Pp. 1-17 in M. T. Carrano, R. W. Blob, T. J. Gaudin & J. R. Wible (eds.), Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Carrano, M. T. & J. Velez-Juarbe. 2006. Paleoecology of the Quarry 9 vertebrate assemblage from Como Bluff, Wyoming (Morrison Formation, Late Jurassic). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 237(2-4):147-159.

Krause, D. W., P. M. O’Connor, A. H. Rasoamiaramanana, G. A. Buckley, D. Burney, M. T. Carrano, P. S. Chatrath, J. J. Flynn, C. A. Forster, L. R. Godfrey, W. L. Jungers, R. R. Rogers, K. E. Samonds, E. L. Simons, & A. R. Wyss. 2006. Preserving Madagascar’s natural heritage: the importance of keeping the island’s vertebrate fossils in the public domain. Madagascar Conservation and Development 1(1):43-47.

Moreno, K., M. T. Carrano, & R. Snyder. 2007. Morphological changes in pedal phalanges through ornithopod dinosaur evolution: a biomechanical approach. Journal of Morphology 268(1):50-63.

Carrano, M. T. 2007. The appendicular skeleton of Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Pp. 163-179 in S. D. Sampson & D. W. Krause (eds.), Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 8, Supplement to Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2).

Krause, D. W., S. D. Sampson, M. T. Carrano, & P. M. O’Connor. 2007. Overview of the history of discovery, taxonomy, phylogeny, and biogeography of Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Pp. 1-20 in S. D. Sampson & D. W. Krause (eds.), Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 8, Supplement to Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2).

Carrano, M. T. & S. D. Sampson. 2008. The phylogeny of Ceratosauria (Dinosauria: Theropoda). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 6(2):183–236.

Carrano, M. T., D. W. Krause, P. M. O’Connor & S. D. Sampson. 2009. Case 3487: Megalosaurus crenatissimus Depéret, 1896 (currently Majungasaurus crenatissimus; Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66(3):261-264.

Benson, R. B. J., M. T. Carrano & S. L. Brusatte. 2010. A new clade of archaic large-bodied predatory dinosaurs (Theropoda: Allosauroidea) that survived to the latest Mesozoic. Naturwissenschaften.

Carrano, M. T., J. A. Wilson & P. M. Barrett. (in press.) The history of dinosaur collecting in central India, 1828–1947. Geological Society of London, Special Publication.

General-Audience Articles :


Carrano, M. T. 1999. Saurischians. Pp. 1047–1049 in R. Singer & M. Diamond (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Paleontology, Volume 1. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Carrano, M. T. 2000. Fossil foibles: how can you put it together when you don’t have all the pieces? Odyssey Magazine 9(6):36-37.

Carrano, M. T. 2004. Why are there no living animals as large as the dinosaurs? Discover 25(1):12.

Carrano, M. T. & P. M. O’Connor. 2005. Bird’s-eye view. Natural History 114(4):42-47.

Carrano, M. T. 2005. Do the hop—reply. Natural History 114(7):11.

Carrano, M. T. 2007. Walking and running dinosaurs. P. 308 in: T. R. Holtz (ed.), Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages. Random House Children’s Books, New York.

Edited Volumes:

Carrano, M. T., R. W. Blob, T. J. Gaudin & J. R. Wible (eds.). 2006. Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. University of Chicago Press, Chicago:547 pp.

Reviews:

Carrano, M. T. 2005. Review of The Dinosauria (second edition), edited by D. B. Weishampel, P. Dodson, & H. Osmólska. Palaeontologia Electronica 8(2):book review 3.

Gaudin, T. J. & M. T. Carrano. James Allen Hopson: a bibliography (1964–2003). 2006. Pp. 517-527 in M. T. Carrano, R. W. Blob, T. J. Gaudin & J. R. Wible (eds.), Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

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