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Links to article pages are provided through the titles. If a paper is not available, please e-mail me and I will be happy to send you a PDF.

Melstrom, K. M. and Wistort, Z. P. Accepted. The application of dental complexity metrics on extant saurians. Herpetologica.

Melstrom, K. M., Chiappe, L. M, and Smith, N. D. 2021. Exceptionally simple teeth in sauropod dinosaurs demonstrate a novel approach to herbivory in during the Late Jurassic. BMC Ecology and Evolution. 21:202.

Melstrom, K. M., Turner, A. H., and Irmis, R. B. 2021. Re-Evaluation of the cranial osteology, endocranial anatomy, and phylogenetic position of the early crocodyliform Eopneumatosuchus colberti. The Anatomical Record.

Melstrom, K. M., Angielczyk, K. D., Ritterbush, K. A., and Irmis, R. B. 2021. The limits of convergence: the roles of phylogeny and dietary ecology in shaping non-avian amniote skulls. Royal Society Open Science.

Christensen, K.* and Melstrom, K. M. 2021. Quantitative analyses of squamate dentition demonstrate novel morphological patterns. PLoS ONE. journal.pone.0257427

Melstrom, K.M. and Irmis, R.B. 2019. Repeated evolution of herbivorous crocodyliforms during the age of dinosaurs. Current Biology. 29:2389–2395.

Goodwin, M.B., Irmis, R.B., Wilson, G.P., DeMar, Jr., D.G., Melstrom, K.M., Rasmussen, C., Atnafu, B., Alemu, T., Alemayehu, M., and Getachew, S. 2019. The first confirmed sauropod dinosaur from Ethiopia discovered in the Upper Jurassic (Tithonian) Mugher Mudstone. Journal of African Earth Sciences

Melstrom, K.M. 2017. The relationship between diet and tooth complexity in living dentigerous saurians. Journal of Morphology. DOI 10.1002/jmor.20645.


Melstrom, K.M., D’Emic, M.D., Chure, D.J., and Wilson, J.A. 2016. A juvenile sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of Utah, USA, presents further evidence of an avian style air-sac system. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e1111898.


D’Emic, M.D., Melstrom, K.M. and Eddy, D. 2012. Paleobiology and geographic range of the large-bodied Cretaceous theropod dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 333–334:13–23.

*undergraduate student mentored by KMM

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