Early Vertebrate Research Group

Current Students

Corinne Mensforth PhD student

The fish-tetrapod transition: new Devonian stem-tetrapod fish specimens and anatomical structures revealed.

Joshua Bland Honours student

Biting off more than you can chew: Using finite-element analysis to interpret feeding biomechanics of Devonian lungfish jaws.

Petar Tomic Master student

Redescription and systematics of the genus Torosteus (Arthrodira; Placodermi), with the use of geometric morphometric to identify paleoecology of Gogo eubrachythoracids.

Austin Fitzpatrick

Honours student (2023)

Systematics and biogeography of the placoderm Groenlandaspis in the Middle Devonian of Mount Howitt, Victoria, Australia.

Past Students

Petar Tomic

Honours Student (2019-2020)

A new arthrodire placoderm from the Devonian Gogo Formation.

Phoebe McInerney

Honours Student (2018)

Analysis of Syrinx, Hyoid, and Larynx Morphology in the Southern Cassowary, Casuarius casuarius, (Aves, Palaeognathae) and Implications for Palaeognath Phylogeny.