Recent & Key Publications

For full list of publications, please refer to my CV.

Ecomorphological diversification in squamates from conserved pattern of cranial integration

Watanabe, A., A.-C. Fabre, R.N. Felice, J.A. Maisano, J. Müller, A. Herrel, A. Goswami. PNAS USA 116:14688–14697. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1820967116

Are endocasts good proxies for brain size and shape in archosaurs throughout ontogeny?

Watanabe, A, PM Gignac, AM Balanoff, TL Green, NJ Kley, MA Norell. 2019. J Anatomy 234:291-305.

Flightless birds are not neuroanatomical analogs of non-avian dinosaurs.

Gold, MEL, A Watanabe. 2018. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:190

How many landmarks are enough to characterize shape and size variation?

Watanabe, A. 2018. PLoS ONE.

Studying avian encephalization with geometric morphometrics

Marugán-Lobón J, A Watanabe, S Kawabe. 2016. Journal of Anatomy 229:191–203.

The impact of poor sampling of polymorphism on cladistic analysis

Watanabe, A. 2016. Cladistics 32:317–334.

The utility of cranial ontogeny for phylogenetic inference: case study in crocodylians using geometric morphometrics

Watanabe A, DE Slice. 2014. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27:1078–1092.

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