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Cooper Lab Publications

2014 Cooper LN, Seiffert EE, Clementz M, Madar SI, Bajpai S, Hussain ST, Thewissen JGM. Anthracobunids from the middle Eocene of India and Pakistan are Perissodactyls. PLoS One 9(10): e109232. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109232.

2014 Sorensen, D.W., Butkus, C., Cooper, L.N., Cretekos, C. J., Rasweiler IV, J.J., and Sears, K.E. Palate variation and evolution in New World leaf-nosed and Old World fruit bats (Order Chiroptera). Evolutionary Biology. (DOI 10.1007/s11692-014-9291-6).

2014 Cooper, L.N., T.L. Hieronymus, C.J. Vinyard, and J.G.M. Thewissen. New Applications for Constrained Ordination: Reconstructing Feeding Behaviors in Fossil Remingtonocetinae (Cetacea: Mammalia). Pp: 89-110. In  D.I. Hembree, B.F. Platt. Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms: Lessons from the Living (Topics in Geobiology).

2013 Cooper, L.N. and K.E. Sears. How to grow a bat wing. Pp: 3-20. In Adams, R.A. and Pedersen, S.C. Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. 

2012. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper L.N., and Behringer, R. Developmental biology enriches paleontology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(6):1223–1234. 

2012. Cooper, L.N., Cretekos, C.J., and Sears, K.E. The evolution and development of mammalian flight. WIREs Developmental Biology. doi: 10.1002/wdev.50

2011. Cooper, L.N., Thewissen, J.G.M., Bajpai, S., and Tiwari, B.N. Morphology and locomotion of the Eocene raoellid Indohyus (Artiodactyla: Mammalia). Historical Biology 24(3): 279-310.

2011. Sears, K.E., Bormet, A., Rockwell, A., Powers, L.E., Cooper, L.N., and Wheeler, M. Developmental basis of mammalian digit reduction: A case study in pigs. Evolution and Development 13(3): 533-541.

2011. Stevens, N.J., Eastman, J.T., Odunze, S.O., Cooper, L.N., and Obi, G.C. Paleocene ichthyofauna and paleoenvironmental setting, Imo Formation, southeastern Nigeria. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 260(3): 289-296.

2011. Cooper L.N., Armfield, B.A., Thewissen, J.G.M. Fins and limbs: patterns of morphological variation during development. pp. 238-255 In Hallgrímsson, B. and Hall, B.K. (Eds.) Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution.

2010. Cooper, L.N. and J.G.M. Thewissen. Indohyus and the origin of whales. 2010 Yearbook of Science and Technology.

2009. Cooper L.N., J.G.M. Thewissen, and S.T. Hussain. New Middle Eocene archaeocetes (Pakicetidae and Remingtonocetidae: Cetacea) from the Kuldana Formation of Northern Pakistan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4): 1289-1299.

2009. Cooper, L.N. The Evolution and Development of Cetacean Appendages. Ph.D Dissertation, School of Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A. pp. 1-196.

 2009. Whiso K., B.N. Tiwari, S. Bajpai, L.N. Cooper and J.G.M. Thewissen. A fossil mammal from marine Eocene strata (Jaintia Group) of the Mikir Hills, Assam, Northeastern India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 54(1): 111-114.

2009. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper, L.N., George, C., and S. Bajpai. From land to water: the origin of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Evolution: Education and Outreach 2: 272–288.

2009. Mellor L., L.N. Cooper, J. Torres, R.L., and Brownell, Jr. Paedomorphic ossification in porpoises with an emphasis on the vaquita (Phocoena sinus).  Aquatic Mammals 35(2): 193-202.

2009. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper L.N., Clementz M., Bajpai S., and Tiwari B.N. Thewissen et al. replyNature 458, E5 (on-line only DOI: 10.1038/nature07775).

2009. Cooper L.N. and S.D. Dawson. The trouble with flippers: a report on the prevalence of digital anomalies in Cetacea. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155(3): 722-735.

2009. Cooper L.N. Forelimb anatomy. In: WF Perrin, B Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds).  pp. 449-452. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 2nd Ed.  San Diego: Academic Press (Elsevier).

2008. Cooper L.N., A. Lee, M.L. Taper, and J.R. Horner.  Rapid growth of the hadrosaur Hypacrosaurus reflects direct and indirect effects of predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275: 2609-2615.

2008. Cooper L.N., N. Sedano, S. Johannson, B. May, J. Brown, C.M. Holliday, and F.E. Fish. Hydrodynamic performance of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) flipper.  Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 1859-1867.

2007. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper L.N., Clementz M., Bajpai S., and Tiwari B.N. Whales originated from aquatic artiodactyls: the Eocene raoellids from India. Nature 450: 1190-1194.

2007. Cooper L.N., S.D. Dawson, J.S. Reidenberg, and A. Berta. Neuromuscular anatomy and evolution of the cetacean forelimb. Anatomical Record 209(9): 1121-1137.

2007. Cooper L.N., A. Berta, S.D. Dawson, and J.S. Reidenberg. Evolution of hyperphalangy and digit reduction in the cetacean manus. Anatomical Record 209(6): 654-672.