Christopher Brochu

Christopher Brochu
(319) 353-1808
221 TH
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Vertebrate Paleontology

Archosaur phylogeny, systematics, and historical biogeography, combining morphology and molecules for phylogeny reconstruction, divergence time estimation and evolutionary patterns, phylogenetic nomenclature, computed tomography in paleontology

Brochu, C.A. in press. Phylogenetic relationships of Necrosuchus ionensis Simpson 1937 and the early history of caimanines. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Brochu, C.A., J.K. Njau, R.J. Blumenschine, and L.D. Densmore. 2010. A new horned crocodile from the Plio-Pleistocene hominid sites at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PloS One 5:e933, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009333.

Brochu, C.A., and C.D. Sumrall. 2008. Phylogenetics and the integration of paleontology within the life sciences. . Pp. 185-204 in Kelley, P. H. and Bambach, R. K. (Eds), From Evolution to Geobiology: Paleontology at the Start of a New Century. Paleontological Society Papers Volume 14.

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