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Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

1. Young MT, Larvan MD. (2010). Chapter 11: Macroevolutionary trends in the skull of sauropodomorph dinosaurs - the largest terrestrial animals to have ever lived. In: Elewa AMT. (ed.) Morphometrics for Non-morphometricans. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 124, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: 259-269. LINK

Peer-Reviewed Papers

In press

20. Young MT, Steel L, Foffa D, Price T, Naish D, Tennant JP. (In press). Marine tethysuchian crocodyliform from the ?Aptian-Albian (Early Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight, England. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

19. Young MT, Steel L, Rigby MP, Howlett EA, Humphrey S. (In press). Largest known specimen of the genus Dakosaurus (Metriorhynchidae: Geosaurini) from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, and an overview of Dakosaurus specimens discovered from this formation (including reworked specimens from the Woburn Sands Formation). Historical Biology. E-published: 16/May/2014. LINK

18. Young MT, Beatty BL, Brusatte SL, Steel L. (In press). First evidence of denticulated dentition in teleosaurid crocodylomorphs. Acta Palaeontological Polonica.
E-published: 28/Oct/2013. LINK

Young MT, Steel L, Middleton H. (In press). Evidence of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genus Geosaurus in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology.
E-published: 1/Jul/2013. LINK


16. Young MT, Steel L. (2014). Evidence for the teleosaurid crocodylomorph genus Machimosaurus in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology 26 (4): 472-479. LINK

15. Young MT, Andrade MB, Cornée J-J, Steel L, Foffa D. (2014). Re-description of a putative Early Cretaceous “teleosaurid” from France, with implications for the survival of metriorhynchids and teleosaurids across the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary / Nouvelle description d'un "téléosauridé" hypothétique de France et implications sur la survie des métriorhynchidés et des téléosauridés au passage Jurassique-Crétacé. Annales de Paléontologie 100 (2): 165-174. LINK

14. Young MT. (2014). Filling the "Corallian Gap": re-description of a metriorhynchid crocodylomorph from the Oxfordian (Late Jurassic) of Headington, England. Historical Biology 26 (1): 80-90. LINK


Young MT, Andrade MB, Etches S, Beatty BL. (2013). A new metriorhynchid crocodylomorph from the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, with implications for the evolution of dermatocranium ornamentation in Geosaurini. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169 (4): 820-848.

12. Buchy M-C, Young MT, Andrade MB. (2013). A new specimen of Cricosaurus saltillensis (Crocodylomorpha: Metriorhynchidae) from the Upper Jurassic of Mexico: evidence for craniofacial convergence within Metriorhynchidae. Oryctos 10: 9-21. LINK

11. Young MT, Andrade MB, Brusatte SL, Sakamoto M, Liston J. (2013). The oldest known metriorhynchid super-predator: a new genus and species from the Middle Jurassic of England, with implications for serration and mandibular evolution in predacious clades. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11 (4): 475-513. LINK

10. Parrilla-Bel J, Young MT, Moreno-Azanza M, Canudo JI. (2013). The first metriorhynchid crocodylomorph from the Middle Jurassic of Spain, with implication for  evolution of the subclade Rhacheosaurini. PLoS ONE  8 (1): e54275. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054275 LINK to OPEN-ACCESS


9. Young MT, Brusatte SL, Andrade MB, Desojo JB, Beatty BL, Steel L, Fernández MS, Sakamoto M, Ruiz-Omeñaca JI, Schoch RR. (2012). The cranial osteology and feeding ecology of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe. PLoS ONE 7 (9): e44985. doi: 10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0044985 LINK to OPEN-ACCESS

8. Young MT, Rayfield EJ, Holliday CM, Witmer LM, Button DJ, Upchurch P, Barrett PM. (2012). Cranial biomechanics of Diplodocus (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): testing hypotheses of feeding behaviour in an extinct megaherbivore. Naturwissenschaften 99 (8): 637-643. LINK

Young MT, Brusatte SL, Beatty BL, Andrade MB, Desojo JB. (2012). Tooth-on-tooth interlocking occlusion suggests macrophagy in the Mesozoic marine crocodylomorph Dakosaurus. The Anatomical Record 295 (7): 1147-1158. LINK


6. Young MT, Bell MA, Andrade MB, Brusatte SL. (2011). Body size estimation and evolution in metriorhynchid crocodylomorphs: implications for species diversification and niche partitioning. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163 (4): 1199-1216. LINK

5. Young MT, Bell MA, Brusatte SL. (2011). Craniofacial form and function in Metriorhynchidae (Crocodylomorpha: Thalattosuchia): modelling phenotypic evolution with maximum likelihood methods. Biology Letters 7 (6): 913-916. LINK  link to online supplementary material


4. Andrade MB, Young MT, Desojo JB, Brusatte SL. (2010). The evolution of extreme hypercarnivory in Metriorhynchidae (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) based on evidence from microscopic denticle morphology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (5): 1451-1465. LINK

3. Young MT, Brusatte SL, Ruta M, Andrade MB. (2010). The evolution of Metriorhynchoidea (Mesoeucrocodylia, Thalattosuchia): an integrated approach using geometrics morphometrics, analysis of disparity and biomechanics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158 (4): 801-859. LINK

Young MT, Andrade MB. (2009). What is Geosaurus? Redescription of Geosaurus giganteus (Thalattosuchia, Metriorhynchidae) from the Upper Jurassic of Bayern, Germany. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157 (3): 551-585. LINK  link to online supplementary material


1. Wilkinson LE, Young MT, Benton MJ. (2008). A new metriorhynchid crocodile (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) from the Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic) of Wiltshire, UK. Palaeontology 51 (6): 1307-1333. LINK