My research concerns the evolution of modern vertebrate anatomy. I use the fossil record of early vertebrates from the Palaeozoic Era (approx. 540 to 250 million years ago) to reconstruct the evolutionary assembly of major features of vertebrate anatomy, such as the skull and jaws, paired appendages, and hard tissues.
et al., Endocranial morphology of the petalichthyid placoderm Ellopetalichthys scheii (Kiær 1915) from the Middle Devonian of Arctic Canada, with remarks on the inner ear and neck joint morphology of placoderms, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, ISSN:0008-4077
Brazeau MD, Guillerme T, Smith MR, 2019, An algorithm for morphological phylogenetic analysis with inapplicable data, Systematic Biology, Vol:68, ISSN:1063-5157, Pages:619-631
Dearden R, Stockey C, Brazeau M, The pharynx of the stem-chondrichthyan Ptomacanthus and the early evolution of the gnathostome gill skeleton, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-7
et al., 2019, Endoskeletal Trabecular Bone in a Placoderm from the Early Devonian of Mongolia, WILEY, Pages:S127-S127, ISSN:0362-2525
Brazeau M, Guillerme T, Smith MR, 2018, Inapp: Reconstruction of Inapplicable Discrete Characters on Phylogenetic Trees, v.0.4.1