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.
Brazeau MD, Guillerme T, Smith MR, 2019, An algorithm for Morphological Phylogenetic Analysis with Inapplicable Data., Syst Biol, Vol:68, 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, ISSN:2041-1723
et al., 2018, A partial lower jaw of a tetrapod from "Romer's Gap", Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol:108, ISSN:1755-6910, Pages:55-65
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