Robert L. Carroll

Strathcona Professor of Zoology, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
398-4086 ext. 4090

Anatomy and relationship of Paleozoic and Mesozoic amphibians and reptiles. The origin and early radiation of amniotes and the origin and interrelationships of the modern amphibian orders, Anura, Urodela, and Gymnophiona. Large scale patterns and processes of vertebrate evolution. Use of Mesozoic marine reptiles as a model for investigating the relative significance of ancestral, developmental, and physical constraints in controlling the patterns and rates of evolution.

Selected Publications

Heatwole, H. and Carroll, R.L. 1999. Palaeontology: The Evolutionary History of Amphibians. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, Australia. (in press)
Carroll, R.L., Kunst, A. and Albright, K. 1999. Vertebral development and amphibian evolution. Evolution & Development 1: 1-13.
Carroll, R.L., Bossy, K.A., Milner, A.C., Andrews, S.M., and Wellstead, C.F. 1998. "Lepospondyli". Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology, P. Wellnhofer (ed.). Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München.
Carroll, R.C. 1997. Patterns and Processes of Vertebrate Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Carroll, R.C. 1995. Problems of the Phylogenetic Analysis of Paleozoic Choanates. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris ser.17, Section c, no 1-4: 389-445.
Stearn, C. and Carroll, R.C. 1989. Paleontology: The Record of Life. John Wiley and Sons. New York.
Carroll, R.C. 1987. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Co. New York.

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