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Professor Michael Archer
AM, FAA, FRSN, FRZSNSW, FACE, FWAAS, BA (Princeton University), PhD (University of Western Australia)
Field of Research: 
Palaeontology, Mammalogy, Conservation Biology, DeExtinction
Contact details:
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 3446
Office: 

Room 563
Biological Sciences Building (D26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Member of the Evolution of Earth & Life Systems Research Group (EELS)
Member of the Coalition for Research into the Evolution of Australian Terrestrial Ecosystems (CREATE)

Honours, Awards, Research Associateships etc.


Fellowships in learned societies/organisations

  • FRZSNSW (Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales)
  • FWAAS (Fellow of the World Academy of Arts & Sciences)
  • FACE (Fellow of the Australian College of Educators)
  • FAS (Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science)
  • FRSN (Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales)
  • FA21 (Fellow of Australia 21)

Research Associateships

  • Australian Museum, Research Associate (1978-2007)
  • Queensland Museum, Honorary Associate (1986-present)
  • American Museum of Natural History, Research Associate (2005-present)

Honorary appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW: 2009 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW: 2009 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, Sydney University: 2011-2016.

Awards, citations, honours (including Fellowships)

  • Eight Gilbert Whitley awards for books written or edited (1982-2007)
  • Clarke Medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales (1984)
  • Inaugural Queensland Museum Medal (1987)
  • Australian Heritage Award for Nature Conservation (1989)
  • Inaugural Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science (1990)
  • Inaugural IBM Conservation Award (with S. Hand & H. Godthelp) (1990)
  • Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • von Mueller Medal of ANZAAS (1994)
  • Verco Medal of the Royal Society of South Australia (1996)
  • Skeptic of the Year, New South Wales Skeptics Association (1998)
  • Special Recognition Medal, National Museum of Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (from 2002)
  • Dr Alice Whitley Award for Science Education (2002), Aust. College of Educators
  • Fellow of the World Academy of Arts & Sciences (from 2003)
  • Australian Centennial Medal, Federal Government of Australia (2003)
  • TH Huxley Award, Australian Museum (2004)
  • Fellowofthe Australian College of Educators (from 2006)
  • Medal of the Riversleigh Society (2006)
  • Member of the Order of Australia—AM, Australian Federal Govt (from 2007)
  • Member of ‘Top 100 Most Influential People in Sydney’ (SMH 2008)
  • Awarded Membership of the Australian Institute of Biology--AIB (from 2008)
  • Inaugural Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales (from 2009)
  • Selected by Dir.-Gen. Nat. Library of Aust. for Oral Record of Life History (2010)
  • UNSW Faculty of Science Staff Excellence Award for Best Lecturer (2012)
  • Aust. Acad. Sci., Feature Fellow (2012; http://www.science.org.au/fellows/feature-fellow/archer/index.html)

 

Research & Current Projects


Research Interests

Palaeontology, use of the fossil record to develop conservation programs, mammalogy, dental function, structure/function, innovative conservation initiatives (e.g., native animals as pets, sustainable harvest of native resources etc.), geology, sedimentology, caves, deExtinction projects, tooth function in humans and other animals, innovative biofuel projects (company started: Echidna Energy Pty Ltd), rewilding, translocation conservation research to save endangered species, etc. See: http://www.create.unsw.edu.au/team/marcher/

Current Projects

- Wide diversity of palaeontological, palaeoecological, palaeoclimatological projects etc., but in particular those focused on the Australian Cretaceous to Pleistocene (Qld, NSW, SA, WA, NT) and New Zealand Miocene.

- Variety of innovative projects focused on saving endangered species and ecosystems.

- Sustainable use of native resources as a conservation strategy (on IUCN committees for this purpose)

- Biofuel research based on sustainably harvested native plants (started company Echidna Energy Pty Ltd)

- Research into the no-brainer proposal that native animals should be able to be human companions

- Continental biocorrelation projects focused on integrating data from Riversleigh to help resolve biochronology of Australia’s land mammal deposits

- DeExtinction research: summarised as follows

The TED talk I gave and those of others contributing to the TEDx DeExtinction event held on 15 March, 2013, in Washington DC can be accessed either directly via the TED talks website (http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_archer_how_we_ll_resurrect_the_gastric_brooding_frog_the_tasmanian_tiger.html).

A newspaper story by Nicky Phillips that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 15 March, 2013 (p. 1), is available online: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/extinct-frog-hops-back-into-the-gene-pool-20130315-2g68x.html. Another by Lisa Clauson that explores a range of issues related to the Lazarus Project appeared in various media on 22 June, 2013: http://www.smh.com.au/national/waking-the-dead-20130617-2ocz4.html. Qantas Magazine also did a short  feature article on the Lazarus Project:  http://travelinsider.qantas.com.au/bright_ideas_scientist_mike_archer_explores_de-extinction.htm?alt_cam=au:qf:edm:july13:ti:pod3:ht . A documentary about the Lazarus Project is in preparation by Visionquest Pty Ltd but has not yet been released. There is an earlier Discovery Channel documentary about the Thylacine Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3gNW7LbO0M. For what it’s worth, you can hear a debate between me and the Executive Editor of Scientific American about the merits of deExtinction occurred on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (http://www.cbc.ca/toothandclaw/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2401773888).

Also, the National Geographic Society (NGS) devoted the cover story of their April 2013 edition to deExtinction, so you can find all kinds of content about this subject on their website by clicking here, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/deextinction. They have been involved to date with all of the meetings of scientists around the world focusing on deExtinction research projects.

We haven’t yet published on our Lazarus Project because we were keeping the research quiet until we discovered just how far we could get. The Revive & Restore organisation (part of the Long Now Foundation) and the National Geographic Society enticed many of us working on deExtinction projects around the world to come out from our ‘closets’ so to speak, to meet in October 2012 and mid March 2013, to talk with each other about our goals, aspirations and challenges. This has led to new multi-institutional collaborations that should accelerate progress on projects currently underway. It certainly has with our Lazarus Project via new links with Advanced Cell Technology in Boston.

The Lazarus Project is only possible because of the Lazarus Fund that’s been established in the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Dick Smith and Gary Johnston (CEO of Jaycar) have been extremely helpful in providing the core funding that’s enabled the Lazarus Project to achieve what we’ve managed so far.

DeExtinction represents a new, potentially very important conservation tool to optimise biodiversity in the world for all the reasons we know this is important. It’s not an alternative or a threat to more conventional conservation programs, and it could be very important in terms of developing techniques to secure currently endangered species by cross-species cloning (e.g., by using common species to build up the numbers of their endangered relatives) as well as by bringing back potentially keystone species whose absence threatens the stability of the ecosystems of which they were once a part.

For other research projects, see http://www.create.unsw.edu.au/team/marcher/ .

In the Media

Lots of links such as 2013 TED talk noted above such as: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_archer_how_we_ll_resurrect_the_gastric_brooding_frog_the_tasmanian_tiger.html;  Riversleigh stories in the media have been long-standing such as (2013): http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/technology/sci-tech/riversleigh-20130717-2q38h.html. Others can be found via paras below and via: http://www.create.unsw.edu.au/team/marcher/.


Opening up Wholly Dooley Site at ‘New Riversleigh’. Photo by Tony Walters, 2013

 
Teaching in Vertebrate Zoology. Photo by Dean Portelli

 
Cover of book (published by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales) about innovative conservation strategies. Archer’s chapter: ‘A Talk on the Wild Side’.

Delivering TED talk on the Thylacine and Lazarus Projects at the National Geographic Society’s and Revive & Restore’s DeExtinction event, Washington DC, 2013

 Getting a bang out of taking a coffee break in the field at Riversleigh.

 
UNSW Graduation, Mina Bassarova (PhD recipient).

 
Photo by Deborah Smith, 2013, used in Qantas Magazine story.

 

Staff


Postdocs

Dr Karen Black

Dr Robin Beck

Research Assistants

Dr Anna Gillespie

Dr Troy Myers

 

Research Students


Current

Angela Skovron (MPhil candidate) – Biodiversity and palaeohistory of Cercartetus pygmy possums

Bok Khoo (MPhil candidate) – New zygomaturine from the Plio/Pleistocene of North Queensland

Brian Mackness (PhD candidate) – Pliocene faunas of Australia—new taxa and reviews of others

Hayley Bates (PhD candidate) – Ecological constraints keeping Burramys parvus in the alpine zone

Jacqueline Nguyen (PhD candidate) – Palaeo history of passerine birds in Australia

Michael Stein (PhD candidate) – Palaeobiodiversity, function & ecology of crocodiles in Australia

Peter Ampt (PhD candidate) – Research into strategies for sustainably harvesting kangaroos

 

Past

Adrian di Qual (MSc) – Investigation into the experiences of keeping Sugar Gliders as pets

Anna Gillespie (PhD) – Evolution and biodiversity of the Marsupial Lions

Bernie Cooke (PhD) – Evolution and palaeobiodiversity of the kangaroos

Daniel Natusch (MPhil) – Distribution and conservation of Green Pythons in Australia

David Read (PhD)

Elizabeth Smith (PhD) – The evolution of Cretaceous turtles of Australia

Jess Lyons (MSc) – Research into the smuggling trade of Green Pythons in Indonesia

Jeanette Muirhead (PhD) – The evolutionary history and ecology of bandicoots & thylacines

John Scanlon (PhD) – The diversity, ecology and evolution of Australian snakes

Ken Aplin (PhD) – Structure and function of the marsupial basicranium

Kenny Travouillon (PhD) – The palaeoecology of Australia’s evolving environments

Julien Louys (PhD) – The history of the Pleistocene biotas of southeastern Asia

Karen Roberts (PhD) – The evolution and palaeodiversity of Australia’s ringtail possums

Kirsten Crosby (PhD) – The evolution of Australia’s small possums

Lyn Dawson (PhD) – History of mammals in the Wellington Cave deposits of NSW

Mina Bassarova (PhD) – Use of structural & functional morphology in palaeoecology

Paul Willis (PhD) – Evolution of Australia’s crocodilians

Pip Brewer (PhD) – Evolution of Australia’s wombats from the Oligocene to the Pliocene

Rick Arena (PhD) – Geology of the World Heritage area of Riversleigh, NW Queensland

Robin Beck (PhD) – Evolutionary relationships of Australia’s most distinctive marsupials

Scott Hocknull (PhD) – History of mammal evolution in the Pleistocene of Queensland

Steve Salisbury (PhD) – Evolution of Australia’s Eocene crocodilians

Steve Van Dyck (PhD) – Systematics and ecology of dasyurids in the genus Antechinus

Steve Wroe (PhD) – Evolution of Australia’s carnivorous marsupials

Tim Flannery (PhD) – Evolutionary history and systematics of early kangaroos

Troy Myers (PhD) – Evolution of vombatiform marsupials from Riversleigh, NW Queensland

Vera Weisbecker – Structural morphology and function in the marsupial forelimb

Walter Boles – Evolutionary history of Australian birds

Adam Morrell (Hons) – Evolution of Australian marsupials

Bill Koutsamanis (Hons) – Testing the field efficiency of electronically recording frog calls

Emma Hall (Hons) – The evolutionary diversity and relationships of Miocene koalas

Hayley Bates (Hons) – The evolutionary diversity and history of Musky Rat-kangaroos

Jacqueline Nguyen (Hons) – Dromornithid birds from the Riversleigh World Heritage deposits

Jenny Brammall (Hons) – New Miocene species of Burramys from Riversleigh, NW Queensland

Kerry Nettle (Hons) – Diversity and relationships of ringtail possums in the Oligo-Miocene

Mina Bassarova (Hons) – Diversity and relationships of ringtail possums in the genus Paljara

Prue Fabian (Hons) – Evolutionary diversity of acrobatid possums from Riversleigh

Rebecca Pian (Hons) – Systematic revision of ornithorhynchids and a new species of Obdurodon

Tyler King (Hons) – New emballonurid bats from the Pliocene of Riversleigh

Zac Kirkham (Hons) – New Miocene kangaroo from Encore Site, Riversleigh, NW Queensland

Ada Klinkhamer (Honours candidate) – Plio/Pleistocene rodents in the genus Leggadina

Blake Dickson (Honours candidate) – Structure, function & evolution of the inner ear of marsupials

Chris Palmer (Honours candidate) – Biodiversity, ecology & evolution of Planigale marsupials

Isabelle Purdy (Honours candidate) – Cats and Quolls: a comparison of experiences as domestic pets

Shimona Kealy (Honours candidate) – Molecular/morphological phylogeny of carnivorous marsupials

 

Teaching


BIOS2061 Vertebrate Zoology (Course co-Convenor)

GEOS2071 Life Through Time (Lecturer)

BIOS1101 Evolution & Functional Biology (Lecturer)

GEOS1211 Environmental Earth Science (Lecturer)

BIOS1301 Ecology, Sustainability and Environmental Science (Guest Lecturer)

SCIF1004 Science & Cinema (Guest Lecturer)

SCIF1201 Advanced Science Seminar (Guest Lecturer)

 

 Publications


Research publications

Archer, M., 1970. Nullarbor 1969. Western Caver 12: 17-20.

Archer, M., 1970. Nullarbor 1970. Western Caver 12: 21-24.

Archer, M., 1971. A re-evaluation of the Fromme's Landing Thylacine tooth. Proc. Roy. Soc. Vict. 84: 229-33.

Archer, M., 1972. Domestic cats and dogs--a danger to the Australian fauna. West. Aust. Nat. 12: 85-87.

Archer, M., 1972. Phascolarctos  (Marsupialia, Vombatoidea) and an associated fossil fauna from Koala Cave near Yanchep, Western Australia. Helictite 10: 45-59.

Archer, M., Baynes, A., 1972.  Prehistoric mammal faunas from two small caves in the extreme south-west of Western Australia. J. Proc. R. Soc. W. Aust. 55: 80-89.

Archer, M., 1974. Regurgitation or mercyism in the western native cat, Dasyurus geoffroii, and the red-tailed wambenger, Phascogale calura (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae). J. Mammal. 55: 448-452.

Archer, M., 1974. Apparent association of bone and charcoal of different origin and age in cave deposits. Mem. Qd Mus. 17: 37-48.

Archer, M., 1974.  Excavations in the Orchestra Shell Cave, Wanneroo, Western Australia.  Part III. Fossil vertebrate remains. Arch. & Phys. Anthrop. in Oceania 9: 156-62.

Archer, M., 1974.  New information about the Quaternary distribution of the Thylacine (Marsupialia, Thylacinidae) in Australia.  J. Proc. R. Soc. W. Aust. 57: 43-50.

Archer, M., 1974. Some aspects of reproductive behaviour and the male erectile organs of Dasyurus geoffroii and D. hallucatus (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Mem. Qd Mus. 17: 63-67.

Archer, M., 1974. The development of the cheek-teeth in Antechinus flavipes (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae). J. Proc. R. Soc. W. Aust. 57: 54-63.

Archer, M., Beutel, E., 1974. Techniques in quarrying large blocks of unconsolidated fossil-bearing matrix. Kalori 49: 57-63.

Archer, M., Tebble, T., 1974.  The study of the inner ear of small mammals.  Kalori 48: 51-52.

Archer, M., 1975.  Abnormal dental development and its significance in dasyurids and other marsupials.  Mem. Qd Mus. 17: 251-65.

Archer, M., 1975.  Ningaui, a new genus of tiny dasyurids (Marsupialia) and two new species, from arid Western Australia, N. timealeyi and N. rideiMem. Qd Mus. 17: 237-49.

Archer, M., 1975.  The development of premolar and molar crowns in Antechinus flavipes (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae) and the significance of cusp ontogeny in mammalian teeth.  J. Proc. R. Soc. W. Aust. 57: 121-34.

Covacevich, J., Archer, M., 1975. The distribution of the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus, in Australia and its effects on indigenous vertebrates. Mem. Qd Mus. 17: 305-310.

Archer, M., 1976.  Application for the suppression of the name Sminthopsis murina var.  constricta  Spencer, 1896 (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae).  N.Z.(S.) 2080.  Bull. Zool. Nomencl. 33: 127-28.

Archer, M., 1976.  Miocene marsupicarnivores (Marsupialia) from central South Australia, Ankotarinja tirarensis gen. et sp. nov., Keeuna woodburnei  gen. et sp. nov., and their significance in terms of early marsupial radiations.  Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 100: 53-73.

Archer, M., 1976.  Phascolarctid origins and the potential of the selenodont molar in the evolution of diprotodont marsupials.  Mem. Qd Mus. 17: 367-71.

Archer, M., 1976.  Revision of the marsupial genus Planigale Troughton (Dasyuridae).  Mem. Qd Mus. 17: 341-65.

Archer, M., 1976.  The basicranial region of marsupicarnivores (Marsupialia), interrelationships of carnivorous marsupials, and affinities of the insectivorous marsupial peramelids.  J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.)  59: 217-22.

Archer, M., 1976.  The dasyurid dentition and its relationships to that of didelphids, thylacinids, borhyaenids (Marsupicarnivora) and peramelids (Peramelina: Marsupialia).  Aust. J. Zool. suppl. ser.  39: 1-34.

Archer, M., Wade, M., 1976.  Results of the Ray E. Lemley Expeditions, Part 1.  The Allingham Formation and a new Pliocene vertebrate fauna from northern Queensland.  Mem. Qd Mus.  17: 379-97.

Archer, M., 1977.  Faunal remains from the excavation at Puntutjarpa Rockshelter.  Pp. 158-65 in  "Puntutjarpa Rockshelter and the Australian desert culture" ed R.A. Gould.  Anthrop. Pap. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist.  54.

Archer, M., 1977.  Koalas (phascolarctids) and their significance in marsupial evolution.  Pp. 20-28 in "The Koala" ed by T.J. Bergin.  Taronga Park Zoological Gardens: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1977.  Koobor notabilis (De Vis), an unusual koala from the Pliocene Chinchilla Sand.  Mem. Qd Mus.  18: 31-35.

Archer, M., 1977.  Origins and subfamilial relationships of Diprotodon  (Diprotodontidae, Marsupialia).  Mem. Qd Mus.  18: 37-39.

Archer, M., Elliot, A., 1977.  Quarrying fossils in north Queensland.  Kalori  52: 41-42.

Archer, M., Kirsch, J.A.W., 1977.  The case for the Thylacomyidae and Myrmecobiidae, Gill, 1872, or why are marsupial families so extended?  Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W.  102: 18-25.

Hecht, M.K., Archer, M., 1977.  Presence of xiphodont crocodilians in the Tertiary and Pleistocene of Australia.  Alcheringa  1: 383-85.

Tedford, R.H., Archer, M., Bartholomai, A., Plane, M.D., Pledge, N.S., Rich, T.H., Rich, P.V., Wells, R.T., 1977.  The discovery of Miocene vertebrates, Lake Frome area, South Australia.  B.M.R.J. Aust. Geo. and Geophys.  2: 53-57.

Archer, M., 1978.  Australia's oldest bat.  Proc. R. Soc. Qd  89: 23-24.

Archer, M., 1978.  Modern fauna and flora of the Texas Caves area, southeastern Queensland.  Mem. Qd Mus.  19: 111-19.

Archer, M., 1978.  Quaternary vertebrate faunas from the Texas Caves of southeastern Queensland.  Mem. Qd Mus.  19: 61-109.

Archer, M., 1978.  The nature of the molar-premolar boundary in marsupials and a reinterpretation of the homology of marsupial cheekteeth.  Mem. Qd. Mus.  18: 157-64.

Archer, M., Bartholomai, A., 1978.  Tertiary mammals of Australia: a synoptic review.  Alcheringa 2: 1-19.

Archer, M., Bartholomai, A., Marshall, L.G., 1978.  Propleopus chillagoensis, a new north Queensland species of extinct giant rat-kangaroo (Macropodidae: Potoroinae).  Mem. Nat. Mus. Vict.  39: 55-60.

Archer, M., Plane, M.D., Pledge, N.S., 1978.  Additional evidence for interpreting the Miocene Obdurodon insignis Woodburne and Tedford, 1975 to be a fossil platypus (Ornithorhynchidae: Monotremata) and a reconsideration of the status of Ornithorhynchus agilis De Vis, 1885.  Aust. Zool.  20: 9-19.

Rich, T.H., Archer, M., Tedford, R.H., 1978.  Raemeotherium yatkolai, gen. et sp. nov., a primitive diprotodontid from the medial Miocene of South Australia.  Mem. Nat. Mus. Vict.  39: 85-91.

Archer, M., 1979.  The status of Australian dasyurids, thylacinids and myrmecobiids.  Pp. 29-43 in "The status of endangered Australian wildlife" ed M.J. Tyler.  Zoological Society of South Australia: Adelaide.

Archer, M., 1979.  Two new species of Sminthopsis Thomas (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia) from northern Australia, S. butleri and S. douglasiAust. Zool.  20: 237-45.

Archer, M., 1979.  Wabularoo naughtoni gen. et sp. nov., an enigmatic kangaroo (Marsupialia) from the middle Tertiary Carl Creek Limestone of northwestern Queensland.  Mem. Qd Mus.  19: 299-307.

Archer, M., Rich, T.H., 1979.  Wakamatha tasselli gen. et sp. nov., a fossil dasyurid (Marsupialia) from South Australia convergent on modern SminthopsisMem. Qd Mus.  19: 309-17.

Rich, T.H., Archer, M., 1979.  Namilamadeta snideri, a new diprotodontan (Marsupialia, Vombatoidea) from the medial Miocene of South Australia.  Alcheringa 3: 197-208.

Archer, M., Crawford, J.M., Merrilees, D., 1980.  Incisions, breakages and charring, some probably man-made, in fossil bones from Mammoth Cave, Western Australia.  Alcheringa 4: 115-31.

Archer, M., 1981.  A review of the origins and radiations of Australian mammals.  Pp. 1437-88 in "Ecological biogeography of Australia" ed by A. Keast.  Junk: The Hague.

Archer, M., 1981.  Results of the Archbold Expeditions.  No. 104.  Systematic revision of the marsupial dasyurid genus Sminthopsis Thomas.  Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat Hist.  168: 61-224.

Archer, M., 1982.  A review of Miocene thylacinids (Thylacinidae, Marsupialia), the phylogenetic position of the Thylacinidae and the problem of apriorisms in character analysis.  Pp. 445-76 in "Carnivorous marsupials" ed by M. Archer.  The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1982.  A review of the dasyurid (Marsupialia) fossil record, integration of data bearing on phylogenetic interpretation, and suprageneric classification.  Pp. 397-443 in 'Carnivorous marsupials', ed M. Archer. Surrey Beatty and Sons and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1982.  Antechinus apicalis (Grey, 1842).  Pp. 75-77 in "The red data book".  I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, M., 1982.  Genesis: and in the beginning there was an incredible carnivorous mother.  Pp. vii-x in  "Carnivorous marsupials" ed by M. Archer.  The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1982.  Myrmecobius fasciatus Waterhouse, 1836.  Pp. 87-89 in "The red data book".  I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, M., 1982.  Phascogale calura Gould, 1844.  Pp. 79-80 in "The red data book".  I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, M., 1982.  Sminthopsis douglasi Archer, 1979.  Pp. 85 in "The red data book".  I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, M., 1982.  Sminthopsis longicaudata Spencer, 1909.  Pp. 81-81 in "The red data book".  I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, M., 1982.  Sminthopsis psammophila Spencer, 1895.  Pp. 83-84 in "The red data book".  I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, M., 1982.  Thylacinus cynocephalus (Harris, 1808).  Pp. 91-93 in  "The red data book".  I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, M., Dawson, L., 1982.  Revision of marsupial lions of the genus Thylacoleo Gervais (Thylacoleonidae, Marsupialia) and thylacoleonid evolution in the late Cainozoic.  Pp. 477-94 in 'Carnivorous marsupials', ed M. Archer. Surrey Beatty and Sons and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., Rich, T.H., 1982.  Results of the Ray E. Lemley Expeditions.  Wakaleo alcootaensis n. sp. (Thylacoleonidae, Marsupialia), a new marsupial lion from the Miocene of the Northern Territory with a consideration of early radiation in the family.  Pp. 495-502 in "Carnivorous marsupials" ed M. Archer. The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Baverstock, P.R., Archer, M., Adams, M., Richardson, B.J., 1982.  Genetic relationships among 32 species of Australian dasyurid marsupials.  Pp. 641-50 in  "Carnivorous marsupials" ed M. Archer. The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Flannery, T., Archer, M., 1982.  The taxonomy and distribution of Macropus (Fissuridon) pearsoni (Marsupialia: Macropodidae).  Aust. Mammal.  5: 261-65.

Kirsch, J.A.W., Archer, M., 1982.  Polythetic cladistics, or, when parsimony's not enough: the relationships of carnivorous marsupials.  Pp. 595-619 in "Carnivorous marsupials" ed M. Archer. The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

McKenzie, N.L., Archer, M., 1982.  Sminthopsis youngsoni (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) the Lesser Hairy-footed Dunnart, a new species from arid Australia.  Aust. Mammal.  5: 267-79.

Rich, T.H., Archer, M., Plane, M.D., Flannery, T.F., Pledge, N.S., Hand, S.J., Rich, P.V., 1982.  Australian Tertiary mammal localities.  Pp. 526-72 in "The fossil vertebrate record of Australia" ed P.V. Rich, B. Thompson.  Monash University Offset Printing Unit: Melbourne.

Sigé, B., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., 1982.  An Australian Miocene Brachipposideros (Mammalia, Chiroptera) related to Miocene representatives from France.  Palaeovertebrata 12: 149-72

Archer, M., 1983.  Carpentarian Dunnart Sminthopsis butleri.  P. 69 in "The Australian Museum complete book of Australian mammals" ed R. Strahan.  Angus & Robertson and the Australian Museum: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1983.  Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi.  P. 68 in "The Australian Museum complete book of Australian mammals" ed R. Strahan.  Angus & Robertson and the Australian Museum: Sydney.

Baverstock, P., Adams, M., Archer, M., McKenzie, N.L., How, R., 1983.  An electrophoretic and chromosomal study of the dasyurid marsupial genus Ningauis Archer.  Aust. J. Zool.  31: 281-92.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., 1983.  Revision of the genus Troposodon Bartholomai (Macropodidae: Marsupialia).  Alcheringa 7: 263-79.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., Plane, M.D., 1983.  Middle Miocene kangaroos (Macropodoidea: Marsupialia) from three localities in northern Australia, with a description of two new subfamilies.  B.M.R.J. Aust. Geol., Geophys.  7: 287-302.

Archer, M., 1984.  Doubts on Thylacine.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 21: 263. 

Archer, M., 1984.  Introduction.  Pp. xi-xxiv in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. Earth-shattering concepts for historical zoogeography.  Pp. 45-108 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. Effects of humans on the Australian vertebrate fauna.  Pp. 151-61 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. On the importance of being a koala.  Pp. 809-15 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. Origins and early radiations of mammals.  Pp. 477-515 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. Origins and early radiations of marsupials.  Pp. 585-625 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. Systematics: an enormous science rooted in instinct.  Pp. 125-50 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. The Australian marsupial radiation.  Pp. 633-808 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton. Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., 1984. The origins and early radiations of vertebrates. Pp. 163-84 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton. Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., Aplin, K., 1984.  Humans among primates: stark naked in a crowd.  Pp. 949-93 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., Clayton, G., Hand, S.J., 1984.  A checklist of Australasian fossil mammals.  Pp. 1027-87 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 1984. Background to the search for Australia's oldest mammals. Pp. 517-65in “Vertebrate zoogeography and evolution in Australasia”, ed by M. Archer and G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., Molnar, R., 1984.  Origins and early radiations of reptiles.  Pp. 311-29 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton. Hesperian Press: Perth.

Baverstock, P.R., Adams, M., Archer, M., 1984. Electrophoretic resolution of species boundaries in the Sminthopsis murina Complex (Dasyuridae).  Aust. J. Zool. 32: 823-32.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., 1984. The macropodoids (Marsupialia) of the Early Pliocene Bow Local Fauna, central Eastern New South Wales.  Aust. Zool.  21: 357-83.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., Plane, M.D., 1984.  Phylogenetic relationships and a reconsideration of higher level systematics within the Potoroidae (Marsupialia).  J. Paleo.  58: 1087-97.

Fox, B., Archer, M., 1984.  Background to vertebrate zoogeography in Australia.  Pp. 1-15 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Molnar, R., Archer, M., 1984.  Feeble and not so feeble flapping fliers: a consideration of early bird and bird-like reptiles.  Pp. 408-19 in "Vertebrate zoogeography & evolution in Australasia" ed M. Archer, G. Clayton.  Hesperian Press: Perth.

Archer, M., Flannery, T. F., 1985.  Revision of the extinct gigantic rat kangaroos (Potoroidae: Marsupialia), with description of a new Miocene genus and species and a new Pleistocene species of PropleopusJ. Palaeont59: 1331-49.

Archer, M., Flannery, T.F., Ritchie, A., Molnar, R.E., 1985.  First Mesozoic mammal from Australia--an early Cretaceous monotreme.  Nature 318: 363-66.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., 1985.  Palorchestes azael and Palorchestes parvus.  Pp. 234-39 in "Kadimakara: extinct vertebrates of Australia" ed P.V. Rich & G.F. van Tets.  Pioneer Design Studio: Melbourne.

Woodburne, M.O., Tedford, R.H., Archer, M., Turnbull, W.D., Plane, M., Lundelius, E.L., Jr, 1985.  Biochronology of the continental mammal record of Australia and New Guinea.  S. Aust. Dept Mines and Energy Spec. Publ. 5: 347-65.

Lester, K.S., Archer, M., 1986.  A description of the molar enamel of a Middle Miocene monotreme (Obdurodon, Ornithorhynchidae).  Anat. Embryol.  174: 145-51.

Aplin, K., Archer, M., 1987.  Recent advances in marsupial systematics with a new syncretic classification.  Pp. xv-lxxii in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  Introduction.  Pp. vix-xii in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 1987.  Evolutionary considerations.  Pp. 79-106 in "The Koala: Australia's endearing marsupial" ed L. Cronin.  Reed Books Pty Ltd: Sydney.

Archer, M., Tedford, R.H., Rich, T.H., 1987.  The Pilkipildridae, a new family and four new species of ?petauroid possums (Marsupialia: Phalangerida) from the Australian Miocene.  Pp. 607-27 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., 1987.  Bettongia moyesi, a new and plesiomorphic kangaroo (Marsupialia: Potoroidae) from Miocene sediments of northwestern Queensland.  Pp. 759-67 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., 1987. Hypsiprymnodon bartholomaii (Potoroidae: Marsupialia), a new species from the Miocene Dwornamor Local Fauna and a reassessment of the phylogenetic position of H. moschatus.  Pp. 749-58 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., 1987.  Strigocuscus reidi and Trichosurus dicksoni, two new fossil phalangerids (Marsupialia: Phalangeridae) from the Miocene of northwestern Queensland.  Pp. 527-36 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  Evidence for evolution from the fossil record.  Pp. 72-102 in "Confronting creationism: defending Darwin" ed D.R. Selkirk & F.J. Burrows.  University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  "Thingodonta": last remnant of an ancient group.  Pp. 56-58 in "The Antipodean ark" ed S. Hand, M. Archer.  Angus & Robertson Publishers: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987. 36 common creationist statements: a pot-pourri of nonsense.  Pp. 18-61 in "'Creation Science', science and education" ed V. Bien.  New South Wales Humanist Society: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  A possum of a very different kind.  Pp. 67-69 in  "The Antipodean ark" ed S. Hand, M. Archer.  Angus & Robertson Publishers: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  Evolution as science: one aspect of a very large universe.  Pp. 27-40 in "Confronting creationism: defending Darwin" ed D.R. Selkirk & F.J. Burrows.  University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  New thoughts about old classifications. P. 84  in  "The Antipodean ark" ed S. Hand, M. Archer.  Angus & Robertson Publishers: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  Riversleigh scene 1: crossing the threshold of eternity.  Pp 74-76 in "The Antipodean ark" ed S. Hand, M. Archer.  Angus & Robertson Publishers: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  Riversleigh scene 2: weird and familiar creatures in the forest primeval. Pp 77-79 in "The Antipodean ark" ed S. Hand, M. Archer.  Angus & Robertson Publishers: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  Squaring off against evolution: the Creationist challenge.  Pp. 103-44 in "Confronting creationism: defending Darwin" ed D.R. Selkirk & F.J. Burrows.  University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  The reality of organic evolution: evidence from the living.  Pp. 14-26 in "Confronting creationism: defending Darwin" ed D.R. Selkirk & F.J. Burrows.  University of New South Wales Press: Sydney. 

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 1987.  Introduction.  Pp. 1-11; Riversleigh scene 3: a fine time for possums and bats.  Pp. 79-81 in "The Antipodean ark" ed S. Hand, M. Archer.  Angus & Robertson Publishers: Sydney.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., Maynes, G., 1987.  The phylogenetic relationships of living phalangerids (Phalangeroidea: Marsupialia) with a suggested new taxonomy.  Pp. 477-506 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Hughes, R.L., Hall, L.S., Aplin, K.P., Archer, M., 1987.  Organogenesis and fetal membranes in the New Guinea Pen-tailed Possum, Distoechurus pennatus  (Acrobatidae: Marsupialia).  Pp. 715-24 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Lester, K.S., Boyde, A., Gilkeson, C., Archer, M., 1987.  Marsupial and monotreme enamel structure.  Scanning Microscopy 1: 401-20.

Woodburne, M.O., Pledge, N.S., Archer, M., 1987.  The Miralinidae, a new family and two new species of phalangeroid marsupials from Miocene strata of South Australia.  Pp. 581-602 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Woodburne, M.O., Tedford, R.H., Archer, M., 1987.  New Miocene ringtail possums (Marsupialia: Pseudocheiridae) from South Australia.  Pp. 639-79 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Woodburne, M.O., Tedford, R.H., Archer, M., Pledge, N.S., 1987.  Madakoala, a new genus and two species of Miocene koalas (Marsupialia: Phascolarctidae) from South Australia, and a new species of Perikoala.  Pp. 293-317 in "Possums and opossums: studies in evolution" ed M. Archer.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1988. Mammal evolution: an illustrated guide.  [Book review of Savage & Long book by same title, 1986; British Museum (Natural History): London] Riversleigh Notes 1: 8.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1988.  A new order of Tertiary zalambdodont marsupials.  Science 239: 1528-31.

Archer, M., 1988.  The significance of recent palaeontological discoveries at Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.  In "Rotary District 967 Bicentennial Summer Science School" published by The University of Newcastle: Newcastle.

Lester, K.S., Archer, M., Gilkeson, C.F., Rich, T., 1988.  Enamel of Yalkaparidon coheni:  representative of a distinctive order of Tertiary zalambdodont marsupials.  Scanning Microscopy 2: 1491-1501.

Archer, M., 1989.  Emendations to the nomenclature of recently established palaeontological taxa.  Aust. Zool. 25: 67.

Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Megirian, D., 1989.  Preliminary overview of mammalian diversity, biostratigraphy, correlation and environmental change evidenced by the fossil deposits of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, Australia.  Aust. Zool. 25: 29-64.

Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Megirian, D., 1989.  The jewels of the north: preliminary hypotheses about the nature, age, and correlation of Riversleigh's fossil-bearing sediments.  Riversleigh Notes 6: 4-7.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1989.  Ghosts from green gardens: preliminary hypotheses about changes in Australia's rainforest mammals through time based on evidence from Riversleigh.  Riversleigh Notes 7: 4-7.

Gaffney, E.S., Archer, M., White, A., 1989.  Chelid turtles from the Miocene freshwater limestones of Riversleigh Station, northwestern Queensland, Australia. Amer. Mus. Novitates 2959: 1-10.

Kirsch, J.A.W., Krajewski, C., Springer, M.S., Archer, M., 1989.  DNA/DNA hybridization studies of marsupials II.  Relationships among dasyurids.  Aust. J. Zool. 38: 673-96.

Rich, T.H., Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., 1989.  A second Cretaceous mammalian specimen from Lightning Ridge, N.S.W., Australia.  Alcheringa 13: 85-88.

Archer, M., 1990.  Why are Australia’s animals so distinctive?  Pp. 32-40 in “The Australian environment: taking stock looking ahead” ed S. Neville.  Australian Conservation Foundation: Victoria.

Archer, M., Every, R.G., Godthelp, H., Hand, S., Scally, K., 1990.  Yingabalanaridae, a new family of enigmatic mammals from Tertiary deposits of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.  Mem. Qd Mus. 28: 193-202.

Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., 1990.  Australian fossil hipposiderids: new evidence about the evolutionary history and radiation of Old World leaf-nosed bats. Macroderma 5: 12.

Kirsch, J.A.W., Springer, M., Krajewski, C., Archer, M., Aplin, K., Dickerman, A.W., 1990.  DNA/DNA hybridization studies of carnivorous marsupials.  I.  The intergeneric relationships of bandicoots (Marsupialia: Perameloidea).  J. Molecular Evolution 30: 434-48.

Muirhead, J., Archer, M., 1990.  Nimbacinus dicksoni, a plesiomorphic thylacine (Marsupialia: Thylacinidae) from Tertiary deposits of Queensland and the Northern Territory.  Mem. Qd Mus. 28: 203-21.

Willis, P.M.A., Archer, M., 1990.  A Pleistocene longirostrine crocodilian from Riversleigh: first fossil occurrence of Crocodylus johnsoni Krefft.  Mem. Qd Mus. 28: 159-64.

Rich, T.H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., Muirhead, J., Pledge, N.S., Flannery, T.F., Woodburne, M.O., Case, J.A., Tedford, R., Turnbull, W.D., Lundelius Jr, E.L., Rich, L.S.V., Whitelaw, M.J., Kemp, A., Rich, P.V., 1991.  Appendix 1 [to Rich 1991] Australian Mesozoic and Tertiary terrestrial mammal localities.  Pp. 1005-1058 in Vickers-Rich, Monaghan, Baird & Rich (1991).

Scally, K.B., Knox, G.A., Archer, M., 1991. Bruxism. Australian Dental Journal 36: 406.

Archer, M., 1992.  Ringtail possums (Pseudocheiridae, Marsupialia) from the Tertiary deposits of Riversleigh.  The Beagle 9: 257.

Archer, M., Godthelp, H., 1992.  Wombat-like marsupials from the Oligo-Miocene faunal assemblages of Riversleigh.  The Beagle 9: 256.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1992.  Back to the future: the contribution of palaeontology to the conservation of Australian forest faunas.  Pp. 67-80 in 'Conservation of Australia's forest fauna' ed. D. Lunney.  Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., Jenkins Jr, F.A., Hand, S.J., Murray, P., Godthelp, H., 1992.  Description of the skull and non-vestigial dentition of a Miocene platypus (Obdurodon dicksoni n. sp.) from Riversleigh, Australia, and the problem of monotreme origins.  Pp. 15-27 in “Platypus and echidnas” ed M.L. Augee.  Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Gaffney, E.S., Archer, M., White, A., 1992.  Warkalania, a new meiolaniid turtle from the Tertiary Riversleigh deposits of Queensland.  The Beagle 9: 35-47.

Godthelp, H., Archer, M., Cifelli, R., Hand, S.J., Gilkeson, C.F., 1992.  Earliest known Australian Tertiary mammal fauna.  Nature 356: 514-16.

Godthelp, H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Sutherland, L., 1992.  The Tingamarra Local Fauna, early Tertiary vertebrates from southeastern Queensland.  The Beagle 9: 268.

Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., Novacek, M.J., Archer, M., 1992.  An early Tertiary bat from the Tingamarra Local Fauna of southeastern Queensland.  The Beagle 9: 257.

Pascual, R., Archer, M., Ortiz Jaureguizar, E., Prado, J.L., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., 1992.  First discovery of monotremes in South America.  Nature 356: 704-706.

Pascual, R., Archer, M., Ortiz Jaureguizar, E., Prado, J.L., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., 1992.  The first non-Australian monotreme: an early Paleocene South American platypus (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae).  Pp. 1-14 in 'Platypus and echidnas' ed M.L. Augee.  Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Rich, T.H., Rich, P.V., Wagstaff, B.E., McEwen Mason, J.R.C., Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., Molnar, R.E., Long, J.A., 1992.  Two possible chronological anomalies in the Early Cretaceous tetrapod assemblages of southeastern Australia.  Pp. 165-75 in "Aspects of nonmarine Cretaceous geology" ed N.J. Mateer, C. Pei-Ji.  China Ocean Press: Beijing. 

Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., 1993.  Early Eocene marsupial from Australia.  Pp. 193-200 in 'Kaupia: Darmstädter Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte.  Monument Grube Messel--perspectives and relationships, Part 2' ed F. Schrenk, K. Ernest.  Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt: Darmstadt.

Archer, M., Murray, P., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1993.  Reconsideration of monotreme relationships based on the skull and dentition of the Miocene Obdurodon dicksoni.  Pp. 75-94 in 'Mammal phylogeny: Mesozoic differentiation, multituberculates, monotremes, early therians, and marsupials' ed F.S. Szalay, M.J. Novacek, M.C. McKenna.  Springer-Verlag: New York.

Government of Australia, 1993 [Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., Wells, R.].  Nomination of Australian fossil sites: the origin and evolution of Australia's mammals.  Australian Government: Canberra.  57 pp plus appendices.  Australian Government submission for inscription of Murgon, Riversleigh and Naracoorte on the World Heritage List.

Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Rich, T.H., Pledge, N.S., 1993.  Nimbadon, a new genus and three new species of Tertiary zygomaturines (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae) from northern Australia, with a reassessment of NeohelosMem. Qd Mus. 33: 193-210.

White, A., Archer, M., 1993.  A new Pleistocene turtle from fluviatile deposits at Riversleigh.  Riversleigh Notes 20: 8.

Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Muirhead, J., Nock, C., Augee, M., 1994.  In pursuit of the peregrinating Patagonian platypus. Rec. S. Aust. Mus.  27: 217.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1994.  Patterns in the history of Australia’s mammals and inferences about palaeohabitats.  Pp. 80-103 in 'History of the Australian vegetation' ed. R. Hill.  Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Boles, W.E., Godthelp, H., Hand, S., Archer, M., 1994.  Earliest Australian non-marine bird assemblages from the early Eocene Tingamarra Local Fauna, Murgon, southeastern Queensland.  Alcheringa 18: 70.

Hand, S.J., Novacek, M., Godthelp, H., Archer, M., 1994.  First Eocene bat from Australia.  J. Vert. Paleo. 14: 375-81.

Archer, M., 1994.  Marsupials: restoring dignity to the pouch. Natural History (American Museum of Natural History) 103(4): 48-49.

Archer, M., 1994.  Monotremes:  mammals 'eggstraordinaire'. Natural History (American Museum of Natural History) 103(4): 44-47.

Mackness, B., Archer, M., Muirhead, J., 1994.  An enigmatic family of marsupials from the Early Pliocene Bluff Downs Local Fauna of northeastern Queensland. Records of the South Australian Museum 27: 223.

Tyler, M.J., Godthelp, H., Archer, M., 1994.  Frogs from a Plio-Pleistocene site at Floraville Station, northwest Queensland. Rec. S. Aust. Mus.  27: 169-73.

White, A.W., Archer, M., 1994.  Emydura lavarackorum, a new Pleistocene turtle (Pleurodira: Chelidae) from fluviatile deposits at Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Rec. S. Aust. Mus.  27: 159-67.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1995.  Tertiary environmental and biotic change in Australia.  Pp. 77-90 in 'Paleoclimate and evolution, with emphasis on human origins' ed. E. Vrba, G.H. Denton, T.C. Partridge, L.H. Burckle.  Yale University Press: New Haven.

Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., Rich, T.H., Jones, R., 1995.  A new family of monotremes from the Cretaceous of Australia.  Nature 377: 418-20.

Wroe, S., Archer, M., 1995.  Extraordinary diphyodonty-related change in dental function for a tooth of the extinct marsupial Ekaltadeta ima (Propleopinae, Hypsiprymnodontidae). Archs oral Biol. 40: 597-603.

Archer, M., 1996. Refugial vertebrates from the Miocene rainforests of Western Australia: where are they? Pp. 100-103 in ‘Gondwanan heritage: past, present and future of the Western Australian biota’ ed. S.D. Hopper et al., Surrey Beatty & Sons: Chipping Norton.

Lunney, D., Pressey, B., Archer, M., Hand, S., Godthelp, H., Curtin, A., 1996. Integrating ecology and economics: a conflict of space and time. In Ecological Economics: A Conference Report. Background Pap. No 7 1995-96: 8-9.

Archer, M., 1997. Preface [to ‘Riversleigh issue’]. Mem. Qd Mus. 44: 169.

Archer, M., Black, K, Nettle, K., 1997. Giant ringtail possums (Marsupialia, Pseudocheiridae) and giant koalas (Phascolarctidae) from the late Cainozoic of Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 117: 3-15.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1997. Unrolling the prehistoric scrolls of prophecy--roos and rocks rule. Landcare Australia Yearbook 1997, 12-15.

Archer, M., 1997. How animals evolved, Healey, J (ed), Encyclopedia of Australian wildlife, Sydney, Reader’s Digest, 20-31, 1997, ISBN 0 86449 118 2, D.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1997. Warnings from the fossil record and island biodiversity about long-term viability of mammal lineages in ‘protected’ areas. Landcare Changing Australia, National Conference 1: 26-30.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., Creaser, P., 1997. Correlation of the Cainozoic sediments of the Riversleigh World Heritage fossil property, Queensland, Australia. Pp. 131-152 in “Actes du Congrès BiochroM’97” ed by J.-P. Aguilar, S. Legendre, J. Michaux. École Pratique des Hautes Études Institut de Montpellier, France.

Black, K., Archer, M., 1997. Nimiokoala gen. nov. (Marsupialia: Phascolarctidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, with a revision of Litokoala. Mem. Qd Mus., 41: 209-228.

Black, K., Archer, M., 1997. Silvabestius gen. nov., primitive zygomaturines (Marsupialia, Diprotodontidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Mem. Qd Mus. 41: 193-208.

Brammall, J., Archer, M., 1997.  An Oligo-Miocene species of Burramys (Marsupialia, Burramyidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Mem. Qd Mus. 41: 247-68.

Davis, A., Archer, M., 1997. Palorchestes azael (Mammalia, Palorchestidae) from the late Pleistocene Terrace Site Local Fauna, Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.  Mem. Qd Mus. 41: 315-20.

Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., 1997. First record of Hydromops (Microchiroptera: Molossidae) from Australia. Pp. 153-162 in  “Actes du Congrès BiochroM’97” ed by J.-P. Aguilar, S. Legendre, J. Michaux. École Pratique des Hautes Études Institut de Montpellier, France.

Lunney, D., Pressey, B., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., Curtin, A., 1997. Integrating ecology and economics: illustrating the need to resolve conflicts of space and time. Ecological Economics 23: 135-143.

Muirhead, J., Dawson, L., Archer, M., 1997. Perameles bowensis, a new species of Perameles (Peramelemorphia, Marsupialia) from Pliocene faunas of Bow and Wellington Caves. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 117: 163-173.

Myers T.J., Archer, M., 1997.  Kuterintja ngama (Marsupialia, Ilariidae): a revised systematic analysis based on material from the late Oligocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.  Mem. Qd Mus. 41: 379-92.

Duncan, I.J., Briggs, D.E.G., Archer, M., 1998.  Three-dimensionally mineralised insects and millipedes from the Tertiary of Riversleigh, Queensland, Australia. Palaeontology 41: 835-851.

Hand, S.J., Murray, P., Megirian, D., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., 1998. Mystacinid bats (Microchiroptera) from the Australian Tertiary.  J. Paleo. 72: 538-545.

Musser, A.M., Archer, M., 1998.  New information about the skull and dentary of the Miocene platypus Obdurodon dicksoni, and a discussion of ornithorhynchid relationships. Philosophical Transactions Biological Sciences B 353: 1063-1079.

Archer, M., Arena, R., Bassarova, M., Black, K., Brammall, J., Cooke, B. N., Crosby, K., Godthelp, H., Gott, M., Hand, S. J., Kear, B., Krikmann, A., Mackness, B., Muirhead, J., Musser, A., Myers, T. J., Pledge, N., Wang, Y., Wroe, S. 1999. The evolutionary history and diversity of Australia's mammals. Australian Mammalogy 21: 1-45.

Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Gott, M., Wang, Y., Musser, A., 1999.  The evolutionary history of notoryctids, yingabalanarids, yalkaparidontids and other enigmatic groups of Australian mammals. Australian Mammalogy 21: 13-15.

Bassarova, M., Archer, M., 1999. Living and extinct pseudocheirids (Marsupialia, Pseudocheiridae): phylogenetic relationships and changes in diversity through time. Australian Mammalogy 21: 25-27.

Brammall, J., Archer, M., 1999. Living and extinct petaurids, acrobatids, tarsipedids and burramyids (Marsupialia): relationships and diversity through time.  Australian Mammalogy, 21: 24-25.

Crosby, K., Godthelp, H., Archer, M., Pledge, N.  1999.  Diversity and evolution of phalangerid, ektopodontid, miralinid and pilkipildrid marsupials. Australian Mammalogy 21: 22-23.

Godthelp, H., Wroe, S., and Archer, M. 1999. A new marsupial from the Early Eocene Tingamarra Local Fauna of Murgon in southeastern Queensland: the prototypical Australian marsupial? Journal of Mammalian Evolution 6: 289-313.

Myers, T., Archer, M., Krikmann, A., Pledge, N. 1999. Diversity and evolutionary relationships of ilariids, wynyardiids, vombatids and related groups of marsupials. Australian Mammalogy 21: 18-19.

Pledge, N.S., Archer, M., Hand, S., Godthelp, H., 1999.  Additions to knowledge about ektopodontids (Marsupialia: Ektopodontidae): including a new species Ektopodon litolophus. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 255-264.

Crosby, K., Archer, M.  2000. Durudawirines, a new group of phalangeroid marsupials from the Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.  Journal of Paleontology 74: 327-335.

McGowran, B., Archer, M., Bock, P., Darragh, T.A., Godthelp, H., Hageman, S., Hand, S.J., Hill, R., Li, Q., Maxwell, P.A., McNamara, K.J., Macphail, M., Mildenhall, D., Partridge, A.D., Richardson, J., Shafik, S., Truswell, E.M., Warne, M., 2000. Australasian palaeobiogeogrpahy: the Palaeogene and Neogene record. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 23: 405-470.

Murray, P., Megirian, D., Rich, T., Plane, M., Black, K., Archer, M., Hand, S., Vickers-Rich, P., 2000. Morphology, systematics and evolution of the marsupial genus Neohelos Stirton (Diprotodontidae, Zygomaturinae). Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Research Report No. 6: 1-141.

Archer, M., 2001. Foreword. Pp. v-vi in A field guide to the mammals of Australia by P. Menkhorst, F. Knight. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Bassarova, M., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2001. New species of ringtail possums (Pseudocheiridae, Marsupialia) referable to the Oligo-Miocene genus Paljara from deposits of the Riversleigh World Heritage property, northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25:61-75.

Crosby, K., Nagy, M., Archer M., 2001. Wyulda asherjoeli, a new phalangerid (Diprotodontia: Marsupialia) from the early Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25:77-82.

Hand, S., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., 2001. New Miocene Icarops material (Microchiroptera, Mystacinidae) from Australia, with a revised diagnosis of the genus. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25: 139-146.

Kear, B. P., Archer, M., Flannery, T. F., 2001. Postcranial morphology of Ganguroo bilamina, Cooke 1997 (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from the middle Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25:123-138.

Kear, B. P., Archer, M., Flannery, T.F., 2001. Bulungamayine (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) postcranial elements from the late Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25:103-122.

McLean, D., Robinson, J., Archer, M., 2001. Artefact reduction on CT images of fossils to allow 3D visualization. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 61: 723-724.

Myers, T. J., Crosby, K., Archer, M., Tyler, M., 2001. The Encore Local Fauna, a late Miocene assemblage from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25:147-154.

Archer, M., 2002. New ways of valuing wildlife are essential. Ecopolitics 1(3): 16-18.

Archer, M., 2002. Confronting crises in conservation: a talk on the wild side. Pp. 12-52 in ‘A zoological revolution: using native fauna to assist in its own survival’, ed. D. Lunney & C. Dickman. Australian Museum and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Mackness, B.S., Archer, M., 2002. Pseudochirops winteri n. sp., a new petauroid possum from the Pliocene Bluff Downs Local Fauna of northern Queensland.  Alcheringa 25: 439-444.

Scanlon, J.D., Lee, M.S.Y., Archer, M. 2003.  Mid-tertiary elapid snakes (Squamata, Colubroidea) from Riversleigh, northern Australia: early steps in a continent-wide adaptive radiation.  Geobios 36: 573-601.

Archer, M., 2003. Cloning the Thylacine: the “yes” case. 40o South Tasmania 28: 19-20.

Turnbull, W.D., Lundelius Jr, E.L., Archer, M., 2003. Dasyurids, perameloids, phalangeroids, and vombatoids from the early Pliocene Hamilton Fauna, Victoria, Australia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 279: 513- 540.

Crosby, K., Bassarova, M., Archer, M., Carbery, K. 2004. Fossil possums in Australasia: discovery, diversity and evolution. Pp. 161-76 in The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders, Goldingay, R.L., Jackson, S.M. (eds). Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton.

McKenzie, K. G., Engelbretsen, M., Archer, M., Price, E., 2004. Ostracoda from the Miocene Riversleigh World Heritage fossil deposits, Queensland, including Progomphocythere n.gen., with discussion of palaeoenvironments and age. Bollettino of the Italian Palaeontological Society 43:321-330.

Archer, M, Serjeanston S, Smith, B, Carnemolla, P. 2005. Intelligent Design is not science. The Queensland Science Teacher 31(4): 52.

Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H. 2005.  Australian Oligo-Miocene mystacinids (Microchiroptera): upper dentition, new taxa and divergence of New Zealand species. Geobios 38: 339-352.

Hand, S.J., Archer, M. 2005. A new hipposiderid genus (Microchiroptera) from an early Miocene bat community in Australia. Palaeontology 48: 1-13.

Archer, M., Arena, D. A., Bassarova, M., Beck, R., Black, K., Boles, W. E., Brewer, P., Cooke, B. N., Crosby, K.,  Gillespie, A., Godthelp, H.,  Hand, S.J., Kear, B., Louys, J., Morrell, A.,  Muirhead, J., Roberts, K. K., Scanlon, J. D., Travouillon, K. J., Wroe, S., 2006. M. Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland. Alcheringa special issue 1: 1-17.

Macrini, T., Rowe, T., Archer, M., 2006. Obdurodon dicksoni, fossil platypus. Digimorph published scans online (www.digimorph.org/specimens/Obdurodon­­ dicksoni/).

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2006. The Australian marsupial radiation. Pp. 575-646 in Evolution and Biogeography of Australasian Vertebrates, Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G., Lee, M. (eds). AusSci Publishing Pty Ltd, Sydney.

Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H. 2006. Multivariate analyses of Cenozoic mammalian faunas from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Alcheringa special issue 1: 323-349.

Archer, M., Kirsch, J.A.W., 2006.  The evolution and classification of marsupials. Pp. 1-21 in ‘Marsupials’ ed. Armati, P.J., Dickman, C.R., Hume, I.D. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Macrini, T. E., Rowe, T., Archer, M. 2006. Description of a cranial endocast from a fossil platypus, Obdurodon dicksoni (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae), and the relevance of endocranial characters to monotreme monophyly. Journal of Morphology 267:1000-1015.

Worthy, T.H., Tennyson, A.D., Archer, M., Musser, A.M., Hand, S.J., Jones, C., Douglas, B.J., McNamara, J.A., Beck, R.M.D. 2006. Miocene Mammal reveals a Mesozoic ghost lineage on insular New Zealand, southwest Pacific. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 19219-19223.

 Wroe, S., Archer, M., 2006. Origins and early radiations of marsupials. Pp. 551-574 in Evolution and Biogeography of Australasian Vertebrates, Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G., Lee, M. (eds). AusSci Publishing Pty Ltd, Sydney.

Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G., Lee, M., 2007. Perspectives.  In Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G., Lee, M. (eds). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing Pty Ltd: Sydney.

Roberts, K.K., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. 2007. A new genus and species of extinct Miocene ringtail possums (Marsupialia: Pseudocheiridae). American Museum Novitates 3560:1-15.

Archer, M., Beale, B., 2007. From rarity to abundance: a consequence of value. Pp. 226-228 in ‘Pest or Guest: the Zoology of Overabundance’ ed. D. Lunney, P. Eby, P. Hutchings, S. Burgin. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Wroe, S., Archer, M. (publications details unknown; accepted for publication Feb, 2002). Riversleigh and beyond. Gondwana Alive ed. by John Anderson.

Travouillon, K.J., Legendre, S., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2007. Finding the Minimum Sample Richness (MSR) for multivariate analyses: implications for palaeoecology. Historical Biology 19: 315-320.

Brewer. P.A., Archer, M., Hand, S., Godthelp, H., 2007. A new species of the wombat Warendja from late Miocene deposits at Riversleigh, north-west Queensland, Australia. Palaeontology 50: 811-828.

Archer, M., 2007. Origins, pp. 20-23 in The Mammals of Australia ed. S. Van Dyck, R. Strahan. Reed New Holland: Sydney.

Louys, J., Black, K., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 2007. Descriptions of koala material from the Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland and implications for Litokoala (Marsupialia, Phascolarctidae).  Alcheringa 31: 99-110.

Kear, B.P., Cooke, B.N., Archer, M., Flannery, T.F. 2007. Implications of a new species of the Oligo-Miocene kangaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) Nambaroo, from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia. Journal of Paleontology 81:1147-1167.

Weisbecker, V., Archer, M. 2008. Anatomical diversity, functional implications and extensive parallelism in the manus of extinct and extant vombatiform marsupials. Palaeontology 51: 321–338

Beck R.M.D., Godthelp H., Weisbecker V., Archer M., Hand S.J. 2008. Australia’s oldest marsupial fossils and their biogeographical implications. PLoSONE 3: e1858. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001858

Beck, R.M.D., Mackness, B., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Muirhead, J. 2008. A bizarre marsupial family from the Pliocene of northeastern Australia: implications for the evolution and phylogeny of bunodont marsupials. Journal of Paleontology 82: 749-762.

Bassarova, M., Janis, C., Archer, M. 2008. The calcaneum - on the heels of marsupial locomotion. Journal of Mammalian Evolution doi 10.1007/s10914-008-9093-7.

Brewer, P. Archer, M., Hand, S.J. 2008. Additional specimens of the oldest wombat Rhizophascolonus crowcrofti (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from the Wipajiri Formation, South Australia: an intermediate morphology? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28: 1144-48.

Roberts, K.K., Bassarova, M., Archer, M. 2008. Oligo-Miocene ringtail possums of the genus Paljara (Pseudocheiridae: Marsupialia) from Queensland, Australia. Geobios 41: 441-56.

Roberts, K.K., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J. 2009. New Oligo-Miocene species of Marlu (Pseudocheiridae, Marsupialia) with a revision of the genus. Palaeontology 52: 441-456.

Travouillon, K.J., Legendre, S., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. 2009. Palaeoecological analyses of Riversleigh’s Oligo-Miocene deposits: implications for Oligo-Miocene climate change in Australia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 276: 24-37.

Hand, S.J., Weisbecker, V., Beck, R.M.D., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Tennyson, A.J.D., Worthy, T.H. 2009. Bats that walk: a new evolutionary hypothesis for the terrestrial behaviour of New Zealand’s endemic mystacinids. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 169.

Lee, M.S.Y., Hutchinson, M.N., Worthy, T.H., Archer, M., Tennyson, A.J.D., Worthy, J.P., Scofield, R.P. 2009. Miocene skinks and geckos reveal long-term conservatism of New Zealand's lizard fauna. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0440.

Sigé, B., Archer, M., Crochet, J.-Y., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Beck, R.M.D., 2009. Chulpasia and Thylacotinga, late Paleocene-earliest Eocene trans-Antarctic Gondwanan bunodont marsupials. Geobios 42: 813-823.

Louys, J., Aplin, K., Beck, R.M.D., Archer, M. 2009. Cranial anatomy of Oligo-Miocene koalas (Diprotodontia: Phascolarctidae): stages in the evolution of an extreme leaf-eating specialization. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29: 981-992.

Worthy, T.H., Hand, S.J., Nguyen, J.M.T., Tennyson, A.J.D., Worthy, J.P., Scofield, R.P., Boles, W.E., Archer, M. 2010. Biogeographical and phylogenetic implications of an Early Miocene wren (Aves: Passeriformes: Acanthisittidae) from New Zealand. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30: 479-498.

Worthy, T.H., Tennyson, A.J.D., Archer, M., Scofield, R.P., 2010. First record of Palaelodus (Aves: Phoenicopteriformes) from New Zealand. Records of the Australian Museum 62: 77-88.

Black, K., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H. 2010. First comprehensive analysis of cranial ontogeny in a fossil marsupial—from a 15-million-year-old cave deposit in northern Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30: 993-1011.

Hand S.J., Archer, M., Bickel, D., Creaser, P., Dettmann, M., Godthelp, H., Jones, A., Norris, B., Wicks, D., 2010. Pp 69-79, Chapter 5, Australian Cape York amber. In: ‘Biodiversity of fossils in amber from the major world deposits’ ed D Penney. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester.

Soriano, C, Archer, M., Azar, D., Creaser, P., Delclos, X., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Jones, A., Nel, A., Néraudeau, D., Ortega-Blanco, J., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Perrichot, V., Saupe, E., Solorzano-Kraemer, M., Tafforeau, P., 2010. Synchrotron X Ray Imaging of inclusions in amber. Compte Rendus Palaeontology and Evolution 9: 361–368.

Archer, M., Beck, R., Gott, M., Hand, S., Godthelp, H., Black, K., 2011. Australia's first fossil marsupial mole (Notoryctemorphia) resolves controversies about their evolution and palaeoenvironmental origins. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 1498-1506.

Arena, D.A., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Hocknull, S., 2011. Hammer-toothed 'marsupial skinks' from the Australian Cenozoic. Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0486

Archer, M., 2011. Slaughter of the singing sentients: the ethics of eating red meat. Australian Zoologist 35: 979-982.

Travouillon, K., Escarguel, G., Legendre, S., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2011. The use of MSR (Minimum Sample Richness) for sample assemblage comparisons. Paleobiology 37: 696-709.

Black K.H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 2012. The evolution and radiation of Australian marsupials. Pp 983-1078 in J.A. Talent (ed.), Earth and life: global biodiversity, extinction intervals and biogeographic perturbations through time. International Year of Planet Earth Series, Spinger Verlag, Dordrecht.

Broome, L., Archer, M., Bates, H., Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Heinze, D., Hand, S., Evans, T., Jackson, S., 2012. A brief review of the life history of, and threats to, Burramys parvus with a prehistory-based proposal for ensuring that it has a future. Pp. 114-126 in ‘Wildlife and Change: Towards Robust Conservation Strategies for Australian Fauna’ ed. D. Lunney, P. Hutchings. Royal Zoological Society of NSW: Sydney.

Black, K.H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2012. New Tertiary koala (Marsupialia, Phascolarctidae) from Riversleigh, Australia, with a revision of phascolarctid phylogenetics, paleoecology, and palaeobiodiversity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32: 125-138.

Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., Hand, S. J., 2012. Comment on 'Early to Middle Miocene monsoon climate in Australia'. Geology 40: e273.

Coonie, R., Archer, M., Baumber, A., Ampt, P., Wilson, G., Smits, J., Webb, G., 2012. THINKK again: getting the facts straight on kangaroo harvesting and conservation. Pp. 150-160 in ‘Science Under Siege’ ed. P. Banks, D. Lunney, C. Dickman. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Stein, M., Salisbury, S., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., 2012. Humeral morphology of the early Eocene mekosuchine crocodylian Kambara from the Tingamarra Local Fauna southeastern Queensland, Australia. Alcheringa 36: 473-486.

Clulow, J., Clulow, S., Guo, Jitong, French, A.J., Mahony, M.J., Archer, M., 2012. Optimisation of an oviposition protocol employing human chorionic and pregnant mare serum gonadotropins in the Barred Frog Myxophyes fasciolatus (Myobatrachidae). Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 10: 1-10.

Goff, J., Chaque-Goff, C., Archer, M., Dominey-Howe, D., Turney, C., 2012. The Eltanin asteroid impact—possible South Pacific palaeomegatsunami footprint and potential implications for the Pliocene-Pleistocene transition. Journal of Quaternary Science 27: 660-670.

Black, K.H., Camens, A.B., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2012. Herds overhead: Nimbadon lararackorum (Diprotodontidae), heavyweight marsupial herbivores in the Miocene forests of Australia. PLOS ONE, 7: 1-11.

Travouillon, K.J., Gurovich, Y., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Muirhead, J., 2013. The genus Galadi: three new bandicoots (Marsupialia; Peramelemorphia) from Riversleigh’s Miocene deposits, northwestern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 153-168.

Travouillon, K.J., Beck, R.M.D., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., 2013. The oldest fossil record of bandicoots (Marsupialia; Peramelemorphia) from the late Oligocene of Australia, Palaeontologia Electronica 16(2: 13A 52p; palaeo-electronica.org/content/2013/400-late-oligocene-bandicoot/.

Matzke-Karasz, R., et al., 2013. Ostracods (Crustacea) with soft part preservation from Miocene cave deposits of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, NW Queensland, Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (in press).

Worthy, T.H., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of the Australian Oligo-Miocene ratite Emuarius gidju Casuariidae. Integrative Zoology (in press).

Wroe, S., Field, J.H., Archer, M., Grayson, D.K., Price, G.J., Louys, J., Faith, J.T., Webb, G.E., Davidson, I., Mooney, S.D., 2013. Climate change frames debate over the extinction of megafauna in Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea). PNAS (in press).

Travouillon, K.J., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Black, K.H., 2013. Earliest modern bandictoot and bilby (Marsupialia, Peramelidae and Thylacomyidae) from the Miocene of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (in press).

Gurovich, Y., Travouillon, K.J., Beck, R.M.D., Muirhead, J., Archer, M., 2013. Biogeographical implications of a new mouse-sized fossil bandicoot (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia) occupying a dasyurid-like ecological niche across Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (published online:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14772019.2013.776646#.UZ241bXI2So)

Nguyen, J., et al., 2013. A new cracticid (Passeriformes: Cracticidae) from the Early Miocene of Australia. Emu-Austral Ornithology (in press).

Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., Archer, M., 2013. Tingamarra Local Fauna. In Geology of Queensland, ed. P.A. Jell. Geological Survey of Queensland, Brisbane.

Hand, S.J., Black, K.H., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., 2013. Riversleigh cave faunas. In Geology of Queensland, ed. P.A. Jell, Geological Survey of Queensland, Brisbane.

 Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Creaser, P., 2013. Riversleigh World Heritage Area. In Geology of Queensland, ed. P.A. Jell, Geological Survey of Queensland, Brisbane.

 Beck, R.M.D., Travouillon, K.J., Aplin, K.P., Godthelp, H., Archer, M., 2013. The osteology and systematics of the enigmatic Australian Oligo-Miocene metatherian Yalkaparidon (Yalkaparidontidae; Yalkaparidontia; ?Australidelphia; Marsupialia). Journal of Mammalian Evolution (DOI 10.1007/s10914-013-9236-3).

 Wroe, S., Field, J.H., Archer, M., Grayson, D.K., Price, G.J., Louys, J., Faith, J.T., Webb, G.E., Davidson, I., Mooney, S.D., 2013. Reply to Brook et al: no empirical evidence for human overkill of megafauna in Sahul. PNAS (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.131044110).

 Hand, S.J., Worthy, T., Archer M., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Scofield, R.P. (accepted 10/2/13). Miocene mystacinids (Chiroptera: Noctilionoidea) indicate a long history for endemic bats in New Zealand. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

 Pian, R., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. (accepted 14/2/13). A new, giant platypus, Obdurodon tharalkooschild sp. nov. (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae),from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

 Bates H, Travouillon, K.J., Cooke, B., Beck, R.M.D., Hand, S.J., Archer, M. (accepted 30/5/13). Three new Miocene species of musky rat-kangaroos (Hypsiprymnodontidae, Macropodoidea): description, phylogenetics and palaeoecology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

 

B3. Non-technical publications

All articles published in Nature Australia, Australian Natural History and Australian Geographic were refereed and hence are C1 publications.

Archer, M., 1982.  A lion in possum's clothing.  Aust. Nat. Hist.  20: 373-79.

Archer, M., 1982.  Monkeying with the theory of evolution.  Aust. Nat. Hist.  20: 365-72.

Archer, M., 1983.  "Scientific Creationism"--an unnatural history of gobbledegook.  Aust. Nat. Hist.  21: 8.

Archer, M., 1985.  A year of beneficial change and achievement.  Aust. Zool.  22: 9-11.

Archer, M., 1987.  A wolf in kangaroo's clothing.  Pp. 70-72 in  "The Antipodean ark" ed S. Hand, M. Archer.  Angus & Robertson Publishers: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1987.  Creationism: no place in the science class.  Aust. Nat. Hist.  22: 160-64.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1987.  Comparing ancient faunas.  Riversleigh Notes  2: 6.

Archer, M., 1988.  A dying need for wild places?  Aust. Nat. Hist.  22: 394-95.

Archer, M., 1988.  Our oral arsenal: a natural legacy of primate aggression.  Aust. Nat. Hist.  22: 474-75.

Archer, M., 1988.  Riversleigh: 1988 and beyond.  Riversleigh Notes  3: 2-3.

Archer, M., 1988.  Riversleigh: window into our ancient past.  Aust. Geographic  9: 40-57.

Archer, M., 1988.  The logo of the Riversleigh Society.  Riversleigh Notes  3: 5.

Archer, M., 1989.  The four-dimensional 'bioblob' called life.  Aust. Nat. Hist.  22: 512-13.

Archer, M., 1989.  Slime monsters will be human too.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 22: 546-47.

Archer, M., 1989.  Gods, Gaia & the wound of heaven.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 23: 80-81.

Archer, M., 1989.  The science of being wrong.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 23: 170-71.

Archer, M., 1989.  Human evolution.  Pp. 93-99 in “Geology 25.120: a first year laboratory manual”.  University of New South Wales School of Applied Geology: Sydney.

Archer, M., 1989.  The early evolution of reptiles.  Pp. 88-92 in “Geology 25.120: a first year laboratory manual”.  University of New South Wales School of Applied Geology: Sydney.

Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1989.  Future directions for Riversleigh Project: eighteen objectives for field and laboratory-based research.  Riversleigh Notes: 8: 4-6.

Archer, M., 1990.  As long as life’s hat has rabbits.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 23: 254-55.

Archer, M., 1990.  The muddled molar mystery of Riversleigh.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 23: 334-35.

Archer, M., 1990.  Pain in the neck of creation: the provocatively flawed human.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 23: 414-15.

Archer, M., 1990.  Coming to grips with male nipples,  Aust. Nat. Hist. 23: 494-95.

Archer, M., Muirhead, J., 1990.  Sinking one’s teeth into odontology.  Riversleigh Notes: 9: 4-6.

Archer, M., 1991.  Tharalkoo’s child: an ugly duckling story. Aust. Nat. Hist. 23 [7]: 574-575.

Archer, M., 1991.  Life’s scroll of prophecy: conservation & the fossil record. Aust. Nat. Hist. 23 [8]: 654-655.

Archer, M., 1991.  The links that bind. Aust. Nat. Hist. 23 [9]: 734-735.

Archer, M., 1991.  In search of a simple soul. Aust. Nat. Hist. 23 [10]: 806-807.

Archer, M., 1992.  Palaeontological poltergeists. Aust. Nat. Hist. 23 [12]: 950-951.

Archer, M., 1992.  Sandwiches and sandwich eaters. Aust. Nat. Hist. 24 [1]: 64-65.

Archer, M., 1992.  Patagonian platypus. Aust. Nat. Hist. 24 [3]: 60-61.

Archer, M., 1993.  The Murgon monster.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 24 [4]: 60-61.

Archer, M., 1993.  Lifting lids off the limits of life.  Aust. Nat. Hist. 24 [5]: 58.

Archer, M., 1993.  Ecotourism in a brave new land. Aust. Nat. Hist. 24 [6]: 60-62.

Archer, M., 1993.  A ruthless roo that craved flesh to chew.   Aust. Nat. Hist. 24 [7]: 60-61.  

Archer, M., 1994.  Lazarus lizards and undead dinos. Aust. Nat. Hist.  24 [8]: 60-61.

Archer, M., 1994.  Velvet worms: non-missing missing links. Aust. Nat. Hist.  24 [9]: 68-69.

Archer, M., 1994.  Opportunism and the gizzards of Oz. Aust. Nat. Hist.  24 [10]: 68-69.

Archer, M., 1994.  ‘Sine’ of the times? Aust. Nat. Hist.  24 [11]: 68-69.

Archer, M., 1995.  Devils, dugites and ‘dirt brains’. Aust. Nat. Hist.  24 [12]: 68-69.

Archer, M., 1995.  Pin pricks & verdant vistas. Aust. Nat. Hist.  24 [12]: 80.

Archer, M., 1995.  Mystery of the multiplying monotremes. Nature Aust.25 [1]: 68-69.

Archer, M., 1995.  Borneo bats and sweaty insights. Nature Aust.  25 [2]: 68-69.

Archer, M., 1996.  Miocene Madonna & child. Nature Aust.25 [3]: 70-71.

Archer, M., 1996.  Crocodile dinners and diners. Nature Aust.25 [4]: 70-71.

Archer, M., 1996.  Possum patterns plucked from stone. Nature Aust.25 [5]: 60-61.

Archer, M., 1996.  Evolution after death.  Nature Aust. 25 [6]: 70-71.

Archer, M., 1997. The flesh-eating kangaroo. Highlife November 1997: 130.

Archer, M., 1997. Tickling the dull out of taxonomy. Nature Australia  25(7): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1997. Tiger, tiger out of sight. Nature Australia  25(8): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1997. The lengthening limits of life. Nature Australia  25(9): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1997. Worries about withering wombats. Nature Australia 25(10): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1997. Vertebrate palaeontology, School of Biological Science, University of New South Wales.  Nomen Nudum 25: 35-44.

Archer, M., 1997. Four cloven feet bad, two paws good. The Canberra Times (Science & Technology guest editorial) 16 September: 14.

Archer, M., 1998. Koalas: apostles or fossils. Nature Australia  25(11): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1998. Fried and footless fossil fangers. Nature Australia  25(12): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1998. The one-in-600 year wave. Nature Australia  26(1): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1998. Bizarre bats of the burrows. Nature Australia  26(2): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1999. A legacy of boats, bloats and floaters.  Nature Australia  26(3): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1999. Tipping an air head out of a bed of stone. Nature Australia  26(4): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1999. Immunising against flim-flam virus. Nature Australia  26(5): 70-71.

Archer, M., 1999. Bugs and bones in ancient stones. Nature Australia  26(6): 70-71.

Archer, M., 2000. Brain of the demon duck of doom. Nature Australia  26(7): 70-71.

Archer, M., 2000. Monstrous moggies or charming chditches? Nature Australia  26(8): 70-71.

Archer, M., 2000. Foreword. [To David Fleay’s book on Platypus; add detials]

Archer, M., 2001. Foreword. Pp. v-viin A field guide to the mammals of Australia by P. Menkhorst, F. Knight. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Archer, M., 2001. Foreword. Australian Geographic Gulf Country. Author: S. Neales. Editor K. Eastwood. Australian Geographic, Sydney.

Archer, M., 2001. Preface. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25.

Archer, M., 2007. A word to start. P. 5 in Locally wild: keeping native animals as pets by C. Cheng. Pluto Press Australia.

Archer, M., 2009. Foreword. Pp. 8-9 in Wildlife of Australia by L. Egerton, J. Lochman. Allen & Unwin, Sydney.

Eldride, D., Banks, P., Archer, M., Moles, A. (editors), 2009. Life in Arid Lands BIOS3161 Course Manual. University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Archer, M., 2010. Foreword. P. iiiin The Natural History of Sydney, ed. D. Lunney, P. Hutchings, D. Hochuli. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.

Archer, M., 2011. Ordering the vegetarian meal? There’s more animal blood on your hands. The Conversation (http://theconversation.edu.au/ordering-the-vegetarian-meal-theres-more-animal-blood-on-your-hands-4659).

Archer, M., 2012. Excavation of the Floraville Xstrata Diprotodon skeleton. Riversleigh Notes 81: 1-3.

Archer, M., Augee, M., Grigg, G., Lunney, D., 2012. Ivor Beatty OAM 1934-2012. Australian Zoologist 36: 125-126.