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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 Pangea Research Centre
Member of the Coalition for Research into the Evolution of Australian Terrestrial Ecosystems (CREATE)

Appointments

  • Professor, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW: 1989-present
  • Dean of the Faculty of Science, UNSW: 2004-2009
  • Director, Australian Museum: 1999-2003
  • Associate Professor, School of Zoology, UNSW: 1985-1989
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Zoology, UNSW: 1980-1985
  • Lecturer, School of Zoology, UNSW: 1978-1980
  • Curator of Modern and Fossil Mammals, Queensland Museum: 1972-1978
  • ARC Researcher, WAM: 1968-71
  • Fulbright  Scholar, Western Australian Museum: 1967 and 1968

 

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)
  • Dist FRSN (Distinguished 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

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Dr Alice Whitley Award for Science Education (2002), Aust. College of Educators
  • Australian Centennial Medal, Federal Government of Australia (2003)
  • TH Huxley Award, Australian Museum (2004)
  • 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)
  • Selected by Director-General of the Nat. Library of Aust. for Oral Record of Life History (2010)
  • Australian Academy of Science, Feature Fellow (2012) (http://www.science.org.au/fellows/feature-fellow/archer/index.html)
  • UNSW Faculty of Science Excellence Award voted by students as Best Lecturer in the Faculty (2012)
  • Time Magazine selected his Lazarus Project (deExtinction effort to resurrect the Gastric-brooding Frog; see below) as one of the world’s 25 Best Inventions of the Year (http://techland.time.com/2013/11/14/the-25-best-inventions-of-the-year-2013/slide/the-gastric-brooding-frog/) (2013)
  • Numbat Award by the Hunter Valley Amateur Geological Society (2014)
  • Taylor & Francis Altimetric Top 20 Articles selected from among all articles published between 2012-1015 included, at Number 12, Pian, Archer & Hand (2013)  

 Current Trusts/Councils/Advisory Boards

  • Member, Scientific Comm., Conf. ‘Palaeo Down Under 2’, Assoc. Aust. Palaeo. (2015-16)
  • Member IUCN Sustainable Use & Livelihoods Specialist Group (2012-present)
  • Member IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic & Soc. Policy (2012-present)
  • Member, Fellowship Committee, Royal Society of NSW (2013-present)
  • Member, Eureka Prize for Promotion of Science Selection Committee (~1999-present)
  • Chairman, Dorothy Hill Award Committee, Academy of Science (2015-present)
  • Co-Director, Crossbow Enterprises [Science documentary company] (2006-present)
  • Founding Director Echidna Energy Pty Ltd [biofuel company] (2009-present)
  • Senior Scientist of the Riversleigh Society Inc (1986-present)
  • Editor, Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics (2002-present)
  • Reader, Australian Research Council (2002-present).
  • Fellow of Australia 21 and Leader of the Ecosystems Project (2002-present)
  • Head, Lazarus Project (2004-present)
  • Member Editorial Advisory Board for  Zoological Science (2007-present)
  • Member, Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board (2008-present)
  • Trustee, Thegotics Trust (International) (1985-present)
  • Co-Director, Australian Tropical Research Foundation (1995-present)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee for Cosmos Magazine (2005-present)
  • Member, Edit. Board Geosciences (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences)(2011-present)

 Invited addresses (recent)

Guest Speaker Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia Ltd, 2010; Public address to Bathurst City, 2010; Keynote Address to Australian Forest Growers Biennial Conference, Mount Gambier, 2010; Address to the National Trust of Australia, 2010; Invited Speaker in the Darwin Symposium on Evolution in Science, Technology and Society, 2010; Spriggs Lecture, Adelaide, 2010; Address on Scientific Research to the Finance Department, UNSW, 2011; Public Lecture in Perth associated with CAVEPS Conference, 2010; Keynote Address to the Alpine Resorts Sustainability Forum, 2011; Address to the Land & Sea Management Board, Northern Territory Government, Darwin, 2011; Invited to give key Plenary Address at 2012 Conference on Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries in Melbourne; Public lecture to the University of Sydney, 2012; Keynote address to the National Geographic Society’s De-Extinction Workshop, Washington DC, 2012; Address to the National Geographic Research Committee, Washington DC, 2012; Inaugural Fellows Lecture to the Royal Society of New South Wales, 2013; Public Address coordinated by the Long Now Foundation & National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 15 March, 2013 (TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_archer_how_we_ll_resurrect_the_gastric_brooding_frog_the_tasmanian_tiger.html; Keynote Plenary Address to the Australia & New Zealand Intensive Care Society, Hobart, 2013; Vince O'Reilly Memorial Lecture for the second time, 2013; Address to AFAR Foundation Tour Group Conference, Sydney, 2013; The LAZSTA Lecture to the Metropolitan South-West Science Teachers Association, Sydney, 2013; Panelist on The Scholars Circle, Los Angeles, 2013 (28 March); Invited to give a Plenary lecture at the 10thWorld Wilderness Congress, Spain, 2013; Plenary Lecture (one of four) at the 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC2014) in Newcastle, NSW, 2014; Public Lecture at the Newcastle Museum, 2014; Invited Panel Member on the Q/A styled public forum Saving our Species Congress Event, Sydney Olympic Park, 2014; Invited to give keynote address at the World Wildlife Fund’s 9th Annual Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Symposium, Washington DC, 2015; Featured Lecture for the National Geographic Society on Kangaroo Island, 2015 (October); research paper to be delivered (as a poster) to Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual meeting, Dallas, Texas, 2015 (October); Kelkari Lecture on Keeping Native Animals as Pets, Kuringai Chase Alive naturalist association, 2015 (November); coordinator of Plenary discussion for RZSNSW symposium 8 November, 2015; etcetera.

Grants received for research (abbreviated list)

Since 1978, ~$7,000,000 has been awarded to support our research group’s investigations into the fossil deposits of Riversleigh, Murgon and Bluff Downs, Queensland; Lightning Ridge, New South Wales; Tirari Desert, South Australia; Miocene deposits in New Zealand; Paleocene deposits of Patagonia, Argentina; Miocene amber deposits, Queensland.

Competitive federal & state government grants:

Fulbright Foundation awards; Australian Department of Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories grants; Australian Research Council (regular large grants continuously since 1978 including Program Grants; 1995-1997, second largest individual ARC grant received by UNSW; 1998-2000, largest such grant received by UNSW; 2001-2003, large ARC Grant at UNSW c.$190k/yr; 2002-2004 ARC Grant between Australian Museum, Uni of Sydney and Qld Nat Parks & Wildlife Service); series of ARC Discovery and Linkage Grants spanning 2004-2014; Australian National Estate Program Grants Scheme; Australian Museum (research grants); Queensland Museum (research grants); Department of Communication and the Arts (Visions Grant); DEST (Australia on CD Grants Scheme); Federal World Heritage Unit grants for research; etcetera.

Competitive grant funding in the last three years:

ARC DP130100197 (2013-15) S.J. Hand, M. Archer: $330,000; “Dark canaries: new multidisciplinary understanding about the origins, radiation and response to environmental change of Southern Hemisphere bats”

ARC LP100200486 (2010-13) M. Archer, S.J. Hand: $220,000; “Uncovering ancient landscapes with emerging technologies: integrating complex geospatial & fossil data to explore late Cenozoic environmental change”.

AINSE6731 2011 M. Archer, J. Woodhead, S.J. Hand, J. Hellstrom, M. Siversson, G. Jacobsen: $4200; “Determining the controversial age of the bone of an extinct kangaroo”.

National Geographic Society Research Grant (2013) M. Archer: $27,000; “Exploration into remote fossil-rich Cenozoic limestone terrains beyond the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland region of Riversleigh, Queensland, Australia”.

Companies established

  • Crossbow Enterprises Pty Ltd, Director with Norm Wilkinson, to conceive and develop documentaries arising in the first place from research done at Riversleigh;
  • Echidna Energy Pty Ltd, Founding Director with six other participants representing sectors of the mining industry, biochemistry of biofuels, economists/investment managers, inventors and harvester designers, to develop a program for the sustainable harvest Spinifex (see above).

Research & Current Projects


Synopsis of recent palaeontological research

Over 100 researchers from 28 institutions and 11 countries (France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, England, U.S.A., China, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand & Australia) are collaborating in the analysis of Riversleigh, Murgon, Central Australian, Cape York and New Zealand resources which includes the fossil records of more than 83 families of animals and plants. Considering outcomes from two of the largest projects—Riversleigh and Murgon, the following list of discoveries is representative. Summaries of some of this work can be found on the CREATE Website: http://www.create.unsw.edu.au/. An overview of some of the more recent discoveries being made at Riversleigh can be found http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/bone-city-unmasked-20130802-2r4ip.html.

 Other non-palaeontological research programs.

The primary focus here has been on ‘DeExtinction’ efforts involving the Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), and the Southern Grastric-brooding Frog (Rheobatrachus silus). 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 there (http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/7650) or at (http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_archer_how_we_ll_resurrect_the_gastric_brooding_frog_the_tasmanian_tiger.html), the latter being a slightly different version subsequently posted on the TED talks website. 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. There is an earlier (2002) Discovery Channel documentary about the Thylacine Project (The End of Extinction: Cloning the Tasmanian Tiger, produced by Becker Entertainment, Directed by Patrick O’Neill): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3gNW7LbO0M. A debate between me and the Executive Editor of Scientific American about the merits of deExtinction occurred on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is available (http://www.cbc.ca/toothandclaw/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2401773888). More recently (November, 2013), Time Magazine announced that the Lazarus Project was one of world’s 25 best ‘inventions’ for 2013 (http://phys.org/news/2013-11-lazarus-frog-resurrection.html) and one of the five featured online (http://techland.time.com/2013/11/14/the-25-best-inventions-of-the-year-2013/). The Australian Science Media Centre has also listed the Lazarus Project as one the top 10 science stories for 2013 (http://www.smc.org.au/2013/12/top-ten-science-stories-2013/#frog). The National Geographic Society (NGS) devoted the cover story of their April 2013 edition of National Geographic Magazine to deExtinction with content about this subject on their website at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/deextinction.

 


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.

 Research Students


Current (as at 2015; co-supervised with Suzanne Hand, Karen Black et al.)

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—thesis to be presented post mortem
Hayley Bates (PhD candidate) – Ecological constraints keeping Burramys parvus in the alpine zone
Michael Stein (PhD candidate) – Palaeobiodiversity, function & ecology of crocodiles in Australia
James Strong (PhD candidate) – Invertebrates and extraordinary preservation of soft tissues at Riversleigh
Camilo Lopez Aguirre (MSc candidate) – Colombian palaeomammalogy, bats and sloths

Completed (most co-supervised with Suzanne Hand, Karen Black et al.)

Ada Klinkhamer (Hons) – Plio/Pleistocene rodents in the genus Leggadina
Adam Morrell (Hons) – Evolution of Australian marsupials
Adrian di Qual, Adrian (MSc) – Investigation into the experiences of keeping Sugar Gliders as pets
Anna Gillespie (PhD) – Evolution and biodiversity of the Marsupial Lions
Anne Musser (PhD) – Evolution and morphology of monotremes
Anthony Smith (Hons) – Analysis of the relationships between dental morphology and feeding behaviours in Antechinus
Ben Kear (Hons) – Analysis of an associated skeleton of a balbarine kangaroo from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.
Bernie Cooke (PhD) – Evolution and palaeobiodiversity of the kangaroos
Bill Koutsamanis (Hons) – Testing the field efficiency of electronically recording frog calls
Blake Dickson (Hons) – Structure, function & evolution of the inner ear of marsupials
Cassandra Davies -- Analysis of postcranial morphology in Miocene bats from Riversleigh
Chris Palmer (Hons) – Biodiversity, ecology & evolution of Planigale marsupials
Daniel Natusch (MPhil) – Distribution and conservation of Green Pythons in Australia
David Read (PhD) – Ecology of species of Planigale in arid western New South Wales
Elizabeth Smith (PhD) – The evolution of Cretaceous turtles of Australia
Emma Hall (Hons) – The evolutionary diversity and relationships of Miocene koalas
Greg Richards (PhD) – Ecology of forest bats in eastern Australia
Hamish Craig (Hons) – Changes in the diet of Thylacoleo carnifex through life
Harry Parnaby (PhD) – Systematic revision in nyctophiline bats (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) in Australia
Hayley Bates (Hons) – The evolutionary diversity and history of Musky Rat-kangaroos
Isabelle Purdy (Hons) – Cats and Quolls: a comparison of experiences as domestic pets
Jacqueline Nguyen (Hons) – Dromornithid birds from the Riversleigh World Heritage deposits
Jacqueline Nguyen (PhD) – Palaeo history of passerine birds in Australia
Jeanette Muirhead (PhD) – The evolutionary history and ecology of bandicoots & thylacines
Jenni Brammall (Hons) – New Miocene species of Burramys and other small possums from Riversleigh, NW Queensland
Jess Lyons (MSc) – Research into the smuggling trade of Green Pythons in Indonesia
John Scanlon (PhD) – The diversity, ecology and evolution of Australian snakes
Julien Louys (PhD) – The history of the Pleistocene biotas of southeastern Asia
Karen Roberts (PhD) – The evolution and palaeodiversity of Australia’s ringtail possums
Kelly Carbury – Systematic revision of the species of pseudocheirid ringtails from Riversleigh, Queensland
Ken Aplin (PhD) – Structure and function of the marsupial basicranium
Kenny Travouillon (PhD) – The palaeoecology of Australia’s evolving environments
Kerry Nettle (Hons) – Diversity and relationships of ringtail possums in the Oligo-Miocene
Kirsten Crosby (PhD) – The evolution of Australia’s small possums
Lorraeme Shume (Hons) – Postcranial anatomy of Nimbacinus dicksoni
Lyndall Dawson (PhD) – History of mammals in the Wellington Cave deposits of NSW
Mina Bassarova (Hons) – Diversity and relationships of ringtail possums in the genus Paljara
Mina Bassarova (PhD) – Use of structural & functional morphology in palaeoecology
Miranda Gott (Hons) – Notoryctids from the Riversleigh World Heritage fossil deposits.
Paul Willis (PhD) – Evolution of Australia’s crocodilians
Peter Ampt (PhD) – Research into strategies for sustainably harvesting kangaroos
Pip Brewer (PhD) – Evolution of Australia’s wombats from the Oligocene to the Pliocene
Prue Fabian (Hons) – Evolutionary diversity of acrobatid possums from Riversleigh
Rebecca Pian (Hons) – Revision of ornithorhynchids and new species of Obdurodon
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
Shimona Kealy (Hons) – Molecular/morphological phylogeny of carnivorous marsupials
Steve Salisbury (Hons) – A new early Eocene crocodile from Murgon, southeastern 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 (Hons) – Revision of the propleopine macropodoids from the Riversleigh World Heritage deposits
Steve Wroe (PhD) – Evolution of Australia’s carnivorous marsupials
Suzanne Hand (Hons) – Use of electrophoresis to test understanding about species diversity in the vespertilionid genus Miniopterus
Tim Flannery (PhD) – Evolutionary history and systematics of early kangaroos
Troy Myers (Hons) – Ilariids from the fossil deposits of Riversleigh and biocorrelation with late Oligocene deposits in central Australia
Troy Myers (PhD) – Evolution of vombatiform marsupials from Riversleigh, NW Queensland
Tyler King (Hons) – New emballonurid bats from the Pliocene of Riversleigh
Vera Weisbecker (PhD) – Structural morphology and function in the marsupial forelimb
Walter Boles (PhD) – Evolutionary history of Australian birds with new taxa described from Murgon and Riversleigh
Zac Kirkham (Hons) – Cranial and dental description of a new Miocene kangaroo from Encore Site, Riversleigh, NW Queensland

University Teaching


Postgraduate supervision of research projects has been carried out in almost all fields of vertebrate palaeontology (most taxonomic groups), stratigraphy, palaeoecology and biocorrelation. Most of the PhD and Honours students are co-supervised by Dr Suzanne Hand. Postgraduate projects focused on living animals have included field ecology of small desert marsupials, molecular and morphological systematics of bats, electrophoretic and morphological systematics of marsupials, phylogenetic systematics of New Guinean mammals, functional dental morphology, feeding behaviours of marsupials, basicranial functional morphology, forest ecology of bats, and snake and bird phylogenetic systematics.

Almost all of the students supervised have gone on to PhD or postdoctoral research programs or have jobs in universities, museums and other institutions. Most have gone on to illustrious careers (although not always in science) such as Paul Willis (scientist, ABC Science Unit then Director of the Royal Institute of Australia), Kerry Nettle (Greens Senator), Walter Boles (Curator of Birds, Australian Museum), Ken Aplin (CSIRO Senior Research Scientist), Scott Hocknull (Young Australian of the Year, Curator of Fossils at the Queensland Museum), Tim Flannery (Australian of the Year; Climate Commissioner), Mina Bassarova (World Wildlife Fund), Stephen Salisbury (senior academic in the University of Queensland), Pip Brewer (palaeontologist in the Natural History Museum, London), Steve Wroe (Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship; senior position in University of New England), Robin Beck, Postdoc in the American Museum of Natural History; academic in Salford Univ., England); etcetera. Common denominators in the success of most are the graduate attribute skills they picked up during their time at UNSW including science communication.

Current undergraduate teaching: BIOS1101 Evolution & Functional Biology; BIOS2061 Vertebrate Zoology; BIOS1301 Ecology, Sustainability and Environmental Science; GEOS1211 Environmental Earth Science; GEOS2071 Life Through Time; GENS1004 Science & Cinema; SCIF1201 Advanced Science Seminar; SCIF2041 Research Internship.

 Publications


A. Books (and/or special issues of journals) authored/edited

  1. Archer, M., 1978 (ed). Texas Caves. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (Vol. 19).
  2. Archer, M., 1982 (ed). Carnivorous marsupials.  Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.
  3. Archer, M., 1982. Mammals in Australia.  Australian Museum: Sydney.
  4. Archer, M., 1987 (ed). Possums and opossums: studies in evolution. Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd & Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.
  5. Archer, M., 1992. Fossil hunters: the job of palaeontologists. Bookshelf Publ. Aust. Pty Ltd: Sydney.
  6. Archer, M., Beale, B., 2004. Going Native. Hodder and Headline, Sydney.
  7. Archer, M., Brammall, J., Field, J., Hand, S.J., Hook, C., 2002. Australia’s evolution: 100 million years of change. Australian Museum, Sydney, 91 pp.
  8. Archer, M., Clayton, G. (eds), 1984. Vertebrate zoogeography and evolution in Australasia. Hesperian: Perth.
  9. Archer, M., Flannery, T.F., 1985. The kangaroo. Weldons Pty Ltd: Sydney.
  10. Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1986. Uncovering Australia's dreamtime.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd: Sydney.
  11. Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1991 (First Ed.). Riversleigh. Reed Books Pty Ltd: Sydney.
  12. Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 1994 (Second Ed.). Riversleigh. Reed Books Pty Ltd: Sydney.
  13. Hand, S.J., Archer, M. (eds), 1987. The antipodean ark. Angus & Robertson: Sydney.
  14. Jones, M., Dickman, C., Archer, M. (editors), 2004. Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials. CSIRO Publications. 486 pp.
  15. Long, J., Archer, M., Flannery, T., Hand, S.J. 2002. Fossil mammals of Australia and New Guinea. UNSW Press. 244 pp.
  16. Luckett, P., Archer, M. (eds), 1985. "Form-function analyses: the teeth and skulls of carnivores." Australian Mammalogy (Vol. 8, No. 4).
  17. Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G., Lee, M. (eds), 2007. Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing Pty Ltd: Sydney. 942 pp.
  18. Quirk, S., Archer, M. (eds), 1983. Prehistoric animals of Australia. Australian Museum: Sydney.

Three more books are currently in preparation: on the skulls and dentitions of all Australian mammals; prehistoric Australian animals; and native mammals as pets.

 B. Journal articles

B1. Selected research publications featured/distinguished by peer-reviewed journals include the following:

Archer, M., Flannery, T.F., Ritchie, A., Molnar, R.E., 1985. First Mesozoic mammal from Australia--an early Cretaceous monotreme. Nature 318: 363-66 (Cover story for that issue of Nature)

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 (Cover story for that volume)

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 2009, 9: 169 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-169 (declared by BMC Evol. Biol. to be a ‘Featured Article’ and ‘Highly Accessed’)

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 (Cover story for that issue of Biology Letters)

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 (Cover story for that issue of JVP)

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 (Cover story for that issue of JVP)

Pian, R., Archer, M., Hand, S.J, 2013. A new, giant platypus, Obdurodon tharalkooschild sp. nov. (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae),from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 1255-1259. (Cover story for that issue of JVP)

 
B2. Research publications
1.    Archer, M., 1970. Nullarbor 1969. Western Caver 12: 17-20.

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

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

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

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

6.    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.

7.    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.

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

9.    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.

10.    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.

11.    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.

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

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

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

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

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

17.    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.

18.    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.

19.    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.

20.    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.

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

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

23.    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.

24.    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.

25.    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.

26.    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.

27.    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.

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

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

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

31.    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.

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

33.    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.

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

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

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

37.    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.

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

39.    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.

40.    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.

41.    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.

42.    Archer, M., Brayshaw, H., 1978. Recent local faunas from excavations at Hervey’s Range, Kennedy, Jourama, and Mount Roundback, north-eastern Queensland. Mem. Qd Museum 18: 165-

43.    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.

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

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.

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

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

48.    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.

49.    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.

50.    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.

51.    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.

52.    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.

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

54.    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

61.    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.

62.    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.

63.    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.

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

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.

66.    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.

67.    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.

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

69.    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.

70.    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.

71.    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.

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

73.    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.

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

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

76.    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.

77.    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.

78.    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.

79.    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.

80.    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.

81.    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.

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

83.    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.

84.    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.

85.    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.

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

87.    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.

88.    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.

89.    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.

90.    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.

91.    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.

92.    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.

93.    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 Propleopus.  J. Palaeont.  59: 1331-49.

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

95.    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.

96.    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.

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

98.    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.

99.    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.

100.    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.

101.    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.

102.    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.

103.    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.

104.    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.

105.    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.

106.    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.

107.    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.

108.    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.

109.    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.

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

111.    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.

112.    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.

113.    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.

114.    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.  

115.    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.

116.    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.

117.    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.

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

119.    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.

120.    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.

121.    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.

122.    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.

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

124.    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.

125.    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.

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

127.    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.

128.    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.

129.    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.

130.    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.

131.    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.

132.    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.

133.    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.

134.    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.

135.    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.

136.    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.

137.    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.

138.    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.

139.    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).

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

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

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

143.    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.

144.    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.

145.    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.

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

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

148.    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.

149.    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.

150.    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.

151.    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.  

152.    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.

153.    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.

154.    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.

155.    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 Neohelos.  Mem. Qd Mus. 33: 193-210.

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

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

158.    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.

159.    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.

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

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

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

163.    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.

164.    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.

165.    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.

166.    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.

167.    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.
168.    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.

169.    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.

170.    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.

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

172.    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.

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

174.    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.

175.    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.

176.    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.

177.    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.

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

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

180.    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.

181.    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.

182.    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.

183.    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.

184.    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.

185.    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.

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

187.    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.

188.    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.

189.    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.

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

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

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

193.    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.

194.    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.

195.    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.

196.    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.

197.    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 palaeobiogeography: the Palaeogene and Neogene record. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 23: 405-470.

198.    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.

199.    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.

200.    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.

201.    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.

202.    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.

203.    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.

204.    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.

205.    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.

206.    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.

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

208.    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.

209.    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.

210.    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.

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

212.    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.

213.    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.

214.    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.

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

216.    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.

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

218.    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.

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

220.    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.

221.    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.

222.    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.

223.    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.

224.    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.

225.     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.

226.    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.

227.    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.

228.    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.

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

230.    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.

231.    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.

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

233.    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.

234.    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.

235.    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.

236.    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.

237.    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.

238.    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.

239.    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.

240.    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.

241.    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.

242.    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.

243.    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.

244.    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 6: 833-837.

245.    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.

246.    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.

247.    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.

248.    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.

249.     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.

250.     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.

251.     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.

252.     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.

253.     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 278: doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0486

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

255.     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.

256.     Black K.H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 2012. The rise of Australian marsupials: a synopsis of biostratigraphic, phylogenetic, palaeoecologic and palaeobiogeographic understanding. 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, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht.

257.    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.

258.    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.

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

260.    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.

261.    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.

262.    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.

263.    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.

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

265.    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.

266.    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: 13A 52p; palaeo-electronica.org/content/2013/400-late-oligocene-bandicoot/.

267.    Matzke-Karasz, R., Neil, J.V., Smith, R.J., Godthelp, H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2013. Exceptional modes of soft part preservation in fossil ostracods: examples from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, NW Queensland, Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11: 789-819.

268.    Nguyen, J.M.T., Boles, W., Worthy, T., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2013. New specimens of the logrunner Orthonyx kaldowinyeri (Passeriformes: Orthonychidae) from the Oligo-Miocene of Australia. Alcheringa 38: 245-255.

269.    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). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA 110: 8777 - 8781; doi10.1073/pnas.1302698110.

270.    Nguyen, J.M.T., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Worthy, T.H., Boles, W.E., 2013. A new cracticid (Passeriformes: Cracticidae) from the Early Miocene of Australia. Emu-Austral Ornithology 113: 374-382.

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

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

273.     Cook, A.G., Jell, J.S., Archer, M., Black, K., Cohen, B.E., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Withnall, I.W., Vasconcelos, P.M., 2013. Paleogene and Neogene. Pp. 577-652 in Geology of Queensland, ed. P.A. Jell. Queensland Government, Brisbane.

274.     Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Creaser, P., 2013. Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Pp. 817-818 in Geology of Queensland, ed. P.A. Jell. Queensland Government, Brisbane.

275.     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).

276.     Black, K.H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 2013. Revision in the diprotodontid marsupial genus Neohelos. Systematics and biostratigraphy. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58: 679-706. DOI: 10.4202/app.2012.0001.

277.     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).

278.     Hand, S.J., Worthy, T., Archer M., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Scofield, R.P., 2013. Miocene mystacinids (Chiroptera: Noctilionoidea) indicate a long history for endemic bats in New Zealand. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 1442-1448.

279.     Pian, R., Archer, M., Hand, S.J, 2013. A new, giant platypus, Obdurodon tharalkooschild sp. nov. (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae), from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 1255-1259.

280.     Worthy, T.H., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of the Australian Oligo-Miocene ratite Emuarius gidju Casuariidae. Integrative Zoology 9: 148-166.

281.     Gurovich, Y., Travouillon, K.J., Beck, R.M.D., Muirhead, J., Archer, M., 2014. Biogeographical implications of a new mouse-sized fossil bandicoot (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia) occupying a dasyurid-like ecological niche across Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12: 265-290.

282.     Bates H, Travouillon, K.J., Cooke, B., Beck, R.M.D., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., 2014. Three new Miocene species of musky rat-kangaroos (Hypsiprymnodontidae, Macropodoidea): description, phylogenetics and paleoecology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34: 383-396.

283.     Gurovich, Y., Travouillon, K.J., Beck, R.M.D., Muirhead, J., Archer, M., 2014. Biogeographical implications of a new mouse-sized fossil bandicoot (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia) occupying a dasyurid-like ecological niche across Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12: 265-290.

284.     Travouillon, K.J., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Black, K.H., 2014. Earliest modern bandicoot and bilby (Marsupialia, Peramelidae and Thylacomyidae) from the Miocene of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34: 375-382.

285.     Arena, D.A., Black, K.H., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., Creaser, P., 2014. Reconstructing a Miocene pitfall trap: recognition and interpretation of fossiliferous Cenozoic palaeokarst, Sedimentary Geology 304: 428–435.

286.     Attard, M.R.G., Parr, W., Wilson, L.A.B., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Rogers, T.L., Wroe, S., 2014. Virtual reconstruction and prey size preference in mid Cenozoic thylacinid, Nimbacinus dicksoni (Thylacinidae, Marsupialia). PLoS ONE 9(4): e93088; doi: 10. 1371/journal.pone.0093088.

287.     Black K.H., Price, G., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2014. Bearing up well? Understanding the past, present and future of koalas. Gondwana Research 25: 1186-1201.

288.     Gillespie, A.K., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Black, K.H. 2014. New material referable to Wakaleo (Marsupialia: Thylacoleonidae) from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland: revising species boundaries and distributions in Oligo-Miocene marsupial lions. Alcheringa 38: 513-527; doi:10.1080/03115518.2014.908268.

289.     Travouillon, K.J., Cooke, B.N., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. 2014. Revision of basal macropodids from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area with descriptions of new material of Ganguroo bilamina Cooke, 1997 and a new species. Palaeontologica Electronica 17, 20A; 34p.

290.     Matzke-Karasz, R., Neil, J.V., Smith, R.J., Symonova, R., Morkovsky, L., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Cloetens, P., Tafforeau, P. 2014. Subcellular preservation in giant ostracod sperm from an early Miocene cave deposit in Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B  281: 20140394; doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0394.

291.     Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Muirhead, J.M. 2014. Sexually dimorphic bandicoots (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia) from the Oligo-Miocene of Australia, first cranial ontogeny for fossil bandicoots and new species descriptions. Journal of Mammalian Evolution doi 10.1007/s10914-014-9271-8.

292.     Woodhead, J., Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Graham, I.T., Sniderman, K., Arena, D.A., Black, K.H., Godthelp, H., Creaser, P., Price, E., 2014. Developing a radiometrically-dated chronologic sequence for Neogene biotic change in Australia, from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of Queensland. Gondwana Research .

293.     Rozefelds, A.C., Dettmann, M.E., Clifford, H.T., Hocknull, S., Newman, N., Godthelp, H., Hand, S.J., Archer M., 2014. Computed tomography (CT) link modern and Cenozoic fruits of Pleiogynium (Anacardiaceae) from Australia. Alcheringa doi 10.1080/03115518.2014.951916.

294.     Cooke, B.N., Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. (accepted 21/7/14). Ganguroo robustiter n. sp. (Macropodoidea, Marsupialia), a middle to early late Miocene bulungamayine from Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

295.     Black, K.H., Travouillon, K.J., Den Boer, W., Kear, B.P., Cooke, B.N., Archer, M., 2014. A new species of the basal “kangaroo” Balbaroo and a re-evaluation of stem macropodiform interrelationships. PLoS ONE 9 (11): e112705; 30 pages.

296.     Brewer, P., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Abel, R., 2015. New genus of primitive wombat (Vombatidae, Marsupialia) from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area (Queensland, Australia). Palaeontologia Electronica 18.1.9A: 1-40.

297.     Hand, S.J., Sigé, B., Archer, M., Gunnell, G.F., Simmons, N.B., 2015. A new early Eocene (Ypresian) bat from Pourcy, Paris Basin, France, with comments on patterns of diversity in the earliest chiropterans. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 22: 343-354; doi: 10.1007/s10914-015-9286-9.

298.     Stein, M., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2015. Dwarfism and feeding behaviours in Oligo–Miocene crocodiles from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, Australia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica doi: 10.4202/app.00134.2014.

299.     Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2015. Revision of Wabularoo, an early macropodid kangaroo, from mid-Cenozoic deposits of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia. Alcheringa doi:10.1080/03115518.2015.994115.

300.     Arena, D.A., Travouillon, K.J., Beck, R.M.D., Black, K.H., Gillespie, A.K., Myers, T.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. (accepted 15/1/15). Mammalian lineages and the biostratigraphy and biochronology of Cenozoic faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia. Lethaia, doi:10.1111/let.12131.

301.     Rhodin, A.G.J., Kaiser, H., van Dijk, P.P., Wuster, W., O’Shea, M., Archer, M., et al., 2015. Comment on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, Elapidae): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published (Case 3601). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72: 65-78.

302.     Hand, S.J., Lee, D.E., Worthy, T.H., Archer, M., Worth, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Salisbury, S.W., Scofield, R.P., Mildenhall, C., Kennedy, E.M., Lindqvist, J.K., 2015. Miocene fossils reveal ancient roots for New Zealand’s endemic Mystacina (Chiroptera) and its rainforest habitat. PLoS ONE, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128871.

303.     Cooke, B.N., Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2015. Ganguroo robustiter sp. nov. (Macropodoidea, Marsupialia), a middle to early late Miocene basal macropodid from Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02724634.2015.956879.

304.     Travouillon, K.J., Butler, K., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., 2015. New material of Gumardee pascuali Flannery et al., 1983 (Marsupialia: Macropodiformes) and two new species from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria (in press).

305.    Plus many more in press