Matthew McCurry

Senior Lecturer (UNSW) | Curator of Palaeontology (Australian Museum)
Research Activities

Field of Research: Palaeontology, Functional Morphology, Biomechanics, Vertebrates

Member of: Palaeontology, Geobiology & Earth Archives Research Centre (PANGEA)

publications

Journal articles
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Mccurry MR; Marx FG; Evans AR; Park T; Pyenson ND; Kohno N; Castiglione S; Fitzgerald EMG, 2021, 'Brain size evolution in whales and dolphins: new data from fossil mysticetes', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blab054
2021
McCurry MR; Pyenson ND, 2019, 'Hyper-longirostry and kinematic disparity in extinct toothed whales', Paleobiology, vol. 45, pp. 21 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/pab.2018.33
2019
McCurry MR; Evans AR; Fitzgerald EMG; McHenry CR; Bevitt J; Pyenson ND, 2019, 'The repeated evolution of dental apicobasal ridges in aquatic-feeding mammals and reptiles', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 127, pp. 245 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blz025
2019
Hocking DP; Marx FG; Sattler R; Harris RN; Pollock TI; Sorrell KJ; Fitzgerald EMG; McCurry MR; Evans AR, 2018, 'Clawed forelimbs allow northern seals to eat like their ancient ancestors', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172393
2018
McCurry MR; Fitzgerald EMG; Evans AR; Adams JW; McHenry CR, 2017, 'Skull shape reflects prey size niche in toothed whales', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 121, pp. 936 - 946, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blx032
2017
McCurry MR; Walmsley CW; Fitzgerald EMG; McHenry CR, 2017, 'The biomechanical consequences of longirostry in crocodilians and odontocetes.', J Biomech, vol. 56, pp. 61 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.03.003
2017
Boersma AT; McCurry MR; Pyenson ND, 2017, 'A new fossil dolphin Dilophodelphis fordycei provides insight into the evolution of supraorbital crests in Platanistoidea (Mammalia, Cetacea).', R Soc Open Sci, vol. 4, pp. 170022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170022
2017
McCurry MR; Evans AR; Fitzgerald EMG; Adams JW; Clausen PD; McHenry CR, 2017, 'The remarkable convergence of skull shape in crocodilians and toothed whales.', Proc Biol Sci, vol. 284, pp. 20162348 - 20162348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2348
2017
McCurry MR; Quayle MR; Cally J; Adams JW, 2016, 'Velar vocal folds are present in female and immature male koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)', Australian Mammalogy, vol. 38, pp. 232 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/am15038
2016
Hudson CM; McCurry MR; Lundgren P; McHenry CR; Shine R, 2016, 'Constructing an Invasion Machine: The Rapid Evolution of a Dispersal-Enhancing Phenotype During the Cane Toad Invasion of Australia.', PLoS One, vol. 11, pp. e0156950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156950
2016
Adams JW; Olah A; McCurry MR; Potze S, 2015, 'Surface Model and Tomographic Archive of Fossil Primate and Other Mammal Holotype and Paratype Specimens of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, Pretoria, South Africa.', PLoS One, vol. 10, pp. e0139800, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0139800
2015
McCurry MR; Evans AR; McHenry CR, 2015, 'The sensitivity of biological finite element models to the resolution of surface geometry: a case study of crocodilian crania.', PeerJ, vol. 3, pp. e988, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.988
2015
McCurry MR; Mahony M; Clausen PD; Quayle MR; Walmsley CW; Jessop TS; Wroe S; Richards H; McHenry CR, 2015, 'The Relationship between Cranial Structure, Biomechanical Performance and Ecological Diversity in Varanoid Lizards', PLOS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130625
2015
Bower DS; Pickett EJ; Garnham JI; Deboo ML; McCurry MR; Mengerink RM; Mahony MJ; Clulow J, 2014, 'Diet of a threatened pond frog differs over a small spatial scale', Endangered Species Research, vol. 23, pp. 93 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00559
2014
Walmsley CW; McCurry MR; Clausen PD; McHenry CR, 2013, 'Beware the black box: investigating the sensitivity of FEA simulations to modelling factors in comparative biomechanics.', PeerJ, vol. 1, pp. e204, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.204
2013
Walmsley CW; Smits PD; Quayle MR; Mccurry MR; Richards H; Oldfield ; Wroe S; Clausen P; McHenry C, 2013, 'Why the Long Face? The Mechanics of Mandibular Symphysis Proportions in Crocodiles', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, pp. Article numbere53873, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053873
2013
Parr W; Wroe S; Chamoli U; Richards H; Mccurry M; Clausen P; McHenry C, 2012, 'Toward integration of geometric morphometrics and computational biomechanics: New methods for 3D virtual reconstruction and quantitative analysis of Finite Element Models', Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 301, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.030
2012