Peer-reviewed papers

In press

51. Beck, R. M. D., Travouillon, K. J., Aplin, K. P., Godthelp, H., and Archer, M., accepted 30/07/2013. The osteology and systematics of the enigmatic Australian Oligo-Miocene metatherian Yalkaparidon (Yalkaparidontidae; Yalkaparidontia; ?Australidelphia; Marsupialia). Journal of Mammalian Evolution.

50. Black, K., Louys, J., Price, G.J., accepted 20/06/12. Understanding morphological variation in the extant koala as a framework for identification of species boundaries in extinct koalas (Phascolarctidae; Marsupialia). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

49. Louys, J., Montanari, S., Plummer, T., Hertel, F. Bishop, L.C., accepted 13/07/12. Evolutionary divergence and convergence in shape and size within African antelope proximal phalanges. Journal of Mammalian Evolution (doi: 10.1007/s10914-012-9211-4)

48. Walmsley, A., Elton, S., Louys, J., Bishop, L.C., and Meloro, C. accepted 4/8/12. Humeral epiphyseal shape in the Felidae: the influence of phylogeny, allometry and locomotion. Journal of Morphology

47. Bates, H., Travouillon, K.J., Cooke, B., Beck, R. M. D., Hand, S. J., and Archer, M., accepeted 30/05/2013. Three new Miocene species of musky rat kangaroos (Hypsiprymnodontidae, Macropodoidea): description, phylogenetics and palaeoecology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

46. Travouillon, K.J., Hand, S. J., Archer, M., and Black, K. H., accepeted 15/04/2013. Earliest modern bandicoot and bilby (Marsupialia, Peramelidae and Thylacomyidae) from the Miocene of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.



45. Travouillon, K.J., Beck, R.M.D., Hand, S. J. and Archer, M., 2013. The oldest fossil record of bandicoots (Marsupialia; Peramelemorphia) from the late Oligocene of Australia. Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol. 16, Issue 2; 13A 52p.

44. Gurovich, Y., Travouillon, K.J., Beck, R.M.D., Muirhead, J. and Archer, M., 2013. Biogeographical implications of a new mouse-sized fossil bandicoot (Marsupialia: Peramelemorphia) occupying a dasyurid-like ecological niche across Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, DOI:10.1080/14772019.2013.776646.

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



42. Zhao, M., Yu, K., Zhang, Q., Shi, Q., Gilbert J. Price, 2012. Long-term decline of a fringing coral reef in the northernSouth China Sea. Journal of Coastal Research 28: 1088-1099.

41. Yu, K., Zhao, J.-x., Shi, Q., Gilbert J. Price, Chen, T. and Huiling, Z. 2012. Recent massive coral mortality events in the South China Sea: Was global warming and ENSO variability responsible? Chemical Geology 320-321: 54-65.

40. Louys, J., Ditchfield, P., Meloro, C., Elton, S., Bishop, L.C., 1012. Stable isotopes provide independent support for the use of mesowear variables for inferring diets in African antelopes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:4441-4446 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1473)

39. Louys, J., Turner, A., 2012. Environment, preferred habitats and potential refugia for Pleistocene Homo in Southeast Asia. C. R. Palevol 11, 203-211

38. Louys, J., 2012. Mammal community structure of Sundanese fossil assemblages from the Late Pleistocene, and a discussion on the ecological effects of the Toba eruption. Quaternary International 258: 80-87

37. Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., and Hand, S.J., 2012. Comment on ‘Early to Middle Miocene monsoon climate in Australia’. Geology 40, e273.

36. Gilbert J. Price, 2012. Plio-Pleistocene climate and faunal change in central eastern Australia. Episodes 35: 160-165.



35. Nguyen, J.M.T., Molak, M., Black, K.H., Fitzgerald, E.M.G., Travouillon, K.J. and Ho, S.Y.W, 2011. Vertebrate palaeontology of Australasia into the twenty-first century. Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0549.

34. Macken, A.C., Jankowski, N.R., Gilbert J. Price, Bestland, E.A., Reed, E.H., Prideaux, G.J., Roberts, R.G., 2011. Application of sedimentary and chronological analyses to refine the depositional context of a Late Pleistocene vertebrate deposit, Naracoorte, South Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 2690-2702. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.05.023

33. Travouillon, K.J., Escarguel, G., Legendre, S., Archer, M., and Hand, S.J., 2011. The use of MSR (Minimum Sample Richness) for fossil fauna comparisons. Palaeobiology 37: 696–70

32. Price, Gilbert J. and Hocknull, S.A. 2011. Invictokoala monticola gen. et sp. nov. (Phascolarctidae, Marsupialia), a Pleistocene plesiomorphic koala holdover from Oligocene ancestors. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 9, 327-335. 10.1080/14772019.2010.504079

31. Price, Gilbert J., Webb, G.E., Zhao, J.-x., Feng, Y.-x., Cooke, B.N., Hocknull, S.A. and Sobbe, I.H. 2011. Dating megafaunal extinction on the Pleistocene Darling Downs, eastern Australia: The promise and pitfalls of dating as a test of extinction hypotheses. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 899-914. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.01.011

30. Price, Gilbert J. and Sobbe, I.H. 2011. Morphological variation within an individual Pleistocene Diprotodon optatum Owen 1838 (Diprotodontidae; Marsupialia): implications for taxonomy within diprotodontoids. Alcheringa: An Australian Journal of Palaeontology. 35: 21-29.  doi:10.1080/03115511003793553

29. Louys, J., Meloro, C., Elton, S., Ditchfield, P., Bishop, L. C., 2011. Mammal community structure correlates with arboreal heterogeneity in faunally and geographically diverse habitats: implications for community convergence. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20, 717-729

28. Louys, J., Meloro, C., Elton, S., Ditchfield, P., Bishop, L. C., 2011. Mesowear as a means of determining diets in African antelopes. Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 1485-1495



27. Tian-Ran Chen, KeFu Yu, Shu Li, Gilbert J. Price, Qi Shi, and Gang-Jian Wei. 2010. Heavy metal pollution recorded in Porites corals from Daya Bay, northern South China Sea. Marine Environmental Research. 70 (3-4): 318-326. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2010.06.004

26. Travouillon, K.J., Gurovich, Y., Beck, R.M.D., and Muirhead, J., 2010. An exceptionally well-preserved short-snouted Bandicoot (Marsupialia; Peramelemorphia) from Riversleigh’s Oligo-Miocene depostis, northwestern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30, 1528-1546.

25. Louys, J., Meijaard, E., 2010. Palaeoecology of Southeast Asian megafauna-bearing sites from the Pleistocene and a review of environmental changes in the region. Journal of Biogeography 37, 1432-1449



24. 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 [Featured Article]

23. Louys, J., Travouillon, K. J., Bassarova, M., Tong, H., 2009. The use of natural protected areas in palaeoecological analyses: assumptions, limitations and application. Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 2274-2288

22. Price, Gilbert J. and Piper, K.J. 2009. Gigantism of the Australian Diprotodon Owen 1838 (Marsupialia, Diprotodontoidea) through the Pleistocene. Journal of Quaternary Science. 24: 1029-1038. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1285

21. Price, Gilbert J., Zhao, J.-x., Feng, Y.-x. and Hocknull, S.A. 2009. New records of Plio-Pleistocene koalas from Australia: Palaeoecological and taxonomic implications. Records of the Australian Museum. 61 (1): 39-48. doi: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.61.2009.1518

20. Tian-Ran Chen, KeFu Yu, Qi Shi, Shu Li, Gilbert J. Price, Rong Wang, MeiXia Zhao, TeGu Chen and JianXin Zhao. 2009. Twenty-five years of change in scleractinian coral communities of Daya Bay (northern South China Sea) and its response to the 2008 AD extreme cold climate event. Chinese Science Bulletin. 54: 2107-2117 doi:10.1007/s11434-009-0007-8 (In English and Chinese).

19. Price, Gilbert J., Zhao, J.-x., Feng, Y.-x. and Hocknull, S.A. 2009. New U/Th ages for Pleistocene megafauna deposits of southeastern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 34: 190-197. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2008.04.008

18. Travouillon, K.J., Legendre, S., Archer, M., and Hand, S.J., 2009. palaeoecological Analyses of Riversleigh’s Oligo-Miocene Sites: Implications for Oligo-Miocene climate change in Australia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,Palaeoecology 276, 24–37

17. Travouillon, K.J. and Legendre, S., 2009. Using cenograms to investigate gaps in mammalian body mass distributions in Australian mammals. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,Palaeoecology 272, 69–84


16. Price, Gilbert J. 2008. Is the modern koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) a derived dwarf of a Pleistocene giant? Implications for testing megafauna extinction hypotheses. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 2516-2521. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.08.026

15. Price, Gilbert J. 2008. Taxonomy and palaeobiology of the largest-ever marsupial, Diprotodon Owen 1838 (Diprotodontidae, Marsupialia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 153: 389–417. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00387.x



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

13. Webb, G.E., Price, Gilbert J., Nothdurft, L.D., Deer, L. and Rintoul, L. 2007. Cryptic meteoric diagenesis in freshwater bivalves: Implications for radiocarbon dating. Geology 35: 803-806. doi:10.1130/G23823A.1

12. Louys, J., 2007. Limited effect of the Quaternary’s largest super-eruption (Toba) on land mammals from Southeast Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 3108-3117

11. Louys, J., Curnoe, D., Tong, H., 2007. Characteristics of Pleistocene megafauna extinctions in Southeast Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 243, 152-173

10. West, J.A. & Louys, J., 2007. Differentiating bamboo from stone tool cut marks in the zooarchaeological record, with a discussion on the use of bamboo knives. Journal of Archaeological Science 34, 512-518

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



8. Price, Gilbert J. and Webb, G.E., 2006. Late Pleistocene sedimentology, taphonomy and megafauna extinction on the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53: 947-970. doi:10.1080/08120090600880842

7. Travouillon, K.J., Archer, M., Hand, S.J. and Godthelp, H., 2006. Multivariate analyses of Cenozoic mammalian faunas from Riversleigh, north-western Queensland. Alcheringa Special Issue 1, 323-349.

6. 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., and Wroe, S., 2006. 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.



5. Price, Gilbert J. and Hocknull, S.A., 2005. A small adult Palorchestes (Marsupialia, Palorchestidae) from the Pleistocene of the Darling Downs, southeastQueensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51: 202.

4. Price, Gilbert J. and Sobbe, I.H., 2005. Pleistocene Palaeoecology and environmental change on the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 51: 171-201.

3. Price, Gilbert J.,Tyler, M.J. and Cooke, B.N., 2005. Pleistocene frogs from the Darling Downs, southeasternQueensland,Australia, and their palaeoenvironmental significance. Alcheringa. 29: 171-182.

2. Price, Gilbert J. 2005 (2004). Fossil bandicoots (Marsupialia, Peramelidae) and environmental change during the Pleistocene on the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 4: 347-356. doi:10.1017/S1477201904001476



1. Price, Gilbert J., 2002. Perameles sobbei, sp. nov. (Marsupialia, Peramelidae), a Pleistocene bandicoot from the Darling Downs, south-easternQueensland. Memoirs of theQueenslandMuseum. 48: 193-197.