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PUBLICATION RECORD
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS (IN PUBLICATION ORDER)
A. Motani, R., You H. and C. McGowan. 1996. Eel-like swimming in the earliest ichthyosaurs. Nature 382:347-348. (Letter to Nature) B. Motani, R. 1996. Redescription of the dental features of an Early Triassic ichthyosaur Utatsusaurus hataii. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16:396-402.
C. Motani, R. 1997a. Temporal and spatial distribution of tooth implantation in ichthyosaurs. pp. 81-103. In Callaway, J. M. and E. L. Nicholls (eds.), Ancient Marine Reptiles. Academic Press, London and New York. D. Motani, R. 1997b. Redescription of the dentition of Grippia longirostris (Ichthyosauria) with a comparison with Utatsusaurus hataii. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17:39-44.
E. Motani, R. 1997c. New information on the forefin of Utatsusaurus hataii (Ichthyosauria). Journal of Paleontology 71:475-479. F. Motani, R. 1997d. New technique for retrodeforming tectonically deformed fossils, with an example for ichthyosaurian specimens. Lethaia 30:221-228.
G. Motani, R. and H. You. 1998a. The forefin of Chensaurus chaoxianensis (Ichthyosauria) shows delayed mesopodial ossification. Journal of Paleontology 72:133-136. H. Motani, R., N. Minoura, and T. Ando. 1998. Ichthyosaurian relationships illuminated by new primitive skeletons from Japan. Nature 393: 255-257. (Letter to Nature)
I. Motani, R. and H. You. 1998b. Taxonomy and limb ontogeny of Chaohusaurus geishanensis (Ichthyosauria), with a note on the allometric equation. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18:533-540. J. Motani, R. 1998. First complete forefin of the ichthyosaur Grippia longirostris discovered from the Triassic of Spitsbergen. Palaeontology 41:591-600.
K. Motani, R. 1999a. On the evolution and homologies of ichthyopterygian forefins. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:28-41. L. McGowan, C. and R. Motani. 1999. A new interpretation of the Upper Triassic ichthyosaur, Shonisaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:42-49.
M. Motani, R. 1999b. The skull and taxonomy of Mixosaurus (Ichthyopterygia). Journal of Paleontology 73:917-928. N. Motani, R. 1999c. Phylogeny of the Ichthyopterygia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:472-495.
O. Motani, R., M. Manabe, and Z.-M. Dong. in review. The status of Himalayasaurus tibetensis (Ichthyopterygia). Paludicola 2:174-181. P. Motani, R., B. M. Rothschild, and W. Wahl Jr. 1999. Large eyes in deep diving ichthyosaurs. Nature 402:747.
Q. Motani, R. 2000a. Skull of Grippia longirostris: no contradiction with a diapsid affinity for the Ichthyopterygia. Palaeontology 43:1-14. R. Motani, R. 2000b. Is Omphalosaurus ichthyopterygian? --a phylogenetic perspective. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20:295-301.

MANUSCRIPTS IN REVIEW
A. Motani, R. in review. Estimating body mass from silhouettes: testing the assumption of elliptical body cross-sections. Paleobiology. B. Motani, R. in review. Swimming speed estimation of extinct marine reptiles: energetic approach revisited. Paleobiology.

POPULAR ARTICLES
A. Motani, R. 2000. Rulers of the Jurassic seas. Scientific American. December, 2000. B. Motani, R. in review. What ichthyosaurs saw. AeraMook, Tokyo. January 2001 [In Japanese].

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS
A. Motani, R. 1991. On a large ichthyosaur from Shizugawa, Miyagi. Palaeontological Society of Japan 38th Regular Meeting (Chiba) Abstract:36. B. Motani, R. 1993. A re-examination of the type specimens of Utatsusaurus hataii, the geologically oldest ichthyosaur species from the Lower Triassic of Japan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 13:50A.
C. Motani, R. 1994a. Computer aided comparisons among Early Triassic ichthyosaurs reveals smaller taxonomic diversity than was believed. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14:39A. D. Motani, R. 1994b. Spatial and temporal distribution of tooth implantation in ichthyosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14:39A.
E. Motani, R. 1995. How cladistic analyses react to incidental inclusion of real ancestors: implications for vertebrate paleontology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15:46A. F. Motani, R., You H., and C. McGowan. 1996. Earliest ichthyosaurs swam like eels. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16:55A.
G. Motani, R. 1997. Phylogeny of the Ichthyosauria (Amniota: Reptilia) with special reference to Triassic forms. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17:66A. H. McGowan, C. and R. Motani. 1998. A new interpretation of the Upper Triassic ichthyosaur, Shonisaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17:64A
I. Motani, R. 1998. Ichthyosaurian swimming revisited: implications from the vertebral column and phylogeny. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18:65A. J. Motani, R., B. M. Rothschild, and W. Wahl Jr. 1999. What to do with a 10-inch eyeball? --Evolution of vision in ichthyosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:65A..
K. Rothschild, B. M., R. Motani, and W. Wahl Jr. 1999. Repeated diving was not for all ichthyosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:71A. L. Motani, R. 2000. Are physical constraints narrow enough to predict behaviors of extinct swimming vertebrates from body shape? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20:59A

THESES
Motani, R. 1991. A large ichthyosaur from the Jurassic of Northeast Japan. Unpublished Graduate Thesis, University of Tokyo, 43 pp.
Motani, R. 1994. Reexamination of Early Triassic ichthyosaurs, Utatsusaurus hataii and Grippia longirostris, with a taxonomic discussion. MSc Thesis, University of Toronto, 114 pp.
Motani, R. 1997. Phylogeny of the Ichthyosauria (Amniota: Reptilia) with special reference to Triassic forms. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, 384pp.

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