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Dr Davide Foffa

Dr Davide Foffa

Focuses on the ecology and evolution of Mesozoic vertebrate ecosystems. His research is interdisciplinary and involves a wide range of topics with a focus on Triassic terrestrial and Jurassic marine faunas, which he investigates using both quantitative and qualitative techniques on a variety of Mesozoic vertebrate groups.

Foffa D., Butler R.J., Nesbitt S.J., Stig W., Barrett P.M., Brusatte S.L., Fraser N.C. 2020. Revision of Erpetosuchus (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) and new erpetosuchid material from the Late Triassic ‘Elgin Reptile’ fauna based on µCT scanning techniques. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Foffa D., Johnson M.M., Young M.T., Steel L., Brusatte S.L. 2019. Revision of the Late Jurassic deep-water teleosauroid crocodylomorph Teleosaurus megarhinus Hulke, 1871 and evidence of pelagic adaptations in Teleosauroidea. PeerJ 7:e6646

Foffa D., Young M.T., Stubbs T.L., Dexter K.G., Brusatte S.L. 2018. The long-term ecology and evolution of marine reptiles in a Jurassic seaway. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1548–1555

Foffa D., Young M.T., Brusatte S.L. 2018. Filling the Corallian gap: new information on Late Jurassic marine reptile faunas from England. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 63: 287–313

Foffa D., Young M.T., Brusatte S.L., Graham M.R., Steel L. 2017. A new metriorhynchid crocodylomorph from the Oxford Clay Formation (Middle Jurassic) of England, with implications for the origin and diversification of Geosaurini. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 16: 1123-1143

Foffa D., Young M.T., Brusatte S.L. 2015. Evidence of macrophagous teleosaurid crocodylomorphs in the Corallian Group (Oxfordian, Late Jurassic) of the UK. PeerJ 3:e1497

Foffa D., Young M.T. 2014. The Cranial Osteology of Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos (Crocodylomorpha: Metriorhynchidae) from the Middle Jurassic of Europe. PeerJ 2:e608

Foffa D., Cuff A.R., Sassoon J., Rayfield E.J., Mavrogorodato M.N., Benton M.J. 2014. Functional anatomy and feeding biomechanics of a giant Upper Jurassic pliosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from Weymouth Bay, Dorset, UK. Journal of Anatomy 225: 209-219   

Foffa D., Cuff A.R., Sassoon J., Mavrogorodato M.N., Benton M.J. 2014. Complex rostral neurovascular system in a giant pliosaur. Naturwissenschaften 101: 453-456

Foffa D., Whiteside D., Viegas P.A., Benton M.J. 2014. New vertebrate findings from the original Thecodontosaurus-bearing rocks of Durdham Down quarry, Clifton (Bristol, UK). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 125: 317–328

For further publications see the National Museums Scotland Research Repository and Google Scholar

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