All members of the Early Vertebrate Evolution Research-Lab publish their work in national and international scientific journals, including original scientific papers, reviews and book chapters. Here, you can find information about and get access to the latest and most important papers published by our group members.


  • Humberto G. Ferrón, Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Susan Turner, Esther Manzanares and Héctor Botella. 2018. Patterns of ecological diversification in thelodonts. Palaeontology. doi: 10.1111/pala.12347  (PDF)


  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Cristina Esparza, Jorge D. Carrillo-Briceño, Esther Manzanares, Carlos Hammann, Humberto G. Ferrón and Héctor Botella. 2017 in press. A Serravallian (Middle Miocene) shark fauna from Southeastern Spain and its palaeoenvironment significance. Historical Biology.(PDF)

  • Davies, T.G., Rahman, I.A., Lautenschlager, S., Cunningham, J.A.,Asher, R.J., Barrett, P.M., Bates, K.T., Bengtson, S., Benson, R.B.J., Boyer, D.M., Braga, J., Bright, J.A., Claessens, L.P.A.M., Cox, P.G., Dong, X.P., Evans, A.R., Falkingham, P.L., Friedman, M., Garwood, R.J., Goswami, A., Hutchinson, J.R., Jeffery, N.S., Johanson, Z., Lebrun, R., Martínez-Pérez, C., Marugán-Lobón, J., O’Higgins, P.M., Metscher, B., Orliac, M., Rowe, T.B., Rücklin, M., Sánchez-Villagra, M.R., Shubin, N.H., Smith, S.Y., Starck, J.M., Stringer, C., Summers, A.P., Sutton, M.D., Walsh, S.A., Weisbecker, V., Witmer, L.M., Wroe, S., Yin, Z., Rayfield, E.J., Donoghue, P.C.J 2017. Open data and digital morphology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284. doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0194. (PDF)

  • Humberto G. Ferrón, Carlos Martínez-Pérez, and Héctor Botella 2017 online. The evolution of gigantism in active marine predators. Historical Biology. (PDF)

  • Humberto G. Ferrón and Héctor Botella. 2017. Squamation and ecology of thelodonts. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172781. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172781. (PDF)

  • Esther Manzanares, Cristina Pla, Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Humberto Ferrón and Hector Botella. 2017. Lonchidion derenzii sp. nov., a new lonchidiid shark (Chondriychtyes, Hybodontiforms) from the Late Triassic of Spain with remarks on lonchidiid enameloid. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. (PDF)


  • Michele Mazza and Carlos Martínez-Pérez. 2016. Evolutionary convergence in conodonts revealed by Synchrotron-based X-Ray Tomographic Microscopy. Paleontologia Electronica. 19 (3), 1-11 (PDF)

  • Miquel de Renzi, Esther Manzanares, M. D. Marin-Monfortc and Hector Botella 2016. Comments on “Dental lessons from past to present: ultrastructure and composition of teeth from plesiosaurs, dinosaurs, extinct and recent sharks” by A. L¨ubke, J. Enax, K. Loza, O. Prymak, P. Gaengler, H.-O. Fabritius, D. Raabe and M. Epple, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 61612. RSC Advances, 6, 74384 (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Emily J. Rayfield, Héctor Botella and Philip C.J. Donoghue. 2016. Translating taxonomy into the evolution of conodont feeding ecology. Geology. 44(4): 247-250. doi: 10.1130/G37547.1 (PDF)

  • Esther Manzanares, Diego Rasskin-Gutman and Héctor Botella. 2016. New insights into the enameloid microstructure of batoid fishes (Chondrichthyes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 177(3):621–632. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12377 (PDF)


  • Michele Mazza and Carlos Martínez-Pérez. 2015. Unravelling conodont (Conodonta) ontogenetic processes in the Late Triassic through growth series reconstructions and X-ray microtomography. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 54(3):161-186. doi:10.4435/BSPI.2015.10 (PDF)

  • Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Mirko Holler, Ana Diaz, Julio Cesar Da Silva, Esther H. R. Tsai, Carlos Martinez-Perez, Philip C. J. Donoghue, Charles H. Wellman and Andreas Menzel. 2015 Ptychographic nanotomography at the Swiss Light Source. Proceedings of SPIE. 9592: 95920A-1 doi: 10.1117/12.2188313 (PDF)

  • John A. Cunningham, Kelly Vargas, Liu Pengju, Veneta Belivanova, Federica Marone, Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Mirko Holler, Stefan Bengtson and Philip C.J. Donoghue .2015. Critical appraisal of tubular putative eumetazoans from the Ediacaran Weng’an Doushantuo biota. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 282. 20151169. (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Borja Cascales-Miñana, Pablo Plasencia and Héctor Botella. 2015). Exploring the major depletions of conodont diversity during the Triassic. Historical Biology. 27(5): 503-507. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.890192 (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Pablo Plasencia and Ana Márquez-Aliaga. 2015. Microstructure of the triassic conodont Pseudofurnishius murcianus van den Boogaard: functional implications. Journal of Spanish Paleontology. 30(1): 117-123 (PDF)


  • Esther Manzanares, Cristina Plá, Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Diego Rasskin and Héctor Botella. 2014. The Enameloid Microstructure of Euselachian (Chondrichthyes) Scales. Paleontological Journal. 48 (10): 1060–1066. (PDF)

  • Héctor Botella, Esther Manzanares, Humberto G. Ferrón and Carlos Martínez-Pérez. 2014. Obruchevacanthus ireneae gen. et sp. nov., a new ischnacanthiform (Acanthodii) from the Lower Devonian of Spain. Paleontological Journal. 48 (10): 1067-1076. (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Pablo Plasencia, David Jones, Tea Kolar-Jurkosvek, Jingeng Sha, Héctor Botella and Philip D.J. Donoghue. 2014. There is no general model for occlusal kinematics in conodonts. Lethaia. 47(4): 547-555. doi: 10.1111/let.12080. (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Emily J. Rayfield, Mark A. Purnell and Philip C.J. Donoghue. 2014. Finite elements, occlusion and wear analyses indicate that conodont microstructure is adapted to dental function. Palaeontology. 57(5): 1057-1066. doi: 10.1111/pala.12102 (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Pablo Plasencia, Borja cascales-Miñana, Michele Mazza and Héctor Botella. 2014. New insights into the diversity dynamics of Triassic conodonts. Historical Biology. doi:10.1080/08912963.2013.808632 (PDF)

  • Humberto G. Ferrón, Cristina Pla, Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Maria Jose Escudero-Mozo and Héctor Botella. 2014. Morphometric Discriminant Analysis of isolate chondrichthyan scales for paleoecological inferences; the Middle Triassic of the Iberian Chains (Spain) as a case of study. Journal of Iberian Geology. 40 (1): 87-97. doi: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2014.v40.n1.44089 (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez and Jose Ignacio Valenzuela-Ríos. 2014. New Lower Devonian Polygnathids (Conodonta) from the Spanish Central Pyrenees, with comments on the early radiation of the group. Journal of Iberian Geology, 40(1): 141-151. doi: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2014.v40.n1.44095 (PDF)


  • Roberta Somma, Pilar Navas-Parejo, Agustín Martín-Algarra, Rosario Rodríguez-Cañero, Vincenzo Perrone and Carlos Martínez-Pérez. 2013. Paleozoic stratigraphy of the Longi-Taormina Unit (Peloritanian Mountains, southern Italy). Stratigraphy. 10(3): 127–152. (PDF)


  • Héctor Botella, Carlos Martínez-Pérez and Rodrigo Soler-Gijón. 2012. Machaeracanthus goujeti n. sp. (Acanthodii) from the Lower Devonian of Spain and northwest France, with special reference to spine histology. Geodiversitas, 34 (4): 761-783. doi: 10.5252/g2012n4a3 (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez and Jose Ignacio Valenzuela-Ríos. 2012. Polygnathids (Conodonta) around the lower/upper Emsian boundary from La Guardia d’Àres section (Lower Devonian, Spanish Central Pyrenees). Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 51(3) : 193-202. doi:10.4435/BSPI.2012.22 (PDF)


  • Vincent Dupret, Peter Carls, Carlos Martínez-Pérez and Héctor Botella. 2011. First perigodwanan record of actinolepids (Vertebrata: Placodermi: Arthrodira) from the Lochkovian (Early Devonian) of Spain and its palaeobiogeographical significance. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 310: 273-282. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.07.019 (PDF)

  • Borja Cascales-Miñana, Carlos Martínez-Perez and Héctor Botella. 2011. Discovery of a Lochkovian palaeoflora (Lower Devonian) of the Iberian Peninsula. Geodiversitas. 33 (1): 91-99. doi: 10.5252/g2011n1a6 (PDF)
  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Jose Ignacio Valenzuela-ríos, P Navas-Parejo, J-C Liao and Héctor Botella. 2011. Emsian (Lower Devonian) Polygnathids (Conodont) succession in the Spanish Central Pyrenees. Journal of Iberian Geology. 37 (1): 45-64. doi: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2011.v37.n1. (PDF)


  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Vincent Dupret, Esther Manzanares and Héctor Botella. 2010. New data on the lower Devonian chondrichthyan fauna from Celtiberia (Spain). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontolgy. 30(5): 1622-1627. (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Jose Ignacio Valenzuela and Héctor Botella 2010. Polygnathus rosae n. sp. (Conodonta) and its biostratigraphical correlation potential (Lower Emsian, Lower Devonian) in the Spanish Central Pyrenees. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. 116(3): 273-281. (PDF)

  • Carlos Martínez-Pérez. 2010. Icriodus riosi, nueva especie de conodonto en el Devónico Inferior del Pirineo Central Español. Revista Española de Paleontología. 25(2): 139-147. (PDF)


  • Héctor Botella, Jose Ignacio Valenzuela and Carlos Martínez-Pérez. 2009. Tooth Replacement Rates In Early Chondrichthyans: A Qualitative Approach. Lethaia. 42(3): 365–376. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00152.x (PDF)

  • Héctor Botella, Philip C.J. Donoghue and Carlos Martínez-Pérez. 2009. Enameloid microstructure in the oldest known chondrichthyans teeth. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) Morphology and Evolution. 90(1): 103-108. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2008.00337.x (PDF)

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