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[38] Ferreira GS, Nascimento ER, Cadena EA, Cozzuol MA, Farina BM, Pacheco MLAF, Rizzutto MA, Langer MC. 2024. The latest freshwater giants: a new Peltocephalus (Pleurodira: Podocnemididae) turtle from the Late Pleistocene of the Brazilian Amazon. Biology Letters, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2024.0010

[37] Rollott Y, Evers SW, Ferreira GS, Girar LC, Werneburg I, Joyce WG. 2024. Skull osteology, neuroanatomy, and jaw-related myology of the pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta (Cryptodira, Trionychia). The Anatomical Record, doi: 10.1002/ar.25411

[36] Zimmermann S, Gärtner U, Ferreira GS, Köhler H-R, Wharam D. 2024. Thermal impact and the relevance of body size and activity on the oxygen consumption of a terrestrial snail, Theba pisana (Helicidae) at high ambient temperatures. Animals, doi: 10.3390/ani14020261


[35] Kampouridis P, Hartung J, Augustin FJ, El Atfy H, Ferreira GS. 2023. Dental eruption and adult dentitition of the enigmatic ptolemaiid Qarunavus meyeri from the Oligocene of the Fayum Depression (Egypt) revelead by micro-computed tomography clarifies its phylogenetic position. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad065

[34] Farina BM, Godoy PL, Benson RBJ, Langer MC, Ferreira GS. 2023. Turtle body size evolution is determined by lineage-specific specializations rather than global trends. Ecology & Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.10201

[33] Scheyer TM, Oliveira GR, Romano PSR, Bastiaans D, Falco L, Ferreira GS, Rabi M. 2023. A forged 'chimera' including the second specimen of the protostegid sea turtle Santanachelys gaffneyi and shell parts of the pleurodire Araripemys from the Lower Cretaceous Santana Group of Brazil. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, doi: 10.1186/s13358-023-00271-9

[32] Klein F, Costeur L, Ferreira GS,  Hartung J. 2023. The bony labyrinth of the Miocene boselaphin bovid Miotragocerus pannoniae: insights into ontogeny. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, doi: 10.1080/02724634.2022.2153226


[31] Langer MC, Delcourt R, Montefeltro FC, Silva Junior JCG, Soler MG, Ferreira GS, Ruiz JV, Barcelos LA, Onary S, Marsola JCA, Castro MC, Cidade GM, Batezelli A. 2022. A Bacia Bauru no estado de São Paulo e seus tetrápodes. Derbyana, doi: 10.14295/derb.v43.776

[30] Ruiz JV, Ferreira GS, Lautenschlager S, Castro MC, Montefeltro FC. 2022. Different, but the same: inferring the hunting behaviour of the hypercarnivorous bush dog (Speothos venaticus) through finite element analysis. Journal of Anatomy, doi: 10.1111/joa.13804

[29] Ferreira GS, Werneburg I, Lautenschlager S, Evers SW. 2022. Contrasting brains and bones: neuroanatomical evolution in turtles (Testudinata). In: Paleoneurology of Amniotes, Dozo MT, et al. (Eds). Springer, doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-13983-3_4

[28] Evers SW, Joyce WG, Choiniere JN, Ferreira GS, Foth C, Hermanson G, Yi H, Johnson CM, Werneburg I, Benson RBJ. 2022. Independent origin of large labyrinth size in turtles. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-33091-5

[27] Hermanson G, Benson RBJ, Farina BM, Ferreira GS, Langer MC, Evers SW. 2022. Cranial ecomorphology of turtles and neck retraction as a possible trigger of ecological diversification. Evolution, doi: 10.1111/evo.14629

[26] Kampouridis P, Hartung J, Ferreira GS, Böhme M. 2022. Reappraisal of the late Miocene elasmotheriine Parelasmotherium schansiense from Kutschwan (Shanxi Province, China) and its phylogenetic relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, doi: 10.1080/02724634.2021.2080556


[25] Werneburg I, Evers SW, Ferreira GS. 2021. On the "cartilaginous rider" in the endocasts of turtle brain cavities. Vertebrate Zoology, doi: 10.3897/vz.71.e66756

[24] Castro MC, Dahur MJ, Ferreira GS. 2021. Amazonia as the origin and diversification area of Didelphidae (Mammalia: Metatheria), and a review of the fossil record of the clade. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, doi: 10.1007/s10914-021-09548-7

[23] Ruiz JV, Bronzati M, Ferreira GS, Martins KC, Queiroz MV, Langer MC, Montefeltro FC. 2021. A new species of Caipirasuchus (Notosuchia, Sphagesauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil and the evolutionary history of Sphagesauria. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, doi: 10.1080/14772019.2021.1888815

[22] Joyce WG, Anquetin J, Cadena E-A, Claude J, Danilov IG, Evers SW, Ferreira GS, Gentry AD, Georgalis GL, Lyson TR, Pérez-García A, Rabi M, Sterli J, Vitek NS, Parham JF. 2021. A nomenclature for fossil and living turtles using phylogenetically defined clade names. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, doi: 10.1186/s13358-020-00211-x

[21] Aguiar JMRBV, Ferreira GS, Sanches PA, Bento JMS, Sazima M. 2021. What pollinators see does not match what they smell: absence of color-fragrance association in the deceptive orchid Ionopsis utricularioides. Phytochemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2020.112591



[20] Montefeltro FC, Lautenschlager S, Godoy PL, Ferreira GS, Butler RJ. 2020. A unique predator in a unique ecosystem: modelling the apex predator within a Late Cretaceous crocodyliform-dominated fauna from Brazil. Journal of Anatomy, doi: 10.1111/joa.13192

[19] Ferreira GS, Lautenschlager S, Evers SW, Pfaff C, Kriwet J, Raselli I, Werneburg I. 2020. Feeding biomechanics suggests progressive correlation of skull architecture and neck evolution in turtles. Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62179-5

[18] Hermanson GS, Iori FV, Evers SW, Langer MC, Ferreira GS. 2020. A small podocnemidoid (Pleurodira, Pelomedusoides) from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil, and the innervation and carotid circulation of side-necked turtles. Papers in Palaeontology, doi: 10.1002/spp2.1300


[17] Evers SW, Neenan JM, Ferreira GS, Werneburg I, Barrett PM, Benson RBJ. 2019. Neurovascular anatomy of the protostegid turtle Rhinochelys pulchriceps and comparisons of membranous and endosseous labyrinth shape in an extant turtle. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz063

[16] Langer MC, Martins NO, Manzig PC, Ferreira GS, Marsola JCA, Fortes E, Lima R, Sant'ana LCF, Vidal LS, Lorençato RHS, Ezcurra MD. 2019. A new desert-dwelling dinosaur (Theropoda, Noasaurinae) from the Cretaceous of south Brazil. Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45306-9

[15] Ferreira GS, Werneburg I. 2019. Evolution, Diversity, and Development of the Craniocervical System in Turtles with Special Reference to Jaw Musculature. In: Heads, Jaws, and Muscles, Ziermann JM et al. (Eds). Springer, 10.1007/978-3-319-93560-7_8


[14] Marsola JAC, Ferreira GS, Langer MC, Button DJ, Butler RJ. 2018. Increases in sampling support the southern Gondwana hypothesis for the origin of dinosaurs. Palaeontology, doi:

[13] Ferreira GS, Bandyopadhyay S, Joyce WG. 2018. A taxonomic reassessment of Piramys auffenbergi, a neglected turtle from the late Miocene of Piram Island, Gujarat, India. PeerJ, doi: 10.7717/peerj.5938

[12] Carbonaro FA, Langer MC, Nihei SS, Ferreira GS, Ghilardi RP. 2018. Inferring ancestral range reconstruction based on trilobite records: a study-case on Metacryphaeus (Phacopida, Calmoniidae). Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33517-5

[11] Godoy PL, Ferreira GS, Dassie ECG, Hsiou A, Castro ACMC. 2018. Formação continuada no ensino de Paleontologia, pelo exemplo do projeto "Oficina de Paleontologia: os fósseis dentro da sala de aula". Revista Cultura e Extensão da USP, doi: 10.11606/issn.2316-9060.v17isupl.p11-19

[10] Ferreira GS, Bronzati M, Langer MC, Sterli J. 2018. Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification patterns of side-necked turtles (Testudines: Pleurodira). Royal Society Open Science, doi: 10.1098/rsos.171773

[9] Godoy PL, Ferreira GS, Montefeltro FC, Vila Nova BC, Butler RJ, Langer MC. 2018. Evidence for heterochrony in the cranial evolution of fossil crocodyliforms. Palaeontology, doi: 10.5061/dryad.7m48r

[8] Lautenschlager S†, Ferreira GS†, Werneburg I. 2018. Sensory evolution and ecology of early turtles revealed by digital endocranial reconstructions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00007

[7] Ferreira GS, Iori FV, Hermanson G, Langer MC. 2018. New turtle remains from the Late Cretaceous of Monte Alto-SP, Brazil, including cranial osteology, neuroanatomy and phylogenetic position of a new taxon. PalZ, doi: 10.1007/s12542-017-0397-x


[5] Hermanson G, Ferreira GS, Langer MC. 2016. The largest Cretaceous podocnemidoid turtle (Pleurodira) revealed by an isolated plate from the Bauru Basin, south-central Brazil. Historical Biology, doi: 10.1080/08912963.2016.1248434

[4] Ferreira GS. 2016. Abordagens convergentes, novidades evolutivas e a origem da carapaça das tartarugas. Revista da Biologia, doi: 10.7594/revbio.16.01.01

[3] Ferreira GS, Rincón AD, Solórzano A, Langer MC. 2016. Review of the fossil matamata turtles: earliest well-dated record and hypotheses on the origin of their present geographical distribution. The Science of Nature, doi: 10.1007/s00114-016-1355-2


[2] Ferreira GS, Rincón AD, Solórzano A, Langer MC. 2015. The last marine pelomedusoides (Testudines: Pleurodira): a new species of Bairdemys and the paleoecology of Stereogenyina. PeerJ, doi: 10.7717/peerj.1063


[1] Ferreira GS, Langer MC. 2013. A pelomedusoid (Testudines, Pleurodira) plastron from the Lower Cretaceous of Alagoas, Brazil. Cretaceous Research, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2013.10.001

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3. Martinez Q, Amson E, Ruf I, Smith TD, Pirot N, Broyon M, Lebrun R, Captier G, Martín CG, Ferreira GS, Fabre P-H. 2023. Turbinal bones are still one of the last frontiers of the tetrapod skull: hypotheses, challenges and perspectives. PaleorXiv, doi: 10.31233/

2. Farina BM, Godoy PL, Benson RBJ, Langer MC, Ferreira GS. 2023. Turtle body size evolution is determined by lineage-specific specializations rather than global trends. BiorXiv, doi: 10.1101/2022.12.13.520223v1

1. Ferreira GS. 2017. Turtles, monsters and the revised evolutionary theory. Evolution and Development, doi: 10.1111/ede.12226




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