Professor Matt Friedman

Professor of Palaeobiology

TEL: +44 (1865) 272035
FAX: +44 (1865) 272072

Selected Publications

  • Friedman, M. In press. Parallel evolutionary trajectories underlie the the origin of giant suspension-feeding whales and bony fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
  • Anderson, P. S. L., Friedman, M., Brazeau, M. D. & Rayfield, E. J. 2011. Initial radiation of jaws demonstrated stability despite faunal and environmental change. Nature 476: 206-209.
  • Friedman, M.  2010.  Explosive morphological diversification of spiny-finned teleost fishes in the aftermath of the end-Cretaceous extinction.  Proc. Roy. Soc. B 277: 1675-1683.  
  • Friedman, M., Shimada, K., Martin, L. D., Everhart, M. J., Liston, J., Maltese, A. & Triebold, M. 2010. 100-million-year dynasty of giant planktivorous bony fishes in the Mesozoic seas. Science 327: 990-993.
  • Friedman, M. & Brazeau, M. 2010. A reappraisal of the origin and basal radiation of the Osteichthyes. J. Vert. Paleont. 30: 36-56.
  • Friedman, M.  2009. Ecomorphological selectivity among marine teleost fishes during the end-Cretaceous extinction. PNAS 106: 5218-5223.
  • Coates, M. I. Ruta, M. & Friedman, M. 2009. Ever since Owen: changing perspectives on the early evolution of tetrapods. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 39: 571-592.
  • Friedman, M.  2008. The evolutionary origin of flatfish asymmetry.  Nature 454: 209-212.
  • Friedman, M. 2007. Styloichthys as the oldest coelacanth: implications for early osteichthyan interrelationships. J. Syst. Palaeont. 5: 289-343.
  • Friedman, M., Coates, M. I. & Anderson, P. 2007. First discovery of a primitive coelacanth fin fills a major gap in the evolution of paired fins and limbs.  Evol. Dev. 9: 329-337.

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Other Information

Tutor, St. Hugh's College.

Research Associate, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Council member, Palaeontographical Society.

Section editor, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.