Michael S Y Lee

Summary

Affiliation: South Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Dinosaur evolution. Sustained miniaturization and anatomical innovation in the dinosaurian ancestors of birds
    Michael S Y Lee
    Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Science 345:562-6. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Mammalian Evolution: A Jurassic Spark
    Michael S Y Lee
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia Electronic address
    Curr Biol 25:R759-61. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Morphological Phylogenetics in the Genomic Age
    Michael S Y Lee
    Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia Electronic address
    Curr Biol 25:R922-9. 2015
  4. doi request reprint Rates of phenotypic and genomic evolution during the Cambrian explosion
    Michael S Y Lee
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia Electronic address
    Curr Biol 23:1889-95. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Palaeontology: turtles in transition
    Michael S Y Lee
    Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Tce, Adelaide 5000, Australia
    Curr Biol 23:R513-5. 2013
  6. pmc Likelihood reinstates Archaeopteryx as a primitive bird
    Michael S Y Lee
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:299-303. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Modern optics in exceptionally preserved eyes of Early Cambrian arthropods from Australia
    Michael S Y Lee
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Nature 474:631-4. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Recent rapid speciation and ecomorph divergence in Indo-Australian sea snakes
    Kate L Sanders
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:2742-59. 2013
  9. pmc Rapid and repeated limb loss in a clade of scincid lizards
    Adam Skinner
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    BMC Evol Biol 8:310. 2008
  10. pmc Tikiguania and the antiquity of squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes)
    Mark N Hutchinson
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:665-9. 2012

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Dinosaur evolution. Sustained miniaturization and anatomical innovation in the dinosaurian ancestors of birds
    Michael S Y Lee
    Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Science 345:562-6. 2014
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  2. doi request reprint Mammalian Evolution: A Jurassic Spark
    Michael S Y Lee
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia Electronic address
    Curr Biol 25:R759-61. 2015
    ..There is increasing evidence that early mammals evolved rapidly into a range of body forms and habitats, right under the noses of the dinosaurs. ..
  3. doi request reprint Morphological Phylogenetics in the Genomic Age
    Michael S Y Lee
    Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia Electronic address
    Curr Biol 25:R922-9. 2015
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Rates of phenotypic and genomic evolution during the Cambrian explosion
    Michael S Y Lee
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia Electronic address
    Curr Biol 23:1889-95. 2013
    ..However, evolution during the Cambrian explosion was unusual (compared to the subsequent Phanerozoic) in that fast rates were present across many lineages...
  5. doi request reprint Palaeontology: turtles in transition
    Michael S Y Lee
    Earth Sciences Section, South Australian Museum, North Tce, Adelaide 5000, Australia
    Curr Biol 23:R513-5. 2013
    ..The enigmatic little reptile Eunotosaurus could represent an important transitional form, as it has a rudimentary shell that resembles the turtle carapace. ..
  6. pmc Likelihood reinstates Archaeopteryx as a primitive bird
    Michael S Y Lee
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:299-303. 2012
    ..These results also suggest that likelihood-based methods (in addition to parsimony) can be useful in morphological phylogenetics...
  7. doi request reprint Modern optics in exceptionally preserved eyes of Early Cambrian arthropods from Australia
    Michael S Y Lee
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Nature 474:631-4. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Recent rapid speciation and ecomorph divergence in Indo-Australian sea snakes
    Kate L Sanders
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Mol Ecol 22:2742-59. 2013
    ..These results highlight the viviparous sea snakes as a promising system for speciation studies in the marine environment...
  9. pmc Rapid and repeated limb loss in a clade of scincid lizards
    Adam Skinner
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia
    BMC Evol Biol 8:310. 2008
    ..We investigated the pattern and rate of limb reduction and loss in Lerista, employing a comprehensive phylogeny inferred from nucleotide sequences for a nuclear intron and six mitochondrial genes...
  10. pmc Tikiguania and the antiquity of squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes)
    Mark N Hutchinson
    South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:665-9. 2012
    ..This removes the only fossil evidence for lizards in the Triassic. Studies that have employed Tikiguana for evolutionary, biogeographical and molecular dating inferences need to be reassessed...
  11. doi request reprint Molecular evidence that the deadliest sea snake Enhydrina schistosa (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) consists of two convergent species
    Kanishka D B Ukuwela
    Darling Building, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, SA 5005, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:262-9. 2013
    ..Our findings have important implications for snake bite management in light of the medical importance of beaked sea snakes and the fact that the only sea snake anti-venom available is raised against Malaysian E. schistosa...
  12. ncbi request reprint Calibration choice, rate smoothing, and the pattern of tetrapod diversification according to the long nuclear gene RAG-1
    Andrew F Hugall
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Syst Biol 56:543-63. 2007
    ..Similarly, saturation of mitochondrial DNA sequences, and the resultant greater compression of basal branches means that using only external deep calibrations will also lead to inflated age estimates within the focal ingroup...
  13. doi request reprint Multilocus phylogeny and recent rapid radiation of the viviparous sea snakes (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae)
    Kate L Sanders
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:575-91. 2013
    ..5million years. The core Hydrophis group is a young and rapidly speciating clade, with 26 sampled species and 9 genera and dated at only ∼1.5-3million years old...
  14. doi request reprint Phylogeny and divergence times of Australian Sphenomorphus group skinks (Scincidae, Squamata)
    Adam Skinner
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 69:906-18. 2013
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  15. pmc Evaluating molecular clock calibrations using Bayesian analyses with soft and hard bounds
    Kate L Sanders
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Darling Building, Adelaide, Australia 5005
    Biol Lett 3:275-9. 2007
    ..The proposed bird-crocodile calibration (approx. 247Myr ago) appears to be accurate, but the proposed bird-lizard calibration (approx. 255Myr ago) is substantially too recent...
  16. pmc Cryptic diversity in vertebrates: molecular data double estimates of species diversity in a radiation of Australian lizards (Diplodactylus, Gekkota)
    Paul M Oliver
    Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2001-7. 2009
    ..The high proportion of cryptic species discovered emphasizes the importance of continuing detailed assessments of species diversity, even in apparently well-known taxa from industrialized countries...
  17. pmc An archaic crested plesiosaur in opal from the Lower Cretaceous high-latitude deposits of Australia
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:615-9. 2006
    ..Indeed, survival of ancient endemic lineages such as Umoonasaurus is a common phenomenon in Australian Cretaceous vertebrate assemblages and might have been facilitated by isolation in low-temperature high-latitude regions...
  18. doi request reprint Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution
    Kieren J Mitchell
    Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Science 344:898-900. 2014
    ..We suggest that convergence toward gigantism and flightlessness was facilitated by early Tertiary expansion into the diurnal herbivory niche after the extinction of the dinosaurs. ..
  19. pmc A primitive protostegid from Australia and early sea turtle evolution
    Benjamin P Kear
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 2:116-9. 2006
    ..g. Chelonia); in contrast, the new phylogeny suggests that they are transitional (intermediate stem-taxa) between continental testudines and derived, pelagic chelonioids...
  20. pmc Plausibility of inferred ancestral phenotypes and the evaluation of alternative models of limb evolution in scincid lizards
    Adam Skinner
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 6:354-8. 2010
    ..This indicates that a suboptimal model for the pes (and not the model providing the best fit to the data) yields accurate ancestral state estimates...
  21. pmc Miocene skinks and geckos reveal long-term conservatism of New Zealand's lizard fauna
    Michael S Y Lee
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Biol Lett 5:833-7. 2009
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  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular claims of Gondwanan age for Australian agamid lizards are untenable
    Andrew F Hugall
    Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, The South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia
    Mol Biol Evol 21:2102-10. 2004
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Molecular evidence for a rapid late-Miocene radiation of Australasian venomous snakes (Elapidae, Colubroidea)
    Kate L Sanders
    Darling Building, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 46:1165-73. 2008
  24. ncbi request reprint The likelihood node density effect and consequences for evolutionary studies of molecular rates
    Andrew F Hugall
    CEBB, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Evolution 61:2293-307. 2007
    ..This pervasive methodological artifact increases apparent rate heterogeneity, and can compromise investigations of factors influencing molecular evolutionary rate that use path lengths in topologically asymmetric trees...
  25. doi request reprint Late pleistocene Australian marsupial DNA clarifies the affinities of extinct megafaunal kangaroos and wallabies
    Bastien Llamas
    Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Mol Biol Evol 32:574-84. 2015
    ..Protemnodon emerges as a close relative of Macropus (large living kangaroos), a position not supported by recent morphological phylogenetic analyses. ..
  26. pmc Molecular evidence and marine snake origins
    Michael S Y Lee
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Biol Lett 1:227-30. 2005
    ..Combined morphological and molecular analyses also still unite marine lizards with snakes. Thus, the molecular data do not refute the phylogenetic evidence for a marine origin of snakes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Model type, implicit data weighting, and model averaging in phylogenetics
    Michael S Y Lee
    Natural Sciences Building, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:848-57. 2006
  28. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of Chromodoris (Mollusca, Nudibranchia) and the identification of a planar spawning clade
    Nerida G Wilson
    Environmental Biology, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 36:722-7. 2005
  29. doi request reprint The influence of rate heterogeneity among sites on the time dependence of molecular rates
    Julien Soubrier
    Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Mol Biol Evol 29:3345-58. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that data partitioning or simple nonparametric mixture models of RHAS significantly improve the accuracy with which node ages and substitution rates can be estimated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Molecular clocks and the origin(s) of modern amphibians
    Michael S Y Lee
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:635-9. 2006
  31. pmc Osteology Supports a Stem-Galliform Affinity for the Giant Extinct Flightless Bird Sylviornis neocaledoniae (Sylviornithidae, Galloanseres)
    Trevor H Worthy
    School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 11:e0150871. 2016
    ..Sylviornis neocaledoniae can therefore be excluded as the constructor of tumuli in New Caledonia. ..
  32. doi request reprint Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and habitat preference evolution of marsupials
    Kieren J Mitchell
    Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Mol Biol Evol 31:2322-30. 2014
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  33. ncbi request reprint Snake phylogeny based on osteology, soft anatomy and ecology
    Michael S Y Lee
    Department of Palaeontology, The South Australian Museum, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Australia
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 77:333-401. 2002
    ..This challenges the widespread view that snake evolution has involved progressive, directional elaboration of the jaw apparatus to feed on larger prey...