Frey, L. & Coates, M.I. & Tietjen, K. & Rücklin, M. & Klug, C. (2020)
A symmoriiform from the Late Devonian of Morocco demonstrates a derived jaw function in ancient chondrichthyans. Communications Biology, 3, Article 681
DOI: 10.1038/s42003-020-01394-2
Otoo, B.K.A. & Clack, J.A. & Smithson, T.R. & Bennett, C.E. & Kearsey, T.I. & Coates, M.I. (2019)
A fish and tetrapod fauna from Romer's Gap preserved in Scottish Tournaisian floodplain deposits. Palaeontology, 62(2), 225–253
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12395
Coates, M.I. & Tietjen, K. & Olsen, A.M. & Finarelli, J.A. (2019)
High-performance suction feeding in an early elasmobranch. Science Advances, 5(9), Article eaax2742
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax2742
Coates, M.I. & Finarelli, J.A. & Sansom, I.J. & Andreev, P.S. & Criswell, K.E. & Tietjen, K. & Rivers, M.L. & La Riviere, P.J. (2018)
An early chondrichthyan and the evolutionary assembly of a shark body plan. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 285(1870), Article 20172418
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2418
Coates, M.I. & Tietjen, K. (2018)
The neurocranium of the Lower Carboniferous shark Tristychius arcuatus (Agassiz, 1837). Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 108(1), 19–35
DOI: 10.1017/S1755691018000130
Coates, M.I. & Gess, R.W. & Finarelli, J.A. & Criswell, K.E. & Tietjen, K. (2017)
A symmoriiform chondrichthyan braincase and the origin of chimaeroid fishes. Nature, 541(7636), 208–211
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Criswell, K.E. & Coates, M.I. & Gillis, J.A. (2017)
Embryonic development of the axial column in the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea. Journal of Morphology, 278(3), 300–320
DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20637
Andreev, P.S. & Coates, M.I. & Karatajute-Talimaa, V. & Shelton, R.M. & Cooper, P.R. & Sansom, I.J. (2017)
Elegestolepis and its kin, the earliest monodontode chondrichthyans. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 37(1), Article e1245664
DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1245664
Andreev, P.S. & Coates, M.I. & Karatajūtė-Talimaa, V.N. & Shelton, R.M. & Cooper, P.R. & Wang, N.-Z. & Sansom, I.J. (2016)
The systematics of the Mongolepidida (Chondrichthyes) and the Ordovician origins of the clade. PeerJ, 4, Article e1850
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1850
Long, J.A. & Burrow, C.J. & Ginter, M. & Maisey, J.G. & Trinajstic, K.M. & Coates, M.I. & Young, G.C. & Senden, T.J. (2015)
Correction: First Shark from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage. PLoS ONE, 10(6), Article e0131502
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Gess, R.W. & Coates, M.I. (2015)
High-latitude Chondrichthyans from the Late Devonian (Famennian) Witpoort formation of South Africa. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 89(2), 147–169
DOI: 10.1007/s12542-014-0221-9
Andreev, P.S. & Coates, M.I. & Shelton, R.M. & Cooper, P.R. & Smith, M.P. & Sansom, I.J. (2015)
Upper Ordovician chondrichthyan-like scales from North America. Palaeontology, 58(4), 691–704
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Long, J.A. & Burrow, C.J. & Ginter, M. & Maisey, J.G. & Trinajstic, K.M. & Coates, M.I. & Young, G.C. & Senden, T.J. (2015)
First Shark from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage. PLoS ONE, 10(5), Article e0126066
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Criswell, K.E. & Finarelli, J.A. & Coates, M.I. (2014)
Gills, structure, and feeding mode: specialization in a remarkably early gnathostome [Abstract]. Integrative and Comparative Biology: 54(IS Suppl. 1): E46
Sallan, L.C. & Coates, M.I. (2014)
The long-rostrumed elasmobranch Bandringa Zangerl, 1969, and taphonomy within a Carboniferous shark nursery. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34(1), 22–33
DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2013.782875
Finarelli, J.A. & Coates, M.I. (2014)
Chondrenchelys problematica (Traquair, 1888) redescribed: a Lower Carboniferous, eel-like holocephalan from Scotland. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 105(1), 35–59
DOI: 10.1017/S1755691014000139
Sansom, I.J. & Davies, N.S. & Coates, M.I. & Nicoll, R.S. & Ritchie, A. (2012)
Chondrichthyan-like scales from the Middle Ordovician of Australia. Palaeontology, 55(2), 243–247
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2012.01127.x
Finarelli, J.A. & Coates, M.I. (2011)
First tooth-set outside the jaws in a vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 279(1729), 775–779
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1107
Coates, M.I. & Gess, R.W. (2007)
A new reconstruction of Onychoselache traquairi, comments on early chondrichthyan pectoral girdles and hybodontiform phylogeny. Palaeontology, 50(6), 1421–1446
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00719.x
Coates, M.I. & Sequeira, S.E.K. (2001)
A new stethacanthid chondrichthyan from the Lower Carboniferous of Bearsden, Scotland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21(3), 438–459
DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2001)021[0438:ANSCFT]2.0.CO;2
Coates, M.I. & Sequeira, S.E.K. (2001)
Early sharks and primitive gnathostome relationships. In AHLBERG, P. E.(ed.), Major events in early vertebrate evolution. Syst. Assoc. Spec. Vol. Ser., 61, p. 241–262.(Taylor & Francis), London – New York.
Smith, M.M. & Coates, M.I. (2001)
The evolution of vertebrate dentitions: phylogenetic pattern and developmental models. in P. Ahlberg(ed.), Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution. Taylor and Francis, London: 223-240
Sequeira, S.E.K. & Coates, M.I. (2000)
Reassessment of 'Cladodus' neilsoni Traquair: a primitive shark from the Lower Carboniferous of East Kilbride, Scotland. Palaeontology, 43(1), 153–172
DOI: 10.1111/1475-4983.00122
Coates, M.I. & Sequeira, S.E.K. & Sansom, I.J. & Smith, M.M. (1998)
Spines and tissues of ancient sharks. Nature, 396, 729–730
Coates, M.I. & Sequeira, S.E.K. (1998)
The braincase of a primitive shark. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences, 89(2), 63–85
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Dick, J.R.F. & Coates, M.I. & Rolfe, W.D.I. (1986)
Fossil sharks. Geology Today, 2, 82–85