38. Wilkinson GS, Adams DM, Haghani A, Lu AT, Zoller J, Breeze CE, Arnold BD, Ball HC, Carter G, Cooper LN, Dechmann DKN, Devanna P, Fasel NJ, Galazyuk AV, Günther L, Hurme E, Jones G , Knörnschild M, Lattenkamp EZ, Li CZ, Mayer F, Reinhardt JA, Medellin RA, Nagy M, Pope B, Power ML, Ransome RD, Teeling EC, Vernes SC, Zamora-Mejías D, Zhang J, Faure PA, Greville LJ, Horvath S. in press. DNA methylation predicts age and provides insight into exceptional longevity of bats. Nature Communications. (link)

37. Cooper LNC, and Gorbunova V. 2021. Molecular biology of the bowhead whale. In J.C. George & JGM. Thewissen (Eds.), The bowhead whale Balaena mysticetus: Biology and human interactions (1st Ed., p. 516). Cambridge: Academic Press. (pdf)

36. Gavazzi LM, Cooper LN, Fish FE, Hussain ST, and Thewissen JGM. 2020. Carpal morphology and function in the earliest cetaceans. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (pdf)

35. Cooper LNC, Ball HC, Vinyard CJ, Safadi FF, George JC, and Thewissen JGM. 2020. Linking gene expression and phenotypic changes in the developmental and evolutionary origins of osteosclerosis in the ribs of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution (link) (pdf)

34. Ball H.C., Ievari-Shariati S., Cooper L.N., Aliani M. 2018. Comparative metabolomics of aging in a long-lived bat: Insights into the physiology of extreme longevity. PLoS One 13(5): e0196154. (link) (pdf)

33. Crish C.M., Ball H., Lin L., Novak K.M., Cooper L.N. 2018. Evidence of Wnt/β-catenin alterations in brain and bone of a tauopathy mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging 67:148-158. (link) (pdf)


32 Cooper, L.N., Sears K.E., Armfield B.A., Kala B., Hubler M., Thewissen J. G.M. 2018. Review and experimental evaluation of the embryonic development and evolutionary history of flipper development and hyperphalangy in dolphins (Cetacea: Mammalia). Genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development 56(1): e23076. (link) (pdf

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31. Cooper L.N, Maas M. 2018. Histology of bones and teeth,  In “Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals” (Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen, and Kit M. Kovacs, eds), 3rd ed, pp. 114-118, Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, CA, USA.

30. Cooper L.N. 2018. Forelimb anatomy,  In “Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals” (Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen, and Kit M. Kovacs, eds), 3rd ed, pp. 358-388, Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, CA, USA.

29. Skrinyer AJ, Faure PA, Dannemiller S, Ball HC, Delaney, Orman R, Stewart M, Cooper LN. 2017. Care and husbandry of bats, the world’s only flying mammals. Laboratory Animal Science Professional 5(2): 24-27. (pdf)

28. Cooper LN, Clementz MT, Usip S, Bajpai S, Hussain ST, Hieronymus TL. 2016. Aquatic habits of cetacean ancestors: Integrating bone microanatomy and stable  isotopes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56(6): 1370-1384. (link)

27. Ball HC, Moussa FM, Mimba T, Orman R., Safadi FF, Cooper LN. 2016. Methods and insights from the characterization of osteoprogenitor cells of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera). Stem Cell Research 17(1): 54-61. (link) (pdf)


26. Organ CL, Cooper LN, Hieronymus TL. 2015. Macroevolutionary developmental biology: embryos, fossils, and phylogenies. Developmental Dynamics: 244(10): 1184-1192. (link)

25. Urban, DJ, Sorensen DW, Maier JA, Cooper LN, Sears KE. 2015. Cojoined twinning in a wild bat embryo: a case report. Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia 17(1): 189-192. (link)

24. Cooper, L.N., T.L. Hieronymus, C.J. Vinyard, S. Bajpai, and J.G.M. Thewissen. 2014. New applications of Constrained Ordination: Reconstructing Feeding Behaviors in Fossil Remingtonocetidae (Cetacea: Mammalia).  pp: 89-110 In: D.I. Hembree, B.F. Platt. Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms: Lessons from Living (Topics in Geobiology). Springer Science + Business Media, Dodrecht. 420p.  (pdf)

23. Cooper L.N., Seiffert E.E., Clementz M., Madar S.I., Bajpai S., Hussain S.T., Thewissen J.G.M. 2014. Anthracobunids from the middle Eocene of India and Pakistan are Perissodactyls. PLoS One 9(10): e109232. (link) (pdf)

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22. Sorensen, D.W., Butkus, C., Cooper, L.N., Behringer, R.R., Cretekos, C., Rasweiler IV, J.J. and Sears, K.E. 2014. Palate variation and evolution in New World leaf-nosed and Old World fruit bats (Order Chiroptera). Evolutionary Biology 14:41(4):595-605 (link).

21. Cooper, L.N. and K.E. Sears. How to grow a bat wing. 2013. In Adams, R.A. and Pedersen, S.C. Current Trends in Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer Science + Business Media, New York. 537p. (pdf)

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20. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper L.N., and Behringer, R.2012. Developmental biology enriches paleontology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(6):1223–1234. (link) (pdf)

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19. Cooper, L.N., Cretekos, C.J., and Sears, K.E. 2012. The evolution and development of mammalian flight. WIREs Developmental Biology 1(5):773-779. (link) (pdf)

18. Cooper, L.N., Thewissen, J.G.M., Bajpai, S., and Tiwari, B.N. 2012. Morphology and locomotion of the Eocene raoellid Indohyus (Artiodactyla: Mammalia). Historical Biology 24(3): 279- 310 (link)

17. Sears, K.E., Bormet, A., Rockwell, A., Powers, L.E., Cooper, L.N., and Wheeler, M. 2011. Developmental basis of mammalian digit reduction: A case study in pigs. Evolution and Development 13(3): 533- 541. (link)

16. Cooper L.N., Armfield, B.A., Thewissen, J.G.M. 2011. Fins and limbs: patterns of morphological variation during development. pp. 238- 255 In Hallgrímsson, B. and Hall, B.K. (Eds.) Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution. (pdf)

15. Stevens, N.J., Eastman, J.T., Odunze, S.O., Cooper, L.N., and Obi, G.C. 2011. Paleocene ichthyofauna and paleoenvironmental setting, Imo Formation, southeastern Nigeria. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 260(3): 289-296. (link)

14. Cooper, L.N. and J.G.M. 2010. Thewissen. Indohyus and the origin of whales. 2010 Yearbook of Science and Technology.

13. Cooper L.N., J.G.M. Thewissen, and S.T. Hussain. 2009. New Middle Eocene archaeocetes (Pakicetidae and Remingtonocetidae: Cetacea) from the Kuldana Formation of Northern Pakistan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4): 1289-1299. (link)

12. Cooper, L.N. 2009. The Evolution and Development of Cetacean Appendages. Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A. 196p.

11. Whiso K., B.N. Tiwari, S. Bajpai, L.N. Cooper and J.G.M. Thewissen. 2009. A fossil mammal from marine Eocene strata (Jaintia Group) of the Mikir Hills, Assam, Northeastern India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 54(1): 111-114. (pdf)

10. Cooper L.N. Forelimb anatomy. 2009. In: WF Perrin, B Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds). pp. 449-452. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 2nd Ed. San Diego: Academic Press (Elsevier). (pdf)

9. Mellor L., L.N. Cooper, J. Torres, R.L., and Brownell, Jr. 2009. Paedomorphic ossification in porpoises with an emphasis on the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Aquatic Mammals 35(2):193-202. (link)

8. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper L.N., Clementz M., Bajpai S., and Tiwari B.N. 2009. Thewissen et al. reply. Nature 458, E5 (link).

7. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper, L.N., George, C., and S. Bajpai. 2009. From land to water: the origin of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Evolution: Education and Outreach 2: 272–288. (pdf)

6. Cooper L.N. and S.D. Dawson. 2009. The trouble with flippers: a report on the prevalence of digital anomalies in Cetacea. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155(3): 722-735. (link)

5. Cooper L.N., A. Lee, M.L. Taper, and J.R. Horner. 2008. Relative growth rates of predator and prey dinosaurs reflects effects of predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B275: 2609-2615. (link) (pdf)

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4. Cooper L.N., N. Sedano, S. Johannson, B. May, J. Brown, C.M. Holliday, and F.E. Fish. 2008. Hydrodynamic performance of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) flipper. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 1859-1867. (pdf)

3. Thewissen J.G.M., Cooper L.N., Clementz M., Bajpai S., and Tiwari B.N. 2007. Whales originated from aquatic artiodactyls in the Eocene epoch of India. Nature 450: 1190-1194. (link)

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2. Cooper L.N., S.D. Dawson, J.S. Reidenberg, and A. Berta. 2007. Neuromuscular anatomy and evolution of the cetacean forelimb. Anatomical Record 209(9): 1121-1137. (pdf)

1. Cooper L. N., A. Berta, S.D. Dawson, and J.S. Reidenberg.  2007. Evolution of hyperphalangy and digit reduction in the cetacean manus. Anatomical Record 209(6): 654-672. (pdf)

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