Evolution of dietary specialisation and its effect on snake skull shape

Snake skull

Bitis gabonica skeleton - Stefan3345 [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Choose an honours project in the evolution of dietary specialisation and its effect on snake skull shape.

Researcher Emma Sherratt’s research group broadly encompasses research on morphological evolution of animals. 

Research projects in this group are focussed on using sophisticated methods to quantify and capture complex morphological variation of particular structures or whole organisms, to answer questions about the tempo and mode of evolution. 

Topics previously covered include deep-time evolution of Anolis lizards, cuckoo egg mimicry, skull shape of various mammals, reptiles and amphibians relating to diet and locomotion, tempo and mode of shell shape in bivalved molluscs, and macroevolution frogs and their tadpoles. 

Emma welcomes students interested in morphological evolution of any structures or organisms. If you have an alternate project idea, please contact her to discuss further.

Dr Emma Sherratt


Dr Emma Sherratt | Dr Kate Sanders (co-supervisor)

Research area: Morphological evolution of animals

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Evolution and Palaeobiology

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