• publications

    Womack, M.C., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Coloma, L.A., and Hoke, K.L. In press. Sensitive high frequency hearing in earless and partially eared harlequin toads (Atelopus). In press. Journal of Experimental Biology.

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    Womack, M. C., Fiero, T. S., & Hoke, K. L. (2018). Trait independence primes convergent trait loss. Evolution, 72(3), 679-687.

    3D models of toad skulls are freely available on MorphoSource.

    Original CT scans and image stacks available upon request.

    Womack, M.C., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Coloma, L.A., Chaparro, J.C., and Hoke, K.L. 2017. Earless toads sense low frequencies but miss the high notes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284(1864), 20171670.

    Womack, M.C., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., and Hoke, K.L. 2016. Better late than never: effective air-borne hearing of toads delayed due to late maturation of the tympanic middle ear structures. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219(20), 3246-3252.

    Pereyra, M. O.*, Womack, M.C.* et al. 2016. The complex evolutionary history of the tympanic middle ear in frogs and toads (Anura). Scientific Reports. 6, 34130.

    * co-first authors

    Babonis, L.S., Womack, M.C., and David, H.E. 2012. Morphology and putative function of the colon and cloaca of marine and freshwater snakes. Journal of Morphology. 273(1), 88-102.

  • in review or revision

    a subset of first-author manuscripts in revision or review

    Prolonged middle ear development in Rhinella horribilis

    In review

    Journal of Morphology