Publications

Botelho JF, Ossa-Fuentes L, Soto-Acuña S, Smith-Paredes D, Nuñez-León D, et al. (2014) New Developmental Evidence Clarifies the Evolution of Wrist Bones in the Dinosaur–Bird Transition. PLoS Biol 12(9): e1001957. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001957 Link: http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001957 Synopsis: http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001958

Botelho J, Smith-Paredes D, Soto-Acuña S, Nuñez-Leon D,Vargas AO. 2014. The Developmental Origin of Zygodactyl Feet and its Inferred Loss in the Evolution of Passeriformes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Accepted May 30th). PDF

Otero, R.A., Soto-Acuña, S.,Vargas, A.O., Rubilar-Rogers, D. A new postcranial skeleton of an elasmosaurid plesiosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of central Chile and reassessment of the historic species Cimoliasaurus andium Deecke. Accepted. Cretaceous Research.

Otero RA, Soto-Acuña S, Gutstein C., Vargas AO, Rubilar-Rogers D., Yury-Yáñez R., Bastías J., Ramírez C. 2014. New chondrichthyans from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian–Maastrichtian) of Marambio and James Ross islands, Antarctica. Journal of Paleontology 88: 411-420

Salinas-Saavedra MGonzalez-Cabrera COssa-Fuentes L Botelho JFRuiz-Flores M y  Vargas AO. 2014. New developmental evidence supports a homeotic frameshift of digit identity in the evolution of the bird wing. Frontiers in Zoology 11:33. PDF

Otero RA, Soto-Acuña S, Vargas AO, Rubilar-Rogers D., Yury-Yáñez R., Gutstein C. 2013. Additions to the diversity of Elasmosaurid plesiosaurs from the upper cretaceous of Antartica. Gondwana Research. Available online 12 August 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2013.07.016

Vargas A.O. 2012.  El destino de las ideas sobre evolución humana de Max Westenhofer (1871-1957), profesor de la Universidad de Chile. Libro  “Darwin y la Evolución: Avances en la universidad de Chile” . Editorial Universitaria.

Otero R.A., D. Rubilar-Rogers, R. Yury-Yáñez R, A.O. Vargas,  F.A. Mourgues y C.S. Gutstein. 2012. A new species of chimaeriform (Chondrichthyes; Holocephali) from the uppermost Cretaceous of the López de Bertodano Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctica. Antarctic Science Firstview 1-8. PDF

Rubilar-Rogers D., R.A. Otero, R.Y. Yáñez, A.O. Vargas,  y C.S. Gutstein. 2012. An overview of the dinosaur fossil record from Chile. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 37:  242–255. PDF

Salinas-Saavedra M. y A.O. Vargas. 2011. Cortical Cytasters: A highly conserved developmental trait of Bilateria with similarities to Ctenophora.  EvoDevo 2: 23. PDF

 Kellner A.W.A, D. Rubilar-Rogers, A.O. Vargas y M. Suárez.  2011. A new titanosaur sauropod from the Atacama Desert, Chile. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 83(1): 211-219. PDF

Young RL, V Caputo, M Giovannotti, T Kohlsdorf, AO Vargas, GE May, and GP Wagner. 2009. Evolution of digit identity in the three-toed Italian skink Chalcides chalcides: a new case of Digit Identity Frame Shift. Evolution & Development (Accepted)

Vargas AO. 2009. Did Paul Kammerer discover epigenetic inheritance? A modern look at the controversial midwife toad experiments. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 312B DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.21319. PDF. Comment in Science by E. Pennissi PDF

Vargas AO, Fallon JF, Rubilar-Rogers D, Mpodozis J. 2009. The evolution and development of the perching digit of birds. I Simposio-Paleontología en Chile. 2-3 Oct 2008. Libro de Actas, pp. 174-176. PDF

Gutstein C.S., Cozzuol M.A., Vargas A.O., Suárez M.E.,Schultz, C.L. and Rubilar-Rogers, D.  2009. Patterns of skull variation of Brachydelphis (Cetacea, Odontoceti) from the neogene of the southeastern pacific. Journal of Mammalogy 90 (2):504-519. PDF

Vargas A.O. and G.P. Wagner. 2009 Frame-shifts of digit identity in bird evolution and Cyclopamine-treated wings. Evolution & Development 11(2): 163-189 PDF

Vargas A.O., T. Kohlsdorf, J.F. Fallon, J. Vandenbrooks, and G.P. Wagner. 2008. The evolution of HoxD-11 expression in the bird wing: insights from Alligator mississippiensis. PLoS ONE  3(10): e3325. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003325 PDF

Wagner G.P. and A.O. Vargas. 2008 On the nature of thumbs. Genome Biology 9(3):213 PDF

Vargas A.O. 2005 Beyond Selection. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 2005. 78 (4): 739-752 PDF

Vargas A.O. and J.F. Fallon. 2005 The digits of the wing of birds are 1, 2 and 3. A review. Journal of Experimental Zoology part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 304 (3):206-219 PDF

Vargas A.O. and F. Aboitiz.  2005 How ancient is the adult swimming capacity in the lineage leading to euchordates?. Evolution & Development.  7:171-174 PDF

Vargas A.O. and J.F. Fallon. 2005 Birds have dinosaur wings: The molecular evidence. Journal of Experimental Zoology part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 304 (1): 86-90 PDF. Comment in Science by E. Pennissi PDF

Cecchi, C., A. Vargas, C. Villagra, and J. Mpodozis. 2004  Answering Cuvier: notes on the systemic/historic nature of living beings. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 11: p. 11 – 19 PDF

Vargas A., and D. Rubilar-Rogers. 2004 La Evolución de los Ancestros de las Aves. In: Aves Rapaces de Chile. Muñoz A., J. Rau, and J. Yañez, eds. Editorial CEA pp. 107-119 PDF

Chiappe, L. M., and A. Vargas. 2003 Emplumando dinosaurios: La transición evolutiva de terópodos a aves. Hornero 18: 1-11. PDF

Vargas A. 1999 The evolution of Arm Size in Theropod Dinosaurs: A Developmental Hypothesis. Noticiario Mensual MNHN Chile. 338:16-19 PDF

Mayor, R., R. Young, and A. Vargas.  1999 Development of Neural Crest in Xenopus. Current Topics in Developmental Biology 41: 85-114 PDF

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