John A. Long

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John Long in the field with Gogo fossil fish, July 2005.

John Albert Long (born 1957) is an Australian paleontologist who is currently Strategic Professor in Palaeontology at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia [1]. He was previously the Vice President of Research and Collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.[1] He is also an author of popular science books.[2] His main area of research is on the fossil fish of the Late Devonian Gogo Formation from northern Western Australia.[3] It has yielded many important insights into fish evolution, such as Gogonasus[4] and Materpiscis,[5] the later specimen being crucial to our understanding of the origins of vertebrate reproduction.[6] His love of fossil collecting began at age 7 and he graduated with PhD from Monash University in 1984, specialising in Palaeozoic fish evolution. He held postdoctoral positions at the Australian National University (1984–85, Rothmans Fellow), The University of Western Australia (1986–87, Queen Elizabeth II Award) and The University of Tasmania (1988–89, ARC Fellow) before taking up a position as Curator in Vertebrate Palaeontology at the Western Australian Museum (1989–2004),[7] and then as Head of Sciences at Museum Victoria (2004–2009).[8]

Paleontological research[edit]

Long's paleontological research has involved field work collecting and studying Palaeozoic fishes throughout Australia,[9] Antarctica,[10] South Africa,[11] Iran,[12] Vietnam,[13] Thailand[14] and China.[15] Long's early research led to the refinement of a new biostratigraphic scheme for dating Palaeozoic sequences in Victoria, Australia. Most of his later research has focussed on collecting and describing the well-preserved 3-dimensional Devonian fishes from the Gogo Formation, Western Australia.[16] His major discoveries from his field expeditions to the Gogo fossil sites (1986–2008) included the first complete skull of an osteolepiform fish, Gogonasus,[17] and a new specimen showing that Gogonasus had large spiracles opening on top of its head.[18] Other discoveries include several new types of dipnoans[19] and arthrodires,[20] and the discovery of the first Devonian fishes showing embryos inside them. This later discovery, published in the journal Nature (May 2008) was the first time that reproduction by internal fertilisation was demonstrated in the extinct Class Placodermi, and the oldest evidence for vertebrate viviparity yet discovered. One of the specimens, named Materpiscis, was also the only known fossil to show a mineralised umbilical structure linked to the unborn embryo. Nature magazine made a short documentary video about this discovery.[21] Other Gogo fish fossils have been found showing remarkable preservation of 3-D muscle tissues, nerve cells and microcapillaries,[22] making this one of the world's most extraordinary sites for exceptional preservation of fossils of this age. One of Long's discoveries, the placoderm Mcnamaraspis,[23] made history by becoming Australia's first official state fossil emblem when it was declared by the Governor as the Western Australian fossil emblem on 5 December 1995.[24]

Science communication[edit]

In addition to his work as a palaeontologist John Long has been prominent as a key science communicator in Australia, mainly through his many popular science books, written for both adults and children, which include works of fiction as well as non-fiction.[25] His book The Rise of Fishes −500 Million Years of Evolution is widely used as a standard reference on fish evolution, and his books dealing with Australian dinosaurs[26] and Mesozoic faunas, and on Australian and New Guinean prehistoric mammals[27] were the first tomes to comprehensively cover these topics. His work collecting fossils in Antarctica was published as a book Mountains of Madness – A Scientist's Odyssey Through Antarctica that gave the first detailed account of a modern scientific expedition to Antarctica as told from the scientist's viewpoint.[28] His work on the international fossil trade, which highlighted problems of fossil smuggling and ignorance of legislation, was made into a 2 part documentary series entitled The Dinosaur Dealers, and published as a book of the same name. He has been active in Australia since the late 1990s dealing with issues of fossil repatriation, legislation and heritage. His books for children include two novels based on cutting edge research that paint vivid pictures of travelling back in time to experience the varied landscapes of prehistoric Australia (Mystery of Devils Roost, Journey to the Dawn of Time)[29][30] as well as non-fiction works dealing mainly with dinosaurs[31] and prehistory, but also with the environment and climate change[32] and the development of human civilizations.[33]

Awards[edit]

Long's awards include the 2001 Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science,[34] the 2003 Riversleigh Society Medal for promoting the understanding of Australian prehistory,[35] and the 2008 Australasian Science Prize, a prize awarded across all disciplines of science and medicine each year by Australasian Science magazine for excellence in peer-reviewed research.[36] The 2008 Australasian Science Prize was awarded for the discovery of the world's oldest vertebrate embryos. Long's Literary Awards include the 2006 Best Primary Reference book by the Australian Publishers Association for The Big Picture Book- Life on Earth Unfolding Through Time,[37] which also picked up the 2006 Environmental Award for Children's Literature (non-fiction) and was short-listed for the best information book (Eve Pownall Award of the Children's Book Council) and shortlisted for best children's book in the Western Australian Premiers Literary Awards 2006. In 2007 his book Swimming in Stone-The Amazing Gogo Fossils of the Kimberley was shortlisted for the Science writing prize of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.[38] In 2011 John Long and colleagues Kate Trinajstic, Gavin Young & Tim Senden were short-listed for the prestigious Eureka Prize for Scientific Research.[39] In December 2011 John Long received the 2011 Research Medal of the Royal Society of Victoria (Category Earth Sciences).[40]

Publications[edit]

  • Long, J. A. 1983a, "New bothriolepid fishes from the Late Devonian of Victoria, Australia", Palaeontology 26: 295–320.
  • Long, J. A. 1983b, "A new diplacanthoid acanthodian from the Late Devonian of Victoria, Australia", Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 1: 51–65.
  • Long, J. A. 1984a, "New phyllolepids from Victoria and the relationships of the group", Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,107: 263–308.
  • Long, J. A. 1984b, "New placoderm fishes from the Early Devonian Buchan Group, eastern Victoria", Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 96: 173–186.
  • Long, J. A. 1985a, "The structure and relationships of a new osteolepiform fish from the Late Devonian of Victoria, Australia", Alcheringa, 9: 1–22.
  • Long, J. A. 1985b, "A new Cretaceous chimaerid (Pisces; Holocephali) from South Australia", Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 109: 49–53.
  • Long, J. A. 1985c, "New information on the head and shoulder girdle of Canowindra grossi Thomson from the Upper Devonian Mandagery Sandstone, New South Wales", Records of the Australian Museum, 37: 91–99.
  • Long, J. A., 1985d, "A new osteolepidid fish from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation of Western Australia", Recs. W. A. Mus. 12, 361–377.
  • Long, J. A. & Campbell, K. S. W. 1985, "A new lungfish from the Lower Carboniferous of Victoria", Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 97: 87–93.
  • Long, J. A. 1986a, "A new Late Devonian acanthodian fish from Mt.Howitt, Victoria, Australia, with remarks on acanthodian biogeography", Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 98: 1–17.
  • Long, J. A. 1986b, "New ischnacanthid acanthodians from the Early Devonian of Australia, with comments on acanthodian interrelationships", Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 87: 321–339.
  • Long, J. A. & Werdelin, L. 1986, "A new Late Devonian bothriolepid (Placodermi, Antiarcha) from Victoria, with descriptions of others from the state", Alcheringa 10: 355–399.
  • Werdelin, L. & Long, J. A. 1986, "Allometry in the placoderm Bothriolepis canadensis and its significance to antiarch evolution", Lethaia, 19: 161–169.
  • Long, J. A. 1987a, "A redescription of the lungfish Eoctenodus Hills 1929, with a reassessment of the genus Dipterus Sedgwick & Murchison in Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum 13: 297–314.
  • Long, J. A. 1987b, "Upper Devonian conodonts from a large placoderm fish skull, Canning Basin, Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum, 13: 501–513.
  • Long, J. A. 1987c, "A new dinichthyid fish (Placodermi; Arthrodira) from the Upper Devonian of Western Australia, with a discussion of dinichthyid interrelationships", Records of the Western Australian Museum, 13: 515–540.
  • Long, J. A. 1987d, Late Devonian fishes from the Gogo Formation, Western Australia – new discoveries, Search 18 (4): 203–205.
  • Long, J. A. 1987e, "An unusual osteolepiform fish from the Late Devonian of Victoria, Australia", Palaeontology 30 (4): 839–852.
  • Turner, S. & Long, J. A. 1987, Carboniferous palaeoniscoid fishes (Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii) from Queensland, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 25: 193–200.
  • Long, J. A. 1988a, "New Palaeoniscoid fishes from the Late Devonian – Early Carboniferous of Victoria, Australia", Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, 7: 1–64.
  • Long, J. A. 1988b, "?Campbellodus sp. from the Upper Devonian Napier Formation, Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum 14:141–144.
  • Long, J. A. 1988c, "Late Devonian fishes from Gogo, Western Australia", Nat. Geog Research & Exploration 4: 436–450.
  • Long, J. A. 1988d, "New information on the arthrodire Tubonasus from Gogo, Western Australia", Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, 7: 81–85.
  • Long, J. A. 1988e, "A new camuropiscid arthrodire (Pisces, Placodermi) from Gogo, Western Australia", Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 94: 233–258.
  • Long, J. A., Turner, S. & Young, G. C. 1988, "A Devonian fish fauna from subsurface sediments in the eastern Officer Basin, South Australia", Alcheringa 12: 61–78.
  • Long, J. A. & Young, G.C. 1988, "Acanthothoracid remains from the Early Devonian of New South Wales, including a complete sclerotic capsule and pelvic girdle", Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, 7: 65–80.
  • Long, J. A. 1989a, "A new rhizodontiform fish from the Early Carboniferous of Victoria, Australia, with remarks on the phylogenetic position of the group", Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 9: 1–17.
  • Long, J. A. 1989b, "Biogeographic and biostratigraphic significance of the Devonian fish fauna from the Aztec Siltstone, Antarctica", New Zealand Antarctic Record 9 (1): 45–51.
  • Long, J. A. & Burrett, C. F. 1989a, "Early Devonian conodonts from the Kuan Tung Formation, Thailand: systematics and implications to biogeography", Records of the Australian Museum. 41: 121–133.
  • Long, J. A. & Burrett, C. F. 1989b, "Fish from the Upper Devonian of the Shan-Thai Terrane indicate proximity to East Gondwana and South China Terranes", Geology 17: 811–813.
  • Long, J. A. & Burrett C. F. 1989c, "Tubular phosphatic microproblematica from the Early Ordovician of China", Lethaia 22: 427–435.
  • Long, J. A. 1990a, "Two new arthrodires (placoderm fishes) from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia", Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 28, De Vis Symposium Volume, pp. 51–64.
  • Long, J. A. 1990b, "Late Devonian chondrichthyans and other micro vertebrate remains from Northern Thailand", Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 10 (1): 59–71.
  • Long, J. A. 1990c, "Heterochrony and the origin of tetrapods", Lethaia 23: 157–166.
  • Long, J. A. & Ingavat, R. 1990, "Discovery of Late Devonian micro vertebrate fauna near Mae Sariang", Mining and Mineral Gazette, Royal Thai Dept. of Mines (Bangkok), 34: 26–31.
  • Burrett, C. F., Long, J. A. & Stait, B. 1990, "Early-Middle Palaeozoic biogeography of Asian Terranes derived from Gondwana", Memoirs of the Geological Society of London 12: 163–174.
  • Long, J. A., Burrett, C. F., Ngan, P. K. & Janvier, P. 1990, "A new bothriolepid antiarch (Pisces, Placodermi), from the Devonian of Do Son Peninsula, northern Vietnam", Alcheringa 14: 181–194.
  • Wolfe, K. J., Long, J. A., Bradshaw, M. A., Harmsen, F. & Kirkbride. M, 1990, "Fish-bearing Aztec Siltstone (Devonian) in the Cook Mountains, Antarctica", New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 33: 511–514.
  • Long J.A. 1991. "The long history of Australian fossil fishes", Ch.12 in: The Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia, P.V. Rich, J. Monaghan, R.F. Baird & T. Rich, (eds.), Pioneer Design Studios, Lilydale: pp. 337–428.
  • Long J. A. 1991a, "Late Devonian fishes from the Munabia Sandstone, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum 15: 503–516.
  • Long, J. A. 1991b, "Arthrodire predation by Onychodus (Pisces, Crossopterygii) from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum 15: 503–516.
  • Bennett, S. C. & Long, J. A. 1991, "A large pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous (Late Maastrichtian) of Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum 15: 435–444.
  • Long, J. A. 1992a, "Gogodipterus paddyensis (Miles) gen. nov., a new chirodipterid lungfish from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia", The Beagle, Northern Territory Museum 9: 11–20.
  • Long, J. A. 1992b, "First dinosaur bones from Western Australia", The Beagle, Northern Territory Museum, 9: 21–28.
  • Long, J. A. 1992c, "Cranial anatomy of two new Late Devonian lungfishes (Pisces, Dipnoi) from Mt. Howitt, Victoria", Records of the Australian Museum. 44: 299–318.
  • Young, G. C., Long, J. A. & Ritchie, A. 1992, "Crossopterygian fishes from the Devonian Aztec Siltstone, Antarctica: systematics, relationships and biogeographic significance", Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 14: 1–77.
  • Long, J. A. 1993a, "Cranial ribs in Devonian lungfishes and the origin of air-breathing", Memoir of the Australasian Association of Palaeontologists 15: 199–210.
  • Wyrwoll, K.-H., Kendrick, G. W. & Long, J. A. 1993, "The geomorphology and Late cenozoic geomorphological evolution of the Cape Range -Exmouth Gulf region", Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 45: 1–23.
  • McLoughlin, S. & Long, J.A. 1994, "New Records of Devonian Plants from southern Victoria Land, Antarctica", Geological Magazine 131: 81–90.
  • Long J. A., Campbell, K. S. W. & Barwick, R.E. 1994, "A phylogenetically significant new genus of lungfish from the Early Devonian of Victoria", Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 14: 127–131.
  • Long, J. A. 1994, A second incisoscutid arthrodire (Pisces, Placodermi) from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia, Alcheringa 18: 59–69.
  • Long, J. A.& Mackness, B. 1994, "Studies of the Late Cainozoic diprotodontid marsupials of Australia. 4. The Bacchus Marsh Diprotodons -Geology, Sedimentology and Taphonomy", Records of the South Australian Museum 27: 95–110.
  • Long, J. A. 1995a, "A new groenlandaspidid arthrodire (Pisces; Placodermi) from the Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone, South Victoria Land, Antarctica", Records of the Western Australian Museum 17: 35–41.
  • Long, J. A. 1995b, "A new plourdosteid arthrodire from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia", Palaeontology 38: 39–62.
  • Long, J.A. 1995c, "A theropod dinosaur bone from the Late Cretaceous Molecap Greensand, Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum 17: 143–146.
  • Long J. A. & Young, G. C., 1995, "Sharks from the Middle-Late Devonian Aztec Siltstone, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica", Records of the Western Australian Museum 17: 287–308.
  • Fox, R. C., Campbell, K. C. W., Barwick, R. E. & Long, J.A., 1995, "A new osteolepiform fish from the Lower Carboniferous Raymond Formation, Drummond Basin", Memoirs of the Queensland. Museum 38: 97–221.
  • Long, J. A. & Cruickshank, A. R. I. 1996, "First record of an Early Cretaceous theropod dinosaur bone from Western Australia". Records of the Western Australian Museum 18: 219–222.
  • Long, J. A. 1997. "Ptyctodontid fishes from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia, with a revision of the European genus Ctenurella Ørvig 1960", Geodiversitas (Paris Museum of Natural History) 19: 515–556.
  • Long, J. A., Anderson, E., Gess, R. & Hiller, N. 1997. "New placoderm fishes from the Upper Devonian of South Africa", Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 17: 253–268.
  • Cruickshank, A. R. I. & Long, J.A. 1997. "A new species of pliosaurid reptile from the Early Cretaceous Birdrong Sandstone of Western Australia", Records of the Western Australia Museum 18: 263–276
  • Long, J. A., Campbell, K.S.W. & Barwick, R.E. 1997, "Osteology and functional morphology of the osteolepiform fish Gogonasus Long, 1985, from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57, 1–89.
  • Long, J. A. & Cruickshank, A. R. I. 1998, "Further records of plesiosaurian reptiles from the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods of Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum 19: 47–56.
  • Long, J. A., Vickers-Rich, P., Hirsch K., Bray, E. and Tuniz, C. 1998, "The Cervantes egg: an early Malagasy tourist to Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum. 19: 39–46.
  • Long, J. A. & Molnar, R. E. 1998, "A new Jurassic theropod dinosaur from Western Australia", Records of the Western Australian Museum. 19: 221–229.
  • Burrow C. J., Long, J. A. and Turner, S. 1998, "Lower Devonian microvertebrates from the Point Hibbs Formation, Tasmania", Alcheringa 22: 9–20.
  • Long, J. A. 1999, "A new genus of fossil coelacanth (Osteichthyes; Coelacanthiformes) from the Middle Devonian of southeastern Australia". Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 57: 37–54.
  • Long, J. A. & Ahlberg, P. 1999, "New observations on the snouts of rhizodont fishes". Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 169–174.
  • Anderson M. E., Long, J. A., Evans, F. J., Almond, J. E., Theron, J. N., & Bender, P. A. 1999, "Biogeographic affinities of Middle and Late Devonian fishes of South Africa", Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 157–168.
  • Cruickshank A. R. I., FOordyce, E. & Long, J. A. 1999, "Recent developments in Australasian Sauropterygian palaeontology", Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 201–206.
  • Hampe, O. & Long, J. A. 1999, "The histology of Middle-Late Devonian chondrichthyan teeth from South Victoria Land, Antarctica", Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 23–36.
  • Anderson, M. E., Long, J. A., Gess, R. W. & Hiller, N. 1999, "An unusual new fossil shark (Pisces: Chondrichthyes) from the Late Devonian of South Africa", Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 151–156.
  • Anderson, M. E., Almond, J. E., Evans F. J. & Long, J. A. 1999, "Devonian (Emsian-Eifelian) fish from the Lower Bokkeveld Group (Ceres Subgroup), South Africa", Journal of African Earth Sciences 29: 179–194.
  • Long, J. A. & Trinajstic, K. 2000, "Devonian micro vertebrate faunas of Western Australia", Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg, 22: 471–485.
  • Long, J. A., Almond, J. E. & Evans. F. J. 2000, "Fish faunas from the Bokkeveld Group (Early-Middle Devonian) of South Africa", Palaeontologia Africana 20: 293–311.
  • Long, J. A. & Artabaz, A. 2000, "Occurrence of Givetian micro vertebrate remains from the Soh area,northern Esfahan, Iran", Supplement to the Records of the Western Australian Museum 58: 191–196.
  • Long, J. A. & Harapetian, V. 2000, "Famennian microvertebrates from the Dalmeh area, central Iran", Supplement to the Records of the Western Australian Museum 58: 211–222.
  • Harapetian, V., Yazdi, M. & Long, J. A. 2000, "Devonian vertebrate biostratigraphy of central Iran", Supplement to the Records of the Western Australian Museum 58: 241–248.
  • Talent J. A., Mswson, R., Aitchison, J. C., Becker, R. T., Bell, K. N., Bradshaw, M. A., Burrow, C. J., Cook, A. G., Dargan, G. M., Douglas, J. G., Edgecombe, G. D., Feist, R. M., Jones, P. J., Long, J. A., Phillips-Ross, J. R., Pickett, J. W., Playford, G., Rickards, R. B., Webby, B. D., Winchester-Seeto, T., Wright, A. J., Young, G. C. & Zhen,Y.-Y. 2000, "Devonian palaeobiogeography of Australia and adjoining regions", Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 23: 167–257. Vertebrata: (Young, Long & Burrow) pp. 209–219, figs 13–17.
  • Long, J. A. 2001, "On the relationships of Onychodus and Psarolepis", Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21: 815–820.
  • Long, J. A., Burrow, C.J. & Ritchie, A. 2004. "A new Late Devonian acanthodian fish from the Hunter Formation near Grenfell, New South Wales", Alcheringa 28: 147–156.
  • Long, J. A. & Gordon, M. 2004, "The greatest step in vertebrate history: a paleobiological review of the fish-tetrapod transition", Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77 (5): 700–719.
  • Young G. C. & Long, J. A. 2005, "Phyllolepid placoderm fish remains from the Devonian Aztec Siltstone, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica", Antarctic Science 17 (3): 387–408.
  • Kear, B. P., Long, J. A. & Martin, J. E. 2005, "A review of Australian mosasaur occurrences", Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 84-3: 307–313.
  • Johanson, Z., Long, J. A., JAanvier, P., Talent, J.& Warren, J. 2006. "Oldest coelacanth from the Early Devonian of Australia", Biology Letters 3 (1): 199–200.
  • Andrews, S. M., Long J. A., Ahlberg, P., CAampbell, K. S. W. & Barwick, R. E. 2006, "Onychodus jandemarrai, new species, from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation of Western Australia", Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences 96 (3): 197–307.
  • Long, J. A., Young, G.C., Holland, T., Senden, T. & Fitzgerald, M.E.H. 2006, "An exceptional Devonian fish from Australia sheds light on tetrapod origins", Nature 444, 199–202.
  • Holland, T. M., Long, J. A., Warren, A. & Garvey, J. M. 2007, "Second Specimen of the lower actinopterygian Novogonatodus Long 1988 from the Early Carboniferous of Victoria", Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 18, 1: 1–10.
  • Prideaux, G. P., Long, J.A., et al. 2007, "An arid adapted fauna from the Middle Pleistocene of Australia", Nature 445: 422–425.
  • Trinajstic, K., Marshall, E., Long, J. & Bifield, K. 2007, "Exceptional preservation of nerve and muscle tissues in Devonian placoderm fish and their phylogenetic implications". Biology Letters 3(2)197–200.
  • Johanson, Z., Long, J.A., Janvier, P. & Talent, J. & Warren, J.W. 2007, "New onychodontiform (Osteichthyes; Sarcopterygii) from the Lower Devonian of Australia", Journal of Paleontology 81 (5) 1034–46.
  • Holland, T., Warren, A., Johanson, Z., Long, J., Parker, K. & Garvey, G. 2007, "A new species of Barameda (Rhizodontida) and heterochrony in the rhizodontid pectoral fin", Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (2) 295–315.
  • Long, J. A., Trinajstic, K., Young, G. C. & Senden, T. 2008, "Live birth in the Devonian period", Nature 453 (7195): 650–652.
  • Long, J. A., Choo, B. & Young G. C. 2008, A new basal actinopterygian fish from the Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone of Antarctica, Antarctic Science 20: 393–412. (IF 1.57)
  • Long, J.A. 2008, Giant kangaroos and flightless birds: the origin of Australia’s special wildlife. Pp. 162–166 in "The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World", ed. by M. Benton, Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Long, J. A. & Holland, T. 2008, A possible 'elpistostegalid' fish from the Devonian of Gondwana, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 120 (1): 186–193.
  • Burrow, C.J., Long, J.A. & Trinajstic, K. 2009, Disarticulated acanthodian and chondrichthyan remains from the Upper Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone, southern VIctoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 21: 71–88.
  • Long, J.A., Trinajstic, K. & Johanson, Z. 2009, Devonian arthrodire embryos and the origin of internal fertilization in vertebrates. Nature 457: 1124–1127.
  • Holland, T. & Long, J.A. 2009, On the phylogenetic position of Gogonasus andrewsae Long 1985 within the Tetrapodomorpha. Acta Zoologica (Suppl. 1) 90: 285–296.
  • Trinajstic, K. & Long, J.A. 2009, A new genus and species of ptyctodont (Placodermi) from the Late Devonian Gneudna Formation, Western Australia, and an analysis of ptyctodont phylogeny. Geological Magazine 146 : 743–786.
  • Ahlberg, P.E., Trinajstic, K., Johanson, Z. & Long, J. 2009, "Pelvic claspers confirm chondrichthyan-like internal fertilization in arthrodires". Nature 460: 888–889.
  • Long, J.A. & Clement, A. 2009, The postcranial anatomy of two Middle Devonian lungfishes (Osteichthyes, Dipnoi) from Mt.Howitt, Victoria, Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 66: 189–202.
  • Johanson, Z., Ericcson, R., Long, J.A., Evans, F. & Joss, J. 2009, Development of the axial skeleton and median fins in the Queensland lungfish Neoceratodus. The Open Zoology Journal 2: 91–101.
  • Clement, A. & Long, J.A. 2010, Air-breathing adaptation in a marine Devonian lungfish. Biology Letters 6: 509–512.
  • Long, J. 2010, "Janette Hoorn (ed): Reframing Darwin: Evolution and Art in Australia". Historical Records of Australian Science 21: 1. 114–117.
  • Long, J.A. 2010, Once upon an ancient reef. Science 329: 35–36.
  • Long, J.A. 2010, New holodontid lungfishes from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia. Pp 277–300 in “Fossil fishes and related Biota: Morphology, Phylogeny and Paleobiogeography –In honour of Chang Meeman,”. Eds. Yu, X., Maisey, J. & Miao, D. Verlag Pfeil, Berlin.
  • Young, G.C., Burrow, C.J., Long, J.A., Turner, S.,Choo, B. 2010, Devonian macrovertebrate assemblages and biogeography of East Gondwana (Australia, Antarctica. Paleoworld 19: 54–74.
  • Holland, T., Long, J.A. & Snitting, D. 2010, New information on the enigmatic tetrapodomorph fish Marsdenichthys longioccipitus (Long, 1985). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 68–77.
  • Clack, J.A., Sharp, E. & Long, J.A. 2010, The fossil record of lungfish. Pp 1–42 in "The Biology of Lungfish", J. Jørgensen, A. Kemp and T. Wang, eds. Science Publishers Inc. Enfield, New Hampshire, USA.
  • Long, J.A. & Trinajstic, K. 2010, "The Late Devonian Gogo Formation Lagerstatte –Exceptional preservation and Diversity in early Vertebrates". Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences 38: 655–679.
  • Clement, A. & Long, J.A. 2010, Xeradipterus hatcheri, a new dipnoan from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia, and other new holodontid material. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 681–695.
  • Long, J.A., Hall, B.K., McNamara, K.J. & Smith, M.M. 2010, The phylogenetic origin of jaws in vertebrates: developmental plasticity and heterochrony. Kirtlandia 57: 46–52.
  • Long, J.A. 2011, Evolution, missing links and climate change: recent advances in understanding transformational macroevolution. Pp. 23–36 in "Pragmatic Evolution", A. Poiani (ed.), Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.
  • Long, J.A. 2011. Case Studies of Intangible Natural Heritage from Museum Collections. Pp. 43–55 in "Intangible Natural Heritage: New Perspectives on Natural Objects", E. Dorfman (ed.), Routledge Press, New York.
  • Long, J.A. 2011, Dawn of the Deed. Scientific American, January 2011: 34–39 (cover story).
  • Laurie, J.Choo, B., McLoughlin, S., Hand, S., Kershaw, P. Brock, G., truswell, E., Boles, W. & Long, J.A. 2012, Chapter 3. Living Australia. Pp 121–172 in "Building of a Continent- Shaping of a Nation" ed. by R. Blewett et al., Australian Govt. Printers and ANU Press, Canberra.
  • Lu, J., Zhu, M., Long,J.A., Zhoa, W., Senden, T. & Qiao, T. 2012. The earliest known stem-tetrapod from the Lower Devonian of China. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2170 (Article) pp1–7.
  • Trinajstic, K., Long, J.A., Johanson, Z., Young, G.C. & Senden, T. 2012, New morphological information on the ptyctodontid fishes (Placodermi, Ptyctodontida) from Western Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 32: 757–780.
  • Burrow, C., Trinajstic, K. & Long, J.A. 2012, First acanthodian from the Upper Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation of Western Australia. Historical Biology (March 2012), ifirst DOI:10.1080/08912963.2012.660150, 1–9.
  • Long, J.A. & Daeschler, E.B. 2013, First articulated phyllolepid placoderm from North America, with comments on phyllolepid systematics. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci Philadelphia 162: 33–46.
  • Trinajstic, K., Sanchez, S., Dupret, V., Tafforeau, P., Long, J.A., Young, G.C., Senden, T., Boisvert, C., Power, N. & Ahlberg, P.E. 2013, Musculature of the earliest jawed vertebrates. Science 341: 160–164.

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  6. ^ "The Mother Fish". Nature. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
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  18. ^ On the phylogenetic position of Gogonasus andrewsae Long 1985, within the Tetrapodomorpha – Holland – 2009 – Acta Zoologica. Wiley Online Library. 10 September 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6395.2008.00377.x. 
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