doc. RNDr. Martin Kundrát, PhD.

 

Education:

2013 Docent in Zoology – Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2006 Postdoc in Evo-Devo Biology – McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2005 Postdoc in Evo-Devo Biology – Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
2005 PhD. in Zoology – Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 PhD. in Zoology – Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 RNDr. in Zoology – Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
1992 Mgr. in Biology-Chemistry with first class honors (Red Diploma + Rector Award) –
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice, Slovak Republic

 

Research Interest:

integrative paleobiology
synchrotron paleontology
vertebrate evo-devo biology
experimental embryology
dinosaur macroevolution
origin of birds

The Martin Kundrát´s research group primarily seeks new data to investigate critical novelties in morphological transitions from terrestrial to flighted and secondary flightless archosaurs. Having gradually built larger virtual datasets, the group is tackling now several issues of macroevolution, especially morphological plasticity, locomotion, reproduction, thermoregulation and genome size variability of archosaur clades over long time scales.

The research group conducts several investigations of major evolutionary transitions in vertebrate history with specific focus upon innovative adaptations amongst archosauria. Cross-disciplinary developmental experiments on in vivo embryology combined with deep time perspectives using exceptional fossils are of paramount importance for our frontier research. In collaboration with the synchrotron facilities in Japan, Australia and Europe, Martin takes his opportunity to explore and develop new approaches for high-resolution 3D imaging of fossilized hard and soft tissues of non-avian and avian dinosaurs. Martin further focuses on using a diverse array of methods (spectroscopy, nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy, evolutionary morphing, comparative phylogenetics and spatial statistics) and adapting these to seek quantitative interpretations of morphological and physiological innovations in the history of archosaurs. Having a long term goal of exploring less known Mesozoic strata, Martin has developed a fruitful collaboration with several international institutions in China, Japan, USA, Iran, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, South Korea, and Russia and currently organize expedition projects in Iran and China. The field activities have resulted in description of several new taxa of reptiles, birds and mammals. Martin is the Senior Researcher and Team Leader of the Evolutionary Biodiversity Research Group and Head of PaleoBioImaging Lab at Centre for Interdisciplinary Biosciences in Košice. He teaches corresponding subjects, supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students at universities in Slovakia and abroad and actively contributes to science popularization.

 

RESEARCH INTENDMENT IN SLOVAKIA
Installation of synchrotron micro- and nano-tomography
in the study of the evolutionary trends of global biota

RESEARCH FIELD
Evolutionary mechanisms of biodiversity
Synchrotron paleobiology
High-resolution imaging

AWARDS
1992 – Rector Award / University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia
2017 – Humenné City Award / 700th Anniversary of the Humenné City, Slovakia
2017 – Rector Award / University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia
2017 – CIB Award – Scientist of 2017 / Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Technology and innovation park,
University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia
2018 – GEN.SK / Gallery of the Elite of the Slovak Nation

ACADEMIC DEGREES
2013 – Docent in Zoology / Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2005 – PhD. in Zoology / Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 – RNDr. in Zoology / Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
1992 – Mgr. in Biology-Chemistry / Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice, Slovak Republic
First class honors: Red Diploma + Rector Award

FORMER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
2016 – Associate Professor in Evo-Devo Biology
Comenius University, Ecology Department, Bratislava, Slovakia

2010-2015 – Researcher in Evolutionary Organismal Biology
Responsible for Archosaur Evo-Devo Research Program
Uppsala University, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala, Sweden

2008-2010 – Senior Researcher in Vertebrate Paleobiology
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Geological Institute, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

2003-2008 – Postdoctoral Fellowships in Evo-Devo Biology
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA; 2007–2008
Project: Heterochrony between migration of the cephalic neural crest and early organogenesis of the crocodiles and
birds.
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2006–2007
Project: Experimental induction of a dinosaurian tail in birds.
Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; 2005–2006
Project: Fate-mapping of neural crest migration in the head of the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri.
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA; 2003–2004
Project: Evolutionary constraints in developmental patterning of the head region in vertebrates.

FORMER ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Researcher – Charles University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology, Prague, Czech Republic; 2003–2005
Assistant – Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Histology and Embryology, Prague, Czech Republic; 2003–2004
Postgraduate Student – Charles University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology, Prague, Czech Republic; 1999–2002
Head of the Paleontological Research Station – Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia; 1997–1998
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology – Gemer-Malohont Museum, Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia; 1996–1997
Researcher – Pavol Jozef Šafárik´s University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Zoology, Slovakia; 1992–1996

TEACHING-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND PEDAGOGICAL EDUCATION
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Faculty of Science, Košice, Slovakia
2018 – Molecular and Development Mechanism in Vertebrate Evolution, Lectures, Designer of the Course
2017 – Mass Extinctions, Lecturer, Co-Lecturer
2017 – The Evolution of Humans, Lecturer, Co-Lecturer

Prešov University, Department of Ecology, Prešov, Slovakia
2017 – Evolutionary Changes in Vertebrates, Lecturer, Designer of the Course

Uppsala University, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
2012-2015 – Development and Evolution, Co-Lecturer

Palacký University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2012-2013 – Developmental Evolution of Vertebrates, Lecturer; Designer of the Course

Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
2003-2004 – Human Histology and Embryology, Assistant, Co-Examiner

Charles University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

1999-2003 – Anatomy of Animals, Assistant
2000-2001 – Comparative Vertebrate Morphology, Assistant
2000-2003 – Vertebrate Zoology, Assistant
2000-2002 – Zoological Field Excursion, Vertebrates, (Assistant)

Pavol Jozef Šafárik´s University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Košice, Slovakia
1994-1995 – Comparative Anatomy and Morphology of Vertebrates, Lecturer, Examiner; Designer of the Course
1993-1996 – Systematics and Phylogeny of Vertebrates, Assistant
1993-1996 – Zoological Field Excursion, Assistant

STUDENT ADVISING
Special courses taken
PhD Supervising Course, Uppsala University, Sweden – Certificate
Recruitment Seminar and Workshop, Cubiks + Uppsala University, Sweden
A Long Distance Supervision, Uppsala University, Sweden

Supervisor of PhD projects
Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, China:
Shen Caizhi, 2014-2017

Montana State University, USA:
Hogan Jason, 2016-…

Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences + Faculty of Science, University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Slovakia
Quentin Monfroy, 2017-…

Supervisor of Master projects
Institute of Geography + Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, TIP, University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Slovakia
Júlia Dolanská, 2018 -…

Department of Organismal Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden:
Hanna Rogers, 2015
Näsvall Karin, 2012-2015
Larsson Dennis, 2014
Hogvall Matthias, 2011-2012

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic: Tvarožková Barbora, 2003-2006 – defended with first class honors

Co-Supervisor of Master projects
Department of Anthropology and Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Pavol Jozef Šafárik´s University, Slovakia:
Majláth Igor, 1994-1996
Martinková Agáta, 1994-1996

Supervisor of Bc. projects
Department of Ecology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia: Melišeková Tímea, 2016

Department of Geology and Paleontology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia: Littva Juraj, 2010-2011

INTERNATIONAL Ph.D. COMMITTEE
Invited examiner of Sanchez Sophie, 2008 – De la transition poisson-tétrapode à la radiation des tétrapodes anciens : apport des microstructures osseuses dans les reconstitutions paléobiologiques, paléoenvironnementales et les modalités évolutives, Départment of Histoire de la Terre, Muséum national d´Histoire naturelle, Paris, France

Invited examiner of Vincent Fernandez, 2010 – Détection et imagerie d’embryons fossilés in ovo par microtomographie synchrotron: Étude des embryons énigmatiques de Phu Phok (Crétacé Inférieur, Thaïlande) European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Paris, France

EVO-DEVO RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2005 October-2006 April – Lungfish Laboratory
Prof. Jean Joss – Macquarie University, Department of Biological Sciences, Sydney, Australia
2004 March – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assoc. Prof. Richard A. Schneider – California University at San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, USA
2003 October-2004 March – Hall-Atwater Laboratories
Assoc. Prof. Ann C. Burke – Wesleyan University, Department of Biological Sciences, Middletown, USA
2003 June-July – Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology
Prof. Shigeru Kuratani – Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan

PALEO RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2017 – National Research Tomsk State University
Prof. Sergei Leschinsky, Dr. Stepan Ivantsov – Institute of Geology and Geography, Tomsk, Russia
2014, 2016 – Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
Prof. Lü Junchang – Institute of Geology, Beijing, China
2015 – Canterbury Museum
Prof. Paul Scofield – Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
2008, 2009 – CNRS
Dr. Sébastien Steyer – Museum National d´Histoire Naturelle, Paris France
2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 – Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Xing Xu, Prof. Zhonghe Zhou – Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China
2007 – Mongolian Academy of Sciences,
Prof. Rinchen Barsbold – Paleontological Center, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 – Polish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Halzska Osmólska – Institute of Palaeobiology, Warsaw, Poland
2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008 – Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Dr. Donald B. Brinkman, Prof. Philip J. Currie – Dinosaur Research, Drumheller, Canada
2000 – Swedish Museum of Natural History
Prof. Hans C. Bjerring – Department of Palaeozoology, Stockholm, Sweden
1999, 2000 – New Walk Museum
Dr. Arthur R. I. Cruickshank – Department of Natural Sciences, Leicester, UK
1998, 2002 – American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Mark A. Norell, Dr. Richard H. Tedford – Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, New York City, USA
1998, 2002, 2007 – Field Museum of Natural History, Dr. John J. Flynn, Dr. Peter J. Makovicky – Department of Geology, Chicago, USA

EXPEDITIONS (n = 16)
2017 – Leader – Slovak-Iranian Paleontological Expeditions Project, Iran, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
2014 – Leader – New Dinosaur Nesting Area in Henan, China, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing + Henan Geological Museum, Zhengzhou, China
2013 – Leader – Iranian-Swedish Dinosaur Expedition, Alborz and Esfahan regions, Iran, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
2012 – Leader – Russian-Swedish Dinosaur Expedition, Altay, Russia, Siberian State Industrial University, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, Russia
2011 – Leader – Xixia Dinosaur Egg Expedition, Henan, China, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2013, 2011 – Leader – Siberian Early Tetrapod Expedition, Kemerovo, Russia, Siberian State Industrial University, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, Russia
2010 – Leader – Argentinian-Swedish Dinosaur Expedition, Río Negro, Argentina, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 – Upper Cretaceous, Bayn Shire Formation, Gobi, Mongolia, Korean-Mongolian International Dinosaur Project, Paleontological Center, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Korean Institute of Geology, Mining and Materials, Daejeon, South Korea
2000, 2001, 2005 – Upper Cretaceous, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Canada
2002, 2005 – Upper Cretaceous, Dry Island and Buffalo Jump Park Formation, Alberta, Canada, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Canada
2002 – Lower Cretaceous Cloverly Formation, Wyoming, USA, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1996 – Leader – Upper Pliocene, Hajnáčka, Slovakia, Gemer-Malohont Museum, Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia

INVITED EDITORIAL WORK
2018-… – Managing Editor: Historical Biology – An International Journal of Paleobiology
Category: Vertebrate Paleobiology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

2015-… – Editorial Board: Historical Biology – An International Journal of Paleobiology
Category: Vertebrate Paleobiology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

2007-2009 – Editor: The Central European Journal of Biology
Category: Evolutionary and Developmental Morphology
Publisher: Versita, co-published with Springer-Verlag

2009 – Language Editor: Dinosauria in Asia
Format: Book
Author: Prof. Dong Zhiming

INVITED ACADEMIC POSITIONS (n = 7)
2016-… – Member of the Scientific Board for Postgraduate Studies in Paleontology – Department of Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
2013 – Invited Researcher – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Paris, France
2012 – Invited Researcher – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Paris, France
2009 – Invited Fellow – Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2009 – Invited Professor – Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
2008 – Invited Professor – Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
2009 – ESRF Paleo-Initiative Group – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Paris, France

INVITED LECTURES (n = 47)

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED: PRESENTATIONS (n = 48)

POPULARIZATION IN RADIO AND TV – 2017-2018 / CIB TIP UPJS [49]

MAJOR DISCOVERIES
1. Developmental pentadactyly in birds: chick and ostrich; formulation of the Pyramid Reduction Hypothesis that proposes an evo-devo scenario for the origin of three-digit hand of non-avialan and avialan theropods.
2. The first experimental evidence of the neural crest-dependent formation of permanent and transitory dentitions in the Australian lungfish.
3. The heterochronic shift in migration of the cephalic neural crest cells in the modern crocodilian and avian archosaurs.
4. The youngest specimen of Archaeopteryx recognized as a new species Archaeopteryx albersdoerferi (avialan from Germany), the first species known from Mörnsheim Formation. For the first time the specimen of Archaeopteryx was digitally dissected using high-resolution synchrotron microtomography. The study has revealed how flightsupporting abilities evolved in the Bavarian archaeopterygids.
5. Two new pterosaur taxa: the largest flying reptile of South America: Aerotitan sudamericanus and the youngest Jurassic pterosaur from the western Liaoning Province in China: Orientognathus chaoyangensis.
6. Four new dinosaur taxa: Bonapartenykus ultimus (Argentina, the latest alvarezsaurid of South America; probably female as two eggs were associated with skeletal remains), Huanansaurus ganzhouensis (oviraptorid from China, specimens with exceptionally preserved skull), Corythoraptor jacobsi (oviraptorid from China), Savannasaurus elliotorum (titanosaurid from Australia), and Beibeilong sinensis (caenagnathid from China). Daliansaurus liaoningensis (troodontid from China), Liaoningraptor curriei (troodontid from China).
7. The new ooparataxon Arriagadoolithus patagoniensis representing first eggs of alvarezsaurid dinosaurs ever found (Argentina).
8. One of the smallest prehistoric mammals, the ausktribosphenid Kryoparvus gerriti, from the Cretaceous Austral polar region in Australia.
9. The new tooth of Peking Man (Homo erectus pekinensis) that I found in the old crates from the 1920´s expedition organized by Johan Gunnar Andersson in China.
10. The oldest lizard embryos preserved in the hard shelled eggs from Thailand and in ovo virtually imaged by propagation phase contrast synchrotron microtomography.
11. The best 3D in ovo preserved embryonic skull of a giant titanosaurian dinosaur from Upper Cretaceous of northern Patagonia.
12. The most completely preserved embryos of therizinosauroid and troodontid theropods from Upper Cretaceous of China and USA, respectively.
13. The embryo of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from Upper Cretaceous of China associated with the largest (macroelongatoolothid) dinosaur eggs ever found.
14. First feathers of polar dinosaurs (including birds) from the Lower Cretaceous of Australia; the specimens exhibits structure adaptations to polar climate and provide an insight into the evolution of interlocking barbicel system.

pending – Evolutionary acquisition of the flight-supporting characters in dinosaurs and basal birds
Project Application ID: 44005
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Synchrotron Spring-8, Japan

pending – Linking the evolution of Mesozoic vertebrates to climate in Eastern Laurasia: High-resolution analysis of unique fossil tissues from China
Project Application ID: APVV-18-0251
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Slovak Science Agency

2018 – Osteohistology of forelimbs and hindlimbs in the paravian dinosaurs
Project ID: 2018B-1543
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Synchrotron Spring-8, Japan

2017 – In ovo high-resolution imaging of developmental geometry: bird-like dinosaurs versus modern birds
Project ID: 2017B-1755
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Synchrotron Spring-8, Japan

2017 – Evolution of flightlessness and gigantism in the island birds: model of the subrecent ornithofauna of New Zealand and Madagascar
Project ID: 1/0853/17
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: VEGA, Slovakia

2017 – Non-destructive high-resolution imaging of in ovo fossilized tissues of dinosaur embryos
Project ID: 2017A-1714
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Synchrotron Spring-8, Japan

2016 – The evolution of flightless gigantic birds: quantitative reconstruction of 3D growth modules of moa (New Zealand) and the elephant bird (Madagascar) based on correlations with their closest recent relatives, tinamous and kiwis
Project ID: 2016A-1038
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Synchrotron Spring-8, Japan

2016 – Evolutionary origin and innovations of skeleton-dental characters in Archosauria
Project ID: 20155058
Position: Principal Investigator
Funding Source: Elettra Synchrotron, Italy

Citations: 462, H index: 12, i10 index: 14, Peer-reviewed articles: 44, Popular science articles: 48

Scientific Bibliography
1. INVITED PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTER [2]
Rich, T. H., Trusler, P. Kool, L., Pickering, D., Alistair, E., Siu, K., Maksimenko, A., Kundrát, M., Gostling, N. J., Morton, S., Vickers-Rich, P. 2019. A third, remarkably small, tribosphenic mammal from the Mesozoic of Australia. Ashok Sahni Festschrift. Springer. accepted.

Kundrát, M. 2012. Phenotypic and geographic diversity of the European lesser panda Parailurus. In Red Panda – Biology and Conservation of the First Panda (ed. A. R. Glatston), 61-88, Elsevier, Academic Press: Boston, Heidelberg, London, New York, Oxford, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo.

2. INVITED PEER-REVIEWED BOOK REVIEW [1]
Kundrát, M. Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution edited by Kenneth P. Dial, Neil Shubin and Elizabeth L. Brainerd. Systematic Biology 65(2): 349-352.
IF: 14.387

3. PEER-REVIEWED MONOGRAPHS [1]
Kundrát, M. (senior and corresponding author), Nudds, J., Kear, B., Lü, J., Ahlberg, P. 2019. The first specimen of Archaeopteryx from the Upper Jurassic Mörnsheim Formation of Germany. Historical Biology 1: 3-63, Taylor & Francis.
IF: 1.249

4. PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS [40]
2018
In minor revision – Schwarz, D., Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Tischlinger, H., Dyke, G., Carney, R. M. 2019. Ultraviolet light illustrates the presence of a notarium-like structure in the Berlin Archaeopteryx skeleton. Scientific Reports. IF: 4.609

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Xing, X., Hančová, M., Gajdoš, A., Guo, Y., Chen, D. Evolutionary disparity in the endoneurocranial configuration between small and gigantic tyrannosauroids. Historical Biology, DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2018.1518442. IF: 1.249

Varricchio, D., Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Hogan, J. 2018. Intermediate incubation period in a theropod dinosaur consistent with primitive brooding. Scientific Reports 8:12454.
IF: 4.609

Kvasilova, A., Gregorovičová, M., Kundrát, M., Sedmera, D. 2018. HNK-1 in morphological study of the development of the cardiac conduction system in selected group vertebrates. The Anatomical Record. DOI: 10.1002/ar.23925. IF: 1.431

Zanolli, C., Lei, P., Dumoncel, J., Kullmer, O., Kundrát, M., Wu, L., Macchiarelli, R., Mancini, L., Schenk, F., Tuniz, C. 2018. Inner tooth morphology of Homo erectus from Zhoukoudian. New evidence from an old collection housed at Uppsala University, Sweden. Journal of Human Evolution 116: 1-13. IF: 3.932

2017
Lü, J., Li, G., Kundrát, M., Lee Y-N., Sun, Z., Kobayashi, Y., Shen, C., Teng, F., Liu, H. 2017. High diversity of the Ganzhou Oviraptorid Fauna increased by a new “cassowary-like” crested species. Scientific Reports 7: 6393. IF: 4.259

Shen, C., Lü, J., Gao, C-L., Hoshino, M., Uesugi, K., Kundrát, M. (corresponding author) 2017. Forearm bone histology of a small-size theropod Daliansaurus liaoningensis (Paraves: Troodontidae) from the Yixian Formation in Liaoning, China. Historical Biology, DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2017.1360296. IF: 2.059

Pu, H., Currie, P. J., Lü, J., Zelenitsky, D. K., Carpenter, K., Li, X., Koppelhus, E. B., Jia, S., Xiao, L., Chuang, H., Li, T., Kundrát, M., Shen, C. 2017. Perinate and eggs of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of central China. Nature Communications 8: 14952. IF: 11.329

Shen, C., Lü, J. , Liu, S., Kundrát, M., Brusatte, S. L., Gao, H. 2017. A new troodontid dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, China. Acta Geologica Sinica (accepted) 91(3): 763-780. IF: 1.996

Shen, C., Zhao, B., Gao, C-L., Lü, J., Kundrát, M. 2017. A new troodontid dinosaur, Liaoningraptor curriei gen. et sp. nov., from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Western Liaoning, China. Acta Geoscientica Sinica 38(3): 1-13. IF: 1.596

Kear, B., Larrson, D., Lindgren, J., Kundrát, M. 2017. Exceptionally prolonged tooth formation in elasmosaurid plesiosaurians. Plos ONE 12(2): e0172759. IF: 3.540

2016
Lü, J., Kundrát, M., Shen, C. 2016. A reappraisal of the morphology, histology, and systematic position of the pterosaur Gladocephaloideus from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning Province, China. Plos ONE 11(6): e0154888. IF: 3.540

Poropat, S. F., Mannion, P. D., Upchurch, P., Hocknull, S. A., Kear, B. P., Kundrát, M., Tischler, T. R., Sloan, T., Sinapius, G. H. K., Elliot, J. A., Elliott, D. A. 2016. New Australian sauropod dinosaurs elucidate Cretaceous biogeography. Scientific Reports 6: 34467. IF: 5.228

Abbassi, N., Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Ataabadi, M. M., Ahlberg, P. E. 2016. Avian ichnia and other vertebrate fossils from the Neogene Red Beds of Tarom valley in northwestern Iran. Historical Biology 28(8): 1075-1089. IF: 1.489

2015
Lü, J., Pu, H., Kobayashi, Y., Xu, L., Chang, H., Shang, Y., Liu, D., Lee, Y-N., Kundrát, M., Shen, C. 2015. A new oviraptorid dinosaur (Dinosauria: Oviraptorosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of southern China and its paleobiogeographical implications. Scientific Reports 5: 11490. IF: 5.078

Fernandez, V., Buffetaut, E., Suteethorn, V., Rage, J-C., Tafforeau, P., Kundrát, M. (corresponding author). 2015. Evidence of egg diversity in squamate evolution from Cretaceous anguimorph embryos. PloS ONE. 10(7): e0128610. IF: 3.534

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Wu, L., Ebbestad, J. O., Ahlberg, P., Haowen, T. 2015. A new tooth of Peking Man from Uppsala University. Acta Anthoropologica Sinica 34(1): 131-136.

Lü, J., Pu, H., Xei, X., Xu, L., Chang, H., Kundrát, M. 2015. A new rhamphorhynchid pterosaur (Pterosauria) from Jurassic deposits of Liaoning Province, China. Zootaxa 3911(1): 119-129.
IF: 1.060

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Soták, J., Ahlberg, P. E. 2015. A stem-group upupiform bird from the Early Oligocene of the Central Western Carpathians. Acta Zoologica 96: 45-59.
IF: 1.130

EARLIER
Novas, F. E., Kundrát, M., Agnolín, F. L., Ezcurra, Ahlberg, P. E., M., Isasi, M., Arraigada, A., Chafrat, P. 2012. A new large pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleonytology 32(6):1447-1452. IF: 2.241

Agnolín, F. L., Powell, J. E., Novas, F. E., Kundrát, M. 2012. New alvarezsaurid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from Latest Cretaceous of North-western Patagonia with associated eggs. Cretaceous Research 35: 33-56. IF: 1.706

Kundrát, M. 2009. Heterochronic shift between early organogenesis and migration of cephalic neural crest cells in the two divergent evolutionary archosaur phenotypes: crocodile and ostrich. Evolution & Development 11(5): 535-546. IF: 3.627

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Janáček, J., Martin, S. 2009. Development of transient head cavities during early organogenesis of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus). Journal of Morphology 270(9): 1069-1083. IF: 1.702

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Janáček, J., Russell, A. P. 2009. Developmental patterns of the crocodilian and avian columella auris: Reappraisal of interpretation of the derivation of the dorsal hyoid arch in archosaurian tetrapods. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156(2): 384-410. IF: 2.098

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Joss, J., Olsson, L. 2009. Prosencephalic neural folds give rise to neural crest cells in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular Developmental Evolution) 312B(2): 82 -94. IF: 3.364

Kundrát, M. 2009. Primary chondrification foci in the wing basipodium of Struthio camelus with comments on interpretation of autopodial elements in Crocodilia and Aves. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular Developmental Evolution) 312B(1): 30-41. IF: 3.364

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Joss, J., Smith, M. M. 2008. Fate mapping in embryos of Neoceratodus forsteri reveals cranial neural crest participation in tooth development as conserved from lungfish to tetrapods. Evolution & Development 10(5): 531-536. IF: 3.733

Kundrát, M. 2008. HNK-1 immunoreactivity during early morphogenesis of the head region in a non-model vertebrate, crocodile embryo. Naturwissenschaften 95(11): 1063-1072.
IF: 1.955

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Cruickshank, A. R. I., Manning, T. W., Nudds, J. 2008. Embryos of therizinosauroid theropods from the Upper Cretaceous of China: Diagnosis and analysis of ossification patterns. Acta Zoologica 89(3): 231-251. IF: 0.937

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Janáček, J. 2007. Cranial pneumatization and auditory perceptions of the oviraptorid dinosaur Conchoraptor gracilis (Theropoda, Maniraptora) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Naturwissenschaften 94(9): 769-778. IF: 2.021

Kundrát, M. 2007. Avian-like attributes of a virtual brain model of the oviraptorid theropod Conchoraptor gracilis. Naturwissenschaften 94(6): 499-504. IF: 2.021

Galis, F.,Kundrát, M., Metz, J. A. J. 2005. Hox genes, digit identities and the theropod/bird transition. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 304B(3): 198-205. IF: 1.175

Kundrát, M. 2004. When did theropods become feathered? – Evidence for pre-Archaeopteryx feather. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 302B(4): 355-364. IF: 1.854

Galis, F., Kundrát, M., Sinerov, B. 2003. An old controversy solved: Bird embryos have five fingers. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 18(1): 7-9. IF: 11.929

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Seichert, V., Russell, A.P., Smetana, K, Jr. 2002. Pentadactyl pattern of the avian wing autopodium and pyramid reduction hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 294B(2): 152-159. IF: 1.488

Morlo, M., Kundrát, M. 2001. The first carnivoran fauna from the Ruscinian (Early Pliocene, MN 15) of Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 75(2): 163-187. IF: 0.912

Majláth, I., Šmajda, B., Kundrát, M., Peťko, B. 1998. The Green Lizard as a host of developmental stages of Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes ricinus). Natura Carpatica 39: 211-216.

Majláth, I., Šmajda, B., Kundrát, M. 1997. Biometric analysis of morphological traits in Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis) from East Slovakia. Folia Zoologica 46(3): 253-262. IF: 0.360

Kundrát, M. (corresponding author), Majláth, I. 1997. Faunistical note. Contribution to the occurrence of Common Spadefoot, Pelobates fuscus (Laurenti, 1768) on the Slovak territory. Natura Carpatica 38: 191-192.

Vostál, Z., Kundrát, M., Pirčová, E., Kubiš, P. 1996. Notes to occurrence of Urnatella gracilis Leidy, 1851 (Kamptozoa) in Laborec. Natura Carpathica 37: 219-220.

Kundrát, M. 1996. The first record of the extinct lesser panda Parailurus from Eastern Slovakia. Natura Carpatica 37: 211-213.

Science Popularization Bibliography
5. SCIENTIFIC-POPULAR BOOK CHAPTERS [1]
Kundrát, M. 2015. Aj operený tyran môže byť pôvabný. In Vôňa vedy (ed. K. Majtejíčková), 16-21, Vydavateľstvo Matice slovenskej, Martin (ISBN 978-80-8115-206-1). [in Slovak]

6. SCIENTIFIC-POPULAR ARTICLES [47]
2018
Kundrát, M. Fantóm rodu archaeopteryxov. Vesmír: in submission. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Čas liahnutia dinosaurov. Quark 10: in press. [in Slovak]

2017
Kundrát, M. Výprava do pravekého Orientu. Quark 7:44-46. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Tajomstvo dračieho vajca. Quark 5:44-45. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Interdisciplinárny výskum strateného sveta. Universitas Šafarikiana pending. [in Slovak]

2016
Kundrát, M. Titáni pavekej Austrálie. Quark 12: 28-29. [in Slovak]
Melíšeková, T., Kundrát, M. Ako prišli hady o nohy. Quark 7: 22-23 .
Kundrát, M. Pravek vo vysokom rozlíšení (venované Prof. Zdeňkovi V. Špinarovi). Quark 5: 27-29. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Nájdený ale prehliadnutý: ako som objavil zub Homo erectus pekinensis. Quark 1: 28-29. [in Slovak]

2015
Kundrát, M. Na love v čínskom praveku. Quark 11: 22-24. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Odkedy žijú na Slovensku vtáky? Quark 2: 24-25. [in Slovak]

2014
Kundrát, M. Argentinský úsvit dinosaurov – časť prvá: Talampaya. Quark 12: 23-26. [in Slovak]

2013
Kundrát, M. Titani pravekého neba. Quark 2: 24-25. [in Slovak]

2012
Kundrát, M. Pôvabný operený tyran. Quark 6: 20-21. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Dinosaurus s pazúrom. Quark 5: 20-21. [in Slovak]

2011
Kundrát, M. V hniezdisku čínskeho draka. Quark 12: 32-33. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Tajomná Patagónia – 2. časť. Quark 10: 20-21. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Tajomná Patagónia – 1. časť. Quark 9: 20-21. [in Slovak]

2010
Kundrát, M. Na úsvite ľudského rodu – 2. časť. Quark 8: 26-27. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Na úsvite ľudského rodu – 1. časť. Quark 7: 26-27. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Tajomstvo gondwanských raptorov. Quark 6: 26-27. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Raptor – viac ako plaz a menej ako vták. Quark 5: 26-27. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Storočnica jurských gigantov z Tendaguru. Quark 2: 21-22. [in Slovak]

2009
Kundrát, M. Vyžiadaný komentár k člnáku Ing. J. Mareša Přežili v Africe ptakoještěři? Koktejl 7+8: 18. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M. Evolučné posolstvo Darwina. Quark 6 (príloha): 1-8. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Mumifikované dinosaury. Quark 4: 34-35. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Zkamenený život v dinosaurom vajci Quark 3: 34-35. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Prapták ztrácí ptačí svatozář. Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 2: 36-40. [in Czech]

2008
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Podaří se vzkřísit tyranosaura? Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 10: 81-84. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Byli oviraptoři lupiči vajec? Omyl! Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 7: 52-56. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M. Žili dinosauri aj u nás? Quark 4: 22. [in Slovak]

2007
Kundrát, M. Nahý Juravenator: Záhada neopereného dinosaura. Quark 11: 20-21. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M. Jurský park – Mýtus alebo skutočnosť? Quark 8: 34-35. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Tajemný svět raptorů jižní polokoule. Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 7: 50-51. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M. Pravták stráca vtáčie privilégia. Quark 5: 32-33. [in Slovak]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Kdo lovil rohaté dinosaury? Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 4: 38-41. [in Czech]

2006
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Hned tři nové senzace z druhohor! Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 6: 50-53. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Lovili krokodýli dinosaury? Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 3: 38-41. [in Czech]

2005
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Unikátní poselství spíciho draka. Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 12: 16-17. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Megaraptor: srpodrápý démon lovil stotunové “obry“! Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 10: 14-17. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Šokující objev: Savci požírali dinosaury! Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 5: 28-31. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Převratný objev: Opeření tyranosauři skutečností! Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 2: 64-67. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Senzační trpaslík z ostrova Flores. Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí. [in Czech]

2004
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Byl král dinosaurů mrchožroutem? Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 9: 66-71. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Kdy dinosaurům narostlo peří. Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 7: 10-13. [in Czech]

2003
Kundrát, M., Mareš, J. Microraptor: čtyřkřídlý létající dinosaurus. Revue objevů, vědy, techniky a lidí – 21.století 5: 46-49. [in Czech]
Kundrát, M. Věda o zkamenělinách ožívá. National Geographic – Česká republika 6: 27. [in Czech]

Awards:
2018 GEN.SK – Gallery of the Elite of the Slovak Nation
2017 2017 Scientist Award – Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Technology and innovation park, University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia
2017 Rector Award – University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia
2017 Humenné City Award – 700th Anniversary of the Humenné City, Slovakia

Major Scientific Discoveries:
1. Developmental pentadactyly in birds: chick and ostrich; formulation of the Pyramid Reduction Hypothesis that proposes an evo-devo scenario for the origin of three-digit hand of non-avialan and avialan theropods.

2. The first experimental evidence of the neural crest-dependent formation of permanent and transitory dentitions in the Australian lungfish.

3. The heterochronic shift in migration of the cephalic neural crest cells in the modern crocodilian and avian archosaurs.

4. The youngest specimen of Archaeopteryx recognized as a new species Archaeopteryx albersdoerferi (avialan from Germany), the first species known from Mörnsheim Formation. For the first time the specimen of Archaeopteryx was digitally dissected using high-resolution synchrotron microtomography. The study has revealed how flight-supporting abilities evolved in the Bavarian archaeopterygids.

5. Two new pterosaur taxa: the largest flying reptile of South America: Aerotitan sudamericanus and the youngest Jurassic pterosaur from the western Liaoning Province in China: Orientognathus chaoyangensis.

6. Four new dinosaur taxa: Bonapartenykus ultimus (Argentina, the latest alvarezsaurid of South America; probably female as two eggs were associated with skeletal remains), Huanansaurus ganzhouensis (oviraptorid from China, specimens with exceptionally preserved skull), Corythoraptor jacobsi (oviraptorid from China), Savannasaurus elliotorum (titanosaurid from Australia), and Beibeilong sinensis (caenagnathid from China). Daliansaurus liaoningensis (troodontid from China), Liaoningraptor curriei (troodontid from China).

7. The new ooparataxon Arriagadoolithus patagoniensis representing first eggs of alvarezsaurid dinosaurs ever found (Argentina).

8. One of the smallest prehistoric mammals, the ausktribosphenid Kryoparvus gerriti, from the Cretaceous Austral polar region in Australia.

9. The new tooth of Peking Man (Homo erectus pekinensis) that I found in old crates that survived from the 1920´s expedition organized by Johan Gunnar Andersson in China.

10. The oldest lizard embryos preserved in the hard shelled eggs from Thailand and in ovo virtually imaged by propagation phase contrast synchrotron microtomography.

11. The best 3D in ovo preserved embryonic skull of a giant titanosaurian dinosaur from Upper Cretaceous of northern Patagonia.

12. The most completely preserved embryos of therizinosauroid and troodontid theropods from Upper Cretaceous of China and USA, respectively.

13. The embryo of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from Upper Cretaceous of China associated with the largest (macroelongatoolothid) dinosaur eggs ever found.

14. First feathers of polar dinosaurs (including birds) from the Lower Cretaceous of Australia; the specimens exhibits structure adaptations to polar climate and provide an insight into the evolution of interlocking barbicel system.