Takuya Konishi

Takuya Konishi

Assistant Professor - Educator

Rieveschl Hall

851R

A&S Biological Sciences - 0006

Professional Summary

Vertebrate paleontology with research interests including evolution of fossil marine reptiles mosasaurs, marine trophic structures across North America during the Cretaceous inclusive of the Arctic Circle, and comparative analysis on morphofunctional traits among swimming tetrapods past and present. My research website here.

Education

Ph.D., University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada, 2009 (Systematics and Evolution)

B.Sc. , University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada, 2004 (Paleontology)

Research Support

Grant: #622-16 Investigators:Vavrek, M., Evans, D., Konishi, T., Cook, T., and Campbell, J. 2016 -2016 Polar Continental Shelf Program Field Logistics Coordination Assistance Vertebrates of the ancient Arctic seas: palaeontology of the Late Cretaceous Anderson River Formation, northern Northwest Territories, Canada Role:Co-PI $22,300 CAD Completed Type:Grant Level:International

Grant: #9799-15 Investigators:Vavrek, M., Konishi, T., and Cook, T. 2015 -2016 National Geographic Committee for Research & Exploration Vertebrates of the ancient Arctic seas: palaeontology of the Late Cretaceous Anderson River Formation, northern Northwest Territories, Canada Role:Co-PI $22,000 USD Completed Type:Grant Level:International

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Konishi, T., Jimenez-Huidobro, P., and Caldwell, M. W. (2018. ) The smallest-known neonate individual of Tylosaurus (Mosasauridae, Tylosaurinae) sheds new light on the tylosaurine rostrum and heterochrony.Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 38 (5 ) ,11 pp.

Sato, T., Konishi, T., Nishimura, T., and Yoshimura, T. (2018. ) A basal mosasauroid from the Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) of Hokkaido, northern Japan.Paleontological Research, , 22 (2 ) ,156–166

Cook, T. D., Brown, E., Ralrick, P. E., and Konishi, T. (2017. ) A late Campanian euselachian assemblage from the Bearpaw Formation of Alberta, Canada: some notable range extensions .Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, , 54 ,973-980

Konishi, T., Caldwell, M.W., Nishimura, T., Sakurai, K., and Tanoue, K (2016. ) A new halisaurine mosasaur (Squamata: Halisaurinae) from Japan: the first record in the western Pacific realm and the first documented insights into binocular vision in mosasaurs.Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, , 14 ,809-839

Konishi, T. (2015. ) Redescription of UALVP 40, an unusual specimen of Chasmosaurus Lambe, 1914 (Ceratopsidae: Chasmosaurinae) bearing long postorbital horns, and its implications for ontogeny and alpha taxonomy of the genus .Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, , 52 (8 ) ,608–619

Newbrey, M., and Konishi, T. (2015. ) A new lizardfish (Teleostei, Aulopiformes) from the Late Cretaceous Bearpaw Formation of Alberta, Canada, with a revised diagnosis of Apateodus (Aulopiformes, Ichthyotringoidei) .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 35 (3 ) ,19 pp.

Yamashita, M., Konishi, T., and Sato, T. (2015. ) Sclerotic rings in mosasaurs (Squamata: Mosasauridae): structures and taxonomic diversity .PLOS ONE, , 10 (2 ) ,16 pp.

Konishi, T., Newbrey, M., and Caldwell, M.W. (2014. ) A Small, Exquisitely Preserved Specimen of Mosasaurus missouriensis (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the Upper Campanian of the Bearpaw Formation, Western Canada, and the first stomach contents for the genus .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 34 (4 ) ,802–819

Konishi, T., Lindgren, J., Caldwell, M.W., and Chiappe, L.M. (2012. ) Platecarpus tympaniticus (Squamata: Mosasauridae): Osteology of an exceptionally preserved specimen and its insights into the acquisition of a streamlined body shape in mosasaurs .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 32 (6 ) ,1313–1327

Sato, T., Konishi, T., Hirayama, R., and Caldwell, M.W. (2012. ) A review of the Upper Cretaceous marine reptiles from Japan .Cretaceous Research, , 37 ,319–340

Konishi, T. (2012. ) The northernmost occurrence of Prognathodon (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Western Interior Seaway of North America .Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, , 49 (9 ) ,1111–1115

Konishi, T., Tanimoto, M., Utsunomiya, S., Sato, M., and Watanabe, K. (2012. ) A large mosasaurine (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Latest Cretaceous of Osaka Prefecture (SW Japan) .Paleontological Research, , 16 (2 ) ,79–87

Konishi, T., Brinkman, D., Massare, J., and Caldwell, M.W. (2011. ) New exceptional specimens of Prognathodon overtoni (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the Upper Campanian of Alberta, Canada, and the systematics and ecology of the genus .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 31 (5 ) ,1026–1046

Konishi, T., and Caldwell, M.W. (2011. ) Two new plioplatecarpine (Squamata, Mosasauridae) genera from the Upper Cretaceous of North America, and a global phylogenetic analysis of plioplatecarpines .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 31 (4 ) ,754–783

Konishi, T., Caldwell, M.W., and Bell, G.L. Jr. (2010. ) Redescription of the holotype of Platecarpus tympaniticus (Mosasauridae: Plioplatecarpinae), and its implications for the alpha taxonomy of the genus .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 30 (5 ) ,1410–1421

Lindgren, J., Caldwell, M.W., Konishi, T., and Chiappe, L.M. (2010. ) Convergent evolution in aquatic tetrapods: insights from an exceptional fossil mosasaur .PLOS ONE, , 5 (8 ) ,10 pp.

Konishi, T., and Caldwell, M.W. (2009. ) New material of the mosasaur Plioplatecarpus nichollsae Cuthbertson et al., 2007, clarifies problematic features of the holotype specimen .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 29 (4 ) ,417–436

Caldwell, M.W., Konishi, T., Obata, I., and Muramoto, K. (2008. ) A new species of Taniwhasaurus (Mosasauridae, Tylosaurinae) from the upper Santonian-lower Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) of Hokkaido, Japan .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 28 (2 ) ,339–348

Konishi, T. (2008. ) A new specimen of Selmasaurus sp., cf. S. russelli (Mosasauridae: Plioplatecarpini) from Greene County, western Alabama, USA .Proceedings of the Second Mosasaur Meeting, , 95–105

Konishi, T. (2008. ) Southernmost occurrence of Platecarpus planifrons (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Tombigbee Sand Member (middle Santonian) of Alabama, USA, and a revised biostratigraphy of the genus .Proceedings of the Second Mosasaur Meeting, , 106–114

Caldwell, M.W., and Konishi, T. (2007. ) Taxonomic re-assignment of the first-known mosasaur specimen from Japan, and a discussion of circum-Pacific mosasaur paleobiogeography .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 27 (2 ) ,517–520

Konishi, T., and Caldwell, M.W. (2007. ) New specimens of Platecarpus planifrons (Cope, 1874) (Squamata: Mosasauridae) and a revised taxonomy of the genus .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, , 27 (1 ) ,59–72

Palci, A., Caldwell, M. W., Hutchinson, M. N., Konishi, T., and Lee, M. S. Y. (2020. ) The morphological diversity of the quadrate bone in squamate reptiles as revealed by high-resolution computed tomography and geometric morphometrics.Journal of Anatomy, , 236 (2 ) ,210-227

Strong, C.R.C., Caldwell, M.W., Konishi, T., and Palci, A. (2020. ) A new species of longirostrine plioplatecarpine mosasaur (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Morocco, with a re-evaluation of the problematic taxon 'Platecarpus' ptychodon.Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, , 18 (21 ) ,1769-1804

Palci, A., T. Konishi, and M. W. Caldwell. A comprehensive review of the morphological diversity of the quadrate bone in mosasauroids (Squamata: Mosasauroidea), with comments on the homology of the infrastapedial process .Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, ,

Willman, A. J., T. Konishi, and M. W. Caldwell. A new species of Ectenosaurus (Mosasauridae: Plioplatecarpinae) from western Kansas, U.S.A. reveals a novel suite of osteological characters for the genus .Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, ,

Post Graduate Training and Education

08-15-2014-08-14-2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Brandon University, , Manitoba, Canada

05-01-2014-08-14-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, , Alberta, Canada

09-01-2012-04-30-2014 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, , Alberta, Canada

05-01-2012-04-30-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, , Alberta, Canada

09-01-2009-08-31-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, , Alberta, Canada

Courses Taught

-BIOL-3020C HUMAN/COMP ANATOMY Level:Undergraduate