Dr Zerina Johanson

Dr Zerina Johanson

Researcher, Head of Division

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
Contact: email
Phone: 7942 5785
Evolution of chondrichthyan dentitions NERC project
Moya Meredith Smith Festschrift
Research Gate

Specialisms

Early vertebrate evolution, evolution of dentitions

Summary

My research focuses on the evolution and development of the early vertebrate skeleton, focusing on dentitions and the postaxial skeleton. Some current projects include: Evolution and development of the chondrichthyan dentition, evolution and development of the axial skeleton of jawed vertebrates, including the synarcual, evolution and development of the pufferfish dentition, evolution of the vertebrate dermoskeleton

Qualifications

Degrees

Ph.D, School of Earth Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

M.Sc, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

B.Sc (Honours), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publications

Smith MM, Johanson Z, Butts T, Ericsson R, Modrell M, Tulenko FJ, Davis MC, Fraser GJ (2015) Making teeth to order: conserved genes reveal an ancient molecular pattern in paddlefish (Actinopterygii). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1805): 20142700 - 20142700. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2700

Meredith Smith M, Johanson Z (-1) Origin of the Vertebrate Dentition: Teeth Transform Jaws into a Biting Force. , Dial KP, Brainerd EL, Shubin NH, Great Transformations: Major Events in the History of Vertebrate Life - Festschrift in Honor of Professor Farish A. Jenkins, Jr... The University of California Press.

Underwood CJ, Johanson Z, Welten M, Metscher B, Rasch LJ, Fraser GJ, Smith MM (2015) Development and Evolution of Dentition Pattern and Tooth Order in the Skates And Rays (Batoidea; Chondrichthyes). PLOS ONE, 10 (4)doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122553

Jerve A, Johanson Z, Ahlberg P, Boisvert C (2014) Embryonic development of fin spines in Callorhinchus milii (Holocephali); implications for chondrichthyan fin spine evolution. Evolution & Development, 16 (6): 339 - 353. doi: 10.1111/ede.12104

Long JA, Mark-Kurik E, Johanson Z, Lee MSY, Young GC, Min Z, Ahlberg PE, Newman M, Jones R, Blaauwen JD, Choo B, Trinajstic K (2014) Copulation in antiarch placoderms and the origin of gnathostome internal fertilization. Nature, 517 (7533): 196 - 199. doi: 10.1038/nature13825

Jude E, Johanson Z, Kearsley A, Friedman M (2014) Early evolution of the lungfish pectoral-fin endoskeleton: evidence from the Middle Devonian (Givetian) Pentlandia macroptera. Frontiers in Earth Science, 2 doi: 10.3389/feart.2014.00018

Trinajstic K, Boisvert C, Long J, Maksimenko A, Johanson Z (2015) Pelvic and reproductive structures in placoderms (stem gnathostomes). Biological Reviews, 90 (2): 467 - 501. doi: 10.1111/brv.12118

Friedman M, Johanson Z, Harrington RC, Near TJ, Graham MR (2014) On fossils, phylogenies and sequences of evolutionary change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1784): 20140115 - 20140115. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0115

Johanson Z, Trinajstic K (2014) Fossilized ontogenies: the contribution of placoderm ontogeny to our understanding of the evolution of early gnathostomes. Palaeontology, 57 (3): 505 - 516. doi: 10.1111/pala.12093

Parfitt M, Johanson Z, Giles S, Friedman M (2014) A large, anatomically primitive tristichopterid (Sarcopterygii: Tetrapodomorpha) from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Alves Beds, Upper Old Red Sandstone, Moray, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 50 (1): 79 - 85. doi: 10.1144/sjg2013-013

Johanson Z, Smith M, Kearsley A, Pilecki P, Mark-Kurik E, Howard C (2013) Origins of bone repair in the armour of fossil fish: response to a deep wound by cells depositing dentine instead of dermal bone. Biology Letters, 9 (5): 20130144 - 20130144. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0144

Friedman M, Johanson Z, Harrington RC, Near TJ, Graham MR (2013) An early fossil remora (Echeneoidea) reveals the evolutionary assembly of the adhesion disc. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280 (1766): 20131200 - 20131200. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1200

Smith MM, JOHANSON Z, Underwood C, Diekwisch TGH (2013) Pattern formation in development of chondrichthyan dentitions: a review of an evolutionary model. Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology, 25 (2): 127 - 142. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2012.662228

Johanson Z, Ahlberg PE, Ritchie A (2013) First record of Porolepis (Sarcopterygii; Porolepiformes) from eastern Gondwana. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50 (3): 249 - 253. doi: 10.1139/cjes-2012-0063

JOHANSON Z, Trinajstic K, Carr R, Ritchie A (2013) Evolution and development of the synarcual in early vertebrates. Zoomorphology, 132 (1): 95 - 110. doi: 10.1007/s00435-012-0169-9

ERICSSON R, Knight R, JOHANSON Z (2013) Evolution and development of the vertebrate neck. Journal of Anatomy, 222 (1): 67 - 78. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2012.01530.x

Graham A, JOHANSON Z (2013) Special Issue on 'Vertebrate Evolutionary Development Biology'. Journal of Anatomy, 222 (1): 1 - 1. doi: 10.1111/joa.12017

Rücklin M, Donoghue PCJ, JOHANSON Z, Trinajstic K, Marone F, Stampanoni M, al. +E (2012) Development of teeth and jaws in the earliest jawed vertebrates. Nature, 491 (7426): 748 - 751. doi: 10.1038/nature11555

Fraser GJ, BRITZ R, HALL A, JOHANSON Z, Smith MM (2012) Replacing the first-generation dentition in pufferfish with a unique beak. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 (21): 8179 - 8184. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1119635109

JOHANSON Z, KEARSLEY A, den Blaauwen J, Newman M, Smith MM (2012) Ontogenetic development of an exceptionally preserved Devonian cartilaginous skeleton. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, (1): 50 - 58. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.21441

Friedman M, JOHANSON Z (2012) †Opisthomyzon glaronensis (Wettstein, 1886) (Acanthomorpha, †Opisthomyzonidae), a junior synonym of †Uropteryx elongatus Agassiz, 1844. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32 (5): 1202 - 1206. doi: 10.1080/02724634.2012.684817

Smith MM, JOHANSON Z (2012) A molecular guide to evolution in the regulation of morphological pattern in development of the vertebrate dentition. , Asher R, Mueller J, From Clone to Bone: The Synergy of Morphological and Molecular Tools in Paleobiology., pp. 166 - 206. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Trinajstic K, Long JA, JOHANSON Z, Young G, Senden T (2012) New morphological information on the ptyctodontid fishes (Placodermi, Ptyctodontida) from Western Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32 (4): 757 - 780. doi: 10.1080/02724634.2012.661379

JOHANSON Z (2011) How Vertebrates Left the Water. Acta Zoologica, 92 : 303 - 304.

JOHANSON Z (2010) Evolution of paired fins and the lateral somitic frontier. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 314 (5): 347 - 352. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.21343

JOHANSON Z, KEARSLEY A, den Blaauwen J, Newman M, Smith MM (2010) No bones about it: An enigmatic Devonian fossil reveals a new skeletal framework-A potential role of loss of gene regulation. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 21 (4): 414 - 423. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2009.10.011

Johanson Z, Carr R, Ritchie A (2010) Fusion, gene misexpression and homeotic transformations in vertebral development of the gnathostome stem group (Placodermi). The International Journal of Developmental Biology, 54 (1): 71 - 80. doi: 10.1387/ijdb.072508zj

JOHANSON Z, Ahlberg PE (2010) Phylogeny of Lungfishes. , Jorgensen JM, Joss JMP, The Biology of Lungfishes., pp. 43 - 60. Science Publishers, Inc.. Enfield, New Hampshire.

Smith MM, JOHANSON Z (2010) The Dipnoan Dentition: A Unique Adaptation with a Longstanding Evolutionary Record. , Jorgensen JM, Joss J, The Biology of Lungfishes., pp. 219 - 242. Science Publishers, Inc.. Enfield, New Hampshire.

Ahlberg PE, Trinajstic K, JOHANSON Z, Long J (2009) Pelvic claspers confirm chondrichthyan-like internal fertilisation in arthrodires. Nature, 460 (7257)doi: 10.1038/nature08176

Carr R, JOHANSON Z, Ritchie A (2009) The phyllolepid placoderm Cowralepis mclachlani: insights into the evolution of feeding mechanisms in jawed vertebrates.. Journal of Morphology, 270 (7): 775 - 804. doi: 10.1002/jmor.10719

Hodgkinson VS, Ericsson R, JOHANSON Z, Joss JMP (2009) The apical ectodermal ridge in the pectoral fin of the Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri): keeping the fin to limb transition in the fold. Acta Zoologica, 90 : 253 - 263. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2008.00349.x

Long JA, Trinajstic K, Johanson Z (2009) Devonian arthrodire embryos and the origin of internal fertilization in vertebrates. Nature, 457 (7233): 1124 - 1127. doi: 10.1038/nature07732

Hodgkinson V, JOHANSON Z, Ericsson R, Joss JMP (2009) The apical ectodermal ridge in the pectoral fin of the Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri): keeping the fin to limb transition in the fold. Acta Zoologica, 90 : 253 - 263. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2008.00349.x

JOHANSON Z, Carr R, Ritchie A (2009) Vertebral development in the gnathostome stem group (Placodermi): Fusion, gene misexpression, and homeotic transformations. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 54 : 71 - 80.

JOHANSON Z, ERICSSON R, Long JA, Evans F, JOSS JMP (2009) Development of the axial skeleton and median fins in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Open Zoology Journal, 2 : 99 - 101.

Long JA, Trinajstic K, JOHANSON Z (2009) Embryos in Devonian arthrodiran fishes inform the origins of internal fertilization in vertebrates. Nature, 457 : 1124 - 1127.

JOHANSON Z, Tanaka M, Chapin N, Smith MM (2008) Early Palaeozoic dentine and patterned scales in the embryonic catshark tail. Biology Letters, 4 (1): 87 - 90. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0502

JOHANSON Z, Joss. J.M. , Boisvert C, Ericsson R, Sutija M, Ahlberg PE (2007) Fish fingers: Digit homologues in sarcopterygian fish fins. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution, (6): 757 - 768. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.21197

JOHANSON ZERINA, LONG JOHNA, TALENT JOHNA, JANVIER PHILIPPE, WARREN JAMESW (2007) NEW ONYCHODONTIFORM (OSTEICHTHYES; SARCOPTERYGII) FROM THE LOWER DEVONIAN OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. Journal of Paleontology, 81 (5): 1031 - 1043. doi: 10.1666/pleo05-023.1

JOHANSON Z, Smith MM, Joss JM (2007) Early scale development in Heterodontus (Heterodontiformes; Chondrichthyes): a novel chondrichthyan scale pattern. Acta Zoologica: morphology and evolution, 88 (3): 249 - 256. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2007.00276.x

Joss J, Johanson Z (2007) IsPalaeospondylus gunni a fossil larval lungfish? Insights fromNeoceratodus forsteri development. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, (2): 163 - 171. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.21125

Holland T, Warren A, JOHANSON Z, Long JA, Parker K, Garvey J (2007) A new species of Barameda (Rhizodontida) and heterochrony in the rhizodontid pectoral fin. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27 : 295 - 315.

Johanson Z, Long JA, Talent JA, Janvier P, Warren JW (2006) Oldest coelacanth, from the Early Devonian of Australia. Biology Letters, 2 (3): 443 - 446. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0470

Ahlberg PE, Smith MM, Johanson Z (2006) Developmental plasticity and disparity in early dipnoan (lungfish) dentitions. Evolution Development, 8 (4): 331 - 349. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2006.00106.x

Johanson Z, Sutija M, Joss J (2005) Regionalization of axial skeleton in the lungfishNeoceratodus forsteri (Dipnoi). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, (3): 229 - 237. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.21048

Johanson Z, Smith MM (2005) Origin and evolution of gnathostome dentitions: a question of teeth and pharyngeal denticles in placoderms. Biological Reviews, 80 (2): 303 - 345. doi: 10.1017/S1464793104006682

Garvey JM, Johanson , Warren A (-1) Redescription of the pectoral fin and vertebral column of the rhizodontid fish Barameda decipiens from the Lower Carboniferous of Australia.. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25 : 8 - 18.

Parker K, Warren A, Johanson Z (2005) Strepsodus (Rhizodontida, Sarcopterygii) pectoral elements from the Lower Carboniferous Ducabrook Formation, Queensland, Australia.. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25 (1): 46 - 62. doi: 10.1671/0272-4634(2005)025[0046:SRSPEF]2.0.CO;2

Johanson Z, Burrow C, Warren A, Garvey J (2005) Homology of fin lepidotrichia in osteichthyan fishes. Lethaia, 38 (1): 27 - 36. doi: 10.1080/00241160510013141

Johanson Z (2004) Late Devonian sarcopterygian fishes from eastern Gondwana (Australia and Antarctica) and their importance in phylogeny and biogeography.. , Arratia G, Cloutier, R. , Wilson, M. V. H. , Recent Advances in the Origin and Early Radiation of Vertebrates., pp. 285 - 306. Verlag Dr. F. Pfeil. München.

Johanson Z, Joss JMP, Wood D (2004) The scapulocoracoid of the Queensland lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Dipnoi: Sarcopterygii): morphology, development and evolutionary implications for bony fishes (Osteichthyes). Zoology, 107 (2): 93 - 109. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2004.01.001

Johanson Z, Smith MM (2003) Placoderm fishes, pharyngeal denticles, and the vertebrate dentition. Journal of Morphology, 257 (3): 289 - 307. doi: 10.1002/jmor.10124

Johanson Z, Ahlberg P, Ritchie A (2003) The braincase and palate of the tetrapodomorph sarcopterygian mandageria fairfaxi: morphological variability near the fish-tetrapod transition. Palaeontology, 46 (2): 271 - 293. doi: 10.1111/1475-4983.00298

Smith MM (2003) Separate Evolutionary Origins of Teeth from Evidence in Fossil Jawed Vertebrates. Science, 299 (5610): 1235 - 1236. doi: 10.1126/science.1079623

Johanson Z (2003) The clavobranchialis musculature in sarcopterygian fishes, and contribution to osteichthyan feeding and respiration. CONTRIBUTIONS TO ZOOLOGY, 72 (1): 17 - 37.

JOHANSON ZERINA (2007) Vascularization of the osteostracan and antiarch (Placodermi) pectoral fin: similarities, and implications for placoderm relationships. Lethaia, 35 (2): 169 - 186. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2002.tb00077.x

Ahlberg PE, Johanson Z, Daeschler EB (2001) The late Devonian lungfish Soederberghia (Sarcopterygii, Dipnoi) from Australia and North America, and its biogeographical implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21 (1): 1 - 12. doi: 10.1671/0272-4634(2001)021[0001:TLDLSS]2.0.CO;2

Johanson Z, Turner S, Warren, A. (-1) First East Gondwana record of Strepsodus, from the Early Carboniferous Ducabrook Formation, Central Queensland.. Geodiversitas, 22

Johanson , Young GC (1999) New Bothriolepis (Antiarchi; Placodermi) from the Braidwood region, New South Wales, Australia (Middle-Late Devonian).. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement, 57 : 55 - 76.

Johanson Z (1998) The Upper Devonian fish Bothriolepis (Placodermi: Antiarchi) from near Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 50 (3): 315 - 348. doi: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.50.1998.1289

Johanson Z, Ahlberg PE (1998) A complete primitive rhizodont from Australia. NATURE, 394 (6693): 569 - 573. doi: 10.1038/29058

Ahlberg PE (1998) Osteolepiforms and the ancestry of tetrapods.. Nature, 395 : 792 - 794.

Ahlberg PE, Johanson Z (1997) Second tristichopterid (Sarcopterygii, Osteolepiformes) from the Upper Devonian of Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia, and phylogeny of the Tristichopteridae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17 (4): 653 - 673. doi: 10.1080/02724634.1997.10011015

JOHANSON ZERINA (1997) New Remigolepis (Placodermi; Antiarchi) from Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia. Geological Magazine, 134 (6): 813 - 846. doi: 10.1017/S0016756897007838

Johanson Z (1997) New antiarchs (Placodermi) from the Hunter Siltstone (Famennian) near Grenfell, N.S.W.. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 21 (3): 191 - 217. doi: 10.1080/03115519708619173

Johanson Z, Ahlberg PE (1997) A new tristichopterid (Osteolepiformes: Sarcopterygii) from the Mandagery Sandstone (Late Devonian, Famennian) near Canowindra, NSW, Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 88 (1): 39 - 68. doi: 10.1017/S0263593300002303

Highlighted publications

Smith MM, Johanson Z, Butts T, Ericsson R, Modrell M, et al (2015) Making teeth to order: conserved genes reveal an ancient molecular pattern in paddlefish (Actinopterygii). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1805): 20142700 - 20142700. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2700

Underwood CJ, Johanson Z, Welten M, Metscher B, Rasch LJ, et al (2015) Development and Evolution of Dentition Pattern and Tooth Order in the Skates And Rays (Batoidea; Chondrichthyes). PLOS ONE, 10 (4)doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122553

Long JA, Mark-Kurik E, Johanson Z, Lee MSY, Young GC, et al (2014) Copulation in antiarch placoderms and the origin of gnathostome internal fertilization. Nature, 517 (7533): 196 - 199. doi: 10.1038/nature13825

Jude E, Johanson Z, Kearsley A, Friedman M (2014) Early evolution of the lungfish pectoral-fin endoskeleton: evidence from the Middle Devonian (Givetian) Pentlandia macroptera. Frontiers in Earth Science, 2 doi: 10.3389/feart.2014.00018

Trinajstic K, Boisvert C, Long J, Maksimenko A, Johanson Z (2015) Pelvic and reproductive structures in placoderms (stem gnathostomes). Biological Reviews, 90 (2): 467 - 501. doi: 10.1111/brv.12118

Johanson Z, Smith M, Kearsley A, Pilecki P, Mark-Kurik E, et al (2013) Origins of bone repair in the armour of fossil fish: response to a deep wound by cells depositing dentine instead of dermal bone. Biology Letters, 9 (5): 20130144 - 20130144. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0144