Prof. Dr. Rainer Schoch

Profilbild Rainer Schoch

Curator

fossil amphibians und terrestrial reptiles

Contact

Tel.:
+49 (0) 711 / 8936-143
Fax:
+49 (0) 711 / 8936-100

Research interests

Early land vertebrates

We study the evolution of early land vertebrates or tetrapods. To this end, we analyze fossils of the oldest tetrapods, the microstructure of their bones, and the deposits (Fossillagerstätten) in which they are found.

  • What were the steps in which evolution progressed when bony fishes started to conquer the land 365 million years ago?
  • How diverse were the life cycles of the early tetrapods, and how did the diversity of modern amphibian and amniote ontogenies originate?
  • How did the larval stage in modern amphibians evolve, and how widespread was metamorphosis?
  • How did organ systems change during the fish-to-tetrapod transition (feeding, respiration, locomotion)?
  • Wie wandelten sich die Organe und ihre Funktionen im Zuge des Landgangs (Nahrungsaufnahme, Atmung, Fortbewegung)
  • Which life histories (evolutionary strategies) can be reconstructed in the different extinct groups?

Triassic reptiles - a diverse Triassic Park

Our excavations at Fossillagerstätten in southern Germany and beyond have yielded a plethora of data on new tetrapods, especially reptiles. These shed light on the evolution and diversification the the various groups, and also provide evidence for the origin of some long-existing lineages such as turtles or tuataras.

  • Early amphibian relatives (temnospondylsTrematolestes hagdorni, Kupferzellia wildi, Callistomordax kugleri, Megalophthalma ockerti
  • Amniote relatives (chroniosuchians) Bystrowiella schumanni
  • Early lizard relatives (lepidosaurs): Fraxinisaura rozynekae, Vellbergia bartholomaei
  • Enigmatic reptiles: Quasicolognathus eothen, Stauromatodon mohli
  • Early relatives of crocodiles and birds (Archosauromorpha): Rutiotomodon tytthosPolymorphodon adorfi, Jaxtasuchus salomoni
  • Crocodile-line taxa (Pseudosuchia): Batrachotomus kupferzellensis, Apatosuchus orbitoangulatus
  • The most ancient tuatara (rhynchocephalianWirtembergia hauboldae 
  • The most ancient relative of turtles (stem-turtle Pappochelys rosinae

Triassic ecosystems

The analysis of numerous excavation data and geological observations enable us to reconstruct the environments in which the Triassic tetrapods existed. We are particularly interested in the trophic relations (food webs) and their change across the Permo-Triassic boundary. The Triassic was a key period for the evolution of many modern tetrapod groups, and our studies combine this topic with manifold new data on past climate change as a driver of evolutionary diversification.

  • What was the impact of the catastrophic hothouse climate of the early Triassic on land vertebrates?
  • Which survival strategies did tetrapods evolve to cope with the extreme conditions? 
  • How did the ecosystems in rivers and lakes respond to the harsh conditions, and in how did they recover?

Methods

  • Anatomy of the skeleton
  • Histology and microstructure of bones
  • CT-Scans
  • Geochemistry (cooperation with the University of Mainz)

Projects

Publications

2023

  • 214. Sues, H.D. and Schoch, R.R. 2023. The oldest known rhynchocephalian from the Middle Triassic of Germany and its phylogenetic position among Lepidosauromorpha. Anatomical Record, 10.1002/ar.25339.
  • 213. Schoch, R.R. 2023. Cranial morphology and phylogenetic relationships of the Late Triassic temnospondyl Hyperokynodon keuperinus. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen.
  • 212. Schwarz, D., Heiss, E., Pierson, T.W., Konow, N., Schoch, R.R. 2023. Using salamanders as model taxa to understand the vertebrate feeding constraints during the late Devonian water-to-land transition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 20220541, https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2022.0541
  • 213. Schoch, R.R., Milner, A., Witzmann, F., Mujal, E. 2023. A revision of Mastodonsaurus from the Anisian of Germany, and the evolutionary history of mastodonsaurid temnospondyls. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 309, 123-140.
  • 210. Sues, H.D. and Schoch, R.R. 2023. A new Middle Triassic (Ladinian) trilophosaurid stem-archosaur from Germany increases diversity and temporal range of this clade. Royal Society Open Science, 10, 230083.
  • 209. Schoch, R.R. and Werneburg, R. 2023. Adult branchiosaurid temnospondyls: the life cycle of Xerodromeus gracilisPapers in Palaeontology 9, e1513.
  • 208. Teschner, E.M., Konietzko-Meier, D., Desojo, J.B., Schoch, R.R. and Klein, N. 2023. Triassic nursery? Evidence of gregarious behavior in juvenile pseudosuchuiian archosaurs as inferred by humeral histology of Aetosaurus ferratus (Norian: southern Germany). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 42, e2168196
  • 207. Werneburg, R., Schoch, R.R., Stamberg, S., Legler, B. and Schneider, J. 2023. A new amphibamiform (Temnospondyli: Branchiosauridae) from the Early Permian of the Czech Boskovice Basin. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2023.2231994

2022

  • 206. Schoch, R.R. 2022. Phylogeny of the amphibamiform temnospondyls: the relationship of taxa known by adults, larvae and neotenes. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 20, 2113831
  • 205. Schoch, R.R., Seegis, D. and Mujal, E. 2022. The Middle Triassic vertebrate deposits of Kupferzell (Germany): Palaeoenvironmental evolution of complex ecosystems. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 603, 111181.
  • 204. Schoch, R.R. and Mujal, E. 2022. Ontogeny and adult osteology of the Middle Triassic temnospondyl Trematolestes hagdorniNeues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 306, 265–286
  • 203. Schoch, R.R. and Sues, H.D. 2022. The dissorophoid temnospondyl Parioxys ferricolus from the early Permian (Cisuralian) of Texas. Journal of Paleontology, 96, 950–960.
  • 202. Witzmann, F. and Schoch, R.R. 2022. The larval brachyopid Platycepsion wilkinsoni from the Triassic of New South Wales provides insight into the stereospondyl life cycle. Journal of Paleontology, 96, 1447 – 1460.
  • 201. Mujal, E., Foth, C., Maxwell, E.E., Seegis. D. and Schoch, R.R. 2022. Feeding habits of the Middle Triassic pseudosuchian Batrachotomus kupferzellensis from Germany and palaeoecological implications for archosaurs. Palaeontology, 65e12597.
  • 200. Sues, H.D., Kligman, B. and Schoch, R.R. 2022. An unusual Colognathus-like reptile from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) Erfurt Formation of Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 303, 227–238.

2021

  • 199. Schoch, R.R. 2021. Tetrapoden-Lagerstätten im Buntsandstein des Schwarzwaldes. In: HAUSCHKE, N., BACHMANN, G. & FRANZ, M.H. (eds.): Trias - Aufbruch ins Erdmittelalter. Pfeil, Munich. 
  • 198. Hanschke, N., Grauvogel-Stamm, L. & Schoch, R.R. 2021. Obere Solling-Formation von Bernburg an der Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt): Amphibien und Pleuromeien. In: HAUSCHKE, N., BACHMANN, G. & FRANZ, M.H. (eds.): Trias - Aufbruch ins Erdmittelalter. Pfeil, Munich. 
  • 197. Schoch, R.R.  2021. Fossile Schatztruhen: Bonebeds in der germanischen Trias. In: HAUSCHKE, N., BACHMANN, G. & FRANZ, M.H. (eds.): Trias - Aufbruch ins Erdmittelalter. Pfeil, Munich. 
  • 196. Schoch, R.R., Seegis, D. & Bachmann, G. 2021. Dinosaurier-Lagerstätten im Knollenmergel. In: HAUSCHKE, N., BACHMANN, G. & FRANZ, M.H. (eds.): Trias - Aufbruch ins Erdmittelalter. Pfeil, Munich. 
  • 195. Schoch, R.R., Seegis, D & NItsch, E. 2021. Wirbeltierlagerstätten im Unteren Keuper: Die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. In: HAUSCHKE, N., BACHMANN, G. & FRANZ, M.H. (eds.): Trias - Aufbruch ins Erdmittelalter. Pfeil, Munich. 
  • 194. Schoch, R.R.  2021. Amphibien und Reptilien der Germanischen Trias. In: HAUSCHKE, N., BACHMANN, G. & FRANZ, M.H. (eds.): Trias - Aufbruch ins Erdmittelalter. Pfeil, Munich. 
  • 193. Schoch, R.R. 2021. Osteology of the Permian temnsopondyl Glanochthon lellbachae and its relationships. Fossil Record, 24, 49-64.
  • 192. Sobral, G., Sues, H.-D. & Schoch, R.R. 2021. A new diapsid with a unique tooth structure from the Middle Triassic of Germany. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e1929268
  • 191. Schoch, R.R.  & Sobral, G. 2021. A new species of Sclerocephalus with a fully ossified endocranium gives insight into braincase evolution of temnsoposndyls. Journal of Paleontology.
  • 190. SCHOCH, R.R., POGODA, P. & KUPFER, A. The impact of metamorphosis on the cranial osteology of giant salamanders of the genus Dicamptodon: Acta Zoologica, 102, 88-104. 
  • 189. SCHOCH, R. R. & MILNER, A. R. 2021. Morphology and relationships of the temnospondyl Macrerpeton huxleyi from the Pennsylvanian of Linton, Ohio (USA). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen.

2020

  • 188. SCHOCH, R.R., WERNEBURG, R. & VOIGT, S. 2020. A Triassic stem-salamander and the origin of salamanders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 117: 11584-11588.
  • 187. SCHOCH, R.R., HENRICI, A. & HOOK, R.W. 2020. A new dissorophid temnospondyl from the Allegheny Group (late Carboniferous) of Five Points, Mahoning County, Ohio (USA). Journal of Paleontology. doi: 10.1017/jpa.2020.101
  • 186. SCHOCH, R.R. & SUES, H.D. The origin of the turtle body plan: evidence from fossils and embryos. Palaeontology, 63: 375–393.187. 
  • 185. POGODA, P., ZUBER, M., BAUMBACH, T., SCHOCH, R.R. & KUPFER, A. 2020. Cranial shape evolution of extant and fossil crocodile newts and its relation to reproduction and ecology. Journal of Anatomy, doi.org/10.1111/joa.13201
  • 184. SUES, H. D. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2020. A new early-diverging sphenodontian (Lepidosauria, Rhynchocephalia) from the Upper Triassic of Virginia, U.S.A. Journal of Paleontology, doi:10.1017/jpa.2020.87.
  • 183. MUJAL, E., MARCHETTI, L., SCHOCH, R.R. & FORTUNY, J. 2020. Upper Paleozoic to Lower Mesozoic tetrapod ichnology revisited: photogrammetry and relative depth pattern inferences on functional prevalence of autopodia. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 248.
  • 182. MUJAL, E. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2020. Middle Triassic (Ladinian) amphibian tracks from the Lower Keuper succession of southern Germany: Implications for temnospondyl locomotion and track preservation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 543: 109625.
  • 181. PEREZ BEN, C., BAEZ, A.M. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2020. Morphological evolution of the skull roof in extinct temnospondyl amphibians mirrors conservative ontogenetic patterns. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 188 (1), 163-179.
  • 180. SOBRAL, G. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2020. A tiny new Middle Triassic stem-lepidosauromorph from Germany: implications for the early evolution of lepidosauromorphs and the Vellberg fauna. Scientific Reports, 10(1):2273.
  • 179. SUES, H.D., DESOJO, J.B., IRMIS, R.B. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2020. A new non-archosaurian archosauriform reptile with distinctive dentition from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) of Germany. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 40 (1), e1764968.

2019

 

  • 178. ELTINK, E., SCHOCH, R.R. & LANGER, M. 2019. Interrelationships, palaeobiogeography and early evolution of Stereospondylomorpha (Tetrapoda: Temnospondyli). Journal of Iberian Geology.
  • 177. HARIDY, J., WITZMANN, F., ASBACH, P., SCHOCH, R.R., FRÖBISCH, N.B. & ROTHSCHILD, B.M. 2019. Triassic cancer- osteosarcoma in a 240 million year old stem turtle. Yama Oncology.
  • 176. SCHOCH, R.R. 2019. Osteology of the temnospondyl Trematosaurus brauni Burmeister, 1849 from the Middle Buntsandstein of Bernburg, Germany. Palaeodiversity, 12, 41-63.
  • 175. SCHOCH, R.R. & VOIGT, S. 2019. A dvinosaurian temnospondyl from the Carboniferous-Permian boundary of Germany sheds light on dvinosaurian phylogeny and relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e1577874.
  • 174. SCHOCH, R.R. 2019. The putative lissamphibian stem-group: phylogeny and evolution of the dissorophoid temnospondyls. Journal of Paleontology, 93, 137-156.

2018

  • 173. SCHOCH, R.R. & SUES, H.D. 2018. Osteology of the Middle Triassic stem-turtle Pappochelys rosinae and the early evolution of the turtle skeleton. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 16, 927-965.
  • 172. SCHOCH, R.R. & SUES, H.D. 2018. A new lepidosauromorph reptile from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) of Germany and its phylogenetic relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 38, e1444619
  • 171. WITZMANN, F. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2018. Skull and postcranium of the bystrowianid Bystrowiella schumanni from the Middle Triassic of Germany, and the position of chroniosuchians within Tetrapoda. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 16, 711-739.
  • 170. SCHOCH, R.R. & EDER-KOVAR, J. 2018. Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (SMNS). In: Beck, L.A. & Joger, U. (eds): Palaeontological Collections of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, 491-497. Springer.
  • 169. SCHOCH, R.R. & WITZMANN, F. 2018. Morphology of the Late Carboniferous temnospondyl Limnogyrinus elegans, and the evolutionary history of the Micromelerpetidae.Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 289, 293-310.
  • 168. SCHOCH, R.R. 2018. The return of typology - do turtles exemplify saltational evolution? Acta Zoologica, 99, 319-320.
  • 167. SCHOCH, R.R. 2018. The temnospondyl Parotosuchus nasutus (v. Meyer, 1858) from the Early Triassic Middle Buntsandstein of Germany. Palaeodiversity, 11, 107-126.
  • 166. SCHOCH, R.R., ULLMANN, F., ROZYNEK, B., ZIEGLER, R., SEEGIS, D. & SUES, H.D. 2018. Tetrapod diversity and palaeoecology in the German Middle Triassic (Lower Keuper) documented by tooth morphotypes. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 1-24.
  • 165. PEREZ BEN, C., SCHOCH, R.R., BAEZ, A.M. 2018. Miniaturization and morphological evolution in Paleozoic relatives of living amphibians: a quantitative approach. Paleobiology, 44, 58-75.
  • 164. SCHOCH, R.R. 2018. Osteology of the temnospondyl Neldasaurus and the evolution of basal dvinosaurians. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 287, 1-16.

2017

  • 163. SCHOCH, R.R. 2017. Mastodonsaurier aus dem Buntsandstein im Schwarzwald. Erdgeschichten: Geologie im Ruhr-Museum, 138-139.
  • 162. SCHOCH, R.R. 2017. The stapes of Edops craigi and ear evolution in the lissamphibian stem-group. Acta Zoologica.
  • 161. KLEIN, N., FOTH, C. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2017. Preliminary observations on the bone histology of the Middle Triassic pseudosuchian archosaur Batrachotomus kupferzellensis reveals fast growth with laminar fibro-lamellar bone tissue. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 37, e1333121
  • 160. SCHOCH, R.R. 2017. Die Frühzeit der Saurier. Vom karbonischen Regenwald zur Entstehung der Dinosaurier. 128 pp. Pfeil, Munich.
  • 159. SCHOCH, R. 2017. Die Opaschildkröte aus dem Süden. Schwäbische Heimat, 2017/1, 48-54.

2016

  • 158.SCHOCH, R.R. & SUES, H.-D. 2016. The diapsid origin of turtles. Invited Perspective. Zoology, 119, 159-161.
  • 157.SCHOCH, R.R. & SEEGIS, D. 2016. A Middle Triassic palaeontological gold mine: The vertebrate deposits of Vellberg (Germany). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 459, 249-267.
  • 156. KLEIN, N., SCHOCH, R.R. & SCHWEIGERT, G. 2016. A juvenile eurysternid turtle (Testudines: Eurysternidae) from the upper Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic) of Nusplingen (SW Germany). Geobios, 49, 355-364.
  • 155. SCHOCH, R.R. & DESOJO, J.B.2016. Cranial anatomy of the large aetosaur Paratypothorax andressorum Long & Ballew, 1985, from the Upper Triassic of Germany and its bearing on aetosaur phylogeny. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 279, 73-95.
  • 154. MARTINELLI, A., BENTO SOARES M. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2016. Owenettids and procolophonids from the Lower Keuper shed new light on the diversity of parareptiles in the German Middle Triassic. Journal of Paleontology 90, 92-101.
  • 153. SCHOCH, R.R. 2016. Die Urschildkröte Pappochelys. Fossilien, 1/2016, 42-51.
  • 152.SCHOCH, R.R. & ANDERSON, J.S. 2016. Amphibia. (Chapter 10). In: CLACK, J.A. & POPPER, R.R. (eds). Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear - a Palaeontological Perspective. Handbook of Auditory Research, pp. 327-355, Springer, New York and Heidelberg
  • 151. SCHOCH, R.R. 2016. Archosaurier - die Vielfalt der herrschenden Echsen in der Germanischen Trias. Fossilien, 4/2016, 44-55.
  • 150. MAXWELL, E.E., ....etc.... SCHOCH, R.R. 2016. The Rauenberg fossil Lagerstätte (Baden-Württemberg, Germany): A window into early Oligocene marine and coastal ecosystems of Central EuropePalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 463, 238-260

2015

  • 149. SCHOCH, R.R. & SUES, H.D. 2015. A Middle Triassic stem-turtle and the evolution of the turtle body plan. Nature 523, 584-587.DOI:10.1038/nature14472.
  • 148. RINEHART, L.F., LUCAS, S.G. & SCHOCH, R.R. Eocyclotosaurus appetolatus, a new cyclotosaurid amphibian from the Middle Triassic (Perovkan) Moenkopi Formation of New Mexico, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35.
  • 147. SCHOCH, R.R., POSCHMANN, M. & KUPFER, A. 2015. The salamandrid Chelotriton paradoxus from Enspel and Randeck Maar (Oligocene-Miocene), Germany. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 95, 77-86.
  • 146. SCHOCH, R.R. & HAGDORN, H. 2015. Lettenkeuper-Fossilien als Denkmale und wissenschaftliches Belegmaterial. In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 389-398.
  • 145. KELBER, K.P. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2015. Lebensbilder des Lettenkeupers im Wandel der Zeiten. In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 407-413.
  • 144. HAGDORN, H., SCHOCH, R.R., SEEGIS, D. & WERNEBURG, R. 2015. Wirbeltierlagerstätten im Lettenkeuper. In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 325-358.
  • 143. HAGDORN, H., KELBER, H.P. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2015. Fossile Lebensgemeinschaften im Lettenkeuper. In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 359-385.
  • 142. ZIEGLER, R. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2015. Synapsiden (Säugerähnliche). In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 265-266.
  • 141. SCHOCH, R.R.2015. Amphibien und Chroniosuchier. In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 203-230.
  • 140.SCHOCH, R.R. 2015. Reptilien. In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 231-264.
  • 139. HAGDORN, H., HEUNISCH, C. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2015. Biostratigraphie und Alter des Lettenkeupers. In: Hagdorn, H., Schoch, R.R. & Schweigert, G. (Hrg.): Der Lettenkeuper - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Palaeodiversity Sonderband 2015: 41-48.

2014

  • 138. SCHOCH, R.R. 2014. Amphibian skull evolution: the developmental and functional context of simplification, bone loss and heterotopy. Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Developmental and Molecular Evolution 322, 619-630.
  • 137.SCHOCH, R.R & SUES, H.D. 2014. A new archosauriform reptile from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) of Germany. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12, 113-131.
  • 136. SCHOCH, R.R., MILNER, A.R. & WITZMANN, F. 2014. Skull morphology and phylogenetic relationships of a new Middle Triassic plagiosaurid temnospondyl from Germany, and the evolution of plagiosaurid eyes.Palaeontology 57, 1045-1058. 
  • 135. SCHOCH, R. 2014. Plagiosaurier: Bizarre Lauerräuber in triassischen Sümpfen und Lagunen. Fossilien 3, 42-49.
  •  134. SCHOCH, R.R. & SEEGIS, D. 2014. Taphonomy, deposition, and pedogenesis in the Upper Triassic dinosaur beds of Trossingen. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 94, 571-593.
  • 133. SCHOCH, R.R.2014. Life cycles, plasticity, and palaeoecology in temnospondyl amphibians. Palaeontology 57, 517-529.
  • 132. SCHOCH, R.R. 2014. First evidence of the branchiosaurid temnospondyl Leptorophus in the Permian of the Saar Nahe basin (W-Germany).Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 272, 225-236.
  • 131. SCHULTZE, H.P. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2014. Tetrapoda. In WESTHEIDE, W. & RIEGER, R. (eds.): Spezielle Zoologie, 2. Wirbel- oder Schädeltiere, 3rd ed. S. 302-304; Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.
  • 130.SCHOCH, R.R. 2014. Frühe Tetrapoda. In WESTHEIDE, W. & RIEGER, R. (eds.): Spezielle Zoologie, 2. Wirbel- oder Schädeltiere, 3rd ed., S. 305-308; Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.
  • 129. SCHINDLER, T., POSCHMANN, M., SCHOCH, R.R., UHL, D. & VOIGT, S. 2014. Lower Permian Amphibians from the construction pit of a German wind power station: ecological and biogeographical inferences. Permophiles, 59: 20-23.
  • 128. SCHOCH, R. 2014. Sauriergrabungen in der Trias von Hohenlohe - Ein Fenster in die Zeit vor den Dinosauriern. Schwäbische Heimat, 65, 143-150.
  • 127. REIF, W.-E., HOSSFELD, U. & SCHOCH, R. 2014. Discussion of evolution in the German-speaking world in the 1959 Darwin centenary. In: GLICK, T.F. & SHAFFER, E. (eds). The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe, vol. 3.
  • 126. SCHOCH, R.R. 2014. Amphibian Evolution. The Life of Early Land Vertebrates. New York (Wiley).
  • 125. SCHOCH, R.R. & MILNER, A.R. 2014. Temnospondyli. In: SUES, H.D. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology, vol. 3A. Munich (Pfeil).

2013

  • 124. JONES, M.E., ANDERSON, C.L., HIPSLEY, C.A., MÜLLER, J., EVANS, S. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. Integration of molecules and new fossils supports a Triassic origin for Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, and tuatara). BMC Evolutionary Biology 13, 208.
  • 123. JOYCE, W., SCHOCH, R.R., LYSON, T. 2013.The girdles of the oldest fossil turtle, Proterochersis robusta, and the age of the turtle crown. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13, 266.
  • 122. SANCHEZ, S. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. Bone histology reveals a high environmental and metabolic plasticity as a successful evolutionary strategy in a long-lived homeostatic temnospondyl. Evolutionary Biology 40, 627-647.
  • 121.SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. Die Trossinger Saurierfundstelle. Fossilien 30, 275-284.
  • 120. RASSER, M.W.,BECHLY, G., BÖTTCHER, R., EBNER, M., HEIZMANN, E.P.J., HÖLTKE, O., JOACHIM, C., KERN, A.A., KOVAR-EDER, J., NEBELSICK, J.H., ROTH-NEBELSICK, A., SCHWEIGERT, G., SCHOCH, R.R., ZIEGLER, R. The Randeck Maar: Palaeoenvironment and habitat differentiation of a Miocene lacustrine system. Palaeo 3 392, 426-453. 
  •  119. SUES, H.D. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. The enigmatic large temnospondyl Calamops paludosus from the basal Stockton Formation (Newark Supergroup; Triassic) of Pennsylvania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 1061-1070
  • 118. SCHOCH, R.R. & SUES, H.D. 2013. A new dissorophid temnospondyl from the Lower Permian of north-central Texas. Comptes Rendus Palevol. 12: 419-435.
  • 117. MILNER, A.R. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. Trimerorhachis (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) from the Lower Permian of Texas and New Mexico: Cranial osteology, taxonomy and biostratigraphy.Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 270: 91-128.
  • 116. SUES, H.D. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2013.Reassessment of cf. Halticosaurus orbitoangulatus from theUpper Triassic (Norian) of Germany - a pseudosuchian, not a dinosaur. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 859-872.
  • 115. SUES, H.D. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. First record of Colognathus (Amniota) from the Middle Triassic of Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 998-1002.
  • 114. DESOJO, J.B., HECKERT, A., MARTZ, J., PARKER, W., SCHOCH, R.R, SMALL, B., SULEJ, T. 2013. Aetosauria: a clade of armoured pseudosuchians from the Upper Triassic continental beds. Geological Society Special Publications 379: 203-239. 
  • 113. SCHOCH, R.R. & RASSER, M.W. 2013. A new salamandrid from the Miocene Randeck Maar (Germany). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 58-66.
  • 112. SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. The evolution of major temnospondyl clades: an inclusive phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11: 673-705.
  • 111. WITZMANN, F. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. Reconstruction of cranial and hyobranchial muscles in the Triassic temnospondyl Gerrothorax provides evidence for akinetic suction feeding. Journal of Morphology 274: 525-542.
  • 110. THOMAS, R.D.K., SCHOCH, R.R. & WEISHAMPEL, D. 2013. Wolf-Ernst Reif (1945-2009). Historical Biology 25: 125-126.
  • 109. SCHOCH, R.R. 2013. How body size and development biased the direction of evolution in early amphibians. Historical Biology 25: 155-166.

2012

  • 108. YOUNG, M., BRUSATTE, S.L., BRANDALISE, M., DESOJO, J.B., BEATTEY, B.L., STEEL, L., FERNANDEZ, M.S., SAKAMOTO, M., RUIZ-OMENACA, I. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2012. The cranial osteology and feeding ecology of the metriorhynchis crocodylomorph genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe. PLoS ONE 7: e44985.
  • 107. SCHOCH, R.R. 2012. Riesenlurche als Räuber in Seen und Sümpfen. In: MARTIN, T. et al. (Ed.): Paläontologie - 100 Jahre Paläontologische Gesellschaft. Munich (Pfeil), pp. 106-107.
  • 106. SCHOCH, R.R. 2012. Evolutionäre Strategien karbonischer Panzerlurche. In: MARTIN, T. et al. (Ed.): Paläontologie - 100 Jahre Paläontologische Gesellschaft. Munich (Pfeil), pp. 60-61.
  • 105. SCHOCH, R.R. & WITZMANN, F. 2012. Cranial morphology of the plagiosaurid Gerrothorax pulcherrimus as an extreme example of evolutionary stasis. Lethaia 45: 371-385.
  • 104. MAXWELL, E.E., FERNANDEZ, M. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2012. First diagnostic marine reptile remains from the Aalenian (Middle Jurassic): a new ichthyosaur from southwestern Germany. PLoS ONE 7: e41692.
  • 103. WITZMANN, F. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2012. A megalichthyid sarcopterygian fish from the Lower Permian (Autunian) of the Saar-Nahe Basin. Geobios 45: 241-248.
  • 102. SCHOCH, R.R. 2012. Character distribution and phylogeny of the dissorophid temnospondyls. Fossil Record 15: 119-135.
  • 101. WITZMANN, F., SCHOCH, R.R., HILGER, R. & KARDJILOV, N. 2012. The braincase, palatoquadrate and ear region of the plagiosaurid Gerrothorax pulcherrimus from the Middle Triassic of Germany. Palaeontology 55: 31-50.
  • 100. SCHOCH. 2012. A dicynodont mandible from the Triassic of Germany forms the first evidence of large herbivores in the Central European Basin. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 263: 119-123.

2011

  • 99.SCHOCH, R.R. & WITZMANN, F. 2011. Bystrow's Paradox: gills, fossils, and the fish-to-tetrapod transition. Acta Zoologica 92: 251-265.
  • 98. BUTLER, R., BRUSATTE; S:L:, REICH, M., NESBITT, S.J., SCHOCH, R.R. & HORNUNG, J. 2011. The sail-backed reptile Ctenosauriscus from the Latest Early Triassic of Germany and the timing and biogeography of the early archosaur radiation. PLOS ONE 6: e25693.
  • 97. NAKAJIMA, Y. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2011. The first temnospondyl amphibian from Japan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 1154-1157.
  • 96. SCHOCH, R.R. 2011. Tracing Seemann's dinosaur excavation: his field notes and current status of the material. Palaeodiversity 4, 245-282.
  • 95. SCHOCH, R.R. & NEIPP, V. 2011. Auf Saurierjagd in Trossingen - seit 100 Jahren. Schwäbische Heimat 2011 (2): 205-212.
  • 94. SCHOCH, R.R. A new trematosauroid temnospondyl from the Middle Triassic of Jordan. Fossil Record 14:119-127.
  • 93. SCHOCH, R.R. 2011. How diverse is the temnospondyl fauna in the Early Triassic of southwestern Germany? Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 261:49-60.
  • 92. SCHOCH, R.R. 2011. New archosauriform remains from the Lower Keuper of Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 260: 87-100.
  • 91. ZHOU, C.F. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2011. New material of the pterosaur Changchengopterus from the Jurassic of Liaoning, China. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 260: 265-275.
  • 90. FRÖBISCH, J., SCHOCH, R.R., MÜLLER, J., SCHINDLER, T. & SCHWEISS, D. 2011. A new basal sphenacodontid synapsid from the Late Carboniferous of the Saar-Nahe Basin, Germany. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica56: 113-120.
  • 89. SCHOCH, R.R. 2011. A procolophonid-like tetrapod from the German Middle Triassic. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie259: 251-255.

2010

  • 88. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Heterochrony: the interplay between development and ecology in an extinct amphibian clade. Paleobiology36: 318-334.
  • 87. SANCHEZ, S., STEYER, J.S., SCHOCH, R.R. & DE RICQLES.2010. Palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental influences revealed by long-bone palaeohistology: the example of the Permian branchiosaurid Apateon. Geological Society Special Volume (2010).
  • 86. SANCHEZ, S., DE RICQLES, A., SCHOCH, R.R. & STEYER, J.S. 2010. Developmental plasticity of limb bone microstructural organization in Apateon: histological evidence of paedomorphic conditions in branchiosurs. Evolution and Development 12: 315-328.
  • 85. FRÖBISCH, N.B., OLORI, J., SCHOCH, R.R & WITZMANN, F. 2010. Amphibian development in the fossil record. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology21.
  • 84. SCHOCH, R.R, HOSSFELD, U. & LEVIT, G. 2010. Wolf-Ernst Reif. Studies in the History of Biology, vol. 2010, pp. 92-96. Sankt Petersburg.
  • 83. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. A fresh look at an early theory of evolution and development: A new translation of Schmalhausen's Factors of Evolution. Acta Zoologica 91: 495-496.
  • 82. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Riedl's burden and the body plan: selection, constraint, and deep time. Journal of Experimental Zoology B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution314B: 1-10.
  • 81. SCHOCH, R.R., VOIGT, S. & BUCHWITZ, M. in press. A chroniosuchid from the Triassic of Kyrgyzstan and analysis of chroniosuchian relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society160: 515-530.
  • 80. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Guest Editor: Darwin and Evolutionary Theory. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 255 (2).
  • 79. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Wolf-Ernst Reif: A wonderful mind. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 255 (2): 1-5.
  • 78. SCHOCH, R.R., NESBITT, S., MÜLLER, J., BOY, J.A. & LUCAS, S.G. 2010. The reptile assemblage of the Moenkopi Formation in New Mexico. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie255 (1)

2009

  • 88. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Heterochrony: the interplay between development and ecology in an extinct amphibian clade. Paleobiology36: 318-334.
  • 87. SANCHEZ, S., STEYER, J.S., SCHOCH, R.R. & DE RICQLES.2010. Palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental influences revealed by long-bone palaeohistology: the example of the Permian branchiosaurid Apateon. Geological Society Special Volume (2010).
  • 86. SANCHEZ, S., DE RICQLES, A., SCHOCH, R.R. & STEYER, J.S. 2010. Developmental plasticity of limb bone microstructural organization in Apateon: histological evidence of paedomorphic conditions in branchiosurs. Evolution and Development 12: 315-328.
  • 85. FRÖBISCH, N.B., OLORI, J., SCHOCH, R.R & WITZMANN, F. 2010. Amphibian development in the fossil record. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology21.
  • 84. SCHOCH, R.R, HOSSFELD, U. & LEVIT, G. 2010. Wolf-Ernst Reif. Studies in the History of Biology, vol. 2010, pp. 92-96. Sankt Petersburg.
  • 83. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. A fresh look at an early theory of evolution and development: A new translation of Schmalhausen's Factors of Evolution. Acta Zoologica 91: 495-496.
  • 82. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Riedl's burden and the body plan: selection, constraint, and deep time. Journal of Experimental Zoology B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution314B: 1-10.
  • 81. SCHOCH, R.R., VOIGT, S. & BUCHWITZ, M. in press. A chroniosuchid from the Triassic of Kyrgyzstan and analysis of chroniosuchian relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society160: 515-530.
  • 80. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Guest Editor: Darwin and Evolutionary Theory. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 255 (2).
  • 79. SCHOCH, R.R. 2010. Wolf-Ernst Reif: A wonderful mind. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 255 (2): 1-5.
  • 78. SCHOCH, R.R., NESBITT, S., MÜLLER, J., BOY, J.A. & LUCAS, S.G. 2010. The reptile assemblage of the Moenkopi Formation in New Mexico. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie255 (1)

2008

  • 61. SCHOCH, R.R. 2008. The Capitosauria (Amphibia): characters, phylogeny, and stratigraphy. Palaeodiversity 1: 189-226.
  • 60. SCHOCH, R.R. & MILNER, A.R. 2008. The intrarelationships and evolutionary history of the temnospondyl family Branchiosauridae. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 6: 409-431.
  • 59. WITZMANN, F., SCHOCH, R.R. & MAISCH, M.W. 2008. A relict basal tetrapod from the Middle Triassic of Germany. Naturwissenschaften, 95: 67-72.
  • 58. SCHOCH, R.R. 2008. A new stereospondyl from the Middle Triassic of Germany, and the origin of the Metoposauridae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 152: 79-113.

2007

  • 57. SCHOCH, R.R. 2007. An early landmark of Evolutionary Developmental Biology: The Evolution of the Amphibian Skull by Natalia Lebedkina. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 14
  • 56. MOSER, M. & SCHOCH, R.R. 2007. Revision of the type material and nomenclature of Mastodonsaurus giganteus (Temnospondyli) from the Middle Triassic of Germany. Palaeontology, 50: 1245-1266.
  • 55. SCHOCH, R.R. 2007. Osteology of the small archosaur Aetosaurus from the Upper Triassic of Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 246: 1-35.
  • 54. SCHOCH, R. (Editor). 2007. Saurier - Expedition in die Urzeit. 136 pp., Stuttgart (Thorbecke).
  • 53. SCHOCH, R.R., FASTNACHT, M., FICHTER, J. & KELLER, T. 2007. Anatomy and relationships of the Triassic temnospondyl Sclerothorax. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 52: 117-136.
  • 52. Fröbisch, N., Carroll, R.L. & Schoch, R.R. 2007. Limb ossification in the Paleozoic branchiosaurid Apateon (Temnospondyli) and the early evolution of preaxial dominance in tetrapod limb development. Evolution & Development, 9: 69-75.

2006

  • 51. SCHOCH R.R. 2006. Skull ontogeny: developmental patterns of fishes conserved in aross major developmental stages. Evolution & Development, 8: 524-536.
  • 50. SCHOCH, R. R. & FRÖBISCH, N. 2006. Metamorphosis and neoteny: alternative developmental pathways in an extinct amhibian clade. Evolution, 60: 1467-1475.
  • 49. SCHOCH, R. 2006. Kupferzell: Saurier aus den Keupersümpfen. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde C 61: 1-79.
  • 48.Witzmann, F. & Schoch, R.R. 2006. Skeletal development of the temnospondyl Acanthostomatops vorax from the Lower Permian Döhlen Basin of Saxony. Transactions Royal Society Edinburgh, 96: 365-385.
  • 47.Witzmann, F. & Schoch, R.R. 2006. The postcranium of Archegosaurus decheni, and a phylogenetic analysis of temnospondyl postcrania. Palaeontology, 49: 1211-1235. 
  • 46. SCHOCH, R.R. 2006. A complete trematosaurid amphibian from the Middle Triassic of Germany. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26: 29-43.
  • 45.Nesbitt, S.J., Lucas, S.G., & Schoch, R.R. 2006. A new, large archosauriform from the Anton Chico Member of the Upper Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic), east-central New Mexico. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie

2005

  • 44. SCHOCH, R.R. & RUBIDGE, B.S. 2005. The amphibamid Micropholis stowi from the Lystrosaurus Assemblage Zone of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25: 502-522.    

2004

  • 43. SCHOCH, R.R. 2004. Skeleton formation in the Branchiosauridae as a case study in comparing ontogenetic trajectories. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24: 309-319.
  • 42. SCHOCH, R.R. & MILNER, A.R. 2004. Structure and implications of theories on the origins of lissamphibians. In: Arratia, G., Wilson, M.V. & Cloutier, R. (eds.): Recent advances in the origin and early radiation of vertebrates, pp. 345-377; München (Pfeil).
  • 41. SCHOCH, R. R. & HAMPE, O. 2004. An eryopid-like temnospondyl from the Lower Rotliegend Meisenheim Formation of the Saar-Nahe Basin. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 232: 315-323.  
  • 40. SCHOCH, R. R. & MÜLLER, J. 2004. Jürgen Boy from a developmental perspective. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 232: 153-155.  
  • 39. MILNER, A. R. & SCHOCH, R. R. 2004. The last metoposaurid amphibians from Europe. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 232: 231-252.  
  • 38. DITTRICH, D. & SCHOCH, R. R. 2004. Wirbeltierreste in der ardennischen Unterkeuper-Randfazies – das Bonebed von Irsch (nördlich Bitburg/Südeifel). Mainzer geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen, 32: 83-112.  
  • 37. CARROLL, R.L., BOISVERT, C., BOLT, J.R., GREEN, D., PHILIPS, N., ROLIAN, C., SCHOCH, R.R. & TARENKO, A. 2004. Changing patterns of ontogeny from osteolepiform fish through Permian tetrapods as a guide to the early evolution of land vertebrates. In: Arratia, G., Wilson, M.V. & Cloutier, R. (eds.): Recent Advances in the Origin and Early Radiation of Vertebrates, pp. 321-343; München (Pfeil).     

2003

  • 36. SCHOCH, R.R. 2003. The early larval ontogeny of the Permo-Carboniferous temnospondyl Sclerocephalus. Palaeontology, 46: 1055-1072.
  • 35. SCHOCH, R.R.2003. Frühe fossile Tetrapoden. In: Westheide, W. & Rieger, H. (eds.): Spezielle Zoologie, Wirbeltiere; Jena (Fischer).  
  • 34. SCHOCH, R.R. & CARROLL, R.L. 2003. Ontogenetic evidence for the Palaeozoic ancestry of salamanders. Evolution & Development, 5: 314-324.  
  • 33. SCHOCH, R.R. & SCHULTZE, H.-P. 2003. Tetrapoda, vierfüßige Landwirbeltiere. In: Westheide, W. & Rieger, H. (eds.): Spezielle Zoologie, Wirbeltiere; Jena (Fischer).     

2002

  • 32. SCHOCH, R.R. 2002. The early formation of the skull in extant and Paleozoic amphibians. Paleobiology, 28: 378-396.
  • 31. SCHOCH, R.R. 2002. The evolution of metamorphosis in temnospondyls. Lethaia, 35: 309-327. 
  • 30. SCHOCH, R.R. 2002. The neurocranium of the stereospondyl Mastodonsaurus giganteus. Palaeontology, 45: 627-645.  
  • 29. SCHOCH, R.R. 2002. The palatoquadrate of Mastodonsaurus giganteus (Jaeger, 1828) and the evolutionary modification of this region. Neues Jahrbuch Geologie Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 225: 401-423.  
  • 28. SCHOCH, R.R. 2002. The stapes and middle ear of the Permo-Carboniferous tetrapod Sclerocephalus. Neues Jahrbuch Geologie Paläontologie Monatshefte, 2002: 671-680.  
  • 27. SCHOCH, R.R. 2002. Stratigraphie und Taphonomie wirbeltierreicher Schichten im Unterkeuper (Mitteltrias) von Vellberg (SW-Deutschland). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 318: 1-30.  
  • 26. SCHOCH, R.R., MILNER, A.R. & HELLRUNG, H. 2002. The last trematosaurid amphibian Hyperokynodon keuperinus revisited. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 321: 1-9.  
  • 25. LUCAS, S.G. & SCHOCH, R.R.2002. Triassic temnospondyl biostratigraphy, biocgronology and correlation of the German Buntsandstein and North American Moenkopi Formation. Lethaia, 35: 97-106.     

2001

  • 24. SCHOCH, R.R. 2001. Can metamorphosis be recognized in Palaeozoic amphibians ? Neues Jahrbuch Geologie Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 221: 335-367.  
  • 23. BOY, J.A., SCHOCH, R.R. & LUCAS, S.G. 2001. The Moenkopi Formation in north-central New Mexico: Stratigraphy, fauna, and vertebrate deposits. New Mexico Geological Society Bulletin, 52nd Field Conference, pp. 103-110.  
  • 22. SCHOCH, R.R. 2001. Hermann von Meyer, Pionier in der Erforschung der Labyrinthodonten. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe, November 2001.     

2000

  • 21. SCHOCH, R.R. 2000. Biogeography of Triassic capitosaur amphibians. Neues Jahrbuch Geologie Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 214: 177-200.  
  • 20. SCHOCH, R.R. 2000. The stapes of Mastodonsaurus giganteus (Jaeger 1828) – structure, articulation, and functional implications. Neues Jahrbuch Geologie Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 214: 201-231.  
  • 19. SCHOCH, R.R. 2000. Two new cyclotosaurid amphibians from the Moenkopi Formation of northern Arizona. Neues Jahrbuch Geologie Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 216: 387-411.  
  • 18. SCHOCH, R.R. & MILNER, A.R. 2000. Stereospondyli. In: Wellnhofer, P. (ed), Handbuch der Paläoherpetologie, 3B, 203 pp., 106 figs., 16 pl; München (Pfeil). 
  • 17. SCHOCH, R.R. 2000. The origin and intrarelationships of capitosaurid amphibians. Palaeontology, 43: 705-727.     

1999

  • 16. SCHOCH, R.R. 1999. Studies on braincases of early tetrapods: Structure, homology, and phylogeny – 1. Trimerorhachis and other primitive temnospondyls. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 213: 233-259.  
  • 15. SCHOCH, R.R. 1999. Studies on braincases of early tetrapods: Structure, homology, and phylogeny – 2. Kamacops acervalis and other advanced temnospondyls. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 213: 289-299.  
  • 14. SCHOCH, R.R. 1999. Comparative osteology of Mastodonsaurus giganteus (Jaeger, 1828) from the Lettenkeuper (Longobardian) of Germany (Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Thüringen). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, B 278: 1-175.  
  • 13. SCHOCH , R.R. & WILD, R. 1999. Die Wirbeltier-Fauna des Muschelkalks unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Süddeutschlands. In: Hauschke, N. & Wilde, V. (eds), Die Trias – eine ganz andere Welt, pp. 331-342, München (Pfeil).  
  • 12. SCHOCH, R.R. & WILD, R. 1999. Die Saurier von Kupferzell – der gegenwärtige Forschungsstand. In: Hauschke, N. and Wilde, V. (eds), Die Trias – eine ganz andere Welt, pp. 409-418; München (Pfeil).  
  • 11. SCHOCH, R.R. & WILD, R. 1999. Die Tetrapoden-Fauna im Keuper Süddeutschlands. In: Hauschke, N. & Wilde, V. (eds), Die Trias – eine ganz andere Welt, pp. 395-408; München (Pfeil).     

1998

  • 10. SCHOCH, R.R. & WERNEBURG, R. 1998. The Triassic labyrinthodonts from Germany. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, 3: 629-650.  
  • 9. SCHOCH, R.R. 1998. Homology of cranial ossification in urodeles: significance of developmental data for fossil basal tetrapods. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte, 1998: 1-25.  
  • 8. SCHOCH, R.R. 1998. Comparative anatomy of Mastodonsaurus giganteus from the Lettenkeuper of Kupferzell, and the phylogeny and evolution of capitosaur amphibians. 350 pp.; Tübingen (Eberhard-Karls-Universität).     

1988-1997

  • 7. SCHOCH, R.R. 1997. A new capitosaurid amphibian from the Upper Lettenkeuper (Ladinian) of Kupferzell (Southwestern Germany). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 203: 239-272.  
  • 6. SCHOCH, R.R. 1997. Phylogeny of the Capitosauroidea. World Congress of Herpetology, 3: 186.  
  • 5. SCHOCH, R.R. 1997. Cranial anatomy of the Permian temnospondyl Zatrachys serratus Cope, 1878, and the phylogenetic position of the Zatrachydidae. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 206: 223-248.  
  • 4. SCHOCH, R.R. 1995. Heterochrony and the development of the amphibian head. In: McNamara (ed.): Heterochrony and Evolutionary Change, pp. 107-124; Chichester (Wiley).  
  • 3. SCHOCH, R.R. 1993. Cranial development, heterochrony, and skull kinesis in temnospondyl larvae. European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 4: 405.  
  • 2. SCHOCH, R.R. 1992. Comparative ontogeny of Early Permian branchiosaurid amphibians. Developmental stages. Palaeontographica A 222: 43-83.  
  • 1. SCHOCH, R.R. 1988. On the taxonomy of a Lower Permian labyrinthodont amphibian. Base, 1988:15-28.

Lab

Preparators

  • Isabell Rosin
  • Andreas Radecker

Researcher

POSTDOCS

  • Dr. Eudald Mujal Grané (Fossillagerstätten)- head of new Fossillagerstättensection in the department
  • Dr. Orla Bath Enright (Fossillagerstätten) - new Fossillagerstättensection in the department
  • Dr. Stephan Spiekman (Mesozoic reptiles) - DFG
  • Dr. Gabriela Sobral (Mesozoic reptiles) - DFG
  • Dr. Daniel Schwarz (feeding in early tetrapods) - DFG
  • Dr. Sanjukta Chakravorti (temnospondyls, evolution)

PHD STUDENTS

  • Joep Schaeffer (Evolution of Plateosaurus at Trossingen)
  • Raphael Moreno (Tetrapod assemblages in the Central European Triassic)
  • Feiko Miedema (Ichthyosaur ontogeny and evolution)
  • Samuel Cooper (Pachycormid evolution in the Jurassic)

Curriculum Vitae

2020

  • Professor of Paleontology at the University of Hohenheim
  • Head of the Department of Paleontology at the Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History

2018

  • Habilitation at the University of Jena

2012-2018

  • Research stays: USA, Siberia, Brazil, Morocco

2010

  • Friedrich von Alberti Award

2007-2011

  • Research stays: Great Britain, China

2007

  • Große Landesausstellung "Saurier - Erfolgsmodelle der Evolution"

2001-2004

  • Research stays: USA (New Mexico, California)

1998

  • Doctorate at the University of Tübingen

1996-1998

  • Research stays: USA, South Africa and Russia

1993-1994

  • Diploma thesis at the University of Catamarca, Argentina

1990-1995

  • Studied geology and paleontology at the University of Tübingen

Research stays

  • USA (Harvard, Berkeley, Smithsonian Institution)
  • Qatar, China (Beijing, Shenyang, Guizhou)
  • Russia (Sibiria)
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • Brasil (Porto Alegre)

Protection of natural monuments

The protection of natural monuments is regulated by law. Certain fossil- bearing localities fall among those, as well as vertebrate fossils in general. In the State of Baden-Württemberg the collection of fossils is restricted as follows: while the collection is generally permitted, valuable finds have to be examined by the curators of the Stuttgart Natural History Museum. The region of Holzmaden, where the Posidonia Shale yields especially valuable vertebrates such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, is further protected and has been designated a special area of protection.

Editorial Board

  • Acta Zoologica (Stockholm)
  • Palaeodiversity (Stuttgart)
  • Fossil Record (Berlin)