Contact information:

RNDr. Markéta Knitlová, Ph.D.

Phone: +420732348701

Fax: +420221951841


Room: 223


MSc Thesis:

Holocene history of the genus Apodemus (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Central Europe.

Supervisor: Ivan Horáček


PhD thesis:

Taxonomy and paleobiogeography of the genus Apodemus (Mammalia: Rodentia) in the Quaternary fossil record of Central Europe.

Supervisor: Ivan Horáček


Research interests:

Mammalogy, morphometrics, Quaternary fossil record of rodents in Central Europe.


Current projects:

Paleobiogeography and evolutionary dynamics of the genus Apodemus (Rodentia, Muridae) in the Late Cenozoic of Central Europe - GAUK 355511 (2011-2013).




Selected papers:

Newton, A., Špoutil, F., Procházka, J., Black, J., Medlock, K., Paddle, R., Hipsley, Ch., Knitlová, M., Pask, A. (in print): Letting the “cat” out of the bag: pouch young development of the extinct Tasmanian tiger revealed by X-ray computed tomography. Royal Society Open Science.

Knitlová, M., Horáček, I. (2017): Genus Apodemus in the Pleistocene of Central Europe: when did the extant taxa appear? Fossil Imprint 74 (3-4): 460–481.

Knitlová, M., Horáček, I. (2017): Late Pleistocene-Holocene paleobiogeography of the genus Apodemus in Central Europe. PLoS ONE 12 (3): e0173668. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173668


Horáček, I., Ložek, V., Knitlová, M., Juřičková, L. (2015): Darkness under candlestick: glacial refugia on mountain glaciers. In: Sázelová S., Novák, M., Mizerová, A. (eds.). Forgotten times and spaces: New perspectives in paleoanthropological, paleoetnological and archeological studies. 1st Edition. Brno: Institute of Archeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Masaryk University, pp. 363–377. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210‐7781‐2015‐27


Horáček, I., Knitlová, M., Wagner, J., Kordos, L., Nadachowski, A. (2013): Late Cenozoic History of the Genus Micromys (Mammalia, Rodentia) in Central Europe. PLoS ONE 8 (5): e62498. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062498