Contact information:

RNDr. Markéta Rozkošná Knitlová, Ph.D.

Phone: +420732348701


Room: 223

currently on maternity leave


Research interests:

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


Proposed Bachelor and Master student projects to be found here.




Recent publications:


Sinitsa, M.V., Virág, A., Pazonyi, P. & Knitlová, M (2019) Redescription and phylogenetic relationships of Spermophilus citelloides (Rodentia: Scuiridae: Xerinae), a ground squirrel from the Middle Pleistocene - Holocene of Central Europe. Historical Biology 33, 19-39.




Cerná-Bolfíková B, Evin A, Knitlova M, Loudová M, Sztencel-Jablonka A, Bogdanowicz W & Hulva P (2020) 3D geometric morphometrics reveals convergent character displacement in the Central European contact zone between two species of hedgehogs (genus Erinaceus). Animals 10.




Newton, A., Špoutil, F., Procházka, J., Black, J., Medlock, K., Paddle, R., Hipsley, Ch., Knitlová, M., Pask, A. (2018): 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 5(2): 171914.



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.