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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (1997)
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Research contributions: Science and Nature [3]

Solé, R.V., Manrubia, S.C., Benton, M.J., and Bak, P. 1997. Self-similarity of extinction statistics in the fossil record. Nature, 388, 764-767 (doi: 10.1038/41996).

Stankiewicz, B.A., Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.P., Flannery, M.B. and Wuttke, M. 1997. Preservation of chitin in 25 million-year-old fossils. Science, 276, 1541-1543 (doi: 10.1126/science.276.5318.1541).

Wilkinson, M., Thorley, J., and Benton, M.J. 1997. Uncertain turtle relationships. Nature, 387, 466.


Research contributions: others [51]

Benton, M.J. 1997. Models for the diversification of life. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 12, 490-495 (doi: 10.1016/S0169-5347(97)84410-2).

Benton, M.J. 1997. The Triassic reptiles from Devon. Proceedings - Ussher Society 9, 141-152.

Benton, M.J. and Allen, J. 1997. Boreopricea from the Lower Triassic of Russia, and the relationships of the prolacertiform reptiles. Palaeontology, 40, 931-953.

Benton, M.J. and Gower, D.J. 1997. Richard Owen's giant Triassic frogs: archosaurs from the Middle Triassic of England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17, 74-88 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.1997.10010955).

Benton, M.J. and Hitchin, R. 1997. Congruence between phylogenetic and stratigraphic data on the history of life. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 264, 885-890 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.1997.0123).

Benton, M.J., Cook, E., Grigorescu, D., Popa, E., and Tallódi, E. 1997. Dinosaurs and other tetrapods in an Early Cretaceous bauxite-filled fissure, northwestern Romania. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 130, 275-292 (doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(96)00151-4).

Braddy, S.J. and Dunlop, J.A. 1997. The functional morphology of mating in the Silurian eurypterid, Baltoeurypterus tetragonophthalmus (Fischer, 1839). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 121, 435-461 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1997.tb01282.x).

Briggs, D.E.G. and Nedin, C. 1997. The taphonomy and affinities of the problematic fossil Myoscolex from the Lower Cambrian Emu Bay Shale of South Australia. Journal of Paleontology, 71, 22-32.

Briggs, D.E.G., Wilby, P.R., Pérez-Moreno, B.P., Sanz, J.L. and Fregenal-Martínez, M. 1997. The mineralization of dinosaur soft-tissue in the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 154, 587-588 (doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.154.4.0587).

Buckman, J.O., Doughty, P.S., Benton, M.J., Jeram, A.J. 1997. Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Triassic Sandstone of Scrabo, County Down, Northern Ireland: ichnological and sedimentological studies indicating a mixed fluviatile-aeolian succession. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 16, 85-102.

Carmo, A.M., Stankiewicz, B.A., Mastalerz, M., and Pratt, L.M. 1997. Factors controlling the abundance of organic sulfur in flash pyrolyzates of Upper Cretaceous kerogens from Sergipe Basin, Brazil. Organic Geochemistry 26, 587-603 (doi: 10.1016/S0146-6380(97)00020-X).

Chaisson, W.P. and Pearson, P.N. 1997. Planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy at Site 925: middle Miocene-Pleistocene. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 154, 3-32.

Cook, E. 1997. Sedimentology and vertebrate taphonomy of bone-bearing facies from the Clockhouse Rock Store (Weald Clay, late Hauterivian), Capel, Surrey, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 108, 49-56 (doi: 10.1016/S0016-7878(97)80005-3).

Dunlop, J.A. and Braddy, S.J. 1997. Slit-like structures on the prosomal appendages of the eurypterid Baltoeurypterus. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 1997, 31-38.

Fortey, R.A., Briggs, D.E.G. and Wills, M.A. 1997. The Cambrian evolutionary "explosion" recalibrated. BioEssays, 19, 429-434 (doi: 10.1002/bies.950190510).

Godefroit, P. and Cuny, G. 1997. Archosauriform teeth from the Upper Triassic of Saint-Nicolas-de-Port (northeastern France). Palaeovertebrata, 26, 1-34.

Gower, D.J. 1997. The braincase of the early archosaur Erythrosuchus africanus. Journal of Zoology, 242, 557-576 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1997.tb03855.x).

Gower, D.J. and Sennikov, A.G. 1997. Sarmatosuchus and the early history of the Archosauria. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17, 60-73 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.1997.10010954).

Hitchin, R. and Benton, M.J. 1997. Congruence between parsimony and stratigraphy: comparisons of three indices. Paleobiology, 23, 20-32.

Hitchin, R. and Benton, M.J. 1997. Stratigraphic indices and tree balance. Systematic Biology, 46, 563-569 (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/46.3.563).

Hof, C.H.J. and Briggs, D.E.G. 1997. Decay and mineralization of mantis shrimps (Stomatopoda: Crustacea) - a key to their fossil record. Palaios, 12, 420-438 (doi: 10.1043/0883-1351(1997)012<0420:DAMOMS>2.0.CO;2).

Hungerbühler, A. and Sachs, S. 1997. Ein grosser Ichthyosaurier aus dem Pliensbachium von Bielefeld. Neue Einblicke in die Ichthyosaurier des Mittleren Lias und das Gebiss von Temnodontosaurus. Bericht des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Bielefeld und Umgegend, 37, 15-52.

Kemp. R.A. and Unwin, D.M. 1997. The taphonomy of Archaeopteryx. Lethaia, 30, 229-238 (doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1997.tb00465.x).

Kriwet, J., Rauhut, O.W.M. and Gloy, U. 1997: Microvertebrate remains (Pisces, Archosauria) from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of southern France. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palüontologie, Abhandlungen, 206, 1-28.

Lee, M.S.Y. and Spencer, P.S. 1997. Crown-clades, key characters, and taxonomic stability: when is an amniote not an amniote? In: Sumida, S.S. and Martin, L.M. (eds), Amniote Origins: Completing the Transition to Land. Academic Press, New York, pp. 61-84.

Lockley, R.M., Huh, M., Lim, S.-K., Yang, S.-Y., Chun, S.-S., and Unwin, D.M. 1997. First report of pterosaur tracks from Asia, Chunllanam Province, Korea. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of Korea, 2, 17-32.

Maisch, M.W. and Hungerbühler, A. 1997. Revision of Temnodontosaurus nuertingensis (v. HUENE, 1931), a large ichthyosaur from the Lower Pliensbachian (Lower Jurassic) of Nürtingen, South Western Germany. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, B 248, 1-11.

Maisch, M.W. and Hungerbühler, A. 1997. The temporal region of the gigantic Lower Jurassic ichthyosaur Temnodontosaurus throws new light on the cranial anatomy and origin of the Ichthyosauria. Terra Nostra, Schriften der Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung, 1997 (9), 9-13.

Martill, D.M. and Unwin, D.M. 1997. Small spheres in fossil bones: blood corpuscles or diagenetic artefacts? Palaeontology, 40, 619-624.

Pearson, P.N. and Chaisson, W.P. 1997. Late Paleocene to middle Miocene planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy of the Ceara Rise. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 154, 33-68.

Pearson, P.N., Shackleton, N.J. and Hall, M.A. 1997. Stable isotopic evidence for the sympatric divergence of Globigerinoides trilobus and Orbulina universa (planktonic foraminifera). Journal of the Geological Society, 154, 295-302 (doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.154.2.0295).

Pearson, P.N., Shackleton, N.J., Weedon, G.P., and Hall, M.A. 1997. Multispecies planktonic foraminifer stable isotope stratigraphy through Oligocene/Miocene boundary climatic cycles, Site 926. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 154, 441-450.

Rauhut, O.W.M. 1997. Zur Schädelanatomie von Shuvosaurus inexpectatus (Dinosauria, Theropoda). In: Sachs, S., Rauhut, O.W.M. and Weigert, A. (eds), Erstes Treffen der deutschsprachigen Paläoherpetologen. Extended Abstracts. Terra Nostra, 7/97, 17-21.

Rauhut, O.W.M. and Werner, C. 1997. First record of a Maastrichtian sauropod dinosaur from Egypt. Palaeontologia Africana, 34, 63-67.

Sachs, S. and Hungerbühler, A. 1997. Ein Ichthyosaurier-Fund aus dem Dogger von Bielefeld. Bericht des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Bielefeld und Umgegend, 37, 255-260.

Stankiewicz, B.A., Briggs, D.E.G., and Evershed, R.P. 1997. Chemical composition of Paleozoic and Mesozoic fossil invertebrate cuticles as revealed by pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Energy and Fuels, 11, 515-521 (doi: 10.1021/ef9601778).

Stankiewicz, B.A., Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.P., and Duncan, I.J. 1997. Chemical preservation of insect cuticles from the Pleistocene asphalt deposits of California, USA. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 61, 2247-2252 (doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(97)00078-1).

Stankiewicz, B.A., Hutchins, J.C., Thomson, R., Briggs, D.E.G., and Evershed, R.P. 1997. Assessment of bog-body tissue preservation by Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 11, 1884-1890.

Stankiewicz, B.A., Mastalerz, M., Kruge, M.A., Van Bergen, P.F., and Sadowska, A. 1997. A comparative study of modern and fossil cone scales and seeds of conifers: a geochemical approach. New Phytologist 135, 375-393 (doi: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.1997.00638.x).

Storrs, G.W. 1997. Morphological and taxonomic clarification of the genus Plesiosaurus. In: J.M. Callaway and E.L. Nicholls (eds), Ancient marine reptiles. Academic Press, pp. 145-190.

Sutcliffe, O.E. 1997. An ophiuroid trackway from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate, Germany. Lethaia 30, 33-39 (doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1997.tb00441.x).

Trueman, C.N. and Benton, M.J. 1997. A geochemical method to trace the taphonomic history of reworked bones in sedimentary settings. Geology, 25, 263-266 (doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1997)025<0263:AGMTTT>2.3.CO).

Trueman, C.N. and Palmer, M.R. 1997. REE in fossil dinosaur bones. A reconsideration of Samoilov and Benjamini, 1996. Palaios, 12, 495-497 (doi: 10.2307/3515387).

Tverdokhlebov, V.P., Tverdokhlebova, G.I., Benton, M.J., and Storrs, G.W. 1997. First record of footprints of terrestrial vertebrates from the Upper Permian of the Cis-Urals, Russia. Palaeontology, 40, 157-166.

Unwin, D.M. 1997. Pterosaur tracks and the terrestrial ability of pterosaurs. Lethaia, 29, 373-386 (doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1996.tb01673.x).

Unwin, D.M. and Lü, J. 1997. On Zhejiangopterus and the relationships of pterodactyloid pterosaurs. Historical Biology, 12, 199-210 (doi: 10.1080/08912969709386563).

Unwin, D.M., Bakhurina, N.N., Lockley, M.G, Manabe, M., and Li, J. 1997. Pterosaurs from Asia. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of Korea, 2, 43-65.

Weedon, G.P., Shackleton, N.J., and Pearson, P.N. 1997. The Oligocene timescale and cyclostratigraphy on the Ceara Rise, western equatorial Atlantic. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 154, 101-116.

Wilby, P.R. and Briggs, D.E.G. 1997. Taxonomic trends in the resolution of detail preserved in fossil phosphatized soft tissues. Geobios, Mémoire Spécial, 20, 493-502 (doi: 10.1016/S0016-6995(97)80056-3).

Wills, M.A., Briggs, D.E.G. and Fortey, R. A. 1997. Evolutionary correlates of arthropod tagmosis - scrambled legs. in Fortey, R.A. and Thomas, R.H. (eds), Arthropod relationships, Chapman and Hall, pp. 57-65.

Wright, J.L., Unwin, D.M., Lockley, M.G. and Rainforth, E.C. 1997. Pterosaur tracks from the Purbeck Limestone Formation of Dorset, England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 108, 39-48 (doi: 10.1016/S0016-7878(97)80004-1).


Public understanding of science [11]

Benton, M.J. 1997. Extinction events. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 18 (2), 26-34.

Benton, M.J. 1997. Origin and early evolution of dinosaurs. In J.O. Farlow and M.K. Brett-Surman (eds), The complete dinosaur. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, pp. 204-215.

Benton, M.J. 1997. Extinction, Triassic. In Padian, K. and Currie, P.J. (eds), Encyclopedia of dinosaurs. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 230-236.

Benton, M.J. 1997. Reptiles. In Padian, K. and Currie, P.J. (eds), Encyclopedia of dinosaurs. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 637-643.

Benton, M.J. 1997. Vertebrata. In Padian, K. and Currie, P.J. (eds), Encyclopedia of dinosaurs. Academic Press, San Diego, p. 780.

Benton, M.J. 1997. Vertebrate palaeontology, 2nd edition. Chapman & Hall, London, 452 pp.

Benton, M.J. and Harper, D.A.T. 1997. Basic palaeontology. Longman, London; Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 342 pp.

Storrs, G.W. 1997. The early English dinosaur Thecodontosaurus. The Dinosaur Report, Summer, 1997: 12-13.

Unwin, D.M. 1997. The new dinosaur book. Aladdin Books, London, 32 pp.

Wright, J.L. 1997. Connecticut River Valley. In Padian, K. and Currie, P.J. (eds), Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, San Diego: The Academic Press, pp. 143-147.

Wright, J.L. 1997. Rocky Hill Dinosaur State Park. In Padian, K. and Currie, P.J. (eds), Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, San Diego: The Academic Press, pp. 643-644.


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