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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (1998)
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Research contributions: Science and Nature [7]

Dal Sasso, C. and Signore, M. 1998. Exceptional soft-tissue preservation in a theropod dinosaur from Italy. Nature, 392, 383-387 (doi: 10.1038/32884).

Orr, P.J., Briggs, D.E.G. and Kearns, S.L. 1998. Cambrian Burgess Shale animals replicated in clay minerals. Science, 281, 1173-1175 (doi: 10.1126/science.281.5380.1173).

Palmer, M.R., Pearson, P.N. and Cobb, S.J. 1998. Reconstructing past ocean pH: depth profiles. Science, 282, 1468-1471 (doi: 10.1126/science.282.5393.1468).

Poinar, H.N., Hofreiter, M., Spaulding, W.G., Martin, P.S., Stankiewicz, B.A., Bland, H., Evershed, R.P., Possnert, G., Pääbo, S. 1998. Molecular coproscopy: Dung and diet of the extinct ground sloth Nothrotheriops shastensis. Science 281, 402-406 (doi: 10.1126/science.281.5375.402).

Sereno, P.C., Beck, A.L., Dutheil, D.B., Gado, B., Larsson, H.C.E.,Lyon, G.H., Marcot, J.D., Rauhut, O.W.M., Sadleir, R.W., Sidor, C.A., Varricchio, D.J., Wilson, G.P., and Wilson, J.A. 1998. A long-snouted predatory dinosaur from Africa and the evolution of the spinosaurids. Science, 282, 1298-1302 (doi: 10.1126/science.282.5392.1298).

Unwin, D.M. 1998. Feathers, filaments and theropod dinosaurs. Nature 391, 119-120 (doi: 10.1038/34279).

Wilkinson, M., Upchurch, P., Barrett, P. M., Gower, D.J., and Benton, M.J. 1998. Robust dinosaur phylogeny? Nature, 396, 423-424 (doi: 10.1038/24763).


Research contributions: others [41]

Bartels, C., Briggs, D.E.G. and Brassel, G. 1998. Fossils of the Hunsrück Slate - Marine Life in the Devonian. Cambridge University Press, xiv + 309 pp.

Benton, M.J. 1998. Analysing diversification through time: reply to Sepkoski and Miller. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13, 201.

Benton, M.J. 1998. Dinosaur fossils with soft parts. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13, 303-304 (doi: 10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01420-7).

Benton, M.J. 1998. The quality of the fossil record of vertebrates. Pp. 269-303, in Donovan, S.K. and Paul, C.R.C. (eds), The adequacy of the fossil record. Wiley, New York, 312 pp.

Benton, M.J. 1998. Molecular and morphological phylogenies of mammals: congruence with stratigraphic data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 9, 398-407 (doi: 10.1006/mpev.1998.0492).

Bierstedt, A., Stankiewicz, B.A., Briggs, D.E.G. and Evershed, R.P. 1998. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of chitin in fossil arthropods: comparison of a colorimetric assay and Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. The Analyst, 123, 139-145 (doi: 10.1039/A704799A).

Braddy, S.J. 1998. An overview of the invertebrate ichnotaxa from the Robledo Mountains ichnofauna (lower Permian), southern New Mexico. In Permian Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Robledo Mountains, New Mexico (Lucas, S. G., Estep, J. W. and Hoffer, J. M., eds). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, 12, 93-98.

Braddy, S.J. and Almond, J. 1998. Eurypterid trackways from the Table Mountain Group (Lower Ordovician) of South Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 27, 34-36 (doi: 10.1016/S0899-5362(99)00087-1).

Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.P. and Stankiewicz, B.A. 1998. The molecular preservation of fossil arthropod cuticles. Ancient Biomolecules, 2, 135-146.

Briggs, D.E.G., Stankiewicz, B.A., Meischner, D., Bierstedt, A. and Evershed, R.P. 1998. Taphonomy of arthropod cuticles from Pliocene lake sediments, Willershausen, Germany. Palaios, 13, 386-394 (doi: 10.1043/0883-1351(1998)013<0386:TOACFP>2.0.CO;2).

Buckman, J.O., Doughty, P.S., Benton, M.J., and Jeram, A.J. 1998. Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Triassic sandstones of Scrabo, County Down, Northern Ireland: ichnological and sedimentological studies indicating a mixed fluviatile-aeolian succession. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 16, 85-102.

Cook, E., Isaji, S. and Manabe, M. 1998. Preliminary results of a taxonomic study from the Tetori Group (Lower Cretaceous) of Japan. Palaeontological Research, 2, 47-52.

Cuny, G. 1998. Primitive neoselachian sharks: A survey. Oryctos, 1, 3-21.

Cuny, G., Martin, M., Rauscher, R. and Mazin J.-M. 1998. A new neoselachian shark from the Upper Triassic of Grozon (Jura, France). Geological Magazine, 135, 657-668.

Davis, P.G. and Briggs, D.E.G. 1998. The impact of decay and disarticulation on the preservation of fossil birds. Palaios, 13, 3-13 (doi: 10.1043/0883-1351(1998)013<0003:TIODAD>2.0.CO;2).

Draganits, E., Grasemann, B. and Braddy, S.J. 1998. Discovery of abundant arthropod trackways in the ?Lower Devonian Muth Quartzite (Spiti, India): implications for the depositional environment. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 16, 109-118 (doi: 10.1016/S0743-9547(98)00008-7).

Duncan, I.J., Briggs, D.E.G. and Archer, M. 1998. Insects and millipedes from the Tertiary of Riversleigh, Queensland, Australia. Palaeontology, 41, 835-851.

Dyke, G.J. 1998. Does archosaur phylogeny hinge on the ankle joint? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 18, 558-562 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.1998.10011083).

Dyke, G.J. and Thorley, J. 1998. Reduced cladistic consensus methods and avian affinities of Protoavis and Avimimus. Archaeopteryx, 16, 123-129.

Elliott, D.K., Loeffler, E.J. and Liu, Y. 1998. New species of the cyathaspidid Poraspis (Agnatha: Heterostraci) from the Late Silurian and Early Devonian of Northwest Territories, Canada. Journal of Paleontology, 72, 360-370.

Evans, S.E., Manabe, M., Cook, E., Hirayama, R., Isaji, S., Nicholas, C., Unwin, D.M., and Yabumoto, Y. 1998 An Early Cretaceous assemblage from Gifu Prefecture, Japan. In: Lucas, S.G., Kirkland, J.I. and Estep, J.W. (eds), Lower and Middle Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, 14: 183-186.

Godefroit, P., Cuny, G., Delsate, D., and Roche, M. 1998. Late Triassic vertebrates from Syren (Luxemburg). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 210, 305-343.

Gower, D.J. and Weber, E. 1998. The braincase of Euparkeria, and the evolutionary relationships of birds and crocodilians. Biological Reviews, 73, 367-411 (doi: 10.1017/S0006323198005222).

Hungerbühler, A. 1998. Taphonomy of the prosauropod dinosaur Sellosaurus, and its implications for carnivore faunas and feeding habits in the Late Triassic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 143, 1-29 (doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(98)00074-1).

Hunt, A.P., Lucas, S.G. and Spencer, P.S. 1998. A reassessment of the taxonomic affinities of the enigmatic tetrapod Anisodontosaurus greeri Welles 1947 from the Middle Triassic of western North America. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 1998: 289-300.

McCobb, L.M.E., Duncan, I.J., Jarzembowski, E.A., Stankiewicz, B.A., Wills, M.A., and Briggs, D.E.G. 1998 Taphonomy of insects from the Bembridge Marls (Late Eocene), Isle of Wight, England. Geological Magazine, 135, 553-563.

Monsch, K.A. 1998. Miocene fish faunas from the northwestern Amazonia basin (Colombia, Peru, Brazil) with evidence of marine incursions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 143: 31-50 (doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(98)00064-9).

Pearson, P.N. 1998. Evolutionary concepts in biostratigraphy. In Unlocking the Stratigraphical Record (Doyle, P. and Bennett, M.R., eds). Wiley, Chichester, pp. 123-144.

Pearson, P.N. 1998. Speciation and extinction asymmetries in paleontological phylogenies; evidence for evolutionary progress? Paleobiology, 24, 305-335.

Pearson, P.N. 1998. Stable isotopes and the study of evolution in planktonic foraminifera. Paleontological Society Papers, 4, 138-178.

Stankiewicz, B.A., Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.P., Miller, R.F., and Bierstedt, A. 1998. The fate of chitin in Quaternary and Tertiary strata. In Stankiewicz, B.A. and Van Bergen, P.F. (eds.) Nitrogen containing molecules in the biosphere and geosphere, American Chemical Society Symposium Series, 707, 211-225.

Stankiewicz, B.A., Masterlerz, M., Hof, C.H.J., Bierstedt, A., Flannery, M.B., Briggs, D.E.G., and Evershed, R.P. 1998. Biodegradation of the chitin-protein complex in crustacean cuticle. Organic Geochemistry, 28, 67-76 (doi: 10.1016/S0146-6380(97)00113-7).

Stankiewicz, B.A., Poinar, H.N., Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.P., and Poinar, G. O., Jr. 1998. Chemical preservation of plants and insects in natural resins. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B, 265, 641-647 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.1998.0342).

Stankiewicz, B.A., Scott, A.C., Collinson, M.E., Finch, P., Mösle, B., Briggs, D.E.G., and Evershed, R.P. 1998. The molecular taphonomy of arthropod and plant cuticles from the Carboniferous of North America. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 155, 453-462 (doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.155.3.0453).

Stankiewicz, B.A., van Bergen, P.F., Smith, M.B., Carter, J.F., Briggs, D.E.G., and Evershed, R.P. 1998. Comparison of the analytical performance of filament and Curie-point pyrolysis devices. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 45, 133-151 (doi: 10.1016/S0165-2370(98)00064-3).

Wills, M.A. 1998. A phylogeny of Recent and fossil Crustacea derived from morphological characters. Pp. 189-210 in R.A. Fortey and R.H. Thomas (eds.), Arthropod Relationships. Chapman and Hall, London.

Wills, M.A. 1998. Cambrian and Recent disparity: the picture from priapulids. Paleobiology, 24: 177-199.

Wills, M.A. 1998. Crustacean disparity through the Phanerozoic: comparing morphological and stratigraphic data. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society,65, 455-500 (doi: 10.1006/bijl.1998.0255).

Wills, M.A., Briggs, D.E.G, and Fortey, R.A. 1998. Evolutionary correlates of arthropod tagmosis: scrambled legs. Pp. 57-66 in R.A. Fortey and R.H. Thomas (eds.), Arthropod Relationships. Chapman and Hall, London.

Wills, M.A., Briggs, D.E.G., Fortey, R.A., Wilkinson, M., and Sneath, P.H.A.. 1998. An arthropod phylogeny based on fossil and Recent taxa. Pp. 33-105 in G.E. Edgecombe (ed.), Arthropod Fossils and Phylogeny. Columbia University Press, New York.

Wright, J.L., Barrett, P.M., Lockley, M.G. and Cook, E. 1998. A review of the Early Cretaceous terrestrial vertebrate track-bearing strata of England and Spain. In Lower and Middle Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems (Lucas, S.G., Kirkland, J.I. and Estep., J.W., eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural; History and Science Bulletin, 14, 143-154.


Public understanding of science [4]

Benton, M.J. 1998. The Kingfisher handbook of dinosaurs. Kingfisher, London, 188 pp.

Benton, M.J. 1998. The best-ever book of dinosaurs. Kingfisher, London, 64 pp. Kingfisher, New York, 64 pp.

Braddy, S.J. 1998. Arthropod trackways from South Africa. Geoscientist, 8(7), 4-6.

Cuny G. 1998. Un émail particulier. Pour la Science, 247, 21.


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