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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2000)
< 2001 | 1999 >

Research contributions: Science and Nature [3]

Benton, M.J., Wills, M.A., and Hitchin, R. 2000. Quality of the fossil record through time. Nature 403, 534-538 (doi: 10.1038/35000558).

Buffetaut, E., Suteethorn, V., Cuny, G., Tong, H., Le Loeuff, J., Khansubha, S., and Jongautchariyakul, S. 2000. The earliest known sauropod dinosaur. Nature 407, 72-74 (doi: 10.1038/35024060).

Pearson, P.N. and Palmer, M.R. 2000. Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations over the past 60 million years. Nature 406, 695-699 (doi: 10.1038/35021000).


Research contributions: others [48]

Benton, M.J. 2000. Stems, nodes, crown clades, and rank-free lists: is Linnaeus dead? Biological Reviews 75, 633-648 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2000.tb00055.x).

Benton, M.J. 2000. Conventions in Russian and Mongolian palaeontological literature. Pp. xvi-xxxix, in Benton, M.J., Shishkin, M.A., Unwin, D.M., and Kurochkin, E.N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Benton, M.J., Bouaziz, S., Buffetaut, E., Martill, D., Ouaja, M., Soussi, M. and Trueman, C. 2000. Dinosaurs and other fossil vertebrates from fluvial deposits in the Lower Cretaceous of southern Tunisia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 157, 227-246 (doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(99)00167-4).

Benton, M.J., Juul, L., Storrs, G.W., and Galton, P.M. 2000. Anatomy and systematics of the prosauropod dinosaur Thecodontosaurus antiquus from the Upper Triassic of southwest England. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 20, 77-108 (doi: 10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0077:AASOTP]2.0.CO;2).

Benton, M.J., Shishkin, M.A., Unwin, D.M., and Kurochkin, E. (eds) 2000. The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 696 pp.

Benton, M.J., Shishkin, M.A., Unwin, D.M., and Kurochkin, E.. 2000. Introduction. Pp. xiv-xv, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Braddy, S.J. 2000. Eurypterids from the Early Devonian of the Midland Valley of Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 36, 115-122 (doi: 10.1144/sjg36020115).

Braddy, S.J. and Dunlop, J. A. 2000. Early Devonian eurypterids from the Northwest Territories of Arctic Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 37, 1167-1175 (doi: 10.1139/e00-023).

Briggs, D.E.G. 2000. Systematics — the sine qua non of paleontology. in Lane, R.H., Steininger, F.F., Kaesler, R.L., Ziegler, W. and Lipps, J. (eds.) Fossils and the future — Paleontology in the 21st century. Senckenberg-Buch 74. 183-190 (of 290 pp). Waldemar Kramer, Frankfurt.

Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.P. and Lockheart, M.J. 2000. The biomolecular paleontology of continental fossils. In Erwin, D.H. and Wing, S.L. (eds.) Deep time: Paleobiology's perspective. Paleobiology 26 (supplement to no. 4), p. 169-193 (doi: 10.1666/0094-8373(2000)26[169:TBPOCF]2.0.CO;2).

Coxall, H.C., Pearson, P.N., Shackleton, N.J. and Hall, M.A. 2000. Hantkeninid depth adaptation: an evolving life-strategy in a changing ocean. Geology 28, 87-90 (doi; 10.1130/0091-7613(2000)28<87:HDAAEL>2.0.CO).

Cuny, G., Hunt, A., Mazin, J.-M., and Rauscher, R. 2000. Teeth of enigmatic neoselachian sharks and an ornithischian dinosaur from the uppermost Triassic of Lons-le-Saunier (Jura, France). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 74, 171-185 (doi: 10.1007/BF02987959).

Dyke, G.J. 2000. Dealing with problems of phylogenetic reconstruction in an extinct vertebrate group : an example using Mesozoic birds. Terra Nostra (Schriften der Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung) 7, 1-7.

Dyke, G.J. and Cooper, J.H. 2000. A new psittaciform bird from the London Clay (Lower Eocene) of England. Palaeontology 43, 271-286 (doi: 10.1111/1475-4983.00126).

Elliott, D.K., Dineley, D.L., and Johnson, H.G. 2000. A vertebrate fauna from the Middle Devonian Yahatinda Formation of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Paleontology 74, 123-132 (doi: 10.1666/0022-3360(2000)074<0123:AVFFTM>2.0.CO;2).

Fara, E. 2000. Diversity of Callovian-Ypresian (Middle Jurassic-Eocene) tetrapod families and selectivity of extinctions at the K/T boundary. Geobios 33, 387-396 (doi: 10.1016/S0016-6995(00)80166-7).

Fara, E. and Benton, M.J. 2000. The fossil record of Cretaceous tetrapods. Palaios 15, 161-165 (doi: 10.1669/0883-1351(2000)015<0161:TFROCT>2.0.CO;2).

Fara, E. and Hungerbühler, A. 2000. Paleorhinus magnoculus from the Upper Triassic of Morocco: a juvenile primitive phytosaur (Archosauria). Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes 331, 831-836.

Gower, D. J. and Sennikov, A. G. 2000. Early archosaurs from Russia. Pp. 140-159, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Harper, E.M. and Wharton, D.S. 2000. Boring predation and Mesozoic articulate brachiopods. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 158, 15-24 (doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(99)00164-9).

Henderson, D.M. 2000. Skull and tooth morphology as indicators of niche partitioning in sympatric Morrison Formation theropods. In Aspects of theropod paleobiology (Pérez-Moreno, B.P., Holtz, T., Jr., Sanz, J.L., and Moratalla, J., eds), Gaia 15, 219-226.

Hof, C.H.J., Schram, F.R., and Watling, L. 2000. The place of the Hoplocarida in the malacostracan pantheon. Journal of Crustacean Biology 20 (2 Spec. Iss.), pp. 1-11 (doi: 10.1163/1937240X-90000002).

Hungerbühler, A. 2000. Heterodonty in the European phytosaur Nicrosaurus kapffi and its implications for the taxonomic utility anbd functional morphology of phytosaur dentitions. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20, 31-48 (doi: 10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0031:HITEPN]2.0.CO;2).

Hungerbühler, A. and Hunt, A. P. 2000. Two new phytosaur species (Archosauria, Crurotarsi) from the Upper Triassic of Southwest Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte 2000, 467-484.

Jablonski, J., Benton, M.J., Gastaldo, R.A., Marshall, C.R., and Sepkoski, J.J., Jr. 2000. Macroevolution. Pp. 155-166, in Lane, R.H., Steininger, F.F., Kaesler, R.L., Ziegler, W., and Lipps, J. (eds), Fossils and the future: paleontology in the 21st century. Senckenberg-Buch Nr. 74, Frankfurt-am-Main.

King, M.J. and Thompson, D.B. 2000. Triassic vertebrate footprints from the Sherwood Sandstone Group., Hilbre, Wirral, northwest England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 111, 111-132 (doi: 10.1016/S0016-7878(00)80002-4).

Langer, M.C. 2000. The first record of dinocephalians in South America: Late Permian (Rio do Rasto Formation) of the Parana basin, Brazil. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 215, 69-95.

Langer, M.C., Boniface, M., Cuny, G. and Barbieri, L. 2000. The phylogenetic position of Isalorhynchus genovefae, a Late Triassic rhynchosaur from Madagascar. Annales de Palaéontologie 86, 101-127 (doi: 10.1016/S0753-3969(00)80002-6).

Langer, M.C., Ferigolo, J., and Schultz, C.L. 2000. Heterochrony and tooth evolution in hyperodapedontine rhynchosaurs. Lethaia, 33, 119-128 (doi: 10.1080/00241160050150258).

Langer, M.C. and Schultz, C.L. 2000. A new species of the Late Triassic rhynchosaur Hyperodapedon from the Santa Maria Formation of south Brazil. Palaeontology, 43, 633-652 (doi: 10.1111/1475-4983.00143).

Monsch, K.A. 2000. A new fossil bonito (Sardini, Teleostei) from the Eocene of England and the Caucasus, and evolution of tail region characters of its Recent relatives. Palaeontological Research, 4, 75-80.

Orr, P.J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, David J. and Siveter, Derek J. 2000. Three dimensional preservation of a non-biomineralised arthropod in concretions in Silurian volcaniclastics from Herefordshire, England. Journal of the Geological Society 157, 173-186 (doi: doi: 10.1144/jgs.157.1.173).

Orr, P.J., Siveter, Derek J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, David J., and Sutton, M.D. 2000. A new arthropod from the Silurian Konservat-Lagerstätte of Herefordshire, England. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 267, 1497-1504 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2000.1170).

Pearson, P.N. and Palmer, M.R. 2000. Estimating early Paleogene atmospheric CO2 using boron isotope analysis of foraminifera. GFF 122, 127-128 (doi: 10.1080/11035890001221127).

Rauhut, O.W.M. and Hungerbühler, A. 2000. A review of European Triassic theropods. In Aspects of theropod paleobiology (Pérez-Moreno, B. P., Holtz, T., Jr., Sanz, J.L., and Moratalla, J., eds), Gaia 15, 75-88.

Spencer, P.S. and Benton, M.J. 2000. Procolophonoids from the Permo-Triassic of Russia. Pp. 160-176, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Stankiewicz, B.A., Briggs, D.E.G., Michels, R., Collinson, M.E., Flannery, M.B. and Evershed, R.P. 2000. An alternative origin of aliphatic polymer in kerogen. Geology 28, 559-562 (doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(2000)28<559:AOOAPI>2.0.CO;2).

Steyer, J.S., Escuille, F., Pouillon, J.M., Broutin, J., Debriette, P., Freytet, P., Gand, G., Poplin, C., Rage, J.-C., Rival, J., Schneider, J.W., Stamberg, S., Werneburg, R. and Cuny, G. 2000. New data on the flora and fauna from the ?uppermost Carboniferous — lower Permian of Buxières-les-Mines, Bourbon l’Archambault Basin (Allier, France). A preliminary report. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 171, 239-249 (doi: 10.2113/171.2.239).

Storrs, G.W., Arkhangel'skii, M. S., and Efimov, V. M. 2000. Mesozoic marine reptiles of Russia and other former Soviet republics. Pp. 187-210, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Storrs, G.W. and Efimov, V. M. 2000. Choristodera from the Lower Cretaceous of northern Asia. Pp. 390-401, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Storrs, G.W., Arkhangel'skii, M. S., and Efimov, V. M. 2000. Mesozoic crocodyliforms of north-central Eurasia. Pp. 402-419, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Sutcliffe, O.E., Südkamp, W. H., and Jefferies, R. P. S. 2000. Ichnological evidence on the behaviour of mitrates: two trails associated with Devonian mitrate Rhenocystis. Lethaia, 33, 1-12 (doi: 10.1080/00241160050150267).

Unwin, D.M., Alifanov, V.R., and Benton, M.J. 2000. Enigmatic small reptiles from the Middle-Late Triassic of Kirgizstan. Pp. 177-186, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Unwin, D.M. and Bakhurina, N.N. 2000. Pterosaurs from Russia, Middle Asia and Mongolia. Pp. 420-433, in Benton, M. J., Shishkin, M. A., Unwin, D. M., and Kurochkin, E. N. (Eds) The age of dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Warren, A.A., Damiani, R.J. and Yates, A.M. 2000. Paleobiogeography of Australian fossil amphibians. Historical Biology 15, 171-179 (doi: 10.1080/10292380109380589).

Wharton, D.S. 2000. An enlarged endocranial venous system in Steneosaurus pictaviensis (Crocodylia: Thalattosuchia) from the Upper Jurassic of Les Lourdines, France. Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes, 331, 221-226 (doi: 10.1016/S1251-8050(00)01397-5).

Yates, A.M. 2000. A new tiny rhytidosteid (Temnospondyli: Stereospondyli) from the Early Triassic of Australia and the possibility of hidden temnospondyl diversity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20, 484-489 (doi: 10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0484:ANTRTS]2.0.CO;2).

Yates, A.M. and Warren, A.A. 2000. The phylogeny of the `higher' temnospondyls (Vertebrata: Choanata) and its implications for the monophyly and origins of the Stereospondyli. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 128, 77-121 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2000.tb00650.x).


Public understanding of science [153]

Benton, M.J. 2000. Great extinctions. Pp. 45-54 in Moody, R.T.J., Stoneley, R., Oldershaw, C., and Larwood, J. (eds) Earth alert. The Geologists' Association, London, 151 pp.

Benton, M.J. 2000. Walking with dinosaurs: the facts. BBC Worldwide, London, 192 pp.

Benton, M.J. 2000. A brief history of dinosaur paleontology. Pp. 10-44, in Paul, G. S. (ed.), The Scientific American book of dinosaurs. St Martin's Press, New York.

Benton, M.J. 2000. Mammals. Pp. 639-644, in P. L. Hancock and B. J. Skinner (eds), The Oxford Companion to the Earth. Oxford University Press, 1174 pp.

Benton, M.J. 2000. Accuracy of fossils and dating techniques. Electronic publication on the ActionBioscience web site at http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/benton.html.

Benton, M.J. and Harper, D.A.T. 2000. History of biodiversity. Geoscientist, 10(3), 6-7.

Cuny, G. 2000. La transition Trias-Jurassique. Pour la Science, Dossier 28, 60-65.

Dineley, D.L. 2000. [Entries in The Oxford Companion to the Earth, P. L. Hancock and B. J. Skinner (eds), Oxford University Press, 1174 pp.

  • Agassiz, Louis (1807-73) p. 8
  • Agricola, Georgius (1494-1555) p. 11
  • Airy, Sir George Biddell (1801-92) p. 12
  • Alpine pioneers of geology pp. 16-17
  • Amateurs in geology p. 17
  • Anning, Mary (1799-1847) p. 22
  • Archaean eon pp. 33-36
  • Archaeological geology pp. 36-37
  • Atlantis pp. 48-49
  • Barrell, Joseph (1869-1919) pp. 63-64
  • Beginnings of geological thought p. 68
  • Beloussov, V. V. (1907-90) pp. 68-69
  • Benioff, H. (1899-1968) p. 69
  • Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779-1848) pp. 69-70
  • Blackett, P. M. S. (1897-1974) pp. 79-80
  • Bowen, Norman Levi (1887-1956) p. 81
  • Buckland, William (1784-1856) p. 85
  • Bullard, Sir Edward (Crisp) (1907-80) pp. 87-88
  • Cambrian pp. 92-93
  • Carboniferous pp. 98-101
  • Catastrophism and uniformitarianism pp. 101-4
  • Cenozoic p. 107
  • Chamberlin, T. C. (1843-1928) p. 111
  • Chemostratigraphy p. 113
  • Classical times and the earth sciences pp. 114-5
  • Cloos, Hans (1885-1951) pp. 133-4
  • Cope, Edward Drinker (1840-97) pp. 177
  • Cretaceous pp. 187-9
  • Cuvier, Georges (Baron) (1769-1832) p. 203
  • Cyclicity pp. 203-6
  • Daly, Reginald Aldworth (1871-1957) p. 208
  • Dana, James Dwight (1813-95) p. 208
  • Darwin, Charles (1809-82) pp. 208-9
  • Dating rocks absolutely pp. 209-10
  • De La Beche, H. T. (1796-1855) p. 226
  • Devonian pp. 242-4
  • Diachronism pp. 244-5
  • Dinosaur hunters pp, 249-50
  • Du Toit, Alex (1878-1948) p. 267
  • Earth sciences p. 275
  • Eocene p. 314
  • Eskola, Pentti Eelis (1883-1964) p. 321
  • Event stratigraphy p. 326
  • Ewing, W. M. (1906-74) pp. 329-30
  • Facies p. 341 (DLD and G. Evans)
  • Fossils and folklore pp. 371-2
  • Fraud in geology p. 374
  • Geikie, Sir Archibald (1835-1924) p. 380
  • Geological exploration of the North American West pp. 406-7
  • Geological exploration of the polar regions p. 407
  • Geological humour pp. 407-8
  • Geological surveys pp. 412-3
  • Gutenberg, Beno (1889-1960) p. 489
  • Hadean eon p. 490
  • Hall, James, Jr. (1811-98) pp. 490-1
  • Hall, Sir James (1761-1832) p. 491
  • Harker, Alfred (1859-1939) p. 491
  • Hess, Harry Hammond (1906-69) p. 494
  • Historical geology pp. 510-1
  • History of geochemistry p. 511
  • History of geophysics pp. 511-2
  • History of the search for economic deposits pp. 512-3
  • Holmes, Arthur (1890-1965) p. 513
  • Holocene/ Recent pp. 513-4
  • Hooke, Robert (1635-1703) p. 514
  • Hutton, James (1726-97) pp. 515-6
  • International Union of the Earth Sciences (IUGS) pp. 543-4
  • Jeffreys, Sir Harold (1891-1989) p. 567
  • Jurassic pp. 572-4
  • Kuenen, Ph. H. (1902-76) pp. 580-1
  • Kuiper, G. P. (1905-73) p. 581
  • Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet (1744-1829) pp. 586-7
  • Lapworth, Charles (1842-1920) p. 602
  • Leakey, L. S. B. (1903-72) p. 603
  • Lehmann, Johann Gottlob (1719-67) pp. 603-4
  • Literature and geology pp. 610-2
  • Lyell, Charles (1797-1875) p. 625
  • Matthews, Drummond Hoyle (1931-97)p. 663
  • Medieval mineralogy and figured stones p. 665
  • Mesozoic pp. 667-8
  • Messinian salinity crisis p. 668
  • Michell, John (1724-93) p. 680
  • Milankovich, M. (1879-1958) p. 687
  • Miocene pp. 694-5
  • Murchison, Sir Roderick (Impey) (1792-1871) p. 715
  • Murray, Sir John (1841-1914) pp. 715-6
  • Music and the earth sciences pp. 717-9 (DLD and B. Wilcock)
  • Nalivkin, D. V. (1889-1982) p. 722
  • Neogene p. 723
  • New Red Sandstone p. 724
  • Offlap, onlap, overlap, and overstep pp. 749-50
  • Old Red Sandstone p. 753
  • Oligocene pp. 753-4
  • Ordovician pp. 756-8
  • Osborn, Henry Fairfield (1857-1935) p. 766
  • Owen, Richard (1804-92) p. 768
  • Palaeocene pp. 774-5
  • Palaeoenvironment pp. 778-9
  • Palaeogene p. 779
  • Palaeogeography p. 779
  • Palaeozoic p. 788
  • Permian pp. 807-8
  • Phanerozoic p. 819
  • Plate tectonics: the history of a paradigm pp. 826-7
  • Playfair, John (1784-1819) p. 834
  • Pleistocene pp. 834-6
  • Pliocene pp. 836-7
  • Precambrian pp. 847-8
  • Proterozoic pp. 852-3
  • Quaternary pp. 856-7
  • Renaissance in Europe and geological ideas p. 894
  • Rodinia and Pannonia pp. 913-6
  • Sedgwick, Adam (1785-1873) pp. 932-3
  • Shepard, F. P. (1897-1985) p. 970
  • Silurian pp. 974-6
  • Smith, William (1769-1839) p. 980
  • Sorby, Henry Clifton (1826-1908) p. 995
  • Specialization in the earth sciences after the Second World War pp. 995-6
  • Steno, Nicolaus (1638-86) pp. 998-9
  • Stille, Wilhelm Hans (1876-1966) p. 999
  • Stratification p. 1003
  • Stratigraphy pp. 1003-6
  • Suess, Edouard (1831-1914) pp. 1021-2
  • Superposition principle pp. 1023-4
  • Tertiary pp. 1039-40
  • Thomson, William (Lord Kelvin) (1824-1907) p. 1043
  • Triassic pp. 1051-3
  • Type locality, type section p. 1066
  • Vening-Meinesz, F. A. (1887-1966) p. 1085
  • Walcott, C. D. (1850-1927) p. 1093
  • Wegener, Alfred (1880-1930) p. 1105
  • Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749-1817) p. 1105
  • Willis, Bailey (1857-1949) p. 1107
  • Wilson, J. Tuzo (1908-93) p. 1107 Woodward, John (1665-1728) p. 1110

Lane, A. 2000. The fossil trackways and walking techniques of Burgess Shale arthropods. Geoscientist 10 (12), 6-7.

McLeod, M.J. 2000 Ivory that tells a tale of prehistoric tragedy. New Scientist, 01 April 2000, p. 9.

McLeod, M.J. 2000. One small step for fish, one giant leap for us. New Scientist, 19 Aug. 2000, pp. 28-32.

Parkes, R.J. 2000. [Entries in The Oxford Companion to the Earth, P. L. Hancock and B. J. Skinner (eds), Oxford University Press, 1174 pp.

  • Bacteria pp. 58-59
  • Bacterial isotopic fractionation pp. 59-60
  • Biodegradation p. 70
  • Biogeochemistry p. 71
  • Biosphere pp. 73-74
  • Gas hydrates pp. 378-9
  • Geomicrobiology pp. 424-7
  • Methanogenesis p. 679

Signore, M. 2000. Una vita per i dinosauri; Scipionyx e le nuove scoperte della paleontologia: i fossili raccontano... Edizione il Chiostro, 125 pp.


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