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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2006)
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Research contributions: Science and Nature [4]

Corfe, I.J. and Butler, R.J. 2006. Comment on "A Well-Preserved Archaeopteryx Specimen with Theropod Features". Science, 313, 1238b (doi: 10.1126/science.1130800).

Donoghue, P.C.J., Bengtson, S., Dong, X.P., Gostling, N.J., Huldtgren, T., Cunningham, J.A., Yin, C., Yue, Z., Peng, F. and Stampanoni, M. 2006. Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy of fossil embryos. Nature 442, 680-683 (doi: 10.1038/nature04890).

Hagadorn, J.W., Xiao, S., Donoghue, P.C.J., Bengtson, S., Gostling, N.J., Pawlowska, M., Raff, E.C., Raff, R.A., Turner, F.R., Yin, C., Zhou, C., Yuan, X., McFeely, M.B., Stampanoni, M. and Nealson, K.H. 2006. Cellular and subcellular structure of Neoproterozoic animal embryos. Science 314, 291-294 (doi: 10.1126/science.1133129).

Roopnarine, P. D., Angielczyk, K. D. and Hertog, R. 2006. Comment on "Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates". Science 314, 925d.

Research contributions: others [42]

Angielczyk, K.D. and Fox, D.L. 2006. New uses for measures of the fit of phylogenetic hypotheses to the fossil record. Paleobiology 32, 147-165 (doi: 10.1666/0094-8373(2006)032[0147:ENUFMO]2.0.CO;2).

Barrett, P.M. and Rayfield, E.J. 2006. Ecological and evolutionary implications of dinosaur feeding behaviour. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21, 217-224 (doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2006.01.002).

Benton, M.J. 2006. The origin of the dinosaurs. In Actas de III Jornadas Internacionales sobre Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su Entorno, pp. 11-19. Colectivo Arqueológico-Paleontológico de Salas, Burgos, Spain.

Benton, M.J., Minter, N.J. and Posmosanu, E. 2006. Dwarfing in ornithopod dinosaurs from the Early Cretaceous of Romania. In: Csiki, Z. (ed.) Mesozoic and Cenozoic Vertebrates and Paleoenvironments; Tributes to the Career of Prof. Dan Grigorescu, Ars Docendi, Bucharest, 79-87.

Bertling M., Braddy, S.J., Bromley, R.G., Demathieu, G.D, Mikulás, R., Nielsen, J.K., Nielsen, K.S.S., Rindsberg, A. K., Schlirf, M., and Uchman, A. 2006. Names for trace fossils: a uniform approach. Lethaia 39, 265-285 (doi: 10.1080/00241160600787890).

Donoghue, P.C.J., Kouchinsky, A., Waloszek, D., Bengtson, S., Dong, X., Val'kov, A.K., Cunningham, J.A., and Repetski, J.E. 2006. Fossilized embryos are widespread but the record is temporally and taxonomically biased. Evolution and Development 8, 232-238 (doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2006.00093.x).

Donoghue, P.C.J., Sansom, I.J. and Downs, J.P. 2006. Early evolution of vertebrate skeletal tissues and cellular interactions, and the canalization of skeletal development. Journal of Experimental Zoology - Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 306B, 278-294 (doi: 10.1002/jez.b.21090).

Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2006. A history of research at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, the world's finest Pennsylvanian section. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 117, 377-392 (doi: 10.1016/S0016-7878(06)80044-1).

Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2006. Vegetation ecology of Early Pennsylvanian alluvial fan and piedmont environments in southern New Brunswick, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 233, 34-50 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.09.005).

Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2006. Latest Mid-Pennsylvanian tree-fern forests in coastal plain deposits, Sydney Mines Formation, Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of the Geological Society, London 163, 81-94 (doi: 10.1144/0016-764905-003).

Falcon-Lang, H.J., Benton, M.J., Braddy, S.J. and Davies, S.J. 2006. The Pennsylvanian tropical biome reconstructed from the Joggins Formation of Canada. Journal of the Geological Society, London 163, 561-576 (doi: 10.1144/0016-764905-063).

Foster, G.L., Ni, Y., Haley, B., and Elliott, T. 2006. Accurate and precise isotopic measurement of sub-nanogram sized samples of foraminiferal hosted boron by total evaporation NTIMS. Chemical Geology 230, 161-174 (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.12.006).

Gallois, R.W. and Porter, R.J. 2006. The stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Dunscombe Mudstone Formation (late Triassic) of south-west England. Geoscience in south-west England 11, 174-182.

Gill, P. G., Säilä, L. K., Corfe, I. J., Challands, T., Williams, M. and Clemens, W. A. 2006. The fauna and palaeoenvironment of St. Bride's Island: evidence from the Lower Jurassic fissure fills of South Wales. 9th Symposium of Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, Abstracts and Proceedings. Natural History Museum, London, 48-51.

Gregory, F.J., Armstrong, H.A., Boomer, I., Gersonde, R., Harding, I., Herrle, J.O., Lazarus, D., Schmidt, D.N., Schonfeld, J., and Young, J.R. 2006. Celebrating 25 years of advances in micropalaeontology: a review. Journal of Micropalaeontology 25, 97-112 (doi: 10.1144/jm.25.2.97).

Gupta, N.S., Collinson, M.E., Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.D. and Pancost, R.D. 2006. Reinvestigation of the occurrence of cutan in plants: implications for the leaf fossil record. Paleobiology 32, 432-449 (doi: 10.1666/05038.1).

Gupta, N.S., Michels, R., Briggs, D.E.G., Evershed, R.P. and Pancost, R.D. 2006. The organic preservation of fossil arthropods: an experimental study. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 273, 2777-2783 (doi: 0.1098/rspb.2006.3646).

Hautmann, M. 2006. Shell mineralogical trends in epifaunal Mesozoic bivalves and their relationship to seawater chemistry and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. Facies 52, 417-433 (doi: 10.1007/s10347-005-0029-x).

Hautmann, M. 2006. Shell morphology and phylogenetic origin of oysters. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 240, 668-671 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.03.006).

Jasinoski, S.C., Russell, A.P. and Currie, P.J. 2006. An integrative phylogenetic and extrapolatory approach to the reconstruction of dromaeosaur (Theropoda: Eumaniraptora) shoulder musculature. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 146, 301-344 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00200.x).

Langer, M.C. and Benton, M.J. 2006. Early dinosaurs: a phylogenetic study. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 4, 309-358 (doi: 10.1017/S1477201906001970).

Maas, A., Braun, A., Dong, X.-P., Donoghue, P.C.J., Muller, K.J., Olempska, E., Repetski, J.E., Siveter, D.J., Stein, M. and Waloszek, D. 2006. The 'Orsten' - More than a Cambrian Konservat-Lagerstatte yielding exceptional preservation. Palaeoworld 15, 266-282 (doi: 10.1016/j.palwor.2006.10.005).

Marriott, S.B. and Wright, V.P. 2006. Investigating paleosol completeness and preservation in mid-Paleozoic alluvial paleosols: A case study in paleosol taphonomy from the Lower Old Red Sandstone. Special Paper of the Geological Society of America 416, 43-52 (doi: 10.1130/2006.2416(03)).

McIlroy, D. and Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2006. Discovery and palaeoenvironmental implications of a Zoophycos-group trace fossil (?Echinospira) in the Middle Pennsylvanian Sydney Mines Formation of Nova Scotia, and its palaeoenvironmental implications. Atlantic Geology 42, 31-35.

McNamara, M.E., Orr, P.J., Kearns, S.L., Alcalá, L., Anadón, P. and Peñalver-Mollá, E. 2006. High fidelity preservation of bone marrow in c. 10 million year old amphibians, Geology 34, 641-644 (doi: 10.1130/G22526.1).

Minter, N.J. and Braddy, S.J. 2006. The fish and amphibian swimming traces Undichna and Lunichnium, with examples from the Lower Permian of New Mexico, USA. Palaeontology 49, 1123-1142 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2006.00588.x).

Minter, N.J. and Braddy, S.J. 2006. Walking and jumping with Palaeozoic apterygote insects. Palaeontology 49, 827-835 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2006.00571.x).

Minter, N.J., Buatois, L.A., Lucas, S.G., Braddy, S.J. and Smith, J.A. 2006. Spiral-shaped graphoglyptids from an Early Permian intertidal flat. Geology 34, 1057-1060 (doi: 10.1130/G22722A.1).

Pierce, S. and Benton, M.J. 2006. Pelagosaurus typus Bronn, 1841 (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) from the Upper Lias (Toarcian, Lower Jurassic) of Somerset, England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26, 621-635 (doi: 10.1671/0272-4634(2006)26[621:PTBMTF]2.0.CO;2).

Raff, E.C., Vilinski, J.T., Turner, F.R., Donoghue, P.C.J. and Raff, R.A. 2006. Experimental taphonomy shows the feasibility of fossil embryos. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103, 5846-5851 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.0601536103).

Ruta, M. and Bolt, J.R. 2006. A reassessment of the temnospondyl amphibian Perryella olsoni from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 97: 113-165 (doi: 10.1017/S0263593300001437).

Ruta, M. and Clack, J.A. 2006. A review of Silvanerpeton miripedes, a stem amniote from the Lower Carboniferous of East Kirkton, West Lothian, Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 97, 31-63 (doi: 10.1017/S0263593306000034).

Ruta, M., Wagner, P. J. and Coates, M. I. 2006. Evolutionary patterns in early tetrapods. I. Rapid initial diversification followed by decrease in rates of character change. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences 273, 2107-2111 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3577).

Sánchez-Hernández, B. 2006. The new sauropod from Spain: Galveosaurus or Galvesaurus? Zootaxa 1201, 63-68.

Schmidt, D.N., Lazarus, D., Young, J. and Kucera, M., 2006. Biogeography and evolution of body-size of marine plankton. Earth-Science Reviews 78, 239-266 (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2006.05.004).

Stayton, C. T. and Ruta, M. 2006. Geometric morphometrics of the skull roof of stereospondyls (Amphibia: Temnospondyli). Palaeontology 49, 307-337 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2006.00523.x).

Tetlie, O.E. 2006. Eurypterida (Chelicerata) from the Welsh Borderlands, England. Geological Magazine 143, 723-735 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756806002536).

Tetlie, O.E. 2006. Two new Silurian species of Eurypterus (Chelicerata: Eurypterida) from, Norway and Canada, and the phylogeny of the genus. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 4, 397-412 (doi: 10.1017/S1477201906001921).

Wagner, P. J., Ruta, M. and Coates, M.I. 2006. Evolutionary patterns in early tetrapods. II. Differing constraints on available character space among clades. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences 273, 2113-2118 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3561).

Williams, M., Schmidt, D.N., Wilkinson, I.P., Miller, C.G. and Taylor, P.D. 2006. The type material of the Miocene to Recent species Globigerinoides sacculifer (Brady) revisited. Journal of Micropalaeontology 25, 153-156 (doi: 10.1144/jm.25.2.153).

Zhang F., Zhou, Z. and Dyke, G. 2006. Feathers and 'feather-like' integumentary structures in Liaoning birds and dinosaurs. Geological Magazine 41, 395-404 (doi: 10.1002/gj.1057).

Zhou, Z.-h. and Zhang, F.-c. 2006. Discovery of an ornithurine bird and its implications for Early Cretaceous avian radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102, 18998-19002.

Public understanding of science [5]

Braddy, S.J. 2006. One small step for a bug. Null Hypothesis, 2 (5), 13.

Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2006. Extreme Earth: climate change through deep time. Teaching Earth Sciences 31, 12-13.

Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2006. Passionate about palaeobotany. Re:search 11, 10-11.

Falcon-Lang, H.J., Kvacek, J., and Ulicny, D. 2006. Mesozoic mangroves. Geoscientist 16, 4-6.

Morrissey, L.B., Janvier, P., Braddy, S.J., Bennett, J.P., Tarrant, P.R. and Marriott, S.B. 2006. Swimming with ... Devonian fish. Geology Today 22 (2), 66-67.

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