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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2009)
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Research contributions: Science and Nature [2]

Benton, M.J. 2009. The Red Queen and the Court Jester: species diversity and the role of biotic and abiotic factors through time. Science 323, 728-732 (doi: 10.1126/science.1157719).

Xu, X., Clark, J.M., Mo, J., Choiniere, J., Forster, C.A., Erickson, G.M. Hone, D.W.E., Sullivan, C., Eberth, D.A., Nesbitt, S., Zhao, Q., Hernandez, R., Jia, C-K., Han, F-L., and Guo, Y. 2009. A Jurassic ceratosaur from China helps clarify avian digital homologies. Nature 459, 940-944 (doi: 10.1038/nature08124).

Research contributions: others [63]

Anderson, P.S.L. 2009. The effects of trapping and blade angle of notched dentitions on fracture of biological tissues. Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 3627-3632 (doi: 10.1242/jeb.033712).

Anderson, P.S.L. 2009. Biomechanics, functional patterns, and disparity in Late Devonian arthrodires. Paleobiology 35, 321-342 (doi: 10.1666/0094-8373-35.3.321).

Anderson, P.S.L. and Westneat, M.W. 2009. A biomechanical model of feeding kinematics for Dunkleosteus terrelli (Arthrodira, Placodermi). Paleobiology 35, 251-269 (doi: 10.1666/08011.1).

Benson, R.B.J., Brusatte, S.L., Hutt, S. and Naish, D. 2009. A new large basal tetanuran (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Wessex Formation (Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29, 612-615 (doi: 10.1671/039.029.0202).

Benton, M.J. 2009. Paleontology and the history of life. In: Ruse, M. and Travis, J. (eds) Evolution: the first 4 billion years. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 80-104. ISBN 0-674-03175-X.

Benton, M.J. 2009. The fossil record: biological or geological signal? In: Sepkoski, D. & Ruse, M. (eds), The paleobiological revolution: essays on the growth of modern paleontology. Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, 584 pp., pp. 43-59. ISBN 978-0226748610

Benton, M.J., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Asher, R.J. 2009. Calibrating and constraining molecular clocks. In: Hedges, S. B. & Kumar, S. (eds) The timetree of life. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 35-86.

Botella, H., Donoghue, P.C.J. and Martínez-Pérez, C. 2009. Enameloid microstructure in the oldest known chondrichthyan teeth. Acta Zoologica 90, 103-108 (doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2008.00337.x).

Brusatte, S.L., Benson, R.B.J., and Hutt, S. 2009. The osteology of Neovenator salerii (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Wealden Group (Barremian) of the Isle of Wight. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society 162 (631), 1-166, 45 pls.

Brusatte, S.L., Butler, R.J., Sulej, T., and Niedzwiedzki, G. 2009. The taxonomy and anatomy of rauisuchian archosaurs from the Late Triassic of Germany and Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54, 221-230 (doi: 10.4202/app.2008.0065).

Cook, E. and Trueman, C.N. 2009. Taphonomy and geochemistry of a vertebrate microremains assemblage from the Early Triassic fissure deposits at Czatkowice 1, southern Poland. Palaeontologia Polonica 65, 17-30.

Cunningham, J.A. and Abt, C.H.J. 2009. Coordinated shifts to non-planktotrophic development in spatangoid echinoids during the Late Cretaceous. Biology Letters 5, 647-650 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0302).

Donoghue, P.C.J. 2009. Origin of vertebrates In: Wilson, E. O., Ruse, M. Travis, J. (eds): Evolution: the first four billion years. Pp. 788-792. Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA.

Donoghue, P.C.J. and Purnell, M.A. 2009. Distinguishing heat from light in debate over controversial fossils. Bioessays 31, 178-189 (doi: 10.1002/bies.200800128).

Downs, J.P. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2009. Skeletal histology of Bothriolepis canadensis (Placodermi, Antiarchi) and the evolution of the skeleton at the origin of jawed vertebrates. Journal of Morphology 270: 1364-1380 (doi: 10.1002/jmor.10765).

Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2009. Earliest history of coal mining and grindstone quarrying at Joggins, Nova Scotia, and its implications for the meaning of the place name "Joggins". Atlantic Geology 45, 1-20 (doi: 10.4138/atlgeol.2009.001).

Gallois, R.W. and Paul, C.R.C. 2009. Lateral variations in the topmost part of the Blue Lias and basal Charmouth Mudstone formations (Lower Jurassic) on the Devon and Dorset coast. Geoscience in South-West England 12, 125-133.

Gill, F.L. Crump, M.P., Schouten, R., and Bull, I.D. 2009. Lipid analysis of a ground sloth coprolite. Quaternary Research 72, 284-288 (doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2009.06.006).

Gostling, N.J., Dong, X.-P. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2009. Ontogeny and taphonomy: An experimental taphonomy study of the development of the brine shrimp Artemia salina. Palaeontology 52, 169-186 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2008.00834.x).

Haug, J.T., Maas, A., Waloszek, D., Donoghue, P.C.J., Bengtson, S. 2009. A new species of Markuelia from the Middle Cambrian of Australia. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 37, 303-313.

Head, J.J., Barrett, P.M., and Rayfield, E.J. 2009. Neurocranial osteology and systematic relationships of Varanus (Megalania) prisca Owen, 1859 (Squamata: Varanidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155, 445-457 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00448.x).

Jasinoski, S.C., Rayfield, E.J., and Chinsamy, A. 2009. Comparative feeding biomechanics of Lystrosaurus and the generalized dicynodont Oudenodon. Anatomical Record 292, 862-874 (doi: 10.1002/ar.20906).

Kasemann, S.A., Schmidt, D.N., Bijma, J. and Foster, G.L. 2009. In situ boron isotope analysis in marine carbonates and its application for foraminifera and palaeo-pH. Chemical Geology 260, 138-147 (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.12.015).

Kearns, S.L. and Orr, P.J. 2009. Charge contrast imaging of exceptionally preserved fossils. Palaeontology 52, 673-680 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00886.x).

Kriwet, J., Nunn, E.V., and Klug, S. 2009. Neoselachians (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Lower and lower Upper Cretaceous of north-eastern Spain. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155, 316-347 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00439.x).

Kubo, T. and Benton, M.J. 2009. Tetrapod postural shift estimated from Permian and Triassic trackways. Palaeontology 52, 1029-1037 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00897.x).

Lamsdell, J.C., Braddy, S.J. and Tetlie, O.E. 2009. Redescription of Drepanopterus abonensis (Chelicerata : Eurypterida : Stylonurina) from the Late Devonian of Portishead, UK. Palaeontology 52, 1113-1139 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00902.x).

Lazarus, D.B., Kotrc, B., Wulf, G. and Schmidt, D.N. 2009. Radiolarians decreased silicification as an evolutionary response to reduced Cenozoic ocean silica availability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 106, 9333-9338 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.0812979106).

Marx, F. 2009. Marine mammals through time: when less is more in studying palaeodiversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 276, 887-892 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1473).

Mathews, J.C., Brusatte, S.L., Williams, S.A., and Henderson, M.D. 2009. The first Triceratops bonebed and its implications for gregarious behavior. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29, 286-290 (doi: 10.1671/039.029.0126).

McNamara, M.E., Orr, P.J., Kearns, S., Alcalà, L., Anadón, P. and Peñalver-Mollá, E. 2009. Soft tissue preservation in Miocene frogs from Libros (Spain): Insights into the genesis of decay microenvironments. Palaios 24, 104-117 (doi: 10.2110/palo.2008.p08-017r).

Milner, A.C. and Ruta, M. 2009. A revision of Scincosaurus (Tetrapoda, Nectridea) from the Moscovian of Nyrany, Czech Republic, and the phylogeny and interrelationships of nectrideans. pp. 71-89. In: Ruta, M., Clack, J.A. and Milner, A.C. (eds). Patterns and Processes in Early Vertebrate Evolution. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 81. London: The Palaeontological Association, 173 pp. (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00883.x).

Minter, N.J. and Braddy, S.J. 2009. Ichnology of an Early Permian tidal flat: The Robledo Mountains Formation of the Robledo Mountains, Southern New Mexico, USA. Special Papers in Palaeontology 82, 107 pp.

Minter, N.J. and Lucas, S.G. 2009. The arthropod trace fossil Cruziana and associated ichnotaxa from the Lower Permian Abo Formation, Socorro County, New Mexico. In: Lueth, V.W., Lucas, S.G. and Chamberlain, R.M. (eds) Geology of the Chupadera Mesa Region. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 60, 291-298.

Morten, S.D. and Twitchett, R.J. 2009. Fluctuations in body size of marine invertebrates through the Pliensbachian-Toarcian event. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 284, 29-38 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.08.023).

Oakley, D. and Falcon-Lang, H.F. 2009. Morphometric analysis of Cretaceous (Cenomanian) angiosperm woods from the Czech Republic. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 153, 375-385 (doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2008.10.006).

Oakley, D., Falcon-Lang, H.F. and Gasson, P. 2009. Morphometric analysis of some Cretaceous angiosperm woods and their extant structural and phylogenetic analogues: Implications for systematics. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 157, 375-390 (doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2009.06.009).

O'Brien, L.J., Braddy, S.J., and Radley, J.D. 2009. A new arthropod resting trace and associated trace fossils from the Lower Jurassic of Warwickshire. Palaeontology 52, 1099-1112 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00901.x).

Orr, P.J., Kearns, S.L., and Briggs, D.E.G. 2009. Elemental mapping of exceptionally preserved 'carbonaceous compression' fossils. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 277, 1-8 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.02.009).

Palmer, C. 2009. Windward sailing capabilities of ancient vessels. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 38, 314-330 (doi: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2008.00208.x).

Palmer, C.. 2009. Reflections on the balance of traditional sailing vessels. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 38, 90-96 (doi: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2008.00206.x).

Paul, C.R.C. 2009. The fidelity of the fossil record: the improbability of preservation. Palaeontology 52, 485-489 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00872.x).

Paul, C.R.C. and Lamolda, M.A. 2009. Testing the precision of bioevents. Geological Magazine 146, 625-637 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756809006463).

Pierce, S.E. Angielczyk, K.D., and Rayfield, E.J. 2009. Morphospace occupation in thalattosuchian crocodylomorphs: skull shape variation, species delineation and temporal patterns. Palaeontology 52, 1057-1097 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00904.x).

Pierce, S.E. Angielczyk, K.D., and Rayfield, E.J. 2009. Shape and mechanics in thalattosuchian (Crocodylomorpha) skulls: implications for feeding behaviour and niche partitioning. Journal of Anatomy 215, 555-576 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2009.01137.x).

Rahman, I.A., Sutton, M.D., and Bell, M.A. 2009. Evaluating phylogenetic hypotheses of carpoids using stratigraphic congruence indices. Lethaia 42, 424-437 (doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00161.x).

Rayfield, E.J., Barrett, P.M., and Milner, A.R. 2009. Utility and validity of Middle and Late Triassic land vertebrate faunachrons. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29, 80-87 (doi: 10.1671/039.029.0132).

Ruta, M. 2009. Patterns of morphological evolution in major groups of Palaeozoic Temnospondyli (Amphibia: Tetrapoda). pp. 91-120. In: Ruta, M., Clack, J.A. and Milner, A.C. (eds). Patterns and Processes in Early Vertebrate Evolution. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 81. London: The Palaeontological Association, 173 pp. (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00857.x).

Ruta, M., Clack, J.A. and Milner, A.C. (eds) 2009. Patterns and Processes in Early Vertebrate Evolution. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 81. London: The Palaeontological Association, 173 pp.

Ruta, M., Clack, J.A., and Milner, A.C. 2009. Foreword. Special Papers in Palaeontology 81, 5-13 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00882.x).

Säilä, L.K. 2009. Alpha taxonomy of the Russian Permian procolophonoid reptiles. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54, 599-608 (doi: 10.4202/app.2009.0017).

Sánchez-Hernández, B., Przewieslik, A.G., and Benton, M.J. 2009. A reassessment of the Pteraichnus ichnospecies from the Early Cretaceous of Soria Province, Spain. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29, 487-497 (doi: 10.1671/039.029.0205).

Sansom, R.S. 2009. Endemicity and palaeobiogeography of the Osteostraci and Galeaspida: a test of scenarios of gnathostome evolution. Palaeontology 52, 1257-1273 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00895.x).

Sansom, R.S. 2009. Phylogeny, classification and character polarity of the Osteostraci (Vertebrata. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 7, 95-115 (doi: 10.1017/S1477201908002551).

Schmidt, D.N., Young, J.R., van Heck, S., and Lees, J. 2009. The 2008 recipient of the Brady Medal: Professor Katharina von Salis. Journal of Micropalaeontology 28, 91-93 (doi: doi: 10.1144/jm.28.1.91).

Scott, A.C., Galtier, J., Gostling, N.J., Smith, S.Y., Collinson, M.E., Stampanoni, M., Marone, F., Donoghue, P.C.J. and Bengtson, S. 2009. Scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy of 330 million year old charcoalified seed fern fertile organs. Microscopy & Microanalysis 15, 166-173 (doi: 10.1017/S1431927609090126).

Sire, J.-Y., Donoghue, P.C.J. and Vickaryous, M. 2009. Origin and evolution of the integumentary skeleton in non-tetrapod vertebrates. Journal of Anatomy 214: 409-440 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2009.01046.x).

Taylor, G.K., Tucker, C., Twitchett, R J., Kearsey, T., Benton, M.J., Newell, A.J., Surkov, M.V., and Tverdokhlebov, V.P. 2009. Magnetostratigraphy of Permian/ Triassic boundary sequences in the Cis-Urals, Russia: No evidence for a major temporal hiatus. Earth & Planetary Science Letters 281, 36-47 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.02.002).

Thomas, E., Ridgwell, A., Alegret, L. and Schmidt, D.N. 2009. The Cretaceous/ Paleogene (K/Pg) carbon cycle, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, pp. 145-148.

Turley, C.M., Findlay, H.S., Mangi, S., Ridgwell, A. and Schmidt, D.N. 2009. CO2 and ocean acidification. In: J.M. Baxter, et al. (Editors), Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership. Ecosystem Linkages Report 2009, Online Science Reviews, pp. 25.

Witzmann, F., Scholz, H. and Ruta, M. 2009. Morphospace occupation of temnospondyl growth series: a geometric morphometric approach. Alcheringa, 33, 237-255 (doi: 10.1080/03115510903043606).

Xu, X., Zhao Q., Norell, M., Sullivan, C., Hone, D.W.E., Erickson, G., Wang, X.L., Han, F.L., and Guo, Y. 2009. A new feathered maniraptoran dinosaur fossil that fills a morphological gap in avian origin. Chinese Science Bulletin 54, 430-435.

Young, M.T. and Andrade, M.B. 2009. What is Geosaurus? Redescription of Geosaurus giganteus (Thalattosuchia: Metriorhynchidae) from the Upper Jurassic of Bayern, Germany. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157, 551-585 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00536.x).

Public understanding of science [6]

Benton, M.J. 2009. Naze kyoryu wa zetsumetsu shitanoka. Milsil 2009(2), 18-19. [In Japanese: Why did the dinosaurs become extinct? Milsil is the bi-monthly magazine of the National Science Museum, Tokyo.].

Benton, M.J. 2009. Primer: Dinosaurs. Current Biology 19, R318-R323 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.02.003).

Benton, M.J. 2009. The completeness of the fossil record. Significance 6, 117-121 (doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2009.00374.x).

Benton, M.J. 2009. The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia. Kingfisher, London, 160 pp.

Benton, M.J. and Harper, D.A.T. 2009. Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 592 pp.

Donoghue, P.C.J. and Purnell, M.A. 2009. The evolutionary emergence of vertebrates from their spineless relatives. Evolution: Education & Outreach 2, 204-212 (doi: 10.1007/s12052-009-0134-3).

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