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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2010)
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Research contributions: Science and Nature [5]

Benton, M.J. 2010. [News & Views] New take on the Red Queen. Nature 463, 306-307 (doi: 10.1038/463306a).

Donoghue, P.C.J. and Antcliffe, J.B. 2010. [News & Views] Origins of multicellularity. Nature 466, 41-42 (doi: 10.1038/466041a).

Marx, F.G. and Uhen, M.D. 2010. Climate, critters, and cetaceans: Cenozoic drivers of the evolution of modern whales. Science 327, 993-996 (doi: 10.1126/science.1185581).

Marx, F.G. and Uhen, M.D. 2010. Response to comment on "Climate, critters, and cetaceans: Cenozoic drivers of the evolution of modern whales". Science 330, 993-996 (doi: 10.1126/science.1190377).

Zhang, F., Kearns, S.L., Orr, P.J., Benton, M.J., Zhou, Z., Johnson, D., Xu, X., and Wang, X. 2010. Fossilized melanosomes and the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds. Nature 463, 1075-1078 (doi: 10.1038/nature08740).

Research contributions: others [78]

Allington-Jones, L., Braddy, S.J., and Trueman, C.N. 2010. Palaeoenvironmental implications of the ichnology and geochemistry of the Westbury Formation (Rhaetian), Westbury-on-Severn, south-west England. Palaeontology 53, 491-506 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00947.x).

Anderson, P.S.L. 2010. Using linkage models to explore skull kinematic diversity and functional convergence in arthrodire placoderms. Journal of Morphology 271, 990-1005 (doi: 10.1002/jmor.10850).

Andrade, M.B., Young, M.T., Desojo, J.B., and Brusatte, S.L. 2010. The evolution of extreme hypercarnivory in Metriorhynchidae (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) based on evidence from microscopic denticle morphology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30, 1451-1465 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2010.501442).

Andrew, C., Howe, P., Paul, C.R.C., and Donovan, S.K. 2010. Fatally bitten ammonites from the lower Lias Group (Lower Jurassic) of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 58, 81-94 (doi: 10.1144/pygs.58.1.276).

Benton, M.J. 2010. Studying function and behavior in the fossil record. PLoS Biology 8(3), e1000321 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000321).

Benton, M.J. 2010. Recovery of vertebrate faunas from the end-Permian mass extinction. Journal of Earth Science 21, Special Issue, 111-114 (doi: 10.1007/s12583-010-0183-0).

Benton, M.J. 2010. Naming dinosaur species: the performance of prolific authors. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30, 1478-1485 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2010.501462).

Benton, M.J. 2010. The origins of modern biodiversity on land. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 365, 3667-3679 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0269).

Benton, M.J. 2010. Investigating evolutionary radiations. Pp. 10-26. In Long, M. and Zhou, Z. (eds), Darwin's Heritage Today -- Proceedings of the Darwin 200 International Conference. Higher Education Press, Beijing.

Benton, M.J., Csiki, Z., Grigorescu, D., Redelstorff, R., Sander, P.M., Stein, K., and Weishampel, D.B. 2010. Dinosaurs and the island rule: The dwarfed dinosaurs from Hațeg Island. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293, 438-454 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.01.026).

Benton, M.J., Sennikov, A.G., and Newell, A.J. 2010. Murchison's first sighting of the Permian, at Vyazniki in 1841. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 121, 313-318 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2010.03.005).

Bernard, E.L., Ruta, M., Tarver, J.E. and Benton, M.J. 2010. The fossil record of early tetrapods: worker effort and the end-Permian mass extinction. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55, 213-228 (doi: 10.4202/app.2009.002).

Brusatte, S.L., Benson, R.B.J., Currie, P.J., and Zhao, X.J. 2010. The skull of Monolophosaurus jiangi (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and its implications for early theropod phylogeny and evolution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158, 573-607 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00563.x).

Brusatte, S.L., Benton, M.J., Desojo, J.B., and Langer, M.C. 2010. The higher-level phylogeny of Archosauria (Tetrapoda: Diapsida). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 8, 3-47 (doi: 10.1080/14772010903537732).

Brusatte, S.L., Nesbitt, S.J., Irmis, R.B., Butler, R.J., Benton, M.J., and Norell, M.A. 2010. The origin and radiation of dinosaurs. Earth-Science Reviews 101, 68-100. (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.04.001).

Cisneros, J.C. and Ruta, M. 2010. Morphological diversity and biogeography of procolophonids (Amniota: Parareptilia). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 8, 607-625 (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2010.491986).

Csiki, Z. and Benton, M.J. 2010. An island of dwarfs - reconstructing the Late Cretaceous Hațeg palaeoecosystem. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293, 265-270 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.05.032).

Cuny, G., Cobbett, A.M., Meunier, F.J., and Benton, M.J. 2010. Vertebrate microremains from the Early Cretaceous of southern Tunisia, Geobios 43, 615-628 (doi: 10.1016/j.geobios.2010.07.001).

Dong, X.-P., Bengtson, S., Gostling, N.J., Cunningham, J.A., Harvey, T.H.P., Kouchinsky, A., Val'kov, A. K., Repetski, J.E., Stampanoni, M., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2010. The anatomy, taphonomy, taxonomy and systematic affinity of Markuelia: Early Cambrian to Early Ordovician scalidophorans. Palaeontology 53, 1291-1314 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01006.x).

Donovan, S.K. and Paul, C.R.C. 2010. Land snails from the Late Pleistocene lithified sand dunes of Great Pedro Bluff, southwest Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 46, 1-11 (doi: 10.18475/cjos.v46i1.a2).

Dunkley Jones, T., Ridgwell, A., Lunt, D.J., Maslin, M.A., Schmidt, D.N. and Valdes, P.J., 2010. A Palaeogene perspective on climate sensitivity and methane hydrate instability. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series A, 368, 2395-2415 (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0053).

Falcon-Lang, H.J., Benton, M.J., Miller, R.F., and Bashforth, A.R. 2010. Diverse tetrapod trackways in the Lower Pennsylvanian Tynemouth Creek Formation, near St. Martins, southern New Brunswick, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 296, 1-13 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.06.020).

Falcon-Lang, H.J. and Galtier, J. 2010. Anatomically-preserved tree-trunks in late Mississippian (Serpukhovian, late Pendleian-Arnsbergian) braided fluvial channel facies, near Searston, southwest Newfoundland, Canada. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 160, 154-162 (doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.02.009).

Falcon-Lang, H.J., Henderson, E., and Galter, J. 2010. Tree trunks of Pitus primaeva in Mississippian (Courceyan) rocks at Montford, near Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 46, 59-65 (doi: 10.1144/0036-9276/01-404).

Fletcher, T., Janis, C.M., and Rayfield, E.J. 2010. Finite element analysis of ungulate jaws: can mode of digestive physiology be determined. Palaeontologia Electronica 13, 21A.

Harvey, T.H.P., Dong, X.P., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2010. Are palaeoscolecids ancestral ecdysozoans? Evolution & Development 12, 177-200 (doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2010.00403.x).

Heimberg, A.M., Cowper-Sallari, R., Semon, M., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Peterson, K.J. 2010. MicroRNAs reveal the interrelationships of hagfish, lampreys, and gnathostomes and the nature of the ancestral vertebrate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107, 19379-19383 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1010350107).

Hoyall-Cuthill, J.F., Braddy, S.J., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2010. A formula for maximum possible steps in multistate characters: isolating matrix parameter effects on measures of evolutionary convergence. Cladistics 26, 98-102 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2009.00270.x).

Inoue, J., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Yang, Z.H. 2010. The impact of representation of fossil calibrations on Bayesian estimation of species divergence times. Systematic Biology 59, 74-89 (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syp096).

Jasinoski, S.C., Rayfield, E.J., and Chinsamy, A. 2010. Functional implications of dicynodont cranial suture morphology. Journal of Morphology 271, 705-728 (doi: 10.1002/jmor.10828).

Jasinoski, S.C., Rayfield, E.J., and Chinsamy, A. 2010. Mechanics of the scarf premaxilla-nasal suture in the snout of Lystrosaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30, 1283-1288 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2010.483556).

Klug, S. 2010. Monophyly, phylogeny and systematic position of the Synechodontiformes (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii). Zoologica Scripta 39, 37-49 (doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2009.00399.x).

Klug, S. and Kriwet, J. 2010. Timing of deep-sea adaptation in dogfish sharks: insights from a supertree of extinct and extant taxa. Zoologica Scripta 39, 331-342 (doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00427.x).

Klug, S., and Kriwet, J. 2010. A new Late Jurassic species of the rare synechodontiform shark, Welcommia (Chondrichthyes, Neoselachii). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 84, 413-419 (doi: 10.1007/s12542-010-0058-9).

Klug, S., Tuetken, T., Wings, O., Pfretzschner, H.-U., and Martin, T. 2010. A Late Jurassic freshwater shark assemblage (Chondrichthyes, Hybodontiformes) from the southern Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, Northwest China. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 90, 241-257 (doi: 10.1007/s12549-010-0032-2).

Kouchinsky, A., Bengtson, S., and Murdock, D.J.E. 2010. A new tannuolinid problematic from the lower Cambrian of the Sukharikha River in northern Siberia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55, 321-331 (doi: 10.4202/app.2009.1102).

Krief, S., Hendy, E.J., Dine, M., Yam, R., Melbom, A., Foster, G.L., and Shemesh, A. 2010. Physiological and isotopic responses of scleractinian corals to ocean acidification. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 4988-5001 (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.05.023).

Lamsdell, J.C. and Braddy, S.J. 2010. Cope's Rule and Romer's theory: patterns of diversity and gigantism in eurypterids and Palaeozoic vertebrates. Biology Letters, 6, 265-269 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0700).

Lamsdell, J.C., Braddy, S.J., Loeffler, E.J., and Dineley, D.L. 2010. Early Devonian stylonurine eurypterids from Arctic Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47, 1405-1415 (doi: 10.1139/E10-053).

Lamsdell, J.C., Braddy, S.J., and Tetlie, O.E. 2010. The systematics and phylogeny of the Stylonurina (Arthropoda: Chelicerata: Eurypterida). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 8, 49-61 (doi: 10.1080/14772011003603564).

Loughlin, N.J.D. and Hillier, R.D. 2010. Early Cambrian Teichichnus-dominated ichnofabrics and palaeoenvironmental analysis of the Caerfai Group, Southwest Wales, UK. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297, 239-251 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.07.030).

Lucas, S.G. Minter, N.J., and Hunt, A.P. 2010. Re-evaluation of alleged bees' nests from the Upper Triassic of Arizona. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 286, 194-201 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.01.010).

Lunt, D.J., Valdes, P.J., Jones, T.D., Ridgwell, A., Haywood, A.M., Schmidt, D.N., Marsh, R. and Maslin, M. 2010. CO2-driven ocean circulation changes as an amplifier of Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum hydrate destabilization. Geology 38, 875-878 (doi: 10.1130/G31184.1).

McNamara, M., Orr, P.J., Kearns, S.J., Alcala, L., Anadon, P., and Penalver-Molia, E. 2010. Organic preservation of fossil musculature with ultracellular detail. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 277, 423-427 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1378).

McNamara, M., Orr, P.J., Kearns, S.J., Alcala, L., Anadon, P., and Penalver-Molia, E. 2010. Exceptionally preserved tadpoles from the Miocene of Libros, Spain: ecomorphological reconstruction and the impact of ontogeny upon taphonomy. Lethaia 43, 290-306 (doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00192.x).

Moore, R.A., Briggs, D.E.G., Braddy, S.J., and Shultz, J.W. 2010. Synziphosurines (Xiphosura: Chelicerata) from the Silurian of Iowa. Journal of Paleontology 85, 83-91 (doi: 10.1666/10-057.1).

Newell, A.J., Sennikov, A.G., Benton, M.J., Molostovskaya, I.I., Golubev, V.K., Minikh, A.V., and Minikh, M.G. 2010. Disruption of playa-lacustrine depositional systems at the Permo-Triassic boundary: evidence from Vyazniki and Gorokhovets on the Russian Platform. Journal of the Geological Society, London 167, 695-716 (doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-103).

Ni, Y.Y. 2010. A comparative study of boron isotopes and trace elements of the marine foraminifers during the last glacial maximum and Holocene. Science China-Earth Sciences 53, 91-100 (doi: 10.1007/s11430-009-0179-8).

Ni, Y.Y., Foster, G.J., and Elliott, T. 2010. The accuracy of delta B-11 measurements of foraminifers. Chemical Geology 274, 187-195 (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.04.008).

Ortega-Hernández, J., Braddy, S.J., Jago, J.B., and Baillie, P.W. 2010. A new aglaspid arthropod from the Upper Cambrian of Tasmania. Palaeontology 53, 1065-1076 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00974.x).

Ortega-Hernández, J., Braddy, S.J., and Rak, S. 2010. Trilobite and xiphosuran affinities for putative aglaspidid arthropods Caryon and Drabovaspis, Upper Ordovician, Czech Republic. Lethaia 43, 427-431 (doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2010.00216.x).

Palmer, C. and Dyke, G.J. 2010. Biomechanics of the unique pterosaur pteroid. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 277, 1121-1127 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1899).

Palmer, C. and Dyke, G.J. 2010. Moving on from Kirkpatrick (1994): Estimating 'safety factors' for flying vertebrates. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 2174 (doi: 10.1242/jeb.044537).

Poschmann, M. and Braddy, S.J. 2010. Eurypterid trackways from Early Devonian tidal facies of Alken an der Mosel (Rheinisches Schiefergebirge, Germany). Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 90, 111-124 (doi: 10.1007/s12549-010-0024-2).

Ramalho, R., Helffrich, G., Cosca, M., Vance, D., Hoffman, D. and Schmidt, D.N. 2010. Episodic swell growth inferred from variable uplift of the Cape Verde hot spot islands. Nature Geoscience 3, 774-777 (doi: 10.1038/ngeo982).

Ramalho, R.S., Helffrich, G., Cosca, M., Vance, D., Hoffmann, D. and Schmidt, D.N. 2010. Vertical movements of ocean island volcanoes: insights from a stationary plate environment. Marine Geology 272, 84-95 (doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2010.04.009).

Ramalho, R., Helffrich, G., Schmidt, D.N. and Vance, D. 2010. Tracers of uplift and subsidence in the Cape Verde Archipelago. Journal of the Geological Society of London 167, 519-538 (doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-056).

Ridgwell, A. and Schmidt, D.N. 2010. Past constraints on the vulnerability of marine calcifiers to massive carbon dioxide release. Nature Geoscience 3, 196-200 (doi: 10.1038/ngeo755).

Ruecklin, M. 2010. A new Frasnian placoderm assemblage from the eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco, and its palaeobiogeographical implications. Paleoworld 19, 87-93 (doi: 10.1016/j.palwor.2009.11.002).

Sahney, S., Benton, M.J., and Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2010. Rainforest collapse triggered Carboniferous tetrapod diversification in Euramerica. Geology 38, 1079-1082 (doi: 10.1130/G31182.1).

Sahney, S., Benton, M.J., and Ferry, P.A. 2010. Links between global taxonomic diversity, ecological diversity and the expansion of vertebrates on land. Biology Letters 6, 544-547 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.1024).

Säilä, L.K. 2010. The phylogenetic position of Nyctiphruretus acudens, a parareptile from the Permian of Russia. Journal of Iberian Geology 36, 123-143 (doi: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2010.v36.n2.2).

Säilä, L.K. 2010. Osteology of Leptopleuron lacertinum Owen, a prolophonoid parareptile from the Upper Triassic of Scotland, with remarks on ontogeny, ecology and affinities. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 101: 1-25 (doi: 10.1017/S1755691010009138).

Sakamoto, M. 2010. Jaw mechanics and the evolution of biting performance in theropod dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 277, 3327-3333 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0794).

Sakamoto, M., Lloyd, G.T., and Benton, M.J. 2010. Phylogenetically structured variance in felid bite force: the role of phylogeny in the evolution of biting performance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23, 463-478 (doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01922.x).

Seki, O., Foster, G.L., Schmidt, D.N., Mackensen, A., Kawamura, K. and Pancost, R.D. 2010. Alkenone and boron-based Pliocene pCO2 records. Earth & Planetary Science Letters 292, 201-211 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.01.037).

Snively, E., Anderson, P.S.L., and Ryan, M.J. 2010. Functional and ontogenetic implications of bite stress in arthrodire placoderms. Kirtlandia 57, 53-60.

Solow, A.R. and Benton, M.J. 2010. On the flux ratio method and the number of valid species names. Paleobiology 36, 516-518 (doi: 10.1666/09038.1).

Sweetman, S.C. and Insole, A.N. 2010. The plant debris beds of the Early Cretaceous (Barremian) Wessex Formation of the Isle of Wight, southern England: their genesis and palaeontological significance. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 292, 409-424 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.055).

Talling, P.J., Weichell, D.C., Wynn, R.B., Schmidt, D.N., Rixon, R., Sumner, E., Amy, L. 2010. How did thin submarine debris flow carry boulder-sized clasts for remarkable distances across low gradients to the far reaches of the Mississippi Fan? Journal of Sedimentary Research 80, 829-851 (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2010.076).

Tindall, J., Flecker, R., Valdes, P., Schmidt, D.N., Markwick, P. and Harris, J. 2010. Modeling the oxygen isotope distribution of ancient seawater using a coupled ocean-atmosphere GCM: implications for reconstructing early Eocene climate. Earth & Planetary Science Letters 292, 265-273 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.12.049).

Turley, C., Brownlee, C., Findlay, H.S., Mangi, S., Ridgwell, A.J., Schmidt, D.N. and Schroeder, D.C. 2010. Ocean acidification. In: J.M. Baxter, et al. (eds), Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership, Annual Report Card 2010-11, 26 pp.

Turley, C., Eby, M., Ridgwell, A.J., Schmidt, D.N., Brownlee, C., Findlay, H.S., Fabry, V.J., Feely, R.A., Riebesell, U. and Gattuso, J.-P. 2010. The societal challenge of ocean acidification. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60, 787-792 (doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.05.006).

Viscardi, P., Sakamoto, M., and Sigwart, J.D. 2010. How long is a piece of Strix? Methods in measuring and measuring the measurers. Zoomorphology 129, 185-194 (doi: 10.1007/s00435-010-0111-y).

Weishampel, D.B., Csiki, Z., Benton, M.J., Grigorescu, D., and Codrea, V. 2010. Palaeobiogeographic relationships of the Hațeg biota - Between isolation and innovation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293, 419-427 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.024).

Young, M.T., Brusatte, S.L., Ruta, M. and Andrade, M.B. 2010. The evolution of Metriorhynchoidea (Mesoeucrocodylia, Thalattosuchia): an integrated approach using geometric morphometrics, analysis of disparity, and biomechanics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158, 801-859 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00571.x).

Zhao, X.J., Benson, R.B.J., Brusatte, S.L., and Currie, P.J. 2010. The postcranial skeleton of Monolophosaurus jiangi (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Xinjiang, China, and a review of Middle Jurassic Chinese theropods. Geological Magazine 147, 13-27 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756809990240).

Zheng, X.T., Xu, X.,You, H.L., Zhao, Q., and Dong, Z.M. 2010. A short-armed dromaeosaurid of China with implications for early dromaeosaurid evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 277, 211-217 (doi: rspb.2009.1178v1).

Public understanding of science [4]

Falcon-Lang, H.J. 2010. First reptiles make tracks. Geoscientist 20(9), 16-19. Available online here.

Falcon-Lang, H.J., Benton, M.J., and Sahney, S. 2010. Brave new reptilian world. Planet Earth, Winter, 28-29.

Falcon-Lang, H.J., Gibling, M.R., and Grey, M. 2010. Classic localities explained 4: Joggins, Nova Scotia. Geology Today 26, 108-114 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2010.00755.x).

Ortega-Hernández, J., Legg, D.A., Tremewan, J., and Braddy, S.J. 2010. Fossils explained: euthycarcinoids. Geology Today 26, 195-198 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2010.00770.x).

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