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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2011)
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Research contributions: Science and Nature [3]

Anderson, P.S.L., Friedman, M., Brazeau, M.D., and Rayfield, E.J. 2011. Initial radiation of jaws demonstrated stability despite faunal and environmental change. Nature 476, 206-209 (doi: 10.1038/nature10207).

Gai, Z.K., Donoghue, P.C.J., Zhu, M., Janvier, P., and Stampanoni, M. 2011. Fossil jawless fish from China foreshadows early jawed vertebrate anatomy. Nature 476, 324-327 (doi: 10.1038/nature10276).

Huldtgren, T., Cunningham, J.A., Yin, C., Stampanoni, M., Marone, F., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Bengtson, S. 2011. Fossilized nuclei and germination structures identify Ediacaran "animal embryos" as encysting protists. Science 334, 1696-1699 (doi: 10.1126/science.1209537).

Research contributions: others [66]

Anderson, P.S.L., Gill, P.G. and Rayfield, E.J. 2011. Modeling the effects of cingula structure on strain patterns and potential fracture in tooth enamel. Journal of Morphology 272, 50-65 (doi: 10.1002/jmor.10896).

Andrade, M.B., Edmonds, R., Benton, M.J., and Schouten, R. A new Berriasian species of Goniopholis (Mesoeucrocodylia, Neosuchia) from England,and a review of the genus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163, S66-S108 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00709.x).

Andrade, M.B. and Hornung, J.J. 2011. A new look into the periorbital morphology of Goniopholis (Mesoeucrocodylia: Neosuchia) and related forms. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31, 352-368 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2011.550353).

Andrew, C., Howe, P., Paul, C.R.C., and Donovan, S.K. 2011. Epifaunal worm tubes on Lower Jurassic (Lower Lias) ammonites from Dorset. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 122, 34-46 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2010.09.002).

Antcliffe, J.B. and Brasier, M.D. 2011. Fossils with little relief: using lasers to conserve, image, and analyze the Ediacara biota. In: Laflamme, M., Schiffbauer, J.D., and Dornbos, S.Q. (eds), Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems. Topics in Geobiology 36, 223-240. Springer, Dordrecht (doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0680-4_9).

Antcliffe, J.B., Gooday, A.J., and Brasier, M.D. 2011. Testing the protozoan hypothesis for Ediacaran fossils: a developmental analysis of Palaeopascichnus. Palaeontology 54, 1157-1175 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01058.x).

Benton, M.J. 2011. Archosaur remains from the Otter Sandstone Formation (Middle Triassic, late Anisian) of Devon, southern UK. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 122, 25-33 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2010.08.004).

Benton, M.J., Dunhill, A.M., Lloyd, G.T. and Marx, F.G. 2011. Assessing the quality of the fossil record: insights from vertebrates. In: McGowan, A.J. and Smith, A.B. (eds) Comparing the Geological and Fossil Records: Implications for Biodiversity Studies. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 358, 63-94 (doi: 10.1144/SP358.6).

Benton, M.J. and Walker, A.D. 2011. Saltopus, a dinosauriform from the Upper Triassic of Scotland. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 101, 285-299 (doi: 10.1017/S1755691011020081).

Briggs, D.E.G., Rolfe, W.D.I., Butler, P.D., Liston, J.J., and Ingham, J.K. 2011. Phyllocarid crustaceans from the Upper Devonian Gogo Formation, Western Australia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 9, 399-424 (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2010.493050).

Bright, J.A. and Gröning, F. 2011. Strain accommodation in the zygomatic arch of the pig: A validation study using digital speckle pattern interferometry and finite element analysis. Journal of Morphology 272, 1388-1398 (doi: 10.1002/jmor.10991).

Bright, J.A. and Rayfield, E.J. 2011. The response of cranial biomechanical finite element models to variations in mesh density. The Anatomical Record 294, 610-620 (doi: 10.1002/ar.21358).

Bright, J.A. and Rayfield, E.J. 2011. Sensitivity and ex vivo validation of finite element models of the domestic pig cranium. Journal of Anatomy 219, 456-471 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2011.01408.x).

Brusatte, S.L., Benton, M.J., Lloyd, G.T., Ruta, M., and Wang, S.C. 2011. Macroevolutionary patterns in the evolutionary radiation of archosaurs (Tetrapoda: Diapsida). Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 101, 367-382 (doi: 10.1017/S1755691011020056).

Caine, H. and Benton, M.J. 2011. Ichthyosauria from the Upper Lias of Strawberry Bank, England. Palaeontology 54, 1069-1093 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01093.x).

Carpenter, D., Falcon-Lang, H.J., Benton, M.J., and Nelson, W.J. 2011. Fishes and tetrapods in the Upper Pennsylvanian (Kasimovian) Cohn Coal Member of the Mattoon Formation of Illinois, United States: systematics, paleoecology, and paleoenvironments. Palaios 26, 639-657 (doi: 10.2110/palo.2010.p10-121r).

Clarke, J.T., Warnock, R.C.M., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2011. Establishing a time-scale for plant evolution. New Phytologist 192, 266-301 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03794.x).

Cox, P.G., Fagan, M.J., Rayfield, E.J., and Jeffery, N. 2011. Finite element modelling of squirrel, guinea pig and rat skulls: using geometric morphometrics to assess sensitivity. Journal of Anatomy 219, 696-709 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2011.01436.x).

Donoghue, P.C.J. 2011. Presentation of the 2011 Charles Schuchert award of the Paleontological Society to Philip C. J. Donoghue: response. Journal of Paleontology 85, 1016 (doi: 10.1666/10-152b.1).

Dunhill, A.M. 2011. Using remote sensing and a geographic information system to quantify rock exposure area in England and Wales: Implications for paleodiversity studies. Geology 39, 111-114 (doi: 10.1130/G31503.1).

Dunlop, J.A. and Braddy, S.J. 2011. Cteniza bavincourti and the nomenclature of arachnid-related trace fossils. Journal of Arachnology 39, 250-257 (doi: 10.1636/CHa10-70.1).

Dyke, G.J., Benton, M.J., Posmosanu, E., and Naish, D. 2011. Early Cretaceous (Berriasian) birds and pterosaurs from the Cornet bauxite mine, Romania. Palaeontology 54, 79-95 (doi: 19.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00997.x).

Frest, T.J., Strimple, H.L., and Paul C.R.C. 2011. The North American Holocystites fauna (Echinodermata, Blastozoa: Diploporita): paleobiology and systematics. Bulletins of American Paleontology 380, 1-137 (doi: 10.1002/ gj.1287).

Harding, I.C., Smith, G.A., Riding, J.B., and Wimbledon, W.A.P. 2011. Inter-regional correlation of Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary strata based on the Tithonian-Valanginian dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy of the Volga Basin, western Russia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 167, 82-116 (doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2011.07.002).

Hose, T.A. 2011. The English origins of geotourism (as a vehicle for geoconservation) and their relevance to current studies. Acta Geographica Slovenica 51, 343-360. (doi: 10.3986/AGS51302).

Hose, T.A., Marković, S.B., Komac, B., and Zorn, M. 2011. Geotourism - a short introduction. Acta Geographica Slovenica 51339-342 (doi: 10.3986/AGS51301).

Hu, S.-x., Zhang, Q.-y., Chen, Z.-Q., Zhou, C.y., Lü, T., Xie, T, Wen, W., Huang, J.-y., and Benton, M.J. 2011. The Luoping biota: exceptional preservation, and new evidence on the Triassic recovery from end-Permian mass extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 278, 2274-2282 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2235).

Kellner, A.W., Campos, D.A., Riff, D., and Andrade, M.B. 2011. A new crocodylomorph (Sphagesauridae, Notosuchia) with horn-like tubercles from Brazil. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163, S57-S65 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00712.x

Kriwet, J. and Klug, S. 2011. A new Jurassic cow shark (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes) with comments on Jurassic hexanchiform systematics. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 104, S107-S114 (doi: 10.1007/s00015-011-0075-z).

Kriwet, J. and Klug, S. 2011. An embryonic mandibular tooth plate and associated remains of a Late Jurassic chimaeroid (Holocephali, Chimaeriformes) from the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31, 954-961 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2011.599903).

Ksepka, D.T., Benton, M.J., Carrano, M.T., Gandolfo, M.A., Head, J.J., Hermesen, E.J., Joyce, W.G., Lamm, K.S., Patané, J.S.L., Phillips, M.J., Polly, P.D., Van Tuinen, M., Ware, J.L., Warnock, R.C.M., and Parham, J.F. 2011. Synthesizing and databasing fossil calibrations: divergence dating and beyond. Biology Letters 7, 801-803 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0356).

Lautenschlager, S. and Desojo, J. B. 2011. Reassessment of the Middle Triassic rauisuchian archosaurs Ticinosuchus ferox and Stagonosuchus nyassicus. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 85, 357-381 (doi: 10.1007/s12542-011-0105-1).

Liston, J. 2011. The Earth Sciences Review: twenty years on. Geological Curator 9, 363-369.

Liu, A.G., McIlroy, D., Antcliffe, J.B., and Brasier, M.D. 2011. Effaced preservation in the Ediacara biota and its implications for the early macrofossil record. Palaeontology 54, 607-630 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01024.x).

Martínez-Botí, M.A., Mortyn, P.G., Schmidt, D.N. and Vance, D.B.F. 2011. Mg/Ca in foraminifera from plankton tows: Evaluation of proxy controls and comparison with core tops. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 307, 113-125 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.019).

Marx, F.G., Albers, J., and Berning, B. 2011. Lost in translation; a history of systematic confusion and comments on the type species of Squalodon and Patriocetus (Cetacea, Odontoceti). Palaeontology 54, 303-307 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01018.x).

Marx, F.G. 2011. The more the merrier? A large cladistic analysis of mysticetes, and comments on the transition from teeth to baleen. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 18, 77-100 (doi: 10.1007/s10914-010-9148-4).

McCoy, S.J., Robinson, L.F., Pfister, C.A., Wooton, J.T., and Shimizu, N. 2011. Exploring B/Ca as a pH proxy in bivalves: relationships between Mytilus californianus B/Ca and environmental data from the northeast Pacific. Biogeosciences 8, 2567-2579 (doi: 10.5194/bg-8-2567-2011).

Moore, R.A., Briggs, D.E.G., Braddy, S.J., and Shultz, J.W. 2011. Synziphosurines (Xiphosura: Chelicerata) from the Silurian of Iowa. Journal of Paleontology 85, 83-91 (doi: 10.1666/10-057.1).

Murdock, D.J.E. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2011. Evolutionary origins of animal skeletal biomineralization. Cells, Tissues, Organs 2-4, 98-102 (doi:10.1159/000324245).

Oliveira, C.E.M., Santucci, R.M., Andrade, M.B., Fulfaro, V.J., Basílio, J.A.F., and Benton, M.J. 2011. Crocodylomorph eggs and eggshells from the Adamantina Formation (Bauru Group), Upper Cretaceous of Brazil. Palaeontology 54, 309-321 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01028.x).

Palmer, C. 2011. Flight in slow motion: aerodynamics of the pterosaur wing. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 1881-1885 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2179).

Paul, C.R.C. 2011. Sutural variation in the ammonites Oxynoticeras and Cheltonia from the Lower Jurassic of Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire, England and its significance for ammonite growth. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 309, 201-214 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.05.045).

Paul, C.R.C. and Donovan, S.K. 2011. A review of the British Silurian cystoids. Geological Journal 46, 434-450 (doi: 10.1002/gj.1287).

Prentice, K.C., Ruta, M. and Benton, M.J. 2011. Evolution of morphological disparity in pterosaurs. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 9, 337-353 (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2011.565081).

Rae, G., Foster, G.L., Schmidt, D.N. and Elliott, T. 2011. Boron isotopes and B/Ca in benthic foraminifera: Proxies for the deep ocean carbonate system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 302, 403-413 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.034).

Rayfield, E.J. 2011. Strain in the ostrich mandible during simulated pecking and validation of specimen-specific finite element models. Journal of Anatomy 218, 47-58 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2010.01296.x).

Rayfield, E.J. 2011. Structural performance of tetanuran theropod skulls, with emphasis on the Megalosauridae, Spinosauridae and Carcharodontosauridae. Special Papers in Palaeontology 86, 241-253 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01081.x).

Rücklin, M. 2011. First selenosteid placoderms from the eastern Anti-Atlas of Morocco; osteology, phylogeny and palaeogeographical implications. Palaeontology 54, 25-62 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01026.x).

Rücklin, M., Giles, S., Janvier, P. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2011. Teeth before jaws? Comparative analysis of the structure and development of the external and internal scales in the extinct jawless vertebrate Loganellia scotica. Evolution and Development 13, 523-532 (doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2011.00508.x).

Ruta, M. 2011. Phylogenetic signal and character compatibility in the appendicular skeleton of early tetrapods. Special Papers in Palaeontology 86, 31-43 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01071.x).

Ruta, M., Cisneros, J. C., Liebrecht, T., Tsuji, L. A., and Müller, J. 2011. Amniotes through major biological crises: faunal turnover among parareptiles and the end-Permian mass extinction. Palaeontology 54, 1117-1137 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01051.x).

Schmidt, D.N. and Ridgwell, A. 2011. Ocean acidification in the freezer. Antarctic Science 23, 417 (doi: 10.1017/S0954102011000691).

Slater, B.J., Reolid, M., Schouten, R., and Benton, M.J. 2011. A new Late Jurassic turtle from Spain: phylogenetic implications, taphonomy and palaeoecology. Palaeontology 54, 1393-1414 (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01100.x).

Smyth, H.R., Crowley, Q.G., Hall, R., Kinny, P.D., Hamilton, P.J. and Schmidt, D.N. 2011. A Toba-scale eruption in the Early Miocene: The Semilir eruption, East Java, Indonesia. Lithos 126, 198-211 (doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.07.010).

Stewart, J.R., Aspinall, S., Beech, M., Fenberg, P., Hellyer, P., Larkin, N., Lokier, S.W., Marx, F.G., Meyer, M., Miller, R., Rainbow, P.S., Taylor, J.D., Whittaker, J.E., Al-Mehsin, K., and Strohmenger, C.J. 2011. Biotically constrained palaeoenvironmental conditions of a mid-Holocene intertidal lagoon on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf: evidence associated with a whale skeleton at Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 3675-3690 (doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.09.004).

Tali M., Itzchak, B., Hendy, E.J., and Amatzia, G. 2011. Enduring physiological and reproductive benefits of enhanced flow for a stony coral. Limnology and Oceanography 56, 2176-2188 (doi: 10.4319/lo.2011.56.6.2176).

Tarver, J.E. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2011. The trouble with topology: Phylogenies without fossils provide a revisionist perspective of evolutionary history in topological analyses of diversity. Systematic Biology 60, 700-712 (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syr018).

Tarver, J.E., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Benton, M.J. 2011. Is evolutionary history repeatedly rewritten in light of new fossil discoveries? Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 278, 599-604 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0663).

Taylor, M.P., Hone, D.W.E., Wedel, M.J., and Naish, D. 2011. The long necks of sauropods did not evolve primarily through sexual selection. Journal of Zoology 285, 150-161 (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2011.00824.x).

Thorne, P.M., Ruta, M., and Benton, M.J. 2011. Resetting the evolution of marine reptiles at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108, 8339-8344 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1018959108).

Vasiljević, Dj.A., Marković, S.B., Hose, T.A., Smalley, I., O'Hara-Dhand, K., Basarin, B., Lukić, T., and Vujičić, M.D. 2011. Loess towards (geo) tourism - proposed application on loess in Vojvodina region (North Serbia). Acta Geographica Slovenica 51, 390-406 (doi: 10.3986/AGS51305).

Vrazo, M.B. and Braddy, S.J. 2011, Testing the 'mass-moult-mate' hypothesis of eurypterid palaeoecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 311,63-73 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.07.031).

Vujičić, M.D., Vasiljević, Dj.A., Marković, S.B., Hose, T.A., Lukić, T., Hadžić, O., and Janićević, S. 2011. Preliminary geosite assessment model (GAM) and its application on Fruška Gora mountain, potential geotourism destination of Serbia. Acta Geographica Slovenica 51, 361-377 (doi: 10.3986/AGS51303).

Wimbledon, W.A.P., Castellato, C.E., Rehakova, D., Bulot, L.G., Erba, E., Gardin, S., Verreussel, R.M.C.H., Munsterman, D.K., and Hunt, C.O. 2011. Fixing a basal Berriasian and Jurassic/ Cretaceous (J/K) boundary; is there perhaps some light at the end of the tunnel? Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 117, 295-307.

Young, M.Y., Bellm M.A., Andrade, M.B., and Brusatte, S.L. 2011. Body size estimation and evolution in metriorhynchid crocodylomorphs: implications for species diversification and niche partitioning. Zoological Journal of the Linnan Society 163, 1199-1216 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00734.x).

Public understanding of science [4]

Benton, M.J. 2011. Instant Expert 9: Mass extinctions. New Scientist 209 (2802), i-viii.

Benton, M.J. 2011. Understanding our past. Pp. 8-33, In Roberts, A. M. Evolution: the Human Story. Dorling Kindersley, London, New York, 256 pp.

Donovan, S.K. and Paul, C.R.C. 2011. A diverse terrestrial fauna in the Pleistocene of Jamaica: The treasures of the Red Hills Road Cave. Geology Today 27, 173-180 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2011.00806.x).

Lautenschlager, S. 2011. An introduction to aetosaurs. Deposits Magazine 26, 31-34.

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