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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2016)
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Research contributions: top-rank journals (IF > 30) [2]

Clements, T., Dolocan, A., Martin, P., Purnell, M.A., Vinther, J., and Gabbott, S.E. 2016. The eyes of Tullimonstrum reveal a vertebrate affinity. Nature 532, 500-503 (doi: 10.1038/nature17647).

dos Reis, M., Yang, Z., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Bayesian molecular clock dating of species divergences in the genomic era. Nature Reviews Genetics 17, 71-80 (doi: 10.1038/nrg.2015.8).

Research contributions: high-rank journals (IF > 9) [13]

Benton, M.J. 2016. Palaeontology: dinosaurs, boneheads and recovery from extinction. Current Biology 26, R882-R902 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.029).

Benton, M.J. 2016. The Triassic. Current Biology 26, R1214-R1218 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.060).

Bright, J.A., Marugán-Lobón, J., Cobb, S.N., and Rayfield, E.J. 2016. The shapes of bird beaks are highly controlled by nondietary factors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 113, 5352-5357 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602683113).

Fritz, S.A., Eronen, J.T., Schnitzler, J., Hof, C., Janis, C.M., Mulch, A., Bohning-Gaese, K., and Graham, C.H. 2016. Twenty-million-year relationship between mammalian diversity and primary productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 113, 10908-10913 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602145113).

McNamara, M.E., Orr, P.J., Kearns, S.L., Alcala, L., Anadon, P., and Penalver, E. 2016. Reconstructing carotenoid-based and structural coloration in fossil skin. Current Biology 26, 1075-1082 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.038).

Naafs, B.D.A., Castro, J.M., Gea, G.A.D., Quijano, M.L., Schmidt, D.N., and Pancost, R.D. 2016. pCO2 evolution across Aptian Oceanic Anoxic Event 1a. Nature Geoscience 9, 135-139 (doi: 10.1038/ngeo2627).

Pisani, D., Pett, W., Dohrmann, M., Feuda, R., Rota-Stabelli, O., Philippe, H., Lartillot, N., and Wörheide, G. 2016. Reply to Halanych et al.: Ctenophore misplacement is corroborated by independent datasets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 113, E948-E949 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1525718113).

Sakamoto, M., Benton, M.J., and Venditti, C. 2016. Dinosaurs in decline tens of millions of years before their final extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 113, 5036-5040 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1521478113).

Vinther J., Nicholls, R., Lautenschlager, S., Pittman, M., Kaye, T.G., Rayfield, E.J., Mayr, G., and Cuthill, I.C. 2016. 3D camouflage in an ornithischian dinosaurs. Current Biology 26, 2456-2462 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.065).

Williams, T.A., Nakjang, S., Campbell, S.E., Freeman M.A., Eydal, M., Moore K.A., Hirt R.P., Embley, T.M., Williams B.A.P. 2016. A recent whole-genome duplication divides populations of a globally-distributed microsporidian. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33, 2002-2015.

Xing, L., McKellar, R.C., Wang, M., Bai, M., O'Connor, J.K., Benton, M.J., Zhang, J.P., Wang, Y., Tseng, K.W., Lockley, M.G., Li, G., Zhang, W.W., and Xu, X. 2-16. Mummified precocial bird wings in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Nature Communications 7, 12089 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms12089).

Xing, L., McKellar, R.C., Xu, X., Li, G., Bai, M., Persons, W.S., IV, Miyashita, T., Benton, M.J., Zhang, J.P., Wolfe, A.P., Yi, Q.R., Tseng, K.W., Ran, H., and Currie, P.J. 2017. A feathered dinosaur tail with primitive plumage trapped in mid-Cretaceous amber. Current Biology 26, 3352-3360 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.008).

Xue, J.Z., Deng, Z.Z., Huang, P., Huang, K.J., Benton, M.J., Cui, Y., Wang, D.M., Liu, J.B., Shen, B., Basinger, J.F., and Hao, S.G. 2016. Belowground rhizomes in paleosols: The hidden half of an Early Devonian vascular plant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 113, 9451-9456 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605051113).

Research contributions: others [90]

Ávila, S.P., Cachăo, M., Ramalho, R.S., Botelho, A.Z., Madeira, P., Rebelo, A.C., Cordeiro, R., Melo, C., Hipólito, A., Ventura, M.A., and Lipps, J.H. 2016. The palaeontological heritage of Santa Maria Island (Azores: NE Atlantic): a re-evaluation of geosites in GeoPark Azores and their use in geotourism. Geoheritage 8, 155-171 (doi: 10.1007/s12371-015-0148-x).

Benton, M.J. 2016. The Chinese pareiasaurs. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 127, 813-853 (doi: 10.1111/zoj.12389).

Benton, M.J. 2016. Origins of biodiversity. PLoS Biology 14(11), e2000724 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2000724).

Bernardi, M., Angielczyk, K.D., Mitchell, J.S., and Ruta, M. 2016. Phylogenetic stability, tree shape, and character compatibility: a case study using early tetrapods. Systematic Biology 65, 737-758 (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw049).

Birch, H.S., Coxall, H.K., Pearson, P.N., Kroon, D., and Schmidt, D.N. 2016. Partial collapse of the marine carbon pump after the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. Geology 44, 287-290 (doi: 10.1130/G37581.1).

Brunt, L.H., Skinner, R.E.H., Roddy, K.A., Araujo, N.M., Rayfield, E.J., and Hammond, C.L. 2016. Differential effects of altered patterns of movement and strain on joint cell behaviour and skeletal morphogenesis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 24, 1940-1950 (doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2016.06.015).

Burek, C.V. and Hose, T.A. 2016. The role of local societies in early modern geotourism: a case study of the Chester Society of Natural Science and the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club, in Hose, T.A. (Ed.) Appreciating physical landscapes: three hundred years of geotourism. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London 417, 95-116 (doi: 10.1144/SP417.6).

Button, D.J., Barrett, P.M., Rayfield, E.J., and Benson, R. 2016. Comparative cranial myology and biomechanics of Plateosaurus and Camarasaurus and evolution of the sauropod feeding apparatus. Palaeontology 59, 887-913 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12266).

Caromel, A.G.M., Schmidt, D.N., Fletcher, I., and Rayfield, E.J. 2016. Morphological change during the ontogeny of the planktic Foraminifera. Journal of Micropalaeontology 35, 2-19 (doi: 10.1144/jmpaleo2014-017).

Chu, D.L., Yu, J.X., Tong, J.N., Benton, M.J., Song, H.J., Huang, Y.F., Song, T., and Tian, L. 2016. Biostratigraphic correlation and mass extinction during the Permian-Triassic transition in terrestrial-marine siliciclastic settings of South China. Global & Planetary Change 146, 67-88 (doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.09.009).

Clark, J., Hidalgo, O., Pellicer, J., Liu, H.M., Marquardt, J., Robert, Y., Christenhusz, M., Zhang, S.Z., Gibby, M., Leitch, I.J., and Schenider, H. 2016. Genome evolution of ferns: evidence for relative stasis of genome size across the fern phylogeny. New Phytologist 210, 1072-1082 (doi: 10.1111/nph.13833).

Cunningham, J.E., Vargas, K., Marone, F., Bengtson, S.E. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. A multicellular organism with embedded cellular clusters from the Ediacaran Weng'an Biota. Evolution & Development 18, 308-316 (doi: 10.1111/ede.12210).

Davies, N.S., Liu, A.G., Gibling, M.R., and Miller, R.F. 2016. Resolving MISS conceptions and misconceptions: A geological approach to sedimentary surface textures generated by microbial and abiotic processes. Earth-Science Reviews 154, 210-246 (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.01.005).

de Baets, K., Antonelli, A. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Tectonic blocks and molecular clocks. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 371, 20160098 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0098).

Dinnis, R., Pate, A., and Reynolds, N. 2016. Mid-to-late Marine Isotope Stage 3 mammal faunas of Britain: a new look. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 127, 435-444 (doi:10.1016/j.pgeola.2016.05.002).

Dong, X.-P., Vargas, K., Cunningham, J.A., Zhang, H.-Q., Liu, T., Chen, F., Liu, J.-B., Bengtson, S., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Developmental biology of the early Cambrian cnidarian Olivooides. Palaeontology 59, 387-407 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12231).

Donoghue, P.C.J. and Rücklin, M. 2016. The ins and outs of the evolutionary origin of teeth. Evolution & Development 18, 19-30 (doi: 10.1111/ede.12099).

Donoghue, P.C.J. and Yang, Z. 2016. The evolution of methods for establishing evolutionary timescales. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 371, 20160020 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0020).

Eberle, J., Warnock, R.C.M., and Ahrens, D. 2016. Bayesian species delimitation in Pleophylla chafers (Coleoptera) - the importance of prior choice and morphology. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16, 94 (doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0659-3).

Ezard, T.H.G., Quental, T.B., and Benton, M.J. 2016. The challenges to inferring the regulators of biodiversity in deep time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 371, 20150216 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0216).

Figueirido, B., Martin-Serra, A, and Janis, C.M. 2016. Ecomorphological determinations in the absence of living analogues: the predatory behavior of the marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) as revealed by elbow joint morphology. Paleobiology 42, 508-531 (doi: 10.1017/pab.2015.55).

Frau, C., Bulot, L.G., Rehakova, D., Wimbledon, W.A.P., and Ifrim, C. 2016. Revision of the ammonite index species Berriasella jacobi Mazenot, 1939 and its consequences for the biostratigraphy of the Berriasian Stage. Cretaceous Research 66, 94-114 (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.05.007).

Frau, C., Bulot, L.G., Wimbledon, W.A.P., and Ifrim, C. 2016. Systematic palaeontology of the Perisphinctoidea in the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary interval at Le Chouet (Drome, France), and its implications for biostratigraphy. Acta Geologica Polonica 66, 175-204 (doi: 10.1515/agp-2016-0008).

Gabbott, S.E., Donoghue, P.C.J., Sansom, R.S., Vinther, J., Dolman, A., and Purnell, M.A. 2016. Pigmented anatomy in Carboniferous cyclostomes, and the evolution of the vertebrate eye. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20161151 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1151).

Gleeson, D., Wacey, D., Brodie, E.L., Anderson, G.L., Waite, I., O'Donnell, T., and Kilburn, M. R. 2016. Biodiversity of living, non-marine, thrombolites of Lake Clifton, Western Australia. Geomicrobiology Journal 33, 850-859 (doi: 10.1080/01490451.2015.1118168).

Goswami, A., Mannion, P.D., and Benton, M.J. 2016. Radiation and extinction: investigating clade dynamics in deep time. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118, 6-12 (doi: 10.1111/bij.12763).

Hearing, T.W., Legg, D.A., Botting, J.P., Muir, L.A., McDermott, P., Faulkner, S., Taylor, A.C., and Brasier, M.D. 2016. Survival of Burgess Shale-type animals in a Middle Ordovician deep-water setting. Journal of the Geological Society 173, 628-633 (doi: 10.1144/jgs2015-131).

Henehan, M.J., Hull, P.M., Penman, D.E., Rae, J.W.B., and Schmidt, D.N. 2016. Biogeochemical significance of pelagic ecosystem function: an end-Cretaceous case study. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371, 20150510 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0510).

Henry, C.J. and Hose, T.A. 2016. The contribution of maps to appreciating physical landscape: examples from Derbyshire's Peak District, in Hose, T.A. (Ed.) Appreciating physical landscapes: three hundred years of geotourism. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London 417, 131-155 (doi: 10.1144/SP417.13).

Hickman-Lewis, K., Garwood, R.J., Brasier, M.D., Goral, T., Jiang, H.B., McLoughlin, N., and Wacey, D. 2016. Carbonaceous microstructures from sedimentary laminated chert within the 3.46 Ga Apex Basalt, Chinaman Creek locality, Pilbara, Western Australia. Precambrian Research 278, 161-178 (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.03.013).

Hose, T.A. 2016. Three centuries (1670-1970) of appreciating physical landscapes, in Hose, T.A. (Ed.) Appreciating physical landscapes: three hundred years of geotourism. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London 417, 1-23 (doi: 10.1144/SP417.15).

Janis, C.M., Damuth, J., Travouillon, K.J., Figuerido, B., Hand, S.J., and Archer, M. 2016. Palaeoecology of Oligo-Miocene macropodoids determined from craniodental and calcaneal data. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 74, 209-232 (ISSN 1447-2546 (Print) 1447-2554 (On-line)).

Jonkers, L., Buse, B., Brummer, G.J.A., and Hall, I.R. 2016. Chamber formation leads to Mg/Ca banding in the planktonic foraminifer Neogloboquadrina pachyderma. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 451, 177-184 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.030).

Keating, J.N. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Histology and affinity of anaspids, and the early evolution of the vertebrate dermal skeleton. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20152917 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2917).

Lakin, R.J., Duffin, C.J., Hildebrandt, C., and Benton, M.J. 2016. The Rhaetian vertebrates of Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, UK, a comparative study. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 127, 40-52 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2016.02.010).

Lautenschlager, S. 2016. Reconstructing the past: methods and techniques for the digital restoration of fossils. Royal Society Open Science 3, 160342 (doi: 10.1098/rsos.160342).

Lautenschlager, S., Brassey, C.A., Button, D.J., and Barrett, P.M. 2016. Decoupled form and function in disparate herbivorous dinosaur clades. Scientific Reports 6, 26495 (doi: 10.1038/srep26495).

Lautenschlager, S. and Butler, R.J. 2016. Neural and endocranial anatomy of Triassic phytosaurian reptiles and convergence with fossil and modern crocodylians. PeerJ 4, e2251 (doi: 10.7717/peerj.2251).

Lautenschlager, S., Witzmann, and Werneburg, I. 2016. Palate anatomy and morphofunctional aspects of interpterygoid vacuities in temnospondyl cranial evolution. Science of Nature 103, 79, 1-10 (doi: 10.1007/s00114-016-1402-z).

Liu, A.G. 2016. Framboidal pyrite shroud confirms the 'death mask' model for moldic preservation of Ediacaran soft-bodied organisms. Palaios 31, 259-274 (doi: 10.2110/palo.2015.095).

Liu, A.G., Matthews, J.J. and McIlroy, D. 2016. The Beothukis/Culmofrons problem and its bearing on Ediacaran macrofossil taxonomy: evidence from an exceptional new fossil locality. Palaeontology 59, 45-58 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12206).

Long, J.A., Large, R.R., Lee, M.S.Y., Benton, M.J., Danyushevsky, L.V., Chiappe, L.M., Halpin, J.A., Cantrill, D., and Lottermoser, B. 2016. Severe selenium depletion in the Phanerozoic oceans as a factor in three global mass extinction events. Gondwana Research 36, 209-218 (doi: 10.1016/

Lopez-Antonanzas, R., Gutkin, V., Rabinovich, R., Calvo, R., and Grossman, A. 2016. A transitional Gundi (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae) from the Miocene of Israel. PLoS One 11(4), e0151804 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151804).

Lozano-Fernandez, J., Carton, R., Tanner, A.R., Puttick, M.N., Blaxter, M., Vinther, J., Olesen, J., Giribet, G., Edgecombe, G.D., and Pisani, D. 2016. A molecular palaeobiological exploration of arthropod terrestrialisation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371, 20150133 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0133).

Marchadier, E., Oates, M.E., Fang, H., Donoghue, P.C.J., Hetherington, A.M., and Gough, J. 2016. Evolution of the calcium-based intracellular signalling system. Genome Biology and Evolution 8, 2118-2132 (doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw139).

Martínez-Pérez, C., Rayfield, E. J., Botella, H., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Translating taxonomy into the evolution of conodont feeding ecology. Geology 44, 247-250 (doi: 10.1130/G37547.1).

Martin-Silverstone, E., Witton, M.P., Arbour, V.M., and Currie, P.J. 2016. A small azhdarchoid pterosaur from the latest Cretaceous, the age of flying giants. Royal Society Open Science 3, 160333 (doi: 10.1098/rsos.160333).

Mayr, G., Pittman, M., Saitta, E., Kaye, T.G., Vinther, J., and Benson, R. 2016. Structure and homology of Psittacosaurus tail bristles. Palaeontology 59, 793-802 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12257).

Mears, E.M., Rossi, V., MacDonald, E., Coleman, G., Davies, T.G., Arias-Riesgo, C., Hildebrandt, C., Thiel, H., Duffin, C.J., Whiteside, D.I., and Benton, M.J. 2016. The Rhaetian (Late Triassic) vertebrates of Hampstead Farm Quarry, Gloucestershire, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 127, 478-505 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2016.05.003).

Menon, L.R., McIlroy, D., Liu, A.G. and Brasier, M.D. 2016. The dynamic influence of microbial mats on sediments: fluid escape and pseudofossil formation in the Ediacaran Longmyndian Supergroup, U.K. Journal of the Geological Society 173, 177-185 (doi:10.1144/jgs2015-036).

Morales, J., Hashimoto, M., Williams, T.A., Hirawake-Mogi, H., Makiuchi, T., Tsubouchi, A., Kaga, N., Taka, H., Fujimura, T., Koike, M., Mita, T., Bringaud, F., Concepción, J.L., Hashimoto, T., Embley, T.M., and Nara, T. 2016. Differential remodelling of peroxisome function underpins the environmental and metabolic adaptability of diplonemids and kinetoplastids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20160520 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0520).

Neto De Carvalho, C., Pereira, B., Klompmaker, A., Baucon, A., Moita, J.A., Pereira, P., Machado, S., Belo, J., Carvalho, J., Mergulhão, L. 2016. Running crabs, Walking crinoids, Grazing gastropods: Behavioral diversity and evolutionary implications of the Cabeço da Ladeira Lagerstätte (Middle Jurassic, Portugal). Comunicacoes Geologicas 103, 39-54.

Ó Gogáin, A., Falcon-Lang, H.J., Carpenter, D.K., Miller, R.F., Benton, M.J., Pufahl, P.K., Ruta, M., Davies, T.G., Hinds, S.J., and Stimson, M.R. 2016. Fish and tetrapod communities across a marine to brackish salinity gradient in the Pennsylvanian (early Moscovian) Minto Formation of New Brunswick, Canada, and their palaeoecological and palaeogeographical implications. Palaeontology 59, 689-724 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12249).

Olempska, E. and Wacey, D. 2016. Ambient inclusion trails in Palaeozoic crustaceans (Phosphatocopina and Ostracoda). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 441, 949-958 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.052).

O'Reilly, J.E. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Tips and nodes are complimentary not competing approaches to the calibration of molecular clocks. Biology Letters 12, 20150975 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0975).

O'Reilly, J.E., Puttick, M.N., Parry, L., Tanner, A.R., Tarver, J.E., Fleming, J., Pisani, D. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Bayesian methods outperform parsimony but at the expense of precision in the estimation of phylogeny from discrete morphological data. Biology Letters 12, 20160081 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0081).

Parry, L.A., Edgecombe, G.D., Eibye-Jacobsen, D., and Vinther, J. 2016. The impact of fossil data on annelid phylogeny inferred from discrete morphological characters. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20161378 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1378).

Paul, C.R.C., Donovan, S.K., Muir, L.A., Botting, J.P., Lin, J.P., and Zhang, Y.D. 2016. Primitive Ordovician (Floian) echinoderms from Sandu, Guizhou Province, South China, and their significance. Geological Journal 51, 143-156 (doi: 10.1002/gj.2615).

Paul, C.R.C. and Rozhnov, S.V. 2016. Revision of Scoliocystis (Rhombifera: Echinoencrinitidae) and related cystoid genera. Paleontological Journal 50, 255-275 (doi: 10.1134/S0031030116030059).

Polly, D., Stayton, T., Dumont, E., Pierce, S.E., Rayfield, E.J., and Angielczyk, K. 2016. Combining geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis with evolutionary modeling: towards a synthesis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36, e1111225. (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2016.111122).

Prieto-Marquez, A., Erickson, G.M., and Ebersole, J.A. 2016. A primitive hadrosaurid from southeastern North America and the origin and early evolution of 'duck-billed' dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36, e1054495 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2015.1054495).

Prieto-Marquez, A., Erickson, G.M., and Ebersole, J.A. 2016. Anatomy and osteohistology of the basal hadrosaurid dinosaur Eotrachodon from the uppermost Santonian (Cretaceous) of Southern Appalachia. PeerJ 4, e1872 (doi: 10.7717/peerj.1872).

Prieto-Marquez, A. and Gutarra, S. 2016. The 'duck-billed' dinosaurs of Careless Creek (Upper Cretaceous of Montana, USA), with comments on hadrosaurid ontogeny. Journal of Paleontology 90, 133-146 (doi: 10.1017/jpa.2016.42).

Puttick, M.N. 2016. Partially incorrect fossil data augment analyses of discrete trait evolution in living species. Biology Letters 12, 20160392 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0392).

Puttick, M.N., Thomas, G.H., and Benton, M.J. 2016. Dating Placentalia: morphological clocks fail to close the molecular-fossil gap. Evolution 70, 873-886 (doi: 10.1111/evo.12907).

Ragazzola, F., Foster, L.C., Jones, C.J., Scott, T.B., Fietzke, J., Kilburn, M.R., and Schmidt, D.N. 2016. Impact of high CO2 on the geochemistry of the coralline algae Lithothamnion glaciale. Scientific Reports 6, 20572 (doi: 10.1038/srep20572).

Ramasamy, S., Ometto, L., Crava, C.M., Revadi, S., Kaur, R., Horner, D., Pisani, D., Dekker, T., Anfora, G., and Rota-Stabelli, O. 2016. The evolution of olfactory gene families in Drosophila and the genomic basis of chemical-ecological adaptation in Drosophila suzukii. Genome Biology and Evolution 8, 2297-2311 (doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw160).

Rich, T.H., Hopson, J.A., Gill, P.G., Trusler, P., Rogers-Davidson, S., Morton, S., Cifelli, R.L., Pickering, D., Kool, L., Siu, K., Burgmann, F.A., Senden, T., Evans, A.R., Wagstaff, B.E., Seegets-Villiers, D., Corfe, I.J., Flannery, T.F., Walker, K., Musser, A.M., Archer, M., Pian, R., and Vickers-Rich, P. 2016. The mandible and dentition of the Early Cretaceous monotreme Teinolophos trusleri. Alcheringa 40, 475-501 (doi: 10.1080/03115518.2016.1180034).

Rücklin, M. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2016. Response to "Placoderms and the evolutionary origin of teeth": Burrow et al. (2016). Biology Letters 12, 20160526 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0526).

Schirrmeister, B.E., Sanchez-Baracaldo, P., and Wacey, D. 2016. Cyanobacterial evolution during the Precambrian. International Journal of Astrobiology 15, 187-204 (doi: 10.1017/S1473550415000579).

Schmidt, D.N., Caromel, A.G.M., Seki, O., Rae, J.W.B., and Renaud, S. 2016. Morphological response of planktic foraminifers to habitat modifications associated with the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama. Marine Micropalaeontology 128, 28-38 (doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2016.08.003).

Schumacher, B.A., Shimada, K., Liston, J., and Maltese, A. 2016. Highly specialized suspension-feeding bony fish Rhinconichthys (Actinopterygii: Pachycormiformes) from the mid-Cretaceous of the United States, England, and Japan. Cretaceous Research 61, 71-85 (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2015.12.017).

Serrano-Martinez, A., Vidal, D., Sciscio, L., Ortega, F., and Knoll, F. 2016. Isolated theropod teeth from the Middle Jurassic of Niger and the early dental evolution of Spinosauridae. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 61, 403-415 (doi: 10.4202/app.00101.2014).

Slater, T.S., Duffin, C.J., Hildebrandt, C., Davies, T.G., and Benton, M.J. 2016. Microvertebrates from multiple bone beds in the Rhaetian of the M4-M5 motorway junction, South Gloucestershire, U.K. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 127, 464-477 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2016.07.001).

Spence, G.H., Le Heron, D.P., and Fairchild, I.J. 2016. Sedimentological perspectives on climatic, atmospheric and environmental change in the Neoproterozoic Era. Sedimentology 63, 253-306 (doi: 10.1111/sed.12261).

Strickson, E., Prieto-Márquez, A., Benton, M.J., and Stubbs, T.L. 2016. Dynamics of dental evolution in ornithopod dinosaurs. Scientific Reports 6, 28904 (doi: 10.1038/srep28904).

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