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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2017)
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Research contributions: top-rank journals (IF > 30) [XX]

In progress.

Vinther, J., Parry, L., Briggs, D.E.G. and Van Roy, P. 2017. Ancestral morphology of crown-group molluscs revealed by a new Ordovician stem aculiferan. Nature online first (doi: 10.1038/nature21055).

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

In progress.

Freibert, S.-A., Goldberg, A.V., Hacker, C., Molik, S., Dean, P., Williams, T.A, Nakjang, S., Long, S.J., Sendra, K., Bill, E., Heinz, E., Hirt, R.P., Lucocq, J.M., Embley, T.M., and Lill, R. 2017. Evolutionary conservation and in vitro reconstitution of microsporidian iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis. Nature Communications 8, art. 13932 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms13932).

Jiang, B.Y., Zhao, T., Regnault, S., Edwards, N.P., Kohn, S.C., Li, Z.H., Wogelius, R.A., Benton, M.J. and Hutchinson, J.R. 2017. Cellular preservation of musculoskeletal specializations in the Cretaceous bird Confuciusornis. Nature Communications 8, art. 14779 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms14779). pdf. Supplementary file.

Liu, J., Organ, C.L., Benton, M.J., Brandley, M.C. and Aitchison, J.C. 2017. Live birth in an archosauromorph reptile. Nature Communications 8, art. 14445 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms14445).

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. Response to: Phylogenetic placement, developmental trajectories and evolutionary implications of a feathered dinosaur tail in Mid-Cretaceous amber. Current Biology 27, R216-R217 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.008).

Research contributions: others [XX]

In progress.

Chu, D.L., Tong, J.N., Bottjer, D.J., Song, H.J., Song, H.Y., Benton, M.J., Tian, L., and Guo, W.W. 2017. Microbial mats in the terrestrial Lower Triassic of North China and implications for the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.06.013).

Clements, T., Colleary, C., De Baets, K., and Vinther, J. 2017. Buoyancy mechanisms limit preservation of coleoid cephalopod soft tissues in Mesozoic Lagerstätten. Palaeontology 60, 1-14 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12267).

Herrera-Flores, J., Stubbs, T.L., and Benton, M.J. 2017. Macroevolutionary patterns in Rhynchocephalia: is the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) a living fossil? Palaeontology online before print (doi: 10.1111/pala.12284).

Lautenschlager, S., Gill, P., Luo, Z.-X., Fagan, M.J., and Rayfield, E.J. 2017. Morphological evolution of the mammalian jaw adductor complex. Biological Reviews (doi: 10.1111/brv.12314).

Luo, M., Hu, S.X., Benton, M.J., Shi, G.R., Zhao, L.S., Huang, J.Y., Song, H.J., Wen, W., Zhang, Q.Y., Fang, Y.H., Huang, Y.G., and Chen, Z.Q. 2017. Taphonomy and palaeobiology of early Middle Triassic coprolites from the Luoping biota, southwest China: Implications for reconstruction of fossil food webs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.06.001).

MacLaren, J.A., Anderson, P.S.L, Barrett, P.M., and Rayfield, E.J. 2017. Herbivorous dinosaur jaw disparity and its relationship to extrinsic evolutionary drivers. Paleobiology 1-19 (doi: 10.1017/pab.2016.31).

Manzanares, E., Pla, C., Martínez-Pérez, C., Ferrón, H., and Botella, H. 2017. Lonchidion derenzii sp. nov., a new lonchidiid shark (Chondrichthyes, Hybodontiforms) from the Upper Triassic of Spain, with remarks on lonchidiid enameloid. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Marchetti, L., Mujal, E., and Bernardi, M. 2017. An unusual Amphisauropus trackway and its implication for understanding seymouriamorph locomotion. Lethaia 50, 162-174 (doi: 10.1111/let.12184).

Parry, L.A., Legg, D.A., and Sutton, M.D. 2017. Enalikter is not an annelid: Homology, autapomorphies and the interpretation of problematic fossils. Lethaia (doi: 10.1111/let.12196).

Puttick, M.N., O'Reilly, J., Tanner, A., Fleming, J., Clark, J., Holloway, L., Lozano-Fernandez, J., Parry, L., Tarver, J., Pisani, D., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2017. Uncertain-tree: discriminating among competing approaches to the phylogenetic analysis of phenotype data. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, 20162290.(doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2290).

Sahney, S. and Benton, M.J. 2017. The impact of the Pull of the Recent on the fossil record of tetrapods. Evolutionary Ecology Research 18, 7-23.

Sakamoto, M., Venditti, C., and Benton, M.J. 2017. 'Residual diversity estimates' do not correct for sampling bias in palaeodiversity data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12666).

Walker, F.M., Dunhill, A.M., Woods, M.A., Newell, A.J., and Benton, M.J. 2017. Assessing sampling of the fossil record in a geographically and stratigraphically constrained dataset: the Chalk Group of Hampshire, southern UK. Journal of the Geological Society (doi: 10.1144/jgs2016-093).

Young, F.J. and Vinther, J. 2017. Onychophoran-like myoanatomy of the Cambrian gilled lobopodian Pambdelurion whittingtoni. Palaeontology 60, 27-54 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12269).

Zhang, H., Wang, Y., Janis, C.M., Goodall, R.H., and Purnell, M.A. 2017. An examination of feeding ecology in Pleistocene proboscideans from southern China (Sinomastodon, Stegodon, Elephas), by means of dental microwear texture analysis. Quaternary International (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.07.011).

Public understanding of science [XX]

In progress.

Benton, M.J. 2017. The evidence that shows dinosaurs were in decline for 40 million years before the asteroid hit. The Conversation.

Benton, M.J. 2017. We might have to completely redraw the dinosaur family tree. The Conversation.

Dunn, F.S. and Liu, A.G. 2017. Fossil focus: the Ediacaran Biota. Palaeontology Online 7(1), 1-15. Read it here.

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