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Publications by the Bristol Palaeobiology Group (2018)
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Research contributions: top-rank journals (IF > 30) [XX]

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

In progress

Morris, J.L., Puttick, M.N., Clark, J.W., Edwards, D., Kenrick, P., Pressel, S., Wellman, C.H., Yang, Z., Schneider, H., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018 The timescale of early land plant evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 115, E2274-E2283 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1719588115).

Park, T.-Y.S., Kihm, J.-H., Woo, J., Park, C., Lee, W.Y., Smith, M.P., Harper, D.A.T., Young, F., Nielsen, A.T., and Vinther, J. 2018. Brain and eyes of Kerygmachela reveal protocerebral ancestry of the panarthropod head. Nature Communications 9(1),1019 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03464-w).

Puttick, M.N., Morris, J.L., Williams, T.A., Cox, C.J., Edwards, D., Kenrick, P., Pressel, S., Wellman, C.H., Schneider, H., Pisani, D., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. The interrelationships of land plants and the nature of the ancestral embryophyte. Current Biology 28, 733-745.e2 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.063).


Research contributions: others [XX]

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Barba-Montoya, J., dos Reis, M., Schneider, H., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Yang, Z. 2018. Constraining uncertainty in the timescale of angiosperm evolution and the veracity of a Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution. New Phytologist 218, 819-834.

Bernardi, M., Marchetti, L., and Gobbi, M. 2018. Walk 'n jump: associated insect walking and landing trace fossils from the Early Permian of the Southern Alps. Ichnos online ahead of print, pp. 1-10 (doi: 10.1080/10420940.2017.1386185).

Bernardi, M., Petti, F.M., and Benton, M.J. 2018. Tetrapod distribution and temperature rise during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285, 20172331 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2331).

Cai, C., Maier, C.A., and Huang, D. 2018. A new riffle beetle in Upper Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Elmidae). Cretaceous Research 89, 154-159 (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.03.022).

Cavicchini, I., Heyworth, H.C., Duffin, C.J., Hildebrandt, C., and Benton, M.J. 2018. A Rhaetian microvertebrate fauna from Stowey Quarry, Somerset, UK Proceedings of the Geologists' Association online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.02.001).

Cherlin, S., Heaps, S.E., Nye, T.M.W., Boys, R.J., Williams, T., and Embley, T.M. 2018. The effect of non-reversibility on inferring rooted phylogenies. Molecular Biology and Evolution, online before print (doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx294).

Chu, D.L., Tong, J.N., Benton, M.J., Yu, J.X., and Huang, Y.F. 2018. Mixed continental-marine biotas following the Permian-Triassic mass extinction in South and North China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.10.028).

Coram, R.A., Radley, J.D., and Benton, M.J. 2018. The Middle Triassic (Anisian) Otter Sandstone biota (Devon, UK): review, recent discoveries and ways ahead. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association online before print (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2017.06.007).

Dunhill, A.M., Hannisdal, B., Brocklehurst, N., and Benton, M.J. 2018. On formation-based sampling proxies and why they should not be used to correct the fossil record. Palaeontology 61, 119-132 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12331).

Dunn, F.S., Liu, A.G., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. Ediacaran developmental biology. Biological Reviews 93, 914-932 (doi: 10.1111/brv.12379).

Elbra, T., Schnabl, P., Cížková, K., Pruner, P., Kdýr, Š., Grabowski, J., Reháková, D., Svobodová, A., Frau, C., and Wimbledon, W.A.P. 2018. Palaeo- and rock-magnetic investigations across Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary at St Bertrand's Spring, Drôme, France: applications to magnetostratigraphy. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica pp. 1-16 (doi: DOI: 10.1007/s11200-016-8119-5).

Feng, X.Q., Chen, Z.-Q., Benton, M.J., Wu, S.Q., Bottjer, D.J., and Thompson,. J.R. 2018. A diverse trackway-dominated marine ichnoassemblage from the Lower Triassic in the northern Paleotethys: Ichnology and implications for biotic recovery. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.059).

Ferrón, H.G., Martínez-Pérez, C., and Botella, H. 2018. The evolution of gigantism in active marine predators. Historical Biology 30, 712-716 (doi: 10.1080/08912963.2017.1319829).

Ferrón, H.G., Martínez-Pérez, C., Turner, S., Manzanares, E., and Botella, H. 2018. Patterns of ecological diversification in thelodonts. Palaeontology 61, 303-315 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12347).

Harrison, C.J. and Morris, J.L. 2018. The origin and early evolution of vascular plant shoots and leaves. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 373, 20160496 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0496).

Hendry, K., Marron, A., Vincent, F., Conley, D., Gehlen, M., Ibarbalz, F., Queguiner, B. and Bowler, C. 2018, Competition between silicifiers and non-silicifiers in the past and present ocean and its evolutionary impacts. Frontiers in Marine Science 5, article 22 (doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00022).

Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Morton, J.D. and Jiang, B. 2018. Analysis of morphological variability in the clam shrimp Eosestheria middendorfii (Crustacea, Spinicaudata) from the Lower Cretaceous of China, and its implications for spinicaudatan taxonomy. Papers in Palaeontology 4, 21-53 (doi: 10.1002/spp2.1096).

Keeble, E., Whiteside, D.I. and Benton, M.J. 2018. The terrestrial fauna of the Late Triassic Pant-y-ffynnon Quarry fissures, South Wales, UK and a new species of Clevosaurus (Lepidosauria: Rhynchocephalia). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, online before print (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2017.11.001).

Kelly, R.S. and Nel, A. 2018. Revision of the damsel-dragonfly family Campterophlebiidae (Odonata) from the Early Jurassic of England reveals a new genus and species. Alcheringa 42, 87-93 (doi: 10.1080/03115518.2017.1377767).

Kenchington, C.G., Harris, S.J., Vixseboxse, P.B., Pickup, C., and Wilby, P.R. 2018. The Ediacaran fossils of Charnwood Forest: Shining new light on a major biological revolution. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.02.006).

Lamsdell, J.C., Marshall, D.J., and Briggs, D.E.G. 2018. Hit and miss (A comment on persons and acorn, "a sea scorpion's strike: New evidence of extreme lateral flexibility in the opisthosoma of eurypterids"). American Naturalist 191, 352-354 (doi: 10.1086/695955).

Luo, M., Shi, G.R., Hu, S.X., Benton, M.J., Chen, Z.-Q., Huang, J.Y., Zhang, Q.Y., Zhou, C.Y., and Wen, W. 2018. Early Middle Triassic trace fossils from the Luoping Biota, southwestern China: Evidence of recovery from mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology manuscript online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.028).

Marquez-Aliaga, A., Klein, N., Reolid, M., Plasencia, P., Villena, J.A., and Martínez-Pérez, C. 2018. An enigmatic marine reptile, Hispaniasaurus cranioelongatus (gen. et sp. nov.) with nothosauroid affinities from the Ladinian of the Iberian Range (Spain). Historical Biology pp. 1-11 (doi: 10.1080/08912963.2017.1359264).

Martínez-Pérez, C., Carrillo-Briceño, J.D., Esparza, C., Ferrón, H.G., Manzanares, E., Hammann, C., and Botella, H. 2018. A Serravallian (Middle Miocene) shark fauna from Southeastern Spain and its palaeoenvironment significance. Historical Biology 30, 422-432 (doi: 10.1080/08912963.2017.1326111).

McDermott, P.D. and Paul, C.R.C. 2018. A new Upper Ordovician aristocystitid diploporite genus (Echinodermata) from the Llanddowror district, South Wales. Geological Journal online before print (doi: 10.1002/gj.3203).

Melbourne, L., Denny, M.W., Harniman, R., Rayfield, E., and Schmidt, D.N. 2018. The importance of wave exposure on the structural integrity of rhodoliths. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Moon, B.C. 2018. A new phylogeny of ichthyosaurs (Reptilia: Diapsida). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2017.1394922).

Moon, B.C. and Kirton, A.M. 2018. Ichthyosaurs of the British Middle and Upper Jurassic. Part 2. Brachypterygius, Nannopterygius, Macropterygius, invalid taxa, and conclusions. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London.

Navalón, G., Meng, Q., Marugán-Lobón, J., Zhang, Y., Wang, B., Xing, H., Liu, D., and Chiappe, L.M. 2018. Diversity and evolution of the Confuciusornithidae: Evidence from a new 131-million-year-old specimen from the Huajiying Formation in NE China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 152, 12-22 (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.11.005).

O'Reilly, J.E. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. The efficacy of consensus tree methods for summarizing phylogenetic relationships from a posterior sample of trees estimated from morphological data. Systematic Biology 67, 354-362 (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syx086).

O'Reilly, J.E., Puttick, M.N., Pisani, D., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. Probabilistic methods surpass parsimony when assessing clade support in phylogenetic analyses of discrete morphological data. Palaeontology 61, 105-118 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12330).

Palmer, C. 2018. Inferring the properties of the pterosaur wing membrane. Geological Society Special Publication 455, 57-68 (doi: 10.1144/SP455.4).

Parry, L.A., Smithwick, F., Nordén, K.K., Saitta, E.T., Lozano-Fernandez, J., Tanner, A.R., Caron, J.-B., Edgecombe, G.D., Briggs, D.E.G., and Vinther, J. 2018. Soft-bodied fossils are not simply rotten carcasses - toward a holistic understanding of exceptional fossil preservation: exceptional fossil preservation is complex and involves the interplay of numerous biological and geological processes. BioEssays 40, 1700167 (doi: 10.1002/bies.201700167).

Paul, C.R.C., Boucot, A.J., Donovan, S.K., Zhan, R.-B., Tansathien, W. 2018. Primitive stalked echinoderms from the Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) of Bang Song Tho, Kanchanaburi, western Thailand. Geological Magazine pp. 1-25 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756817000826).

Piotr, W., Jolanta, B., Kelly, R.S., and Bo, W. 2018. The aphid Hormatalis lancigerens gen. et sp. nov. from Burmese amber sheds new light on the phylogenetic position of the Cretaceous family Isolitaphidae (Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha). Cretaceous Research 89, 292-301 (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.04.009).

Purnell, M.A., Donoghue, P.J.C., Gabbott, S.E., McNamara, M.E., Murdock, D.J.E., Sansom, R.S. 2018. Experimental analysis of soft-tissue fossilization: Opening the black box. Palaeontology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1111/pala.12360).

Puttick, M.N. 2018. Mixed evidence for early bursts of morphological evolution in extant clades. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31, 502-515 (doi: 10.1111/jeb.13236).

Reolid, M., Márquez-Aliaga, A., Belinchón, M., García-Forner, A., Villena, J., and Martínez-Pérez, C. 2017. Ichnological evidence of semi-aquatic locomotion in early turtles from eastern Iberia during the Carnian Humid Episode (Late Triassic). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 490, 450-461 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.025).

Rodrigues, P.G., Martinelli, A.G., Schultz, C.L., Corfe, I.J., Gill, P.G., Soares, M.B., and Rayfield, E.J. 2018. Digital cranial endocast of Riograndia guaibensis (Late Triassic, Brazil) sheds light on the evolution of the brain in non-mammalian cynodonts. Historical Biology in press, pp. 1-18 (doi: 10.1080/08912963.2018.1427742).

Saitta, E., Gelernter, R., and Vinther, J. 2018. Additional information on the primitive contour and wing feathering of paravian dinosaurs. Palaeontology 61, 273-288 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12342).

Schmidt, D.N. 2018. Determining climate change impacts on ecosystems: the role of palaeontology. Palaeontology 61, 1-12 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12335).

Smithwick, F.M. and Stubbs, T.L. 2018. Phanerozoic survivors: Actinopterygian evolution through the Permo-Triassic and Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction events. Evolution 72, 348-362 (doi: 10.1111/evo.13421).

Wen, W., Hu, S.X., Zhang, Q.Y., Benton, M.J., Kriwet, J., Chen, Z.Q., Zhou, C.Y., Xie, T., and Huang, J.Y. 2018. A new species of Platysiagum from the Luoping Biota (Anisian, Middle Triassic, Yunnan, South China) reveals the relationship between Platysiagidae and Neopterygii. Geological Magazine pp. 1-14 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756818000079).

Zhang, H., Pape, T., and Lister, A.M. 2018. On the type material of Elephas hysudrindicus Dubois, 1908 (Mammalia, Proboscidea). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 38(1),e1425211 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1425211).


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