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Research contributions: top-rank journals (IF > 30) [XX]

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

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Yang, Z.X., Jiang, B.Y., McNamara, M.E., Kearns, S.L., Pittman, M., Kaye, T.G., Orr, P.J., Xu, X., and Benton, M.J. 2019. Pterosaur integumentary structures with complex feather-like branching. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 24-30 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0728-7).


Research contributions: others, in print [XX]

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Driscoll, D.A., Dunhill, A.M., Stubbs, T.L. and Benton, M.J. 2019. The mosasaur fossil record through the lens of fossil completeness. Palaeontology 62, 51-75 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12381).

McDermott, P.D. and Paul, C.R.C. 2019. A new Upper Ordovician aristocystitid diploporite genus (Echinodermata) from the Llanddowror district, South Wales. Geological Journal 54, 529-536 (doi: 10.1002/gj.3203).

Moon, B.C. 2019. A new phylogeny of ichthyosaurs (Reptilia: Diapsida). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 17, 129-155 (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2017.1394922).

Paul, C.R.C., Boucot, A.J., Donovan, S.K., Zhan, R.-B., Tansathien, W. 2019. Primitive stalked echinoderms from the Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) of Bang Song Tho, Kanchanaburi, western Thailand. Geological Magazine 156, 147-171 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756817000826).

Sassoon J. 2019. Congenital and late onset vertebral fusions in long necked plesiosaurs: The first report of spondylosis deformans in sauropterygians. Palaeontologia Electronica 22 (1): article no. 22.1.1 (doi: 10.26879/913).

Yang, Z., Wang, S.Y., Tian, Q.Y., Wang, B., Hethke, M., McNamara, M.E., Benton, M.J., Xu, X. and Jiang, B.Y. 2019. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and biostratinomic analysis of the Jurassic Yanliao Lagerstätte in northeastern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 514, 739-753 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.09.030).

Research contributions: others, online [XX]

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Allen, B.J., Stubbs, T.L., Benton, M.J., and Puttick, M.N. 2019. Archosauromorph extinction selectivity during the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction. Palaeontology online before print (doi: 10.1111/pala.12399).

Benton, M.J. 2019. Archibald Geikie and the Elgin reptiles. In Betterton, J., Craig, J., Mendum, J.R., Neller, R., and Tanner, J. (eds) Aspects of the Life and Works of Archibald Geikie. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 480, online before print (doi: 10.1144/SP480.4).

Cai, C., Fu, Y., and Huang, D. 2018. A large artematopodid beetle (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Artematopodidae) from the Early Cretaceous of China and its systematic position. Cretaceous Research online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.10.009).

Cai, C. and Huang, D. 2018. First boganiine beetle in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Boganiidae). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association online before print (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.09.004).

Cawley, J.J., Kriwet, J., Klug, S., and Benton, M.J. 2019. The stem group teleost Pachycormus (Pachycormiformes: Pachycormidae) from the Upper Lias (Lower Jurassic) of Strawberry Bank, UK. Paläontologische Zeitschrift online ahead of print (doi: 10.1007/s12542-018-0431-7).

Chu, D.L., Tong, J.N., Benton, M.J., Yu, J.X., and Huang, Y.F. 2019. 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. 2019. 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).

de Sousa, F., Foster, P.G., Donoghue, P.C.J., Schneider, H., and Cox, C.J. 2018. Nuclear protein phylogenies support the monophyly of the three bryophyte groups (Bryophyta Schimp.) New Phytologist online ahead of print(doi: 10.1111/nph.15587).

Dunn, F.S., Wilby, P.R., Kenchington, C.G., Grazhdankin, D.V., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Liu, A.G. 2019. Anatomy of the Ediacaran rangeomorph Charnia masoni. Papers in Palaeontology online before print (doi: 10.1002/spp2.1234).

Feng, X.Q., Chen, Z.-Q., Benton, M.J., Wu, S.Q., Bottjer, D.J., and Thompson, J.R. 2019. 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).

Herrera-Flores, J., Stubbs, T.L., and Benton, M.J. 2019. Reply to comments on: Macroevolutionary patterns in Rhynchocephalia: is the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) a living fossil? Palaeontology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1111/pala.12404).

Huang, J.Y., Hu, S.X., Zhang, Q.Y., Donoghue, P.C.J., Benton, M.J., Zhou, C.Y., Martínez-Pérez, C., Wen, W., Xie, T., Chen, Z.-Q., Luo, M., Yao, H.Z., and Zhang, K.X. 2019. Gondolelloid multielement conodont apparatus (Nicoraella) from the middle Triassic of Yunnan Province, southwestern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.07.015).

Huang, J.Y., Martínez-Pérez, C., Hu, S.X., Donoghue, P.C.J., Zhang, Q.Y., Zhou, C.Y., Wen, W., Benton, M.J., Luo, M., Yao, H.Z., and Zhang, K.X. 2019. Middle Triassic conodont apparatus architecture revealed by synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Palaeoworld online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.palwor.2018.08.003).

López-Antoñanzas, R., Peláez-Campomanes, P., Prieto, J., and Knoll, F. 2018. New species of Karydomys (Rodentia) from the Miocene of Chios Island (Greece) and phylogenetic relationships of this rare democricetodontine genus. Papers in Palaeontology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1002/spp2.1224).

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. 2019. Early Middle Triassic trace fossils from the Luoping Biota, southwestern China: Evidence of recovery from mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.028).

Martin-Silverstone, E., Sykes, D., and Naish, D. 2019. Does postcranial palaeoneurology provide insight into pterosaur behaviour and lifestyle? New data from the azhdarchoid Vectidraco and the ornithocheirids Coloborhynchus and Anhanguera. Palaeontology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1111/pala.12390).

Mujal, E., Fortuny, J., Pérez-Cano, J., Dinarès-Turell, J., Ibáñez-Insa, J., Oms, O., Vila, I., Bolet, A., and Anadón, P. 2018. Reply to the comment on "Integrated multi-stratigraphic study of the Coll de Terrers late Permian-Early Triassic continental succession from the Catalan Pyrenees (NE Iberian Peninsula): A geologic reference record for equatorial Pangaea" by Eudald Mujal, Josep Fortuny, Jordi Pérez-Cano, Jaume Dinarès-Turell, Jordi Ibáñez-Insa, Oriol Oms, Isabel Vila, Arnau Bolet, Pere Anadón [Global and Planetary Change 159 (2017) 46-60]. Global and Planetary Change online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2018.12.005).

Navalón, G., Bright, J.A., Marugán-Lobón, J., and Rayfield, E.J. 2019. The evolutionary relationship among beak shape, mechanical advantage, and feeding ecology in modern birds. Evolution online ahead of print (doi: 10.1111/evo.13655).

Nordén, K.K., Faber, J., Babarović, F., Stubbs, T.L., Selly, T., Schiffbauer, J.D., Peharec Štefanić, P., Mayr, G., Smithwick, F.M., and Vinther, J. 2019. Melanosome diversity and convergence in the evolution of iridescent avian feathers-Implications for paleocolor reconstruction. Evolution online ahead of print (doi: 10.1111/evo.13641).

Puttick, M.N. O'Reilly, J.E., Pisani, D., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2019. Probabilistic methods outperform parsimony in the phylogenetic analysis of data simulated without a probabilistic model. Palaeontology online ahead of print (doi: 10.5061/dryad.h8r2629).

Rodrigues, P.G., Martinelli, A.G., Schultz, C.L., Corfe, I.J., Gill, P.G., Soares, M.B., and Rayfield, E.J. 2019. 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).

Simões, B.F., Foley, N.M., Hughes, G.M., Zhao, H.B., Zhang, S.Y., Rossiter, S.J., and Teeling, E.C. 2018. As blind as a bat? Opsin phylogenetics illuminates the evolution of color vision in bats. Molecular Biology and Evolution online before print (doi: 10.1093/molbev/msy192).

Tian, L., Tong, J.N., Xiao, Y.F., Benton, M.J., Song, H.Y., Song, H.J., Liang, L., Wu, K., Chu, D.L., and Algeo, T.J. 2019. Environmental instability prior to end-Permian mass extinction reflected in biotic and facies changes on shallow carbonate platforms of the Nanpanjiang Basin (South China). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.05.011).

Villa, A., Kirchner, M., Alba, D.M., Bernardini, F., Bolet, A., Luján, A.H., Fortuny, J., Hipsley, C.A., Müller, J., Sindaco, R., Tuniz, C., and Delfino, M. 2019. Comparative cranial osteology of Blanus (Squamata: Amphisbaenia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society online before print (doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zly082).

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. 2019. 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).

Wilson, J.D., Monteiro, F.M., Schmidt, D.N., Ward, B.A., and Ridgwell, A. 2018. Linking marine plankton ecosystems and climate: a new modeling approach to the warm Early Eocene climate. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1029/2018PA003374).

Yin, Z., Zhou, D., Cai, C., Huang, D., and Engel, M.S. 2019. Pangusyndicus gen. nov.: a new mid-Cretaceous scydmaenine with reduced antennae and prothoracic gland (Coleoptera, Staphylindiae: Scydmaeninae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology online ahead of print (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2018.1504129).

Zaher, M., Coram, R.A., and Benton, M.J. 2019. The Middle Triassic procolophonid Kapes bentoni: computed tomography of the skull and skeleton. Papers in Palaeontology online before print (doi: 10.1002/spp2.1232).


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