Research contributions: Science and Nature [2]

Murdock, D.J.E., Dong, X.-P., Repetski, J.E., Marone, F., Stampanoni, M., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2013. The origin of conodonts and of vertebrate mineralized skeletons. Nature 502, 546-549 (doi: 10.1038/nature12645).

Orlando, L., Ginolhac, A., Zhang, G., Froese, D., Albrechtsen, A., Stiller, M., Schubert, M., Cappellini, E., Petersen, B., Moltke, I., Johnson, P.L.F., Fumagalli, M., Vilstrup, J.T., Raghavan, M., Korneliussen, T., Malaspinas, A.-S., Vogt, J., Szklarczyk, D., Kelstrup, C.D., Vinther, J., Dolocan, A., Stenderup, J., Velazquez, A.M.V., Cahill, J., Rasmussen, M., Wang, X., Min, J, Zazula, G.D., Seguin-Orlando, A., Mortensen, C., Magnussen, K., Thompson, J.F., Weinstock, J., Gregersen, K., Roed, K.H., Eisenmann, V., Rubin, C.J., Miller, D.C., Antczak, D.F., Bertelsen, M.F., Brunak, S., Al-Rasheid, K.A.S., Ryder, O., Andersson, L., Mundy, J., Krogh, A., Gilbert, M.T.P., Kjaer, K., Sicheritz-Ponten, T., Jensen, L.J., Olsen, J.V., Hofreiter, M., Nielsen, R., Shapiro, B., Wang, J., and Willerslev, E. 2013. Recalibrating Equus evolution using the genome sequence of an early Middle Pleistocene horse. Nature 499, 74-78 74-78 (doi: 10.1038/nature12323).

Research contributions: high-rank journals (IF > 9) [7]

Dyke, G.J., de Kat, R., Palmer, C., van der Kindere, J., Naish, D., and Ganapathisubramani, B. 2013. Aerodynamic performance of the feathered dinosaur Microraptor and the evolution of feathered flight. Nature Communications 4, 2489 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms3489).

Foster, L.C.Schmidt, D.N., Thomas, E., Arndt, S., and Ridgwell, A. 2013. Surviving rapid climate change in the deep sea during the Paleogene hyperthermals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 110, 9273-9276 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1300579110).

Knell, R.J., Naish, D., Tomkins, J.L., and Hone, D.W.E. 2013. Sexual selection in prehistoric animals: detection and implications. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 38-47 (doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.015).

Ometto, L., Cestaro, A., Ramasamy, S., Grassi, A., Revadi, S., Siozios, S., Moretto, M., Fontana, P., Varotto, C., Pisani, D., Dekker, T., Wrobel, N., Viola, R., Pertot, I., Cavalieri, D., Blaxter, M., Anfora, G., and Rota-Stabelli, O. 2013. Linking genomics and ecology to investigate the complex evolution of an invasive Drosophila pest. Genome Biology and Evolution 5, 745-757 (doi: 10.1093/gbe/evt034).

Rota-Stabelli, O., Daley, A.C., and Pisani, D. 2013. Molecular timetrees reveal a Cambrian colonization of land and a new scenario for ecdysozoan evolution. Current Biology 23, 392-398 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.01.026).

Schirrmeister, B.E., de Vos, J.M., Antonelli, A., and Bagheri, H.C. 2013. Evolution of multicellularity coincided with increased diversification of cyanobacteria and the Great Oxidation Event. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 110, 1791-1796 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209927110).

Zhao, Q.Benton, M.J., Sullivan, C., Sander, P.M., and Xu, X. 2013. Histology and postural change during the growth of the ceratopsian dinosaur Psittacosaurus lujiatunensisNature Communications 4, 2079 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms3079).

Research contributions: others [84]

Antcliffe, J.B. 2013. Questioning the evidence of organic compounds called sponge biomarkers. Palaeontology 56, 917-925 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12030).

Antcliffe, J.B. and Hancy, A.D. 2013. Critical questions about early character acquisition-Comment on Retallack 2012: “Some Ediacaran fossils lived on land”. Evolution & Development 15, 225-227 (doi: 10.1111/ede.12040).

Antcliffe, J.B. and Hancy, A.D. 2013. Reply to Retallack (2013): Ediacaran characters. Evolution & Development 15, 389-392 (doi: 10.1111/ede.12048).

Badger, M.P.S., Schmidt, D.N., Mackensen, A., and Pancost, R.D. 2013. High resolution alkenone palaeobarometry indicates relatively stable pCO2 during the Pliocene (3.3 to 2.8 Ma). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A371, 20130094 (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0094).

Benson, R.B.J., Evans, M., Smith, A.S., Sassoon, J., Moore-Faye, S., Ketchum, H.F., and Forrest, R. 2013. A giant pliosaurid skull from the Late Jurassic of England. PLoS ONE 8(5), e65989 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065989).

Benton, M.J. 2013. Origins of biodiversity. Palaeontology 56, 1-7 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12012).

Benton, M.J. 2013. No gap in the Middle Permian record of terrestrial vertebrates: REPLY. Geology 41, e294 (doi: 10.1130/G34595Y.1).

Benton, M.J.Ruta, M.Dunhill, A.M., and Sakamoto, M. 2013. The first half of tetrapod evolution, sampling proxies, and fossil record quality. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 372, 18-41 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.09.005).

Benton, M.J., Zhang, Q.Y., Hu, S.X,, Chen, Z.Q., Wen, W., Liu, J., Huang, J.Y., Zhou, C.Y., Xie, T., Tong, J.N., and Choo, B. 2013. Exceptional vertebrate biotas from the Triassic of China, and the expansion of marine ecosystems after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. Earth-Science Reviews 123, 199-243 (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.05.014).

Brasier, M.D., McIlroy, D., Liu, A.G., Antcliffe, J.B., and Menon, L.R. 2013. The oldest evidence of bioturbation on Earth. Comment. Geology 41, E289 (doi: 10.1130/G33606C.1).

Broadgate, W., Riebesell, U., Armstrong, C., Brewer, P., Denman, K., Feely, R., Gao, K.S., Gattusco, J.-P., Isensee, K., Kleypas, J., Laffoley, D., Orr, J., Pörtner, H.-O., Rezende, C.E.de, Schmidt, D.N., Urban, E., Waite, A., and Valdéz. 2013. Ocean acidification summary for policymakers. In: Broadgate, W., Gaffney, O., Isensee, K., Riebesell, U., Urban, E., Valdés, L. (Eds.) Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, Stockholm, Sweden, 26 pp. Download report here.

Chan, N.J., Dyke, G.J., and Benton, M.J. 2013. Primary feather lengths may not be important for inferring the flight styles of Mesozoic birds. Lethaia 46, 146-153 (doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2012.00325.x).

Cobley, M.J.Rayfield, E.J., and Barrett, P.M. 2013. Inter-vertebral flexibility of the ostrich neck: implications for estimating sauropod neck flexibility. PLoS ONE 8(8), e72187 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072187).

Couce, E., Irvine, P.J., Gregorie, L.J., Ridgwell, A., and Hendy, E.J. 2013. Tropical coral reef habitat in a geoengineered, high-CO2 world. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 1799-1804 (doi: 10.1002/grl.50340).

Couce, E., Ridgwell, A., and Hendy, E.J. 2013. Future habitat suitability for coral reef ecosystems under global warming and ocean acidification. Global Change Biology 19, 3592-3606 (doi: 10.1111/gcb.12335).

Cuff, A.R. and Rayfield, E.J. 2013. Feeding mechanics in spinosaurid theropods and extant crocodilians. PLoS ONE8(5), e65295 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065295).

Daley, A.C., Budd, G.E., and Caron, J.B. 2013. Morphology and systematics of the anomalocaridid arthropod Hurdiafrom the Middle Cambrian of British Columbia and Utah. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11, 743-787 (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2012.732723).

Daley, A.C., Paterson, J.R., Edgecombe, G.D., Garcia-Bellido, D.C., and Jago, J.B. 2013. New anatomical information on Anomalocaris from the Cambrian Emu Bay Shale of South Australia and a reassessment of its inferred predatory habits. Palaeontology 56, 971-990 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12029).

Davis, C.V.Badger, M.P.S., Bown, P.R., and Schmidt, D.N. 2013. The response of calcifying plankton to climate change in the Pliocene. Biogeosciences 10, 6131-6139 (doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6131-2013).

De Baets, K., Klug, C., and Monnet, C. 2013. Intraspecific variability through ontogeny in early ammonoids. Paleobiology 39, 75-94 (doi: 10.5061/dryad.k9b14).

Demarchi, B., Collins, M.J., Tomiak, P.J., Davies, B.J., and Penkman, K.E.H. 2013. Intra-crystalline protein diagenesis (IcPD) in Patella vulgata. Part II: Breakdown and temperature sensitivity. Quaternary Geochronology 16, 158-172 (doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.08.001).

Dong, X.-P., Cunningham, J.A., Bengtson, S., Thomas, C.-W., Liu, J.-B., Stampanoni, M., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2013. Embryos, polyps and medusa of the early Cambrian scyphozoan OlivooidesProceedings of the Royal Society B 280, 20130071 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0071).

Donovan, S.K., Baalbergen, E., Ouwendijk, M., Paul, C.R.C., and Van Den Hoek Ostende, L.W. 2013. Review and prospectus of the Late Pleistocene fauna of the Red Hills Road Cave, Jamaica. Cave and Karst Science 40, 79-86.

Donovan, S.K. and Paul, C.R.C. 2013. Late Pleistocene land snails from ‘red bed’ deposits, Round Hill, south central Jamaica. Alcheringa 37, 273-284 (doi: 10.1080/03115518.2013.743705).

Dunhill, A.M.Benton, M.J., Newell, A.J., and Twitchett, R.J. 2013. Completeness of the fossil record and the validity of sampling proxies: a case study from the Triassic of England and Wales. Journal of the Geological Society 170, 291-300 (doi: 10.1144/jgs2012-025).

Dunkley Jones, T., Lunt, D.J., Schmidt, D.N., Ridgwell, A., Sluijs, A., Valdes, P.J., and Maslin, M. 2013. Climate model and proxy data constraints on ocean warming across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Earth-Science Reviews 125, 123-145 (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.07.004).

Fang, H., Oates, M., Pethica, R., Greenwood, J., Sardar, A., Rackham, O., Donoghue, P.C.J., Stamatakis, A., de Lima Morais, D. A., and Gough, J. 2013. A daily-updated tree of (sequenced) life as a reference for genome research. Scientific Reports 3, 2015, 1-10 (doi: 10.1038/srep02015).

Field, D.J., D’Alba, L., Vinther, J., Webb, S.M., Gearty, W. and Shawkey, M.D. 2013. Melanin concentration gradients in modern and fossil feathers. PloS ONE 8(3), e59451 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059451).

Fischer, V., Appleby, R.M., Naish, D., Liston, J., Riding, J.B., Brindley, S., and Godefroit, P. 2013. A basal thunnosaurian from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs. Biology Letters 9, 20130021 (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0021).

Galazzo, F.B., Giusberti, L., Luciani, V., and Thomas, E. 2013. Paleoenvironmental changes during the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO) and its aftermath: The benthic foraminiferal record from the Alano section (NE Italy). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 378, 22-35 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.03.018).

Giles, S.Rücklin, M., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2013. The histology of ‘placoderm’ dermal skeletons: implications for the nature of the ancestral gnathostome. Journal of Morphology 274, 627-644 (doi: 10.1002/jmor.20119).

Hendry, K.R. and Andersen, M.B. 2013. The zinc isotopic composition of siliceous marine sponges: Investigating nature’s sediment traps. Chemical Geology 354, 33-41 (doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.06.025).

Henehan, M.J., Rae, J.W.B., Foster, G.L., Erez, J., Prentice, K.C., Kucera, M., Bostock, H.C., Martinez-Boti, M.A., Milton, J.A., Wilson, P.A., Marshall, B.J., and Elliott, T. 2013. Calibration of the boron isotope proxy in the planktonic foraminifera Globigerinoides ruber for use in palaeo-CO2 reconstruction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 364, 111-122 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.12.029).

Hill, M.S., Hill, A.L., Lopez, J., Peterson, K.J., Pomponi, S., Diaz, M.C., Thacker, R.W., Adamska, M., Boury-Esnault, N., Cardenas, P., Chaves-Fonnegra, A., Danka, E., De Laine, B.O., Formica, D., Hajdu, E., Lobo-Hajdu, G., Klontz, S., Morrow, C.C., Patel, J., Picton, B., Pisani, D., Pohlmann, D., Redmond, N.E., Reed, J., Richey, S., Riesgo, A., Rubin, E., Russell, Z., Rutzler, K., Sperling, E.A., di Stefano, M., Tarver, J.E., and Collins, A.G. 2013. Reconstruction of family-level phylogenetic relationships within Demospongiae (Porifera) using nuclear encoded housekeeping genes. PLoS ONE 8(1), e50437 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050437).

Huang, J., Feldmann, R.M., Schweitzer, C.E., Hu, S.H., Zhou, C.Y., Benton, M.J., Zhang, Q.Y., Wen, W., and Xie, T. 2013. A new shrimp (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeoidea) from the Middle Triassic of Yunnan, Southwest China. Journal of Paleontology 87, 603-611 (doi: 10.1666/13-024).

Joyce, W.G., Parham, J.F., Lyson, T.R., Warnock, R.C.M., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2013. A divergence dating analysis of turtles using fossil calibrations: an example of best practices. Journal of Paleontology 87, 612-634 (doi: 10.1666/12-149).

Klug, S. and Kriwet, J. 2013. An offshore fish assemblage (Elasmobranchii, Actinopterygii) from the Late Jurassic of NE Spain. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 87, 235-257 (doi: 10.1007/s12542-012-0156-y).

Klug, S. and Kriwet, J. 2013. Node age estimations and the origin of angel sharks, Squatiniformes (Neoselachii, Squalomorphii). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11, 91-110 (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2012.674066).

Lautenschlager, S. 2013. Cranial myology and bite force performance of Erlikosaurus andrewsi: a novel approach for digital muscle reconstructions. Journal of Anatomy 222, 260-272 (doi: 10.1111/joa.12000).

Lautenschlager, S. and Huebner, T. 2013. Ontogenetic trajectories in the ornithischian endocranium. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 2044-2050 (doi: 10.1111/jeb.12181).

Lefebvre, B., Sumrall, C.D., Shroat-Lewis, R.A., Reich, M., Webster, G.D., Hunter, A.W., Nardin, E., Rozhnov, S.V., Guensburg, T.E., Touzeau, A., Noailles, F., and Sprinkle, J. 2013. Palaeobiogeography of Ordovician echinoderms. Geological Society Memoir 38, 173-198 (doi: 10.1144/M38.14).

Liu, J., Motani, R., Jiang, D.Y., Hu, S.X., Aitchison, J.C., Rieppel, O., Benton, M.J., Zhang, Q.Y., and Zhou, C.Y. 2013. The first specimen of the Middle Triassic Phalarodon atavus (Ichthyosauria: Mixosauridae) from South China, showing postcranial anatomy and peri-Tethyan distribution. Palaeontology 56, 849-866 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12021).

Luo, M., Chen, Z.Q., Hu, S., Zhang, Q.Y., Benton, M.J., Zhou, C.Y., Wen, W., and Huang, J.Y. 2013. Carbonate reticulated ridge structures from the Lower Middle Triassic of the Luoping area, Yunnan, southwestern China: geobiologic features and implications for exceptional preservation of the Luoping biota. Palaios 28, 541-551 (doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-122r).

Marchetti, L., Bernardi, M., and Avanzini, M. 2015. Nuove osservazioni su alcune piste ben conservate di Amphisauropus ed Erpetopus dal bacino di Collio orientale (Trentino Alto-Adige, NE Italia). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 52, 55-62 (doi: 10.4435/BSPI.2013.10).

Marriott, S.B., Hillier, R.D., Morrissey, L.B. 2013. Enigmatic sedimentary structures in the Lower Old Red Sandstone, south Wales, UK: possible microbial influence on surface processes and early terrestrial food webs. Geological Magazine 150, 396-411 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756812000507).

Martin, J.E. 2013. Surviving a potentially lethal injury? Bite mark and associated trauma in the vertebra of a dyrosaurid crocodilian. Palaios 28, 6-8 (doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-068r).

Martin, J.E. and Vincent, P. 2013. New remains of Machimosaurus hugii von Meyer, 1837 (Crocodilia, Thalattosuchia) from the Kimmeridgian of Germany. Fossil Record 16, 179-196 (doi: 10.1002/mmng.201300009).

McNamara, M.E. 2013. The taphonomy of colour in fossil insects and feathers. Palaeontology 56, 557-575 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12044).

McNamara, M.E., Briggs, D.E.G., Orr, P.J., Gupta, N.S., Locatelli, E.R., Qiu, L., Yang, H., Wang, Z.R., Noh, H., and Cao, H. 2013. The fossil record of insect color illuminated by maturation experiments. Geology 41, 487-490 (doi: 10.1130/G33836.1).

Morgan, C.C., Foster, P.G., Webb, A.E., Pisani, D., McInerney, J.O., and O’Connell, M.J. 2013. Heterogeneous models place the root of the placental mammal phylogeny. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30, 2145-2156 (doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst117).

Murdock, D.J., Sansom, I.J., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2013. Cutting the first ‘teeth’ – a new approach to functional analysis of conodont elements. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280, 20131524 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1524).

Ortega-Hernández, J.Legg, D.A., and Braddy, S.J. 2013. The phylogeny of aglaspidid arthropods and the internal relationships within Artiopoda. Cladistics 29, 15-45 (doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00413.x).

Perri, E., Tucker, M.E., and Mawson, M. 2013. Biotic and abiotic processes in the formation and diagenesis of Permian dolomitic stromatolites. Journal of Sedimentary Research 83, 896-914 (doi: 10.2110/jsr.2013.65).

Petrovic, M.D., Vasiljevic, D.A., Vujicic, M.D., Hose, T.A., Markovic, S.B., and Lukic, T. 2013. Global geopark and candidate – comparative analysis of Papuk Mountain Geopark (Croatia) and Fruska Gora Mountain (Serbia) by using GAM model. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 8, 105-116.

Pino, M., Chavez-Hoffmeister, M., Navarro-Harris, X., and Labarca, R. 2013. The late Pleistocene Pilauco site, Osorno, south-central Chile. Quaternary International 299, 3-12 (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.05.001).

Pisani, D., Carton, R., Campbell, L.I., Akanni, W.A., Mulville, E., Rota-Stabelli, O. 2013. An overview of arthropod genomics, mitogenomics, and the evolutionary origins of the arthropod proteome. In: Minelli, A., Fusco, G., and Boxshall, G. (eds), Arthropod Biology and Evolution: Molecules, Development, Morphology, pp. 41-61. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-36160-9_3).

Porro, L.B., Metzger, K.A., Iriarte-Diaz, J., and Ross, C.F. 2013. In vivo bone strain and finite element modeling of the mandible of Alligator mississippiensisJournal of Anatomy 223, 195-227 (doi: 10.1111/joa.12080).

Purnell, M.A., Crumpton, N., Gill, P.G., Jones, G., and Rayfield, E.J. 2013. Within-guild dietary discrimination from 3-D textural analysis of tooth microwear in insectivorous mammals. Journal of Zoology 291, 249-257 (doi: 10.1111/jzo.12068).

Ragazzola, F.Foster, L.C., Form, A.U., Buescher, J., Hansteen, T.H., and Fietzke, J. 2013. Phenotypic plasticity of coralline algae in a High CO2 world. Ecology and Evolution 3, 3436-3446 (doi: 10.1002/ece3.723).

Rota-Stabelli, O., Lartillot, N., Philippe, H., and Pisani, D. 2013. Serine codon-usage bias in deep phylogenomics: pancrustacean relationships as a case study. Systematic Biology 62, 121-133 (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/sys077).

Ruta, M., Angielczyk, K.D., Fröbisch, J., and Benton, M.J. 2013. Decoupling of morphological disparity and taxic diversity during the adaptive radiation of anomodont therapsids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280, 20131071 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1071).

Ruta, M., Botha-Brink, J., Mitchell, S.A., and Benton, M.J. 2013. The radiation of cynodonts and the ground plan of mammalian morphological diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20131865 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1865).

Schmidt, D.N.Rayfield, E.J.Cocking, A., and Marone, F. 2013. Linking evolution and development: synchrotron radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy of planktic foraminifers. Palaeontology 56, 741-749 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12013).

Schulp, A.S., Schouten, R., Metten, L., Van De Sande, A., and Bontenbal, A. 2013. Tracking consolidant penetration into fossil bone using neutron radiography. Geologie en Mijnbouw 92, 177-180

Slowakiewicz, M., Tucker, M.E., Pancost, R.D., Perri, E. and Mawson, M. 2013. Upper Permian (Zechstein) microbialites: Supratidal through deep subtidal deposition, source rock, and reservoir potential. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 97, 1921-1936 (doi: 10.1306/06181312179).

Solarska, A., Hose, T.A., Vasiljevic, D.A., Mroczek, P., Jary, Z., Markovic, S.B., and Widawski, K. 2013. Geodiversity of the loess regions in Poland: Inventory, geoconservation issues, and geotourism potential. Quaternary International 296, 68-81 (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.2057).

Stubbs, T.L., Pierce, S.E., Rayfield, E.J., and Anderson, P.S. 2013. Morphological and biomechanical disparity of crocodile-line archosaurs following the end-Triassic extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280, 20131940 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1940).

Suan, G., Rulleau, L., Mattioli, E., Sucheras-Marx, B., Rousselle, B., Pittet, B., Vincent, P., Martin, J.E., Lena, A., Spangenberg, J.E., and Foellmi, K.B. 2013. Palaeoenvironmental significance of Toarcian black shales and event deposits from southern Beaujolais, France. Geological Magazine 150, 728-742 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756812000970).

Tarver, J.E., Sperling, E.A., Nailor, A., Heimberg, A.M., Robinson, J.M., King, B.L., Pisani, D.Donoghue, P.C.J., and Peterson, K.J. 2013. miRNAs: small genes with big potential in metazoan phylogenetics. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30, 2369-2382 (doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst133).

Taylor, M.P. and Wedel, M.J. 2013. Why sauropods had long necks; and why giraffes have short necks. PeerJ 1, e36 (doi: 10.7717/peerj.36).

Taylor, M.P. and Wedel, M. 2013. The effect of intervertebral cartilage on neutral posture and range of motion in the necks of sauropod dinosaurs. PLoS One 8, e78214 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078214).

Tomiak, P.J., Penkman, K.E.H., Hendy, E.J., Demarchi, B., Murrells, S., Davis, S.A., McCullagh, P., and Collins, M.J. 2013. Testing the limitations of artificial protein degradation kinetics using known-age massive Porites coral skeletons. Quaternary Geochronology 16, 87-109 (doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.07.001).

Viegas, P.A.A. and Clapham, C.E. 2013. Custom-made tool for cutting large quantities of standard size padding – Bristol Dinosaur Project. The Geological Curator 9, 429-432.

Vincent, P., Martin, J.E., Fischer, V., Suan, G., Khalloufi, B., Sucheras-Marx, B., Lena, A., Janneau, K., Rousselle, B., and Rulleau, L. 2013. Marine vertebrate remains from the Toarcian-Aalenian succession of southern Beaujolais, Rhone, France. Geological Magazine 150, 822-834 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756812000982).

Vitek, N.S., Vinther, J., Schiffbauer, J.D., Briggs, D.E.G., and Prum, R.O. 2013. Exceptional three-dimensional preservation and coloration of an originally iridescent fossil feather from the Middle Eocene Messel Oil Shale. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 87, 493-503 (doi: 10.1007/s12542-013-0173-5).

Wedel, M. and Taylor, M.P. 2013. Caudal pneumaticity and pneumatic hiatuses in the sauropod dinosaurs Giraffatitanand ApatosaurusPLoS One 8, e78213 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078213).

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