Research contributions: top-rank journals (IF > 30) [2]

Lautenschlager, S., Gill, P.G., Luo, Z.X., Fagan, M.J., and Rayfield, E.J. 2018. The role of miniaturization in the evolution of the mammalian jaw and middle ear. Nature 561, 533-537 (doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0521-4).

Simões, T.R., Caldwell, M.W., Talanda, M., Bernardi, M., Palci, A., Vernygora, O., Bernardini, F., Mancini, L., and Nydam, R.L. 2018. The origin of squamates revealed by a Middle Triassic lizard from the Italian Alps. Nature 557, 706-709 (doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0093-3).

Research contributions: high-rank journals (IF > 9) [23]

Bernardi, M., Gianolla, P., Petti, F. M., Mietto, P., and Benton, M.J. 2018. Dinosaur diversification linked with the Carnian Pluvial Episode. Nature Communications 9, art. 1499 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03996-1).

Betts, H.C., Puttick, M.N., Clark, J.W., Williams, T.A., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Pisani, D. 2018. Integrated genomic and fossil evidence illuminates life’s early evolution and eukaryote origin. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 1556-1562 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0644-x).

Bråte, J., Neumann, R.S., Fromm, B., Haraldsen, A.A.B., Tarver, J.E., Suga, H., Donoghue, P.C.J., Peterson, K.J., Ruiz-Trillo, I., Grini, P.E., and Shalchian-Tabrizi, K. 2018. Unicellular origin of the animal microRNA machinery. Current Biology 28, 3288-3295 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.018).

Cai, C.Y., Escalona, H.E., Li, L.Q., Yin, Z.W., Huang, D.Y., and Engel, M.S. 2018. Beetle pollination of cycads in the Mesozoic. Current Biology 28, 2806-2812 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.036

Clarke, J.W. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. Whole-genome duplication and plant macroevolution. Trends in Plant Science 23, 933-945 (doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2018.07.006).

Davín, A.A., Tannier, E., Williams, T.A., Boussau, B., Daubin, V. and Szöllősi, G.J. 2019. Gene transfers can date the tree of life. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2, 904-909 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0525-3).

Dean, P., Sendra, K.M., Williams, T.A., Watson, A. K., Major, P., Nakjang, S., Kozhevnikova, E., Goldberg, A.V., Kunji, E.R.S., Hirt, R.P. and Embley, T. M. 2018. Transporter gene acquisition and innovation in the evolution of Microsporidia intracellular parasites. Nature Communications 9, art. 1709 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03923-4).

Deline, B., Greenwood, J.M., Clark, J.W., Puttick, M.N., Peterson, K.J., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. Evolution of metazoan morphological disparity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 115, E8909-E8918 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1810575115).

Foffa, D., Young, M.T., Stubbs, T.L., Dexter, K.G., and Brusatte, S.L. 2018. The long-term ecology and evolution of marine reptiles in a Jurassic seaway. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 1548-1555 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0656-6).

Jeffery, J.E., Storrs, G.W., Holland, T., Tabin, C.J., and Ahlberg, P.E. 2018. Unique pelvic fin in a tetrapod-like fossil fish, and the evolution of limb patterning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 115, 12005-12010 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1810845115).

Keating, J.N., Marquart, C.L., Marone, F., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. The nature of aspidin and the evolutionary origin of bone. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 1501-1506 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0624-1).

Kenchington, C.G., Dunn, F.S., and Wilby, P.R. 2018. Modularity and overcompensatory growth in Ediacaran rangeomorphs demonstrate early adaptations for coping with environmental pressures. Current Biology 28, 3330-3336 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.036).

Leite, D.J., Baudouin-Gonzalez, L., Iwasaki-Yokozawa, S., Lozano-Fernandez, J., Turetzek, N., Akiyama-Oda, Y., Prpic, N.M., Pisani, D., Oda, H., Sharma, P.P., and McGregor, A.P. 2018. Homeobox gene duplication and divergence in arachnids. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35, 2240-2253 (doi: 10.1093/molbev/msy125).

McNamara, M.E., Kaye, J.S., Benton, M.J., Orr, P.J., Rossi, V., Ito, S., and Wakamatsu, K. 2018. Non-integumentary melanosomes can bias reconstructions of the colours of fossil vertebrates. Nature Communications 9, art. 2878 (doi: 10.1038//s41467-018-05148-x).

McNamara, M.E., Zhang, F., Kearns, S.L., Orr, P.J., Toulouse, A., Foley, T., Hone, D.W.E., Rogers, C.S., Benton, M.J., Johnson, D., Xu, X., and Zhou, Z. 2018. Fossilized skin reveals coevolution with feathers and metabolism in feathered dinosaurs and early birds. Nature Communications 9, art. 2072 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04443-x).

Morris, J.L., Puttick, M.N., Clark, J.W., Edwards, D., Kenrick, P., Pressel, S., Wellman, C.H., Yang, Z.H., 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).

Morris, J.L., Puttick, M.N., Clark, J.W., Edwards, D., Kenrick, P., Pressel, S., Wellman, C.H., Yang, Z.H., Schneider, H., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. Reply to Hedges et al.: Accurate timetrees do indeed require accurate calibrations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 115, E9512-E9513 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1812816115).

Naafs, B.D.A., Rohrssen, M., Inglis, G.N., Lähteenoja, O., Feakins, S.J., Collinson, M.E., Kennedy, E.M., Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Lunt, D.J., and Pancost, R.D. 2018. High temperatures in the terrestrial mid-latitudes during the early Palaeogene. Nature Geoscience 11, 766-771 (doi: 10.1038/s41561-018-0199-0).

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), art. 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).

Whitewoods, C., Cammarata, J., Nemec Venza, Z., Sang, S., Crook, A., Aoyama, T., Wang, X.Y., Waller, M., Kamisugi, Y., Cuming, A., Szövényi, P., Nimchuk, Z., Roeder, A., Scanlon, M. and Harrison, C.J. 2018. CLAVATA was a genetic novelty for the morphological innovation of 3D growth in land plants. Current Biology 28, 2365-2376.e5 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.068).

Zhang, Q.Q., Mey, W., Ansorge, J., Starkey, T.A., McDonald, L.T., McNamara, M.E., Jarzembowski, E.A., Wichard, W., Kelly, R., Ren, X.Y., Chen, J., Zhang, H.C., and Wang, B. 2018. Fossil scales illuminate the early evolution of lepidopterans and structural colors. Science Advances 4(4), art. e1700988 (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1700988).

Zheng, D.R., Chang, S.C., Perrichot, V., Dutta, S., Rudra, A., Mu, L., Kelly, R.S., Li, S., Zhang, Q., Zhang, Q.Q., Wong, J., Wang, J., Wang, H., Fang, Y., Zhang, H.C., and Wang, B. 2018. A Late Cretaceous amber biota from central Myanmar. Nature Communications 9, art. 3170 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05650-2).

Research contributions: others [104]

Bakhmutov, V.G., Halasova, E., Ivanova, D.K., Jozsa, S., Rehakova, D., and Wimbledon, W.A.P. 2018. Biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of the uppermost Tithonian-Lower Berriasian in the Theodosia area of Crimea (southern Ukraine). Geological Quarterly 62, 197-236 (doi: 10.7306/gq.1404).

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.

Bass, D., Czech, L., Williams, B.A.P., Berney, C., Dunthorn, M., Mahe, F., Torruella, G., Stentiford, G.D. and Williams, T.A. 2018. Clarifying the relationships between Microsporidia and Cryptomycota. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 65, 773-782 (doi: 10.1111/jeu.12519).

Behrooz, L., Naafs, B.D.A., Dickson, A.J., Love, G.D., Batenburg, S.J., and Pancost, R.D. 2018. Astronomically driven variations in depositional environments in the South Atlantic during the Early Cretaceous. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 33, 894-912 (doi: 10.1029/2018PA003338).

Benton, M.J. 2018. Hyperthermal-driven mass extinctions: killing models during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series A 376, 20170076 (doi:10.1098/rsta.2017.0076).

Benton, M.J., Bernardi, M., and Kinsella, C. 2018. The Carnian Pluvial Episode and the origin of dinosaurs. Journal of the Geological Society 175, 1019-1026 (doi: 10.1144/jgs2018-049).

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 25(S1), 128-137 (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. and Huang, D. 2018. First Mesozoic water-penny beetles from Upper Cretaceous Burmese it amber (Coleoptera: Psephenidae). Cretaceous Research 91, 202-207 (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.06.001).

Cai, C. and Huang, D. 2018. First amber inclusion of a glaresid beetle from the Upper Cretaceous of Myanmar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Cretaceous Research 90, 115-119 (doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.04.022).

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).

Cassarino, L., Coath, C.D., Xavier, J.R. and Hendry, K.R. 2018. Silicon isotopes of deep sea sponges: new insights into biomineralisation and skeletal structure. Biogeosciences 15, 6959-6977 (doi: 10.5194/bg-15-6959-2018).

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 129, 144-158 (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).

Cross, S.R.R., Ivanovski, N., Duffin, C.J., Hildebrandt, C., Parker, A., and Benton, M.J. 2018. Microvertebrates from the basal Rhaetian Bone Bed (latest Triassic) at Aust Cliff, S.W. England. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association129, 635-653 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.06.002).

DeSantis, L., Fortelius, M., Grine, F.E., Janis, C., Kaiser, T.M., Merceron, G., Purnell, M.A., Schultz-Komas, E., Saarinen, J., Teaford, M., Ungar, P.S., Žliobaitė, I. 2018. The phylogenetic signal in tooth wear: What does it mean? (Letter to the Editor.) Ecology and Evolution 8: 1359-1361 (doi: 10.1002/ece3.4541).

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).

Edwards, D., Honegger, R., Axe, L., and Morris, J.L. 2018. Anatomically preserved Silurian ‘nematophytes’ from the Welsh Borderland (UK). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 187, 272-291 (doi: 10.1093/botlinnean/boy022).

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 62, 323-338 (doi: 10.1007/s11200-016-8119-5).

Fairchild, I.J., Spencer, A.M., Ali, D.O., Anderson, R.P., Anderton, R., Boomer, I., Dove, D., Evans, J.D., Hambrey, M.J., Howe, J., Sawaki, Y., Shields, G.A., Skelton, A., Tucker, M.E., Wang, Z. and Zhou, Y. 2018. Tonian-Cryogenian boundary sections of Argyll, Scotland. Precambrian Research 319, 37-64 (doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.09.020).

Fenton, I.S., Baranowski, U., Boscolo-Galazzo, F.B., Cheales, H., Fox, L., King, D.J., Larkin, C., Liebrand, D., Miller, C.G., Nilsson-Kerr, K.N., Piga, E., Pugh, H., Remmelzwaal, S., Roseby, Z.A., Smith, Y.M., Stukins, S., Taylor, B., Woodhouse, A., Worne, S., Pearson, P.N., Poole, C.R., Wade, B.S. and Purvis, A. 2018. Factors affecting consistency and accuracy in identifying modern macroperforate planktonic foraminifera. Journal of Micropalaeontology 37, 431-443 (doi: 10.5194/jm-37-431-2018).

Ferrón, H.G., Holgado, B., Liston, J.J., Martínez-Pérez, C., and Botella, H. 2018. Assessing metabolic constraints on the maximum body size of actinopterygians: locomotion energetics of Leedsichthys problematicus (Actinopterygii, Pachycormiformes). Palaeontology 61, 775-783 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12369).

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).

Ferrón, H.G., Paredes-Aliaga, M.V., Martínez-Pérez, C., and Botella, H. 2018. Bioluminescent-like squamation in the galeomorph shark Apristurus ampliceps (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii). Contributions to Zoology 87, 187-196.

Fleming, J.F., Kristensen, R.M., Sorensen, M.V., Park, T.Y.S., Arakawa, K., Blaxter, M., Rebecchi, L., Guidetti, R., Williams, T.A., Roberts, N.W., Vinther, J. and Pisani, D. 2018. Molecular palaeontology illuminates the evolution of ecdysozoan vision. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285, 20182180 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2180).

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, art. 20160496 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0496).

Hemsing, F., Hsieh, Y.-T., Bridgestock, L., Spooner, P.T., Robinson, L.F., Frank, N., and Henderson, G.M. 2018. Barium isotopes in cold-water corals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 491, 183-192 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.040).

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).

Herrera-Flores, J.A., Stubbs, T.L., Elsler, A., and Benton, M.J. 2018. Taxonomic reassessment of Clevosaurus latidens Fraser, 1993 (Lepidosauria, Rhynchocephalia) and rhynchocephalian phylogeny based on parsimony and Bayesian inference. Journal of Paleontology 92, 734-742 (doi: 10.1017/jpa.2017.136).

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).

Hill, J.J., Puttick, M.N., Stubbs, T.L., Rayfield, E.J., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2018. Evolution of jaw disparity in fishes. Palaeontology 61, 847-854 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12371).

Hose, T.A. 2018. Awheel in Edwardian Bedfordshire: A 1905 Geologists’ Association cycling excursion revisited and contextualised. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 129, 748-769 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.07.004).

Huang, D.Y., Cai, C.Y., Fu, Y.Z., and Su, Y.T. 2019. The Middle-Late Jurassic Yanliao entomofauna. Palaeoentomology1, 3-31 (doi: 10.11646/palaeoentomology.1.1.2).

Huang, J.Y., Hannibal, J.T., Feldmann, R.M., Zhang, Q.Y., Hu, S.X., Schweitzer, C.E., Benton, M.J., Zhou, C.Y., Wen, W., and Xie, T. 2018. A new millipede (Diplopoda, Helminthomorpha) from the Middle Triassic Luoping biota of Yunnan, Southwest China. Journal of Paleontology 92, 478-487 (doi: 10.1017/jpa.2017.93).

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 129, 99-119 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2017.11.001).

Kellner, S., Spang, A., Offre, P., Szollosi, G.J., Petitjean, C. and Williams, T.A. 2018. Genome size evolution in the Archaea. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences (doi: 10.1042/ETLS20180021).

Kelly, R.S. and Nel, A. 2018. Revision of some damsel-dragonflies (Odonata, Liassophlebiidae and Anglophlebiidae new family) from the Triassic/Jurassic of England and Antarctica. Journal of Paleontology 92, 1035-1048 (doi: 10.1017/jpa.2018.32).

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).

Kelly, R.S., Ross, A.J., and Coram, R.A. 2018. A review of Necrotauliids from the Triassic/Jurassic of England (Trichoptera: Necrotauliidae). Psyche (New York)2018, art. 6706120 (doi: 10.1155/2018/6706120).

Kelly, R.S., Ross, A.J., and Jarzembowski, E.A. 2018. Earwigs (Dermaptera) from the Mesozoic of England and Australia, described from isolated tegmina, including the first species to be named from the Triassic. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 107, 129-143 (doi: 10.1017/S1755691017000329).

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 129, 264-277 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2018.02.006).

Kirkham, A. and Tucker, M.E. 2018. Thrombolites, spherulites and fibrous crusts (Holkerian, Purbeckian, Aptian): context, fabrics and origins. Sedimentary Geology 374, 69-84 (doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2018.07.002).

Kumar, A., Davies, T.G., and Itasaki, N. 2018. Developmental abnormalities of the otic capsule and inner ear following application of prolyl-hydroxylase inhibitors in chick embryos. Birth Defects Research 110, 1194-1204 (doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1375).

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 Naturalist191, 352-354 (doi: 10.1086/695955).

Laya, J. C., Sulaica, J., Teoh, C.P., Whitaker, F.F., Gabellone, T., Tucker, M.E., Tesch, P., Miller, B., Prince, K. and Izaguirre, I. 2018. Controls on Neogene carbonate facies and stratigraphic architecture of an isolated carbonate platform – the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Marine and Petroleum Geology 94, 1-18 (doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.03.031).

Lopez-Obando, M., de Villiers, R., Hoffmann, B., Ma, L., de Saint Germain, A., Kossmann, J., Coudert, Y., Harrison, C.J., Rameau, C., Hills, P. and Bonhomme, S. 2018. Physcomitrella patens MAX2 characterization suggests an ancient role for this F‐box protein in photomorphogenesis rather than strigolactone signalling. New Phytologist 219, 743-756 (doi: 10.1111/nph.15214).

Mao, Y.Y. Liang, K., Su, Y.T. , Li, J.G., Rao, X., Zhang, H., Xia, F.Y., Fu, Y.Z., Cai, C.Y., and Huang, D.Y. 2019. Various amberground marine animals on Burmese amber with discussions on its age. Palaeoentomology 1, 91-103 (doi: 10.11646/palaeoentomology.1.1.11).

Marchetti, L., Petti, F.M., Bernardi, M., Citton, P., Rossi, R., and Schirolli, P. 2018. On the first description of tetrapod footprints from Italy: re-analysis of the original specimen after 150 years. Rendiconti Online Societa Geologica Italiana55, 112-118 (doi: 10.3301/ROL.2018.16).

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).

Martínez-Pérez, C., Martín-Lazaro, A., Ferrón, H.G., Kirstein, M., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Botella, H. 2018. Vascular structure of the earliest shark teeth. Acta Geologica Polonica 68, 457-465 (doi: 10.1515/agp-2018-0017).

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 503, 109-119 (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2017.11.007).

Moody, L.A., Kelly, S., Coudert, Y., Nimchuk, Z.L., Harrison, C.J. and Langdale, J.A. 2018. Somatic hybridization provides segregating populations for the identification of causative mutations in sterile mutants of the moss Physcomitrella patens. New Phytologist 218, 1270-1277 (doi: 10.1111/nph.15069).

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