Research contributions: top-rank journals (IF > 30) [3]

Coleman, G.A., Davin, A.A., Mahendrarajah, T., Spang, A., Hugenholtz, P., Szöllősi, G.J., and Williams T.A. 2021. A rooted phylogeny resolves early bacterial evolution. Science 372, eabe0511 (doi: 10.1126/science.abe0511).

Kazandjian, T.D., Petras, D., Robinson, S.D., van Thiel J., Greene H.W., Arbuckle K., Barlow A., Carter D.A., Wouters R.M., Whiteley G., Wagstaff S.C., Arias A.S.,  Albulescu, L.-O., Plettenberg Laing, A., Hall, C., Heap, A., Penrhyn-Lowe, S., McCabe, C.V., Ainsworth, S., da Silva, R.R., Dorrelstein, P.C., Richardson, M.K., Gutierrez, J.M., Calvete, J.J., Harrison, R.A., Vetter, I., Undheim, E.A.B., Wüster, W., and Casewell, N.R. 2021. Convergent evolution of pain-inducing defensive venom components in spitting cobras. Science 371, 386-390 (doi: 10.1126/science.abb9303).

Liu, J., Tassinari, M., Souza, D.P., Naskar, S., Noel, J.K., Bohuszewicz, O., Buck, M., Williams, T.A., Baum, B., and Low, H.H. 2021. Bacterial Vipp1 and PspA are members of the ancient ESCRT-III membrane-remodelling superfamily. Cell 184, 3660-3673 (doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.041).

Research contributions: high-rank journals (IF > 9) [25]

Antón, Z., Weijman, J.F., Williams, C., Moody, E.R.R., Mantell, J., Yip, Y.Y., Cross, J.A., Williams, T.A., Steiner, R.A., Crump, M.P., Woolfson, D.N., and Dodding, M.P. 2021) Molecular mechanism for kinesin-1 direct membrane recognition. Science Advances 7(31), eabg6636 (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abg6636).

Beavan, A.J.S., Pisani, D., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2021. Diversification dynamics of total-, stem-, and crown-groups are compatible with molecular clock estimates of divergence times. Science Advances 7(24), eabf2257 (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abf2257).

Benton, M.J., Currie, P.J., and Xu, X. 2021. A thing with feathers. Current Biology 31, R1403-R1409 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.09.064).

Bolet, A., Stanley, E.L., Daza, J.D., Arias, J.S., Čerňanský, A., Vidal-García, M., Bauer, A.M., Bevitt, J.J., Peretti, A., and Evans, S.E. 2021. Unusual morphology in the mid-Cretaceous lizard Oculudentavis. Current Biology 31, 3303-3314.e3 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.05.040).

Cantalapiedra, J.L., Sanisidro, Ó., Zhang, H.W., Alberdi, M.T., Prado, J.L., Blanco, F., and Saarinen, J. 2021. The rise and fall of proboscidean ecological diversity. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5, 1266-1272 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01498-w).

Carlisle, E.M., Jobbins, M., Pankhania, V., Cunningham, J.A., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2021. Experimental taphonomy of organelles and the fossil record of early eukaryote evolution. Science Advances 7(5), eabe9487 (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe9487).

Condamine, F.L., Guinot, G., Benton, M.J., and Currie, P.J. 2021. Dinosaur biodiversity declined well before the asteroid impact, influenced by ecological and environmental pressures. Nature Communications 12, art. 3833 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23754-0).

Donoghue, P.C.J., Harrison, C.J., Paps, J., and Schneider, H. 2021. The evolutionary emergence of land plants. Current Biology 31: R1281-R1298 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.038).

Drury, J.P., Clavel, J., Tobias, J.A., Rolland, J., Sheard, C., and Morlon, H. 2021. Tempo and mode of morphological evolution are decoupled from latitude in birds. PLoS Biology 19(8),  art. e3001270 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001270).

Dunn, F.S., Liu, A.G., Grazhdankin, D.V., Vixseboxse, P., Flannery-Sutherland, J., Green, E., Harris, S., Wilby, P.R., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2021. The developmental biology of Charnia and the eumetazoan affinity of the Ediacaran rangeomorphs. Science Advances 7(30), eabe0291 (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe0291).

Faust, J.C., Tessin, A., Fisher, B.J., Zindorf, M., Papadaki, S., Hendry, K.R., Doyle, K.A., and März, C. 2021. Millennial scale persistence of organic carbon bound to iron in Arctic marine sediments. Nature Communications 12, art. 275 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20550-0).

Grigoratou, M., Monteiro, F., Wilson, J.D., Ridgwell, A., and Schmidt, D. 2021. Exploring the impact of climate change on non-spinose planktonic foraminifera global distribution with a trait-based ecosystem model. Global Change Biology, 28, 1063– 1076 (doi: 10.1111/gcb.15964).

Gutarra, S. and Rahman, I.A. 2021. The locomotion of extinct secondarily aquatic tetrapods. Biological Reviews online first (doi: 10.1111/brv.12790).

Klein, C.G., Pisani, D., Field, D.J., Lakin, R., Wills, M.A., and Longrich, N.R. 2021. Evolution and dispersal of snakes across the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction. Nature Communications 12(1), art. 5335 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25136-y).

Qin, Z.C., Qi, Z., Choiniere, J.N., Clark, J.M., Benton, M.J., and Xu, X. 2021. Growth and miniaturization among alvarezsauroid dinosaurs. Current Biology 31, 3687–3693 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.06.013).

Rücklin, M., King, B., Cunningham, J.A., Johnason, Z., Marone, F., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2021. Acanthodian dental development and the origin of gnathostome dentitions. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5, 919-926 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01458-4).

Silvestro, D., Bacon, C.D., Ding, W., Zhang, Q., Donoghue, P.C.J., Antonelli, A., and Xing, Y. 2021. Fossil data support a pre-Cretaceous origin of flowering plants. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5, 449-457 (doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-01387-8).

Singh, S.A., Elsler, A., Stubbs, T.L., Bond, R., Rayfield, E.R., and Benton, M.J. 2021. Niche partitioning shaped herbivore macroevolution through the early Mesozoic. Nature Communications 12, art. 2796 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23169-x).

Steiner, M., Yang, B., Hohl, S., Li, D., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2021. Exceptionally preserved early Cambrian bilaterian developmental stages from Mongolia. Nature Communications 12(1), art. 1037 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-21264-7).

Stolarski, J., Coronado, I., Murphy, J.G., Kitahara, M.V.Janiszewska, K.Mazur, M.Gothmann, A.M.Bouvier, A.-S.Marin-Carbonne, J.Taylor, M.L.Quattrini, A.M.McFadden, C.S., Higgins, J.A., Robinson, L.F., and Meibom, A. 2021. A modern scleractinian coral with a two-component calcite–aragonite skeleton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 118, art. e2013316117 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2013316117).

Strassert, J.F.H., Irisarri, I., Williams, T.A., and Burki, F. 2021. A molecular timescale for eukaryote evolution with implications for the origin of red algal-derived plastids. Nature Communications 12, 1879 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22044-z).

Tihelka, E. and Cai, C.Y. 2021. Salinella. Current Biology 31, R1070-R1071 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.013).

Tihelka, E., Cai, C.Y., Giacomelli, M., Lozano-Fernandez, J., Rota-Stabelli, O., Huang, D., Engel, M.S., Donoghue, P.C.J., and Pisani, D. 2021. The evolution of insect biodiversity. Current Biology 31, R1299-R1311 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.08.057).

Tihelka, E., Li, L., Fu, Y., Su, Y., Huang, D., and Cai, C.Y. 2021. Angiosperm pollinivory in a Cretaceous beetle. Nature Plants 7, 445-451 (doi: 10.1038/s41477-021-00893-2).

Vinther, J., Nicholls, R., and Kelly, D.A. 2021. A cloacal opening in a non-avian dinosaur. Current Biology 31, R182-R183 (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.12.039).

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Arreguín-Rodríguez, G.J., Barnet, J.S.K., Leng, M.J., Littler, K., Kroon, D., Schmidt, D.N., Thomas, E., and Alegret, L. 2021. Benthic foraminiferal turnover across the Dan-C2 event in the eastern South Atlantic Ocean (ODP Site 1262). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 572, art. 110410 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110410).

Atakul-Özdemir, A., Warren, X., Martin, P.G., Guizar-Sicairos, M., Holler, M., Marone, F., Martínez-Pérez, C., Donoghue, P.C.J. 2021. X-Ray nanotomography and Electron Backscatter Diffraction demonstrate the crystalline, heterogeneous and impermeable nature of conodont white matter. Royal Society Open Science Open Sci. 8, 202013 (doi: 10.1098/rsos.202013).

Back, C.R., Stennett, H.L., Williams, S.E., Wang L., Ojeda Gomez J., Abdulle O.M., Duffy T., Neal C., Mantell J., Jepson M.A., Hendry K.R., Powell D., Stach J.E.M., Essex-Lopresti A.E., Willis C.L., Curnow, P., and Race, P.R. 2021. A new Micromonospora strain with antibiotic activity isolated from the microbiome of a mid-Atlantic deep-sea sponge. Marine Drugs 19(2), art. 105 (doi: 10.3390/md19020105).

Bai, R.Y., Song, H.J., Benton, M.J., and Tian, L. 2021. Phylogenetic classification and evolution of Early Triassic conodonts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 585, 110731 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110731).

Ballel, A. and Ferrón, H.G. 2021. Biomechanical insights into the dentition of megatooth sharks (Lamniformes: Otodontidae). Scientific Reports 11(1), art. 1232 (doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80323-z).

Ballel, A., King, J.L., Neenan, J.M., Rayfield, E.J., and Benton, M.J. 2021. The braincase, brain and palaeobiology of the basal sauropodomorph dinosaur Thecodontosaurus antiquus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 193, 541-562 (doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa157).

Beasley, C., Cotton, L., Al-Suwaidi, A., LeVay, L., Sluijs, A., Ullmann, C.V., Hesselbo, S.P., and Littler, K. 2021. Triumph and tribulation for shallow water fauna during the Paleocene-Eocene transition; insights from the United Arab Emirates. Newsletters on Stratigraphy 54, 79-106 (doi: 10.1127/nos/2020/0573).

Benton, M.J. 2021. The origin of endothermy in synapsids and archosaurs and arms races in the Triassic. Gondwana Research 100, 261-289 (doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2020.08.003).

Benton, M.J. 2021. European UNESCO geoparks: introduction to Part I. Geoconservation Research 4, 1-5 (doi: 10.30486/gcr.2021.683780).

Benton, M.J. 2021. European UNESCO geoparks: introduction to Part II. Geoconservation Research 4, 290-298 (doi: 10.30486/gcr.2021.687062).

Benton, M.J., Brasier, A., Harrison, P., and Hamlet, L. 2021. The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark: oldest fossils in Europe. Geoconservation Research 4, 25-42 (doi: 10.30486/gcr.2020.1911147.1034).

Birch, H., Schmidt, D.N., Coxall, H.K., Kroon, D., and Ridgwell, A. 2021. Ecosystem function after the K/Pg extinction: Decoupling of marine carbon pump and diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288, art. 20210863 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0863).

Bowles, A. M. C., Paps, J., and Bechtold, U. 2021. Evolutionary origins of drought tolerance in spermatophytes. Frontiers in Plant Science 12, art. 655924 (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.655924).

Brodie, J., Melbourne, L., Mrowicki, R.J., Brickle, P., Russell, S., and Scott, S. 2021. Corallina (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from Tristan da Cunha and the Falkland Islands: implications for South Atlantic biogeography. European Journal of Phycology 56, 94-104 (doi: 10.1080/09670262.2020.1780635).

Buffetaut, E. and Angst, D. 2021. A giant ostrich from the lower Pleistocene Nihewan Formation of North China, with a review of the fossil ostriches of China. Diversity 13(2), 47, pp. 1-12 (doi: 10.3390/d13020047).

Buffetaut, E. and Angst, D. 2021. Macrornis tanaupus Seeley, 1866: An enigmatic giant bird from the upper Eocene of England. Geological Magazine 158, 1129-1134 (doi: 10.1017/S0016756820001466).

Chambi-Trowell, A.A.V., Martinelli, A.G., Whiteside, D.I., de Vivar, P.R.R., Soares, M.B., Schultz, C.L., Gill, P.G., Benton, M.J., and Rayfield, E.J. 2021. The diversity of Triassic South American sphenodontians: a new basal form, clevosaurs, and a revision of rhynchocephalian phylogeny. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 19,  787-820 (doi: 10.1080/14772019.2021.1976292).

Cheng, G., Tihelka, E., Shi, H., Tian, L., Huang, D., Cai, C. 2020. Specialised subcortical cylindrical bark beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Colydiinae). Historical Biology 33, 2584-2590 (doi: 10.1080/08912963.2020.1819261).

Chinsamy, A., Angst, D., Canoville, A., and Göhlich, U.B. 2021. Bone histology yields insights into the biology of the extinct elephant birds (Aepyornithidae) from Madagascar. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 130, 268-295 (doi: 10.1093/BIOLINNEAN/BLAA013).

Cleal, C. J. and Cascles-Miñana, B. 2021. Evolutionary floras – revealing large-scale patterns in Palaeozoic vegetation history. Journal of Palaeosciences 70, 31–42.

Cleal, C.J., Pardoe, H.S., and Stolle, E. 2021. Plant evolution, floral diversity and the response of plants to environmental stress in deep time. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 584, art. 110674 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110674).

Coram, R.A. and Jarzembowski, E.A 2021. Immature insect assemblages from the Early Cretaceous (Purbeck/Wealden) of southern England. Insects 12, art. 942 (doi: 10.3390/insects12100942).

Coram, R.A. and Radley, J.D. 2021. Revisiting climate change and palaeoenvironments in the Purbeck Limestone Group (Tithonian–Berriasian) of Durlston Bay, southern UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 132, 392-404 (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2021.03.001).

Coram, R.A., Radley, J.D. and Benton, M.J. 2021. Triassic tragedy—a bone bed in the Otter Sandstone of East Devon, south-west England. Geology Today 37, 176-183 (doi: 10.1111/gto.12367).

Cracknell, K., García-Bellido, D.C., Gehling, J.G., Ankor, M.J., Darroch, S.A.F., and Rahman, I.A. 2021. Pentaradial eukaryote suggests expansion of suspension feeding in White Sea-aged Ediacaran communities. Scientific Reports 11(1), art. 4121 (doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-83452-1).

Crichton, K.A., Wilson, J.D., Ridgwell, A., and Pearson, P. 2021. Calibration of temperature-dependent ocean microbial processes in the cGENIE. muffin (v0. 9.13) Earth system model. Geoscientific Model Development 14, 125-149 (doi: 10.5194/gmd-14-125-202).

Cunningham, J.A. 2021. The use of photogrammetric fossil models in palaeontology education. Evolution: Education and Outreach 14, art. 1 (doi: 10.1186/s12052-020-00140-w).

Dávid, Á., Uchman, A., Ramalho, R.S., Madeira J., Melo C.S., Madeira P., Rebelo A.C., Berning B., Johnson, M.E., and Ávila, S.P. 2021. Diverse bioerosion structures in lower Pliocene deposits from a volcanic oceanic island: Baía de Nossa Senhora section, Santa Maria Island, Azores (central North Atlantic). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 569, 110284 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110284).

De Jaime-Soguero, C., Mujal, E., Dinarès-Turell, J., Oms, O., Bolet, A., Orlandi-Oliveras, G., and Fortuny, J. 2021. Palaeoecology of Middle Triassic tetrapod ichnoassociations (middle Muschelkalk, NE Iberian Peninsula) and their implications for palaeobiogeography in the western Tethys region. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 565, art. 110204 (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.110204).

De Vivo, G., Lautenschlager, S., and Vinther, J. 2021. Three-dimensional modelling, disparity and ecology of the first Cambrian apex predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288, 20211176 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1176).

Dobson, C., Giles, S., Johanson, Z., Liston, J. and Friedman, M. 2021. Cranial osteology of the Middle Jurassic (Callovian) Martillichthys renwickae (Neopterygii, Pachycormiformes) with comments on the evolution and ecology of edentulous pachycormiforms. Papers in Palaeontology 7, 111–136 (doi: 10.1002/spp2.1276).

Dodat, P.-J., Tacail, T., Albalat, E., Gómez-Olivencia, A., Couture-Veschambre, C., Holliday, T., Madelaine, S., Martin, J.E., Rmoutilova, R., Maureille, B., and Balter, V. 2021. Isotopic calcium biogeochemistry of MIS 5 fossil vertebrate bones: application to the study of the dietary reconstruction of Regourdou 1 Neandertal fossil. Journal of Human Evolution 151, art. 102925 (doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2020.102925).

Dutel, H., Groning, F., Sharp, A.C., Watson P.J., Herrel A., Ross C.F., Jones M.E.H., Evans, S.E., and Fagan, M.J. 2021. Comparative cranial biomechanics in two lizard species: impact of variation in cranial design. Journal of Experimental Biology 224(5), jeb234831 (doi: 10.1242/jeb.234831).

Esteve, J., Marcé-Nogué, J., Pérez-Peris, F., and Rayfield, E.J. 2021. Cephalic biomechanics underpins the evolutionary success of trilobites. Palaeontology 64, 519-530 (doi: 10.1111/pala.12541).

Ferguson, D.C.J., Mokim, J.H., Meinders, M., Moody, E.R.R., Williams, T.A., Cooke, S., Trakarnsanga, K., Daniels, D.E., Ferrer-Vicens, I., Shoemark, D., Tipgomut, C., MacInnes, K.A., Wilson, M.C., Singleton, B.K., and Frayne, J. 2021. Characterization and evolutionary origin of novel C2H2 zinc finger protein (ZNF648) required for both erythroid and differentiation in humans. Haematologica 106, 2859-2873 (doi: 10.3324/haematol.2020.256347).

Ferrón, H.G., Martínez-Pérez, C., Rahman, I.A., Selles de Lucas, V., Botella, H., and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2021. Functional assessment of morphological homoplasy in stem-gnathostomes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288, art. 20202719 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2719).

Feuda, R., Goulty, M., Zadra, N., Gasparetti, T., Rosato, E., Pisani, D., Rizzoli, A., Segata, N., Ometto, L., Stabelli, O.R. 2021. Phylogenomics of opsin genes in Diptera reveals lineage-specific events and contrasting evolutionary dynamics in Anopheles and Drosophila. Genome Biology and Evolution 13(8), art. evab170 (doi: 10.1093/gbe/evab170).

Frau, C., Wimbledon, W.A.P., Ifrim, C., Bulot, L.G., and Pohl, A. 2021. Berriasian ammonites of supposed Tethyan origin from the type ‘Ryazanian’, Russia: a systematic re-interpretation. Palaeoworld 30, 515-537 (doi: 10.1016/j.palwor.2020.07.004).

Gagnon, A.C., Gothmann, A.M., Branson, O., Rae, J.W.B. and Stewart, J.A. 2021. Controls on boron isotopes in a cold-water coral and the cost of resilience to ocean acidification. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 554, art. 116662 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116662).

Grigoratou, M., Monteiro, F.M., Ridgwell, A., and Schmidt, D.N. 2021. Investigating the benefits and costs of spines and diet on planktonic foraminifera distribution with a trait-based ecosystem model. Marine Micropaleontology 166, art. 102004 (doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2021.102004).

Hadi, M., Sarkar, S., Vahidinia, M., and Bayet-Goll, A. 2021. Microfacies analysis of Eocene Ziarat Formation (eastern Alborz zone, NE Iran) and paleoenvironmental implications. All Earth 33, 66-87 (doi: 10.1080/27669645.2021.1956175).

Han, Z., Guo, N., Yan, H., Xu, Y., Wang, J., Zhao, Y., Zhao, Y., Meng, L., Chi, X., Zhao, H. & Tucker, M.E. (2021) Recovery of phosphate, magnesium and ammonium from eutrophic water by struvite biomineralization through free and immobilized Bacillus cereus MRR2. Journal of Cleaner Production 320, 128796 (doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128796).

Harvey, V.L., Keating, J.N., and Buckley, M. 2021. Phylogenetic analyses of ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) using collagen type i protein sequences. Royal Society Open Science 8, 201955 (doi:10.1098/rsos.201955).

Hassler, A., Martin, J.E., Ferchaud, S., Grivault, D., Le Goff, S., Albalat, E., Hernandez, J.-A., Tacail, T., Balter, V. 2021. Lactation and gestation controls on calcium isotopic compositions in a mammalian model. Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science 13(6) (doi: 10.1093/mtomcs/mfab019).

Heckeberg, N.S., Anderson, P.H.S.L., and Rayfield, E.J. 2021. Testing the influence of crushing surface variation on seed-cracking performance among beak morphs of the African seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus. Journal of Experimental Biology 224, jeb230607 (doi: 10.1242/jeb.230607).

Hendry, K., Romero, O., and Pashley, V. 2021. Nutrient utilization and diatom productivity changes in the low-latitude south-eastern Atlantic over the past 70 ka: Response to Southern Ocean leakage. Climate of the Past 17, 603-614 (doi: 10.5194/cp-17-603-2021).

Herrera-Flores, J.A., Stubbs, T.L., and Benton, M.J. 2021. Ecomorphological diversification of squamates in the Cretaceous. Royal Society Open Science 8, art. 201961 (doi: 10.1098/rsos.201961).

Hose, T.A. 2021. Modern Geotourism’s UK Antecedents. In Singh, R.B., Wei, D.Y., and Anand, S. (eds.), Global Geographical Heritage, Geoparks and Geotourism Geoconservation and Development. Springer, Singapore, pp. 307-342.

Howell, N., Sheard, C., Koneru, M., Brockelsby, K., Ono, K., and Caro, T. 2021. Aposematism in mammals. Evolution 75, 2480-2493 (doi: 10.1111/evo.14320).

Hu, K., King, J.L., Romick, C.A., Dufeau, D.L., Witmer, L.M., Stubbs, T.L., Rayfield, E.R., and Benton, M.J. 2021. Ontogenetic endocranial shape change in alligators and ostriches and implications for the development of the nonavian dinosaur endocranium. The Anatomical Record 304, 1759-1775(doi: 10.1002/ar.24579).

Huang, Y.G., Chen, Z.Q., Roopnarine, P.D., Benton, M.J., Yang, W., Liu, J., Zhao, L.S. and Guo, Z. 2021. Ecological dynamics of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems across three mid-Phanerozoic mass extinctions from northwest China. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288, 20210148 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0148).

Hyžný, M., Melo, C.S., Ramalho, R.S.Cordeiro, R.Madeira, P.Baptista, L.Rebelo, A.C.Gómez, C.Uchman, A.Johnson, M.E., Berning, B., and Ávila, S.P. 2021. Pliocene and late Pleistocene (MIS 5e) decapod crustaceans from Santa Maria Island (Azores Archipelago: Central Atlantic): systematics, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography. Journal of Quaternary Science 36, 91-109 (doi: 10.1002/jqs.3261).

Jiang, R.X., Zhang, H.R., Eldredge, K.T., Song, X.B., Li, Y.D., Tihelka, E., Huang, D.Y., Wang, S., Engel, M.S., and Cai, C.Y. 2021. Further evidence of Cretaceous termitophily: description of new termite hosts of the trichopseniine Cretotrichopsenius (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), with emendations to the classification of lower termites (Isoptera). Palaeoentomology 4, 374-389 (doi: 10.11646/PALAEOENTOMOLOGY.4.4.13).

Jin, C., Wang, Y., Liu, J., Ge J., Zhao B., Liu J., Zhang H., Shao Q., Gao C., Zhao K., Sun B., Qin C., Song, Y., and Jiangzuo, Q. 2021. Late Cenozoic mammalian faunal evolution at the Jinyuan Cave site of Luotuo Hill, Dalian, Northeast China. Quaternary International 577, 15-28 (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2021.01.011).

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