Research contributions: top-rank journals (IF > 30) [1]

In progress

Álvarez-Carretero, S., Tamuri, A.U., Battini, M., Nascimento, F.F., Carlisle, E., Asher, R.J., Yang, Z.H., Donoghue, P.C.J. and Dos Reis, M. 2022. A species-level timeline of mammal evolution integrating phylogenomic data. Nature 602263–267. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04341-1

Research contributions: high-rank journals (IF > 9) [3]

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Benton, M.J., Wilf, P., and Sauquet, H.S. 2022. The Angiosperm Terrestrial Revolution and the origins of modern biodiversity. New Phytologist 233, 2017–2035 https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17822

Bolet, A., Stubbs, T.L., Herrera-Flores, J.A., and Benton, M.J. 2022. The Jurassic rise of squamates as supported by lepidosaur disparity and evolutionary rates. eLife 11, e66511. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.66511

Flannery Sutherland, J.T., Silvestro, D., and Benton, M.J. 2022. Global diversity dynamics in the fossil record are regionally heterogeneous. Nature Communications 13, 2751 (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-30507-0).

Research contributions: others, in print [XX]

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Bai, R.Y., Song, H.J., Benton, M.J., and Tian, L. 2022. Phylogenetic classification and evolution of Early Triassic conodonts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 585, 110731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110731

Benton, M.J. and Sennikov, A. G. 2022. The naming of the Permian System. Journal of the Geological Society 179, jgs2021-037. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2021-037

Cabezuelo Hernández, A., Bolet, A., Torices, A., Pérez-García, A. 2022. Identification of a large anguimorph lizard (Reptilia, Squamata) by an articulated hindlimb from the upper Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) of Basturs-1 (Lleida, Spain). Cretaceous Research 131,105094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2021.105094

Čerňanský, A., Stanley, E., Daza, J., Bolet, A., Arias, J.S., Bauer, A.M., Vidal-García, M., Bevitt, J.J., Peretti, A.M., Aung, N.N., Evans, S.E. 2022. A new Early Cretaceous lizard in Myanmar amber with exceptionally preserved integument. Scientific Reports 12, 1660. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05735-5

Chambi-Trowell, S.A.V., Whiteside, D.I., Skinner, M., Benton, M.J., and Rayfield, E.J. 2022. Phylogenetic relationships of the European trilophosaurids Tricuspisaurus thomasi and Variodens inopinatusJournal of Vertebrate Paleontology 41, e1999250 (doi: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1999250). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02724634.2021.1999250

Elrick, M., Gilleaudeau, G.J., Romaniello, S. J., Algeo, T.J., Morford, J.L., Sabbatino, M. Goepfert, T.J., Cleal, C.J., Cascales-Miñana, B., and Chernyavskiuy, P. 2022. Major Early-Middle Devonian oceanic oxygenation linked to early land plant evolution detected using high-resolution U isotopes of marine limestones. Earth & Planetary Science Letters 581, 117410. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117410

Herrera-Flores, J.A., Elsler, A., Stubbs, T.L., and Benton, M.J. 2022. Slow and fast evolutionary rates in the history of lepidosaurs. Palaeontology 65, e12579  https://10.1111/pala.12579.

Kenigsberg, C., Titelboim, D., Ashckenazi-Polivoda, S., Herut, B., Kucera, M, Zukerman, Y., Hyams-Kaphzan, O., Almogi-Labin, A., Abramovich, S. 2022. The combined effects of rising temperature and salinity may halt the future proliferation of symbiont-bearing foraminifera as ecosystem engineers. Science of the Total Environment 806, 150581. https//doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150581

Li, Y.-D., Huang, D., and Cai, C.Y. 2022. Pseudomataeopsephus, a new genus of water penny beetles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Psephenidae). Cretaceous Research 130, 105055. https//doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2021.105055

Nielsen, M.L., Lee, M., Ng, H.C., Rushton, J.C., Hendry, K.R., Kihm, J.H., Nielsen, A.T., Park, T.Y.S., Vinther, J., and Wilby, P.R. 2022. Metamorphism obscures primary taphonomic pathways in the early Cambrian Sirius Passet Lagerstätte, North Greenland. Geology 50, 4-9. https://doi.org.10.1130/G48906.1

Rey, L., Tacail, T., Santos, F., Rottier, S., Goude, G., and Balter, V. 2022. Disentangling diagenetic and biogenic trace elements and Sr radiogenic isotopes in fossil dental enamel using laser ablation analysis. Chemical Geology 587, 120608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2021.120608

Strullu-Derrien, C., Spencer, A.R.T., Cleal, C.J., and Leshyk, V.O. 2022. The 330-320 million-year-old Tranchée des Malécots (Chaudefonds‐sur‐Layon, South of the Armorican Massif, France): a rare geoheritage site containing in situ palaeobotanical remains. Geoheritage 14, 42. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12371-022-00673-0

Wang, Z., Feng, K., Yang, F., Liang, Y., Yun, X., Tihelka, E., Bai, M., Cai, C.Y., Lei, M. 2022. Breathing colour into fossils: A tomographic system for reconstructing the soft tissue microstructure of amber inclusions. Optics and Lasers in Engineering 148, 106775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2021.106775


Research contributions: online first [XX]

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Bestwick, J., Jones, A.S., Nesbitt, S.J., Lautenschlager, S., Rayfield, E.J., Cuff, A.R., Button, D.J., Barrett, P.M., Porro, L.B., and Butler, R.J. 2022. Cranial functional morphology of the pseudosuchian Effigia and implications for its ecological role in the Triassic. Anatomical Record online first (doi: 10.1002/ar.24827).

Casanovas-Vilar, I., Garcés, M., Marcuello, Á., Abella, J., Madurell-Malapeira, J., Jovells-Vaqué, S., Cabrera, L., Galindo, J., Beamud, E., Ledo, J.J., Queralt, P., Martí, A., Sanjuan, J., Martín-Closas, C., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Luján, À.H., Villa, A., DeMiguel, D., Sánchez, I.M., Robles, J.M., Furió, M., Van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., Sánchez-Marco, A., Sanisidro, Ó., Valenciano, A., García-Paredes, I., Angelone, C., Pons-Monjo, G., Azanza, B., Delfino, M., Bolet, A., Grau-Camats, M., Vizcaíno-Varo, V., Mormeneo, D., Kimura, Y., Moyà-Solà, S., and Alba, D.M. 2022. Els Casots (Subirats, Catalonia), a key site for the Miocene vertebrate record of Southwestern Europe. Historical Biology online first (doi: 10.1080/08912963.2022.2043296).

Clark, J.W. and Donoghue, P.C.J. 2022. Constraining whole genome duplication events in geological time. In: Van der Peer (ed) Polyploidy: methods and protocols. Humana Press, New York.

Daniels, S.E., Tucker, M.E., Mawson, M.J., Long, J.J., Holdsworth, R.E., Gluyas, J.G. and Jones, R.R. 2022. Nature and origin of collapse breccias in the Zechstein of NE England: local observations with cross-border petroleum exploration and production significance, across the North Sea. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 494, online first (doi: 10.1144/SP494-2019-140).

Garcia-Artigas, R., Mercedes-Martín, R., Cartanyà, J., Bolet, A., Riccetto, M., and Fortuny, J. 2022. Faunal composition and paleoenvironmental reconstruction of a Middle-Late Triassic boundary assemblage in the Pyrenean basin (Catalonia, NE Spain). Journal of Paleontology online first (doi: 10.1017/jpa.2021.99).

Gutarra, S. and Rahman, I. 2022. The locomotion of extinct secondarily aquatic tetrapods. Biological Reviews online first (doi: 10.1111/brv.12790).

Happ, J., Elsler, A., Kriwet, J., Pfaff, C., and Bochenski, Z.M. 2022. Two passeriform birds (Aves: Passeriformes) from the Middle Miocene of Austria. PalZ online first (doi: 10.1007/s12542-021-00579-2).

Jones, B., Martín-Serra, A., Rayfield, E.J., and Janis, C.M. 2022. Distal humeral morphology indicates locomotory divergence in extinct giant kangaroos. Journal of Mammalian Evolution online first (doi: 10.1007/s10914-021-09576-3).

Luo, C.-H., Beutel, R.G., Thomson, U.R., Zheng, D.R., Li, J.H, Zhao, X.Y., Zhang, H.C., and Wang, B. 2022. Beetle or roach: systematic position of the enigmatic Umenocoleidae based on new material from Zhonggou Formation in Jiuquan, Northwest China, and a morphocladistic analysis. Palaeoworld online first (doi: 10.1016/j.palwor.2021.01.003).

Mojarro, A., Cui, X., Zhang, X., Jost, A.B., Bergmann, K.D., Vinther, J., Summons, R.E. 2022. Comparative soft-tissue preservation in Holocene-age capelin concretions. Geobiology online first (doi: 10.1111/gbi.12480).

Perri, E., Słowakiewicz, M., Perrotta, I.D., and Tucker, M.E. 2022. Biomineralization processes in modern calcareous tufa: Possible roles of viruses, vesicles and extracellular polymeric substances (Corvino Valley – Southern Italy). Sedimentology online first (doi: 10.1111/sed.12932).

Pevsner, S.K., Grossnickle, D.M. and Luo, Z.-X. 2022. The functional diversity of marsupial limbs is influenced by both ecology and developmental constraint. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, online first (doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blab168).

Prothero, D.R., Domning, D., Fordyce, R.E., Foss, S., Janis, C., Lucas, S., Marriott, K.L., Metais, G., Naish, D., Padian, K., Røossner, G., Soulounias, N., Spaulding, M., Stucky, R.M., Theodor, J., and Uhen, M. 2022. On the unnecessary and misleading taxon “Cetartiodactyla”. Journal of Mammalian Evolution online first (doi: 10.1007/s10914-021-09572-7).

Sánchez-Baracaldo, P., Bianchini, G., Wilson, J.D., and Knoll, A.H. 2021. Cyanobacteria and biogeochemical cycles through Earth history. Trends in Microbiology online first (doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2021.05.008).

Słowakiewicz, M., Banerjee, A., Patranabis-Deb, S., Kumar Deb, G., and Tucker, M.E. 2021. Sinuous stromatolites of the Chandi Formation, Chattisgarh Basin, India: their origin and implications for Mesoproterozoic seawater. Geological Magazine, online first (doi: 10.1017/S0016756821000674).

Sun, W.-C., Yin, Z.-J., Liu, P.-J., Donoghue, P.C.J., Li, J.-H., and Zhu, M.-Y. 2021. Ultrastructure and in-situ characterization of intracellular granules of embryo-like fossils from the early Ediacaran Weng’an Biota. PalZ, online first (doi: 10.1007/s12542-021-00597-0).

Szöllősi, G.J., Höhna, S., Williams, T.A., Schrempf, D., Daubin, V., and Boussau, B. 2021. Relative time constraints improve molecular dating. Systematic Biology online first (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syab084).

Tihelka, E., Hafernik, J., Brown, B.V., Quock, C., Zink, A.G., Croppi, S., Cai, C.-Y., Zhu, C.-D. 2022. Global invasion risk of Apocephalus borealis, a honey bee parasitoid. Apidologie online first (doi: 10.1007/s13592-021-00892-4).

Tihelka, E., Li, L., Fu, Y., Su, Y., Huang, D., and Cai, C.Y. 2022. Reply to: Pelretes vivificus was a pollinator of Cretaceous angiosperms. Nature Plants online first (doi: 10.1038/s41477-021-01045-2).

Vanadzina, K. and Schmidt, D.N. 2021. Developmental change during a speciation event: evidence from planktic foraminifera. Paleobiology online first (doi: 10.1017/pab.2021.26).

Williams, H., Duffin, C.J., Hildebrandt, C., Parker, A., Hutchinson, D., and Benton, M.J. 2022. Microvertebrates from the Rhaetian bone beds at Westbury Garden Cliff, near Gloucester, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association online first (doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2022.01.002).

Zhao, Y., Vinther, J., Li, Y.-J., Wei, F., Hou, X.-G., Cong, P.-Y. 2022. An early Cambrian mackenziid reveals links to modular Ediacaran macro-organisms. Papers in Palaeontology online first (doi: 10.1002/spp2.1412).

Public understanding of science [XX]

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Benton, M.J. 2022. Fish bones and water lilies help pin down the month the dinosaurs died. The Conversation.

Benton, M.J. 2022. How the first cat-like sabre-tooth predator was discovered – and why it differs from modern cats. The Conversation.

Benton, M.J. 2022. A colourful view of the origin of dinosaur feathers. Nature News & Views.

Benton, M.J. 2022. Does Tanis reveal the last day of the dinosaurs? An expert explores the evidence. The Conversation.