Publications

Journal Article
McHorse, B.K., A.A. Biewener, and S.E. Pierce. “The evolution of a single toe: causes, consequences, and the way forward.” Integrative & Comparative Biology icz050, no. doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz050 (2019). Publisher's Version
Jones, K. E., K.D. Angielczyk, and S.E. Pierce. “Stepwise shifts underlie evolutionary trends in morphological complexity of the mammalian vertebral column.” Nature Communications 10, no. 5071 (2019): 1-13. Publisher's Version
Klembara, J., M. Hain, M. Ruta, D.S. Berman, S.E. Pierce, and A.C. Henrici. “Inner ear morphology of diadectomorphs and seymouriamorphs (Tetrapoda) uncovered by high‐resolution x‐ray microcomputed tomography, and the origin of the amniote crown group.” Palaeontology doi.org/10.1111/pala.12448 (2019). Publisher's Version
Campbell Mekarski, M., S.E. Pierce, and M.W. Caldwell. “Spatiotemporal distributions of non-ophidian ophidiomorphs, with implications for their origin, radiation, and extinction.” Frontiers in Earth Science (Paleontology) doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00245 (2019). Publisher's Version
Esteve-Altava, B., S.E. Pierce, J.L. Molnar, P. Johnston, R. Diogo, and J.R. Hutchinson. “Evolutionary parallelisms of pectoral and pelvic network-anatomy from fins to limbs.” Science Advances 10.1126/sciadv.aau7459 (2019). Publisher's Version
Dickson, D.V., and S.E. Pierce. “Functional performance of turtle humerus shape across an ecological adaptive landscape.” Evolution doi:10.1111/evo.13747 (2019). Publisher's Version
Morris, Z.S., K.A. Vliet, A. Abzhanov, and S.E. Pierce. “Heterochronic shifts and conserved embryonic shape underlie crocodylian craniofacial disparity and convergence.” Proceedings of the Royal Society, B https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2389 (2019). Publisher's Version
Hedrick, B.P., E.R. Schachner, G. Rivera, P. Dodson, and S.E. Pierce. “The effects of skeletal asymmetry on interpreting biologic variation and taphonomy in the fossil record.” Paleobiology https://doi.org/10.1017/pab.2018.42 (2019). Publisher's Version
Friedman, M., S.E. Pierce, M. Coates, and S. Giles. “Feeding structures in the ray-finned fish Eurynotus crenatus (Actinopterygii: Eurynotiformes): implications for trophic diversification among Carboniferous actinopterygians. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755691018000816 (2019). Publisher's Version
Dickson, B.V., and S.E. Pierce. “How (and why) fins turn into limbs: insights from anglerfish.” Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755691018000415 (2019). Publisher's Version
Jones, K. E., L. Benitez, K.D. Angielczyk, and S.E. Pierce. “Adaptation and constraint in the evolution of the mammalian backbone.” BMC Evolutionary Biology https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1282-2 (2018). Publisher's Version
Regnault, S., and S.E. Pierce. “Pectoral girdle and forelimb musculoskeletal function in the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus): insights into mammalian locomotor evolution.” Royal Society Open Science DOI: 10.1098/rsos.181400 (2018). Publisher's Version
Jones, K. E., K.D. Angielczyk, P.D. Polly, J.J. Head, V. Fernandez, J.K Lungmus, S. Tulga, and S.E. Pierce. “Fossils reveal the complex evolutionary history of the mammalian regionalized spine.” Science 361, no. 6408 (2018): 1249-1252. Publisher's Version
Parker, A.K., B.K. McHorse, and S.E. Pierce. “Niche modeling reveals lack of broad-scale habitat partitioning in extinct horses of North America.” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.07.017 (2018). Publisher's Version
Molnar, J.L., R. Diogo, J.R. Hutchinson, and S.E. Pierce. “Evolution of hindlimb muscle anatomy across the tetrapod water-to-land transition, including comparisons with forelimb anatomy.” Anatomical Record https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.23997 (2018). Publisher's Version
Lai, P.H., A.A. Biewener, and S.E. Pierce. “Three-dimensional mobility and muscle attachments in the pectoral limb of the Triassic cynodont Massetognathus pascuali (Romer, 1967).” Journal of Anatomy DOI: 10.1111/joa.12766 (2018). Publisher's Version
Neenan, J.M., ET AL.+6, S.E. Pierce, and R.B.J. Benson. “Evolution of the sauropterygian labyrinth with increasingly pelagic lifestyles.” Current Biology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.069 (2017). Publisher's Version
Molnar, J.M., R. Diogo, J.R. Hutchinson, and S.E. Pierce. “Reconstructing pectoral appendicular muscle anatomy in fossil fish and tetrapods over the fins-to-limbs transition.” Biological Reviews doi/10.1111/brv.12386, no. *journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers (2017). Publisher's Version
Hautier, L., J.D. Oliver, and S.E. Pierce. “An overview of xenarthran developmental studies with a focus on the development of the xenarthrous vertebrae.” Journal of Mammalian Evolution doi.org/10.1007/s10914-017-9412-y (2017). Publisher's Version
Dickson, B.V., E. Sherratt, J.B Losos, and S.E. Pierce. “Semicircular canals in Anolis lizards: ecomorphological convergence and ecomorph affinities of fossil species.” Royal Society Open Science doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170058 (2017). Publisher's Version

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