Publications

Journal Article
Molnar, J.L., J.R. Hutchinson, R. Diogo, J.A. Clack, and S.E. Pierce. “Evolution of forelimb musculoskeletal function across the fish-to-tetrapod transition.” Science Advances (In Press).
Dickson, B.V., J.A. Clack, T.R. Smithson, and S.E. Pierce. “Functional adaptive landscapes predict terrestrial capacity at the origin of limbs.” Nature (2020): doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2974-5. Publisher's Version
Simões, T.R., M.W. Caldwell, and S.E. Pierce. “Sphenodontian phylogeny and the impact of model choice in Bayesian morphological clock estimates of divergence times and evolutionary rates.” BMC Biology 18, no. 191 (2020): 10.1186/s12915-020-00901-5. Publisher's Version
Johanson, Z., J. Jeffery, T. Challands, S.E. Pierce, and J.A. Clack. “A New Look at Carboniferous Rhizodontid Humeri (Sarcopterygii; Tetrapodomorpha).” Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 40, no. 3 (2020): e1813150. Publisher's Version
Simões, T.R., O. Vernygora, M.W. Caldwell, and S.E. Pierce. “Megaevolutionary dynamics and the timing of evolutionary innovation in reptiles.” Nature Communications 11 (2020): 3322. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., L.Lamas, L. Pelligand, N. Schilling, and J.R. Hutchinson. “Patterns of limb and epaxial muscle activity during walking in the fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra.” Integrative Organismal Biology 2 (2020): obaa015. Publisher's Version
Ibrahim, N., S. Maganuco, C. Dal Sasso, M. Fabbri, + 12 authors, and S.E Pierce. “Tail-propelled aquatic locomotion in a therapod dinosaur.” Nature 581 (2020): 67-70. Publisher's Version
Regnault, S., P. Fahn-Lai, R.M. Norris, and S.E. Pierce. “Shoulder Muscle Architecture in the Echidna (Monotremata: Tachyglossus aculeatus) Indicates Conserved Functional Properties.” Journal of Mammalian Evolution doi.org/10.1007/s10914-020-09498-6 (2020). Publisher's Version
Fahn-Lai, P., A.A. Biewener, and S.E. Pierce. “Broad similarities in shoulder muscle architecture and organization across two amniotes: implications for reconstructing non-mammalian synapsids.” PeerJ 8, no. e8556 (2020). Publisher's Version
Jones, K. E., S. Gonzalez, K.D. Angielczyk, and S.E. Pierce. “Regionalization of the axial skeleton predates functional adaptation in the forerunners of mammals.” Nature Ecology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1094-9 (2020). Publisher's Version
Hedrick, B.P., B.V. Dickson, E.R. Dumont, and S.E. Pierce. “The evolutionary diversity of locomotor innovation in rodents is not linked to proximal limb morphology.” Scientific Reports 10, no. 717 (2020): 1-11. Publisher's Version
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

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