Palaeo/Zoology Publications

Journal Article
T, R. Simões, 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 (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 (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. (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 (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) (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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