Palaeo/Zoology Publications

Journal Article
Brocklehurst, R., P. Fahn-Lai, S. Regnault, and SE. Pierce. “Musculoskeletal modeling of sprawling and parasagittal forelimbs provides insight into synapsid postural transition.” iScience 25 (2022): 103578. Publisher's Version
Simões, TR., G. Broderick, and SE. Pierce. “An exceptionally preserved Sphenodon-like sphenodontian reveals deep time conservation of the tuatara skeleton and ontogeny.” Communications Biology 5 (2022): 195. Publisher's Version
Gillet, A., B. Frédérich, SE. Pierce, and E. Parmentier. “Iterative habitat transitions are associated with morphological convergence of the backbone in delphinoids.” Journal of Mammalian Evolution (2022). Publisher's Version
Wright, M., K. Sears, and SE. Pierce. “Comparison of hindlimb muscle architecture properties in small-bodied, generalist mammals suggests similarity in soft tissue anatomy.” Journal of Mammalian Evolution (2022). Publisher's Version
Bishop, P.J., M.A. Wright, and S.E. Pierce. “Whole-limb scaling of muscle mass and force-generating capacity in amniotes.” PeerJ, no. 9:e12574 (2021). Publisher's Version
Oliver, J.D., K. E. Jones, S.E. Pierce^, and L. Hautier^ (^equal). “Size and shape regional differentiation during the development of the spine in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus).” Evolution & Development (2021). Publisher's Version
Regnault, S., P. Fahn-Lai, and S.E. Pierce. “Validation of an echidna forelimb musculoskeletal model using XROMM and diceCT.” Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, section Biomechanics: Special topic “Computational Modeling and Simulation of Quadrupedal Animal Movement” (2021). Publisher's Version
Jones, K. E., R.J. Brocklehurst, and S.E. Pierce. “AutoBend: An automated approach for estimating intervertebral joint function from bone-only models.” Integrative Organismal Biology 3, no. 1 (2021): obab026. Publisher's Version
Morris, Z.S., K.A. Vliet, A. Abzhanov, and S.E. Pierce. “Developmental origins of the crocodylian skull table and platyrostral face.” Anatomical Record: Special topic “Crocodilian Biology and Evolution” (2021). Publisher's Version
Simões, T.R., and S.E. Pierce. “Sustained high rates of morphological evolution during the rise of tetrapods.” Nature Ecology & Evolution 5 (2021): 1403–1414. Publisher's Version
Whitney, M.R., and S.E. Pierce. “Osteohistology of Greererpeton provides insight into the life history of an early Carboniferous tetrapod.” Journal of Anatomy (2021). Publisher's Version
Mann, A., T.W. Dudgeon, A. Henrici, D.S. Berman, and S.E. Pierce. “Digit and ungual morphology suggest adaptations for scansoriality in the late Carboniferous eureptile Anthracodromeus longipes.” Frontiers in Earth Science: Special topic “Origin and Early Evolution of Amniotes” (2021). Publisher's Version
Wilburg, E., A. Beyl, S.E. Pierce, and A. Turner. “Cranial and endocranial anatomy of a three-dimensionally preserved teleosauroid skull.” Anatomical Record, Special topic “Crocodilian Biology and Evolution” (2021). Publisher's Version
Stubbs, T.L., S.E. Pierce, A. Elsler, P.S.L. Anderson, E.J. Rayfield, and M.J. Benton. “Ecological opportunity and the rise and fall of crocodylomorph evolutionary innovation .” Proceeding of the Royal Society, B. 288 (2021): 20210069. Publisher's Version
Jones, K. E., B.V. Dickson, K.D. Angielczyk, and S.E. Pierce. “Adaptive landscapes challenge the ‘‘lateral-to-sagittal’’ paradigm for mammalian vertebral evolution.” Current Biology 31 (2021): 1-10. Publisher's Version
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 7 (2021): eabd7457. Publisher's Version
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 589 (2021): pages242–245. 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