Palaeo/Zoology Publications

Journal Article
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
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 (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 (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: (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 (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 (2017). Publisher's Version
Kambic, R.E., A.A. Biewener, and S.E. Pierce. “Experimental determination of three-dimensional cervical joint mobility in the avian neck.” Frontiers in Zoology DOI: 10.1186/s12983-017-0223-z (2017). Publisher's Version
McHorse, B.K., A.A. Biewener, and S.E. Pierce. “Mechanics of evolutionary digit reduction in fossil horses (Equidae).” Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 284, no. 20171174 (2017): DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1174. Publisher's Version
Danto, M., F. Witzmann, S.E. Pierce, and N.B. Fröbisch. “Intercentrum versus pleurocentrum growth in early tetrapods: A paleohistological approach.” Journal of Anatomy (2017): DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20709. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., M. Williams, and R.B.J. Benson. “Virtual reconstruction of the endocranial anatomy of the early Jurassic marine crocodylomorph Pelagosaurus typus (Thalattosuchia).” PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.3225 (2017). Publisher's Version
Randau, M., A.R. Cuff, J.R. Hutchinson, S.E. Pierce, and A. Goswami. “Regional differentiation of felid vertebral column evolution: a study of 3D shape trajectories.” Organisms Diversity & Evolution doi:10.1007/s13127-016-0304-4 (2016). Publisher's Version
Oliver, J.D., K. E. Jones, L. Hautier, W. J. Loughry, and S.E. Pierce. “Vertebral bending mechanics and xenarthrous morphology in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus).” Journal of Experimental Biology 219 (2016): 2991-3002. Publisher's Version