Palaeo/Zoology Publications

Journal Article
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
Cuff, A.R., E.L. Sparkes, M. Randau, S.E. Pierce, A.C. Kitchener, A. Goswami, and J.R. Hutchinson. “The scaling of postcranial muscles in cats (Felidae) I: forelimb, cervical, and thoracic muscles.” Journal of Anatomy (2016). Publisher's Version
Cuff, A.R., E.L. Sparkes, M. Randau, S.E. Pierce, A.C. Kitchener, A. Goswami, and J.R. Hutchinson. “The scaling of postcranial muscles in cats (Felidae) II: hindlimb and lumbosacral muscles.” Journal of Anatomy (2016). Publisher's Version
Randau, M., A. Goswami, J.R. Hutchinson, A.R. Cuff, and S.E. Pierce. “Cryptic complexity in felid vertebral evolution: shape differentiation and allometry of the axial skeleton.” Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (2016). Publisher's Version
Polly, P.D., C.T. Stayton, E.R. Dumont, S.E. Pierce, E.J. Rayfield, and K.D. Angielczyk. “Combining geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis with evolutionary modeling: towards a synthesis.” Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1111225 (2016). Publisher's Version
Jones, K. E., and S.E. Pierce. “Axial allometry in a neutrally buoyant environment: effects of the terrestrial aquatic transition on vertebral scaling.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12809 (2016). Publisher's Version
Molnar, J.L., S.E. Pierce, B.A.S. Bhullar, A.H. Turner, and J.R. Hutchinson. “Morphological and functional changes in the vertebral column with increasing aquatic adaptation in crocodylomorphs.” Royal Society Open Science 2, no. 150439 (2015).
Cuff, A.R., M. Randau, J.J. Head, J.R. Hutchinson, S.E. Pierce, and Anjali Goswami. “Big cat, small cat: reconstructing body size evolution in living and extinct Felidae.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12671 (2015). Publisher's Version
Roček, Z., R. Boistel, N. Lenoir, A. Mazurier, S.E. Pierce, J-C. Rage, S.V. Smirnov, et al.Frontoparietal bone in extinct Palaeobatrachidae (Anura): its variation and taxonomic value.” The Anatomical Record 00 (2015): 00-00. Publisher's Version
Molnar, J.L., S.E. Pierce, and J.R. Hutchinson. “An experimental and morphometric test of the relationship between vertebral morphology and joint stiffness in Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus).Journal of Experimental Biology 217 (2014): 758-768. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., J.R. Hutchinson, and J.A. Clack. “Historical perspectives on the evolution of tetrapodomorph movement.Integrative & Comparative Biology 53 (2013): 209-223. Publisher's Version
Stubbs, T.L., S.E. Pierce, E.J. Rayfield, and P.S.L. Anderson. “Morphological and biomechanics disparity of crocodile-line archosaurs following the end-Triassic extinction.Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biology 280 (2013). Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., P.E. Ahlberg, J.L. Molnar, S. Sanchez, P. Tafforeau, J.R. Hutchinson, and J.A. Clack. “Vertebral architecture in the earliest stem tetrapods.” Nature 494 (2013): 226-229. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., J.A. Clack, and Hutchinson J.R. “Three-dimensional limb joint mobility in the early tetrapod Ichthyostega.” Nature 486 (2012): 523-526. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., J.A. Clack, and J.R. Hutchinson. “Comparative axial morphology in pinnipeds and its correlation with aquatic locomotory behaviour.Journal of Anatomy 219 (2011): 502-514. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., K.D. Angielczyk, and E.J. Rayfield. “Morphospace occupation in thalattosuchian crocodylomorphs: Skull shape variation, species delineation, and temporal patterns.Palaeontolgy 52 (2009): 1057-1097. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., K.D. Angielczyk, and E.J. Rayfield. “Shape and mechanics in thalattosuchian (Crocodylomorpha) skulls: Implications for feeding behaviour and niche partitioning.” Journal of Anatomy 215 (2009): 555-576. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., K.D. Angielczyk, and E.J. Rayfield. “Patterns of morphospace occupation and mechanical performance in extant crocodilian skulls: A combined geometric morphometric and finite element modeling approach.Journal of Morphology 269 (2008): 840-864. Publisher's Version
Pierce, S.E., and M.J. Benton. “Pelagosaurus typus Bronn, 1841 (Mesoeucrocodylia; Thalattosuchia) from the Upper Lias (Toarcian, Lower Jurassic) of Somerset, England.Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26 (2006): 621-635. Publisher's Version

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