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Terrestrial vertebrates and the evolutionary origins of morphological diversity

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Evolutionary versatility of the avian neck

Author(s): Ryan D. Marek; Peter L. Falkingham; Roger B. J. Benson; James D. Gardiner; Thomas W. Maddox; Karl T. Bates
Published in: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 4, 2021, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.3150

A quantitative method for inferring locomotory shifts in amniotes during ontogeny, its application to dinosaurs and its bearing on the evolution of posture

Author(s): Kimberley E. J. Chapelle Roger B. J. Benson Josef Stiegler Alejandro Otero Qi Zhao Jonah N. Choiniere
Published in: Palaeontology, 2019, ISSN 1475-4983
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12451

The multi-peak adaptive landscape of crocodylomorph body size evolution

Author(s): Pedro L. Godoy, Roger B. J. Benson, Mario Bronzati, Richard J. Butler
Published in: BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19/1, 2019, ISSN 1471-2148
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-019-1466-4

A 3D geometric morphometric dataset quantifying skeletal variation in birds

Author(s): Bjarnason A, Benson RBJ
Published in: MorphoMuseuM, 2021, ISSN 2274-0422
Publisher: Department of Paleontology of the “Institut des Sciences de l'Évolution” from Montpellier, France
DOI: 10.18563/journal.m3.125

Craniofacial development illuminates the evolution of nightbirds (Strisores)

Author(s): Guillermo Navalón, Sergio M. Nebreda, Jen A. Bright, Matteo Fabbri, Roger B. J. Benson, Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Jesús Marugán-Lobón and Emily J. Rayfield
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2021, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0181

Developmental constraints do not influence long-term phenotypic evolution of marsupial forelimbs as revealed by interspecific disparity and integration patterns

Author(s): Martín-Serra A, Benson RBJ
Published in: American Naturalist, 195, 547-560, 2020, ISSN 0003-0147
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
DOI: 10.1086/707194

Multiple paths to morphological diversification during the origin of amniotes

Author(s): Neil Brocklehurst, Roger Benson
Published in: Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2021, Page(s) 5, pages 1243–1249, ISSN 2397-334X
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01516-x

Morphological divergence in giant fossil dormice

Author(s): Jesse J. Hennekam, Roger B. J. Benson, Victoria L. Herridge, Nathan Jeffery, Enric Torres-Roig, Josep Antoni Alcover, Philip G. Cox
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287/1938, 2020, Page(s) 20202085, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2085

Early origins of divergent patterns of morphological evolution on the mammal and reptile stem-lineages

Author(s): Neil Brocklehurst, David P Ford, Roger B J Benson
Published in: Systematic Biology, 2022, ISSN 1063-5157
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syac020

Serial disparity in the carnivoran backbone unveils a complex adaptive role in metameric evolution

Author(s): Borja Figueirido, Alberto Martin-Serra, Alejandro Pérez-Ramos, David Velasco, Francisco J. Pastor & Roger J. Benson
Published in: Communications Biology, 2021, ISSN 2399-3642
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-02346-0

Patterns of mammalian jaw ecomorphological disparity during the Mesozoic/Cenozoic transition

Author(s): Gemma Louise Benevento, Roger B. J. Benson, Matt Friedman
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286/1902, 2019, Page(s) 20190347, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0347

The relationship between sternum variation and mode of locomotion in birds.

Author(s): Talia M. Lowi-Merri; Talia M. Lowi-Merri; Roger B. J. Benson; Santiago Claramunt; Santiago Claramunt; David C. Evans; David C. Evans
Published in: BMC Biology, Vol 19, Iss 1, Pp 1-23 (2021), 14, 2021, ISSN 1741-7007
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12915-021-01105-1

Subaqueous foraging among carnivorous dinosaurs

Author(s): Fabbri M., Navalón G., Benson R.B.J. et al.
Published in: Nature, 2022, ISSN 0028-0836
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04528-0

Mammaliaform extinctions as a driver of the morphological radiation of Cenozoic mammals.

Author(s): Neil Brocklehurst; Elsa Panciroli; Gemma Louise Benevento; Roger B. J. Benson
Published in: Current Biology, 12, 2021, ISSN 0960-9822
Publisher: Cell Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.04.044

Two Early Cretaceous Fossils Document Transitional Stages in Alvarezsaurian Dinosaur Evolution

Author(s): Xing Xu, Jonah Choiniere, Qingwei Tan, Roger B.J. Benson, James Clark, Corwin Sullivan, Qi Zhao, Fenglu Han, Qingyu Ma, Yiming He, Shuo Wang, Hai Xing, Lin Tan
Published in: Current Biology, 2018, ISSN 0960-9822
Publisher: Cell Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.07.057

The dentary of Wareolestes rex (Megazostrodontidae): a new specimen from Scotland and implications for morganucodontan tooth replacement

Author(s): Elsa Panciroli, Roger B. J. Benson, Stig Walsh
Published in: Papers in Palaeontology, 3/3, 2017, Page(s) 373-386, ISSN 2056-2802
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1079

Cope's rule and the adaptive landscape of dinosaur body size evolution

Author(s): Roger B. J. Benson, Gene Hunt, Matthew T. Carrano, Nicolás Campione
Published in: Palaeontology, 61/1, 2018, Page(s) 13-48, ISSN 0031-0239
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12329

Comparative analysis of vestibular ecomorphology in birds

Author(s): Roger B. J. Benson, Ethan Starmer-Jones, Roger A. Close, Stig A. Walsh
Published in: Journal of Anatomy, 231/6, 2017, Page(s) 990-1018, ISSN 0021-8782
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/joa.12726

New partial dentaries of amphitheriid mammalian Palaeoxonodon ooliticus from Scotland, and posterior dentary morphology in early cladotherians

Author(s): Elsa Panciroli, Roger Benson, Richard Butler
Published in: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 63, 2018, ISSN 0567-7920
Publisher: Polska Akademia Nauk
DOI: 10.4202/app.00434.2017

Dinosaur Macroevolution and Macroecology

Author(s): Roger B.J. Benson
Published in: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 49/1, 2018, Page(s) 379-408, ISSN 1543-592X
Publisher: Annual Reviews, Inc.
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110617-062231

A Giant Dinosaur from the Earliest Jurassic of South Africa and the Transition to Quadrupedality in Early Sauropodomorphs

Author(s): Blair W. McPhee, Roger B.J. Benson, Jennifer Botha-Brink, Emese M. Bordy, Jonah N. Choiniere
Published in: Current Biology, 28/19, 2018, Page(s) 3143-3151.e7, ISSN 0960-9822
Publisher: Cell Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.07.063

Total-evidence framework reveals complex morphological evolution in nightbirds (Strisores)

Author(s): Chen, Albert; White, Noor D.; Benson, Roger B.J.; Braun, Michael J.; Field, Daniel J.
Published in: Diversity, 11, 9, 2019, ISSN 1424-2818
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.17863/cam.43240

Patterns of skeletal integration in birds reveal that adaptation of element shapes enables coordinated evolution between anatomical modules.

Author(s): Andrew Orkney; Alexander Bjarnason; Brigit C Tronrud; Roger B. J. Benson
Published in: Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2, 2021, ISSN 2397-334X
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01509-w

Evolution of vision and hearing modalities in theropod dinosaurs

Author(s): Choiniere JN, Neenan JM, (13 authors), Benson RBJ
Published in: Science, 2021, Page(s) 372, 610-613, ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.abe7941