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375 Million Years of the Diversification of Life on Land: Shifting the Paradigm?

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Climatic drivers of latitudinal variation in Late Triassic tetrapod diversity

Author(s): Emma M. Dunne, Alex Farnsworth, Sarah Greene, Dan J. Lunt, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Palaeontology, 2020, ISSN 0031-0239

The completeness of the fossil record of plesiosaurs, marine reptiles from the Mesozoic

Author(s): Samuel Tutin, Richard Butler
Published in: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Issue 62, 2017, ISSN 0567-7920
DOI: 10.4202/app.00355.2017

Mass extinctions drove increased global faunal cosmopolitanism on the supercontinent Pangaea

Author(s): David J. Button, Graeme T. Lloyd, Martín D. Ezcurra, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 8/1, 2017, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00827-7

Diversity change during the rise of tetrapods and the impact of the ‘Carboniferous rainforest collapse’

Author(s): Emma M. Dunne, Roger A. Close, David J. Button, Neil Brocklehurst, Daniel D. Cashmore, Graeme T. Lloyd, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 285/1872, 2018, Page(s) 20172730, ISSN 0962-8452
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2730

How should we estimate diversity in the fossil record? Testing richness estimators using sampling-standardised discovery curves

Author(s): Roger A. Close, Serjoscha W. Evers, John Alroy, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2018, ISSN 2041-210X
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12987

Physical and environmental drivers of Paleozoic tetrapod dispersal across Pangaea

Author(s): Neil Brocklehurst, Emma M. Dunne, Daniel D. Cashmore, Jӧrg Frӧbisch
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 9/1, 2018, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07623-x

Near-Stasis in the Long-Term Diversification of Mesozoic Tetrapods

Author(s): Roger B. J. Benson, Richard J. Butler, John Alroy, Philip D. Mannion, Matthew T. Carrano, Graeme T. Lloyd
Published in: PLOS Biology, Issue 14/1, 2016, Page(s) e1002359, ISSN 1545-7885
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002359

Climate constrains the evolutionary history and biodiversity of crocodylians

Author(s): Philip D. Mannion, Roger B. J. Benson, Matthew T. Carrano, Jonathan P. Tennant, Jack Judd, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 6, 2015, Page(s) 8438, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9438

Preservational bias controls the fossil record of pterosaurs

Author(s): Christopher D. Dean, Philip D. Mannion, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Palaeontology, Issue 59/2, 2016, Page(s) 225-247, ISSN 0031-0239
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12225

Biases with the Generalized Euclidean Distance measure in disparity analyses with high levels of missing data

Author(s): Oscar E. R. Lehmann, Martín D. Ezcurra, Richard J. Butler, Graeme T. Lloyd
Published in: Palaeontology, 2019, ISSN 0031-0239
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12430

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, Issue 286/1902, 2019, Page(s) 20190347, ISSN 0962-8452
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0347

Quantifying the completeness of the bat fossil record

Author(s): Emily E. Brown, Daniel D. Cashmore, Nancy B. Simmons, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Palaeontology, 2019, ISSN 0031-0239
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12426

Diversity dynamics of Phanerozoic terrestrial tetrapods at the local-community scale

Author(s): Roger A. Close, Roger B. J. Benson, John Alroy, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Juan Benito, Matthew T. Carrano, Terri J. Cleary, Emma M. Dunne, Philip D. Mannion, Mark D. Uhen, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Nature Ecology & Evolution, Issue 3/4, 2019, Page(s) 590-597, ISSN 2397-334X
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0811-8

Skeletal completeness of the non‐avian theropod dinosaur fossil record

Author(s): Daniel D. Cashmore, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Palaeontology, 2019, ISSN 0031-0239
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12436

Controlling for the species-area effect supports constrained long-term Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate diversification

Author(s): Roger A. Close, Roger B. J. Benson, Paul Upchurch, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 8, 2017, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15381

The apparent exponential radiation of Phanerozoic land vertebrates is an artefact of spatial sampling biases

Author(s): Roger A. Close, Roger B. J. Benson, John Alroy, Matthew T. Carrano, Terri J. Cleary, Emma M. Dunne, Philip D. Mannion, Mark D. Uhen, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 287/1924, 2020, Page(s) 20200372, ISSN 0962-8452
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.0372

Dental characters used in phylogenetic analyses of mammals show higher rates of evolution, but not reduced independence

Author(s): Neil Brocklehurst, Gemma Louise Benevento
Published in: PeerJ, Issue 8, 2020, Page(s) e8744, ISSN 2167-8359
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.8744

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, Issue 19/1, 2019, ISSN 1471-2148
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-019-1466-4

Tracing the patterns of non‐marine turtle richness from the Triassic to the Palaeogene: from origin to global spread

Author(s): Terri J. Cleary, Roger B. J. Benson, Patricia A. Holroyd, Paul M. Barrett
Published in: Palaeontology, 2020, ISSN 0031-0239
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12486

Formation binning: a new method for increased temporal resolution in regional studies, applied to the Late Cretaceous dinosaur fossil record of North America

Author(s): Christopher D. Dean, A. Alessandro Chiarenza, Susannah C. R. Maidment
Published in: Palaeontology, 2020, ISSN 0031-0239
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12492

Ten more years of discovery: revisiting the quality of the sauropodomorph dinosaur fossil record

Author(s): Daniel D. Cashmore, Philip D. Mannion, Paul Upchurch, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Palaeontology, 2020, ISSN 0031-0239
DOI: 10.1111/pala.12496

The spatial structure of Phanerozoic marine animal diversity

Author(s): Roger A. Close, Roger B. J. Benson, Erin E. Saupe, Matthew E. Clapham, Richard J. Butler
Published in: Science, Issue 368, 2020, Page(s) 420-424, ISSN 0036-8075

Patterns and Drivers of Tetrapod Diversity & Biogeography from the Late Paleozoic to Early Mesozoic

Author(s): Emma M. Dunne
Published in: 2019

Completeness of the dinosaur fossil record: disentangling geological and anthropogenic biases

Author(s): Daniel D. Cashmore
Published in: 2019