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

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Publications

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


Published in: 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