Recent Earth Science Publications


Holloway, W. L., Claeson, K. M., Sallam, H. M., El-Sayed, S., Kora, M., Sertich, J. J. W., O’Connor, P. M., Joyce, W. G. & Lyson, T. R. 2017. The shell morphology of the latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) trionychid turtle Helopanoplia distincta. PeerJ 5:e4169.

Krause, D. W., Hoffmann, S., & Werning, S., 2017, First postcranial remains of Multituberculata (Allotheria, Mammalia) from Gondwana. Cretaceous Research 80, 91-100.

Lyson, T. R., Joyce, W. G., & Sertich, J. J. W. 2017. A new chelydroid turtle, Lutemys warreni gen. et sp. nov., from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. doi:10.1080/02724634.2017.1390672.

Schachner, E. R., Sedlmayr, J. C., Schott, R., Lyson, T. R., Sanders, R. K., & Lambertz, M. 2017. Pulmonary anatomy and a case of unilateral aplasia in a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina): developmental perspectives on cryptodiran lungs. Journal of Anatomy 231: 835-848. 

Titus, A.L., Eaton, J.G., & Sertich, J., 2017, Late Cretaceous stratigraphy and vertebrate faunas of the Markagunt, Paunsaugunt, and Kaiparowits plateaus, southern Utah. Geology of the Intermountain West 3: 229–291.



Bever, G.S., Lyson, T.R., Field, D.J. & Bhullar, B.A.S. 2016. The amniote temporal roof and the diapsid origin of the turtle skull. Zoology 119: 471–473.

Dahlberg, E.L., Eberle, J.J., Sertich, J.J.W. & Miller, I.M. 2016. A new earliest Paleocene (Puercan) mammalian fauna from Colorado’s Denver Basin, U.S.A. Rocky Mountain Geology 51: 1–22.

Hagadorn, J., 2016, Mineralogical Maestro: in Nash, S. E., Stories in Stone, University of Colorado Press, Boulder, p. 243-262.

Hagadorn, J. W., Whiteley, K. R., Lahey, B. L. Henderson, C. M., Holm-Denoma, C. S., The Permian-Triassic transition in Colorado: in Keller, S.M., and Morgan, M.L., eds., Unfolding the Geology of the West: Geological Society of America Field Guide 44, p. 73–92.

Joyce, W. G., Lyson, T.R. & Kirkland, J.I. 2016. An early bothremydid (Testudines, Pleurodira) from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Utah, North America. PeerJ 4: e2502 (22 pp.).

Joyce, W.G., Lyson, T.R. & Williams, S. 2016. New cranial material of Gilmoremys lancensis (Testudines, Trionychidae) from the Hell Creek Formation of southeastern Montana, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e1225748 (10 pp.).

Kosman, C. W., Kopylova, M. G., Stern, R. A., Hagadorn, J. W., Hurlbut, J. F., 2016, Cretaceous mantle of the Congo craton: Evidence from mineral and fluid inclusions in Kasai alluvial diamonds: Lithos, v. 265, p. 42-56.

Lyson, T.R., Joyce, W.G., Lucas, S.G. & Sullivan, R.M. 2016. A new baenid turtle from the early Paleocene (Torrejonian) of New Mexico and a species level phylogenetic analysis of Baenidae. Journal of Paleontology 90: 305–316.

Lyson, T.R., Rubidge, B.S., Scheyer, T.M, de Queiroz, K., Schachner, E.R., Smith, R.M.H., Botha-Brink, J. & Bever, G.S. 2016. Fossorial origin of the turtle shell. Current Biology 26: 1887–1894.

Raynolds, R. G., and Hagadorn, J. W., 2016, The Colorado stratigraphy chart: Colorado Geological Survey, Map Series 53, 1 p.

Sallam, H.M., O’Connor, P.M., Kora, M., Sertich, J.J.W., Seiffert, E.R., Faris, M., Ouda, K., El-Dawoudi, I., Saber, S. & El-Sayed, S. 2016. Vertebrate paleontological exploration of the Upper Cretaceous succession in the Dakhla and Kharga Oases, Western Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 117: 223–234.

Som, S. M., Buick, R., Hagadorn, J. W., Blake, T. S., Perreault, J. M. Harnmeijer, J. P., and Catling, D. C., 2016, Earth’s air pressure 2.7 billion years ago constrained to less than half modern levels: Nature Geoscience, v. 9, p. 448-451.



Barclay, R.S., Rioux, M., Meyer, L.B., Bowring, S.A., Johnson, K.R. & Miller, I.M. 2015. High precision U-Pb zircon geochronology for the Cenomanian Dakota Formation floras in Utah. Cretaceous Research 52(A): 213–237.

Bever, G.S., Lyson, T.R., Field, D.J. & Bhullar, B.-A.S. 2015. Evolutionary origin of the turtle skull. Nature 525: 239–242.

Field, D.J., LeBlanc, A., Gau, A. & Behlke, A.D. 2015. Pelagic neonatal fossils support viviparity and precocial life history of Cretaceous mosasaurs. Palaeontology 58(3): 401–407.

Hsiang, A.Y., Field, D.J., Webster, T.H., Behlke, A.D., Davis, M.B., Racicot, R.A. & Gauthier, J.A. 2015. The origin of snakes: revealing the ecology, behavior, and evolutionary history of early snakes using genomics, phenomics, and the fossil record. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15(1): 87.

Joyce, W.G. & Lyson, T.R. 2015. A review of the fossil record of turtles of the clade Baenidae. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 56: 147–183.

Loyd, S.J., Corsetti, F.A., Shen, Y., Eagle, R., Hagadorn, J.W., Shen, Y, Zhang, X., Bonifaci, M. & Tripati, A.K. 2015. Evolution of Neoproterozoic Wonoka–Shuram Anomaly-aged carbonates: evidence from clumped isotope paleothermometry: Precambrian Research 264: 179–191.

Pacheco M.L.A.F., Galante D., Rodrigues F., de M., Leme J., Bidola P., Hagadorn W., Stockmar, M., Herzen, J., Rudnitzki, I.D., Pfeiffer, F. & Marques, A.C. 2015. Insights into the skeletonization, lifestyle, and affinity of the unusual Ediacaran fossil Corumbella: PLoS ONE 10 (3): e0114219. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114219

Warnock, R. C. M, Parham, J. F., Joyce, W. G., Lyson, T. R., Donoghue, P. C. J. 2015. Calibration uncertainty in molecular dating analyses: There is no substitute for the prior evaluation of time priors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282: 20141013.

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