Recommended reading, 2009-2010

Recommended reading, 2009-2010

selected by Mikko Haaramo

Adam, C. & Vidal, V., 2010: mantle flow drives the subsidence of oceanic plates.
–Science: Vol. 328, pp. 83-85 [doi: 10.1126/science.1185906]

Ahlberg, P. E., Trinajstic, K., Johanson, Z. & Long, J. A., 2009: Pelvic claspers confirm
chondrichthyan-like internal fertilization in arthrodires.
–Nature: Vol. 460, pp. 888-889 [doi: 10.1038/nature08176]

Aiba, H., Baba, K. & Matsukawa, M., 2010: A new species of Stegodon (Mammalia,
Proboscidea) from the Kazusa Group (lower Pleistocene), Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan and its
evolutionary morphodynamics.
–Palaeontology: Vol. 53, #3, pp. 471-490 [doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00953.x]

Albarède, F., 2009: Volitile accretion history of the terrestrial planets and dynamic
–Nature: Vol. 461, pp. 1227-1233 [doi: 10.1038/nature08477]

Alexander, D. E., Gong, E., Martin, L. D., Burnham, D. A. & Falk, A. R., 2010: Model test
of gliding with different hindwing configurations in the four-winged dromaeosaurid
Microraptor gui.
–PNAS: Vol. 107, #7, pp. 2972-2976 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911852107]

Alifanov, V. R. & Barsbold, R., 2009: Ceratonykus oculatus gen. et sp. nov., a new
dinosaur (?Theropoda, Alvarezsauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
–Paleontological Journal: Vol. 2009, #1, pp. 86-99

Alvarado-Ortega, J. & Brito, P. M., 2010: A new ichthyodectiform (Actinopterygii,
Teleostei) from the Lower Cretaceous Marizal Formation, north-east Brazil.
–Palaeontology: Vol. 53, #2, pp. 297-306 [doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00935.x]

Anquetin, J., Barrett, P. M., Jones, M. E. H., Moore-Fay, S. & Evans, S. E., 2009: A new
stem turtle from the Middle Jurassic of Scotland: new insights into the evolution and
palaeoecology of basal turtles.
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 276, pp. 879-886 [doi:

Armitage, J. J., Collier, J. S. & Minshull, T. A., 2010: The importance of rift history for
volcanic margin formation.
–Nature: Vol. 465, pp. 913-917 [doi: 10.1038/nature09063]

Averianov, A. O. & Krasnolutskii, S. A., 2009: Stegosaur remains from the Middle
Jurassic of West Siberia.
–Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS: Vol. 313, #2, pp. 153-167

Averianov, A. O., Krasnolutskii, S. A. & Ivantsov, S. V., 2010: A new basal coelurosaur
(Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Siberia.
–Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS: Vol. 314, #1, pp. 42-57

Averianov, A. O. & Skutschas, P. P., 2009: Additions to the early Cretaceous dinosaur
fauna of Transbaikalia, eastern Russia.
–Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS: Vol. 313, #4, pp. 363-378

Balanoff, A. M., Xu, X., Kobayashi, Y., Matsufune, Y. & Norell, M. A., 2009: Cranial
osteology of the theropod dinosaur Incisivosaurus gauthieri (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria).
–American Museum Novitates: #3651, pp. 1-35

Bao, H., Yu, S. & Tong, D. Q., 2010: Massive volcanic SO2 oxidation and sulphate
aerosol deposition in Cenozoic North America.
–Nature: Vol. 465, pp. 909-912 [doi: 10.1038/nature09100]

Bell, A. K., Chiappe, L. M., Erickson, G. M., Suzuki, S., Watabe, M., Barsbold, R. &
Tsogtbaatar, K., 2009: Description and ecologic analysis of Hollanda luceria, a Late Cretaceous
bird from the Gobi Desert (Mongolia).
–Cretaceous Research: Vol. 31, #1, pp. 16-26 [doi: 10.1016/J.CRETRES.2009.09.001]

Benson, R. B. J., Carrano, M. T. & Brusatte, S. L., 2009: A new clade of archaic large-
bodied predatory dinosaurs (Theropoda: Allosauroidea) that survived to the latest Mesozoic.
–Naturwissenschaften: in Press, pp. 1-8 [doi: 10.1007/s00114-009-0614-x]

Benson, R. B. J. & Radley, J. D., 2010: A new large-bodied theropod dinosaur from the
Middle Jurassic of Warwickshirw, United Kingdom.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 55, #1, pp. 35-42 [doi: 10.4202/app.2009.0083]

Berger, L. R., de Ruiter, D. J., Churchill, S. E., Schmid, P., Carlson, K. J., Dirks, P. H. G. M.
& Kibii, J. M., 2010: Australopithecus sediba: a new species of Homo-like australopith from
South Africa.
–Science: Vol. 328, pp. 195-204 [doi: 10.1126/science.1184944]

Bergmann, U., Morton, R. W., Manning, P. L., Sellers, W. I., Farrar, S., Huntley, K. G.,
Wogelius, R. A. & Larson, P., 2010: Archaeopteryx feathers and bone chemistry fully revealed
via synchrotron imaging.
–PNAS: Vol. 107, #20, pp. 9060-9065 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.1001569107]

Bernard, A., Lécuyer, C., Vincent, P., Amiot, R., Bardet, N., Buffetaut, E., Cuny, G.,
Fourel, F., Martineau, F., Mazin, J.-M. & Prieur, A., 2010: Regulation of body temperature by
some Mesozoic marine reptiles.
–Science: Vol. 328, pp. 1379-1382 [doi: 10.1126/science.1187443]

Bi, S., Meng, J., Wu, W., Ye, J. & Ni, X., 2009: New distylomyid rodents (Mammalia:
Rodentia) from the Early Miocene Suosuoquan Formation of Northern Xinjiang, China.
–American Museum Novitates: #3663, pp. 1-18

Bickelmann, C., Müller, J. & Reisz, R. R., 2009: The enigmatic diapsid
Acerosodontosaurus piveteaui (Reptilia: Neodiapsida) from the Upper Permian of Madagascar
and the paraphyly of “younginiform” reptiles.
–Canadian Journal of Earth Sciencies: Vol. 46, pp. 651-661 [doi: 10.1139/E09-038]

Bijl, P. K., Schouten, S., Sluijs, A., Reichart, G.-J., Zachos, J. C. & Brinkhuis, H., 2009:
Early Palaeogene temperature evolution of the southwest pacific Ocean.
–Nature: Vol. 461, pp. 776-779 [doi: 10.1038/nature08399]

Botha-Brink, J. & Angielczyk, K. D., 2010: Do extraordinarily high growth rates in
Permo-Triassic dicynodonts (Therapsida, Anomodontia) explain their success before and after
the end-Permian extinction?
–Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society: in Press, pp. 1-25 [doi: 10.1111/j.1096-

Brochu, C. A., Njau, J., Blumenschine, R. J. & Densmore III, L. D., 2010: A new horned
crocodile from the Plio-Pleistocene hominid sites at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
–Plos One: Vol. 5, #2, pp. e9333 (1-13) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009333]

Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., Chure, D. C., Xu, X., Sullivan, C. & Hone, D. W. E., 2009:
The first definitive carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Asia and the delayed
ascent of tyrannosaurids.
–Naturwissenschaften: Vol. 96, pp. 1051-1058 [doi: 10.1007/s00114-009-0565-2]

Brusatte, S. L., Benton, M. J., Desojo, J. B. & Langer, M. C., 2010: The higher-level
phylogeny of Archosauria (Tetrapoda: Diapsida).
–Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: Vol. 8, #1, pp. 3-47 [doi: 10.1080/14772010903537732]

Brusatte, S. L., Norell, M. A., Carr, T. D., Erickson, G. M., Hutchinson, J. R., Balanoff, A.
M., Bever, C. S., Choiniere, J. N., Makovicky, P. J. & Xu, X., 2010: Tyrannosaur Paleobiology:
New Research on Ancient Exemplar Organisms.
–Science: Vol. 329, pp. 1481-1485 [doi: 10.1126/science.1193304]

Butler, R. J., Galton, P. M., Porro, L. B., Chiappe, L. M., Henderson, D. M. & Erickson, G.
M., 2009: Lower limits of ornithischian dinosaur body size inferred from a new Upper Jurassic
heterodontosaurid from North America.
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: in Press, pp. 1-7 [doi:

Butler, R. J. & Zhao, Q., 2009: The small-bodied ornithischian dinosaurs
Micropachycephalosaurus hongtuyanensis and Wannanosaurus yansiensis from the Late
Cretaceous of China.
–Cretaceous Research: Vol. 30, #1, pp. 63-77 [doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2008.03.002]

Cabreira, S. F. & Cisneros, J. C., 2009: Tooth histology of the parareptile Soturnia
caliodon from the Upper Triassic of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 54, #4, pp. 743-748 [doi: 10.4202/app.2008.0047]

Carr, R. K. & Hlavin, W. J., 2010: Two new species of Dunkleosteus Lehman, 1956, from
the Ohio Shale Formation (USA, Famennian) and the Kettle Point Formation (Canada, Upper
Devonian), and a cladistic analysis of the Eubrachythoraci (Placeodermi, Arthrodira).
–Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society: Vol. 159, #1, pp. 195-222 [doi: 10.1111/j.1096-

Chatzimanolis, S., Engel, M. S., Newton, A. F. & Grimaldi, D. A., 2009: New ant-like
stone beetles in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae:
–Cretaceous Research: Vol. 31, #1, pp. 77-84 [doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2009.09.009]

Christiansen, P. & Mazák, J. H., 2009: A primitive Late Pliocene cheetah, and evolution
of the cheetah lineage.
–Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: Vol. 106, #2, pp. 512-515 [doi:

Cicimurri, D. J. & Knight, J. L., 2009: Late Oligocene sharks and rays from the Chandler
Bridge Formation, Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 54, #4, pp. 627-647 [doi: 10.4202/app.2008.0077]

Clement, A. M., 2009: A new genus of lungfish from the Givetian (Middle Devonian) of
central Australia.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 54, #4, pp. 615-626 [doi: 10.4202/app.2008.0057]

Conway Morris, S. & Peel, J. S., 2010: New palaeoscolecidan worms from Lower
Cambrian: Sirius Passet, Latham Shale and Kinzers Shale.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 55, #1, pp. 141-156 [doi: 10.4202/app.2009.0058]

Csiki, Z., Vremirb, M., Brusatte, S. L. & Norell, M. A., 2010: An aberrant island-dwelling
theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Romania.
–PNAS: Vol. in Press, pp. 1-5 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.1006970107]

Daley, A. C. & Budd, G. E., 2010: New anomalocaridid appendages from the Burgess
Shale, Canada.
–Palaeontology: Vol. 53, #4, pp. 721-738 [doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00955.x]

Daley, A. C., Budd, G. E., Caron, J.-B., Edgecombe, G. D. & Collins, D. H., 2009: The
Burgess Shale anomalocaridid Hurdia and its significance for early euarthropod evolution.
–Science: Vol. 323, pp. 1597-1600 [doi: 10.1126/science.1169514]

Danilov, I. G., Averianov, A. O. & Yarkov, A. A., 2010: Itilochelys rasstrigin gen. et sp.
nov., a new hard-shelled sea turtle (Cheloniidae sensu lato) from the Lower Paleocene of
Volgograd Province, Russia.
–Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS: Vol. 314, #1, pp. 24-41

Davies, A., Kemp, A. E. S. & Pike, J., 2009: Late Cretaceous seasonal ocean variability
from the Arctic.
–Nature: Vol. 460, pp. 254-258 [doi: 10.1038/nature08141]

Delmer, C., 2009: Reassessment of the generic attribution of Numidotherium savagei
and the homologies of lower incisors in proboscideans.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 54, #4, pp. 561-580 [doi: 10.4202/app.2007.0036]

Dias-da-Silva, S., Dias, E. V. & Schultz, C. L., 2009: First record of stereospondyls
(Tetrapoda: Temnospondyli) in the Upper Triassic of Southern Brazil.
–Gondwana Research: Vol. 15, #1, pp. 131-136 [doi: 10.1016/]

Dirks, P. H. G. M., Kibii, J. M., Kuhn, B. F., Steininger, C., Churchill, S. E., Kramers, J. D.,
Pickering, R., Farber, D. L., Mériaux, A.-S., Herries, A. I. R., King, G. C. P. & Berger, L. R., 2010:
Geological setting and age of Australopithecus sediba from southern Africa.
–Science: Vol. 328, pp. 205-208 [doi: 10.1126/science.1184950]

Eldrett, J. S., Greenwood, D. R., Harding, I. C. & Huber, M., 2009: Increased seasonality
through the Eocene to Oligocene transition in northern high latitudes.
–Nature: Vol. 459, pp. 969-974 [doi: 10.1038/nature08069]

Erickson, G. M., Rauhut, O. W. M., Zhou, Z., Turner, A. H., Inouye, B. D., Hu, D. &
Norell, M. A., 2009: Was dinosaurian physiology inherited by birds? Reconciling slow growth in
–Plos One: Vol. 4, #10, pp. e7390(7391-7399) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007390]

Eronen, J. T., Mirzaie Ataabadi, M., Micheels, A., Karme, A., Bernor, R. L. & Fortelius,
M., 2009: Distribution history and climatic controls of the Late Miocene Pikermian
–Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: Vol. 106, #29, pp. 11867-11871 [doi:

Evans, D. C., Maddin, H. C. & Reisz, R. R., 2009: A re-evaluation of sphenacodontid
synapsid material from the lower Perrmian fissure fills near Richards Spur, Oklahoma.
–Palaeontology: Vol. 52, #1, pp. 219-227 [doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2008.00837.x]

Ezcurra, M. D., 2010: a new early dinosaur (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha) from the
late Triassic of Argentina: a reassessment of dinosaur origin and phylogeny.
–Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: Vol. 8, #3, pp. 371-425 [doi:

Farmer, C. G. & Sanders, R. K., 2010: Unidirectional airflow in the lungs of alligators.
–Science: Vol. 327, pp. 338-340 [doi: 10.1126/science.1180219]

Fink, W. L. & Humphries, J. H., 2010: Morphological description of the extinct North
American sucker Moxostoma lacerum (Ostariophysi, Catostomidae), based on high-resolution
X-ray computed tomography.
–Copeia: Vol. 2010, #1, pp. 5-13 [doi: 10-1643/CI-09-089]

Flores, D. A., 2009: Phylogenetic analyses of postcranial skeletal morphology in
didelphid marsupials.
–Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: #320, pp. 1-81

Flynn, J. J., Nesbitt, S. J., Parrish, J. M., Ranivoharimanana, L. & Wyss, A. R., 2010: A
new species of Azendohsaurus (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha) from the Triassic Isalo Group of
southwestern Madagascar: cranium and mandible.
–Palaeontology: Vol. 53, #3, pp. 669-688 [doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00954.x]

Franz, R., Hummel, J., Kienzle, E., Kölle, P., Gunga, H.-C. & Clauss, M., 2009: Allometry
of visceral organs in living amniotes and its implications for sauropod dinosaurs.
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 276, pp. 1731-1736 [doi:

Friedman, M., Shimada, K., Martin, L. D., Everhart, M. J., Liston, J., Maltese, A. &
Triebold, M., 2010: 100-million-year dynasty of giant planktivorous bony fishes in the
Mesozoic seas.
–Science: Vol. 327, pp. 990-993, with supplement 1-58 [doi: 10.1126/science.184743]

Gaffney, E. S., Hooks III, G. E. & Schneider, V. P., 2009: New material of North
American side-necked turtles (Pleurodira: Bothremydidae).
–American Museum Novitates: #3655, pp. 1-26

Gallo, V., de Figueiredo, F. J. & Azevedo, S. A., 2009: Santanasalmo elegans gen. et sp.
nov., a basal euteleostean fish from the Lower Cretaceous of the Araripe Basin, northeastern
–Cretaceous Research: Vol. 30, pp. 1357-1366 [doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2009.07.005]

Gao, C., Wilson, G. P., Luo, Z.-X., Maga, A. M., Meng, Q. & Wang, X., 2009: A new
mammal skull from the Lower Cretaceous of China with implications for the evolution of
obtuse-angled molars and ‘amphilestid’ eutriconodonts.
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 277, #1, pp. 237-246 [doi:

Garcia-Castellanos, D., Estrada, F., Jiménez-Munt, I., Gorini, C., Fernàndez, M., Vergés,
J. & De Vicente, R., 2009: Catastrophic flood of the Mediterranean after the Messinian salinity
–Nature: Vol. 462, pp. 778-781 [doi: 10.1038/nature08555]

Gill, J. L., Williams, J. W., Jackson, S. T., Lininger, K. B. & Robinson, G. S., 2009:
Pleistocene megafaunal collapse, novel plant communities, and enhanced fire regimes in
North America.
–Science: Vol. 326, pp. 1100-1103 [doi: 10.1126/science.1179504]

Gingerich, P. D., ul Haq, M., Von Koenigswald, W., Sanders, W. J., Smith, B. H. &
Zalmout, I. S., 2009: New protocetid whale from the Middle Eocene of Pakistan: Birth on land,
precocial development, and sexual dimorphism.
–Plos One: Vol. 4, #2, pp. 1-20 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004366]

Grande, L. & Hilton, E. J., 2009: A replacement name for †Psammorhynchus Grande &
Hilton, 2006 (Actinopterygii, Acipenseriformes, Acipenseridae).
–Journal of Paleontology: Vol. 83, #2, pp. 317-318

Hartstone-Rose, A., Werdelin, L., de Ruiter, D. J., Berger, L. R. & Churchill, S. E., 2010:
The Plio-Pleistocene ancestor of wild dogs, Lycaon sekowei n.sp.
–Journal of Paleontology: Vol. 84, #2, pp. 299-308

Havird, J. C. & Page, L. M., 2010: A revision of Lepidocephalichthys (Teleostei:
Cobitidae) with descriptions of two new species from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
–Copeia: Vol. 2010, #1, pp. 137-159 [doi: 10.1643/CI-08-240]

Head, J. J., Bloch, J. I., Hastings, A. K., Bourque, J. R., Cadena, E. A., Herrera, F. A., Polly,
P. D. & Jaramillo, C. A., 2009: Giant boid snake from the Palaeocene Neotropics reveals hotter
pas equatorial temperatures.
–Nature: Vol. 457, pp. 715-717 [doi: 10.1038/nature07671]

Herbert, T. D., Cleaveland Peterson, L., Lawrence, K. T. & Liu, Z., 2010: Tropical ocean
temperatures over the past 3.5 million years.
–Science: Vol. 328, pp. 1530-1534 [doi: 10.1126/science.1185435]

Hocknull, S. A., Piper, P. J., van den Bergh, G. D., Due, R. A., Morwood, M. J. &
Kurniawan, I., 2009: Dragon´s Paradise Lost: palaeobiogeography, evolution and extinction of
the largest-ever terrestrial lizards (Varanidae).
–Plos One: Vol. 4, #9, pp. e7241 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007241]

Hone, D. W. E., Tischlinger, H., Xu, X. & Zhang, F., 2010: The extent of the preserved
feathers on the four-winged dinosaur Microraptor gui under ultraviolet light.
–Plos One: Vol. 5, #2, pp. e9223 (1-7) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009223]

Horner, J. R. & Goodwin, M. B., 2009: Extreme cranial ontogeny in the Upper
Cretaceous dinosaur Pachycephalosaurus.
–Plos One: Vol. 4, #10, pp. e7626 (1-11) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007626]

Hu, D., Hou, L., Zhang, L. & Xu, X., 2009: A pre-Archaeopteryx troodontid theropod
from China with long feathers on the metatarsus.
–Nature: in Press, pp. 1-4 [doi: 10.1038/nature08322]

Hu, Y., Meng, J., Li, C. & Wang, Y., 2009: New basal eutherian mammal from the Early
Cretaceous Jehol biota, Liaoning, China.
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 277, #1, pp. 229-236 [doi:

Jackson, F. D., Horner, J. R. & Varricchio, D. D., 2010: A study of a Troodon egg
containing embryonic remains using epifluorescence microscopy and other techniques.
–Cretaceous Research: Vol. 31, pp. 255-262 [doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2009.11.006]

Johnson, C. N., 2009: Ecological consequences of Late Quaternary extinctions of
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 276, pp. 2509-2519 [doi:

Johnson, G. D. & Thayer, D. W., 2009: Early Pennsylvanian xenacanth chondrichthyans
from the Swisshelm Mountains, Arizona, USA.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 54, #4, pp. 649-668 [doi: 10.4202/app.2008.0051]

Jones, C. C., Smith, W. L. & Sparks, J. S., 2010: A new species of rainbowfish (Teleostei:
Melanotaenioidei: Bedotiidae) from the Makira region of northeastern Madagascar.
–Copeia: Vol. 2010, #2, pp. 284-291 [doi: 10.1643/CI-09-187]

Jones, M. E. H., Tennyson, A. J. D., Worthy, J. P., Evans, S. E. & Worthy, T. H., 2009: A
sphenodontine (Rhynchocephalia) from the Miocene of New Zealand and palaeobiogeography
of the tuatara (Sphenodon).
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 276, pp. 1385-1390 [doi:

Joyce, W. G., Lucas, S. G., Scheyer, T. M., Heckert, A. B. & Hunt, A. P., 2009: A thin-
shelled reptile from the Late Triassic of North America and the origin of the turtle shell.
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 276, pp. 507-513 [doi:

Klein, N. & Albers, P. C. H., 2009: A new species of the sauropsid reptile Nothosaurus
from the Lower Muschelkalk of the western Germanic Basin, Winterswijk, the Netherlands.
–Acta Palaeontologica Polonica: Vol. 54, #4, pp. 589-598 [doi: 10.4202/app.2008.0083]

Knauth, L. P. & Kennedy, M. J., 2009: The late Precambrian greening of the Earth.
–Nature: Vol. 460, pp. 728-732 [doi: 10.1038/nature08213]

Knoll, F., Padian, K. & de Ricqlès, A. J., 2009: Ontogenetic change and adult body size
of the early ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus: Implications for basal
ornithischian taxonomy.
–Gondwana Research: Vol. 17, #1, pp. 171-179 [doi: 10.1016/]

Kopp, R. E., Simons, F. J., Mitrovica, J. X., Maloof, A. C. & Oppenheimer, M., 2009:
Probabilistic assessment of sea level during the last interglacial stage.
–Nature: Vol. 462, pp. 863-867 [doi: 10.1038/nature08686]

Kriwet, J., Kiessling, W. & Klug, S., 2009: Diversification trajectories and evolutionary
life-history traits in early sharks and batoids.
–Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological series: Vol. 276, pp. 945-951 [doi:

Kröger, B., Servais, T. & Zhang, Y., 2009: The origin and initial rise of pelagic
cephalopods in the Ordovician.
–Plos One: Vol. 4, #9, pp. e7262 (1-13) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007262]

Lambert, O., Bianucci, G., Post, K., de Muizon, C., Salas-Gismondi, R., Urbina, M. &
Reumer, J. W. F., 2010: Corrigendum – The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the
Miocene epoch of Peru.
–Nature: Vol. 466, pp. 1134 [doi: 10.1038/nature09381]

Lambert, O., Bianucci, G., Post, K., de Muizon, C., Salas-Gismondi, R., Urbina, M. &
Reumer, J. W. F., 2010: The giant bite of a new raptorial sperm whale from the Miocene epoch
of Peru.
–Nature: Vol. 466, pp. 105-108 [doi: 10.1038/nature09067]

Landing, E. & Kröger, B., 2009: The oldest cephalopods from east Laurentia.
–Journal of Paleontology: Vol. 83, #1, pp. 123-127

Langer, M. C., Ezcurra, M. D., Bittencourt, J. S. & Novas, F. E., 2009: The origin and
early evolution of dinosaurs.
–Biological Reviews: Vol. 84, pp. 1-56 [doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2009.00094.x]

Laskar, J. & Gastineau, M., 2009: Existence of collisional trajectories of Mercury, Mars
and Venus with the Earth.
–Nature: Vol. 459, pp. 817-819 [doi: 10.1038/nature08096]

Lauprasert, K., Laojumpon, C., Saenphala, W., Cuny, G., Thirakhupt, K. & Suteethorn,
V., 2010: Atoposaurid crocodyliforms from the Khorat group of Thailand: first record of
Theriosuchus from Southeast Asia.
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