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2008 UCMP publications

Barnosky, A.D. 2008. Climatic change, refugia, and biodiversity: Where do we go from here? An editorial comment. Climatic Change 86:29–32.

Barnosky, A.D. 2008. Megafauna biomass tradeoff as a driver of Quaternary and future extinctions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105 (Supp. 1):11543–11548.

Chiou, T.H, R.L. Caldwell, R.T. Hanlon, and T.W. Cronin. 2008. Fine structure and optical properties of biological polarizers in crustaceans and cephalopods. Proceedings of SPIE 6972:1–10.

Chiou, T.H, S. Kleinlogel, T. Cronin, R.L. Caldwell, B. Loeffler, A. Siddiqui, A. Goldizen, and J. Marshall. 2008. Circular polarisation vision in a stomatopod crustacean. Current Biology 18:429–434.

Meunier, F.J., M.V. Erdmann, Y. Fermon, and R.L. Caldwell. 2008 Can the comparative study of the morphology and histology of the scales of Latimeria menadoensis and L. chalumnae (Sarcopterygii: Actinistia, Coelacanthidae) bring new insight on the taxonomy and the biogeography of recent coelacanthids? Geological Society, London, Special Publications 295:351–360. doi:10.1144/SP295.17

Finger, K.L., M.M. Flenniken, and J.H. Lipps. 2008. Foraminifera used in the construction of Miocene polychaete tubes, Monterey Formation, California, USA. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 38 (4):277–291.

Encinas, A., K.L. Finger, S.N. Nielsen, A. Lavenu, L.A. Buatois, D.E. Peterson, and J.P. Le Roux. 2008. Rapid and major coastal subsidence during the late Miocene in south-central Chile. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 25:157–175.

Encinas, A., L.A. Buatois, and K.L. Finger. 2008. Paleoecological and paleoenvironmental implications of a high-density chondrites association in slope depositis of the Neogene Santo Domingo Formation, Valdivia, south-central Chile. Ameghiniana 45(1):225–231.

Horner, J.R., and M.B.Goodwin. 2008. Ontogeny of cranial epi-ossifications in Triceratops. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(1):134–144.

Schweitzer, M.H., R. Avci, T. Collier, and M.B. Goodwin. 2008. Microscopic, chemical and molecular methods for examining fossil preservation. Comptes Rendu Palevol 7:159–184.

Hickman, C.S. 2008. New techniques yield new insights on the basic biology of living microgastropods. Pp. 1–13 in D.L. Geiger and B. Ruthensteiner (eds.), Micromolluscs: Methodological Challenges—Exciting Results. Zoosymposia 1. Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand. 308 pp.

Nehm, R.H., and C.S. Hickman. 2008. Assessing the effects of taphonomic processes on paleobiological patterns using turninid gastropod shells and opercula. Pp. 63–84 in R.H. Nehm and A.F. Budd (eds.), Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene. Springer.

Boisserie, J.-R., F. Guy, A. Delagnes, L.J. Hlusko, F. Bibi, Y. Beyene, and C. Guillemot. 2008. New paleoanthropological research in the Plio-Pleistocene Omo Group, Lower Omo Valley, SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities and People Regions), Ethiopia. Comptes Rendu Palevol 7:429–439.

Holroyd, P.A., and S.G. Strait. 2008. New data on Loveina (Primates: Omomyidae) from the early Eocene Wasatch Formation and implications for washakiin relationships. Pp. 243–257 in J.G. Fleagle and C.C. Gilbert (eds.), Elwyn Simons: A Search for Origins. Springer.

Clementz, M.A., P.A. Holroyd, and P.L. Koch. 2008. Identifying aquatic habits of herbivorous mammals through stable isotope analysis. Palaios 23(9):574–585.

Smith, K.T., B.-A.S. Bhullar, and P.A. Holroyd. 2008. Earliest African record of the Varanus stem-clade (Squamata: Varanidae) from the earliest Oligocene of Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(3):909–913.

Huffard, C.L., R.L. Caldwell, and F. Boneka. 2008. Mating behavior of Abdopus aculeatus (d'Orbigny 1834) (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) in the wild. Marine Biology 154:353–362.

Irmis, R.B., and F. Knoll. 2008. New ornithischian dinosaur material from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation of China. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 247:117–128.

Parham, J.F., and R.B. Irmis. 2008. Caveats on the use of fossil calibrations for molecular dating. American Naturalist 171(1):132–136.

Parker, W.G., M.R. Stocker, and R.B. Irmis. 2008. A new desmatosuchine aetosaur (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) from the Upper Triassic Tecovas Formation (Dockum Group) of Texas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(3):692–701.

Lipps, J.H. 2008. Darwin's Day. Palaeontologica Electronica 11(1).

Lipps, J.H. 2008. Taphonomy of Oil. Palaeontologica Electronica 11(2).

Meyer, E., B. Nilkerd, E.A. Glover, and J.D. Taylor. 2008. Ecological importance of chemoautotrophic lucinid bivalves in a peri-mangrove community in Eastern Thailand. Raffles Bulletin S18:41–55.

Moustakas, J.E. 2008. Development of the carapacial ridge: Implications for the evolution of genetic networks in turtle shell development. Evolution & Development 10(1):29–36.

Padian, K. 2008. Darwin's enduring legacy. Nature 451:632–634.

Padian, K. 2008. Improving evolution education. Geotimes 53:59.

Padian, K. 2008. The Early Jurassic pterosaur Campylognathoides Strand, 1928. Special Papers in Palaeontology 80:65–107.

Padian, K. 2008. The Early Jurassic pterosaur Dorygnathus banthensis (Theodori 1830). Special Papers in Palaeontology 80:1–64.

Padian, K. 2008. Trickle-down evolution: an approach to getting major evolutionary adaptive changes into textbooks and curricula. Integrative and Comparative Biology 48:175–188.

Padian, K. 2008. Were pterosaur ancestors bipedal or quadrupedal?: Morphometric, functional, and phylogenetic considerations. Zitteliana 28B:21–28.

Padian, K. 2008. Why do so many people not accept evolution? In M.J. Benton (ed.), Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World. Thames and Hudson, London. 304 pp.

Ricqlès, A. de, K. Padian, F. Knoll, and J.R. Horner. 2008. On the origin of rapid growth rates in archosaurs and their ancient relatives: Complementary histological studies on Triassic archosauriforms and the problem of a "phylogenetic signal" in bone histology. Annales de Paleontologie 94:57–76.

Spagna, J.C., A.I. Vakis, C.A. Schmidt, S.N. Patek, X. Zhang, N.D. Tsutsui, and A.V. Suarez. 2008. Phylogeny, scaling, and the generation of extreme forces in trap-jaw ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:2358–2368.

Domning, D.P., and N.D. Pyenson. 2008. "Snagging" Teeth and premolar homologies in Paleoparadoxiidae (Mammalia: Desmostylia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(3):923–927.

Rizk, O.T., S. Amugongo, M.C. Mahaney, and L.J. Hlusko. 2008. The quantitative genetic analysis of primate dental variation: History of the approach and prospects for the future. Pp. 317–348 in J.D. Irish and G.C. Nelson (eds.), Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology. Cambridge University Press.

Thanukos, A. 2008. Views from Understanding Evolution: A look at linguistic evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach 1(3):281–286.

Thanukos, A. 2008. Views from Understanding Evolution: Parsimonious explanations for punctuated patterns. Evolution: Education and Outreach 1(2):138–146.

Lombrozo, T., A. Thanukos, and M. Weisberg. 2008. The importance of understanding the nature of science for accepting evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach 1(3):290–298.

Valentine, J.W. 2008. Tropics: Latitudinal biodiversity gradient. Pp. 346–348 in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2008. McGraw-Hill Professional.

Valentine, J.W., D. Jablonski, A.Z. Krug, and K. Roy. 2008. Incumbency, diversity, and latitudinal gradients. Paleobiology 34:169–178.

Krug, A.Z., D. Jablonski, and J.W. Valentine. 2008. Global scale patterns in species/genus ratios of marine bivalves. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275:1117–1123.

Lee, A.H., and S. Werning. 2008. Sexual maturity in growing dinosaurs does not fit reptilian growth models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105(2):582–587.