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This is a list of recent publications by UCMP curators, staff and students. All UCMP authors are linked back to their individual profile pages.

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Alupay, J. S., S. P. Hadjisolomou, and R. J. Crook. 2014. Arm injury produces long-term behavioral and neural hypersensitivity in octopus. Neuroscience letters, 558, 137–142.  Read it

Clemens, W.A., and J.H. Hartman. 2014. From Tyrannosaurus rex to asteroid impact: Early studies (1901–1980) of the Hell Creek Formation in its type area, in G.P. Wilson, W.A. Clemens, J.R. Horner, and J.H. Hartman, (eds.), Through the End of the Cretaceous in the Type Locality of the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and Adjacent Areas: Geological Society of America Special Paper 503, p. 1–87.

Goodwin, M.B. and J.R. Horner. 2014. Cranial morphology of a juvenile Triceratops skull from the Hell Creek Formation, McCone County Montana, with comments on the fossil record of ontogenetically younger skulls. Pp. 333-347 in G.P. Wilson, W.A. Clemens, J.R. Horner, J.H. Hartman, (eds.), Through the End of the Cretaceous in the Type Locality of the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and Adjacent Areas. Geological Society of America Special Paper 503.

Holden, A.R., J.B. Koch, T. Griswold, D.M. Erwin, and J. Hall. 2014. Leafcutter Bee Nests and Pupae from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits of Southern California: Implications for Understanding the Paleoenvironment of the Late Pleistocene. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94724. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094724.   Read it

Holroyd, P.A., J.H. Hutchison, M.B. Goodwin. 2014. Turtles of the Judith River Formation and comparisons among Late Cretaceous faunas in western North America. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 46, No. 5, p. 98. Notes: Rocky Mountain (66th Annual) and Cordilleran (110th Annual) Joint Meeting (19-21 May 2014), Bozeman, MT.  Read it

Monson, T.A. and L.J. Hlusko. 2014. Identification of a derived dental trait in the papionini relative to the other old world monkeys. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.  Read it

Price, R.M., T.C. Andrews, T.L. McElhinny, L.S. Mead, J.K. Abraham, A. Thanukos, and K.E. Perez. 2014. The Genetic Drift Inventory: a tool for measuring what advanced undergraduates have mastered about genetic drift. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 13(1):65-75.   Read it

Schweitzer, M.H., W. Zheng, T.P. Cleland, M.B. Goodwin, E. Boatman, E. Theil, M.A. Marcus, S.C. Fakra. 2014. A role for iron and oxygen chemistry in preserving soft tissues, cells and molecules from deep time. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. v. 281:1775, 2013doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2741. Notes: This is a Proc.R.Soc. B 22 January 2014 publication, though first published online 27 November 2013.  Read it

Wilson, G.P., W.A. Clemens, J.R. Horner, and J.H. Hartman (eds.) 2014. Through the End of the Cretaceous in the Type Locality of the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and Adjacent Areas: Geological Society of America Special Paper 503, p. 392.


Caldwell, R.L. Keeping zebra mantis shrimp: Part 2. Coral Magazine, Jan.–Feb., 74-82.

Barnosky, A.D. 2013. Climate change. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction. Ed. Norman MacLeod. Detroit: Gale, 2013. 735-747.

Barnosky, A.D. 2013. Mammals (modern). Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction. Ed. Norman MacLeod. Detroit: Gale, 2013. 365-373.

Barnosky, A.D. 2013. Palaeontological evidence for defining the Anthropocene. In, C. N. Waters, J. A. Zalasiewicz, M. Williams, M. A. Ellis & A. M. Snelling (eds), A Stratigraphical Basis for the Anthropocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 395, doi 10.1144/SP395.6  Read it

Barnosky, A.D. 2013. We Won Our War On Nature, ConsensusForAction Blog, November 17, 2013.  Read it

Barnosky, A.D., J.H. Brown, G.C. Daily, R. Dirzo, A.H. Ehrlich, P.R. Ehrlich, J.T. Eronen, M. Fortelius, E.A. Hadly, E.B. Leopold, H.A. Mooney, J.P. Myers, R.L. Naylor, S. Palumbi, N.C. Stenseth, M.H. Wake. 2013. Scientific Consensus on Maintaining Humanity's Life Support Systems in the 21st Century: Information for Policy Makers, 52 pp.  Read it

Bennett, E., D. Wright, L.R. Gerber, E.A. Hadly, J. Hellman, H. Jahren, and A.D. Barnosky. 2013. Bridging the Science-to-Society Gap. Nature Blog, 22 May 2013 | 10:01 BST |  Read it

Boatman, E.M., R. Gronsky, M.B. Goodwin, and R.O. Ritchie. 2013. Elucidating the nanoscale structure of dinosaur bone. Microscopy Today, v.21(5):34-39. Notes: Cambridge University Press publication.  Read it

Caldwell, R.L. A Wunderpus Adventure. Coral Magazine, May-June, 71-78.

Chester, S.G.B., J.I. Bloch, and W.A. Clemens. 2013. First known tarsals of the earliest primate Purgatorius. Program of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, p. 97-98.

Clemens, W. A. 2013. Cf. Wortmania from the Early Paleocene of Montana and an evaluation of the fossil record of the initial diversification of the Taeniodonta (Mammalia). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50: 341-354.

Clemens, W. A., and J. A. Lillegraven. 2013. Interpreting stratigraphic relationships and Laramide structural history of the northeastern margin of the Hanna Basin (Wyoming): Meniscoessus (Mammalia, Multituberculata) exposes its faults. Rocky Mountain Geology. 48: 117-141.

Clemens, W. A., and T. Martin. 2013. Review of the non-tritylodontid synapsids from bone beds in the Rhaetic Sandstone, southern Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift.   Read it

Clemens, W.A. 2013. Mammals (Pre-Quaternary)Extinctions of. Pp. 1-9 in S. A. Levin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, second edition, volume 5, Academic Press, Waltham, MA.

Encinas, A., P.A. Zambrano, K.L. Finger, V. Valencia, L.A. Buatois, and P. Duhart. 2013. Implications of deep-marine Miocene deposits on the evolution of the North Patagonian Andes. Journal of Geology. 121(3): 215-238.  Read it

Ernst, D. 2013. Scientists study ancient Petrified Forest pollen. Napa Valley Press Democrat, December 13, 2013. Notes: Local newspaper article written about the Calistoga Petrified Forest by Doug Ernst for the Napa Valley Press Democrat in which Diane Erwin was interviewed.  Read it

Erwin, D.H., and Valentine, J.W. 2013. The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity. Roberts and Co., Greenwood Village, CO. xii + 406 p.

Erwin, D.M., L.H. Fisk, D. Lawler, S. Gaponoff, J. Lucas-Clark and J.A. Doyle. 2013. An Excursion to California’s Gold Country in the Northern Sierra Nevada. AASP-TPS Field trip guide, 79 pp. Notes: Guidebook for field trip led by Erwin et al. on October 24, 2013 in conjunction with AASP-TPS meeting held in San Francisco, CA.

Estes, J.A., R. Steneck, and D. R. Lindberg. 2013. Exploring the consequences of species interactions through the assembly and disassembly of food webs: A Pacific-Atlantic comparison. Bull. Mar. Sci., 89(1): 11-29.

Finger, K.L. 2013. Benthic foraminifers as paleodepth indicators in the Miocene of Chile: a review of the traditional method and conflicting interpretations. Abstracts Volume with Program, Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils III, Houston: 47-48.

Finger, K.L. 2013. California foraminiferal micropaleontology. In: Bowden, A., F.J. Gregory and A.S. Henderson (eds.), Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development. The Micropalaeontological Society, Special Publication 6. Geological Society, London: 125-144 + 4 appendices (Geological Society Supplementary Publication No. SUP18638).   Read it

Finger, K.L. 2013. Miocene foraminifera from the south-central coast of Chile. Micropaleontology. 59(4-5):341-492.

Finger, K.L., A. Encinas and S.N. Nielsen. 2013. Comment on 'Evidence for an Early-Middle Miocene age of the Navidad Formation (central Chile): Paleontological, paleoclimatic and tectonic implications' of Gutierrez et al. (2013, Andean Geology 40(1): 66-78). Andean Geology, 40(3):570-578.

Fisk, L.H., D.M. Erwin and W.P. Elder. 2013. Fieldtrip Guide to the Napa Valley, Calistoga Petrified Forest, Muir Redwoods,and Golden Gate Bridge Headlands in Northern California. 2013 AASP-TPS Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA,22 pp. Notes: Guide book for pre-conference field trip on October 20, 2013 held in conjunction with the 46th Annual AASP-TPS meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Glenn, D., M.J. Pakes and R.L. Caldwell. 2013. Florescence in Arthropoda informs ecological studies in anchialine crustaceans, Remipedia and Atyidae. J. Crustacean Biol. 33:620-626.

Goodwin, M. B. and J. R. Horner, R. Schott, and D. Evans. 2013. New Data on Developmental Cranial Ontogeny in Pachycephalosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Program and Abstracts 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Los Angeles, CA, p. 135.

Goodwin, M.B., R. Irmis, G. P. Wilson, B. Atnafu. 2013. Non-marine Mesozoic ecosystems of northeastern Africa: New insights from the northwest plateau of Ethiopia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 45, No. 7:187-2.   Read it

Goodwin, M.B., T.A. Demere, E.M. Boatman, M.A. Marcus, and S.C. Fakra. 2013. The paleohistology, mineralogy, and elemental chemistry of baleen from the upper Miocene Purisima Formation (Santa Cruz Co.), Northern California, USA. The Second International Symposium on Paleohistology v. 2:54, Bozeman, MT.

Grieco, T.M., O.T. Rizk, and L.J. Hlusko. 2013. A modular framework characterizes micro- and macroevolution of Old World monkey dentitions. Evolution 67(1):241-59.

Gutierrez, S., T. Monson, and L.J. Hlusko. 2013. An analysis of Struthio sp. eggshells from the Middle and Late Stone Age of the Transvaal, South Africa. SACNAS, Santa Cruz. 40:84. Notes: Abstract for a poster presentation  Read it

Hadly, E.A., A.D. Barnosky, M. Fortelius, N.C. Stenseth. 2013. Getting the word out on biodiversity crisis. Nature, 497:565.  Read it

Head, J. J., G. F. Gunnell, P. A. Holroyd, J. H. Hutchison, and R. L. Ciochon. 2013. Giant lizards occupied herbivorous mammalian ecospace during the Paleogene greenhouse in Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20130665.  Read it

Hickman, C.S. 2013. Crosseolidae, a new family of skeneiform microgastropods and progress toward definition of monophyletic Skeneidae. American Malacological Bulletin, 31(1):1-16.

Hickman, C.S. 2013. Interacting constraints and the problem of similarity in gastropod structure and function. American Malacological Bulletin, 31(1):155-168.

Hickman, C.S. Dec. 30, 2013. Intaglicollonia, a new name for the Eocene gastropod Nehalemia Hickman, 1974 (Gastropoda: Coloniidae). The Nautilus. 127(4):160–161.

Holden, A., D.M. Erwin, K.N. Schick, J. Gross, and J. Hall. 2013. Traces in asphalt: New observations of Pleistocene plant – insect interactions from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California, USA. Botany 2013, New Orleans, LA.  Read it

Hutchison, J.H., M.J. Knell, and D.B. Brinkman. 2013. Turtles from the Kaiparowits Formation, Utah, pp. 295-318 in At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah, edited by A.L. Titus and M.A. Loewen, Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Jablonski, D., C.L. Belanger, S.K. Berke, S. Huang, A.Z. Krug, K. Roy, A. Tomasovych, and J.W. Valentine. 2013. Out of the tropics, but how? Fossils, bridge species, and thermal ranges in the dynamics of the marine latitudinal diversity gradient. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 10487-10494.

Kaufman, J.A., G.H. Turner, P.A. Holroyd, F. Rovero, and A. Grossman. 2013. Brain Volume of the Newly-Discovered Species Rhynchocyon udzungwensis (Mammalia: Afrotheria: Macroscelidea: Implications for Encephalization in Sengis. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58667. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058667  Read it

Kent-Corson M., A.D. Barnosky, A. Mulchc, M.A. Carrasco, C.P. Chamberlain. 2013. Possible regional tectonic controls on mammalian evolution in western North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 387 (2013) 17–26.  Read it

Lee, A.H., A.K. Huttenlocker, K. Padian, and H.N. Woodward. 2013. Analysis of growth rates. Chapter 8 (pp. 217-251) In Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Looy, C.V. 2013. Natural history of a plant trait: branch system abscission in Paleozoic conifers and its environmental, autecological and ecosystem implications. Paleobiology. 39:235-252.

Looy, C.V., and I.A.P. Duijnstee. 2013. Characterizing morphologic variability in foliated Paleozoic conifer branches – a first step in testing its potential as proxy for taxonomic position. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 60:215-223.

Marquez II, B., T. Monson, and L.J. Hlusko. 2013. The bovidae of Gladysvale Cave and the environmental implications in the context of other fossil-bearing localities in the northern Transvaal region, South Africa. SACNAS, Santa Cruz. 40:83. Notes: Abstract for a poster presentation  Read it

National Research Council, Committee on Trends and Opportunities in Federal Earth Science Education (Authors: Goldstein, A. (Chair), P. Asher, S. Cozzens, C. Manduca, E. Pyle, E. Riggs, K. Turekian, and L. White.) 2013. Preparing the Next Generation of Earth Scientists: An Examination of Federal Education and Training Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.  Read it

Oleg Simakov, Ferdinand Marletaz, Sung-Jin Cho, Eric Edsinger-Gonzales, Paul Havlak, Uffe Hellsten, Dian-Han Kuo, Tomas Larsson, Jie Lv, Detlev Arendt, Robert Savage, Kazutoyo Osoegawa, Pieter de Jong, Jane Grimwood, Jarrod A. Chapman, Harris Shapiro, Andrea Aerts, Robert P. Otillar, Astrid Y. Terry, Jeffrey L. Boore, Igor V. Grigoriev, David R. Lindberg, Elaine C. Seaver, David A. Weisblat, Nicholas H. Putnam and Daniel S. Rokhsar. 2013. Insights into bilaterian evolution from three spiralian genomes. Nature, 493:526-531.   Read it

Padian, K. 2013. Correcting some common misrepresentations of evolution in textbooks and the media. Evolution Education and Outreach, 6: 1-13.

Padian, K. 2013. Creator or creationist? Review of Christoph Imscher, Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science. Nature, 493: 607.

Padian, K. 2013. Review of Forerunners of Mammals, edited by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33(5):1250-1251.

Padian, K. 2013. Review of Martin J.P. Davies, A Distant Prospect of Wessex: Archaeology and the past in the life and works of Thomas Hardy. The Hardy Review, 15 (1): 97-99.  Read it

Padian, K. 2013. Review of Rereading the Fossil Record, by David Sepkoski. Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 33 (3). Online at

Padian, K. 2013. The problem of dinosaur origins: integrating three approaches to the rise of Dinosauria. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103: 423-442 (for 2012).

Padian, K. 2013. Why Study the Bone Microstructure of Fossil Tetrapods? Chapter 1 (pp. 1-11) In Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.). 2013. Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Issues, methods, and databases. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Padian, K. and J.R. Horner. 2013. Misconceptions of sexual selection and species recognition: a response to Knell et al. and to Mendelson and Shaw. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28:249-250.

Padian, K. and K. Stein. 2013. Evolution of growth rates and their implications. Chapter 9 (pp. 253-264) In Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Padian, K., E.-T. Lamm, and S. Werning. 2013. Selection of Specimens. Chapter 3 (pp. 35-54) In Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Padian, K., M. de Boef Miara, H.C.E. Larsson, L. Wilson, and T. Bromage. 2013. Research applications and integration. Chapter 10 (pp. 265-285) In Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Peterson, D.E., K.L. Finger , S. Iepure, S. Mariani, A. Montanari and T. Namiotko. 2013. Ostracod assemblages in the Frasassi caves, the adjacent sulfidic spring, and the Sentino River in the northeastern Apennines of Italy. J. Cave & Karst Sci., 71:11-27.

Porter, M.L., D.I. Speiser, A.K. Zaharoff, R.L. Caldwell, T. W. Cronin and T.H. Oakley. 2013. The Evolution of Complexity in the Visual Systems of Stomatopods: Insights from Transcriptomics. Integr. Comp. Biol. 53: 39-49.

Renne, P., C. Sprain, G. Wilson, and W. A. Clemens. 2013. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the Lancian-Torrejonian interval, Hell Creek region, Montana. Supplement to online Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33: 197.

Scannella, J., D. Fowler, M. Goodwin, J. Horner. 2013. The clandestine role of heterochrony in ceratopsian evolution as revealed by juvenile Triceratops. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Program and Abstracts 73rd Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, p. 206. Notes: SVP Annual Meeting abstract

Schulhof, M. and D. R. Lindberg. 2013. The ontogeny of the lower reproductive tract of Helix aspersa. Organisms Diversity Evolution. 13: 559-568.

Scott, C.S., J.D. Gardner, W.A. Clemens, and R.L. Cifelli. 2013. Richard Carr Fox, Canadian Paleontologist. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50: v-xi.

Tabor, N.J., C.M. Romanchock, C.V. Looy, C. Hotton, W.A. DiMichele, and D.S. Chaney. 2013. Biome dynamics and niche-conservatism of Late Pennsylvanian vegetation in western equatorial Pangaea. Journal of the Geological Society of London Special Publication. 376: 201-234.

Tomiya, S. 2013. Body size and extinction risk in terrestrial mammals above the species level. American Naturalist. 182:E196-E214.   Read it

Tomiya, S. 2013. New carnivoraforms (Mammalia) from the middle Eocene of California, USA, and comments on the taxonomic status of 'Miacis' gracilis. Palaeontologia Electronica. 16(2; 14A): 1-29.  Read it

Uhen, M.D., A.D. Barnosky, B. Bills, J. Blois, M.T. Carrano, M.A. Carrasco, G.M. Erickson, J.T. Eronen, M. Fortelius, R.W. Graham, E.C. Grimm, M.A. O’Leary, A. Mast, W.H. Piel, P.D. Polly, and L.K. Säilä. 2013. From card catalogs to computers: databases in vertebrate paleontology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33:13-28.  Read it

Valentine, J.W., D. Jablonski, A.Z. Krug, and S.K. Berke. 2013. The sampling and estimation of marine paleodiversity patterns: implications of a Pliocene model. Paleobiology, 39: 1-20. Notes: Featured article.

White, J.W.C. (Chair), R.B. Alley, D.E. Archer, A.D. Barnosky, J. Foley, R. Fu, M.M. Holland, M.S. Lozier, J. Schmitt, L.C. Smith, G. Sugihara, D.W.J. Thompson, A.J. Weaver, S.C. Wofsy, E. Dunlea, C. Mengelt, A. Purcell, R. Gaskins, R. Greenway. 2013. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change, Anticipating Surprises. National Academies Press, 201 pp.   Read it

Woodward, H.N., K. Padian, and A.H. Lee. 2013. Skeletochronology. Chapter 7 (pp. 195-215) In Padian, K. and E.-T. Lamm (eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation. University of California Press, Berkeley.