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Phylogenetic datasets available through Morphobank (search Nesbitt)
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2021

140. NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R., EZCURRA, M.D., FRASER, N.C., HECKERT, A.B., PARKER, W.G.**, MUELLER, B., SENGUPTA, S., BANDYOPADHYAY, S., PRITCHARD, A.C., and MARSH, A.D. 2021. Widespread azendohsaurids (Archosauromorpha: Allokotosauria) from the Late Triassic of the western United States and India. Papers in Palaeontology, DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1413

 

139. KORNEISEL, D.E.*, NESBITT, S.J., WERNING, S., and XIAO, S. 2021. Putative fossil blood cells reinterpreted as diagenetic structures. PLoS One 9:e12651.

 

138. BESTWICK, J., JONES, A., NESBITT, S.J., LAUTENSCHLAGER, S., RAYFIELD, E., CUFF, A., BUTTON, D., BARRETT, P.M., PORRO, L., and BUTLER, R.J. 2021. Cranial functional morphology of the pseudosuchian Effigia and implications for its ecological role in the Triassic. The Anatomical Record, DOI 10.1002/ar.24827

 

137. PARKER, W.G.**, KLIGMAN, B.T.**, NESBITT, S.J., MARSH, A.D., and BADER, K. 2021. First occurrence of Doswellia kaltenbachi (Archosauriformes) from the Late Triassic (Norian) Chinle Formation of Arizona and proposed biostratigraphic correlations across North America during the Late Triassic. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1002/ar.24757

 

136. PARKER, W.G.**, NESBITT, S.J., IRMIS, R.B., MARTZ, J.M., MARSH, A.D., BROWN, M.A., STOCKER, M.R., and WERNING, S. 2021. Osteology, Histology, and Relationships of Revueltosaurus callenderi (Archosauria: Suchia) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA. The Anatomical Record, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1976196

 

135. PINTORE, R., HOUSSAYE, A., NESBITT, S.J., and HUTCHINSON, J.R. 2021. Femoral specializations to locomotor habits in early archosauriforms. Journal of Anatomy, DOI: 10.1111/joa.13598

134. WYND, B.M.*, UYEDA, J.C., and NESBITT, S.J. 2021. Including distorted specimens in allometric studies: linear mixed models account for deformation. Integrated and Organismal Biology, 3. https://doi.org/10.1093/iob/obab017

133. HECKERT, A.B., NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R., HOFFMAN, D.K., and ZIMMER, B.W. 2021. A new short- faced archosauriform from the Upper Triassic Placerias/Downs’ quarry complex, Arizona, U.S.A., expands the early morphospace of Diapsida. Science of Nature.

132. STEYER, J.S., PEECOOK, B.R., ARBEZ, T., NESBITT, S.J., TOLAN, S., STOCKER, M.R., SMITH, R.M.H., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., and SIDOR, C.A. 2021. New data on the Triassic temnospondyls from the Karoo rift basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Geodiversitas, 43:365-376.

131. MESTRINER, G., LEBLANC, A., NESBITT, S.J., MARSOLA, J.C., IRMIS, R.B., DA-ROSA, A.A.S., RIBEIRO, A.M., and LANGER, M.C. 2021. Histological analysis of ankylothecodonty in Silesauridae (Archosauria: Dinosauriformes) and its implications for the evolution of dinosaur tooth attachment. The Anatomical Record. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.24679

130. BRONZATI, M., BENSON, R.B.J., EVERS, S.W., EZCURRA, M.D., CABREURA, S.F., CHOINIERE, J., DOLLMAN, K.N., PAULINA-CARABAJAL, A., RADERMACHER, V.J., DA SILVA, L.R., SOBRAL, G., STOCKER, M.R., WITMER, L.M., LANGER, M.C., and NESBITT, S.J. 2021. Deep evolutionary diversification of archosaur locomotion reflected by vestibular morphology. Current Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.03.086

129. MCCABE, M.**, and NESBITT, S.J. 2021. The first pectoral and forelimb material assigned to the lagerpetid Lagerpeton chanarensis (Archosauria: Dinosauromorpha) from the upper portion of the Chañares Formation, Late Triassic. Palaeodiversity, 14:121-131.

128. NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R., CHATTERJEE, S., HORNER, J.R., and GOODWIN, M.B. 2021. A remarkable group of thick-headed Triassic Period archosauromorphs with a wide, possibly Pangean distribution. Journal of Anatomy.

127. COLLEARY, C., HECTOR, H., O'REAILLY, S., DOLOCAN, A. and NESBITT, S. 2021. Molecular preservation in mammoth bone and variation based on burial environment. Scientific Reports. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81849-6

2020

126. KLIGMAN, B.T., MARSH, A.D., NESBITT, S.J., PARKER, W.G., and STOCKER, M.R. 2020. New trilophosaurid species demonstrates a decline in allokotosaur diversity across the Adamanian-Revueltian boundary in the Late Triassic of western North America. Palaeodiversity, 13:25-37.

125. NESBITT, S.J., ZAWISKIE, J.M., and DAWLEY, R.M. 2020. The osteology and phylogenetic position of the loricatan (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) Heptasuchus clarki, from the? Mid-Upper Triassic, southeastern Big Horn Mountains, Central Wyoming (U.S.A.). PeerJ, e10101 DOI 10.7717/peerj.10101.

124. EZCURRA, M.D., NESBITT, S.J., BRONZATI, M., DALLA VECCHIA, F.M., ANGOLIN, F.L., BENSON, R.B.J., EGLI, F.B., CABREURA, S.F., EVERS, S.W., GENTIL, A.R., IRMIS, R.B., MARTINELLI, A.G., NOVAS, F.E., DA SILVA, L.R., SMITH, N.D., STOCKER, M.R., TURNER, A.H., and LANGER, M.C. 2020. Enigmatic dinosaur precursors bridge the gap to the origin of Pterosauria. Nature, 588:445-449.

123. GRIFFIN, C.T., STOCKER, M.R., COLLEARY, C., STEFANIC, C.M., LESSNER, E.J., RIEGLER, M., FORMOSA, K., KOELLER, K., and NESBITT, S.J. 2020. Assessing Ontogenetic Maturity in Extinct Saurian Reptiles. Biological Reviews.

122. HEGRON, A., STOCKER, M.R., MARSH, A.D., and NESBITT, S.J. 2020. Archosauromorphs (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Lamy Quarry, Garita Creek Formation (Adamanian, Late Triassic) New Mexico, USA). Palaeodiversity, 13:135-149.

121. FOFFA, D., BUTLER, R., NESBITT, S., WALSH, S., BARRETT, P.M., BRUSATTE, S., and FRASER, N. 2020. Revision of Erpetosuchus (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) and new erpetosuchid material from the Late Triassic ‘Elgin Reptile’ fauna based on μCT scanning techniques. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 111:209-233.

120. NESBITT, S.J., and SUES, H.-D. 2020. The osteology of the early diverging dinosaur Daemonosaurus chauliodus (Archosauria: Dinosauria) from the Coelophysis Quarry (Triassic: Rhaetian) of New Mexico and its relationships with other early dinosaurs. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

 

119. BEYL, A.**, NESBITT, S.J., and STOCKER, M.R. 2020. An Otischalkian dinosauromorph assemblage from the Los Esteros Member (Santa Rosa Formation) of New Mexico and its implications for biochronology and lagerpetid body-size. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

 

118. KAMMERER, C.F., NESBITT, S.J., FLYNN, J.J., RANIVOHARIMANANA, L., and WYSS, A.R. 2020. A tiny ornithodiran archosaur from the Triassic of Madagascar and the role of miniaturization in dinosaur and pterosaur ancestry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

117. WYND, B.M.*, NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R., and HECKERT, A.B. 2020. A detailed description of Rugarhynchos sixmilensis gen. et comb. nov. (Archosauriformes, Proterochampsia) and cranial convergence in snout elongation across stem and crown archosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

 

116. BRADLEY, A.B.**, BURCH, S.H., TURNER, A.H., SMITH, N.D., IRMIS, R.B., and NESBITT, S.J. 2020. Sternal elements of early dinosaurs fill a critical gap in the evolution of the sternum in Avemetatarsalia (Reptilia: Archosauria). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology:e1700992.

 

115. GRIFFIN, C.T.*, and NESBITT, S.J. 2020. Does the maximum body size of theropods increase across the Triassic–Jurassic boundary? Integrating ontogeny, phylogeny, and body size. Anatomical Record, 303:1158-1169.

 

114. FABBRI, M., TSCHOPP, M., MCPHEE, B.W., NESBITT, S.J., POL, D., and LANGER, M.C. 2020. Sauropodomorpha, p. 1352. In K. de Queiroz, P. D. Cantino, and J. A. Gauthier (eds.), Phylonyms: A Companion to the PhyloCode. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

 

113. MULLER, R.T., VON BACZKO, M.B., DESOJO, J.B., and NESBITT, S.J. 2020. The first ornithosuchid from Brazil and its macroevolutionary and phylogenetic implications for Late Triassic faunas in Gondwana. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 65:1-10.

 

2019

 

112. NESBITT, S.J., LANGER, M.C., and EZCURRA, M.D. 2019. The anatomy of Asilisaurus kongwe, a dinosauriform from the Lifua Member of the Manda Beds (~Middle Triassic) of Africa. Anatomical Record. DOI: 10.1002/ar.24287

 

111. HOFFMAN, D.K.G*, EDWARDS, H.*, BARRETT, P.M., and NESBITT, S.J. 2019. Reconstructing the archosaur radiation using a Middle Triassic archosauriform tooth assemblage from Tanzania. PeerJ, 7: e7970 DOI 10.7717/peerj.7970

 

110. FORMOSO, K.K.*, NESBITT, S.J., PRITCHARD, A.C., STOCKER, M.R., and PARKER, W.G. 2019. A long-necked tanystropheid from the Middle Triassic Moenkopi Formation (Anisian) provides insights into the ecology and biogeography of tanystropheids. Palaeontologia Electronica, 22.3.73. 1–15. https://doi.org/10.26879/988 palaeo-electronica.org/content/2019/2824-long-necked-moenkopi-tanystropheid

 

109. SCHACHNER, E.R., IRMIS, R.B., HUTTENLOCKER, A.K., NESBITT, S.J., SANDERS, R.K., and CIERI, R.L. 2019. Osteology of the Late Triassic bipedal archosaur Poposaurus gracilis (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia). Anatomical Record. DOI: 10.1002/ar.24298

 

108. STEFANIC, C.M.*, and NESBITT, S.J. 2019. The evolution of the hyposphene-

hypantrum articulation in Archosauria and its role in the evolution of large body size. Royal Society Open Science 6: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190258

 

107. MARSH, A.D., PARKER, W.G., LANGER, M.C., and NESBITT, S.J. 2019. Redescription of the holotype specimen of Chindesaurus bryansmalli Long and Murry, 1995 (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2019.1645682

 

106. EZCURRA, M.D., NESBITT, S.J., FIORELLI, L.E., and DESOJO, J.B. 2019. New

specimen sheds light on the anatomy and taxonomy of the early Late Triassic dinosauriforms from the Chañares Formation, NW Argentina. Anatomical Record. doi.org/10.1002/ar.24243

 

105. TOLCHARD, F., NESBITT, S.J., DESOJO, J.B., VIGLIETTI, P., BUTLER, R.J.,

and CHOINIERE, J.N. 2019. ‘Rauisuchian’ material from the lower Elliot Formation of South Africa: Implications for Late Triassic biogeography and biostratigraphy. African Earth Sciences. doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103610

 

104. NESBITT, S.J., DENTON, R.K.J., LOEWEN, M.A., BRUSATTE, S.L., SMITH, N.D., TURNER, A.H., KIRKLAND, J.I., MCDONALD, A.T., and WOLFE, D.G. 2019. A small-bodied, mid-Cretaceous tyrannosauroid and the foundation of the iconic end-Cretaceous dinosaur assemblages of North America. Nature Ecology and Evolution. doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0888-0

 

103. STOCKER, M.R., NESBITT, S.J., KLIGMAN, B.*, PALUH, D.J., MARSH, A.D., BLACKBURN, D.C., and PARKER, W.G. 2019. The earliest equatorial record of anurans from the Late Triassic of Arizona. Biology Letters 15: 20180922

 

102. GRIFFIN, C.T.*, BANO, L.S.**, TURNER, A.H., SMITH, N.D., IRMIS, R.B., and NESBITT, S.J. 2019. Integrating gross morphology and bone histology to assess skeletal maturity in early dinosauromorphs: new insights from Dromomeron. PeerJ 7:e6331

 

2018

101. LESSNER, E. J.**, PARKER, W. G., MARSH, A. D., NESBITT, S. J., IRMIS, R. B. and MUELLER, B. D. in review. New insights into Late Triassic dinosauromorph bearing assemblages from Texas using apomorphy-based identifications. Paleobios. Link

100. TABOR, N.J., MYERS, T.S., SIDOR, C.A., SMITH, R.M.H., NESBITT, S.J. and ANGIELCZYK, K.D. 2018. Paleosols of the Permian-Triassic: proxies for rainfall, climate change, and major changes in terrestrial tetrapod diversity. pp. 240–253 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

99. SIDOR, C.A. and NESBITT, S.J. 2018. Introduction to vertebrate and climatic

evolution in the Triassic rift basins of Tanzania and Zambia. pp. 1–7 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

98. SMITH, R.M.H., SIDOR, C.A., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., NESBITT, S.J. and TABOR, N.J. 2018. Taphonomy and paleoenvironments of Middle Triassic bone accumulations in the Lifua Member of the Manda Beds, Songea Group (Ruhuhu Basin), Tanzania. pp. 65–79 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6,  Supplement). Link

97. NESBITT, S.J., BUTLER, R.J., EZCURRA, M.D., CHARIG, A.J. and BARRETT, P.M. 2018. The anatomy of Teleocrater rhadinus, an early avemetatarsalian from the lower portion of the Lifua Member of the Manda Beds (~Middle Triassic). pp. 142–177 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

96. BUTLER, R.J., NESBITT, S.J., CHARIG, A.J., GOWER, D.J. and BARRETT, P.M. 2018. Mandasuchus tanyauchen gen. et sp. nov., a pseudosuchian archosaur from the Manda Beds of Tanzania. pp. 96–121 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

95. ROOPNARINE, P. D., ANGIELCZYK, K. D., OLROYD, S. L., NESBITT, S. J., BOTHA-BRINK, J., PEECOOK, B. R., DAY, M. O. & SMITH, R. M. H. 2018. Comparative ecological dynamics of Permian-Triassic communities from the Karoo, Luangwa, and Ruhuhu basins of southern Africa. pp. 254–272 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

94. BRADLEY, A.B. and NESBITT, S.J. 2018. A new specimen of Ruhuhuaria reiszi from the Manda Beds (?Middle Triassic) of southern Tanzania: Implications for small reptiles in the Middle Triassic. pp. 88–95 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

93. KAMMERER, C.F., ANGIELCZYK, K.D. and NESBITT, S.J. 2018. Novel hindlimb morphology in a kannemeyeriiform dicynodont from the Manda Beds (Songea Group, Ruhuhu Basin) of Tanzania. pp. 178–188 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

92. NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R., PARKER, W.G., WOOD, T.A.**, SIDOR, C.A. and ANGIELCZYK, K.D. 2018. The braincase and endocast of Parringtonia gracilis, a Middle Triassic suchian (Archosaur: Pseudosuchia). pp. 122–141 in C. A. Sidor and S. J. Nesbitt (eds.), Vertebrate and Climatic Evolution in the Triassic Rift Basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(6, Supplement). Link

91. STEFANIC, C.M.* and NESBITT, S.J. 2018. The axial skeleton of Poposaurus langstoni (Pseudosuchia: Poposauroidea) and its implications for accessory intervertebral articulation evolution in pseudosuchian archosaurs. PeerJ, 6: e4235. Link

 

2017

90. PONCE, D.A., CERDA, I.A., DESOJO, J.B. and NESBITT, S.J. 2017. The osteoderm microstructure in doswelliids and proterochampsids and its implications for palaeobiology of stem archosaurs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. Link

89. PRITCHARD, A.C. and NESBITT, S.J. 2017. A bird-like skull in a Triassic diapsid reptile increases heterogeneity of the morphological and phylogenetic radiation of Diapsida. Royal Society Open Science. Link

88. BARTA, D.E.*, NORELL, M.A. and NESBITT, S.J. 2017. The evolution of the manus of early theropod dinosaurs is characterized by high inter- and intraspecific variation. Journal of Anatomy. Link

87. NESBITT, S.J. and DESOJO, J.B. 2017. The osteology and phylogenetic position of Luperosuchus fractus (Archosauria: Loricata) from the latest Middle Triassic or earliest Late Triassic of Argentina. Ameghiniana, 54: 261-282. Link

86. NESBITT, S.J., BUTLER, R.J., EZCURRA, M.D., BARRETT, P.M., STOCKER, M.R., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., SMITH, R.M.H., SIDOR, C.A., NIEDŹWIEDZKI, G., SENNIKOV, A. and CHARIG, A.J. 2017. The earliest bird-line archosaurs and assembly of the dinosaur body plan. Nature, 544: 484-487. Link

85. STOCKER, M.R., ZHAO, L.-J., NESBITT, S.J., WU, X.-C. and LI, C. 2017. A short-snouted, Middle Triassic phytosaur and its implications for the morphological evolution and biogeography of Phytosauria. Scientific Reports, 7: 46028. Link

84. LAING, A.*, DOYLE, S., GOLD, E.M., NESBITT, S., O'LEARY, M., TURNER, A., WILBERG, E. and POOLE, K. 2017. Giant taxon-character matrices: the future of morphological systematics. Cladistics. Link

 

2016

83. GRIFFIN, C.T.* and NESBITT, S.J. 2016. Anomalously high variation in growth is ancestral for dinosaurs but lost in birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113: 14757-14762. Link

82.  STOCKER, M.R., NESBITT, S.J., CRISWELL, K.E., PARKER, W.G., WITMER, L.M., ROWE, T.B., RIDGELY, R. and BROWN, M.A. 2016. A dome-headed stem archosaur exemplifies convergence among dinosaurs and their distant relatives. Current Biology, 26: 2674–2680. Link

81. PRITCHARD, A.C.**, TURNER, A.H., IRMIS, R.B., NESBITT, S.J. and SMITH, N.D. 2016. Extreme modification of the tetrapod forelimb in a Triassic diapsid reptile. Current Biology, 26: 2779–2786. Link

80. NESBITT, S.J. and CLARKE, J.A. 2016. The anatomy and taxonomy of the exquisitely preserved Green River Formation (Early Eocene) lithornithids (Aves) and the relationships of Lithornithidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 406: 1-91.Link

79. LI, C., WU, X.-C., ZHAO, L.-J., NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R. and WANG, L.-T. 2016. A new armored archosauriform (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha) from the marine Middle Triassic of China, with implications for the diverse ecologies of archosauriforms prior to diversification of crown Archosauria. The Science of Nature. Link

78. LESSNER, E.J.**, STOCKER, M.R., SMITH, N.D., TURNER, A.H., IRMIS, R.B. and NESBITT, S.J. 2016. A new taxon of rauisuchid (Archosauria, Pseudosuchia) from the Upper Triassic of New Mexico increases the diversity and temporal range of the clade. PeerJ, 4: e2336. Link

77. GRIFFIN, C.T.* and NESBITT, S.J. 2016. The femoral ontogeny and long bone histology of the Middle Triassic (?late Anisian) dinosauriform Asilisaurus kongwe and implications for the growth of early dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: e1111224. Link

 

2015

76. LINDSTRÖM, S., IRMIS, R.B., WHITESIDE, J.H., SMITH, N.D., NESBITT, S.J. and TURNER, A.H. 2015. Palynology of the upper Chinle Formation in northern New Mexico, U.S.A.: implications for biostratigraphy and terrestrial ecosystem change during the Late Triassic (Norian-Rhaetian). Review of Paleobotany and Palynology. 225: 106-131. Link

75. NESBITT, S.J., FLYNN, J.J., PRITCHARD, A.C., PARRISH, J.M., RANIVOHARIMANANA, L. and WYSS, A.R. 2015. Postcranial osteology of Azendohsaurus madagaskarensis (?Middle to Upper Triassic, Isalo Group, Madagascar) and its systematic position among stem archosaur reptiles. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 398: 1-126. Link

74. ZANNO, L.E., DRYMALA, S.*, NESBITT, S.J. and SCHNEIDER, V.P. 2015. Early crocodylomorph increases top tier predator diversity during rise of dinosaurs. Scientific Reports: 10.1038/srep09276. Link

73. WHITESIDE, J.H., DUNLAVEY, M.**, LINDSTROM, S., IRMIS, R.B., KASPRAK, A., GLASSPOOL, I.J., NESBITT, S.J., SMITH, N.D. and TURNER, A.H. 2015. Ecosystem instability during the Late Triassic rise of dinosaurs in North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112: 7909-7913. Link

72. WERNING, S.* and NESBITT, S.J. 2015. Bone histology and growth in Stenaulorhynchus stockleyi (Archosauromorpha: Rhynchosauria) from the Middle Triassic of the Ruhuhu Basin of Tanzania. Paleovol. Link

71. SMITH, A., CHIAPPE, L.M., CLARKE, J.A., EDWARDS, S.V., KSEPKA, D.T., NESBITT, S.J., NORELL, M.A., STIDHAM, T.A., TURNER, A.H., VAN TUINEN, M., VINTHER, J. and XU, X. 2015. Rhetoric vs. Reality: a commentary on "Bird Origins Anew" by A. Feduccia. The Auk, 132: 467-480. Link 

70. PRITCHARD, A.C.*, TURNER, A.H., NESBITT, S.J., IRMIS, R.B. and SMITH, N.D. 2015. Late Triassic tanystropheid (Reptilia, Archosauromorpha) remains from northern New Mexico (Petrified Forest Member, Chinle Formation): insights into distribution, morphology, and paleoecology of Tanystropheidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: 10.1080/02724634.2014.911186. Link

69. NESBITT, S.J. and EZCURRA, M.D. 2015. The early fossil record of dinosaurs in North America: a new neotheropod (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the base of the Dockum Group (Upper Triassic) of Texas. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 60: 513-526. Link

68. BARRETT, P.M., NESBITT, S.J. and PEECOOK, B.R.* 2015. A large-bodied silesaurid from the Lifua Member of the Manda beds (Middle Triassic) of Tanzania and its implications for body-size evolution in Dinosauromorpha. Gondwana Research, 27: 925-931. Link

 

2014

67. NESBITT, S.J., SIDOR, C.A., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., SMITH, R.M.H. and TSUJI, L.A. 2014. A new archosaur from the Manda beds (Anisian: Middle Triassic) of southern Tanzania and its implications for character optimizations at Archosauria and Pseudosuchia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 34:1357-1384. Link

66. DRUMHELLER, S.K., STOCKER, M.R. and NESBITT, S.J. 2014. Direct evidence of trophic interactions among apex predators in the Late Triassic of western North America. Naturwissenschaften. DOI 10.1007/s00114-014-1238-3. Link

65.  SIDOR, C.A., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., SMITH, R.M.H., GOULDING, A.K., NESBITT, S.J., PEECOOK, B.R., STEYER, J.S. and TOLAN, S. 2014. Tapinocephalids (Therapsida: Dinocephalia) from the Madumabisa Mudstone Formation (Mid-Zambezi Basin) of southern Zambia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34: 980-986. Link

 

2013

 

64. NESBITT, S.J., TURNER, A.H. and WEINBAUM, J.C. 2013. A survey of skeletal elements in the orbit of Pseudosuchia and the origin of the crocodylian palpebral. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103: 365-381. Link

 

63. MARTZ, J.M., MUELLER, B., NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R., PARKER, W.G., ATANASSOV, M., FRASER, N., WEINBAUM, J.C. and LEHANE, J. 2013. A taxonomic and biostratigraphic re-evaluation of the Post Quarry vertebrate assemblage from the Cooper Canyon Formation (Dockum Group, Upper Triassic) of southern Garza County, western Texas. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103: 339-364. Link

 

62. NESBITT, S.J., BUTLER, R.J. and GOWER, D.J. 2013. A new archosauriform (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Manda beds (Middle Triassic) of southwestern Tanzania. PLOS ONE, 8(9): e72753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072753 Link

61. PEECOOK, B.R., SIDOR, C.A., NESBITT, S.J., SMITH, R.M.H., STEYER, J.S. and ANGIELCZYK, K.D. 2013. A new silesaurid from the upper Ntawere Formation of Zambia (Middle Triassic) is among the oldest bird-line archosaur (Avemetatarsalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 33: 1127-1137. Link

60. IRMIS, R.B., NESBITT, S.J. and SUES, H.-D. 2013. Early Crocodylomorpha. In Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, vol. 379 (ed. S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo & R. B. Irmis), pp. 275-302: Geological Society of London special volume. Link

59. NESBITT, S.J., DESOJO, J.B. and IRMIS, R.B. 2013. Anatomy, phylogeny and palaeobiology of early archosaurs and their kin [Introduction]. In Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, vol. 379 (ed. S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo & R. B. Irmis), pp. 1-7: Geological Society of London special volume. Link

58. KSEPKA, D.T., CLARKE, J.A., NESBITT, S.J., KULP, F.B. and GRANDE, L. 2013. Fossil evidence of wing shape in a stem relative of swifts and hummingbirds (Aves, Pan-Apodiformes). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 280:  20130580. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.0580. Link

57. SIDOR, C.A., VILHENA, D.A., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., HUTTENLOCKER, A.K., NESBITT, S.J., PEECOOK, B.R., STEYER, J.S., SMITH, R.M.H. and TSUJI, L.A. 2013. Provincialization of terrestrial faunas following the end-Permian mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110: 8129-8133. Link

56. TURNER, A.H. and NESBITT, S.J. 2013. Body size evolution during the Triassic archosauriform radiation. In Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, vol. 379 (ed. S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo & R. B. Irmis), pp. 573-597: Geological Society of London special volume. Link

55. LANGER, M.C., NESBITT, S.J., BITTENCOURT, J.S. and IRMIS, R.B. 2013. Early Dinosauromorpha. In Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, vol. 379 (ed. S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo & R. B. Irmis): Geological Society of London special volume. Link

54. PARKER, W.G. and NESBITT, S.J. 2013. Cranial remains of Poposaurus gracilis (Pseudosuchia: Poposauroidea) from the Upper Triassic, the distribution of the taxon and its implications for poposauroid evolution. In Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, vol. 379 (ed. S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo & R. B. Irmis), pp. 503-523: Geological Society of London special volume. Link

53. NESBITT, S.J., BRUSATTE, S.L., DESOJO, J.B., LIPARINI, A., GOWER, D.J., FRANÇA, M.A.G.D. and WEINBAUM, J.C. 2013. Rauisuchia. In Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, vol. 379 (ed. S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo & R. B. Irmis), pp. 241-274: Geological Society of London special volume. Link

52. HOLLIDAY, C.M. and NESBITT, S.J. 2013. Morphology and diversity of the mandibular symphysis of archosauriforms. In Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, vol. 379 (ed. S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo & R. B. Irmis), pp. 555-571: Geological Society of London special volume. Link

51. NESBITT, S.J., BARRETT, P., WERNING, S., SIDOR, C.A. and CHARIG, A. 2013. The oldest dinosaur? A Middle Triassic dinosauriform from Tanzania. Biology Letters. Link

 

50. NESBITT, S.J. and BUTLER, R.J. 2013. Redescription of the archosaur Parringtonia gracilis from the Middle Triassic Manda Beds of Tanzania, and the antiquity of Erpetosuchidae. Geological Magazine, 150: 225-238. Link

 

2012

49. KAMMERER, C.F., NESBITT, S.J. and SHUBIN, N.H. 2012. The first basal dinosauriform (Silesauridae) from the Late Triassic of Morocco. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 57: 277-284. Link

 

2011

48. NESBITT, S.J., KSEPKA, D.T. and CLARKE, J.A. 2011. Podargiform affinities of the enigmatic Fluvioviridavis platyrhamphus and the early diversification of Strisores ("Caprimulgiformes" + Apodiformes). PLOS ONE 6(11): e26350. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026350 Link

 

47. BUTLER, R.J., BRUSATTE, S.L., REICH, M., NESBITT, S.J., SCHOCH, R.R. and

HORNUNG, J.J. 2011. The sail-backed reptile Ctenosauriscus from the latest Early Triassic of Germany and the timing and biogeography of the early archosaur radiation. PLOS ONE, 6(10): e25693. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025693 Link

46. NESBITT, S.J., LIU, J. and LI, C. 2011. A sail-backed suchian from the Heshanggou Formation (Early Triassic: Olenekian) of China. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 101: 271-284. Link

45. BARRETT, P.M., BUTLER, R.J. and NESBITT, S.J. 2011. The roles of herbivory and omnivory in early dinosaur evolution. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 101: 383-396. Link

44. GAUTHIER, J.A., NESBITT, S.J., SCHACHNER, E., BEVER, G.S. and JOYCE, W.G. 2011. The bipedal stem crocodilian Poposaurus gracilis: inferring function in fossils and innovation in archosaur locomotion. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 52: 107-126. Link

43. NESBITT, S.J. 2011. The early evolution of archosaurs: Relationships and the origin of major clades. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 352: 1-292. Link

42. SUES, H.-D., NESBITT, S.J., BERMAN, D.S. and HENRICI, A.C. 2011. A late-surviving basal theropod dinosaur from the latest Triassic of North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 278: 3459-3464. Link

41. NESBITT, S.J., CLARKE, J.A., TURNER, A.H., and NORELL, M.A. 2011. A small alvarezsaurid from the eastern Gobi Desert offers insight into evolutionary patterns in the Alvarezsauroidea. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 144-153. Link

 

2010

40. NESBITT, S.J., and HONE, D.W.E. 2010. An external mandibular fenestra and other archosauriform character states in basal pterosaurs. Paleodiversity 3: 225-233. Link

39. IRMIS, R.B., MARTZ, J.W., PARKER, W.G., and NESBITT, S.J. 2010. Re- evaluating the correlation between Late Triassic terrestrial vertebrate biostratigraphy and the GSSP-defined marine stages. Albertiana 38: 40-52. Link

38. BRUSATTE, S., NESBITT, S.J., IRMIS, R., BUTLER, R., BENTON, M., and NORELL, M. 2010. The origin and early evolution of dinosaurs. Earth Science Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.04.001 Link

37. FLYNN, J.J., NESBITT, S.J., PARRISH, J.M., RANIVOHARIMANANA, L., and WYSS, A.R. 2010. A new species of Azendohsaurus (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha) from the Triassic Isalo Group of southwestern Madagascar: cranium and mandible. Palaeontology, 53: 669-688. Link

36. SIDOR, C.A., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., WEIDE, D.M., SMITH, R.M.H., NESBITT, S.J. and TSUJI, L.A. 2010. Tetrapod fauna of the lowermost Usili Formation (Songea Group, Ruhuhu Basin) of southern Tanzania, with a new burnetiid record. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30: 696-703. Link

35. NESBITT, S.J., SIDOR, C.A., IRMIS, R.B., ANGIELCZYK, K.D., SMITH, R.M.H., and TSUJI, L.A. 2010. Ecologically distinct dinosaurian sister-group shows early diversification of Ornithodira. Nature, 464: 95-98. Link

34. SCHOCH, R.R., NESBITT, S.J., MULLER, J., FASTNACHT, M., LUCAS, S.G., and BOY, J.A. 2010. The Triassic assemblage from the Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic) of New Mexico. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen. DOI: 10.1127/0077-7749/2009/0030. Link

 

2009

33. ANGIELCZYK, K.D., SIDOR, C.A., NESBITT, S.J., SMITH, R.M., and TSUJI, L.A. 2009. Taxonomic revision and new observations on the postcranial skeleton, biogeography, and biostratigraphy of the dicynodont genus Dicynodontoides, the senior subjective synonym of Kingoria (Therapsida, Anomodontia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29: 1174-1187. Link

32. NESBITT, S.J., SMITH, N.D., IRMIS, R.B., TURNER, A.H., DOWNS, A. and NORELL, M.A. 2009. A complete skeleton of a Late Triassic saurischian and the early evolution of dinosaurs. Science, 326: 1530-1533. Link

31. NESBITT, S.J., STOCKER, M.R., SMALL, B. and DOWNS, A. 2009. The osteology and relationships of Vancleavea campi (Reptilia: Archosauriformes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 157: 814–864. Link

30. XU, X., CLARK, J.M., MO, J., CHOINIERE, J., F, FORSTER, C.A., ERICKSON, G.M., HONE, D., SULLIVAN, C., EBERTH, D.A., NESBITT, S.J, ZHAO, Q., HERNANDEZ, R., JIA, C.-K., HAN, F.-l. and GUO, Y. 2009. A Jurassic ceratosaur from China helps clarify avian digital homologies. Nature, 459: 940-944. Link

29. TURNER, A., NESBITT, S.J., NORELL, M. 2009. A large alvarezsaurid from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 3648: 1-14. Link

28. NESBITT, S.J., TURNER, A., SPAULDING, M., CONRAD, J., NORELL, M. The theropod furcula. 2009. Journal of Morphology. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.10724 Link

27. NESBITT, S.J., IRMIS, R.B., PARKER, W., SMITH, N., TURNER, A., ROWE, T. 2009. Hindlimb osteology and distribution of basal dinosauromorphs from the Late Triassic of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29: 498-516. Link

 

2008

26. NESBITT, S.J. and STOCKER, M.R. 2008. The vertebrate assemblage of the Late Triassic Canjilon Quarry, (Northern New Mexico, USA) and the importance of apomorphy-based assemblage comparisons. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28: 1063-1072. Link

25. NESBITT, S.J. and CHATTERJEE, S. 2008. Late Triassic dinosauriforms from the Post Quarry and surrounding areas, west Texas, USA. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläeontologie, Abhandlungen, 292/2: 143-156. Link

 

2007

24. IRMIS, R.B., NESBITT, S.J., PADIAN, K., SMITH, N.D., TURNER, A.H., WOODY, D., and DOWNS, A. 2007. A Late Triassic dinosauromorph assemblage from New Mexico and the rise of dinosaurs. Science, 317: 358-361. Link

23. NESBITT, S.J., IRMIS, R.B., and PARKER, W.G. 2007. A critical reevaluation of the Late Triassic dinosaur taxa of North America. Journal of Systematic Paleontology, 5: 209-243. Link

22. NESBITT, S.J. 2007. The anatomy of Effigia okeeffeae (Archosauria, Suchia), theropod-like convergence, and the distribution of related taxa. Bulletin of the American Museum, 303: 1-84. Link

21. IRMIS, R.B., PARKER, W.G., NESBITT, S.J., and LUI, J. 2007. Early evolution of the ornithischian dinosaurs: the Triassic record. Historical Biology, 18: 3-22. Link

 

2006

 

20. NESBITT, S.J., TURNER, A.H., ERICKSON, M.G., NORELL, M.A. 2006. Prey choice and cannibalistic behaviour in the theropod Coelophysis. Biology Letters, 2: 611-614. Link

19. KIRKLAND, J.I., HERNANDEZ-RIVERA, R., GATES, T., PAUL, G.S., NESBITT, S., SERRANO-BRANAS, C.L. and GARCIA-DE LA GARZA, J.P. 2006. Large hadrosaurine dinosaurs from the latest Campanian of Coahuila, Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 35: 299-316.

18. PARKER, W.G. IRMIS, R.B. and NESBITT, S.J. 2006. Review of the Late Triassic dinosaur record from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Museum of Northern Arizona 62: 160-161.

17. NESBITT, S.J., LUCAS, S.G. and SCHOCH, R.R. 2006. A new, large archosauriform from the Anton Chico Member of the upper Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic), east-central New Mexico, USA. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläeontologie, Abhandlungen, 239: 289-311. Link

16. GOWER, D.J., and NESBITT, S.J. 2006. The braincase of Arizonasaurus babbitti- further evidence of the non-monophyly of Rauisuchia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26: 79-87. Link

15. NESBITT, S.J. and NORELL, M.A. 2006. Extreme convergence in the body plans of an early suchian (Archosauria) and ornithomimid dinosaurs (Theropoda). Proceedings of Royal Society of London B, 273: 1045-1048. Link

 

2005

14. NESBITT, S.J. 2005. The osteology of the Middle Triassic pseudosuchian archosaur Arizonasaurus babbitti. Historical Biology, 17: 19-47. Link

13. NESBITT, S.J., IRMIS, R., LUCAS, S.G. AND HUNT, A.P. 2005. A giant crocodylomorph from the upper Triassic of New Mexico. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, 79/4: 471-478. Link

12. NESBITT, S.J. 2005. Stratigraphy and tetrapod fauna of major quarries in the Moenkopi Formation (Early-Middle Triassic) along the Little Colorado River of northern Arizona. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin, 11: 18-33.

11. NESBITT, S.J. 2005. The Moenkopi Formation along the Little Colorado River in eastern Arizona. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin, 9: 13-24.

10. NESBITT, S.J. 2005. The tetrapod fauna of the Moenkopi Formation in northern Arizona. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin 9: 25-32.

9. NESBITT, S.J. and PARKER, W.G. 2005. The 1947 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Triassic fieldtrip, then and now, and its significance to Triassic vertebrate paleontology. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin, 9: 1-12.

8. PARKER, W.G., IRMIS, R.B., NESBITT, S.J., MARTZ, J.W. AND BROWNE, L.S. 2005. The Late Triassic pseudosuchian Revueltosaurus callenderi and its implications for the diversity of early ornithischian dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 272: 963-969. Link

7. NESBITT, S.J. 2005. A new archosaur from the upper Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic) of Arizona and its implications for rauisuchian phylogeny and diversification. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläeontologie Monatshefte, 2005: 332-346.

 

2004

6. NESBITT, S.J. and WATLEY, R. 2004. The first discovery of a rhynchosaur from the upper Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic) of northern Arizona. Paleobios 24: 1-10.

 

2003

5. NESBITT, S.J. 2003. Arizonasaurus and its implications for archosaur divergences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270 (Supplement 2): S234-S237. Link

 

2002

4. NESBITT, S.J. 2002. An update on fossil reptile material from the upper Moenkopi Formation, Holbrook Member (Middle Triassic), northern Arizona. In: Boaz, D and McCord, R., eds. Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists and Southwest Paleontological Symposium - Proceedings 2001. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin, 8: 3-7.

3. NESBITT, S.J. and ANGIELCZYK, K.D. 2002. New Evidence of large dicynodonts in the upper Moenkopi (Middle Triassic) of northern Arizona. Paleobios, 22: 10-17.

 

2000

2. NESBITT, S.J. 2000. A preliminary report on new vertebrate fossil sites, including a microsite from the Holbrook Member of the Moenkopi Formation, Holbrook, Arizona. In: Boaz, D and McCord, R., eds. Southwest Paleontological Symposium - Proceedings 2000. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin, 7: 17-30.

 

1999

1. NESBITT, S.J. 1999. A Middle Triassic Ichnofauna: A Preliminary Report. In: Boaz, D. and McCord, R., eds. Southwest Paleontological Symposium - Proceedings 1999. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin, 6: 23-33.

 

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS

 

2016

1. NESBITT, S.J. 2016. One in a million: the discovery of a close relative of dinosaurs, Asilisaurus kongwe. The Dinosaur Expo: National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan. 12-18 [In Japanese].

 

EDITED VOLUMES

2018

            Vertebrate and climatic evolution in the Triassic rift basins of Tanzania and Zambia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 17 (editor)

 

2013

Anatomy, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin. Geological Society of London special volume (senior editor)