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Paleobiology and Evolution

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Skawina, Aleksandra; Dąbrowska, Agnieszka; Bonk, Agata; Paterczyk, Bohdan; Nowakowska, Julita

Tracking the micro-and nanoplastics in the terrestrial-freshwater food webs. Bivalves as sentinel species Journal Article

In: Science of The Total Environment, pp. 170468, 2024.



Klug, Christian; Stevens, Kevin; Hoffmann, René; Zatoń, Michał; Clements, Thomas; Košťák, Martin; Weis, Robert; De Baets, Kenneth; Lehmann, Jens; Vinther, Jakob; Fuchs, Dirk

Revisiting the identification of Syllipsimopodi bideni and timing of the decabrachian-octobrachian divergence Journal Article

In: Nature Communications, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 8094, 2023, ISSN: 2041-1723.

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Świś, Przemysław

Anagenetic evolution and peramorphosis of a latest Devonian conodont from Holy Cross Mountain (Poland) Journal Article

In: Journal of Micropalaeontology, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 193–210, 2023.

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Barido-Sottani, Joëlle; Pohle, Alexander; De Baets, Kenneth; Murdock, Duncan; Warnock, Rachel C. M.

Putting the F into FBD analysis: tree constraints or morphological data? Journal Article

In: Palaeontology, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. e12679, 2023.

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Czepiński, Łukasz; Pawlak, Wojciech; Rytel, Adam; Tałanda, Mateusz; Szczygielski, Tomasz; Sulej, Tomasz

A new Middle Triassic vertebrate assemblage from Miedary (southern Poland) Journal Article

In: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. e2265445, 2023.

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Skawina, Aleksandra

X-rays and invisible sand: two new methods for designing burrowing behavioral experiments with juvenile unionoids Journal Article

In: Hydrobiologia, 2023.

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Žliobaitė, Indrė; Fortelius, Mikael; Bernor, Raymond L.; Ostende, Lars W. Hoek; Janis, Christine M.; Lintulaakso, Kari; Säilä, Laura K.; Werdelin, Lars; Casanovas-Vilar, Isaac; Croft, Darin A.; Flynn, Lawrence J.; Hopkins, Samantha S. B.; Kaakinen, Anu; Kordos, László; Kostopoulos, Dimitris S.; Pandolfi, Luca; Rowan, John; Tesakov, Alexey; Vislobokova, Innessa; Zhang, Zhaoqun; Aiglstorfer, Manuela; Alba, David M.; Arnal, Michelle; Antoine, Pierre-Olivier; Belmaker, Miriam; Bilgin, Melike; Boisserie, Jean-Renaud; Borths, Matthew R.; Cooke, Siobhán B.; Dam, Jan A.; Delson, Eric; Eronen, Jussi T.; Fox, David; Friscia, Anthony R.; Furió, Marc; Giaourtsakis, Ioannis X.; Holbrook, Luke; Hunter, John; López-Torres, Sergi; Ludtke, Joshua; Minwer-Barakat, Raef; Made, Jan; Mennecart, Bastien; Pushkina, Diana; Rook, Lorenzo; Saarinen, Juha; Samuels, Joshua X.; Sanders, William; Silcox, Mary T.; Vepsäläinen, Jouni

The NOW Database of Fossil Mammals Book Chapter

In: Casanovas-Vilar, Isaac; Ostende, Lars W. Hoek; Janis, Christine M.; Saarinen, Juha (Ed.): Evolution of Cenozoic Land Mammal Faunas and Ecosystems: 25 Years of the NOW Database of Fossil Mammals, pp. 33–42, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2023, ISBN: 978-3-031-17491-9.

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Szczygielski, Tomasz; Piechowski, Rafał

Limb anatomy of the Triassic turtles: appendicular osteology of Proterochersis (Testudinata, Proterochersidae) Journal Article

In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, pp. zlad057, 2023, ISSN: 0024-4082.

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Nätscher, Paulina S.; Gliwa, Jana; De Baets, Kenneth; Ghaderi, Abbas; Korn, Dieter

Exceptions to the temperature–size rule: no Lilliput Effect in end-Permian ostracods (Crustacea) from Aras Valley (northwest Iran) Journal Article

In: Palaeontology, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. e12667, 2023.

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Allaire, Ninon; Ginot, Samuel; De Baets, Kenneth; Korn, Dieter; Goudemand, Nicolas; Monnet, Claude; Crônier, Catherine

Morphological disparity of early ammonoids: A geometric morphometric approach to investigate conch geometry Journal Article

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 193–212, 2023.

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De Baets, Kenneth; Vanadzina, Karina; Schiffbauer, James

Parasitic Relationships: Trapped in time Journal Article

In: eLife, vol. 12, pp. e90008, 2023, ISSN: 2050-084X.

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Czepiński, Łukasz

Skull of a dromaeosaurid Shri devi from the Upper Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert suggests convergence to the North American forms Journal Article

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 68, 2023.

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Vinn, Olev; De Baets, Kenneth; Isakar, Mare; Toom, Ursula

Parasite-induced shell damage in brachiopod Porambonites (Porambonites) laticaudata from the Late Ordovician (Sandbian) of Estonia Journal Article

In: Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 110–113, 2023.

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López-Torres, Sergi; Bertrand, Ornella C.; Lang, Madlen M.; Fostowicz-Frelik, Łucja; Silcox, Mary T.; Meng, Jin

Cranial endocast of Anagale gobiensis (Anagalidae) and its implications for early brain evolution in Euarchontoglires Journal Article

In: Palaeontology, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. e12650, 2023.

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López-Torres, Sergi; Bhagat, Raj; Bertrand, Ornella C.; Silcox, Mary T.; Fostowicz-Frelik, Łucja

Locomotor behavior and hearing sensitivity in an early lagomorph reconstructed from the bony labyrinth Journal Article

In: Ecology and Evolution, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. e9890, 2023.

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Silcox, Mary T.; López-Torres, Sergi

Primate Origins: The Earliest Primates and Euprimates and Their Role in the Evolution of the Order Book Chapter

In: Chapter 22, pp. 365-380, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2023, ISBN: 9781119828075.

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Silcox, Mary T; Bertrand, Ornella C; Harrington, Arianna R; Lang, Madlen M; Martin-Flores, Gabriela A San; López-Torres, Sergi

Early Evolution of the Brain in Primates and Their Close Kin Book Chapter

In: Dozo, María Teresa; Paulina-Carabajal, Ariana; Macrini, Thomas E; Walsh, Stig (Ed.): Chapter 12, pp. 457–506, Springer Cham, Switzerland, 2023, ISBN: 978-3-031-13983-3.

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Scott, Craig S; López-Torres, Sergi; Silcox, Mary T; Fox, Richard C

New paromomyids (Mammalia, Primates) from the Paleocene of southwestern Alberta, Canada, and an analysis of paromomyid interrelationships Journal Article

In: Journal of Paleontology, pp. 1–22, 2023.

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De Baets, Kenneth; Jarochowska, Emilia; Buchwald, Stella Zora; Klug, Christian; Korn, Dieter

Lithology controls ammonoid size distributions Journal Article

In: PALAIOS, vol. 37, iss. 12, pp. 744-754, 2022, ISSN: 0883-1351.

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Uhlik, Marcin; Brzeziński, Tomasz

Embryogeny of Bosmina longirostris (O. F. Müller, 1785) (Bosminidae) confirms a close relationship to the superfamily Eurycercoidea (Branchiopoda, Cladocera, Anomopoda) Journal Article

In: Crustaceana, vol. 95, iss. 8-9, pp. 907-923, 2022.

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Tałanda, Mateusz; Fernandez, Vincent; Panciroli, Elsa; Evans, Susan E; Benson, Roger J

Synchrotron tomography of a stem lizard elucidates early squamate anatomy Journal Article

In: Nature, vol. 611, no. 7934, pp. 99-104, 2022.

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López-Torres, Sergi

Primate Evolution and the Emergence of Humans (Vertebrate Life 11th ed.) Book Chapter

In: Pough, Harvey; Bemis, William E.; McGuire, Betty Anne; Janis, Christine M. (Ed.): Chapter 24, pp. 557-585, Oxford University Press, New York, 11, 2022, ISBN: 978-0197564882.

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Mulvey, Laura PA; Warnock, Rachel CM; De Baets, Kenneth

Where traditional extinction estimates fall flat: using novel cophylogenetic methods to estimate extinction risk in platyhelminths Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 289, no. 1981, pp. 20220432, 2022.

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Okamura, Beth; Gruhl, Alexander; De Baets, Kenneth

Evolutionary Transitions of Parasites between Freshwater and Marine Environments Journal Article

In: Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 345–356, 2022, ISSN: 1540-7063.

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Grau-Camats, Montserrat; Bertrand, Ornella C; Prieto, Jérome; López-Torres, Sergi; Silcox, Mary T; Casanovas-Vilar, Isaac

A Miopetaurista (Rodentia, Sciuridae) cranium from the Middle Miocene of Bavaria (Germany) and brain evolution in flying squirrels Journal Article

In: Papers in Palaeontology, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. e1454, 2022.

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Dzik, Jerzy; Phong, Nguyen Duc; Thuy, Nguyen Thi; Swiś, Przemyslaw

Evolution and migration of conodonts and ammonoids near the end of Devonian recorded in distant localities Journal Article

In: Stratigraphy, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 27-50, 2022.

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Pawlak, Wojciech; Rozwalak, Piotr; Sulej, Tomasz

Triassic fish faunas from Miedary (Upper Silesia, Poland) and their implications for understanding paleosalinity Journal Article

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 590, pp. 110860, 2022, ISSN: 0031-0182.

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Leonhard, Isabella; Shirley, Bryan; Murdock, Duncan J E; Repetski, John; Jarochowska, Emilia

Growth and feeding ecology of coniform conodonts Journal Article

In: PeerJ, vol. 9, pp. e12505, 2021, ISSN: 2167-8359.

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Czepiński, Łukasz; Dróżdż, Dawid; Szczygielski, Tomasz; Tałanda, Mateusz; Pawlak, Wojciech; Lewczuk, Antoni; Rytel, Adam; Sulej, Tomasz

An Upper Triassic Terrestrial Vertebrate Assemblage from the Forgotten Kocury Locality (Poland) with a New Aetosaur Taxon Journal Article

In: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, pp. e1898977, 2021.

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Świś, Przemysław

A new Devonian species of the enigmatic Carboniferous conodont Dollymae Journal Article

In: Palaeoworld, 2021, ISSN: 1871-174X.

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Dzik, Jerzy

Protaspis larva of an aglaspidid-like arthropod from the Ordovician of Siberia and its habitat Journal Article

In: Arthropod Structure & Development, vol. 61, pp. 101026, 2021, ISSN: 1467-8039.

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Sulej, Tomasz; Krzesiński, Grzegorz; Tałanda, Mateusz; Wolniewicz, Andrzej S.; Błażejowski, Błażej; Bonde, Niels; Gutowski, Piotr; Sienkiewicz, Maksymilian; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz

The earliest-known mammaliaform fossil from Greenland sheds light on origin of mammals Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 117, no. 43, pp. 26861-26867, 2020.

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Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz; Tałanda, Mateusz; Dróżdż, Dawid; Hara, Ewa

A new early Late Triassic non-mammaliaform eucynodont from Poland Journal Article

In: Historical Biology, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 80-92, 2020.

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Pawlak, Wojciech; Tałanda, Mateusz; Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz

Dipnoan from the Upper Triassic of East Greenland and remarks about palaeobiogeography of Ptychoceratodus Journal Article

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 65, pp. 561-574, 2020.


Pindakiewicz, Maciej; Tałanda, Mateusz; Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz; Sennikov, A G; Bakayev, A; Bulanov, V V; Golubev, V; Minikh, A V

Feeding convergence among ray-finned fishes: teeth of the herbivorous actinopterygians from the latest Permian of East European Platform, Russia Journal Article

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 71–79, 2020.


Piechowski, Rafał; Tałanda, Mateusz

The locomotor musculature and posture of the early dinosauriform Silesaurus opolensis provides a new look into the evolution of Dinosauromorpha Journal Article

In: Journal of Anatomy, vol. 236, no. 6, pp. 1044-1100, 2020.

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Świś, Przemysław; Broda, Krzysztof; Duda, Piotr; Dróżdż, Dawid; Łazuka, Anna

The early Famennian (Late Devonian) conodonts natural assemblages from Holy Cross Mountains (Poland) Journal Article

In: Historical Biology, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1-8, 2020.

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Świś, Przemysław; Dzik, Jerzy

The oral apparatus composition of the Early Carboniferous elictognathid conodont 'Siphonodella' Journal Article

In: Lethaia, 2020, (Publisher: Wiley).

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Czepiński, Łukasz

New protoceratopsid specimens improve the age correlation of the Upper Cretaceous Gobi Desert strata Journal Article

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 65, 2020.


Czepiński, Łukasz

Ontogeny and variation of a protoceratopsid dinosaur Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi from the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert Journal Article

In: Historical Biology, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1394–1421, 2020.

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Dzik, Jerzy

Decline in diversity of early Palaeozoic loosely coiled gastropod protoconchs Journal Article

In: Lethaia, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 32–46, 2020.


Dzik, Jerzy

Ordovician conodonts and the Tornquist Lineament Journal Article

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 549, 2020.


Dzik, Jerzy

Variability of conch morphology in a cephalopod species from the Cambrian to Ordovician transition strata of Siberia Journal Article

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 65, pp. 149–165, 2020, (Publisher: Polska Akademia Nauk Instytut Paleobiologii (Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences)).

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