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In Press Pruitt, J.P., Clement, N.G., Tapanila, L. Laser and structured light scanning to acquire 3D morphology. In: Tapanila, L. and Rahman, I. (eds.), Virtual Paleontology. Paleontological Society Short Course, Volume 26, xxx–xxx..

2016  Roberts, E.M., Todd, C.N., Aanen, D.K., Nobre, T., Hilbert-Wolf, H.L., O'Connor, P.M., Tapanila, L., Mtelela, C., and Stevens, N.J. Oligocene Termite Nests with In Situ Fungus Gardens from the Rukwa Rift Basin, Tanzania, Support a Paleogene African Origin for Insect Agriculture. PLoS ONE, 11(6): e0156847.  article

2015 Foreman, B.Z., Roberts, E.M., Tapanila, L., Ratigan, D., and Sullivan, P. Stable isotopic insights into paleoclimatic conditions and alluvial depositional processes in the Kaiparowits Formation (Campanian, south-central Utah, U.S.A.) Cretaceous Research, 56:180-192.

2015 Hill, R.V., Roberts, E.M., Tapanila, L., Bouaré, M.L., Sissoko, F., and O’Leary, M.A. Multispecies shark feeding in the Trans-Saharan Seaway: evidence from Late Cretaceous dyrosaurid (Crocodyliformes) fossils from northern Mali. Palaios, 30:589-596.

2015 Tapanila, L., Ferguson, A., & Roberts, E.M. 2015. Paradox of drilled Devil’s Toenails: taphonomic mixing obscures Cretaceous drilling predation in Utah oysters. Palaios, 30: 294-303.

2015 Retzler, A.J., Tapanila, L., Steenberg, J.R., Johnson, C.J., and Myers, R.A. Post-impact depositional environments as proxy for crater morphology, Late Devonian Alamo impact, Nevada. Geosphere, 11:1-21.

2015 Ramsay, J.B., Wilga, C.D., Tapanila, L., Pruitt, J., Pradel, A., Schlader, R., and Didier, D.A. Eating with a saw for a jaw: functional morphology of the jaws and tooth-whorl in Helicoprion davisii. Journal of Morphology, 0:1-18.

2014 Tapanila, L., Spotlight - New Federal law will improve collections data. Palaios, 29:392.

2014  Stratton, A.E., Tapanila, L., Stratton, J.H. Collecting history of vertebrate fossils at American Falls, Idaho: a reservoir of data to inform landuse policy. Palaios, 29. doi 10.2110/palo.2013.131

2014 Tapanila, L., Steenberg, J.R., Johnson, C.J., and Myers, R. The Seafloor After A Bolide Impact: Sedimentary And Biotic Signatures Across The Late Devonian Carbonate Platform Following The Alamo Impact Event, Nevada, USA. Facies. DOI 10.1007/s10347-014-0398-0

Tapanila, L., and Pruitt, J., Unraveling species concepts for the Helicoprion tooth whorl. Journal of Paleontology, 87(6):965-983.
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Tapanila, L., and Roberts, E.M., Continental invertebrates and trace fossils from the Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, Utah. In Titus, A., and Loewen, M. (ed), The Top of the Grand Staircase, Indiana University Press, p. 136-152.

Tapanila, L., Pruitt, J., Pradel, A., Wilga, C.D., Ramsay, J.B., Schlader, R., and Didier, D.A., Jaws for a spiral-tooth whorl: CT images reveal novel adaptation and phylogeny in fossil Helicoprion. Biology Letters. PDF article.

2012 Tapanila, L., and Hutchings, P., Chapter 24: Reefs and Mounds. In:
Knaust, D., and Bromley, R.G. (eds), Trace Fossils as Indicators of Sedimentary Environments. Developments in Sedimentology, 64:751-775.

2012 Tapanila, L., and Roberts, E.M., The earliest evidence of Holometabolan pupation in conifer wood. PLoS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0031668
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2010 Claeson, K.M., O’Leary, M.A., Roberts, E.M., Sissoko, F., Bouré, M., Tapanila, L., Goodwin, D., and Gottfried, M.D., First Mesozoic record of the stingray Myliobatis wurnoensis from Mali and a phylogenetic analysis of Myliobatidae incorporating dental characters. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55(4):655-674.

2010 Larsen, J.S., Link, P.K., Roberts, E.M., Tapanila, L., and Fanning, C.M., Cyclic stratigraphy of the Paleogene Pine Hollow Formation and detrital zircon provenance of Campanian to Eocene sandstones of the Kaiparowits and Table Cliffs basins, south-central Utah. In: Carney, S.M., Tabet, D.E., and Johnson, C.L. (eds), Geology of south-central Utah, Utah Geological Association Publication 39, 31pp.

2009 Tapanila, L., and Ames, D.P., FossilPlot version 2 online,

2008 Tapanila, L., and Jisuo, J. (Editors), Special Issue: Dynamic Reef and Shelly Communities of the Paleozoic: A Tribute to the Research Career of Paul Copper. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45(2).

2008 Tapanila, L. and Ekdale A.A. (Editors), Sixth International Bioerosion Workshop, Program and Abstracts, July 13-20, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah, 68 p.

2008 Tapanila, L., Conference review: A review of the Fourth International Bioerosion Workshop: Ichnos 15, 1-4.

2008 Wisshak M., and Tapanila, L (Editors), Current Developments in Bioerosion. Erlangen Earth Conference Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. 499 p.

2008 Tapanila, L., Direct evidence of ancient symbiosis using trace fossils: In: Kelley, P.H., and Bambach R.K. (eds.), From Evolution to Geobiology: Research Questions Driving Paleontology at the Start of a New Century, Paleontological Society Short Course, October 4, 2008. Paleontological Society Papers, Volume 14, 271-287.

2008 Roberts, E.M., Tapanila, L., Mijal, B., Taphonomy and sedimentology of storm-generated continental shell beds: a case example from the Cretaceous Western Interior Basin. Journal of Geology, 116: 462-479.

2008 Tapanila, L., The endolithic guild: an ecological framework for residential cavities in hard substrates: In: Wisshak M., and Tapanila, L (Editors), Current Developments in Bioerosion. Erlangen Earth Conference Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. p. 3-20.

2008 Tapanila, L., The medium is the message: imaging a complex microboring (Pyrodendrina cupra n. igen. and isp.) from the early Paleozoic of Anticosti Island, Canada: In: Wisshak M., and Tapanila, L (Editors), Current Developments in Bioerosion. Erlangen Earth Conference Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. p. 123-

2008 Tapanila, L. and Ebbestad, J.O.R., Benthic island community on the back of a snail: Silurian, Anticosti Island, Canada: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45(2): 203-211.

2008 Tapanila, L., Roberts, E.M., Bouaré, M.L., Sissoko, F., and O’Leary, M.A., Phosphate taphonomy of bone and coprolite conglomerates: a case study from the Eocene of Mali, NW Africa. PALAIOS 23, 139-152.

2007 Tapanila, L., Teaching the dynamic history of life using FossilPlot, a new Excel-based computer application. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(2): 133-137.

2007 Gaffney, E.S., Roberts, E.M., Sissoko, F., Bouaré, M., Tapanila, L., and O'Leary, M.A., Acleistochelys, a new side-necked turtle (Pelmedusoides: Bothremydidae) from the Paleocene of Mali: American Museum Novitates, 3549(1), 1-24.

2007 Tapanila, L., and Ekdale, A.A., Chapter 19: Early history of symbiosis in living substrates: trace-fossil evidence from the marine record. In W. Miller III (Ed.), Trace Fossils: Concepts, Problems, Prospects: Elsevier, pp. 339-349.

2006 O’Leary, M.A., Roberts, E.M., Bouaré, M., Sissoko, F., and Tapanila, L., Malian Paenungulata (Mammalia: Placentalia): new African afrotheres from the early Eocene. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26(4), 981-988.

2006 Roberts, E.M., and Tapanila, L., A new social insect nest from the Late Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah: Journal of Paleontology 80(4), 768-774.

2006 Schönberg, C.H.L., and Tapanila, L., The bioeroding sponge Aka paratypica, a modern tracemaking analogue for the Paleozoic ichnogenus Entobia devonica: Ichnos 13, 147-157.

2006 Tapanila, L., Devonian Entobia borings from Nevada, with a revision of Topsentopsis: Journal of Paleontology 80(4), 760-767.

2006 Tapanila, L., Macroborings and bioclaustration in a Late Devonian reef above the Alamo Impact Breccia, Nevada, USA: Ichnos, 13, 129-134.

2006 Tapanila, L., and Holmer, L.E., Endosymbiosis in Ordovician–Silurian corals and stromatoporoids: a new lingulid and its trace from eastern Canada: Journal of Paleontology 80(4), 750-759.

2006 Tapanila, L., FossilPlot version 1 for MS-Excel,

2006 Schönberg, C.H.L., and Tapanila, L., Bioerosion research before and after 1996 – a discussion on what has changed since the First International Bioerosion Workshop: Ichnos 13, 99-102.

2005 Ebbestad, J.O.R., and Tapanila, L., Non-predatory borings in Phanerotrema (Gastropoda, Early Silurian), Anticosti Island, Québec, Canada: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 221, 325-341.

2005 Tapanila, L., Palaeoecology and diversity of endosymbionts in Palaeozoic marine invertebrates: trace fossil evidence: Lethaia 38, 89-99.

2005 Tapanila, L., Paleoecology and evolutionary significance of hard substrate trace fossils: unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, 203 pp.

2004 Tapanila, L., The earliest Helicosalpinx from Canada and the global expansion of commensalism in Late Ordovician sarcinulid corals (Tabulata): Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 215, 99-110.

2004 Tapanila, L., Copper, P., and Edinger, E., Environmental and substrate control on Paleozoic bioerosion in corals and stromatoporoids, Anticosti Island, eastern Canada: PALAIOS 19, 292-306.

2004 Tapanila, L., Roberts, E.M., Bouaré, M.L., Sissoko, F., and O’Leary, M.A., Bivalve borings in phosphatic coprolites and bone, Cretaceous–Paleogene, northeastern Mali: PALAIOS 19, 565-573.

2003 Lamond, R.E., and Tapanila, L., Embedment cavities in lacustrine stromatolites: evidence of animal interactions from Cenozoic carbonates in U.S.A. and Kenya: PALAIOS 18, 444-452.

2002 Tapanila, L., A new endosymbiont in Late Ordovician tabulate corals from Anticosti Island, eastern Canada: Ichnos 9, 109-116.

2002 Tapanila, L., and Copper, P., Endolithic trace fossils in Ordovician-Silurian corals and stromatoporoids, Anticosti Island, eastern Canada: Acta Geologica Hispanica 37, 15-20.

2001 Tapanila, L., Bioerosion in Late Ordovician and Early Silurian tropical carbonate settings of Anticosti Island, Québec, Canada: unpublished M.Sc. thesis, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada, 152 pp.

1999 Tapanila, L., A new taxonomic placement for Petraia pygmea Billings: a cystiphyllid rugosan from the Early Silurian of Anticosti Island, Québec: unpublished B.Sc. thesis, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 40 pp.