Stephen Brusatte, Publications

Publications for Steve Brusatte, Updated April 2014
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Technical Book: Dinosaur Paleobiology (Wiley-Blackwell, May 2012). More information at Wiley-Blackwell's website. Order at amazon.com or amazon.co.uk.


In Press

68. Brusatte, S. L., Butler, R. J., Mateus, O., and Steyer, J. S. In press. A new species of Metoposaurus from the Late Triassic of Portugal and comments on the systematics and biogeography of metoposaurid temnospondyls. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

67.
Niedźwiedzki, G.,Brusatte, S. L., Sulej, T., and Butler, R. J. In press. Basal dinosauriform and theropod dinosaurs from the middle-late Norian (Late Triassic) of Poland: implications for Triassic dinosaur evolution and distribution. Palaeontology.

66. Young, M. T., Beatty, B. L., Brusatte, S. L., and Steel, L.. In press. First evidence of denticulated dentition in teleosaurid crocodylomorphs. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. [pdf of accepted manuscript]

65.
Mateus, O., Butler, R. J., Brusatte, S. L., Whiteside, J. H., and Steyer, J. S. In press. The first phytosaur (Diapsida, Archosauriformes) from the Late Triassic of the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.


2014

64.
Williamson, T.E., and Brusatte, S. L. 2014. Small theropod teeth from the Late Cretaceous of the San Juan Basin, northwestern New Mexico and their implications for understanding latest Cretaceous dinosaur evolution. PLoS ONE, 9(4), e93190 (p. 1-23). [link to article]

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Vremir, M., Balc, R., Csiki-Sava, Z., Brusatte, S. L., Dyke, G., Naish, D., and Norell, M. A. 2014. Petreşti-Arini – an important but ephemeral Upper Cretaceous continental vertebrate site in the southwestern Transylvanian Basin, Romania. Cretaceous Research, 49, 13-38.


2013

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. Brusatte, S. L., Vremir, M., Watanabe, A., Csiki-Sava, Z., Naish, D., Dyke, G., Erickson, G. M., and Norell, M. A. 2013. An infant ornithopod dinosaur tibia from the Late Cretaceous of Sebeş, Romania. Terra Sebus. Acta Musei Sebesiensis, 5, 627-644.

61
. Gold, M. E. L., Brusatte, S. L., and Norell, M. A. 2013. The cranial pneumatic sinuses of the tyrannosaurid Alioramus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and the evolution of cranial pneumaticity in theropod dinosaurs. American Museum Novitates, 3790, 1-46.
[link to free pdf]

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Niedźwiedzki, G., Brusatte, S. L., and Butler, R. J. 2013. Prorotodactylus and Rotodactylus tracks: an ichnological record of dinosauromorphs from the Early-Middle Triassic of Poland. In: S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo, and R. B. Irmis (eds.), Anatomy, Phylogeny and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 379, 319-351.

59. Nesbitt, S. J., Brusatte, S. L., Desojo, J. B., Liparini, A.,
de França, M. A. G., Weinbaum, J. C, and Gower, D. J. 2013. Rauisuchia. In: S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo, and R. B. Irmis (eds.), Anatomy, Phylogeny and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 379, 241-274.

58
. Williamson, T. E., and Brusatte, S. L. 2013. New specimens of the rare taeniodont Wortmania (Mammalia: Eutheria) from the San Juan Basin of New Mexico and comments on the phylogeny and functional morphology of "archaic" mammals. PLoS ONE,
8(9), e75886 (p. 1-35). [link to article]

57
. Brusatte, S. L., Hone, D. W. E., and Xu, X. 2013.
Phylogenetic revision of Chingkankousaurus fragilis, a forgotten tyrannosauroid specimen from the Late Cretaceous of China. In: J.M. Parrish, R.E. Molnar, P.J. Currie, and E.B. Koppelhus (eds.), Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, p. 2-13.

56
. Young, M. T., Andrade, M. B., Brusatte S. L., Sakamoto, M., and Liston, J. 2013. The oldest known metriorhynchid super-predator: a new genus and species from the Middle Jurassic of England, with implications for serration and mandibular evolution in predacious clades. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 11, 475-513.


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Bever, G. S., Brusatte, S. L., Carr, T. D., Xu, X., Balanoff, A. M., and Norell, M. A.. 2013. The braincase anatomy of the Late Cretaceous dinosaur Alioramus (Theropoda: Tyrannosauroidea). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 376, 1-72. [link to free pdf]

54
. Brusatte, S. L., and Benson, R. B. J. The systematics of Late Jurassic tyrannosauroids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Europe and North America. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 58, 47-54.[pdf]


53
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Brusatte, S. L., Vremir, M., Csiki-Sava, Z., Turner, A. H., Watanabe, A., Erickson, G. M., and Norell, M. A.. 2013. The osteology of Balaur bondoc, an island-dwelling dromaeosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Romania. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 374, 1-100. [link to free pdf]

52. Brusatte, S. L., Butler, R. J., Niedźwiedzki, G., Sulej, T., Bronowicz, R., and Satkunas, J. 2013. First record of Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrates from Lithuania: phytosaurs (Diapsida: Archosauriformes) of probable Late Triassic age, with a review of phytosaur biogeography. Geological Magazine, 150, 110-122.


2012

51. Williamson, T. E., Brusatte, S. L., Carr, T. D., Weil, A., and Standhardt, B. R. 2012. The phylogeny and evolution of Cretaceous-Paleogene metatherians: new cladistic analysis and description of new early Paleocene specimens from the Nacimiento Formation, New Mexico. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10, 625-651.

50. Young, M. T., Brusatte, S. L., Andrade, M. B., Desojo, J. B., Beatty, B. L., Steel, L., Fernández, M. S., Sakamoto, M., Ruiz-Omeñaca, J. I., and Schoch, R. R.. 2012. The cranial osteology and feeding ecology of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe. PLoS ONE, 7(9), e44985 (pp. 1-42). [link to article]

49. Young, M. T., Brusatte, S. L., Beatty, B. L., Andrade, M. B., and Desojo, J. B. 2012. Tooth-on-tooth interlocking occlusion suggests macrophagy in the Mesozoic marine crocodylomorph Dakosaurus. The Anatomical Record, 295, 1147-1158.

48.
Foth, C., Brusatte, S. L., and Butler, R. J. 2012. Do different disparity proxies converge on a common signal? Insights from the cranial morphometrics and evolutionary history of Pterosauria (Diapsida: Archosauria). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25, 904-915.


47. Brusatte, S. L.
, Butler, R. J., Prieto-Marquez, A., and Norell, M. A. 2012. Dinosaur morphological diversity and the end-Cretaceous extinction. Nature Communications, 3, 804 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1815).

46.
Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., and Xu, X. 2012. A reassessment of Kelmayisaurus petrolicus, a large theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 57, 65-72. [pdf]

45. Brusatte, S. L.
, Carr, T. D., and Norell, M.A. 2012. The osteology of Alioramus, a gracile and long-snouted tyrannosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 366, 1-197.
[link to free pdf]

44.
Lloyd, G. T., Wang, S. C., and Brusatte, S. L. 2012. Identifying heterogeneity in rates of morphological evolution: discrete character change in the evolution of lungfish (Sarcopterygii: Dipnoi). Evolution, 66, 330-348.

43. Brusatte, S. L.
, Sakamoto, M., Montanari, S., and Harcourt-Smith, W. E. H. 2012. The evolution of cranial form and function in theropod dinosaurs: insights from geometric morphometrics. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 35, 365-377.


42.
Butler, R. J., Brusatte, S. L., Andres, B., and Benson, R. B. J. 2012. How do geological sampling biases affect studies of morphological evolution in deep time? A case study of pterosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria) disparity. Evolution, 66, 147-162.


2011

41. Young, M. T., Bell, M. A., Andrade, M. B., and Brusatte, S.L. 2011. Body size estimation and evolution in metriorhynchid crocodylomorphs: implications for species diversification and niche partitioning. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 163, 1199-1216.

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Young, M.T., Bell, M.A., and Brusatte, S.L. 2011. Craniofacial form and function in Metriorhynchidae (Crocodylomorpha: Thalattosuchia): modelling phenotypic evolution with maximum likelihood methods. Biology Letters, 7, 913-916.

39.
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 (pp. 1-28) [link to article]

38.
Montanari, S., Brusatte, S. L., De Wolf, W., and Norell, M. A. 2011. Variation of osteocyte lacunae size within the tetrapod skeleton: implications for palaeogenomics. Biology Letters, 7, 751-754.

37.
Bever, G. S., Brusatte, S. L., Balanoff, A. M., and Norell, M.A. 2011. Variation, variability, and the origin of the avian endocranium and inner ear: insights from the anatomy of Alioramus altai (Theropoda: Tyrannosauroidea). PLoS ONE, 6(8), e23393 (pp. 1-10). [link to article]

36.
Ezcurra, M. D., and Brusatte, S. L. 2011. Taxonomic and phylogenetic reassessment of the early neotheropod dinosaur Camposaurus arizonensis from the Late Triassic of North America. Palaeontology, 54, 763-772.

35.
Brusatte, S. L., Benton, M. J., Lloyd, G. T., Ruta, M., and Wang, S. C. 2011. Macroevolutionary patterns in the evolutionary radiation of archosaurs (Tetrapoda: Diapsida). Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 101, 367-382. [pdf]

34.
Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., and Norell, M. A. 2011. The anatomy of Dryptosaurus aquilunguis (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and a review of its tyrannosauroid affinities. American Museum Novitates, 3717, 1-53. [link to free pdf]

33.
Brusatte, S. L. 2011. Calculating the tempo of morphological evolution: rates of discrete character change in a phylogenetic context. In: Elewa, AMT (ed), Computational Paleontology. Springer-Verlag Publishers, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 53-74.

32.
Brusatte, S. L., Niedźwiedzki, G., and Butler, R.J. 2011. Footprints pull origin and diversification of dinosaur stem-lineage deep into Early Triassic. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 278, 1107-1113. [pdf]

31. Brusatte, S. L.
, Montanari, S., Yi, H.-Y, and Norell, M. A. 2011. Phylogenetic corrections for morphological disparity analysis: new methodology and case studies. Paleobiology, 37, 1-22.
[pdf]


2010

30. Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., and Xu, X. 2010. The evolution of large-bodied theropod dinosaurs during the Mesozoic in Asia. Journal of Iberian Geology, 36, 275-296. [pdf]

29. Brusatte, S. L.
, Norell, M. A., Carr, T. D., Erickson, G. M., Hutchinson, J. R., Balanoff, A. M., Bever, G. S., Choiniere, J. N., Makovicky, P. J., and Xu, X. 2010. Tyrannosaur paleobiology: new research on ancient exemplar organisms. Science, 329, 1481-1485. [free full text access from Science] [free pdf from Science]

28.
Andrade, M. B., Young, M. T., Desojo, J. B., and Brusatte, S. L. 2010. The evolution of extreme hypercarnivory in Metriorhynchidae (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) based on evidence from microscopic denticle morphology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30, 1451-1465.

27.
Csiki, Z., Vremir, M., Brusatte, S. L., and Norell, M. A. 2010. An aberrant island-dwelling theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Romania. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 107, 15357-15361. [cover article]

26. Brusatte, S. L., Nesbitt, S. J., Irmis, R. B., Butler, R. J., Benton, M. J., and Norell, M. A. 2010. The origin and early radiation of dinosaurs. Earth-Science Reviews, 101, 68-100. [pdf]

25. Young, M.T., Brusatte, S. L., Ruta, M., and Andrade, M. B. 2010. The evolution of Metriorhynchoidea (Mesoeucrocodylia, Thalattosuchia): an integrated approach using geometric morphometrics, analysis of disparity and biomechanics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 158, 801-859. [pdf]

24.
Brusatte, S. L., Benton, M. J., Desojo, J. B., and Langer, M. C. 2010. The higher-level phylogeny of Archosauria (Tetrapoda: Diapsida). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 8, 3-47. [pdf]

23.
Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., Currie, P. J., and Zhao, X.-J. 2010. The skull of Monolophosaurus jiangi (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and its implications for early theropod phylogeny and evolution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 158, 573-607. [pdf]

22.
Brusatte, S. L., Chure, D. J., Benson, R. B. J., and Xu, X. 2010. The osteology of Shaochilong maortuensis, a carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Asia. Zootaxa, 2334, 1-46.

21.
Brusatte, S. L. 2010. Representing supraspecific taxa in higher-level phylogenetic analyses: guidelines for palaeontologists. Palaeontology, 53, 1-9.

20.
Benson, R. B. J., Carrano, M. T., and Brusatte, S. L. 2010. A new clade of archaic large-bodied predatory dinosaurs (Theropoda: Allosauroidea) that survived to the latest Mesozoic. Naturwissenschaften, 97, 71-78. [pdf]

19. Zhao, X.-J., Benson, R. B. J., Brusatte, S. L., and Currie, P. J. 2010. The postcranial skeleton of Monolophosaurus jiangi (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Xinjiang, China, and a review of Middle Jurassic Chinese theropods. Geological Magazine, 147, 13-27. [pdf]


2009

18.
Organ, C. L., Brusatte, S. L., and Stein, K. 2009. Sauropod dinosaurs evolved moderately sized genomes unrelated to body size. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 276, 4303-4308.  [pdf]

17.
Sereno, P. C., and Brusatte, S. L. 2009. Comparative assessment of tyrannosauroid interrelationships. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 7, 455-470. [pdf]

16.
Sereno, P. C., Tan, L., Brusatte, S. L., Kriegstein, H. J., Zhao, X.-J., and Cloward, K. 2009. Tyrannosaurid skeletal design first evolved at small body size. Science, 326, 418-422.

15. Brusatte, S. L.
, Carr, T. D., Erickson, G. M., Bever, G. S., and Norell, M. A. 2009. A long-snouted, multihorned tyrannosaurid from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 106, 17261-17266. [pdf]

14. Benson, R. B. J., Brusatte, S. L., Hutt, S., and Naish, D. 2009. A new large basal tetanuran (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Wessex Formation (Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29, 612-615.

13. Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., Chure, D. J., Xu, X., Sullivan, C., and Hone, D. 2009. The first definitive carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Asia and the delayed ascent of tyrannosaurids. Naturwissenschaften, 96, 1051-1058. [pdf]

12. Brusatte, S. L., Butler, R. J., Sulej, T., and Niedzwiedzki, G. 2009 The taxonomy and anatomy of rauisuchian archosaurs from the Late Triassic of Germany and Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 54, 221-230. [pdf]

11. Mathews, J. C., Brusatte, S. L., Williams, S. A., and Henderson, M. D. 2009 The first Triceratops bonebed and its implications for gregarious behavior. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29, 286-290.


2008

10. Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., and Hutt, S. 2008. The osteology of Neovenator salerii (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Wealden Group (Barremian) of the Isle of Wight. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, 162(631), 1-166.

9. Brusatte, S. L., Benton, M. J., Ruta, M., and Lloyd, G. T. 2008. Superiority, competition, and opportunism in the evolutionary radiation of dinosaurs. Science, 321, 1485-1488. [pdf]

8. Brusatte, S. L., Benton, M. J., Ruta, M., and Lloyd, G. T. 2008. The first 50 Myr of dinosaur evolution: macroevolutionary pattern and morphological disparity. Biology Letters, 4, 733-736. [pdf]

7. Brusatte, S. L., and Sereno, P. C. 2008. Phylogeny of Allosauroidea (Dinosauria: Theropoda): comparative analysis and resolution. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 6, 155-182. [pdf]

6. Sereno, P. C., and Brusatte, S. L. 2008. Basal abelisaurid and carcharodontosaurid theropods from the Lower Cretaceous Elrhaz Formation of Niger. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 53, 15-46. [pdf]


2007


5. Brusatte, S. L. 2007. Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous) chondrichthyans from the LaSalle Limestone Member (Bond Formation) of Illinois, USA. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie Abhandlungen, 244, 1-8. [pdf]

4. Brusatte, S. L., Benson, R. B. J., Carr, T. D., Williamson, T. E., and Sereno, P. C. 2007. The systematic utility of theropod enamel wrinkles. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27, 1052-1056.

3. Brusatte, S. L., and Sereno, P. C. 2007. A new species of Carcharodontosaurus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Cenomanian of Niger and a revision of the genus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27, 902-916.


2005

2. Sereno, P. C., McAllister, S., and Brusatte, S. L. 2005. TaxonSearch: a relational database for suprageneric taxa and phylogenetic definitions. PhyloInformatics, 8, 1-21. [pdf]


2004

1. Brusatte, S. L. 2004. A preliminary paleoecological investigation of Late Pennsylvanian brachiopods from the LaSalle Limestone, LaSalle County, Illinois. The Mosasaur: Journal of the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society, 7, 19-34.[pdf]


Book Reviews and Scientific Communications

Brusatte, S. L. 2005. Review: The Great Dinosaur Controversy: A Guide to the Debates. Earth Sciences History, 24, 131-132.

Brusatte, S. 2008. Review: Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 68, 116-117.

Brougham, J., and Brusatte, S. L. 2010. Distorted Microraptor specimen is not ideal for understanding the origin of avian flight. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 107, E155.

Brusatte, S. L. 2010. Review: Tyrannosaurus rex: The Tyrant King. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30, 304-305.

Brusatte, S. 2010. Review: The Age of Dinosaurs in South America. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 74, 79-80.

Brusatte, S. L. 2011. Review: The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31, 932-933.

Brusatte, S. L. 2012. Review: Transylvanian Dinosaurs. Priscum: Newsletter of the Paleontological Society, 19(2), 22-24.

Brusatte, S. L. 2013. Review: The Complete Dinosaur (Second Edition). Priscum: Newsletter of the Paleontological Society, 20(2), 24-25.
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