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A Consensus Phylogeny of Ray-finned Fishes with Genera


















Sallan, L., Giles, S., Sansom, R., Clarke, J.^, Johanson, Z., Sansom, I. and P. Janvier. (2017) The 'Tully Monster' is not a vertebrate: characters, convergence and taphonomy in Palaeozoic problematic animals. Palaeontology 60:149-157.
*Top science story on CBS News and DailyMail, featured on Science Friday,  USA Today's "This Week's Discoveries" and Live Science's "Best Science Photos of the Week."

Majtanova, Z., Symonova, R., Arias-Rodriguez, L., Sallan, L., and P. Rab. (2017) "Holostei vs. Halecostomi" problem: insight from the cytogenetics of ancient nonteleost actinopterygian fish, Amia Calva.  Journal of Experimental Biology doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22720

Sallan, L. (2016) Fish 'tails' result from outgrowth and reduction of two separate ancestral tails.  Current Biology 26: R1224-1225.*
*Top science story on DailyMail, Top story on The Scientist Daily News Roundup.

Sallan, L. and A. K. Galimberti# (2015) Body-size reduction in vertebrates following the end-Devonian mass extinction. Science 350: 812-815.
*Perspective by Peter Wagner, Featured Story on Science Podcast (November 13, 2015), Featured in Carl Zimmer's Matters Column, New York Times (November 12, 2015), Top Story on ScienceNow (November 13, 2015), Wired UK 10 Must Read Articles for November 16, 2015, Featured on Penn Website.

Sallan, L. C.
(2014) Major Issues in the Origins of Ray-finned Fish (Actinopterygii) Biodiversity. Biological Reviews 89: 950-971.



Sallan, L. C. and M. I. Coates (2014) The Long-rostrumed Elasmobranch Bandringa Zangerl, 1969 and Taphonomy within a Carboniferous Shark Nursery. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34, 22-33.*
*Top Story on Science News (January 7, 2014), highlighted in New Scientist (#2952, Jan. 15, 2014), LiveScience "most interesting science news article of the week" (Jan. 12, 2014).

Sallan, L. C. and M. I. Coates (2013) Styracopterid (Actinopterygii) Ontogeny and the Multiple Origins of Post-Hangenberg Deep-bodied FishesZoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169: 156-199.


Sallan, L. C. (2012) Tetrapod-like Axial Regionalization in an Early Ray-finned Fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 3264-3271.


*Cited as one of the ten best papers on biodiversity ever published in Palaeontology. Benton, M. 2012 Origins of Biodiversity. Palaeontology. 56: 1-7.

Sallan, L. C. and M. Friedman (2012) Heads or Tails: Staged Diversification in Vertebrate Evolutionary Radiations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2025-2032. 

Sallan, L. C., Kammer, T. W., Ausich, W. I. and L. A. Cook (2011) Persistent Predator-Prey Dynamics Revealed by Mass Extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 8335-8338. 

Sallan, L. C. and M. I. Coates (2010) End-Devonian Extinction and a Bottleneck in the Early Evolution of Modern Jawed VertebratesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 10131-10135. *
*One of New Scientists' "Fifty Ideas to Change Science Forever" (October 9, 2010).