FMEA Lab Publications & Presentations

Publications of the FMEA Lab

Bonnan, M.F., Sandrik, J.L., Nishiwaki, T., Wilhite, D.R., Elsey, R.M., and Vittore, C. 2010. Calcified cartilage shape in archosaur long bones reflects overlying joint shape in stress-bearing elements: Implications for nonavian dinosaur locomotion. The Anatomical Record, 293: 2044-2055.  ABSTRACT

Reiss, K.L., and Bonnan, M.F. 2010. Ontogenetic scaling of caudal fin shape in Squalus acanthias (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii): a geometric morphometric analysis with implications for caudal fin functional morphology. The Anatomical Record, 293:1184–1191. ABSTRACT

Yates, A.M., Bonnan, M.F., Neveling, J., Chinsamy, A., and Blackbeard, M. 2009. A new transitional sauropodomorph from the Early Jurassic of South Africa and the evolution of sauropod feeding and quadrupedalism. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B: DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1440. ABSTRACT

Livingston, V.J., Bonnan, M.F., Elsey, R.M., Sandrik, J.L., and Wilhite, D.R. 2009. Differential limb scaling in the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and its implications for archosaur locomotor evolution. The Anatomical Record, 292: 787-797. ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F., J.O. Farlow, and S.L. Masters. 2008. Using linear and geometric morphometrics to detect intraspecific variability and sexual dimorphism in femoral shape in Alligator mississippiensis and its implications for sexing fossil archosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28(2): 422-431. ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F. 2007. Linear and geometric morphometric analysis of long bone scaling patterns in Jurassic Neosauropod dinosaurs: their functional and paleobiological implications. The Anatomical Record, 290(9): 1089-1111. ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F. and P. Senter. 2007. Were the basal sauropodomorph dinosaurs Plateosaurus and Massospondylus habitual quadrupeds?; pp. 139-155 in Barrett, P. M. and D.J. Batten (eds.), Evolution and palaeobiology of early sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 77. ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F. and A.M. Yates. 2007. A new description of the forelimb of the basal sauropodomorph Melanorosaurus: implications for the evolution of pronation, manus shape and quadrupedalism in sauropod dinosaurs; pp. 157-168 in Barrett, P. M. and D.J. Batten (eds.), Evolution and palaeobiology of early sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 77.  ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F. 2006. REVIEW: Chinsamy-Turan: The Microstructure of Dinosaur Bone: Deciphering Biology with Fine-Scale Techniques. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26(1): 233-234.  JVP Link to Article Cited on Amazon.com

Bonnan, M.F. 2005. Pes anatomy in sauropod dinosaurs: implications for functional morphology, evolution, and phylogeny; pp. 346-380 in K. Carpenter and V. Tidwell (eds.), Thunder-Lizards: The Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.  ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F. and M.J. Wedel. 2004. First occurrence of Brachiosaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Oklahoma. PaleoBios, 24(2): 13-21.  ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F. 2004. Morphometric analysis of humerus and femur shape in Morrison sauropods: implications for functional morphology and paleobiology. Paleobiology, 30(3): 444-470.  ABSTRACT

Bonnan, M.F. 2003. The evolution of manus shape in sauropod dinosaurs: implications for functional morphology, forelimb orientation, and sauropod phylogeny. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23(3): 595-613.  ABSTRACT

Presentations of the FMEA Lab

Scientific Presentations (All Presentations Peer-Reviewed)

*Indicates a Podium Talk

*Bonnan, M.F., Sandrik, J.L., Nishiwaki, T., Wilhite, D.R., and Elsey, R.M. 2010. Non-avian dinosaur and extant archosaur limb joints: what’s missing, what’s not, and where do we go from here? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2010: 62A.

Wilhite, D.R., Bonnan, M.F., and Sanders, K. 2010. Appendicular joint reconstruction in sauropod dinosaurs based on computed tomography of a mammal, a bird, and a crocodilian. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2010: 187A.

Yates, A.M., Bonnan, M.F., and Neveling, J. 2010. A new, possibly relictual basal sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2010: 191A.

*Bonnan, M.F., Sandrik, J.L., Nishiwaki, T., Wilhite, D.R., and Elsey, R.M. 2009. Calcified cartilage shape in extant archosaur long bones reflects overlying joint shape in load-bearing elements: implications for inferring dinosaur joint shape. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29(Supp. 3): 67A.

Mathews, J., Williams, S., Bonnan, M.F., and Henderson, M. 2009. The Hanksville-Burpee Quarry: new insights into a sauropod-dominated bone bed in the Morrison Formation of Eastern Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29 (Supp. 3):  144A.

*Morhardt, A. Bonnan, M.F., and Keillor, T. 2009. Dinosaur smiles: correlating premaxilla, maxilla, and dentary foramina counts with extra-oral structures in amniotes and its implications for dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29 (Supp. 3): 152A.

*Yates, A.M., Wedel, M., and Bonnan M.F. 2009. The early evolution of postcranial pneumaticity in sauropodomorph dinosaurs: new evidence from South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29 (Supp. 3):  204A.

*Bonnan, M.F., Livingston, V.J., Elsey, R.M., Sandrik, J.L., and Wilhite, D.R. 2009. Differential limb scaling in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and its implications for fossil archosaur locomotor evolution. Geological Society of America – North-Central Section, 43rd Annual Meeting.

*Mathews, J.C., Williams, S., Henderson, M., and Bonnan, M.F. 2009. The Hanksville-Bupree Quarry: a new dinosaur bonebed from the Brushy Basin member, Morrison Formation (Latest Jurassic) of Eastern Utah. Geological Society of America – North-Central Section, 43rd Annual Meeting.

*Morhardt, A.C. and Bonnan, M.F. 2009 Dinosaur smiles: do the texture and morphology of the premaxilla, maxilla, and dentary bones of sauropsids provide osteological correlates for inferring extra-oral structures reliably in dinosaurs? Geological Society of America – North-Central Section, 43rd Annual Meeting.

*Nishiwaki, T. and Bonnan, M.F. 2009. The effect of epiphyseal cartilage loss in birds and its implications for dinosaurs. Geological Society of America – North-Central Section, 43rd Annual Meeting.

*Tuttle, K.L and Bonnan, M.F. 2009. Rodents of unusual size: a study of allometric limb shape change in the mammalian clade Euarchontoglires. Geological Society of America – North-Central Section, 43rd Annual Meeting.

*Livingston, V. and Bonnan, M.F. 2008. Limb differentiation in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science, 101(Supp.): 82.

*Sandrik, J. and Bonnan, M.F. 2008. The effect of epiphyseal cartilage loss in the appendicular skeleton of the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. Transacations of the Illinois State Academy of Science, 101(Supp.): 87.

*Yates, A.M., Bonnan, M.F., and Neveling, J. 2007. A new diverse dinosaur assemblage from the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27(3A): 169A.

*Bonnan, M.F., Sandrik, J.L, and Wilhite, D.R. 2007. A combined linear and geometric morphometric analysis of the effect of epiphyseal cartilage loss in Alligator mississippiensis on humerus and femur joint shape: implications for fossil archosaurs. 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, July 2007.

Yates, A.M., Bonnan, M.F., Neveling, J., and Hancox, J. 2007. A new dinosaur fauna from the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana, 42 (May 2007): 132.

Neveling, J., Hancox, P.J., Yates, A.M., and Bonnan, M.F. 2007. Sedimentological perspectives on a unique Upper Elliot fossil locality in the northeastern Free State. Palaeontologia Africana, 42 (May 2007): 128.

White, J.L. 2007. Toward a greater appreciation of Adapiform biodiversity: a geometric morphometric analysis of lower molar shape. Abstract Volume: 2007 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris, France: 136.

*White, J.L. 2006. Evolution of adapiform ecological diversity: a geometric morphometric analysis of molar occlusal surface shape. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 26 (Supplement): 138A.

Bonnan, M.F., and Yates, A.M. 2006. The forelimb of the basal sauropodomorph Melanorosaurus and the evolution of pronation, manus shape, and quadrupedalism in sauropods. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26(3A): 44A.

Bonnan, M.F., Parrish, J. M., Stevens, K., Graba, J., and Senter, P. 2005. Scapular position and function in the sauropodomorpha (Reptilia: Saurischia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25(3A): 38A.

*Farlow, J.O., Bonnan, M.F., and Masters, S.L. 2005. Linear and geometric shape changes between sexes in Alligator mississippiensis femora: statistical implications for inferring fossil archosaur sex. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25(3A): 55A.

*Senter, P., and Bonnan, M.F. 2005. Evidence for obligate bipedality in the basal sauropodomorphs Plateosaurus and Massospondylus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25(3A): 144A.

*Neveling, J., Hancox, P.J., Yates, A.M., and Bonnan, M.F. 2005. Early Jurassic palaeo-environments in the Karoo Basin: Results of a high resolution sedimentological and taphonomic analysis at the Heelbo fossil locality, Elliot Formation (South Africa). Academia Nacional de Ciencias, Gondwana 12, Mendoza 2005 – Abstracts.

*Bonnan, M.F. 2004. Inherit the limbs: did near-isometric growth in sauropod dinosaur humeri and femora exapt them for gigantism? Journal of Morphology, 260(3) [7th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology]: 280.

*Bonnan, M.F. 2003. Giants tie in arms race: geometric similarity in sauropod dinosaur and whale humerus growth. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23(3A): 35.

Bonnan, M.F. 2002. Pes anatomy in sauropod dinosaurs: implications for functional morphology, evolution, and phylogeny. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22(3A): 38.

Wedel, M.J., Bonnan, M.F., and Sanders, R.K. 2002. Two previously unreported sauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Oklahoma. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22(3A): 118.

*Bonnan, M.F. 2001. Separating size from shape: using thin-plate splines to evaluate humerus functional morphology in Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Camarasaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21(3A): 34-35.

 

 

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