Tyler R. Lyson, Ph.D.

Geology and Geophysics Yale University, New Haven, CT 
Paleontology, Systematics
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Jacques Armand Gauthier grad student 2012 Yale
 (The Origin of Turtles and their Enigmatic Shell: Insights from Morphology, Molecules, and Development.)
Kevin de Queiroz post-doc 2012-2014 National Museum of Natural History
 (Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow)
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Joyce WG, Rollot Y, Evers SW, et al. (2021) A new pelomedusoid turtle, , from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar provides evidence for convergent evolution of specialized suction feeding among pleurodires. Royal Society Open Science. 8: 210098
Lyson TR, Bever GS. (2020) Origin and Evolution of the Turtle Body Plan Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 51
Lyson TR, Miller IM, Bercovici AD, et al. (2019) Exceptional continental record of biotic recovery after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction. Science (New York, N.Y.)
Joyce WG, Brinkman D, Lyson TR. (2019) A new species of trionychid turtle, Axestemys infernalis sp. nov., from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Hell Creek and Lance formations of the Northern Great Plains, USA Palaeontologia Electronica. 33: 1-28
Field DJ, Bercovici A, Berv JS, et al. (2018) Early Evolution of Modern Birds Structured by Global Forest Collapse at the End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction. Current Biology : Cb
Joyce WG, Lyson TR. (2017) The shell morphology of the latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) trionychid turtle Helopanoplia distincta. Peerj. 5: e4169
Schachner ER, Sedlmayr JC, Schott R, et al. (2017) Pulmonary anatomy and a case of unilateral aplasia in a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina): developmental perspectives on cryptodiran lungs. Journal of Anatomy
Joyce WG, Lyson TR, Kirkland JI. (2016) An early bothremydid (Testudines, Pleurodira) from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Utah, North America. Peerj. 4: e2502
Lyson TR, Rubidge BS, Scheyer TM, et al. (2016) Fossorial Origin of the Turtle Shell. Current Biology : Cb
Bever GS, Lyson TR, Field DJ, et al. (2016) The amniote temporal roof and the diapsid origin of the turtle skull. Zoology (Jena, Germany)
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