Roger B J Benson, PhD - Publications

Earth Sciences University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 
Vertebrate Palaeontology

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2020 Fischer V, MacLaren JA, Soul LC, Bennion RF, Druckenmiller PS, Benson RBJ. The macroevolutionary landscape of short-necked plesiosaurians. Scientific Reports. 10: 16434. PMID 33009498 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-73413-5  0.56
2020 Close RA, Benson RBJ, Alroy J, Carrano MT, Cleary TJ, Dunne EM, Mannion PD, Uhen MD, Butler RJ. The apparent exponential radiation of Phanerozoic land vertebrates is an artefact of spatial sampling biases. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 287: 20200372. PMID 32259471 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2020.0372  0.92
2020 Benson RBJ. Tiny bird fossil might be the world's smallest dinosaur. Nature. 579: 199-200. PMID 32161381 DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-00576-6  0.4
2020 Davesne D, Schmitt AD, Fernandez V, Benson RBJ, Sanchez S. Three-dimensional characterisation of osteocyte volumes at multiple scales, and its relationship with bone biology and genome evolution in ray-finned fishes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. PMID 32144878 DOI: 10.1111/Jeb.13612  0.36
2020 Dai H, Benson R, Hu X, Ma Q, Tan C, Li N, Xiao M, Hu H, Zhou Y, Wei Z, Zhang F, Jiang S, Li D, Peng G, Yu Y, et al. A new possible megalosauroid theropod from the Middle Jurassic Xintiangou Formation of Chongqing, People's Republic of China and its implication for early tetanuran evolution. Scientific Reports. 10: 139. PMID 31924836 DOI: 10.1038/S41598-019-56959-X  0.4
2020 Benson RBJ, Barrett PM. Evolution: The Two Faces of Plant-Eating Dinosaurs. Current Biology : Cb. 30: R14-R16. PMID 31910368 DOI: 10.1016/J.Cub.2019.11.035  0.92
2020 Ford DP, Benson RBJ. The phylogeny of early amniotes and the affinities of Parareptilia and Varanopidae. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 4: 57-65. PMID 31900445 DOI: 10.1038/S41559-019-1047-3  0.36
2019 Godoy PL, Benson RBJ, Bronzati M, Butler RJ. The multi-peak adaptive landscape of crocodylomorph body size evolution. Bmc Evolutionary Biology. 19: 167. PMID 31390981 DOI: 10.1186/S12862-019-1466-4  0.92
2019 Evers SW, Barrett PM, Benson RBJ. Anatomy of (Protostegidae) and marine adaptation during the early evolution of chelonioids. Peerj. 7: e6811. PMID 31106054 DOI: 10.7717/Peerj.6811  0.92
2019 Close RA, Benson RBJ, Alroy J, Behrensmeyer AK, Benito J, Carrano MT, Cleary TJ, Dunne EM, Mannion PD, Uhen MD, Butler RJ. Diversity dynamics of Phanerozoic terrestrial tetrapods at the local-community scale. Nature Ecology & Evolution. PMID 30778186 DOI: 10.1038/S41559-019-0811-8  0.92
2018 Xu X, Choiniere J, Tan Q, Benson RBJ, Clark J, Sullivan C, Zhao Q, Han F, Ma Q, He Y, Wang S, Xing H, Tan L. Two Early Cretaceous Fossils Document Transitional Stages in Alvarezsaurian Dinosaur Evolution. Current Biology : Cb. PMID 30146153 DOI: 10.1016/J.Cub.2018.07.057  0.4
2018 Cleary TJ, Benson RBJ, Evans SE, Barrett PM. Lepidosaurian diversity in the Mesozoic-Palaeogene: the potential roles of sampling biases and environmental drivers. Royal Society Open Science. 5: 171830. PMID 29657788 DOI: 10.1098/Rsos.171830  0.92
2017 Neenan JM, Reich T, Evers SW, Druckenmiller PS, Voeten DFAE, Choiniere JN, Barrett PM, Pierce SE, Benson RBJ. Evolution of the Sauropterygian Labyrinth with Increasingly Pelagic Lifestyles. Current Biology : Cb. 27: 3852-3858.e3. PMID 29225027 DOI: 10.1016/J.Cub.2017.10.069  0.92
2017 Benson RBJ, Starmer-Jones E, Close RA, Walsh SA. Comparative analysis of vestibular ecomorphology in birds. Journal of Anatomy. 231: 990-1018. PMID 29156494 DOI: 10.1111/Joa.12726  0.92
2017 Close RA, Benson RBJ, Upchurch P, Butler RJ. Controlling for the species-area effect supports constrained long-term Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate diversification. Nature Communications. 8: 15381. PMID 28530240 DOI: 10.1038/Ncomms15381  0.92
2017 Davies TG, Rahman IA, Lautenschlager S, Cunningham JA, Asher RJ, Barrett PM, Bates KT, Bengtson S, Benson RB, Boyer DM, Braga J, Bright JA, Claessens LP, Cox PG, Dong XP, et al. Open data and digital morphology. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 284. PMID 28404779 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2017.0194  0.92
2016 Fischer V, Bardet N, Benson RB, Arkhangelsky MS, Friedman M. Extinction of fish-shaped marine reptiles associated with reduced evolutionary rates and global environmental volatility. Nature Communications. 7: 10825. PMID 26953824 DOI: 10.1038/Ncomms10825  0.92
2016 Benson RB, Butler RJ, Alroy J, Mannion PD, Carrano MT, Lloyd GT. Near-Stasis in the Long-Term Diversification of Mesozoic Tetrapods. Plos Biology. 14: e1002359. PMID 26807777 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pbio.1002359  0.92
2015 Fischer V, Arkhangelsky MS, Stenshin IM, Uspensky GN, Zverkov NG, Benson RB. Peculiar macrophagous adaptations in a new Cretaceous pliosaurid. Royal Society Open Science. 2: 150552. PMID 27019740 DOI: 10.1098/Rsos.150552  0.56
2015 Watanabe A, Eugenia Leone Gold M, Brusatte SL, Benson RB, Choiniere J, Davidson A, Norell MA. Vertebral Pneumaticity in the Ornithomimosaur Archaeornithomimus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) Revealed by Computed Tomography Imaging and Reappraisal of Axial Pneumaticity in Ornithomimosauria. Plos One. 10: e0145168. PMID 26682888 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0145168  0.92
2015 Mannion PD, Benson RB, Carrano MT, Tennant JP, Judd J, Butler RJ. Climate constrains the evolutionary history and biodiversity of crocodylians. Nature Communications. 6: 8438. PMID 26399170 DOI: 10.1038/Ncomms9438  0.92
2015 Nicholson DB, Holroyd PA, Benson RB, Barrett PM. Climate-mediated diversification of turtles in the Cretaceous. Nature Communications. 6: 7848. PMID 26234913 DOI: 10.1038/Ncomms8848  0.92
2015 Close RA, Friedman M, Lloyd GT, Benson RB. Evidence for a Mid-Jurassic Adaptive Radiation in Mammals. Current Biology : Cb. 25: 2137-42. PMID 26190074 DOI: 10.1016/J.Cub.2015.06.047  0.92
2015 Benson RBJ, Evans M, Taylor MA. The anatomy of Stratesaurus (Reptilia, Plesiosauria) from the lowermost Jurassic of Somerset, United Kingdom Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2014.933739  0.92
2015 Nicholson DB, Holroyd PA, Benson RBJ, Barrett PM. Climate-mediated diversification of turtles in the Cretaceous Nature Communications. 6. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8848  0.92
2015 Close RA, Friedman M, Lloyd GT, Benson RBJ. Evidence for a Mid-Jurassic Adaptive Radiation in Mammals Current Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.047  0.92
2014 Benson RB, Campione NE, Carrano MT, Mannion PD, Sullivan C, Upchurch P, Evans DC. Rates of dinosaur body mass evolution indicate 170 million years of sustained ecological innovation on the avian stem lineage. Plos Biology. 12: e1001853. PMID 24802911 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pbio.1001853  0.92
2014 Benson RB, Frigot RA, Goswami A, Andres B, Butler RJ. Competition and constraint drove Cope's rule in the evolution of giant flying reptiles. Nature Communications. 5: 3567. PMID 24694584 DOI: 10.1038/Ncomms4567  0.92
2014 Mannion PD, Upchurch P, Benson RB, Goswami A. The latitudinal biodiversity gradient through deep time. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 29: 42-50. PMID 24139126 DOI: 10.1016/J.Tree.2013.09.012  0.92
2014 Benson RB, Druckenmiller PS. Faunal turnover of marine tetrapods during the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 89: 1-23. PMID 23581455 DOI: 10.1111/Brv.12038  0.92
2014 Newham E, Benson R, Upchurch P, Goswami A. Mesozoic mammaliaform diversity: The effect of sampling corrections on reconstructions of evolutionary dynamics Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 412: 32-44. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2014.07.017  0.92
2013 Benson RB, Choiniere JN. Rates of dinosaur limb evolution provide evidence for exceptional radiation in Mesozoic birds. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 280: 20131780. PMID 23945695 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2013.1780  0.92
2013 D'Emic MD, Mannion PD, Upchurch P, Benson RB, Pang Q, Zhengwu C. Osteology of Huabeisaurus allocotus (Sauropoda: Titanosauriformes) from the Upper Cretaceous of China. Plos One. 8: e69375. PMID 23936326 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0069375  0.92
2013 White MA, Benson RB, Tischler TR, Hocknull SA, Cook AG, Barnes DG, Poropat SF, Wooldridge SJ, Sloan T, Sinapius GH, Elliott DA. New Australovenator hind limb elements pertaining to the holotype reveal the most complete Neovenatorid leg. Plos One. 8: e68649. PMID 23894328 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0068649  0.92
2013 Benson RB, Evans M, Smith AS, Sassoon J, Moore-Faye S, Ketchum HF, Forrest R. A giant pliosaurid skull from the late Jurassic of England. Plos One. 8: e65989. PMID 23741520 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0065989  0.92
2013 Brusatte SL, Benson RBJ. The systematics of late jurassic tyrannosauroid theropods from Europe and North America Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 58: 47-54. DOI: 10.4202/App.2011.0141  0.92
2013 Benson RBJ, Upchurch P. Diversity trends in the establishment of terrestrial vertebrate ecosystems: Interactions between spatial and temporal sampling biases Geology. 41: 43-46. DOI: 10.1130/G33543.1  0.92
2013 Benson RBJ, Ketchum HF, Naish D, Turner LE. A new leptocleidid (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Vectis Formation (Early Barremian-early Aptian; Early Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight and the evolution of Leptocleididae, a controversial clade Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 11: 233-250. DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2011.634444  0.92
2013 Benson RBJ, Fitzgerald EMG, Rich TH, Vickers-Rich P. Large freshwater plesiosaurian from the Cretaceous (Aptian) of Australia Alcheringa. 37: 456-461. DOI: 10.1080/03115518.2013.772825  0.6
2013 Mannion PD, Benson RBJ, Butler RJ. Vertebrate palaeobiodiversity patterns and the impact of sampling bias Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 372: 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2012.11.014  0.92
2013 Pearson MR, Benson RBJ, Upchurch P, Fröbisch J, Kammerer CF. Reconstructing the diversity of early terrestrial herbivorous tetrapods Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 372: 42-49. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2012.11.008  0.92
2013 Benson RBJ, Mannion PD, Butler RJ, Upchurch P, Goswami A, Evans SE. Cretaceous tetrapod fossil record sampling and faunal turnover: Implications for biogeography and the rise of modern clades Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 372: 88-107. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2012.10.028  0.92
2013 Butler RJ, Benson RBJ, Barrett PM. Pterosaur diversity: Untangling the influence of sampling biases, Lagerstätten, and genuine biodiversity signals Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 372: 78-87. DOI: 10.1016/J.Palaeo.2012.08.012  0.92
2012 Benson RB, Rich TH, Vickers-Rich P, Hall M. Theropod fauna from southern Australia indicates high polar diversity and climate-driven dinosaur provinciality. Plos One. 7: e37122. PMID 22615916 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0037122  0.6
2012 Sookias RB, Benson RB, Butler RJ. Biology, not environment, drives major patterns in maximum tetrapod body size through time. Biology Letters. 8: 674-7. PMID 22513278 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2012.0060  0.92
2012 Benson RB, Evans M, Druckenmiller PS. High diversity, low disparity and small body size in plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. Plos One. 7: e31838. PMID 22438869 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0031838  0.92
2012 Sookias RB, Butler RJ, Benson RB. Rise of dinosaurs reveals major body-size transitions are driven by passive processes of trait evolution. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 279: 2180-7. PMID 22298850 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2011.2441  0.92
2012 Butler RJ, Brusatte SL, Andres B, Benson RB. How do geological sampling biases affect studies of morphological evolution in deep time? A case study of pterosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria) disparity. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 66: 147-62. PMID 22220871 DOI: 10.1111/J.1558-5646.2011.01415.X  0.92
2012 Benson RB, Butler RJ, Carrano MT, O'Connor PM. Air-filled postcranial bones in theropod dinosaurs: physiological implications and the 'reptile'-bird transition. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 87: 168-93. PMID 21733078 DOI: 10.1111/J.1469-185X.2011.00190.X  0.92
2012 Benson RB, Mannion PD. Multi-variate models are essential for understanding vertebrate diversification in deep time. Biology Letters. 8: 127-30. PMID 21697163 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2011.0460  0.92
2012 Brusatte SL, Benson RBJ, Xu X. A reassessment of Kelmayisaurus petrolicus, a large theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 57: 65-72. DOI: 10.4202/App.2010.0125  0.92
2012 Mannion PD, Benson RBJ, Upchurch P, Butler RJ, Carrano MT, Barrett PM. A temperate palaeodiversity peak in Mesozoic dinosaurs and evidence for Late Cretaceous geographical partitioning Global Ecology and Biogeography. 21: 898-908. DOI: 10.1111/J.1466-8238.2011.00735.X  0.92
2012 Benson RBJ. Interrelationships of basal synapsids: Cranial and postcranial morphological partitions suggest different topologies Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 10: 601-624. DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2011.631042  0.56
2011 Barrett PM, Benson RB, Rich TH, Vickers-Rich P. First spinosaurid dinosaur from Australia and the cosmopolitanism of Cretaceous dinosaur faunas. Biology Letters. 7: 933-6. PMID 21693488 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2011.0466  0.92
2011 Butler RJ, Benson RB, Carrano MT, Mannion PD, Upchurch P. Sea level, dinosaur diversity and sampling biases: investigating the 'common cause' hypothesis in the terrestrial realm. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 278: 1165-70. PMID 20880889 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2010.1754  0.92
2011 Benson RBJ, Domokos G, Várkonyi PL, Reisz RR. Shell geometry and habitat determination in extinct and extant turtles (Reptilia: Testudinata) Paleobiology. 37: 547-562. DOI: 10.1666/10052.1  0.92
2011 Brusatte SL, Benson RBJ, Norell MA. The anatomy of Dryptosaurus aquilunguis (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and a review of its tyrannosauroid affinities American Museum Novitates. 1-53. DOI: 10.1206/3717.2  0.92
2011 Upchurch P, Mannion PD, Benson RBJ, Butler RJ, Carrano MT. Geological and anthropogenic controls on the sampling of the terrestrial fossil record: A case study from the dinosauria Geological Society Special Publication. 358: 209-240. DOI: 10.1144/Sp358.14  0.92
2011 Benson RBJ, Butler RJ. Uncovering the diversification history of marine tetrapods: Ecology influences the effect of geological sampling biases Geological Society Special Publication. 358: 191-208. DOI: 10.1144/Sp358.13  0.92
2011 Ketchum HF, Benson RBJ. A new pliosaurid (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Oxford Clay Formation (Middle Jurassic., Callovian) of England: Evidence for a gracile, longirostrine grade of Early-Middle Jurassic pliosaurids Special Papers in Palaeontology. 109-129. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01083.x  0.92
2011 Ketchum HF, Benson RBJ. The cranial anatomy and taxonomy of Peloneustes philarchus (Sauropterygia, Pliosauridae) from the Peterborough Member (Callovian, Middle Jurassic) of the United Kingdom Palaeontology. 54: 639-665. DOI: 10.1111/J.1475-4983.2011.01050.X  0.92
2011 Benson RBJ, Ketchum HF, Noè LF, Gómez-Pérez M. New information on Hauffiosaurus (Reptilia, Plesiosauria) based on a new species from the Alum Shale Member (Lower Toarcian: Lower Jurassic) of Yorkshire, UK Palaeontology. 54: 547-571. DOI: 10.1111/J.1475-4983.2011.01044.X  0.92
2010 Benson RB, Barrett PM, Rich TH, Vickers-Rich P. A southern tyrant reptile. Science (New York, N.Y.). 327: 1613. PMID 20339066 DOI: 10.1126/Science.1187456  0.92
2010 Ketchum HF, Benson RB. Global interrelationships of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) and the pivotal role of taxon sampling in determining the outcome of phylogenetic analyses. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 85: 361-92. PMID 20002391 DOI: 10.1111/J.1469-185X.2009.00107.X  0.92
2010 Benson RB, Butler RJ, Lindgren J, Smith AS. Mesozoic marine tetrapod diversity: mass extinctions and temporal heterogeneity in geological megabiases affecting vertebrates. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 277: 829-34. PMID 19923126 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2009.1845  0.92
2010 Benson RB, Carrano MT, Brusatte SL. A new clade of archaic large-bodied predatory dinosaurs (Theropoda: Allosauroidea) that survived to the latest Mesozoic. Die Naturwissenschaften. 97: 71-8. PMID 19826771 DOI: 10.1007/S00114-009-0614-X  0.92
2010 Brusatte SL, Benson RBJ, Xu X. The evolution of large-bodied theropod dinosaurs during the mesozoic in asia | La evolución de los grandes dinosaurios terópodos durante el mesozoico de asia Journal of Iberian Geology. 36: 275-296. DOI: 10.5209/Rev_Jige.2010.V36.N2.12  0.92
2010 Brusatte SL, Chure DJ, Benson RBJ, Xu X. The osteology of Shaochilong maortuensis, a carcharodontosaurid (dinosauria: theropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Asia Zootaxa. 1-46. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.2334.1.1  0.92
2010 Benson RBJ, Barrett PM, Rich TH, Vickers-Rich P, Pickering D, Holland T. Response to comment on "A southern tyrant reptile" Science. 329: 1013-d. DOI: 10.1126/Science.1190195  0.92
2010 Brusatte SL, Benson RBJ, Currie PJ, Xijin Z. 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. DOI: 10.1111/J.1096-3642.2009.00563.X  0.92
2010 Barrett PM, Kear BP, Benson RBJ. Opalized archosaur remains from the Bulldog Shale (Aptian: Lower Cretaceous) of South Australia Alcheringa. 34: 293-301. DOI: 10.1080/03115511003664440  0.92
2010 Xi-Jin Z, Benson RBJ, Brusatte SL, Currie PJ. 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. DOI: 10.1017/S0016756809990240  0.92
2009 Brusatte SL, Benson RB, Chure DJ, Xu X, Sullivan C, Hone DW. The first definitive carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Asia and the delayed ascent of tyrannosaurids. Die Naturwissenschaften. 96: 1051-8. PMID 19488730 DOI: 10.1007/S00114-009-0565-2  0.92
2009 Benson RBJ, Brusatte SL, Hutt S, Naish D. 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. DOI: 10.1671/039.029.0202  0.92
2008 Benson RBJ. A redescription of 'Megalosaurus' hesperis (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Inferior Oolite (Bajocian, Middle Jurassic) of Dorset, United Kingdom Zootaxa. 57-67. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.1931.1.5  0.68
2008 Benson RBJ, Barrett PM, Powell HP, Norman DB. The taxonomic status of Megalosaurus bucklandii (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Oxfordshire, UK Palaeontology. 51: 419-424. DOI: 10.1111/J.1475-4983.2008.00751.X  0.92
2008 Benson RBJ, Xing X. The anatomy and systematic position of the theropod dinosaur Chilantaisaurus tashuikouensis Hu, 1964 from the Early Cretaceous of Alanshan, People's Republic of China Geological Magazine. 145: 778-789. DOI: 10.1017/S0016756808005475  0.92
2007 Brusatte SL, Benson RBJ, Carr TD, Williamson TE, Sereno PC. The systematic utility of theropod enamel wrinkles Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 27: 1052-1056. DOI: 10.1671/0272-4634(2007)27[1052:Tsuote]2.0.Co;2  0.92
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