Peer Reviewed Publications

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22. Nesbitt, S. J., Stocker, M. R., Parker, W. G., Wood, T.*, Sidor, C., and Angielczyk, K. 2018. The braincase and endocast of Parringtonia gracilis, a Middle Triassic suchian (Archosaur: Pseudosuchia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 37(suppl. 1):122-141.

21. Stocker, M. R., Zhao, L.-J., Nesbitt, S. J., Wu, X.-C., and Li, C. 2017. Corrigendum: A short-snouted, Middle Triassic phytosaur may indicate salt-water tolerance is ancestral for Archosauria. Scientific Reports 7:46885.

20. Griffin, C. T.†, Stefanic, C. M.†, Parker, W. G., Hungerbuehler, A., and Stocker, M. R. 2017. Sacral anatomy of the phytosaur Smilosuchus adamanensis, with implications for pelvic girdle evolution among Archosauriformes. Journal of Anatomy 231:886-905.

19. Lessner, E. J.* and Stocker, M. R. 2017. Archosauriform endocranial morphology and osteological evidence for semiaquatic sensory adaptations in phytosaurs. Journal of Anatomy 231:655-664.

18. Stocker, M. R., Zhao, L.-J., Nesbitt, S. J., Wu, X.-C., and Li, C. 2017. A short-snouted, Middle Triassic phytosaur may indicate salt-water tolerance is ancestral for Archosauria. Scientific Reports 7:46028.

17. Nesbitt, S. J., Butler, R., Ezcurra, M., Barrett, P., Stocker, M., Angielczyk, K., Smith, R., Sidor, C., Niedźwiedzki, G., Sennikov, A., and Charig, A. 2017. The earliest bird-line archosaurs and assembly of the dinosaur body plan. Nature 544:484-487.

16. Li, C., Wu, X.-C., Zhao, L.-J., Nesbitt, S. J., Stocker, M. R., and Wang, L.-T. 2016. A new armored archosauriform (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha) from the marine Middle Triassic of China, with implications for the diverse ecologies of archosauriforms prior to diversification of crown Archosauria. The Science of Nature- Naturwissenschaften, DOI: 10.1007/s00114-016-1418-4

15. Stocker, M. R., Nesbitt, S. J., Criswell, K. E., Parker, W. G., Witmer, L. M., Rowe, T. B., Ridgely, R., and Brown, M. A. 2016. A dome-headed stem-archosaur exemplifies convergence among dinosaurs and their distant relatives. Current Biology, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.066.

14. Lessner, E. J.*, Stocker, M. R., Smith, N. D., Turner, A. H., Irmis, R. B., and Nesbitt, S. J. 2016. A new rauisuchid (Archosauria, Pseudosuchia) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) of New Mexico increases the diversity and temporal range of the clade. Peer J, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2336.

13. Stocker, M. R. and Kirk, E. C. 2016. The first amphisbaenians from Texas with notes on other squamates from the Middle Eocene Purple Bench locality. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1094081.

12. Kammerer, C. F., Butler, R. J., Bandyopadhyay, S., and Stocker, M. R. 2015. Relationships of the Indian phytosaur Parasuchus hislopi Lydekker, 1885. Papers in Palaeontology, 1-23. DOI: 10.1002/spp2.1022.

11. Drumheller, S. K., Stocker, M. R., and Nesbitt, S. J. 2014. Direct evidence of trophic interactions between apex predators in the Late Triassic of western North America. Naturwissenschaften, 101:975-987. DOI 10.1007/s00114-014-1238-3.

10. Butler, R. J., Rauhut, O. W. M., Stocker, M. R., and Bronowicz, R. 2014. Redescription of the phytosaurs Paleorhinus (“Francosuchus”) angustifrons and Ebrachosuchus neukami from Germany, with implications for Late Triassic biochronology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 170:155-208. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12094.

9. Bell, C. J., Stocker, M. R., and Parker, W. G. 2013. Preface: Festschrift for Wann Langston, Jr. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103:187. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755691013000455.

8. Stocker, M. R. 2013. A new taxonomic arrangement for Paleorhinus scurriensis Langston, 1949. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103:251-263. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755691013000340.

7. Martz, J. W., Mueller, B., Nesbitt, S. J., Stocker, M. R., Parker, W. G., Atanassov, M., Fraser, N., Weinbaum, J., and Lehane, J. 2013. A taxonomic and biostratigraphic re-evaluation of the Post Quarry vertebrate assemblage from the Cooper Canyon Formation (Dockum Group, Upper Triassic) of southern Garza County, western Texas. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 103:339-364. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755691013000376.

6. Stocker, M. R. and Butler, R. J. 2013. Phytosauria. In S. J. Nesbitt, J. B. Desojo, and R. B. Irmis (eds) Anatomy, Phylogeny and Palaeobiology of Basal Archosaurs and their Kin, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 379:91-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP379.5

5. Stocker, M. R. 2012. A new phytosaur (Archosauriformes, Phytosauria) from the Lot’s Wife beds (Sonsela Member) within the Chinle Formation (Upper Triassic) of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32:573-586.

4. Stocker, M. R. 2010. A new taxon of phytosaur (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) from the Norian (Late Triassic) Sonsela Member (Chinle Formation) in Arizona, and a critical re-evaluation of Leptosuchus Case 1922. Palaeontology, 53:997-1022.

3. Nesbitt, S. J., Stocker, M. R., Small, B., and Downs, A. 2009. The osteology and relationships of Vancleavea campi (Reptilia: Archosauriformes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 157:814-864.

2. Nesbitt, S. J. and Stocker, M. R. 2008. The vertebrate assemblage of the Late Triassic Canjilon Quarry, (Northern New Mexico, USA) and the importance of apomorphy-based assemblage comparisons. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28(4):1063-1072.

1. Parker, W. G., Stocker, M. R., and Irmis, R. B. 2008. A new desmatosuchine aetosaur (Archosauria: Suchia) from the Upper Triassic Tecovas Formation (Dockum Group) of Texas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28(3):692-701.

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