Torsten M Scheyer

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The evolution of dermal shield vascularization in Testudinata and Pseudosuchia: phylogenetic constraints versus ecophysiological adaptations.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2020 Mar 13;375(1793):20190132. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Department of Organismal Biology, Subdepartment of Evolution and Development, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18A, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0132DOI Listing
March 2020

Microanatomy of the stem-turtle Pappochelys rosinae indicates a predominantly fossorial mode of life and clarifies early steps in the evolution of the shell.

Sci Rep 2019 Jul 18;9(1):10430. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, MRC 121, Washington, DC, 20560, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46762-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6639533PMC
July 2019

Cranial shape variation in jacarean caimanines (Crocodylia, Alligatoroidea) and its implications in the taxonomic status of extinct species: The case of Melanosuchus fisheri.

J Morphol 2018 02 15;279(2):259-273. Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, Zürich, CH-8006, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20769DOI Listing
February 2018

Trophic interactions between larger crocodylians and giant tortoises on Aldabra Atoll, Western Indian Ocean, during the Late Pleistocene.

R Soc Open Sci 2018 Jan 24;5(1):171800. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

Zoological Museum and the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171800DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5792950PMC
January 2018

Diverse Aquatic Adaptations in Nothosaurus spp. (Sauropterygia)-Inferences from Humeral Histology and Microanatomy.

PLoS One 2016 8;11(7):e0158448. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

UMR 7179 CNRS/Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité, 57 rue Cuvier CP-55, 75000 Paris France.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0158448PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4938232PMC
July 2017

A new, exceptionally preserved juvenile specimen of Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi (Diapsida) and implications for Mesozoic marine diapsid phylogeny.

Sci Rep 2017 06 30;7(1):4406. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Center for X-ray Analytics, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600, Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04514-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5493663PMC
June 2017

An updated description of the osteology of the pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri (Testudines: Testudinidae) with special focus on intraspecific variation.

J Morphol 2017 03 25;278(3):321-333. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

University of Zurich, Palaeontological Institute and Museum, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, Zurich, CH-8006, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20640DOI Listing
March 2017

Microanatomy and life history in Palaeopleurosaurus (Rhynchocephalia: Pleurosauridae) from the Early Jurassic of Germany.

Naturwissenschaften 2017 Feb 22;104(1-2). Epub 2016 Dec 22.

Palaeontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, CH-8006, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-016-1427-3DOI Listing
February 2017

Fossorial Origin of the Turtle Shell.

Curr Biol 2016 07 14;26(14):1887-94. Epub 2016 Jul 14.

Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Box Wits, 2050 Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Anatomy, College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology, PO Box 8000, Old Westbury, NY 11568, USA; Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.020DOI Listing
July 2016

Growth patterns and life-history strategies in Placodontia (Diapsida: Sauropterygia).

R Soc Open Sci 2015 Jul 8;2(7):140440. Epub 2015 Jul 8.

Department of Ecology , Zoological Institute, University of Mainz , 55099 Mainz, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.140440DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4632572PMC
July 2015

Osteoderm histology of Proterochampsia and Doswelliidae (Reptilia: Archosauriformes) and their evolutionary and paleobiological implications.

J Morphol 2015 Apr 2;276(4):385-402. Epub 2015 Feb 2.

Conicet: Rivadavia 1917, Buenos Aires, 1000-1499, Argentina; Instituto de Investigación en Paleobiología y Geología, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Museo Carlos Ameghino, Belgrano 1700, Paraje Pichi Ruca (predio Marabunta), 8300, Cipolletti, Río Negro, Argentina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20348DOI Listing
April 2015

Growth in fossil and extant deer and implications for body size and life history evolution.

BMC Evol Biol 2015 Feb 14;15:19. Epub 2015 Feb 14.

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, CH-8006, Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0295-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4332446PMC
February 2015

Early Triassic marine biotic recovery: the predators' perspective.

PLoS One 2014 19;9(3):e88987. Epub 2014 Mar 19.

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3960099PMC
December 2014

Origin of the unique ventilatory apparatus of turtles.

Nat Commun 2014 Nov 7;5:5211. Epub 2014 Nov 7.

Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 20560, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6211DOI Listing
November 2014

The origin and early evolution of Sauria: reassessing the permian Saurian fossil record and the timing of the crocodile-lizard divergence.

PLoS One 2014 27;9(2):e89165. Epub 2014 Feb 27.

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom ; GeoBio-Center, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Munich, Germany.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0089165PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3937355PMC
October 2014

A palaeoequatorial ornithischian and new constraints on early dinosaur diversification.

Proc Biol Sci 2014 09;281(1791):20141147

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1147DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4132680PMC
September 2014

Bone histology of phytosaur, aetosaur, and other archosauriform osteoderms (Eureptilia, Archosauromorpha).

Anat Rec (Hoboken) 2014 Feb 24;297(2):240-60. Epub 2013 Dec 24.

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, CH-8006 Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.22849DOI Listing
February 2014

European origin of placodont marine reptiles and the evolution of crushing dentition in Placodontia.

Nat Commun 2013 ;4:1621

Palaeontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Zurich CH-8006, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms2633DOI Listing
October 2013

Evolutionary origin of the turtle shell.

Curr Biol 2013 Jun 30;23(12):1113-9. Epub 2013 May 30.

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, 210 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.003DOI Listing
June 2013

Evolution of bone compactness in extant and extinct moles (Talpidae): exploring humeral microstructure in small fossorial mammals.

BMC Evol Biol 2013 Feb 26;13:55. Epub 2013 Feb 26.

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, Zürich, CH-8006, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-13-55DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3599842PMC
February 2013

Caught in the act: the first record of copulating fossil vertebrates.

Biol Lett 2012 Oct 20;8(5):846-8. Epub 2012 Jun 20.

Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0361DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3440985PMC
October 2012

Developmental palaeontology of Reptilia as revealed by histological studies.

Semin Cell Dev Biol 2010 Jun 11;21(4):462-70. Epub 2009 Nov 11.

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, CH-8006 Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2009.11.005DOI Listing
June 2010

Homeotic effects, somitogenesis and the evolution of vertebral numbers in recent and fossil amniotes.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010 Feb 11;107(5):2118-23. Epub 2010 Jan 11.

Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D-10115 Berlin, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0912622107DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2836685PMC
February 2010

Skeletal development in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis (Testudines: Trionychidae).

J Morphol 2009 Nov;270(11):1381-99

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, Zürich 8006, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10766DOI Listing
November 2009

A thin-shelled reptile from the Late Triassic of North America and the origin of the turtle shell.

Proc Biol Sci 2009 Feb;276(1656):507-13

Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2008.1196DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664348PMC
February 2009

Aging the oldest turtles: the placodont affinities of Priscochelys hegnabrunnensis.

Naturwissenschaften 2008 Sep 9;95(9):803-10. Epub 2008 May 9.

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, CH-8006 Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-008-0386-8DOI Listing
September 2008

The ontogeny of the shell in side-necked turtles, with emphasis on the homologies of costal and neural bones.

J Morphol 2008 Aug;269(8):1008-21

Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, CH-8006 Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10637DOI Listing
August 2008

Shell bone histology indicates terrestrial palaeoecology of basal turtles.

Proc Biol Sci 2007 Aug;274(1620):1885-93

Institute of Palaeontology, University of Bonn, Nussallee 8, 53115 Bonn, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2007.0499DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2270937PMC
August 2007