Professor Michael J Benton

B.Sc.(Aberd.), Ph.D.(N'cle)

  • BS8 1TQ

1990 …2020

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Research Output

2020

Body dimensions of the extinct giant shark Otodus megalodon: A 2D reconstruction

Cooper, J. A., Pimiento, C., Ferrón, H. G. & Benton, M. J., 8 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Scientific Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

The oldest lambeosaurine dinosaur from Europe: Insights into the arrival of Tsintaosaurini

Conti, S., Vila, B., Sellés, A. G., Galobart, À., Benton, M. J. & Prieto-Márquez, A., 1 Mar 2020, In : Cretaceous Research. 107, 104286.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Variable preservation potential and richness in the fossil record of vertebrates

Walker, F. M., Dunhill, A. & Benton, M., 28 Feb 2020, In : Palaeontology. 63, 2, p. 313-329

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2019

Altered fluvial patterns in North China indicate rapid climate change linked to the Permian-Triassic mass extinction

Zhu, Z., Liu, Y., Kuang, H., Benton, M. J., Newell, A. J., Xu, H., An, W., Ji, S., Xu, S., Peng, N. & Zhai, Q., 14 Nov 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 11 p., 16818.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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3 Citations (Scopus)
104 Downloads (Pure)

Apparatus architecture of the conodont Nicoraella kockeli (Gondolelloidea, Prioniodinina) constrains functional interpretations

Huang, J., Martinez-Perez, C., Hu, S., Zhang, Q., Zhang, K., Zhou, C-Y., Wen, W., Xie, T., Benton, M., Chen, Z-Q., Luo, M. & Donoghue, P., 17 May 2019, In : Palaeontology. 13 p.

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Archibald Geikie and the elgin reptiles

Benton, M. J., 9 Apr 2019, Geological Society Special Publication. 1 ed. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, p. 353-359 7 p. (Geological Society Special Publication; vol. 480, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2 Citations (Scopus)

Archosauromorph extinction selectivity during the Triassic–Jurassic mass extinction

Allen, B., Stubbs, T., Benton, M. & Puttick, M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Palaeontology. 62, 2, p. 211-224 14 p., https://doi.org/10.1111/pala.12399.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
174 Downloads (Pure)

Convergence and functional evolution of longirostry in crocodylomorphs

Ballell, A., Moon, B. C., Porro, L. B., Benton, M. J. & Rayfield, E. J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Palaeontology. 62, 6, p. 867-887 21 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
134 Downloads (Pure)

Diverse earliest Triassic ostracod fauna of the non-microbialite-bearing shallow marine carbonates of the Yangou section, South China

Qiu, X., Tian, L., Wu, K., Benton, M. J., Sun, D., Yang, H. & Tong, J., 7 Sep 2019, In : Lethaia. 52, 4, p. 583-596 14 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Diversity in rhynchocephalian Clevosaurus skulls based on CT reconstruction of two Late Triassic species from Great Britain

Chambi-Trowell, S. A. V., Whiteside, D. I. & Benton, M. J., 20 Feb 2019, In : Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 64, 1, p. 41-64 24 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
94 Downloads (Pure)

Does exceptional preservation distort our view of disparity in the fossil record?

Flannery Sutherland, J. T., Moon, B., Stubbs, T. & Benton, M., 27 Feb 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1897, 10 p., 20190091.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
175 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of body plan evolution on the hydrodynamic drag and energy requirements of swimming in ichthyosaurs

Gutarra Diaz, S., Moon, B., Rahman, I., Palmer, C., Lautenschlager, S., Brimacombe, A. J. & Benton, M., 13 Mar 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1898, 9 p., 2786.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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2 Citations (Scopus)
173 Downloads (Pure)

External anatomy of the extinct giant shark Otodus megalodon

Cooper, J. A., Pimiento, C., Ferron, H. G. & Benton, M., 2019, (Submitted) In : Scientific Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Morphological disparity in theropod jaws: comparing discrete characters and geometric morphometrics

Schaeffer, J., Benton, M. J., Rayfield, E. J. & Stubbs, T. L., 3 Nov 2019, In : Palaeontology. 63, 2, p. 283-299

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Morphological innovation and the evolution of hadrosaurid dinosaurs

Stubbs, T., Benton, M., Elsler, A. & Prieto Marquez, A., 1 May 2019, In : Paleobiology. 45, 2, p. 347-362 16 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
145 Downloads (Pure)

Ontogenetic braincase development in Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) using micro-computed tomography

Bullar, C. M., Zhao, Q., Benton, M. J. & Ryan, M. J., 14 Aug 2019, In : PeerJ. 7, e7217.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
138 Downloads (Pure)

Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and biostratinomic analysis of the Jurassic Yanliao Lagerstätte in northeastern China

Yang, Z., Wang, S., Tian, Q., Wang, B., Hethke, M., McNamara, M. E., Benton, M. J., Xu, X. & Jiang, B., 15 Jan 2019, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 514, p. 739-753 15 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

Pterosaur integumentary structures with complex feather-like branching

Yang, Z., Jiang, B., McNamara, M. E., Kearns, S. L., Pittman, M., Kaye, T. G., Orr, P. J., Xu, X. & Benton, M. J., Jan 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, 1, p. 24-30 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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16 Citations (Scopus)
299 Downloads (Pure)

Reply to comments on: Macroevolutionary patterns in Rhynchocephalia: is the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) a living fossil?

Herrera-Flores, J. A., Stubbs, T. L. & Benton, M. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Palaeontology. 62, 2, p. 335-338 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

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The Early Origin of Feathers

Benton, M., Dhouailly, D., Jiang, B. & McNamara, M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 34, 9, p. 856-869 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)

The Early Triassic Jurong fish fauna, South China: Age, anatomy, taphonomy, and global correlation

Qiu, X., Xu, Y., Chen, Z. Q., Benton, M. J., Wen, W., Huang, Y. & Wu, S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Global and Planetary Change. 180, p. 33-50 18 p.

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The Middle Triassic procolophonid Kapes bentoni: computed tomography of the skull and skeleton

Zaher, M., Coram, R. A. & Benton, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Papers in Palaeontology. 5, 1, p. 111-138 28 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
165 Downloads (Pure)

The mosasaur fossil record through the lens of fossil completeness

Driscoll, D. A., Dunhill, A. M., Stubbs, T. L. & Benton, M. J., Jan 2019, In : Palaeontology. 62, 1, p. 51-75 25 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
120 Downloads (Pure)

The stem group teleost Pachycormus (Pachycormiformes: Pachycormidae) from the Upper Lias (Lower Jurassic) of Strawberry Bank, UK

Cawley, J. J., Kriwet, J., Klug, S. & Benton, M. J., 1 Jun 2019, In : PalZ. 93, 2, p. 285-302 18 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
182 Downloads (Pure)
2018

A new millipede (Diplopoda, Helminthomorpha) from the Middle Triassic Luoping biota of Yunnan, Southwest China

Huang, J., Hannibal, J. T., Feldmann, R. M., Zhang, Q., Hu, S., Schweitzer, C. E., Benton, M. J., Zhou, C., Wen, W. & Xie, T., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Paleontology. 92, 3, p. 478-487 10 p.

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A new species of Platysiagum from the Luoping Biota (Anisian, Middle Triassic, Yunnan, South China) reveals the relationship between Platysiagidae and Neopterygii

WEN, W., HU, S. X., ZHANG, Q. Y., BENTON, M. J., KRIWET, J., CHEN, Z. Q., ZHOU, C. Y., XIE, T. & HUANG, J. Y., 12 Feb 2018, In : Geological Magazine. p. 1-14 14 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
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A Rhaetian microvertebrate fauna from Stowey Quarry, Somerset, UK

Cavicchini, I., Heyworth, H. C., Duffin, C. J., Hildebrandt, C. & Benton, M. J., 8 Mar 2018, In : Proceedings of the Geologists' Association.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
209 Downloads (Pure)

Dinosaur diversification linked with the Carnian Pluvial Episode

Bernardi, M., Gianolla, P., Petti, F. M., Mietto, P. & Benton, M. J., 16 Apr 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1499.

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27 Citations (Scopus)
258 Downloads (Pure)

Environmental instability prior to end-Permian mass extinction reflected in biotic and facies changes on shallow carbonate platforms of the Nanpanjiang Basin (South China)

Tian, L., Tong, J., Xiao, Y., Benton, M. J., Song, H., Song, H., Liang, L., Wu, K., Chu, D. & Algeo, T. J., 24 May 2018, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 14 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
194 Downloads (Pure)

Fossilized skin reveals coevolution with feathers and metabolism in feathered dinosaurs and early birds

McNamara, M. E., Zhang, F., Kearns, S. L., Orr, P. J., Toulouse, A., Foley, T., Hone, D. W. E., Rogers, C. S., Benton, M. J., Johnson, D., Xu, X. & Zhou, Z., 25 May 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 7 p., 2072.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
246 Downloads (Pure)

Framboidal pyrite evidence for persistent low oxygen levels in shallow-marine facies of the Nanpanjiang Basin during the Permian-Triassic transition

Xiao, Y., Wu, K., Tian, L., Benton, M. J., Du, Y., Yang, H. & Tong, J., 15 Dec 2018, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 511, p. 243-255 13 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
110 Downloads (Pure)

Gondolelloid multielement conodont apparatus (Nicoraella) from the Middle Triassic of Yunnan Province, southwestern China

Huang, J., Hu, S., Zhang, Q., Donoghue, P., Benton, M., Zhou, C., Martinez-Perez, C., Wen, W., Xie, T., Chen, Z-Q., Luo, M., Yao, H. & Zhang, K., 20 Jul 2018, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 13 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
99 Downloads (Pure)
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13 Citations (Scopus)
284 Downloads (Pure)

Limuloid trackways from Permian-Triassic continental successions of North China

Shu, W., Tong, J., Tian, L., Benton, M. J., Chu, D., Yu, J. & Guo, W., 1 Nov 2018, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 508, p. 71-90 20 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
120 Downloads (Pure)

Middle Triassic conodont apparatus architecture revealed by synchrotron X-ray microtomography

Huang, J-Y., Martinez-Perez, C., Hu, S-X., Donoghue, P., Zhang, Q-Y., Zhou, C-Y., Wen, W., Benton, M., Luo, M., Yao, H. & Zhang, K., 23 Aug 2018, In : Palaeoworld. 12 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Multifaceted disparity approach reveals dinosaur herbivory flourished before the end-Cretaceous mass extinction

Norden, K., Stubbs, T., Prieto Marquez, A. & Benton, M., 5 Nov 2018, In : Paleobiology. 44, 4, p. 620–637 18 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
213 Downloads (Pure)

Non-integumentary melanosomes can bias reconstructions of the colours of fossil vertebrates

McNamara, M. E., Kaye, J. S., Benton, M. J., Orr, P. J., Rossi, V., Ito, S. & Wakamatsu, K., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 2878.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
234 Downloads (Pure)

On formation-based sampling proxies and why they should not be used to correct the fossil record

Dunhill, A. M., Hannisdal, B., Brocklehurst, N. & Benton, M. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Palaeontology. 61, p. 119-132 14 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
197 Downloads (Pure)
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5 Citations (Scopus)
183 Downloads (Pure)

Tetrapod distribution and temperature rise during the Permian–Triassic mass extinction

Bernardi, M., Petti, F. M. & Benton, M. J., 10 Jan 2018, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285, 1870, 8 p., 20172331.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
223 Downloads (Pure)
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7 Citations (Scopus)
299 Downloads (Pure)
2017

A diverse trackway-dominated marine ichnoassemblage from the Lower Triassic in the northern Paleotethys: Ichnology and implications for biotic recovery

Feng, X., Chen, Z. Q., Benton, M. J., Wu, S., Bottjer, D. J. & Thompson, J. R., 2 Dec 2017, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 17 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
172 Downloads (Pure)

Biostratigraphy and geometric morphometrics of conchostracans (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) from the Late Triassic fissure deposits of Cromhall Quarry, UK

Morton, J. D., Whiteside, D. I., Hethke, M. & Benton, M. J., May 2017, In : Palaeontology. 60, 3, p. 349–374 26 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)
260 Downloads (Pure)

Body length of bony fishes was not a selective factor during the biggest mass extinction of all time

Puttick, M., Kriwet, J., Wen, W., Hu, S., Thomas, G. H. & Benton, M., 30 Jun 2017, In : Palaeontology. 15 p.

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Cellular preservation of musculoskeletal specializations in the Cretaceous bird Confuciusornis

Jiang, B., Zhao, T., Regnault, S., Edwards, N. P., Kohn, S. C., Li, Z., Wogelius, R. A., Benton, M. J. & Hutchinson, J. R., 22 Mar 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 10 p., 14779.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
271 Downloads (Pure)
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119 Downloads (Pure)

Early Middle Triassic trace fossils from the Luoping Biota, southwestern China: Evidence of recovery from mass extinction

Luo, M., Shi, G. R., Hu, S., Benton, M. J., Chen, Z. Q., Huang, J., Zhang, Q., Zhou, C. & Wen, W., 11 Nov 2017, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 17 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
217 Downloads (Pure)

Exceptional appendage and soft-tissue preservation in a Middle Triassic horseshoe crab from SW China

Hu, S., Zhang, Q., Feldmann, R. M., Benton, M. J., Schweitzer, C. E., Huang, J., Wen, W., Zhou, C., Xie, T., Lü, T. & Hong, S., 26 Oct 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, p. 14112

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12 Citations (Scopus)
225 Downloads (Pure)

Fossilization of soft tissues

Benton, M., 1 Jul 2017, In : National Science Review. 4, 4, p. 512-513 2 p.

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