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Articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and edited volumes

2017 and in press

  • 77. Crofts, S. B., J. M. Neenan, T. M. Scheyer, and A. P. Summers. 2016. Tooth occlusal morphology in the durophagous marine reptiles, Placodontia (Reptilia: Sauropterygia). Paleobiology 43(1):114-128 [doi: 10.1017/pab.2016.27].
  • 76. Klein, N., and T. M. Scheyer. 2017. Microanatomy and life history in Palaeopleurosaurus (Rhynchocephalia: Pleurosauridae) from the Early Jurassic of Germany. The Science of Nature 104:4 [doi: 10.1007/s00114-016-1427-3].
  • 75. Mautner, A.-K., A. E. Latimer, U. Fritz, and T. M. Scheyer. in press. An updated description of the osteology of the pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri (Testudines: Testudinidae) with special focus on intraspecific variation. Journal of Morphology 278(3):321-333 [doi: 10.1002/jmor.20640].
  • 74. Mautner, A.-K., A. E. Latimer, U. Fritz, and T. M. Scheyer. 2017. 3D data and models related to the publication: An updated description of the osteology of the pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri (Testudines: Testudinidae) with special focus on intraspecific variation. MorphoMuseuM 2 (2)-e4. doi: 10.18563/m3.2.2.e4.
  • 73. Nakajima, Y., I. G. Danilov, R. Hirayama, T. Sonoda, and T. M. Scheyer. 2017. Morphological and histological evidence for the oldest known softshell turtles from Japan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e1278606 (11 pages) [doi: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1278606].
  • 72. Scheyer, T. M., E. V. Syromyatnikova, and I. G. Danilov. 2017. Turtle shell bone and osteoderm histology of Mesozoic and Cenozoic stem-trionychian Adocidae and Nanhsiungchelyidae (Cryptodira: Adocusia) from Central Asia, Mongolia, and North America. Fossil Record 20:69-85 [doi:10.5194/fr-20-69-2017].

2016

  • 71. Cerda, I. A., J. Sterli, and T. M. Scheyer. 2016. Bone shell microstructure of Condorchelys antiqua Sterli 2008, a stem turtle from the Jurassic of Patagonia [Special issue: Current advances in paleohistology : A tribute to a generation of French Paleohistologists; Laurin, M., Cubo, J. (eds.)] Comptes Rendus Palevol 15:133-146 [doi: 10.1016/j.crpv.2015.01.004].
  • 70. Hastings, A., M. Reisser, and T. M. Scheyer. 2016. Character evolution and the origin of Caimaninae (Crocodylia) in the New World tropics: new evidence from the Miocene of Panama and Venezuela. Journal of Paleontology 90(2):317-332 [doi: 10.1017/jpa.2016.37].
  • 69. Klein, N., P. M. Sander, A. Krahl, T. M. Scheyer, and A. Houssaye. 2016. Diverse aquatic adaptations in Nothosaurus spp. (Sauropterygia)-inferences from humeral histology and microanatomy. PLOS ONE 11(7):e0158448 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158448].
  • 68. Lyson, T. R., B. Rubidge, T. M. Scheyer, K. de Queiroz, E. R. Schachner, R. Smith, J. Botha-Brink, and G. S. Bever. 2016. Fossorial origin of the turtle shell. Current Biology 26(14):1887-1894 [doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.020].
  • 67. Scheyer, T. M., and M. Delfino. 2016. The late Miocene caimanine fauna (Crocodylia: Alligatoroidea) of the Urumaco Formation, Venezuela. Palaeontologia Electronica 19.3.48A: 1-57 [ Link ].
  • 66. Scheyer, T. M., and H.-D. Sues. 2016. Expanded dorsal ribs in the Late Triassic pseudosuchian reptile Euscolosuchus olseni. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e1248768 (5 pages) [doi: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1248768].
  • 65. Sobral, G., R. Reisz, J. M. Neenan, J. Müller, and T. M. Scheyer. 2016. Chapter 8: Basal reptilians, marine diapsids, and turtles: the flowering of reptile diversity; pp. 207-243 in J. A. Clack, A. N. Popper, and R. A. Fay (eds.), Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Volume 59 - Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear: Evidence from the Fossil Record. Springer, Cham, Switzerland [doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46661-3_8].

2015

  • 64. Amson, E., C. Kolb, T. M. Scheyer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2015. Growth and life history of Middle Miocene deer (Mammalia, Cervidae) based on bone histology. Comptes Rendus Palevol 14:637-645 [doi: 10.1016/j.crpv.2015.07.001].
  • 63. Cerda, I. A., J. B. Desojo, M. J. Trotteyn, and T. M. Scheyer. 2015. Osteoderm histology of Proterochampsia and Doswelliidae (Reptilia: Archosauriformes) and their evolutionary and paleobiological implications. Journal of Morphology 276(4):385-402 [doi: 10.1002/jmor.20348].
  • 62. Klein, N., A. Houssaye, J. M. Neenan, and T. M. Scheyer. 2015. Long bone histology and microanatomy of Placodontia (Diapsida: Sauropterygia). Contributions to Zoology 84(1):59-84. Link
  • 61. Klein, N., J. M. Neenan, T. M. Scheyer, and E. M. Griebeler. 2015. Growth patterns and life history strategies in Placodontia (Diapsida: Sauropterygia). Royal Society Open Science 2: 140440 [doi: 10.1098/rsos.140440].
  • 60. Kolb, C., T. M. Scheyer, K. Veitschegger, A. M. Forasiepi, E. Amson, A. A. E. van der Geer, L. W. van den Hoek Ostende, S. Hayashi, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2015. Mammalian bone palaeohistology: a survey and new data with emphasis on island forms. PeerJ 3:e1358 [doi: 10.7717/peerj.1358].
  • 59. Kolb, C., T. M. Scheyer, A. M. Lister, C. Azorit, J. de Vos, M. A. J. Schlingemann, G. E. Rössner, N. T. Monaghan, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2015. Growth in fossil and extant deer and implications for body size and life history evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:19 [doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0295-3].
  • 58. Neenan, J. M., C. Li, O. Rieppel, and T. M. Scheyer. 2015. The cranial anatomy of Chinese placodonts and the phylogeny of Placodontia (Diapsida: Sauropterygia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175(2):415-428 [doi: 10.1111/zoj.12277].
  • 57. Scheyer, T. M., A. Pérez-García, and X. Murelaga. 2015. Shell bone histology of solemydid turtles (stem Testudines): palaeoecological implications. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 15(1):199-212 [doi: 10.1007/s13127-014-0188-0].
  • 56. Scheyer, T. M., F. R. Straehl, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2015. Crocodile in a Tree - An Exhibition on Evolution and Biodiversity [ISBN: 978-3-905923-20-9]. Scidinge Hall Verlag, Zurich. 87 pp.
  • 55. Scheyer, T. M., F. R. Straehl, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2015. Das Krokodil im Baum - Eine Ausstellung über Evolution und Biodiversität [ISBN: 978-3-905923-19-3]. Scidinge Hall Verlag, Zürich. 87 pp.

2014

  • 54. Barrett, P. M., R. J. Butler, R. Mundil, T. M. Scheyer, R. B. Irmis, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2014. A palaeoequatorial ornithischian and new constraints on early dinosaur diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281(1791):20141147 [doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1147].
  • 53. Ezcurra, M. D., T. M. Scheyer, and R. J. Butler. 2014. The origin and early evolution of Sauria: reassessing the Permian saurian fossil record and the timing of the crocodile-lizard divergence. PLOS ONE 9(2):e89165 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089165].
  • 52. Houssaye, A., T. M. Scheyer, C. Kolb, V. Fischer, and P. M. Sander. 2014. A new look at ichthyosaur long bone microanatomy and histology: Implications for their adaptation to an aquatic life. PLOS ONE 9(4):e95637 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095637].
  • 51. Klein, N., and T. M. Scheyer. 2014. A new placodont sauropterygian from the Middle Triassic of the Netherlands. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 59(4):887-902 [doi: 10.4202/app.2012.0147].
  • 50. Lyson, T. R., E. R. Schachner, J. Botha-Brink, T. M. Scheyer, M. Lambertz, G. S. Bever, B. Rubidge, and K. de Queiroz. 2014. Origin of the unique ventilatory apparatus of turtles. Nature Communications 5:5211 [doi: 10.1038/ncomms6211].
  • 49. Maxwell, E. E., T. M. Scheyer, and D. A. Fowler. 2014. An evolutionary and developmental perspective on the loss of regionalization in the limbs of derived ichthyosaurs. Geological Magazine 151(1):29-40 [doi: 10.1017/S0016756812001070].
  • 48. Neenan, J. M., and T. M. Scheyer. 2014. New specimen of Psephoderma alpinum (Sauropterygia, Placodontia) from the Late Triassic of Schesaplana Mountain, Graubünden, Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 107(2-3):349-357 [doi: 10.1007/s00015-014-0173-9].
  • 47. Neenan, J., C. Li, O. Rieppel, F. Bernardini, C. Tuniz, G. Muscio, and T. M. Scheyer. 2014. Unique method of tooth replacement in durophagous placodont marine reptiles, with new data on the dentition of Chinese taxa. Journal of Anatomy 224(5):603-613 [doi: 10.1111/joa.12162].
  • 46. Scheyer, T. M., J. B. Desojo, and I. A. Cerda. 2014. Bone histology of phytosaur, aetosaur, and other archosauriform osteoderms (Eureptilia, Archosauromorpha). The Anatomical Record 297(2):240-260 [doi: 10.1002/ar.22849].
  • 45. Scheyer, T. M., I. G. Danilov, V. B. Sukhanov, and E. V. Syromyatnikova. 2014. The shell bone histology of fossil and extant marine turtles revisited. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112(4):701-718 [doi: 10.1111/bij.12265].
  • 44. Scheyer, T. M., C. Romano, J. Jenks, and H. Bucher. 2014. Early Triassic marine biotic recovery: the predators' perspective. PLOS ONE 9(3):e88987 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088987].
  • 43. Scheyer, T. M., L. Schmid, H. Furrer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2014. An assessment of age determination in fossil fish: the case of the opercula in the Mesozoic actinopterygian Saurichthys. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 133(2):243-257 [doi: 10.1007/s13358-014-0068-4].

2013

  • 42. Cerda, I. A., J. B. Desojo, T. M. Scheyer, and C. L. Schultz. 2013. Osteoderm microstructure of "rauisuchian" archosaurs from South America. Geobios 46(4):273-283 [doi: 10.1016/j.geobios.2013.01.004].
  • 41. Delfino, M., T. M. Scheyer, F. Chesi, T. Fletcher, R. Gemel, S. MacDonald, M. Rabi, and S. W. Salisbury. 2013. Gross morphology and microstructure of type locality ossicles of Psephophorus polygonus Meyer, 1847 (Testudines, Dermochelyidae). Geological Magazine 150(5):767-782 [doi:10.1017/S001675681200091X].
  • 40. Lyson, T. R., G. S. Bever, T. M. Scheyer, A. Hsiang, and J. A. Gauthier. 2013. Evolutionary origin of the turtle shell. Current Biology 23(12):1113-1119 [doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.003].
  • 39. Meier, P. S., C. Bickelmann, T. M. Scheyer, D. Koyabu, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2013. Evolution of bone compactness in extant and extinct moles (Talpidae): exploring humeral microstructure in small fossorial mammals. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:55 [doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-55].
  • 38. Neenan, J. M., N. Klein, and T. M. Scheyer. 2013. European origin of placodont marine reptiles and the evolution of crushing dentition in Placodontia. Nature Communications 4:1621 [doi: 10.1038/ncomms2633].
  • 37. Pérez-García, A., T. M. Scheyer, and X. Murelaga. 2013. The turtles from the uppermost Jurassic and Early Cretaceous of Galve (Iberian Range, Spain): anatomical, systematic, biostratigraphic and palaeobiogeographical implications. Cretaceous Research 44:64-82 [doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2013.03.011].
  • 36. Scheyer, T. M., I. Werneburg, C. Mitgutsch, M. Delfino, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2013 (16. August 2012). Three ways to tackle the turtle: integrating fossils, comparative embryology, and microanatomy; pp. 63-70 in D. B. Brinkman, P. A. Holroyd, and J. D. Gardner (eds.), Morphology and Evolution of Turtles. Proceedings of the Gaffney Turtle Symposium (2009) in Honor of Eugene S Gaffney. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series. Springer, Dordrecht [ISBN 978-94-007-4308-3; 577 pp.].
  • 35. Scheyer, T. M., O. A. Aguilera, M. Delfino, D. C. Fortier, A. A. Carlini, R. Sánchez, J. D. Carrillo-Briceńo, L. Quiroz, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2013. Crocodylian diversity peak and extinction in the late Cenozoic of the northern Neotropics. Nature Communications 4:1907 [doi: 10.1038/ncomms2940].
  • 34. Straehl, F. R., T. M. Scheyer, A. M. Forasiepi, R. D. McPhee, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2013. Evolutionary patterns of bone histology and bone compactness in xenarthran mammal long bones. PLoS ONE 8(7):e69275 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069275].

2012

  • 33. Hugi, J., and T. M. Scheyer. 2012. Ossification sequences and associated ontogenetic changes in the bone histology of pachypleurosaurids from Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland/Italy). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(2):315-327 [doi: 10.1080/02724634.2012.646376].
  • 32. Joyce, W. G., N. Micklich, S. Schaal, and T. M. Scheyer. 2012. Caught in the act: the first record of copulating fossil vertebrates. Biology Letters 8:846-848 [doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0361].
  • 31. Neenan, J. M., and T. M. Scheyer. 2012. The braincase and inner ear of Placodus gigas (Sauropterygia: Placodontia) - a new reconstruction based on micro-computed tomographic data. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32:1350-1357 [doi: 10.1080/02724634.2012.695241].
  • 30. Pérez-García, A., T. M. Scheyer, and X. Murelaga. 2012. New interpretations on Dortoka vasconica Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga, a freshwater turtle with an unusual carapace. Cretaceous Research 36:151-161 [doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2012.03.006].
  • 29. Scheyer, T. M. 2012. Diversidad y Gigantismo en los Cocodrilos Fósiles; pp. 245-258 in M. R. Sánchez-Villagra (ed.), Venezuela Paleontológica. Printworkart Press, Zurich [382 pp.].
  • 28. Scheyer, T. M., T. Mörs, and E. Einarsson. 2012. First record of soft-shelled turtles (Cryptodira, Trionychidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32:1027-1032 [doi: 10.1080/02724634.2012.685036].
  • 27. Scheyer, T. M., J. M. Neenan, S. Renesto, F. Saller, H. Hagdorn, H. Furrer, O. Rieppel, and A. Tintori. 2012. Revised paleoecology of placodonts - with a comment on 'The shallow marine placodont Cyamodus of the central European Germanic Basin: its evolution, paleobiogeography and paleoecology' by C.G. Diedrich (Historical Biology, iFirst article, 2011, 1-19, doi: 10.1080/ 08912963.2011.575938). Historical Biology 24:257-267 [doi: 10.1080/08912963.2011.621083].

2011

  • 26. Hugi, J., T. M. Scheyer, P. M. Sander, N. Klein, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2011. Long bone microstructure gives new insights into the life of pachypleurosaurids from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland/Italy. Comptes Rendus Palevol 10(5-6):413-426 [doi: 10.1016/j.crpv.2011.03.009].
  • 25. Kolb, C., M. R. Sánchez-Villagra, and T. M. Scheyer. 2011. The palaeohistology of the basal ichthyosaur Mixosaurus Baur, 1887 (Ichthyopterygia, Mixosauridae) from the Middle Triassic: palaeobiological implications. Comptes Rendus Palevol 10(5-6):403-411 [doi: 10.1016/j.crpv.2010.10.008].
  • 24. Scheyer, T. M., and J. B. Desojo. 2011. Palaeohistology and external microanatomy of rauisuchian osteoderms (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia). Palaeontology 54(6):1289-1302 [doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01098.x].
  • 23. Scheyer, T. M., and M. Moser. 2011. Survival of the thinnest - Rediscovery of Bauer's (1898) ichthyosaur tooth sections from Upper Jurassic lithographic limestone quarries, south Germany. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 104(Suppl 1): 147-157 [doi: 10.1007/s00015-011-0076-y].

2010

  • 22. Delfino, M., T. M. Scheyer, U. Fritz, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2010. An integrative approach to examining a homology question: shell structures in soft-shelled turtles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99(2):462-476.
  • 21. Hayashi, S., K. Carpenter, T. M. Scheyer, M. Watabe, and D. Suzuki. 2010. Function and evolution of ankylosaur dermal armor. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55(2):213-228.
  • 20. Müller, J., T. M. Scheyer, J. J. Head, P. M. Barrett, I. Werneburg, P. G. P. Ericson, D. Pol, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2010. Homeotic effects, somitogenesis and the evolution of vertebral numbers in recent and fossil amniotes. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 107(5):2118-2123.
  • 19. Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., and T. M. Scheyer. 2010. Fossil turtles from the northern Neotropics: the Urumaco sequence fauna and finds from other localities in Venezuela and Colombia; pp. 173-191 in M. R. Sánchez-Villagra, O. A. Aguilera, and A. A. Carlini (eds.), Urumaco and Venezuelan Palaeontology - The Fossil Record of the Northern Neotropics. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
  • 18. Scheyer, T. M. 2010. New interpretation of the postcranial skeleton and overall body shape of the placodont Cyamodus hildegardis Peyer, 1931 (Reptilia, Sauropterygia). Palaeontologia Electronica Vol. 13, Issue 2; 15A:15p; Link
  • 17. Scheyer, T. M., and J. W. Moreno-Bernal. 2010. Fossil crocodylians from Venezuela in the context of South American faunas; pp. 192-213 in M. R. Sánchez-Villagra, O. A. Aguilera, and A. A. Carlini (eds.), Urumaco and Venezuelan Palaeontology - The Fossil Record of the Northern Neotropics. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
  • 16. Scheyer, T. M., N. Klein, and P. M. Sander. 2010. Developmental palaeontology of Reptilia as revealed by histological studies. In: Developmental Vertebrate Palaeontology (Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., ed.). Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 21(4):462-470.

2009

  • 15. Joyce, W. G., S. G. Lucas, T. M. Scheyer, A. B. Heckert, and A. P. Hunt. 2009. A thin-shelled reptile from the Late Triassic of North America and the origin of the turtle shell. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 276(1656):507-513.
  • 14. Klein, N., T. Scheyer, and T. Tütken. 2009. Skeletochronology and isotopic analysis of a captive individual of Alligator mississippiensis Daudin, 1802. Fossil Record 12(2):121-131.
  • 13. Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., H. Müller, C. A. Sheil, T. M. Scheyer, H. Nagashima, and S. Kuratani. Skeletal development in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis (Testudines: Trionychidae). Journal of Morphology 27(11):1381-1399.
  • 12. Scheyer, T. M. 2009. Conserved bone microstructure in the shells of long-necked and short-necked chelid turtles (Testudinata: Pleurodira). Fossil Record 12(1):47-57.
  • 11. Scheyer, T. M., and P. M. Sander. 2009. Bone microstructures and mode of skeletogenesis in osteoderms of three pareiasaur taxa from the Permian of South Africa. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(6):1153-1162.

2008

  • 10. Gaffney, E. S., T. M. Scheyer, K. G. Johnson, J. Bocquentin Villanueva, and O. Aguilera. 2008. Two new species of the side necked turtle genus, Bairdemys (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae), from the Miocene of Venezuela. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 82:209-229.
  • 9. Scheyer, T. M., and J. Anquetin. 2008. Bone histology of the Middle Jurassic turtle shell remains from Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England. Lethaia 41:85-96.
  • 8. Scheyer, T. M. 2008. Aging the oldest turtles: the placodont affinities of Priscochelys hegnabrunnensis. Naturwissenschaften 95:803-810.
  • 7. Scheyer, T. M., B. Brüllmann, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2008. The ontogeny of the shell in side-necked turtles, with emphasis on the homologies of costal and neural bones. Journal of Morphology 269:1008-1021.

2007

  • 6. Scheyer, T. M. 2007. Comparative bone histology of the turtle shell (carapace and plastron): implications for turtle systematics, functional morphology, and turtle origins. PhD Thesis, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, University of Bonn, Germany. 343 pages [URN: Link URL: Link ]
  • 5. Scheyer, T. M. 2007. Skeletal histology of the armor of Placodontia: the occurrence of 'postcranial fibro-cartilaginous bone' and its developmental implications. Journal of Anatomy 211:737-753.
  • 4. Scheyer, T. M., and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2007. Carapace bone histology in the giant pleurodiran turtle Stupendemys geographicus: phylogeny and function. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52:137-154.
  • 3. Scheyer, T. M., and P. M. Sander. 2007. Shell bone histology indicates terrestrial palaeoecology of basal turtles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 274:1885-1893.
  • 2. Scheyer, T. M., P. M. Sander, W. G. Joyce, W. Böhme & U. Witzel. 2007. A plywood structure in the shell of fossil and living soft-shelled turtles (Trionychidae) and its evolutionary implications. Organisms, Diverstiy & Evolution 7(2):136-144.

2004

  • 1. Scheyer, T. M., and P. M. Sander. 2004. Histology of ankylosaur osteoderms: implications for systematics and function. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):874-893.

Extended Abstracts & Symposia Contributions

  • Scheyer, T. M. Bone histology of marine turtle shells through time. [Symposium "New advances in paleohistological studies"] 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, 08.-12. July 2013.
  • Scheyer, T. M. Integration morphologischer, knochenhistologischer und embryologischer Datensätze - drei paläobiologische Fallbeispiele (Schildkröten, Krokodile und marine Reptilien aus der Trias-Zeit) [invited keynote lecture]. 6. Graduiertentreffen der Fachgruppe Morphologie der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Ulm University, Germany, 10.-13.10.2013.
  • Scheyer, T. M., J. M. Neenan, N. Klein, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2012. The rise of Mesozoic marine reptiles and a review of the developmental record. [Centenary Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft - Programme, Abstracts, and Field Guides, Berlin, 24.-29.09.2012]. Terra Nostra. Schriften der GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung - 2012/3:152-153.
  • Scheyer, T. M., O. A. Aguilera, D. C. Fortier, R. Sánchez, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2012: Neogene crocodylian megadiversity peak and faunal succession in Venezuela. [Symposium talk, Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology Annual Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 17-20 Oktober 2012] Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2012, 167A.
  • Scheyer, T. M., and J. M. Neenan. 2010. Evolution and paleobiology of marine reptiles: using Placodontia as a case study for integrating osteological and 3D imaging, developmental, and paleohistological data. International Symposium on Triassic and Later Marine Vertebrate Faunas, August 28-September 8, Beijing, China. Conference Abstract Book, 78-81.
  • Scheyer, T. M., I. Werneburg, C. Mitgutsch, M. Delfino, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2009: Three ways to tackle the turtle: integrating evolutionary, developmental, and bone histological data to elucidate a highly peculiar body plan; pp. 154-161. In: Braman, D. R. (ed.), Gaffney Turtle Symposium Abstracts and Program, Royal Tyrrell Museum Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, October 17.-18. 2009.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2009. Integration paläontologischer und entwicklungsbiologischer Daten -Vergleichende Studien an rezenten Reptilien und fossilen Formen aus dem UNESCO Weltnaturerbe Monte San Giorgio, Tessin, Schweiz. 79. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft in Bonn, University of Bonn, Germany, 5.-7.10.2009. Terra Nostra 3:103-104.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2006. Vergleichende Untersuchungen der Knochenmikrostruktur des Schildkrötenpanzers - Funktionelle, phylogenetische und palökologische Fragestellungen. Berichte-Reports, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel 22:116-118.

Further Abstracts

  • Amson, E., T. M. Scheyer, C. Kolb, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2015. New data on cervid histology - Life history and allometry. 3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology (ISPH), Bonn, Germany, 02.07.-05.07.2015: 52.
  • Crofts, S. B., J. M. Neenan, and T. M. Scheyer. 2015. Changes in placodont tooth morphology and replacement. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual Meeting, Abstract Book, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 03.-07. January 2015: 71.
  • Lyson T, E. R. Schachner, J. Botha-Brink, T. M. Scheyer, M. Lambertz, G. S. Bever, B. Rubidge, and K. de Queiroz. 2015. Origin of the unique ventilatory apparatus of turtles. PeerJ PrePrints 3:e1377 [doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1128v1].
  • Lyson, T. R., T. M. Scheyer, B. Rubidge, K. de Queiroz, E. R. Schachner, R. M. Smith, and G. Bever. 2015. Fossorial adaptations in earliest stem turtles drove the evolution of their unique body plan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2015:169-170.
  • Rössner, G. E., L. Costeur, and T. M. Scheyer. 2015. Evolutionary evaluation of fundamental processes in the antler cycle as revealed by internal bone structure. 63rd Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), Southampton, UK, 29.08.-04.09.2015: 64.
  • Scheyer, T. M., L. Schmid, H. Furrer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2015. Opercular microanatomy and microstructure in the Mesozoic predatory fish Saurichthys (Actinopterygii). 3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology (ISPH), Bonn, Germany, 02.07.-05.07.2015:
  • Jaquier, V. P., and T. M. Scheyer. 2014. The long-necked Tanystropheus: a bone histological analysis. European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) meeting, Torino, Italy, 24.-28.06.2014: 81.
  • Klein, N., T. M. Scheyer, A. Houssaye, and J. Neenan. 2014. Microanatomy and bone histology of Placodontia. European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) meeting, Torino, Italy, 24.-28.06.2014: 85.
  • Lyson, T., E. Schachner, J. Botha-Brink, T. Scheyer, M. Lambertz, G. Bever, B. Rubidge, and K. de Queiroz. 2014. Origin of the unique ventilatory apparatus of turtles. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2014:171.
  • Scheyer, T. M., C. Romano, J. Jenks, and H. Bucher. 2014. The Early Triassic marine biotic recovery: a predator's perspective. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 46:419.
  • Scheyer, T. M., C. Romano, J. Jenks, and H. Bucher. 2014. The Early Triassic marine biotic recovery from a predator's perspective. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2014:223.
  • Scheyer, T. M., M. Delfino, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2014. The Miocene crocodylian fauna of Venezuela - New insights into cranial anatomy and taxonomic composition. European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) meeting, Torino, Italy, 24.-28.06.2014: 134.
  • Strauss, O., M. Delfino, M. R. Sánchez-Villagra, and T. M. Scheyer. 2014. Postcranial osteology of a new specimen of the caimanine Purussaurus from the Neogene of Venezuela. European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) meeting, Torino, Italy, 24.-28.06.2014: 142.
  • Cerda, I. A., J. Sterli, and T. M. Scheyer. 2013. Preliminary data on the bone shell microstructure of Condorchelys antiqua Sterli 2008, a stem turtle from the Jurassic of Patagonia. Argentinean Symposium of the Jurassic.
  • Ezcurra, M. D., R. J. Butler, and T. Scheyer. 2013. The Permian archosauromorph record revisited: a new species from Tanzania and the potentially oldest archosauriform. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2013:124.
  • Jaquier, V. and T. M. Scheyer. 2013. Die Halswirbelsäule des Giraffenhalssauriers: eine knochenhistologische Untersuchung. 6. Graduiertentreffen der Fachgruppe Morphologie der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Ulm University, Germany, 10.-13.10.2013.
  • Lyson, T. R., G. S. Bever, T. M. Scheyer, A. Y. Hsiang, and J. A. Gauthier. 2013. The deep history of the turtle shell: integrating fossil and developmental data. 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, 08.-12. July 2013, 2013.
  • Maxwell, E. E., T. M. Scheyer, and D. A. Fowler. 2013. Development and evolution of the mesopodialization of the ichthyosaurian limb skeleton. 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, 08.-12. July 2013.
  • Maxwell, E. E., Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., T. M. Scheyer, L. Schmid, L. A. B. Wilson, and H. Furrer. 2013. On the taxonomy, life history and evolutionary patterns of diversification of the basal actinopteryigian fish Saurichthys: 61st Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), 27.-30. August 2013, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Neenan, J. M., and T. M. Scheyer. 2013. Systematics, origins and palaeoecology of placodont marine reptiles (Sauropterygia, Placodontiformes). 57th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association, Zurich, Switzerland. [Winner: Special Commendation for James]
  • Neenan, J. M., C. Li, O. Rieppel, F. Bernardini, C. Tuniz, G. Muscio, and T. M. Scheyer. 2013. Unique method of tooth replacement in Placodontia (Diapsida, Sauropterygia), with new data on the dentition of Chinese taxa. 11th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lausanne, 15.-16.November 2013.
  • Scheyer, T. M., J. B. Desojo, and I. A. Cerda. 2013. Osteoderm microstructure of phytosaurs and aetosaurs (Eureptilia, Archosauriformes). 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, 08.-12. July 2013.
  • Scheyer, T., and J. Neenan. Bone histology of placodont marine reptiles (Sauropterygia) from Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2013:206.
  • Barrett, P. M., R. J. Butler, R. B. Irmis, T. M. Scheyer, and M. Sánchez-Villagra. 2012. A new ornithischian dinosaur from the Venezuelan Andes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2012, 60A.
  • Butler, R. J., P. M. Barrett, R. B. Irmis, T. M. Scheyer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2012. A new primitive ornithischian dinosaur from the La Quinta Formation of Venezuela. 56th Annual Meeting, The Palaeontological Association (PalAss), 16th-18th December, 2012, Dublin.
  • Delfino, M., T. M. Scheyer, F. Chesi, T. Fletcher, et al. Ossicle gross morphology and microstructure of Psephophorus polygonus Meyer, 1847 (Testudines, Dermochelyidae). Program and Abstracts - Symposium on Turtle Evolution, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1-4 June 2012: 18.
  • Ehrbar, I., H. Furrer, and T. Scheyer. 2012. Pachypleurosaurs from the Ducan area - validation of the species Neusticosaurus staubi? 10th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Bern 2012.
  • Kolb, C., M. A. J. Schlingemann, T. M. Scheyer, C. Azorit, J. de Vos, N. T. Monaghan, A. M. Lister, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2012: Bone and tooth histological growth patterns in fossil and recent deer and their implications for island evolution. 60th Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Oxford, UK, 10.-15. September, 2012: 15.
  • Lyson, T. R., G. S. Bever, T. M. Scheyer, A. Hsiang, and J. A. Gauthier. 2012. Evolutionary developmental model for the origin of the turtle shell. Program and Abstracts - Symposium on Turtle Evolution, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1-4 June 2012: 28.
  • Neenan, J. M., and T. M. Scheyer. 2012. The cranial morphology of the Chinese placodont Psephochelys polyosteoderma (Sauropterygia, Placodontia), a reconstruction based on ÎĽCT data. 60th Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Oxford, UK, 10.-15. September, 2012: 18-19.
  • Neenan, J., and T. Scheyer. 2012. Comparative skull anatomy of placodonts (Diapsida: Sauropterygia) using ÎĽCT scanning - implications for palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology. 10th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Bern 2012.
  • Pérez-García, A., T. M. Scheyer, and X. Murelaga. 2012. The Mesozoic turtles from Galve (Spain): An update. In 10th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists. Teruel: Fundacion Conjunto Paleontologico de Teruel-Dinopolis (Fundamental, 20) [290 pp.], 185-186.
  • Scheyer, T. M., A. Pérez-García, and X. Murelaga. 2012. Bone microstructure of selected fossil turtle shell plates from the Cretaceous of Spain (Solemydidae and Dortokidae). Program and Abstracts - Symposium on Turtle Evolution, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1-4 June 2012: 39.
  • Straehl, F., T. M. Scheyer, A. M. Forasiepi, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2012: Bone histology and bone compactness of fossil and extant xenarthran long bones. 60th Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Oxford, UK, 10.-15. September, 2012: 22.

  • Horovitz, I., T. Scheyer, A. Carlini, O. Aguilera, and M. Sánchez-Villagra. 2011. New astrapothere postcranial remains from the Late Miocene of Venezuela. SVP Program and Abstracts Book:128A.
  • Joyce, W. G., and T. M. Scheyer. 2011. The taphonomic settings of the Eocene Messel pit, Germany: insights from the turtle fauna. 22nd International Senckenberg Conference. T. Lehmann & S.F.K. Schaal (eds), The World at the Time of Messel: Puzzles in Palaeobiology, Palaeoenvironment and the History of Early Primates, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 15th-19th November 2011:87-88.
  • Scheyer, T. M., J. B. Desojo, and I. A. Cerda. 2011: Comparative palaeohistology of Triassic rauisuchian and aetosaurian osteoderms (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia). SVP Program and Abstracts Book:188A.
  • Neenan, J. M., and T. M. Scheyer. 2011. The braincase of Placodus gigas (Sauropterygia: Placodontia) - A new reconstruction based on ÎĽCT scanning. SVP Program and Abstracts Book:165A-166A.
  • Neenan, J. M., and T. M. Scheyer. 2011. The braincase and inner ear region of Placodus (Sauropterygia, Placodontia). 55th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association, 17. - 20.12.2011, Plymouth, UK, 2011:69.
  • Cerda, I. A., J. B. Desojo, T. M. Scheyer, and C. L. Schultz. 2011. Osteoderm microstructure of the rauisuchian archosaurs from the Santa Maria Formation (Middle-Late Triassic) of Brazil. IV Latinoamerican Congress of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 2011.
  • Scheyer, T. M., J. B. Desojo, and I. A. Cerda. 2011. Palaeohistology and microanatomy of Triassic rauisuchian osteoderms (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) and a preliminary comparison with selected outgroup taxa (i.e., aetosaurs and Revueltosaurus). 1st International Symposium on Paleohistology (ISPH), Institut Catalŕ de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Sabadell, Spain, 18-20 July 2011.
  • Geiger, M., L. A. B. Wilson, L. Costeur, T. M. Scheyer, O. Aguilera, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2011. Giant rodents from the northern Neotropics - taxonomic, phylogenetic and developmental aspects of their evolution within the caviomorph radiation. 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists Heraklion, Crete, 14-19 June 2011:27-28.
  • Kolb, C., J. De Vos, T. M. Scheyer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2011. The ontogeny of bone histology in the dwarfed island deer Candiacervus from the Late Pleistocene of Crete. 9th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists Heraklion, Crete, 14-19 June 2011:31-32.
  • Delfino, M., M. Rabi, R. Gemel, F. Chesi, and T. M. Scheyer. 2011. The type locality material of Psephophorus polygonus Meyer, 1847: whereabouts, gross morphology and histology. 9th Annual EAVP Meeting, Heraklion, Crete, 14-19 June 2011:22-23.
  • Hugi, J., T. M. Scheyer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2010. On becoming aquatic: the case of the marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) and the pachypleurosaurs from the Triassic of Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland. SVP Program and Abstracts Book: 8A.
  • Kolb, C., T. Scheyer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2010. The palaeohistology of the basal ichthyosaur Mixosaurus Baur, 1887 (Ichthyosauria, Mixosauridae) from the Middle Triassic: palaeobiological implications. 80. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft in München, 6.-8.10.2010. Zitteliana B 29:62.
  • Müller, J., T. Scheyer, J. Head, P. Barrett, I. Werneburg, and M. Sánchez-Villagra. 2010. Genes, development, and fossil morphologies: an example from vertebrates. 80. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft in München, 6.-8.10.2010. Zitteliana B 29:75.
  • Nakajima, H., I. G. Danilov, R. Hirayama, and T. M. Scheyer. 2010. The evolution of "plywood like structure" in soft-shell turtles [in Japanese]. 2010 Annual Meeting of Palaeontological Society of Japan, June 12, 2010 (Saturday) - June 13 (Sunday), Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2010. Cyamodus hildegardis Peyer, 1931 (Sauropterygia: Placodontia) from the Middle Triassic of Monte San Giorgio (Ticino) - new interpretation of the postcranial skeleton. 80. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft in München, 6.-8.10.2010. Zitteliana B 29:90.
  • Hugi, J., T. M. Scheyer, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2009. Ontogenetic and histological approaches to the study of limb evolution in pachypleurosaurs, with comparison to recent forms. 79. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft in Bonn, University of Bonn, Germany, 5.-7.10.2009. Terra Nostra 3:54-55.
  • Hugi, J., T. M. Scheyer, C. Mitgutsch, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2009. Fossilised ontogenies: morphology and ossification sequence of limbs in sauropterygian and ichthyosaurian clades from the UNESCO world heritage site of Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland, with a comparison to Recent reptiles. SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 118A.
  • Müller, J., T. M. Scheyer, P. M. Barrett, I. Werneburg, P. G. P. Ericson, J. Head, D. Pol, M. R. Sanchéz-Villagra. The evolution of vertebral numbers in recent and fossil amniotes. 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP), 20.-26.7.2009, Berlin, Germany.
  • Scheyer, T. M., J. Hugi, M. Delfino, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2009. Fossilized ontogenies: osteological and bone microstructural case studies of fossil marine reptiles from the UNESCO world heritage site of Monte San Giorgio, Ticino, Switzerland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (Supplement to No. 3):177A.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2008. Bone histological and developmental aspects of the turtle shell: comparison with placodont armor and an assessment of Priscochelys hegnabrunnensis (Middle Triassic, southern Germany). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28, (Supplement to No. 3):137A.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2008. Knochenhistologische und entwicklungsbiologische Aspekte des Schildkrötenpanzers im Vergleich mit der Panzerschale von Placodontiern (Sauropterygia) sowie der Status von Priscochelys hegnabrunnensis (Muschelkalk, Süddeutschland); pp. 56-57 in S.-B. Löffler, and A. Freiwald (eds.), Erlanger Geologische Abhandlungen, Sonderband 6, Institut für Geologie der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2008: Bone histology and the evolution and development of the vertebrate skeleton - case studies of recent sauropsids and fossils from the UNESCO world heritage site of Monte San Giorgio, Ticino, Switzerland. 2nd EED - Euro Evo Devo Converence Meeting, Ghent, Belgium, July 29. - August 01. 2008. pp. 176-177.
  • Müller, J., T. M. Scheyer, P. M. Barrett, P. Ericson, J. J. Head, D. Pol, I. Werneburg, R. J. Asher, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2008: Amniote paleontology and development: evolution of vertebral counts and other case studies. 2nd EED - Euro Evo Devo Converence Meeting, Ghent, Belgium, July 29. - August 01. 2008. pp. 139-140.
  • Scheyer T. M., B. Brüllmann, W. Maier, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2007. The ontogeny of the shell in side-necked turtles, with emphysis on the homologies of costal and neural bones. 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris 16-21 July 2007, Abstracts:112.
  • Scheyer T. M., and P. M. Sander. 2007. Comparative bone histology of the turtle shell (carapace and plastron): implications for turtle systematics, functional morphology, and turtle origins. 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris 16-21 July 2007, Abstracts:112.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2006. Amniote osteoderm and turtle shell bone histology: turtle origins remain enigmatic. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26, (Supplement to No. 3):121A.
  • Scheyer, T. M., and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2005. Auswirkungen phylogenetischer und funktioneller Zwänge auf die Knochenhistologie von Schildkrötenpanzern; pp. 114-115 in B. Hubmann, and W. E. Piller (eds.), 75. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft - Beitragskurzfassungen. - Berichte des Institutes für Erdwissenschaften. Institut für Erdwissenschaften, Bereich Geologie und Paläontologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz.
  • Scheyer, T. M., P. M. Sander, W. G. Joyce, W. Böhme, and U. Witzel. 2005. Is a bullet-proof vest linked to the evolutionary success of soft-shelled turtles (Trionychidae)? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25, (Supplement to No. 3):110A.
  • Winkler, J. D., Scheyer, T., Aguilera, O. and Sánchez-Villagra, M. R. 2005. Palaeobiology and diversity of the turtle fauna from the Late Miocene Urumaco Formation in Venezuela; p. 113, Fifth World Congress of Herpetology, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2004. Biomechanische Besonderheiten im knochenhistologischen Internbau von Osteodermen; p. 202, Geobiologie - 74. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft, Göttingen, 02. bis 08. Oktober 2004, Göttingen.
  • Scheyer, T. M. 2002. Histological examination of ankylosaur osteoderms: implications for growth and functional morphology; p. 295, Geo 2002 - Planet Erde: Vergangenheit, Entwicklung; Zukunft. 1. bis 5. Oktober 2002 in Würzburg. Programm und Kurzfassungen. Niebuhr, B. (Hsrg.), Hannover.