Publications

Recent Publications by Senior Researchers (2009-2014) : 


Abernethy, A.R., and Wallace, S.C. 2011. Extreme Variation in the Sagittal Crest of Tapirus polkensis from Northeastern TN, pp. 7-9 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.). Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research. West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Agenbroad. L.D., Mead, J.I., Haynes, C.V., and Hevly, R.H.  2013. Fossil fauna and flora from the late Pleistocene Cerros Negros Locality, Pinal County, Arizona: with an update of reported post-1970 Arizona Mammuthus and all Mammut localities from Arizona.  Southwestern Naturalist 58:50-53.

Arnaudo, M.E., Soibelzon, L.H., Bona,P., and Schubert, B.W. 2013.  First Description of the Auditory Region of a Tremarctinae (Ursid, Mammalia) Bear: The Case of Arctotherium angustidens.  Journal of Mammalian Evolution.

Bell, C.J., Hollenshead, M.G., Mead, J.I., and Swift, S.L. 2010. Presence of a urinary bladder in Egernia depressa (Squamata : Scincidae) in Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museums 25 :459-462.

Bell, C.J. and Mead, J.I. 2014. Not enough skeletons in the closet: collections-based anatomical research in an age of conservation conscience. The Anatomical Record 297:344-348.

Bell, C.J., Mead, J.I., and Hollenshead, M.  2010. Sand shimmying as predator avoidance behaviour in Ctenophorus reticulatus and Ctenophorus femoralisWestern Australian Naturalist 27 (1): 54-55.

Bell, C.J., Mead, J.I. and Swift, S.L.  2009.  Cranial osteology of Moloch horridus (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae).  Records of the Western Australian Museum 25:201-237. 

Boardman, G.S. and Schubert, B.W.. 2011. First Mio-Pliocene Salamander Fossil Assemblage from the Southern Appalachians.  Palaeontologia Electronica 14:1-19.

Bright, J., Kaufman, D.S., Forman, S.L., McIntosh, W. C., Mead, J.I., Baez,  A.  2010. Comparative dating of a new Bison-bearing late-Pleistocene deposit, Terapa, Sonora, Mexico.  Quaternary Geochronology 5 :631-643.

van Bruggen, A. C.,  and Mead, J.I.. 2012. Albert R. Mead, 1915-2009, noted American malacologist: An obituary.    Nautilus 125:228-233.

Campos, P. F., Sher, A. Mead, J.I., Tikhonov, A.,  Buckley, M., Collins, M., Willerslev, E., and Gilbert, M.T.  2010. Clarification of the taxonomic relationship of the extant and extinct ovibovids, Ovibos, Praeovibos, Euceratherium and Bootherium. Quaternary Science Review  29 :2123-2130.

Campos, P.F., Willerslev, E., Mead, J.I., Hofreiter, M. and Gilbert, M.T.P.  2010.  Molecular identification of the extinct mountain goat, Oreamnos harringtoni (Bovidae).  Boreas 39:18-23. 

DeSantis, L.R.G., Schubert, B.W., Ungar, P.S., and Scott, J.R. 2012.  Implications of Diet for the Extinction of Saber-Toothed Cats and American Lions. PLoSONE 7:1-9.

DeSantis, L.R.G., Scott, J.R., Schubert, B.W., Donohue, S.L., McCray, B.M., Van Stolk, C.A., Winburn, A.A., Greshko, M.A., O’Hara, M.C. 2013.  Direct Comparison of 2D and 3D Dental Microwear Proxies in Extant Herbivorous and Carnivorous Mammals.  PLoSONE 8:1-11.

DeSantis, L.R.G., and Wallace, S.C. 2011. Ancient Ecology and Climate of the Gray Fossil Site, pp. 19-22 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.), Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research, West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Donahue,S., DeSantis, L.R.G., Schubert, B.W., Scott, J., Ungar. P.S. 2013. Was the Giant Short-Faced Bear a Hyper-Scavenger? A new approach to dietary study of living and fossil ursids using dental microwear analysis. PLoSONE

El Beialy, S.Y.,El Atfy, H.S., Zavada, M.S., El Khoriby, E.M. and R.H. Abu- Zied. 2010. Palynological, Palynofacies, Paleoenvironmental and Organic Geochemical Studies on the Upper Cretaceous Succession of the GPTSW- 7 Well, Northwestern Desert, Egypt. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27: 370- 385. 

Erbejeva, M. A., Mead, J.I., Alexeeva, N. V., Angelone, C., and Swift, S. L. 2011.  Taxonomic diversity of Late Cenozoic Asian and North American ochotonids (an overview). Palaeontology Electronica 14: 42A :1-9.

Gibson, M.L., and Wallace, S.C. 2011, Population Structure Based on Age-Class Distribution of Tapirus polkensis from the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, pp. 27-29 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.), Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research, West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Gibson, M.L., and Wallace, S.C. 2011, Using Morphometrics to Identify Shape Differences on Isolated Teeth in Pleistocene Tapir Species: Current Research in the Pleistocene, v. 28, p. 159-161.

Hawkins, P.L., and Wallace, S.C. 2011, Tapirus polkensis Foot Bones and their Environmental Importance at Gray, pp. 33-34 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.), Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research, West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Hawkins, P., Wallace. S.C., and Schubert, B.W.  2009.  A New Pleistocene Faunal Assemblage from Morrill Cave, Sullivan County, Tennessee: With a Preliminary Discussion of the Arvicoline Rodents.  Current Research in the Pleistocene 26:152-154. 

Hodnett, J. P., Mead, J. I. and A. Baez.  2009.  Dire wolf, Canis dirus (Mammalia; Carnivora; Canidae), from the Late Pleistocene Rancholabrean of east-central Sonora, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 54 (1):74-81. 

Hollenshead, M., Mead, J.I., Swift, S.L. 2011. Late Pleistocene Egernia group skinks (Scincidae) from Devil’s Lair, Western Australia.  Alcheringa 35: 31-51.

Hsiou, A., Winck, G.,Schubert, B.W.,and Avilla, L. 2013. On the Presence of Eunectes murinus (Squamata, Serpentes) from the Late Pleistocene of Brazil.  Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 16:77-82.

Hulbert, R.C. and Wallace, S.C. 2011. The Extraordinary Gray Fossil Site Tapir, pp. 35-39 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.), Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research. West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Hulbert, R.C. Jr., Wallace, S.C., Kippel, W.E. and Parmalee, P.W.  2009.  Cranial Morphology and Systematics of an Extraordinary Sample of the Late Neogene Dwarf Tapir, Tapirus polkensis (Olsen).  Journal of Paleontology 83:238-262. 

Jasinski, S.E., and Wallace, S.C. 2013, Investigation into the Paleobiology of Dasypus bellus Using Geometric Morphometrics and Variation of the Calcaneus: Journal of Morphology. (Published on line as DOI 10.1007/s10914-013-9239-0)

Jass, C. and Mead, J. I.  2009.  Gastropods and their paleoenvironmental implications.  Pp. 99-102, in J. L. Larson et al. (eds.), Hell Gap. A stratified Paleoindian campsite at the edge of the Rockies.  University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.  

King, L., and Wallace, S.C. 2014. Phylogeny of Panthera, Including P. atrox, Based on Cranialmandibular Characters: Historical Biology, v. 26. No. 6, p. 824-833.

King, L.M., and Wallace, S.C. 2011. Sexual dimorphism in the Black Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) revealed by geometric morphometrics: Current Research in the Pleistocene, v. 28, p. 168-170.

Krysko, K.L.,  Steadman, D.W., Mead, J.I., Albury, N.A., MacKenzie-Krysko, C.A. and Swift, S.L. 2013. New island records for amphibians and reptiles on the Little Bahama Bank, Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Reptiles & Amphibians 20 (3): 152-153.

Liu, Y.S. and Basinger, J.F.  2009.  Metasequoia from the Eocene of Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian High Arctic.  Palaeontographica Abt. B. 282(1-3): 69-97. 

Liu, Y.S., Mohr, B.A.R., and Basinger, J.F.  2009.  Historical biogeography of the genus Chamaecyparis (Cupressaceae, Coniferales) based on its fossil record. Palaeodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. DOI 10.1007/s12549-009-0010-8. 

Liu, Y. S. and F.M.B. Jacques.  2010. Sinomenium macrocarpus sp. nov. (Menispermaceae) from the uppermost Miocene to lowestmost Pliocene of Gray, northeast Tennessee, USA.  Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology 159:112-122. 

McDonald, G., and Wallace, S.C. 2011. The Timing of the First Appearance of Sloths in North America: What Do We Really Know?, pp. 45-49 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.). Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research. West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Mead, J.I. 2013. Scolecophidia (Serpentes) of the late Oligocene and early Miocene, North America, and a fossil history overview.  Geobios 46:225-231.

Mead, J.I., Baez, Swift, S.L., Lohse, J., and Paiz, L..  2012. Late Pleistocene Mammals from Chivacabé, Huehuetenango, Guatemala.  Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 29:319-329.

Mead, J. I. and Czaplewski, N.J.  2009.  New Caprinae Artiodactyla (Bovidae, Caprinae) from the late Blancan (earliest Pleistocene) of Arizona, North America.  In Papers on Geology, Vertebrate Paleontology, and Biostratigraphy in Honor of Michael of Woodburne (edited by L.B. Albright, III).  Museum of Nothern Arizona Bulletin 65, pp. 557-566. 

Mead, J.I., Naranjo-Garcia, E., Gilbertson, L.H., and Van Devender, R.W.  2010.  Terrestre Moluscos.  En: F. E. Molina-Freaner y T. R. Van Devender, eds. Diversidad  biológica de Sonora. UNAM, Mexico, pp. 285-291.

Mead, J.I. and Schubert, B.W.. 2013. Extinct Pterygoboa (Boidae, Erycinae) from the Early Miocene (Hemingfordian) of Florida.  Southeastern Naturalist 12:427-438.

Mead, J.I., Schubert, B.W., Wallace, S.C., and Swift, S.L. 2012.  Helodermatid Lizard from the Mio-Pliocene Oak-Hickory Forest of Tennessee, Eastern USA, and a Review of Monstersauria Osteoderms.  Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 57:111-121.

Mead, J.I., and Swift, S.L.  2012. Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) dung deposits of the Colorado Plateau, western North America. In Hunt et al. (eds.) Vertebrate Coprolites. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 57:337- 342.

Mead, J. I., White, R., Swift, S.L., Hollenshead, M., Baez, A. and Carpenter, M.  2010.  Late Pleistocene Cynomys (Rodentia, Sciuridae, prairie dog) from northwestern Sonora, Mexico.  Quaternary International. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2009.10.011 

Nunez, E. E., MacFadden, B. J., Mead, J.I.,  Baez, A. 2010. Ancient forests and grasslands in the desert : diet and habitat of Late Pleistocene mammals from northcentral Sonora, Mexico. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology   297 : 391-400.

Nye, A. S., Schubert, B.W. and Wallace, S.C. 2009.  Late Pleistocene Peccaries from Guy Wilson Cave, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Current Research in the Pleistocene 26:169-171. 

Prevosti, F.J. and Schubert, B.W. 2013. First Taxon Date and Stable Isotopes (13C, 15N) for the Large Hypercarnivorous South American Canid Protocyon troglodytes (Canidae, Carnivora).  Quaternary International 305:67-73.

Prideaux, G.J., Ayliffe, L.K., DeSantis, L.R.G., Schubert, B.W., Murrary, P.F., Gagan, M.K. and Cerling, T.E.  2009.  Extinction Implications of a Chenopod Browse Diet for a Giant Pleistocene Kangaroo.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(28):11646-11650.

Schmitt, E.K., and Wallace, S.C. 2010. Quantifying Domestication: A preliminary look at the variation in skull morphology between wild canids and the domestic dog: Current Research in the Pleistocene, v. 27, p. 190-192. 

Schmitt, E.K., and Wallace, S.C. 2014. Shape Change and Variation in the Cranial Morphology of Wild Canids (Canis lupus, Canis latrans, Canis rufus) Compared to Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris) Using Geometric Morphometrics: International Journal of Osteoarcheology, v. 24, p. 42-50.

Schubert, B.W. 2010.  Late Quaternary Chronology and Extinction of North American Giant Short-faced Bears ( Arctodus simus).  Quaternary International  217:188-194. 

Schubert. B.W. and Mead, J.I. 2012.  Paleontology of Caves.  Pp. 590-598 in Encyclopedia of Caves.  W. B. White and D. C. Culver (eds.), Chennai: Academic Press.

Schubert, B.W. and Wallace. S.C.  2009.  Giant Short-faced bears, Mammoths, and Large Carcass Scavenging in the Saltville Valley of Virginia.  Boreas 38:482-492. 

Schubert, B.W., Wallace, S.C., and Soibelzon, L.H. 2011. A Small Bear from the Mio-Pliocene of Gray, Tennessee, and its Role in Determining the Age of the Fossil Site, pp. 65-67 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.). Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research, West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p. 

Schubert, B.W., Ungar, P.S. and DeSantis, L.R.G.  2010.  Carnassial Microwear and Dietary Behaviour in Large Carnivorans.  Journal of Zoology (London) 280:257-263. 

Schubert, B.W., Hulbert, R.C. Jr., MacFadden, B.J., Searle, M. and Searle, S.  2010.  Giant Short-faced Bears ( Arctodus simus) in Pleistocene Florida, a Substantial Range Extension.  Journal of Paleontology 84:79-87. 

Shunk, A.J., Driese, S.G., Farlow, J.O., Zavada, M.S., Zobaa, M.K. 2009. Late neogene paleoclimate and paleoenvironment reconstructions from the Pipe Creek Sinkhole, Indiana, USA.  Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 274:173-184. 

Soibelzon, L.H. and Schubert, B.W. 2011. The Largest Known Bear, Arctotherium angustidens, from the Early Pleistocene Pampean Region of Argentina: with a Discussion of Size and Diet Trends in Bears.  Journal of Paleontology 85:69-75.

Soibelzon, L.H., Zurita, A.E., Morgan, C.C., RodrÍguez, S., Gasparini, G.M., Soibelzon, E., Schubert, B.W., and Miño-boilini, A. R.  2010.  Primer registro fósil de Procyon cancrivorus (B. Cuvier, 1798) (Carnivora, Procyonidae) en la Argentina.  Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 27:313-319. 

Steadman, D.W., Albury, N.A., Mallis, P., Mead, J.I., Slapcinsky, J.D., Krysko, K.L., Singleton, H., and Franklin, J.  2014. Late Holocene faunal and landscape change in the Bahamas.  The Holocene 24(2):220-230.

Steadman, D.W. and Mead, J.I.  2011. A late Pleistocene bird community at the northern edge of the tropics in Sonora, Mexico. American Midland Naturalist 163:423-441.

Stults, D.Z., Axsmith, B.J. and Liu, Y.S.  2010.  Evidence of white pine (Pinus subgenus Strobus) dominance from the Pliocene Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 287:95-100. 

Stynder, D.D., Ungar, P.S., Scott, J.R., and Schubert, B.W.. 2012.  A Dental Microwear Texture Analysis of the Mio-Pliocene Hyaenids from Langebaanweg, South Africa.  Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 57:485-496.

Ungar, P.S., Scott, J.R., Schubert, B.W., and Stynder, D.D.  2010.  Carnivoran dental microwear textures: comparability of carnassial facets and functional differentiation of postcanine teeth.  Mammalia 74:219-224. 

Wallace, S.C. 2011a, Advanced members of the Ailuridae (“Lesser” or Red Pandas – subfamily Ailurinae), pp. 43-60 In Glatston, A. (ed.). The Forgotten Panda. William Andrew Publishing, London, 474 p.

Wallace, S.C. 2011b, Bristol’s Red Panda, Pristinailurus bristoli, pp. 79-82 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.). Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research. West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Wallace, S.C. 2011c, The Short-Legged Rhinoceros, Teleoceras, pp. 83-85 In Schubert, B.W., and Mead, J.I. (eds.). Gray Fossil Site Symposium, 10 Years of Research. West Press, Tucson, Arizona, 98p.

Wallace, S.C.  2009.  Southernmost Records of the Brown Lemming ( Lemmus sp.) during the Late Pleistocene: Implications for Re-colinization After Glacial Retreats.  Current Research in the Pleistocene 26:186-189. 

Wallace, S.C. and Hulbert Jr., R.C. 2013. A new machairodont from the Palmetto Fauna (early Pliocene) of Florida, with comments on the origin of the Smilodontini (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae): PLoS ONE, v. 8, no. 3, e56173. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056173.

Wang, Y., Jin, C-Z, Mead, J.I. 2013. New remains of Sinomastodon yangziensis (Proboscidea, Gomphotheriidae) from Sanhe karst Cave, with discussion on the evolution of Pleistocene Sinomastodon in South China.  Quaternary International online 2013:1-7.

White, R.S., Mead, J.I., Baez, A., and Swift, S.L.  2010 Localidades de vertebrados fósiles del Neógeno (Mioceno, Plioceno y Pleistoceno), Mexico: una evaluación preliminar de la biodiversidad del pasado. En: F. E. Molina-Freaner y T. R. Van Devender, eds. Diversidad biológica de Sonora. UNAM, Mexico, pp. 51-72.

Wilder, B. T., Betancourt, J. L., Epps, C., Mead, J.I., and Ezcurra, E.  2014. Local extinction and unintentional rewilding of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) on a desert island. PlosONE 9(3), e91358, 1-9.

Wu, J., Sun, B., Liu, Y.S., Xie, S., and Lin, Z.  2009.  A new species of Exbucklandia (Hamamelidaceae) from the Pliocene of China and its paleoclimatic significance. Review Palaeobotany and Palynology 155: 32-41. 

Zhu, M., Schubert, B.W., Liu, J., and Wallace, S.C. 2014. A new record of the saber-toothed cat Megantereon (Felidae, Machairodontinae) from an Early Pleistocene Gigantopithecus fauna, Yanliang Cave, Fusui, Guangxi, South China.  Quaternary International (published on-line, corresponding author).

Xia, K., Su, T., Liu, Y.S., Wu, Y., and Zhou, Z.  2009.  Quantitative climate reconstructions of a late Miocene Xiaolongtan megaflora from Yunnan, southwest China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 276: 80-86. 

Yan, Y., Wang, Y., Jin, C., Mead, J.I. 2014. New remains of Rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae, Perissodactyla, Mammalia) associated with Gigantopithecus blacki from the Early Pleistocene Yanliang Cave, Fusui, South China. Quaternary International 2014 xx:1-12.

Zavialova, N, Konijnenburg-van Cittert and Zavada, M.S..  2009.  The Exine ultrastructure of Williamsoniella coronataInternational Journal of Plant Science, 170:1195-1200.