Publications using Collections

Scientific articles, books, and theses/dissertations using our museum specimens arranged per collection per year:


Blitz, J. H. 2023. Walling II: A amall-scale Mississippian center on the Tennessee River, Alabama. Journal of Alabama Archaeology, 69.

Blitz, J. H. & Bodoh, D. 2022. Commemoration of a Mississippian ceremonial structure and ritual practitioner at Walling II, Alabama. Southeastern Archaeology41, 98–105, doi: 10.1080/0734578X.2022.2036313.

Knight, V. J. & Johnson, H. B. 2021. Investigations at Pride Place (1TU1), Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Journal of Alabama Archaeology67, 143–178.

Blitz, J. H. & Kowalski, J. A. 2020. Excavations in Moundville’s Plaza. Journal of Alabama Archaeology, 66, 58–80.

Buchanan, M. E. & Bonney, R. 2020. Rethinking Mississippian copper symbol badges: two previously unreported examples from east Alabama. Southeastern Archaeology39, 151–165, doi: 10.1080/0734578X.2020.1754727.

Gilliland, L. K. 2020. Examining Inter- and Intra-Site Practices Surrounding the Burial Goods and Skeletal Pathology of Children’s Burials in the Pickwick Basin of Alabama. MA Thesis, The University of Alabama, 103 pp.

Nelson, T. C. 2020. Material Evidence for Early Coalescence: The Hightower Village Site (1TA150) in the Coosa River Valley. Dissertation, The University of Alabama, 229 pp.

Stewart, A. N. 2020. Reflections of Life in Death: An Investigation of Archaeo-Biographies at the Perry Site (1LU25). Dissertation, The University of Alabama, 350 pp.

Carmody, S., Davis, J., Tadi, S., Sharp, J. S., Hunt, R. K. & Russ, J. 2018. Evidence of tobacco from a Late Archaic smoking tube recovered from the Flint River site in southeastern North America. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports21, 904–910, doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.05.013.

Blitz, J. H. & Riehm, G. E. (eds). 2015[2017]. Andrews Place (1MB1): A Late Woodland and Mississippian Shell Midden on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Journal of Alabama Archaeology61, 1–117.

Harrison, A. L. M. 2017. Sex Roles in Prehistoric Alabama: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of the Bluff Creek (1LU59) Site Using Paleopathology and Trauma Analysis. MA Thesis, The University of Alabama, 51 pp.

Porth, E. S. 2017. Reconsidering Institutional Collapse and Social Transformation at Moundville during the Fifteenth Century. Dissertation, The University of Alabama, 431 pp.

Simpson, D. S. 2017. Cheating Death in Prehistory: Pathology, Trauma, Disability, and Care during the Archaic Period in North Alabama. MA Thesis, The University of Alabama, 97 pp.

Blitz, J. H. 2016. New questions for old collections: the Andrews Place Site 1MB1. Stones & Bones Newsletter of the Alabama Archaeological Society58, 2–3.

Morgan, C. C. 2016. Trauma Fractures and the Brutality of Sport: Exploring Evidence of Gaming in the Mississippian Southeast. MA Thesis, The University of Alabama.

Riehm, G. E. 2016. Evaluation of the Pensacola Relative Ceramic Chronology by Percentage Stratigraphy Seriation. MA Thesis, The University of Alabama, 73 pp.


Abbott, J. C. & Abbott, K. 2023. Insects of North America. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 600 pp.

Abbott, J. C. & Sandall, E. L. 2022. Odonata collections and databases. In: Cordoba-Aguilar, A., Beatty, C. & Bried, J. (eds) Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 327–340., doi: 10.1093/oso/9780192898623.003.0023.

Abbott, J. C., Bota-Sierra, C. A., Guralnick, R., Kalkman, V., González-Soriano, E., Novelo-Gutiérrez, R., Bybee, S., Ware, J. & Belitz, M. W. 2022. Diversity of Nearctic dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). Diversity14, 575, doi: 10.3390/d14070575.

Can, Y., Henk, L., Abbott, K. & Abbott, J. C. 2022. Assessing the rate of DNA degredation of Cordulegaster sarracenia (Odonata: Cordulegastridae) in a stream ecosystem. Argia34, 22–27.

Sáenz Oviedo, M. A., Kuhn, W. R., Rondon Sepulveda, M. A., Abbott, J., Ware, J. L. & Sanchez-Herrera, M. 2022. Are wing contours good classifiers for automatic identification in Odonata? A view from the targeted Odonata wing digitization (TOWD) project. International Journal of Odonatology25, 96–106, doi: 10.48156/1388.2022.1917184.

Schiefer, T. L. 2022. Reevaluation of the subgeneric classification of the North American species of Prionus Geoffroy (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae: Prionini), with a revision of the subgenus Neopolyarthron Semenov and notes on Prionus (Antennalia) fissicornis Haldeman and Prionus (Prionus) californicus Motschulsk. Transactions of the American Entomological Society148, 335–504, doi: 10.3157/061.148.0301.

Beaton, R. G., Krotzer, R. S. & Holt, B. D. 2021. Tiger Beetles of the Southeastern United States: A Field Guide. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 200 pp.

Ethnology & History

Ludlow, C. & Wimberley, V. 2018. Amelia Gayle Gorgas: A study of the woman and her dress. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association, 75, 1–3.

Furthermore, the collections of the Gorgas House have been used for research in multiple classes across the UA campus in the Department of Art and Art History (ARH), Department of History (HY), Elementary Education Programs (CEE), English (ENG), and HES-Clothing Textile and Design (HES, CTD): ARH 252 – Survey of Art I, ARH 253 – Survey of Art II, HY 104 – American Civilization Since 1865, HY 105 – Honors West Civ to 1648, HY 306 – Topics in American History, HY 329 – American Religious History Before 1870, HY 406 – Topics in American History, CEE 366 – Teaching Social Sciences for Early Childhood and Elementary Children, EN 101 – English Composition, EN 343 – British Fiction to 1900, CTD 102 – Applied Design, CTD 141 – Intro to Apparel Design, CTD 221 – Material Source Int Design, CTD 319 – Textile Design, CTD 425 – Advanced Residential Design, HES 100 – Freshman Compass Human Environmental Science.


Steltenpohl, M. & Steltenpohl, L. 2023. Roadside Geology of Alabama. Mountain Press, Missoula, 360 pp.

Cappelli, C., Pérez-Huerta, A., Alam, S. B. & Prozorov, T. 2022. Atom probe tomography analysis of mica. Microscopy and Microanalysis28, 1207–1220, doi: 10.1017/S1431927621012940.

Invertebrate Zoology

Cobo, M. C., McLaughlin, E. L. & Kocot, K. M. 2023. Four new Solenogastres (Mollusca, Aplacophora) from the South China Sea and paraphyly of Proneomeniidae Simroth, 1893. Invertebrate Systematics, 37, 301–333, doi: 10.1071/IS22062.

Song, H., Wang, Yunan, Shao, H., Li, Z., Hu, P., Yap-Chiongco, M. K., Shi, P., Zhang, T., Li, C., Wang, Yiguan, Ma, P., Vinther, J., Wang, H. & Kocot, K. M. 2023. Scaphopoda is the sister taxon to Bivalvia: Evidence of ancient incomplete lineage sorting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120, e2302361120, doi: 10.1073/pnas.2302361120.

Batts, R. A., Whitman, K. N., Meißner, K. & Kocot, K. M. 2022. Biodiversity and phylogeny of North Atlantic Euphrosinidae (Annelida). Diversity14, 996, doi: 10.3390/d14110996.

Drábková, M., Kocot, K. M., Halanych, K. M., Oakley, T. H., Moroz, L. L., Cannon, J. T., Kuris, A., Garcia-Vedrenne, A. E., Pankey, M. S., Ellis, E. A., Varney, R., Štefka, J. & Zrzavý, J. 2022. Different phylogenomic methods support monophyly of enigmatic ‘Mesozoa’ (Dicyemida + Orthonectida, Lophotrochozoa). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences289, 20220683, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2022.0683.

Krug, P. J., Caplins, S. A., Algoso, K., Thomas, K., Valdés, Á. A., Wade, R., Wong, N. L. W. S., Eernisse, D. J. & Kocot, K. M. 2022. Phylogenomic resolution of the root of Panpulmonata, a hyperdiverse radiation of gastropods: new insight into the evolution of air breathing. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences289, 20211855, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1855.

Varney, R. M., Yap-Chiongco, M. K., Mikkelsen, N. T. & Kocot, K. M. 2022. Genome of the lepidopleurid chiton Hanleya hanleyi (Mollusca, Polyplacophora). F1000Research11, 555, doi: 10.12688/f1000research.121706.1.

Cobo, M. C. & Kocot, K. M. 2021. On the diversity of abyssal Dondersiidae (Mollusca: Aplacophora) with the description of a new genus, six new species, and a review of the family. Zootaxa4933, 63–97, doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4933.1.3.

Davis‐Berg, E. C. & Kocot, K. M. 2021. Innovation in teaching and learning invertebrate zoology in remote and online classrooms. Invertebrate Biology140, e12329, doi: 10.1111/ivb.12329.

Neusser, T. P., Bergmeier, F. S., Brenzinger, B., Kohnert, P., Egger, C., Yap-Chiongco, M. K., Kocot, K., Schrödl, M. & Jörger, K. M. 2021. Shallow-water interstitial malacofauna of the Azores. Açoreana, Suplemento11, 103–123.

Varney, Rebecca M., Brenzinger, B., Malaquias, M. A. E., Meyer, C. P., Schrödl, M. & Kocot, K. M. 2021. Assessment of mitochondrial genomes for heterobranch gastropod phylogenetics. BMC Ecology and Evolution21, 6, doi: 10.1186/s12862-020-01728-y.

Varney, Rebecca M, Speiser, D. I., McDougall, C., Degnan, B. M. & Kocot, K. M. 2021. The iron-responsive genome of the chiton Acanthopleura granulata Venkatesh, B. (ed.). Genome Biology and Evolution13, evaa263, doi: 10.1093/gbe/evaa263.

Cobo, M. C. & Kocot, K. M. 2020. Micromenia amphiatlantica sp. nov.: First solenogaster (Mollusca, Aplacophora) with an amphi-Atlantic distribution and insight into abyssal solenogaster diversity. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers157, 103189, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2019.103189.

Kocot, K. M., Poustka, A. J., Stöger, I., Halanych, K. M. & Schrödl, M. 2020. New data from Monoplacophora and a carefully-curated dataset resolve molluscan relationships. Scientific Reports10, 101, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-56728-w.

Kong, L., Li, Y., Kocot, K. M., Yang, Y., Qi, L., Li, Q. & Halanych, K. M. 2020. Mitogenomics reveals phylogenetic relationships of Arcoida (Mollusca, Bivalvia) and multiple independent expansions and contractions in mitochondrial genome size. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution150, 106857, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106857.

Ramírez-Guerrero, G. M., Kocot, K. M. & Cameron, C. B. 2020. Zooid morphology and molecular phylogeny of the graptolite Rhabdopleura annulata (Hemichordata, Pterobranchia) from Heron Island, Australia. Canadian Journal of Zoology98, 844–849, doi: 10.1139/cjz-2020-0049.

Kocot, K. M., Todt, C., Mikkelsen, N. T. & Halanych, K. M. 2019. Phylogenomics of Aplacophora (Mollusca, Aculifera) and a solenogaster without a foot. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences286, 20190115, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0115.

Laumer, C. E., Fernández, R., Lemer, S., Combosch, D., Kocot, K. M., Riesgo, A., Andrade, S. C. S., Sterrer, W., Sørensen, M. V. & Giribet, G. 2019. Revisiting metazoan phylogeny with genomic sampling of all phyla. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences286, 20190831, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0831.

Li, Y., Kocot, K. M., Tassia, M. G., Cannon, J. T., Bernt, M. & Halanych, K. M. 2019. Mitogenomics reveals a novel genetic code in Hemichordata Lavrov, D. (ed.). Genome Biology and Evolution11, 29–40, doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy254.

Mikkelsen, N. T., Todt, C., Kocot, K. M., Halanych, K. M. & Willassen, E. 2019. Molecular phylogeny of Caudofoveata (Mollusca) challenges traditional views. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution132, 138–150, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.037.

Smythe, A. B., Holovachov, O. & Kocot, K. M. 2019. Improved phylogenomic sampling of free-living nematodes enhances resolution of higher-level nematode phylogeny. BMC Evolutionary Biology19, 121, doi: 10.1186/s12862-019-1444-x.

Varney, R. M., Funch, P., Kocot, K. M. & Sørensen, M. V. 2019. A new species of Echinoderes (Cyclorhagida: Echinoderidae) from the San Juan Islands, Washington State, USA, and insights into the kinorhynch transcriptome. Zoologischer Anzeiger282, 52–63, doi: 10.1016/j.jcz.2019.06.003.

Kocot, K. M., Tassia, M. G., Halanych, K. M. & Swalla, B. J. 2018. Phylogenomics offers resolution of major tunicate relationships. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution121, 166–173, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.01.005.

Mikkelsen, N. T., Kocot, K. M. & Halanych, K. M. 2018. Mitogenomics reveals phylogenetic relationships of caudofoveate aplacophoran molluscs. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution127, 429–436, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.031.

Pabst, E. A. & Kocot, K. M. 2018. Phylogenomics confirms monophyly of Nudipleura (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). Journal of Molluscan Studies84, 259–265, doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyy013.

Kocot, K. M., Struck, T. H., Merkel, J., Waits, D. S., Todt, C., Brannock, P. M., Weese, D. A., Cannon, J. T., Moroz, L. L., Lieb, B. & Halanych, K. M. 2016. Phylogenomics of Lophotrochozoa with consideration of systematic error. Systematic Biology66, 256–282, doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw079.

Stöger, I., Kocot, K. M., Poustka, A. J., Wilson, N. G., Ivanov, D., Halanych, K. M. & Schrödl, M. 2016. Monoplacophoran mitochondrial genomes: convergent gene arrangements and little phylogenetic signal. BMC Evolutionary Biology16, 274, doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0829-3.


Allmon, W. D. & Friend, D. S. 2023. Review and revision of the Olivoidea (Neogastropoda) from the Paleocene and Eocene of the U.S. Gulf Coastal Plain. Journal of Paleontology, 97, 1–42, doi: 10.1017/jpa.2022.79.

Gentry, A. D., Kiernan, C. R. & Parham, J. F. 2023. A large non‐marine turtle from the Upper Cretaceous of Alabama and a review of North American “Macrobaenids”. The Anatomical Record, 306, 1411–1430, doi: 10.1002/ar.25054.

Itano, W. M. 2023. A new janassid (Chondrichthyes, Petalodontiformes) from the Late Mississippian of Alabama, USA. Historical Biology, 1–10, doi: 10.1080/08912963.2023.2194902.

Kiernan, C. R. & Ebersole, J. A. 2023. Two new plioplatecarpine mosasaurs (Mosasauridae; Plioplatecarpinae) of the genus Ectenosaurus from the Upper Cretaceous of North America. PaleoBios, 40, 1–28, doi: 10.5070/P9401362375.

Klompmaker, A. A., Kloess, P. A., Jauvion, C., Brezina, J. & Landman, N. H. 2023. Internal anatomy of a brachyuran crab from a Late Cretaceous methane seep and an overview of internal soft tissues in fossil decapod crustaceans. Palaeontologia Electronica, 26.3, a44, doi: 10.26879/1277.

Lowi-Merri, T. M., Demuth, O. E., Benito, J., Field, D. J., Benson, R. B. J., Claramunt, S. & Evans, D. C. 2023. Reconstructing locomotor ecology of extinct avialans: a case study of Ichthyornis comparing sternum morphology and skeletal proportions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 290, 20222020, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2022.2020.

Mohr, S. R., Acorn, J. H. & Currie, P. J. 2023. Putative avian teeth from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada, are more likely from crocodilians Piras, P. (ed.). PLOS ONE, 18, e0283581, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0283581.

Steltenpohl, M. & Steltenpohl, L. 2023. Roadside Geology of Alabama. Mountain Press, Missoula, 360 pp.

Zimmerman, A. N., Johnson, C. C., Phillips, G. E. & Ehret, D. J. 2023. Taxonomy and paleobiogeography of rudist bivalves from Upper Cretaceous strata, Gulf Coastal Plain and Puerto Rico, USA. Journal of Paleontology, 97, 318–340, doi: 10.1017/jpa.2022.104.

Benito, J., Kuo, P.-C., Widrig, K. E., Jagt, J. W. M. & Field, D. J. 2022. Cretaceous ornithurine supports a neognathous crown bird ancestor. Nature, 612, 100–105, doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05445-y.

Danilov, I. G., Obraztsova, E. M., Arkhangelsky, M. S., Ivanov, A. V. & Averianov, A. O. 2022. Protostega gigas and other sea turtles from the Campanian of Eastern Europe, Russia. Cretaceous Research, 135, 105196, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2022.105196.

Degirmen, G. 2022. Sequential Isotopic Analysis of Ammonite Aptychi. MS Thesis, University of Alabama, 105 pp.

Deutsch, W. G. 2022. Ancient Life in Alabama: The Fossils, the Finders & Why It Matters. MindBridge Press, Florence, Alabama, 263 pp.

Kilmury, A. A. & Brink, K. S. 2022. Late Cretaceous vertebrate faunal assemblages of the Manitoba escarpment, Canada: implications for Western Interior Seaway provinciality and biodiversity. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 601, 111119, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.111119.

Smith, K. M., Hastings, A. K., Bebej, R. M. & Uhen, M. D. 2022. Biogeographic, stratigraphic, and environmental distribution of Basilosaurus (Mammalia, Cetacea) in North America with a review of the late Eocene shoreline in the southeastern coastal plain. Journal of Paleontology, 96, 439–451, doi: 10.1017/jpa.2021.90.

Videira-Santos, R., Tobin, T. S. & Scheffler, S. M. 2022. New occurrences of caryophylliid and fungiacyathid scleractinian corals from the Santa Marta and Snow Hill Island formations (Upper Cretaceous, Antarctica). Cretaceous Research, 140, 105338, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2022.105338.

Buchwitz, M., Jansen, M., Renaudie, J., Marchetti, L. & Voigt, S. 2021. Evolutionary change in locomotion close to the origin of amniotes inferred from trackway data in an ancestral state reconstruction approach. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution9, 674779, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.674779.

Comans, C. M. 2021. Distinctive Extinction Patterns of Late Cretaceous Hybodontiform and Lamniform Sharks in Northern Gulf of Mexico Controlled by Changing Marine Paleoenvironments. Master Thesis, University of Alabama, 85 pp.

Evans, A. R., Pollock, T. I., Cleuren, S. G. C., Parker, W. M. G., Richards, H. L., Garland, K. L. S., Fitzgerald, E. M. G., Wilson, T. E., Hocking, D. P. & Adams, J. W. 2021. A universal power law for modelling the growth and form of teeth, claws, horns, thorns, beaks, and shells. BMC Biology19, 58, doi: 10.1186/s12915-021-00990-w.

Maisey, J. G., Denton, J. S. S., Burrow, C. & Pradel, A. 2021. Architectural and ultrastructural features of tessellated calcified cartilage in modern and extinct chondrichthyan fishes. Journal of Fish Biology98, 919–941, doi: 10.1111/jfb.14376.

Marchetti, L., Voigt, S., Buchwitz, M., MacDougall, M. J., Lucas, S. G., Fillmore, D. L., Stimson, M. R., King, O. A., Calder, J. H. & Fröbisch, J. 2021. Tracking the origin and early evolution of reptiles. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution9, 696511, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.696511.

Mohler, B. F., McDonald, A. T. & Wolfe, D. G. 2021. First remains of the enormous alligatoroid Deinosuchus from the Upper Cretaceous Menefee Formation, New Mexico. PeerJ9, e11302, doi: 10.7717/peerj.11302.

Taylor, L. T., Minzoni, R. T., Suarez, C. A., Gonzalez, L. A., Martin, L. D., Lambert, W. J., Ehret, D. J. & Harrell, T. L. 2021. Oxygen isotopes from the teeth of Cretaceous marine lizards reveal their migration and consumption of freshwater in the Western Interior Seaway, North America. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology573, 110406, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110406.

Cicimurri, D. J., Ebersole, J. A. & Martin, G. 2020. Two new species of Mennerotodus Zhelezko, 1994 (Chondrichthyes: Lamniformes: Odontaspididae), from the Paleogene of the southeastern United States. Fossil Record23, 117–140, doi: 10.5194/fr-23-117-2020.

Cossette, A. P. & Brochu, C. A. 2020. A systematic review of the giant alligatoroid Deinosuchus from the Campanian of North America and its implications for the relationships at the root of Crocodylia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology40, e1767638, doi: 10.1080/02724634.2020.1767638.

Farrar, L., Graves, E., Petsios, E., Portell, R. W., Grun, T. B., Kowalewski, M. & Tyler, C. L. 2020. Characterization of traces of predation and parasitism on fossil echinoids. PALAIOS35, 215–227, doi: 10.2110/palo.2019.088.

Gentry, A. D. 2020. The Non-Protostegid Cretaceous Marine Turtles of Alabama and Their Bearing on the Evolution of Extant Chelonioids. Dissertation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 269 pp.

Hacker, R. J., London, M. G. & Shimada, K. 2020. Putative remains of an enigmatic Cretaceous bony fish, Palaeonotopterus greenwoodi (Teleostei: Osteoglossomorpha), from Alabama, U.S.A. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science123, 441–447, doi: 10.1660/062.123.0314.

Ikejiri, T., Lu, Y. & Zhang, B. 2020. Two-step extinction of Late Cretaceous marine vertebrates in northern Gulf of Mexico prolonged biodiversity loss prior to the Chicxulub impact. Scientific Reports10, 4169, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-61089-w.

Lively, J. R. 2020. Redescription and phylogenetic assessment of ‘Prognathodon’ stadtmani : implications for Globidensini monophyly and character homology in Mosasaurinae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology40, e1784183, doi: 10.1080/02724634.2020.1784183.

Maisey, J. G., Ehret, D. J. & Denton, J. S. S. 2020. A new genus of Late Cretaceous angel shark (Elasmobranchii; Squatinidae), with comments on squatinid phylogeny. American Museum Novitates3954, 1–29, doi: 10.1206/3954.1.

Mehling, C. M. & Buta, R. J. 2020. The long walk from the Carboniferous: mysterious fossil tracks are rediscovered after 87 years. Geological Curator11, 307–321.

Palci, A., Konishi, T. & Caldwell, M. W. 2020. A comprehensive review of the morphological diversity of the quadrate bone in mosasauroids (Squamata: Mosasauroidea), with comments on the homology of the infrastapedial process. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology40, e1879101, doi: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1879101.

Zietlow, A. R. 2020. How to Make Monsters: Craniofacial Ontogeny in Mosasauridae. Honors Thesis, Carthage College, 109 pp.

Zimmerman, A. N. 2020. The Importance of Biodiversity in Understanding Evolutionary Paleoecology. Dissertation, Indiana University, 202 pp.

Brownstein, C. D. 2019. New records of theropods from the latest Cretaceous of New Jersey and the Maastrichtian Appalachian fauna. Royal Society Open Science6, 191206, doi: 10.1098/rsos.191206.

Ebersole, J. A., Cicimurri, D. J. & Stringer, G. L. 2019. Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of the elasmobranchs and bony fishes (Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes) of the lower-to-middle Eocene (Ypresian to Bartonian) Claiborne Group in Alabama, USA, including an analysis of otoliths. European Journal of Taxonomy585, 1–274, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2019.585.

Harrell, T. L. & Ehret, D. J. 2019. Lungfish tooth plates (Sarcopterygii, Dipnoi) from the Late Cretaceous (Santonian) Eutaw Formation of Alabama and Mississippi, USA. Journal of Paleontology93, 531–542, doi: 10.1017/jpa.2018.91.

King, O. A., Stimson, M. R. & Lucas, S. G. 2019. The ichnogenus Kouphichnium and related xiphosuran traces from the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site (Union Chapel Mine), Alabama, USA: Ichnotaxonomic and paleoenvironmental implications. Ichnos26, 266–302, doi: 10.1080/10420940.2018.1561447.

Lucas, S. G. 2019. An ichnological perspective on some major events of Paleozoic tetrapod evolution. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana58, 223–266, doi: 10.4435/BSPI.2019.20.

McCormack, L. 2019. Borealosuchus (Crocodylia) from the Early Campanian Mooreville Chalk Reveals New Insights into the Late Cretaceous Fauna of Alabama and the Origin of Crocodylian Lineages. Master Thesis, University of Iowa, 100 pp., doi: 10.17077/etd.inrp-kc05.

Shimada, K. 2019. A new species and biology of the Late Cretaceous ‘blunt-snouted’ bony fish, Thryptodus (Actinopterygii: Tselfatiiformes), from the United States. Cretaceous Research101, 92–107, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2019.04.011.

Van Vranken, N., Fielitz, C. & Ebersole, J. 2019. New occurrences of Belonostomus (Teleostomorpha: Aspidorhynchidae) from the Late Cretaceous of the North American Gulf Coastal Plain, USA. Palaeontologia Electronica22.3.58, 1–11, doi: 10.26879/983.

Beckemeyer, R. J. & Engel, M. S. 2018. First North American species of the European genus Archaemegaptilus from the Upper Carboniferous Pottsville Formation of northern Alabama (Palaeodictyoptera: Archaemegaptilidae). Novitates Paleoentomologicae21, 1–7, doi: 10.17161/np.v0i21.7164.

Brownstein, C. 2018. The biogeography and ecology of the Cretaceous non-avian dinosaurs of Appalachia. Palaeontologia Electronica21.1.5A, 1–56, doi: 10.26879/801.

Ebersole, J. A. & Ehret, D. J. 2018. A new species of Cretalamna sensu stricto (Lamniformes, Otodontidae) from the Late Cretaceous (Santonian-Campanian) of Alabama, USA. PeerJ6, e4229, doi: 10.7717/peerj.4229.

Ehret, D. J. & Harrell, T. L. 2018. Feeding traces on Pteranodon (Reptilia: Pterosauria) bone from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) Mooreville Chalk in Alabama, USA. PALAIOS33, 414–418, doi: 10.2110/palo.2018.024.

Field, D. J., Hanson, M., Burnham, D., Wilson, L. E., Super, K., Ehret, D., Ebersole, J. A. & Bhullar, B.-A. S. 2018. Complete Ichthyornis skull illuminates mosaic assembly of the avian head. Nature557, 96–100, doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0053-y.

Gentry, A. D. 2018. Prionochelys matutina Zangerl, 1953 (Testudines: Pan-Cheloniidae) from the Late Cretaceous of the United States and the evolution of epithecal ossifications in marine turtles. PeerJ6, e5876, doi: 10.7717/peerj.5876.

Gentry, A. D., Parham, J. F., Ehret, D. J. & Ebersole, J. A. 2018. A new species of Peritresius Leidy, 1856 (Testudines: Pan-Cheloniidae) from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Alabama, USA, and the occurrence of the genus within the Mississippi Embayment of North America Smith, T. (ed.). PLoS ONE13, e0195651, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195651.

Green, C. C. 2018. Osteohistology and Skeletochronology of an Ontogenetic Series of Clidastes (Squamata: Mosasauridae): Growth and Metabolism in Basal Mosasaurids. MS Thesis, Fort Hays State University, 42 pp.

Itano, W. M. & Lambert, L. L. 2018. A new cochliodont anterior tooth plate from the Mississippian of Alabama (USA) having implications for the origin of tooth plates from tooth files. Zoological Letters4, 12, doi: 10.1186/s40851-018-0097-8.

Lively, J. R. 2018. Taxonomy and historical inertia: Clidastes (Squamata: Mosasauridae) as a case study of problematic paleobiological taxonomy. Alcheringa42, 516–527, doi: 10.1080/03115518.2018.1549685.

Mohr, S. R. 2018. Cretaceous Bird Fossils of Alberta, Canada. Master Thesis, University of Alberta, 109 pp.

Witton, M. P. 2018. Pterosaurs in Mesozoic food webs: A review of fossil evidence. Geological Society, London, Special Publications455, 7–23, doi: 10.1144/SP455.3.

Carpenter, J. A. 2017. Locomotion and Skeletal Morphology of Late Cretaceous Mosasaur, Tylosaurus proriger. Honors Thesis, Georgia Southern University, 28 pp.

Gentry, A. D. 2017. New material of the Late Cretaceous marine turtle Ctenochelys acris Zangerl, 1953 and a phylogenetic reassessment of the ‘toxochelyid’-grade taxa. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology15, 675–696, doi: 10.1080/14772019.2016.1217087.

Shimada, K. 2017. The Late Cretaceous ‘blunt-snouted’ bony fish, Thryptodus zitteli (Actinopterygii: Tselfatiiformes), from the Tombigbee Sand of Alabama, U.S.A., and comments on preservational and ontogenetic variations of Thryptodus rostra. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science120, 227–232, doi: 10.1660/062.120.0413.

Connolly, A. M. 2016. Exploring the Relationship between Paleobiogeography, Deep-Diving Behavior, and Size Variation of the Parietal Eye in Mosasaurs. Master Thesis, University of Kansas, 35 pp.

Dumont, M., Tafforeau, P., Bertin, T., Bhullar, B.-A., Field, D., Schulp, A., Strilisky, B., Thivichon-Prince, B., Viriot, L. & Louchart, A. 2016. Synchrotron imaging of dentition provides insights into the biology of Hesperornis and Ichthyornis, the “last” toothed birds. BMC Evolutionary Biology16, 178, doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0753-6.

Ehret, D. J. 2016. Rediscovery of the type series of the Carboniferous ichnospecies Attenosaurus subulensis (Aldrich in Aldrich & Jones, 1930) and Cincosaurus cobbi (Aldrich in Aldrich & Jones, 1930) with comments on the designation of neotypes. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature73, 77–80, doi: 10.21805/bzn.v73i1.a4.

Harrell, T. L. 2016. Biogeochemical Analysis of Late Cretaceous Vertebrate Fossils of Western Alabama, USA. Dissertation, The University of Alabama, 115 pp.

Harrell, T. L., Pérez-Huerta, A. & Suarez, C. A. 2016. Endothermic mosasaurs? Possible thermoregulation of Late Cretaceous mosasaurs (Reptilia, Squamata) indicated by stable oxygen isotopes in fossil bioapatite in comparison with coeval marine fish and pelagic seabirds. Palaeontology59, 351–363, doi: 10.1111/pala.12240.

Harrell, T. L., Pérez-Huerta, A. & Phillips, G. 2016. Strontium isotope age-dating of fossil shark tooth enameloid from the Upper Cretaceous Strata of Alabama and Mississippi, USA. Cretaceous Research62, 1–12, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.01.011.

Collections Managed by Biological Sciences


Bagley, J. C., Johnson, C. C., Mcgregor, S. W., Breitman, M. F., Armbruster, J. W., Harris, P. M. & O’Neil, P. E. 2023. Marine and freshwater fishes of Alabama: a revised checklist and discussion of taxonomic issues. Zootaxa, 5357, 301–341, doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5357.3.1.

Fast, K. M., Fluker, B. L., Kuhajda, B. R., O’Neil, P. E., McGregor, S. W., Piteo, M. S. & Sandel, M. W. 2024. Conservation genomics of the threatened Trispot Darter (Etheostoma trisella). Conservation Genetics, 25, 291–304, doi: 10.1007/s10592-023-01572-9.

Hilburn, B. G., Janosik, A. M. & Johnston, C. E. 2023. Incipient speciation in allopatric Etheostoma rupestre (Percidae: Etheostomatinae) lineages, with the description of three new subspecies. Zootaxa, 5343, 151–172, doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5343.2.3.

Kim, D., Stokes, M. F., Ebersole, S. & Near, T. J. 2023. Erosional exhumation of carbonate rock facilitates dispersal-mediated allopatric speciation in freshwater fishes. Evolution, 77, 2442–2455, doi: 10.1093/evolut/qpad156.

Muller, T. A. 2023. Taxonomic Revision of the Pirate Perches (Percopsiformes: Aphredoderidae) Reveals Three New Species and Elevates Two Subspecies. Master Thesis, University of Minnesota, 53 pp.

Stokes, M. F., Kim, D., Gallen, S. F., Benavides, E., Keck, B. P., Wood, J., Goldberg, S. L., Larsen, I. J., Mollish, J. M., Simmons, J. W., Near, T. J. & Perron, J. T. 2023. Erosion of heterogeneous rock drives diversification of Appalachian fishes. Science, 380, 855–859, doi: 10.1126/science.add9791.

Tangjitjaroen, W., Randall, Z. S., Tongnunui, S., Boyd, D. A. & Page, L. M. 2023. Species of Garra (Cyprinidae: Labeoninae) in the Salween River basin with description of an enigmatic new species from the Ataran River drainage of Thailand and Myanmar. Zootaxa, 5311, 375–392, doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5311.3.3.

Wood, J. E., Harrington, R. C., Alley, Z. D., Thomas, M. R., Simmons, J. W. & Near, T. J. 2023. A new species of spottail darter endemic to the Clarks River in Kentucky and Tennessee (Percidae: Etheostomatinae: Etheostoma). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 64, 11–37, doi: 10.3374/014.064.0102.

Zachariah, D. A., Fast, K. M., Fast, D. & Sandel, M. W. 2023. First report of Xiphophorus maculatus (Günther)(Southern Platyfish) and confirmation of Poecilia reticulata (Peters)(Guppy) from Guadeloupe-France. Caribbean Naturalist, 90, 1–12.

Brownstein, C. D., Kim, D., Orr, O. D., Hogue, G. M., Tracy, B. H., Pugh, M. W., Singer, R., Myles-McBurney, C., Mollish, J. M., Simmons, J. W., David, S. R., Watkins-Colwell, G., Hoffman, E. A. & Near, T. J. 2022. Hidden species diversity in an iconic living fossil vertebrate. Biology Letters18, 20220395, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2022.0395.

Kim, D., Bauer, B. H. & Near, T. J. 2022. Introgression and species delimitation in the Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Centrarchidae). Systematic Biology71, 273–285, doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syab029.

Wood, J. E., Fast, K. M. & Sandel, M. W. 2022. The complete mitochondrial genome of the Tennessee Dace (Chrosomus tennesseensis). Mitochondrial DNA Part B7, 101–102, doi: 10.1080/23802359.2021.2005480.

Harrington, R. C., Simmons, J. W. & Near, T. J. 2020. The geographic distribution of the imperiled barrens darter, Etheostoma forbesi, and threats of hybridization with the closely related fringed darter, Etheostoma crossopterumBulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History61, 3–21, doi: 10.3374/014.061.0101.

Siomava, N., Shkil, F. & Diogo, R. 2020. Comparative anatomy of the fin muscles of non-sarcopterygian fishes, with notes on homology and evolution. Annals of Anatomy – Anatomischer Anzeiger230, 151507, doi: 10.1016/j.aanat.2020.151507.

Tracy, B.H., Rohde, F. C. & Hogue, G. M. 2020. An annotated atlas of the freshwater fishes of North Carolina. Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings1, 1–198.

Tracy, Bryn H., Rohde, F. C. & Hogue, G. M. 2020. “Ghost sightings” made by ichthyologists past: longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis, in North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist19, 297–307, doi: 10.1656/058.019.0209.

Ray, J. M., Hooper, C. G., Bailey, A. G. & Wilson, B. S. 2019. The fishes of Factory Creek (Shoal Creek System, Pickwick Lake Subbasin) in the Tennessee River Drainage. Southeastern Naturalist18, 589, doi: 10.1656/058.018.0410.

Holley, C. T. & Long, J. M. 2018. Potential Longnose Darter population in the Kiamichi River of Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science98, 14–17.

Rider, S. J. & Powell, T. R. 2018. First record of Ameiurus catus (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae) from the Conecuh River, Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist17, N44–N50, doi: 10.1656/058.017.0309.

Schönhuth, S., Gagne, R. B., Alda, F., Neely, D. A., Mayden, R. L. & Blum, M. J. 2018. Phylogeography of the widespread Creek Chub Semotilus atromaculatus (Cypriniformes: Leuciscidae). Journal of Fish Biology93, 778–791, doi: 10.1111/jfb.13778.

Near, T. J., Simmons, J. W., Mollish, J. M., Correa, M. A., Benavides, E., Harrington, R. C. & Keck, B. P. 2017. A new species of logperch endemic to Tennessee (Percidae: Etheostomatinae: Percina). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History58, 287–309, doi: 10.3374/014.058.0203.

Reptile and Amphibian Collection

Pugh, M. W. 2022. Geographic distribution: Necturus beyeri (Gulf Coast Waterdog). Herpetological Review53, 68.

Ospina, O. E., Tieu, L., Apodaca, J. J. & Lemmon, E. M. 2020. Hidden diversity in the mountain chorus frog (Pseudacris brachyphona) and the diagnosis of a new species of chorus frog in the southeastern United States. Copeia108, 778–795, doi: 10.1643/CH2020009.

Pugh, M. W. & Neely, D. A. 2018. Necturus punctatus (dwarf waterdog). Herpetological Review49, 280.

Scott, P. A., Glenn, T. C. & Rissler, L. J. 2018. Resolving taxonomic turbulence and uncovering cryptic diversity in the musk turtles (Sternotherus) using robust demographic modeling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution120, 1–15, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.11.008.