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Sutton, M. D., David J. Siveter, D. E. G. Briggs, and Derek J. Siveter. 2001. Methodologies for the visualization and reconstruction of three-dimensional fossils from the Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte. Palaeontologia Electronica 4(1):17p

Sutton, M. D., R. J. Garwood, David J. Siveter, and Derek J. Siveter. 2012. Spiers and VAXML; A software toolkit for tomographic visualisation, and a format for virtual specimen interchange.Palaeontologia Electronica 15(2):14p

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Selected papers featuring SPIERS

2000 - 2010

Sutton, M. D., D. E. G. Briggs, David J. Siveter, Derek J. Siveter, and P. J. Orr. 2002. The arthropod Offacolus kingi (Chelicerata) from the Silurian of Herefordshire, England: computer based morphological reconstructions and phylogenetic affinities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 269(1497): 1195-203.

Briggs, D. E. G., M. D. Sutton, David J. Siveter, and Derek J. Siveter. 2004. A new phyllocarid Crustacea: Malacostraca) from the Silurian fossil-Lagerstätte of Herefordshire, UK. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 271: 131-138.

Sutton, M. D., D. E. G. Briggs, David J. Siveter, and Derek J. Siveter. 2004. Computer reconstruction and analysis of the vermiform mollusc Acaenoplax hayae from the Herefordshire Lagerstatte (Silurian, England), and implications for molluscan phylogeny. Palaeontology 47(2): 293-318.

Siveter, Derek J., D. E. G. Briggs, M. D. Sutton, and David J. Siveter. 2004. A Silurian sea spider. Nature 431: 978-980.

Sutton, M. D., D. E. G. Briggs, David J. Siveter, and Derek J. Siveter. 2005. Silurian brachiopods with soft-tissue preservation. Nature 436: 1013-5.

Sutton, M. D., D. E. G. Briggs, David J. Siveter, and Derek J. Siveter. 2006. Fossilized soft tissues in a Silurian platyceratid gastropod. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 273: 1039-1044.

Briggs, D. E. G., M. D. Sutton, David J. Siveter, and Derek J. Siveter. 2007. Brood care in a Silurian ostracod. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274: 465-469.

Siveter, Derek J., D. E. G. Briggs, M. D. Sutton, R. A. Fortey, and David J. Siveter. 2007. A Silurian "marrellomorph" arthropod. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274(1623): 2223-2229.

Siveter, Derek J., M. D. Sutton, D. E. G. Briggs, and David J. Siveter. 2007. A new probable stem lineage crustacean with three-dimensionally preserved soft parts from the Herefordshire (Silurian) Lagerstätte, UK. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274(1622): 2099-2107.

Selden, P. A., W. A. Shear, and M. D. Sutton. 2008. Fossil evidence for the origin of spider spinnerets, and a proposed arachnid order. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(52): 20781-20785.

Garwood, R. J., J. A. Dunlop, and M. D. Sutton. 2009. High-fidelity X-ray micro-tomography reconstruction of siderite-hosted Carboniferous arachnids. Biology Letters 5: 841-844.

Rahman, I. A. and S. Clausen. 2009. Re-evaluating the palaeobiology and affinities of the Ctenocystoidea (Echinodermata). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 7: 413-426.

Rahman, I. A. and S. Zamora. 2009. The oldest cinctan carpoid (stem-group Echinodermata), and the evolution of the water vascular system. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 420-432.

Garwood, R. J., and M. D. Sutton. 2010. X-ray micro-tomography of Carboniferous stem-Dictyoptera: new insights into early insects. Biology Letters 6: 699-702.

Lin, J. -P., Y. -L. Zhao, I. A. Rahman, S. Xiao and Y. Wang. 2010. Bioturbation in Burgess Shale-type lagerstätten – Case study of trace fossil–body fossil association from the Kaili Biota (Cambrian Series 3), Guizhou, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 292: 245-256.

Siveter, David J., D. E. G. Briggs, Derek J. Siveter, and M. D. Sutton. 2010. An exceptionally preserved myodocopid ostracod from the Silurian of Herefordshire, UK. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277(1687): 1539-1544.

Rahman, I. A., S. Zamora and G. Geyer. 2010. The oldest stylophoran echinoderm: a new Ceratocystis from the Middle Cambrian of Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 84: 227-237.

2011

Garwood, R. J. and J. A. Dunlop. 2011. Morphology and Systematics of Anthracomartidae (Arachnida : Trigonotarbida). Palaeontology 54(1):146-161.

Sutton, M. D., D. E. G. Briggs, David J. Siveter, and Derek J. Siveter. 2011. A soft-bodied lophophorate from the Silurian of England. Biology Letters 7(1):146-149.

Zamora, S. and A. B. Smith. 2011. Cambrian stalked echinoderms show unexpected plasticity of arm construction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279(1727):293-298

Bottling, J. P., Muir, L. A., Sutton, M. D., & Barnie, T. 2011. Welsh gold: A new exceptionally preserved pyritized Ordovician biota. Geology 39(9):879-882.

Garwood, R.J., Dunlop, J.A., Giribet, G. & Sutton, M.D. 2011. Anatomically modern Carboniferous harvestmen demonstrate early cladogenesis and stasis in Opiliones. Nature Communications 2:444.

2012

Garwood, R.J. & Sutton, M.D. 2012. The enigmatic arthropod Camptophyllia. Palaeontolgia Electronica 15(2):12p

Legg, D.A., Garwood, R.J., Dunlop, J.A. & Sutton, M.D. 2012. A taxonomic revision of Orthosternous scorpions from the English Coal-Measures aided by X-ray micro-tomography. Palaeontologia Electronica 15(2):16p

Kühl, G., Bergmann, A., Rust, J., Garwood, R. J. & Dunlop, J. A. 2012. Redescription and palaeobiology of Palaeoscorpius devonicus Lehmann, 1944 from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate of Germany. Palaeontology 55(4):775-787.

Zamora, S., Rahman, I. A. & Smith, A.B. 2012. Plated Cambrian Bilaterians Reveal the Earliest Stages of Echinoderm Evolution. PLoS One 7(6): e38296.

Garwood, R.J., Ross, A., Sotty, D., Chabard, D., Charbonnier, S., Sutton, M. & Withers, P. 2012. Tomographic Reconstruction of Neopterous Carboniferous Insect Nymphs.PLoS one 7(9):e45779. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045779

Rahman, I., Adcock, K. & Garwood, R.J. 2012. Virtual Fossils: A New Resource for Science Communication in Palaeontology. Evolution: Education and Outreach 5(4):635-641.

Sutton, M.D., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, D.J., Siveter, D.J. & Stigwart, J.D. 2012. A Silurian armoured aplacophoran and implications for molluscan phylogeny. Nature 490:94-97.

Sutton, M.D. & Stigwart, J.D. 2012. A chiton without a foot. Palaeontology 55: 401–411. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01126.x

O'Neill, P. et al. 2012. The amniote paratympanic organ develops from a previously undiscovered sensory placode. Nature Communications 3:1041 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2036

Spencer, A.R.T., Hilton, J., & Sutton M.D. 2013. Combined methodologies for three-dimensional reconstruction of fossil plants preserved in siderite nodules: Stephanospermum braidwoodensis nov. sp. (Medullosales) from the Mazon Creek lagerstätte. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 188, 1-17.

Infantolino, B.W., Neuberger, T. & Challis, J. H. 2012. The Arrangement of Fascicles in Whole Muscle. Anatomical Record 295: 1174–1180. doi: 10.1002/ar.22484

Richards, C.S., Simonsen, T.J., Abel, R.L., Hall, M.J., Schwyn, D.A., & Wicklein M. Virtual forensic entomology: improving estimates of minimum post-mortem interval with 3D micro-computed tomography. Forensic Science International 220(1-3):251-264.

2013

Siveter, D.J., Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, D.J., Sutton, M.D., & Joomun, S.C. 2013. A Silurian myodocope with preserved soft-parts: cautioning the interpretation of the shell-based ostracod record. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280(1752).

Briggs, D.E.G., Siveter, D.J., Siveter, D.J., Sutton, M.D., Garwood, R.J. & Legg, D. 2012. A Silurian horseshoe crab illuminates the evolution of chelicerate limbs.PNAS: In press. doi:10.1073/pnas.1205875109

Dunlop, J.A. & Garwood, R.J. In press. Tomographic reconstruction and palaeobiology of the trigonotarbid arachnid Eophrynus prestvicii (Buckland, 1837).