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Three-dimensionally preserved soft tissues and calcareous hexactins in a Silurian sponge: implications for early sponge evolution.

Nadhira A, Sutton MD, Botting JP, Muir LA, Gueriau P, King A, Briggs DEG, Siveter DJ, Siveter DJ.

R Soc Open Sci. 2019 Jul 31;6(7):190911. doi: 10.1098/rsos.190911. eCollection 2019 Jul.


A new ophiocistioid with soft-tissue preservation from the Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte, and the evolution of the holothurian body plan.

Rahman IA, Thompson JR, Briggs DEG, Siveter DJ, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD.

Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Apr 10;286(1900):20182792. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2792.


A phylogenomic resolution of the sea urchin tree of life.

Mongiardino Koch N, Coppard SE, Lessios HA, Briggs DEG, Mooi R, Rouse GW.

BMC Evol Biol. 2018 Dec 13;18(1):189. doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1300-4.


The function of the ophiuroid nerve ring: how a decentralized nervous system controls coordinated locomotion.

Clark EG, Kanauchi D, Kano T, Aonuma H, Briggs DEG, Ishiguro A.

J Exp Biol. 2019 Jan 18;222(Pt 2). pii: jeb192104. doi: 10.1242/jeb.192104.


Fossilization transforms vertebrate hard tissue proteins into N-heterocyclic polymers.

Wiemann J, Fabbri M, Yang TR, Stein K, Sander PM, Norell MA, Briggs DEG.

Nat Commun. 2018 Nov 9;9(1):4741. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07013-3.


A well-preserved respiratory system in a Silurian ostracod.

Siveter DJ, Briggs DEG, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD.

Biol Lett. 2018 Nov 7;14(11). pii: 20180464. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0464.


Integrating morphology and in vivo skeletal mobility with digital models to infer function in brittle star arms.

Clark EG, Hutchinson JR, Darroch SAF, Mongiardino Koch N, Brady TR, Smith SA, Briggs DEG.

J Anat. 2018 Dec;233(6):696-714. doi: 10.1111/joa.12887. Epub 2018 Oct 23.


A three-dimensionally preserved lobopodian from the Herefordshire (Silurian) Lagerstätte, UK.

Siveter DJ, Briggs DEG, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Legg D.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Aug 8;5(8):172101. doi: 10.1098/rsos.172101. eCollection 2018 Aug.


The Palaeozoic colonization of the water column and the rise of global nekton.

Whalen CD, Briggs DEG.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Jul 18;285(1883). pii: 20180883. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0883.


A Field Guide to Finding Fossils on Mars.

McMahon S, Bosak T, Grotzinger JP, Milliken RE, Summons RE, Daye M, Newman SA, Fraeman A, Williford KH, Briggs DEG.

J Geophys Res Planets. 2018 May;123(5):1012-1040. doi: 10.1029/2017JE005478. Epub 2018 May 24. Review.


Sampling the insects of the amber forest.

Briggs DEG.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jun 26;115(26):6525-6527. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807017115. Epub 2018 May 23. No abstract available.


Water vascular system architecture in an Ordovician ophiuroid.

Clark EG, Bhullar BS, Darroch SAF, Briggs DEG.

Biol Lett. 2017 Dec;13(12). pii: 20170635. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0635.


Soft-Bodied Fossils Are Not Simply Rotten Carcasses - Toward a Holistic Understanding of Exceptional Fossil Preservation: Exceptional Fossil Preservation Is Complex and Involves the Interplay of Numerous Biological and Geological Processes.

Parry LA, Smithwick F, Nordén KK, Saitta ET, Lozano-Fernandez J, Tanner AR, Caron JB, Edgecombe GD, Briggs DEG, Vinther J.

Bioessays. 2018 Jan;40(1). doi: 10.1002/bies.201700167. Epub 2017 Nov 29. Review.


An edrioasteroid from the Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte of England reveals the nature of the water vascular system in an extinct echinoderm.

Briggs DEG, Siveter DJ, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Rahman IA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Sep 13;284(1862). pii: 20171189. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1189.


A Large Cambrian Chaetognath with Supernumerary Grasping Spines.

Briggs DEG, Caron JB.

Curr Biol. 2017 Aug 21;27(16):2536-2543.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.07.003. Epub 2017 Aug 3.


Context-dependent spatially periodic activity in the human entorhinal cortex.

Nadasdy Z, Nguyen TP, Török Á, Shen JY, Briggs DE, Modur PN, Buchanan RJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Apr 25;114(17):E3516-E3525. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701352114. Epub 2017 Apr 10.


Correction to 'Experimental maturation of feathers: implications for reconstructions of fossil feather colour'.

McNamara ME, Briggs DE, Orr PJ, Field DJ, Wang Z.

Biol Lett. 2017 Mar;13(3). pii: 20170128. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0128. No abstract available.


A new crustacean from the Herefordshire (Silurian) Lagerstätte, UK, and its significance in malacostracan evolution.

Siveter DJ, Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Legg D.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Mar 29;284(1851). pii: 20170279. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0279.


Ancestral morphology of crown-group molluscs revealed by a new Ordovician stem aculiferan.

Vinther J, Parry L, Briggs DE, Van Roy P.

Nature. 2017 Feb 23;542(7642):471-474. doi: 10.1038/nature21055. Epub 2017 Feb 6.


Seilacher, Konstruktions-Morphologie, Morphodynamics, and the Evolution of form.

Briggs DEG.

J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2017 May;328(3):197-206. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22725. Epub 2017 Jan 23.


A molecular portrait of maternal sepsis from Byzantine Troy.

Devault AM, Mortimer TD, Kitchen A, Kiesewetter H, Enk JM, Golding GB, Southon J, Kuch M, Duggan AT, Aylward W, Gardner SN, Allen JE, King AM, Wright G, Kuroda M, Kato K, Briggs DE, Fornaciari G, Holmes EC, Poinar HN, Pepperell CS.

Elife. 2017 Jan 10;6. pii: e20983. doi: 10.7554/eLife.20983.


Reply to Piper: Aquilonifer's kites are not mites.

Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Legg D.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jun 14;113(24):E3320-1. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606265113. Epub 2016 May 26. No abstract available.


Three-dimensionally preserved minute larva of a great-appendage arthropod from the early Cambrian Chengjiang biota.

Liu Y, Melzer RR, Haug JT, Haug C, Briggs DE, Hörnig MK, He YY, Hou XG.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 17;113(20):5542-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1522899113. Epub 2016 May 2.


Tiny individuals attached to a new Silurian arthropod suggest a unique mode of brood care.

Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Legg D.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 19;113(16):4410-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1600489113. Epub 2016 Apr 4.


The 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate.

McCoy VE, Saupe EE, Lamsdell JC, Tarhan LG, McMahon S, Lidgard S, Mayer P, Whalen CD, Soriano C, Finney L, Vogt S, Clark EG, Anderson RP, Petermann H, Locatelli ER, Briggs DE.

Nature. 2016 Apr 28;532(7600):496-9. doi: 10.1038/nature16992. Epub 2016 Mar 16.


A 365-Million-Year-Old Freshwater Community Reveals Morphological and Ecological Stasis in Branchiopod Crustaceans.

Gueriau P, Rabet N, Clément G, Lagebro L, Vannier J, Briggs DE, Charbonnier S, Olive S, Béthoux O.

Curr Biol. 2016 Feb 8;26(3):383-90. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.039. Epub 2016 Jan 14.


The Cambrian explosion.

Briggs DE.

Curr Biol. 2015 Oct 5;25(19):R864-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.047.


A new Ordovician arthropod from the Winneshiek Lagerstätte of Iowa (USA) reveals the ground plan of eurypterids and chasmataspidids.

Lamsdell JC, Briggs DE, Liu HP, Witzke BJ, McKay RM.

Naturwissenschaften. 2015 Oct;102(9-10):63. doi: 10.1007/s00114-015-1312-5. Epub 2015 Sep 21.


The oldest described eurypterid: a giant Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) megalograptid from the Winneshiek Lagerstätte of Iowa.

Lamsdell JC, Briggs DE, Liu HP, Witzke BJ, McKay RM.

BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Sep 1;15:169. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0443-9.


All the better to see you with: eyes and claws reveal the evolution of divergent ecological roles in giant pterygotid eurypterids.

McCoy VE, Lamsdell JC, Poschmann M, Anderson RP, Briggs DE.

Biol Lett. 2015 Aug;11(8). pii: 20150564. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0564.


A 425-million-year-old silurian pentastomid parasitic on ostracods.

Siveter DJ, Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD.

Curr Biol. 2015 Jun 15;25(12):1632-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.035. Epub 2015 May 21.


Anomalocaridid trunk limb homology revealed by a giant filter-feeder with paired flaps.

Van Roy P, Daley AC, Briggs DE.

Nature. 2015 Jun 4;522(7554):77-80. doi: 10.1038/nature14256. Epub 2015 Mar 11.


Cryptic iridescence in a fossil weevil generated by single diamond photonic crystals.

McNamara ME, Saranathan V, Locatelli ER, Noh H, Briggs DE, Orr PJ, Cao H.

J R Soc Interface. 2014 Nov 6;11(100):20140736. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0736.


A 520 million-year-old chelicerate larva.

Liu Y, Haug JT, Haug C, Briggs DE, Hou X.

Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 15;5:4440. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5440.


What big eyes you have: the ecological role of giant pterygotid eurypterids.

Anderson RP, McCoy VE, McNamara ME, Briggs DE.

Biol Lett. 2014 Jul;10(7). pii: 20140412. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0412.


Adolf Seilacher (1925-2014).

Briggs DE.

Nature. 2014 May 22;509(7501):428. doi: 10.1038/509428a. No abstract available.


Paleontology: a new Burgess Shale fauna.

Briggs DE.

Curr Biol. 2014 May 19;24(10):R398-400. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.010.


Exceptionally preserved 450-million-year-old ordovician ostracods with brood care.

Siveter DJ, Tanaka G, Farrell UC, Martin MJ, Siveter DJ, Briggs DE.

Curr Biol. 2014 Mar 31;24(7):801-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.040. Epub 2014 Mar 13.


Ancient biomolecules: their origins, fossilization, and role in revealing the history of life.

Briggs DE, Summons RE.

Bioessays. 2014 May;36(5):482-90. doi: 10.1002/bies.201400010. Epub 2014 Mar 13.


A Silurian short-great-appendage arthropod.

Siveter DJ, Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Legg D, Joomun S.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Jan 22;281(1778):20132986. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2986. Print 2014 Mar 7.


The implications of a Silurian and other thylacocephalan crustaceans for the functional morphology and systematic affinities of the group.

Haug C, Briggs DE, Mikulic DG, Kluessendorf J, Haug JT.

BMC Evol Biol. 2014 Aug 22;14:159. doi: 10.1186/s12862-014-0159-2.


A mosquito's last supper reminds us not to underestimate the fossil record.

Briggs DE.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 12;110(46):18353-4. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1319306110. Epub 2013 Nov 1. No abstract available.


Experimental maturation of feathers: implications for reconstructions of fossil feather colour.

McNamara ME, Briggs DE, Orr PJ, Field DJ, Wang Z.

Biol Lett. 2013 Mar 27;9(3):20130184. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0184. Print 2013 Jun 23. Erratum in: Biol Lett. 2017 Mar;13(3):.


A Silurian myodocope with preserved soft-parts: cautioning the interpretation of the shell-based ostracod record.

Siveter DJ, Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Joomun SC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Dec 12;280(1752):20122664. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2664. Print 2013 Feb 7.


A Silurian armoured aplacophoran and implications for molluscan phylogeny.

Sutton MD, Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Siveter DJ, Sigwart JD.

Nature. 2012 Oct 4;490(7418):94-7. doi: 10.1038/nature11328.


Silurian horseshoe crab illuminates the evolution of arthropod limbs.

Briggs DE, Siveter DJ, Siveter DJ, Sutton MD, Garwood RJ, Legg D.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 25;109(39):15702-5. Epub 2012 Sep 11.


A Carboniferous non-onychophoran lobopodian reveals long-term survival of a Cambrian morphotype.

Haug JT, Mayer G, Haug C, Briggs DE.

Curr Biol. 2012 Sep 25;22(18):1673-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.066. Epub 2012 Aug 9.


Direct chemical evidence for eumelanin pigment from the Jurassic period.

Glass K, Ito S, Wilby PR, Sota T, Nakamura A, Bowers CR, Vinther J, Dutta S, Summons R, Briggs DE, Wakamatsu K, Simon JD.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 26;109(26):10218-23. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118448109. Epub 2012 May 21.

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