Other areas of research that our lab is interested in include:

  • Evolution of Australian Cretaceous fishes
  • Evolution of Australian pterosaurs
  • Evolution of Australian plesiosaurs
  • Evolution of New Zealand's Cenozoic fauna
  • Vertebrate taphonomy and decay
  • Palaeopathology in fossil archosaurs
  • Geology of Australian Cretaceous dinosaur localities
  • Mesozoic and Cenozoic palaeoclimatology

Relevant publications

Fletcher, T., Moss, P. and Salisbury, S.W. 2018. Palaeoenvironment of the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Peer J. e5513.

Syme, C.E. and Salisbury, S.W. 2018. Taphonomy of Isisfordia duncani specimens from the Lower Cretaceous (upper Albian) portion of the Winton Formation, Isisford, central-west Queensland. Royal Society Open Science. Open Acces

Hand, S.J., Beck, R.M.D., Archer, M., Simmons, N.B., Gunnell, G.F., Scofield, R.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., De Pietri, V.L., Salisbury, S.W. and Worthy, T.H. 2018. A new, large-bodied omnivorous bat (Noctilionoidea: Mystacinidae) reveals lost morphological and ecological diversity since the Miocene in New Zealand. Scientific Reports, 8 (235). e0128871.

Tucker, R.T., Roberts, E.M., Darlington, V. and Salisbury, S.W. 2017. Investigating the stratigraphy and palaeoenvironments for a suite of newly discovered mid-Cretaceous vertebrate fossil-localities in the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Sedimentary Geology, 358, 210–229. PDF

Syme, C.E., Welsh, K.J., Roberts, E.M. and Salisbury, S.W. 2016. Depositional environment of the Lower Cretaceous (upper Albian) Winton Formation at Isisford, central-western Queensland, inferred from sandstone concretions. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 86, 1067–1082.

Herne, M.C., Tait, A.M. and Salisbury, S.W. 2016. Sedimentological reappraisal of the Leaellynasaura amicagraphica (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) holotype locality in the Lower Cretaceous of Victoria, Australia with taphonomic implications for the taxon; pp. 1–27 in Khosla, A. and Lucus, S.G. (eds.), Cretaceous Period: biotic diversity and biogeography. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, 71.

Hand, S.J., Lee, D.E., Worthy, T.H., Archer, M., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Salisbury, S.W., Scofield, R.P., Mildenhall, D.C., Kennedy, E.M., Lindqvist, J.K., 2015. Miocene fossils reveal ancient roots for New Zealand's endemic Mystacina (Chiroptera) and its rainforest habitat. PLoS One 10(6), e0128871. pdf

Fletcher, T.L., Moss, P.T. and Salisbury, S.W. 2015. Climate variability using wood growth indices of Protophyllocladoxylon owensii from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, Australia: An indication of climate cyclicity? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 417, 35–43 pdf

Berrell, R.W., Alvarado-Ortega, J., Yabumoto, Y. and Salisbury, S.W. 2014. First record of the ichthyodectiform fish Cladocyclus from eastern Gondwana: an articulated skeleton from the Lower Cretaceous of Queensland, Australia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59, 903–920. pdf

Syme, C.E. and Salisbury, S.W. 2014. Patterns of aquatic decay and disarticulation in juvenile Indo-Pacific crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), and implications for the taphonomic interpretation of fossil crocodyliform material. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 421, 108–123. pdf

Fletcher, T.L., Cantrill, D.J., Moss, P.T. and Salisbury, S.W., 2014. A new species of Protophyllocladoxylon from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia. Review of Palaeobotany of Palynology 208, 43–49. pdf

Fletcher, T.L., Greenwood, D.R., Moss, P.T. and Salisbury, S.W. 2014. Palaeoclimate of the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia: new observations based on CLAMP and Bioclimatic Analysis. Palaios. 29, 121–128.pdf

Fletcher, T. L. and Salisbury. S.W. 2014. Probable oribatid mite (Acari: Oribatida) tunnels and faecal pellets in silicified wood from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology. 38, xxx–xxx pdf

Fletcher, T.L., Moss, P.T. and Salisbury, S.W. 2014. Foliar physiognomic climate estimates for the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) Lark Quarry fossil flora, central-western Queensland, Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 61, 575–582. pdf

Worthy, T.H., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Salisbury, S.W., Hand, S.J. and Scofield, R.P. 2013. Miocene fossils show that kiwi (Apteryx, Apterygidae) are not phyletic dwarves. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Series A [Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution], 63–80. pdf

Tucker, R.T., Roberts, E.M., Hu,Y., Kemp, A.I.S. and Salisbury. S.W. 2013. Detrital zircon age constraints for the Winton Formation, Queensland: contextualizing Australia's Late Cretaceous dinosaur faunas. Gondwana Research. 24(2), 767–779 pdf

Fletcher, T. and Salisbury, S.W. 2010. New pterosaur fossils from the Early Cretaceous (Albian) of Queensland, Australia.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30(6), 1747–1759. pdf

Wolff, E.D.S., Salisbury, S.W., Horner, J.R. and Varricchio, D.J. 2009. Common avian infection plagued the tyrant dinosaurs. PLoS ONE, 4(9), e7288. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0007288 pdf

Buchy, M.-C., Frey, E. & Salisbury, S. W. 2006. Internal cranial anatomy of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia): evidence for a functional secondary palate. Lethaia, 39, 290-303. pdf

Buchy, M.-C. Frey, E., Salisbury, S. W., Stinnesbeck, W. López-Oliva, J. G. and Götte, M. 2006. An unusual pliosaur (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic) of northeastern Mexico. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 240 (2), 241-270. Wroe, S., Myers, T., Seebacher, F., Kear, B., Gillespie, A., Crowther, M. and Salisbury, S.W. 2003. An alternative method for predicting body mass: the case of the Pleistocene marsupial lion. Paleobiology, 29 (3), 401–411. pdf