WorldCat Identities

Benson, Roger B. J.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 125 library holdings
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: QE862.S3, 567.912094228
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Roger B. J Benson
The osteology of Neovenator salerii (Dinosauria:Theropoda) from the Wealden Group (Barremian) of the Isle of Wight by Stephen Brusatte( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osteology of Rhomaleosaurus thorntoni (Sauropterygia, Rhomaleosauridae) from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of Northamptonshire, England by Adam Stuart Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesozoic marine tetrapod diversity mass extinctions and temporal heterogeneity in geological megabiases affecting vertebrates( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The osteology of Neovenator Salerii (Dinsoauria: Therapoda) from the Wealden group (Barremian) of the Isle of Wight( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The early evolution of sea turtles by Serjoscha W Evers( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The taxonomic status of megalosaurus bucklandi (dinosauria, theropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Oxfordshire, UK( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ectotherm diversity through time : the interplay of sampling biases, environmental drivers and macroevolution by Terri Jade Cleary( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vertebrate palaeobiodiversity patterns and the impact of sampling bias( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rates of Dinosaur Body Mass Evolution Indicate 170 Million Years of Sustained Ecological Innovation on the Avian Stem Lineage by Roger B. J Benson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Large-scale adaptive radiations might explain the runaway success of a minority of extant vertebrate clades. This hypothesis predicts, among other things, rapid rates of morphological evolution during the early history of major groups, as lineages invade disparate ecological niches. However, few studies of adaptive radiation have included deep time data, so the links between extant diversity and major extinct radiations are unclear. The intensively studied Mesozoic dinosaur record provides a model system for such investigation, representing an ecologically diverse group that dominated terrestrial ecosystems for 170 million years. Furthermore, with 10,000 species, extant dinosaurs (birds) are the most speciose living tetrapod clade. We assembled composite trees of 614-622 Mesozoic dinosaurs/birds, and a comprehensive body mass dataset using the scaling relationship of limb bone robustness. Maximum-likelihood modelling and the node height test reveal rapid evolutionary rates and a predominance of rapid shifts among size classes in early (Triassic) dinosaurs. This indicates an early burst niche-filling pattern and contrasts with previous studies that favoured gradualistic rates. Subsequently, rates declined in most lineages, which rarely exploited new ecological niches. However, feathered maniraptoran dinosaurs (including Mesozoic birds) sustained rapid evolution from at least the Middle Jurassic, suggesting that these taxa evaded the effects of niche saturation. This indicates that a long evolutionary history of continuing ecological innovation paved the way for a second great radiation of dinosaurs, in birds. We therefore demonstrate links between the predominantly extinct deep time adaptive radiation of non-avian dinosaurs and the phenomenal diversification of birds, via continuing rapid rates of evolution along the phylogenetic stem lineage. This raises the possibility that the uneven distribution of biodiversity results not just from large-scale extrapolation of the process of adaptive radiation in a few extant clades, but also from the maintenance of evolvability on vast time scales across the history of life, in key lineages
The osteology of Neovenator Salerii (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Wealden Group (Barremian) of the Isle of Wight by Stephen Brusatte( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Anatomy of Dryptosaurus aquilunguis (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and a review of its Tyrannosauroid affinities by Stephen L Brusatte( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Although among the first theropod dinosaurs known to science, and an iconic taxon in the history of dinosaur paleontology, the large carnivore Dryptosaurus aquilunguis from the late Cretaceous of New Jersey remains poorly understood. Its anatomy has been described only in brief and its phylogenetic relationships have long been the subject of debate, although recent work proposes Dryptosaurus as a member of the tyrannosauroid clade. Here we present a thorough osteological description of the holotype of Dryptosaurus aquilunguis, supplemented with photographs of all the material, and provide extensive comparisons with other theropods, especially tyrannosauroids. In concert with recent phylogenetic analyses, our description confirms the tyrannosauroid affinities of Dryptosaurus and supports its placement as an "intermediate" taxon bracketed between small, basal forms (e.g., Guanlong, Dilong) and the derived, late Cretaceous tyrannosaurids (e.g., Albertosaurus, Tyrannosaurus). We identify several autapomorphies of Dryptosaurus, including the combination of a reduced humerus and an enlarged hand. These forelimb proportions, which differ from the uniformly large arms of basal tyrannosauroids and uniformly atrophied arms of tyrannosaurids, suggest that forelimb reduction in tyrannosauroids may not have proceeded in a uniform fashion. Functionally, Dryptosaurus may have used both its skull and arms as weapons for prey acquisition and processing
The evolution and phylogeny of early amniotes by David Paul Ford( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Open data and digital morphology( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Over the past two decades, the development of methods for visualizing and analysing specimens digitally, in three and even four dimensions, has transformed the study of living and fossil organisms. However, the initial promise that the widespread application of such methods would facilitate access to the underlying digital data has not been fully achieved. The underlying datasets for many published studies are not readily or freely available, introducing a barrier to verification and reproducibility, and the reuse of data. There is no current agreement or policy on the amount and type of data that should be made available alongside studies that use, and in some cases are wholly reliant on, digital morphology. Here, we propose a set of recommendations for minimum standards and additional best practice for three-dimensional digital data publication, and review the issues around data storage, management and accessibility
A new large-bodied theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Warwickshire, United Kingdom by Roger B. J Benson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.76 (from 0.61 for The osteol ... to 0.99 for The taxono ...)

Alternative Names
Benson, R. B. J.

Benson, R. B. J. (Roger B. J.)

Roger Benson brittisk paleontolog

Roger Benson Paläontologe

Roger Benson paleontólogu británicu

Roger Benson paleontoloog

Роджер Бенсон

روجر بينسون

Languages
English (19)