Publications produced by the TERRA project are listed below. TERRA project team members are highlighted in bold in author lists.


8. Close, R. A., Alroy, J., Evers, S. W., Butler, R. J. 2018. How should we estimate diversity in the fossil record? Testing richness estimators using sampling-standardised discovery curves. Methods in Ecology & Evolution.

7. Dunne, E. M., Close, R. A., Button, D. J., Brocklehurst, N., Cashmore, D. D., Lloyd, G. T., Butler, R. J. 2018. Diversity change during the rise of tetrapods and the impact of the ‘Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse’. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172730.

6. Tutin, S., Butler, R. J. 2017. The completeness of the fossil record of plesiosaurs, marine reptiles from the Mesozoic. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 62:563–573.

5. Button, D. J., Lloyd, G. T., Ezcurra, M. D., Butler, R. J. 2017. Mass extinctions drove global faunal cosmopolitanism on the supercontinent Pangaea. Nature Communications 8: 733.

4. Close, R. A., Benson, R. B. J., Upchurch, P., Butler, R. J. 2017. Controlling for the species-area effect supports constrained long-term Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate diversification. Nature Communications 8: 15381.

3. Dean, C. D., Mannion, P. D., Butler, R. J. 2016. Preservational bias controls the fossil record of pterosaurs. Palaeontology 59:225–247.

2. Benson, R. B. J., Butler, R. J., Alroy, J., Mannion, P. D., Carrano, M. T., Lloyd, G. T. 2016. Near-stasis in the long-term diversification of Mesozoic tetrapods. PLoS Biology 14:e1002359.

1. Mannion, P. D., Benson, R. B. J., Carrano, M. T., Tennant, J. P., Judd, J., Butler, R. J. 2015. Climate constrains the evolutionary history and biodiversity of crocodylians. Nature Communications 6:8438.