Selected Publications

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TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

Manuscripts:

Arbour V, Zanno LE (in review) The Evolution of Tail Weaponry in Amniotes.

McDonald AT, Gates TA, Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (in review) Anatomy, taphonomy, and phylogenetic implications of a new specimen of Eolambia caroljonesa (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA.

King MR, Gates TA, Gingras MK, Zanno LE, Pemberton, G (in review) Transgressive erosion expressed as a Rhizocorallium-dominated xylic firmground: an example from the Blackhawk Formation, Utah.

Gates TA, Tsogtbaatar K, Zanno LE, Tsogtbaatar C, Watabe M (in revision) A new iguanodontian (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia.

Gates TA, Organ C, Zanno LE (2016) Ornamentation and the rapid evolution of gigantic theropod dinosaurs. Nature Comm. 7:12931 doi:10.1038/ncomms12931

Drymala SD, Zanno LE (2016) Osteology of Carnufex carolinensis (Archosauria: Psuedosuchia) from the Pekin Formation of North Carolina and Its Implications for Early Crocodylomorph Evolution. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157528. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157528

Zanno LE, Tsogtbaatar K, Chinzorig T, Gates TA (2016) Specializations of the Mandibular Anatomy and Dentition of Segnosaurus galbinensis (Dinosauria: Theropoda). PeerJ

Schweitzer MH, Zheng W, Zanno LE, Sugiyama T (2016) Chemistry supports the identification of gender-specific reproductive tissue in Tyannosaurus rex. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 23099 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep23099

Arbour VM, Zanno LE, Gates TA (2016) Ankylosaurian dinosaur palaeoenvironmental associations are influenced by sea level fluctuation, extirpation, and geodispersal. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Accepted Manuscript doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.02.033

Arbour VM, Zanno LE, Larson DW, Evans DC, Sues H-D (2016) The furculae of the dromaeosaurid dinosaur Dakotaraptor steini are trionychid turtle entoplastra. PeerJ. 4:e1691 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1691

Hedrick BP, Zanno LE, Wolfe DG, Dodson P (2015) The Slothful Claw: Osteology and Taphonomy of Nothronychus mckinleyi and N. graffami (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and Anatomical Considerations for Derived Therizinosaurids. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129449. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129449

Zanno LE, Drymala S, Nesbitt SJ, Schneider VP (2015) Early crocodylomorph increases top predator diversity during rise of dinosaurs. Sci. Rep. 5:9276. doi:10.1038/srep09276

Gates TA, Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2015) Theropod teeth from the upper Maastrichtian Hell Creek Formation “Sue” Quarry: new morphotypes and faunal comparisons. Acta Paleontol Pol.

Lautenschlager S, Witmer LM,  Altangerel P, Zanno LE, Rayfield EJ  (2014) Cranial anatomy of Erlikosaurus andrewsi (Dinosauria: Therizinosauria): new insights based on digital reconstruction. J Vert Paleontol 34: 1263–1291, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2014.874529

Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2013) Neovenatorid theropods are apex predators in the Late Cretaceous of North America. Nature Comm. 4: 2827. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3827

Zanno LE, Loewen MA, Farke AA, Kim G-S, Claessens LPAM, McGarrity CTA (2013) Late Cretaceous theropod dinosaurs of southern Utah. In: Titus A, Loewen MA. editors. Advances in Late Cretaceous Western Interior Basin Paleontology and Geology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. pp. 504–525.

Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2012) No evidence for directional evolution of body mass in herbivorous theropod dinosaurs. Proc R Soc B. 2013 280 1751 20122526; doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2526 (published 28 November 2012) 1471-2954.

Lautenschlager S, Rayfield EJ, Altangerel P, Zanno LE, Witmer LM (2012) The Endocranial Anatomy of Therizinosauria and its Implications for Sensory and Cognitive Function. PLoS ONE 7(12): e52289. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052289.

Gates TA, Prieto-Márquez A, Zanno LE (2012) Mountain Building Triggered Late Cretaceous North American Megaherbivore Dinosaur Radiation. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42135.

Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2011) Herbivorous ecomorphology and specialization patterns in theropod dinosaur evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:232–237; published ahead of print December 20, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.1011924108.

Zanno LE, Varricchio DJ, O’Connor PM, Titus AL, Knell MJ (2011) A new troodontid theropod, Talos sampsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Basin of North America. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24487. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024487.

Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2011) On the earliest record of Cretaceous tyrannosauroids in western North America: implications for an Early Cretaceous Laurasian interchange event. Hist Biol First published on: 24 February 2011 (iFirst), doi:10.1080/08912963.2010.543952.

Makovicky PJ, Zanno LE (2011) Theropod diversity and the refinement of avian characteristics. In Dyke G, Kaiser G, editors. Living Dinosaurs: The Evolutionary History of Modern Birds. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 9–29.

Zanno LE (2010) A taxonomic and phylogenetic re-evaluation of Therizinosauria. J Syst Palaeontol 8:503–543.

Zanno LE (2010) Osteology of Falcarius utahensis: characterizing the anatomy of basal therizinosaurs. Zool J Linn Soc 158:196–230.

Gates TA, Sampson SD, Zanno LE, Roberts EM, Eaton JG, Nydam RL, Hutchison JH, Smith JA, Loewen MA, Getty MA (2010) Biogeography of terrestrial and freshwater vertebrates from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) Western Interior of North America. Palaeogeogr Paleoclimatol Paleoecol 291:371–387.

Zanno LE, Wiersma JP, Loewen MA, Sampson SD, Getty MA (2010) Preliminary report on the theropod dinosaur fauna of the late Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. Learn Land: Grand Staircase-Escalante Natl Monument Sci Symp Proc 2006 2:204–217.

Sampson SD, Gates TA, Roberts EM, Getty MA, Zanno LE, Loewen MA, Smith JA, Lund EK, Sertich J, Titus AL (2010) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: a new and critical window into the world of dinosaurs. Learn Land: Grand Staircase-Escalante Natl Monument Sci Symp Proc 2006 2:171–188.

Zanno LE, Gillette DD, Albright LB, Titus AL (2009) A new North American therizinosaurid and the role of herbivory in “predatory” dinosaur evolution. Proc R Soc B 276:3505–3511.

Gates TA, Sampson SD, Delgado de Jesus CR, Zanno LE, Eberth D, Hernandez-Rivera R, Martinez MA, Kirkland JI (2008) Velafrons coahuilaensis, a new lambeosaurine hadrosaur (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the late Campanian Cerro del Pueblo Formation, Coahuila, Mexico. J Vertebr Paleontol 27:917–930.

Zanno LE (2006) The pectoral girdle and forelimb of the primitive therizinosauroid Falcarius utahensis (Theropoda, Maniraptora): analyzing evolutionary trends within Therizinosauroidea. 2006. J Vertebr Paleontol 26:636–650.

Kirkland JI, Zanno LE, Sampson SD, Clark JM, DeBlieux DD (2005) A primitive therizinosauroid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Utah. Nature 435:84–87.

Zanno LE, Sampson SD (2005) A new oviraptorosaur (Theropoda, Maniraptora) from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Utah. J Vertebr Paleontol 25:897–904.

Zanno LE, Heckert AB, Kryzyzanowski SE, Lucas SG (2002) Diminutive Metoposaurid skulls from the Upper Triassic Blue Hills (Adamanian: latest Carnian) of Arizona. In Heckert AB, Lucas SG, editors. Upper Triassic Stratigraphy and Paleontology. Albuquerque: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 21:121–125.

Abstracts:

Zanno LE, Arbour VM, Gates TA, Makovicky PJ, Loewen MA, Button K, Moyer A, Bridges T, Herzog LL (2015) Body mass transformations in the mid-Cretaceous of North America: how eustasy, range restrictions, and clade sorting shaped the evolution of dinosaur size. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Arbour VM, Gates TA, Zanno LE (2015) Interpreting the ankylosaurian fossil record in the context of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway of North America. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Drymala S, Zanno LE (2015) New clades and characters in basal crocodylomorph phylogenetics. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Makovicky PJ, Zanno LE, Gates TA (2015) The Advent of North America’s Late Cretaceous Fauna Revisited: Insights from New Discoveries and Improved Phylogenies. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Thomas J, Hall K, Albright K, Gates TA, Zanno LE (2015) “Students Discover” shark tooth forensics: a citizen science initiative bridging middle school students, teachers, and paleontologists. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Button K, Zanno LE, Hailu Y, Kirkland JI (2015) Dichotomous evolution of tooth growth and replacement strategies in herbivorous dinosaurs. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Herzog LL, Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (in review) New Solemydid turtle specimens from the Upper Cretaceous Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Drymala S, Zanno LE (2014) New discoveries and reevaluation of large-bodied early crocodylomorphs: improving resolution at the base of crocodylomorpha and the evolutionary role of paraphyletic grades. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 122

Dzikiewicz K, Drymala S, Schneider V, Zanno LE (2014) Ontogeny and growth in basal crocodylomorphs and their close relatives. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 123

Herzog LL, Zanno LE, Kirkland Ji (2014) Histological analysis of an enigmatic micro structural paleopathology on limb bones of the theropod dinosaur Falcarius utahensis. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 146

Nesbitt S, Schneider V. Irmis,R., Zanno LE, Clarke, J, & Brinkman P (2014) A new, nearly-complete skeleton of a basal crocodylomorph from the Late Triassic (late Carnian) of North America and high rates of morphological change prior to the end-Triassic extinction. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 195

Gates TA, Organ C, Zanno LE (2014) Non-avian theropod socio-ecology: Can galliform birds provide insights? J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 135

Makovicky PJ, Shinya A, Zanno LE (2014) New additions to the diversity of the Mussentuchit Member, Cedar Mountain Formation, Dinosaur Fauna. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 175

Button K, Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2014) New Ceolurosaurian Theropod Remains from the Upper Cretaceous Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014,101

Zanno LE, Kirkland JI, Herzog, LL (2014) Second Therizinosaurian Mass Death Locality in the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation Yields a New Taxon. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 260

Button K, Zanno LE, You H (2014) Incremental lines in therizinosaurian tooth enamel suggest slowed amelogenesis: implications for the evolution of herbivory in theropods. Evol Abstr. 400

Zanno LE, Kirkland JI, Herzog, LL 2014 Second mass-death locality of a basal therizinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, east central Utah: a probable new taxon. Mid-Mesozoic Confer Proc, 2104, 82.

Herzog L, Zanno LE (2014) New Solemydid turtle specimens from the Upper Cretaceous Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation. Mid-Mesozoic Confer Proc, 2104, 57–58.

Makovicky PJ, Zanno LE (2014) New discoveries add to the diversity of the Mussentuchit Member (Cedar Mountain Formation) dinosaur fauna. Mid-Mesozoic Confer Proc, 2104, 70–71.

Nesbitt S, Schneider V. Irmis R., & Zanno LE (2014) The first burst of evolution of Crocodylomorpha: nearly complete skeletons from the Late Triassic of North Carolina demonstrate conservation in the early body plan of a successful lineage. Geol Soc Amer Southeastern Sect Meeting Abstr 12-10.

Drymala S, Zanno LE, Nesbitt S, & Schneider V (2014) A Large-bodied Crocodylomorph with Extensive Cranial Ornamentation from the Upper Triassic Chatham Group of North Carolina. Geol Soc Amer Southeastern Sect Meeting Abstr 12-9.

Noto C, Zanno LE, Witynski D, Meyer K (2014) Quantifying the relationship between curvature and sheath length in bird claws. Soc Integr Compar Biol P3.148.

Gates TA, Zanno LE, Organ C (2013) Theropod cranial ornamentation and body mass. J Vertebr Paleontol Programs and Abstracts, 2013, 132.

Button K, Zanno LE (2013) Tooth Enamel Microstructure of The Early Cretaceous Therizinosaurian Falcarius utahensis (Theropoda: Maniraptora). J Vertebr Paleontol Programs and Abstracts, 2013, 98.

Drymala S, Zanno LE, Nesbitt S, Schneider V (2013) A New Crocodylomorph (Suchia, Archosauria) From the Late Triassic of North Carolina: Implications for Basal Relationships and Early Evolution. J Vertebr Paleontol Programs and Abstracts, 2013, 118.

Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2012) A new giant carcharodontosaurian allosauroid from the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation of central Utah, J Vertebr Paleontol, Programs and Abstracts, 2012, 199.

Prieto-Márquez A, Gates TA, Zanno LE (2012) Late Cretaceous tectonic events triggered North American megaherbivore dinosaur cladogenesis. J Vertebr Paleontol, Programs and Abstracts, 2012, 158.

Smith DK, Zanno LE, Sanders RK, Kirkland JI, DeBlieux DD (2011) New information on the braincase of the North American therizinosaurian Falcarius utahensis. J Vertebr Paleontol 31:387–404.

Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2011) Body mass evolution in omnivorous/herbivorous coelurosaurian Dinosaurs. J Vertebr Paleontol. 31(3):

Loewen MA, Zanno LE, Irmis RB, Sertich JJW, Sampson SD (2011) Campanian theropod evolution and intracontinental endemism on Laramidia. J Vertebr Paleontol. 31(3):

Zanno LE, Makovicky PJ (2010) Herbivorous ecomorphology and specialization patterns in theropod dinosaur evolution. J Vertebr Paleontol 30(3):192A.

Lavender Z, Drake A, Loewen M, Zanno L, Claessens L (2010) Three-dimensional geometric morphometric analysis and univariant measurement analysis on an undescribed Ornithomimus manus. J Vertebr Paleontol 30(3):120A.

Zanno LE, Varricchio DJ, Titus AL, Wilkins N, Knell MJ (2009) A new troodontid (Theropoda: Paraves) specimen from the upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, Southern Utah: estimating the taxonomic diversity of North American Troodontidae. J Vertebr Paleontol 29(3):205A.

Zanno LE, Loewen MA, Claessens LPAM, Sampson SD (2009) Late Cretaceous theropod dinosaurs of southern Utah: progress and perspectives. Adv West Inter Late Cretaceous Paleontol Geol 50A.

Sampson SD, Roberts EM, Loewen MA, Getty MA, Gates TA, Zanno LE, Titus AL (2009) Dinosaurs and other macrovertebrates from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) deposits of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Adv West Inter Late Cretaceous Paleontol Geol 42A.

Zanno LE (2009) Therizinosaurs: a new look at “predatory” dinosaur evolution. Paleofest Abstr Vol 2009:7.

Smith D, Molnar R, Zanno LE (2009) Herbivory in theropods: history and models. West Assoc Vertebr Paleontol Abstr 18A.

Zanno LE (2008) The phylogeny of Therizinosauria (Theropoda: Maniraptora): implications for the evolution of Coelurosauria. J Vertebr Paleontol 28(3):164A.

Gates TA, Tsogtbatar K, Zanno LE (2008) A new iguanodontian (Ornithopoda) dinosaur species from the lower Cretaceous of Mongolia. J Vertebr Paleontol 28(3):82A.

Zanno LE (2007) A new troodontid theropod from the late Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, southern Utah. J Vertebr Paleontol 27(3):170.

Neabore S, Loewen MA, Zanno LE, Getty MA, Claessens L (2007) Three-dimensional scanning and analysis of the first diagnostic ornithomimid forelimb material from the Late Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation. J Vertebr Paleontol 27(3):123.

Getty MA, Sampson SD, Loewen MA, Gates TA, Zanno LE, Sertich JGI, Lund EK, Smith JA (2007) The Kaiparowits Plateau of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: a new and critical window into the world of dinosaurs. GSA Abstr Programs, Rocky Mt Sect 39(5):3-5.

Zanno LE, Sampson SD, Getty MA, Wiersma J (2006) Theropods of the Late Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Proceedings of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Learn Land Sci Symp Abstr II pp. 10.

Sampson SD, Getty MA, Gates TA, Smith JA, Zanno LE, Loewen M (2006) GSENM: a new and critical window into the world of dinosaurs. Proceedings of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Learn Land Sci Symp Abstr II pp. 7.

Zanno LE, Erickson GM (2006) Ontogeny and life history of Falcarius utahensis, a primitive therizinosauroid from the Early Cretaceous of Utah. J Vertebr Paleontol 26(3):143A.

Zanno LE, Erickson GM, (2006) Ontogeny and life history of Falcarius utahensis, a primitive therizinosauroid from the Early Cretaceous of Utah. In Yang Q, Wang Y, Weldon EA, editors. Ancient Life and Modern Approaches: Abstracts of the second international paleontological congress. Hefei: University of Science and Technology of China Press. pp. 453-454.

Zanno LE, Sampson SD, Roberts EM, Gates TA (2005) Late Campanian theropod diversity across the Western Interior Basin. J Vertebr Paleontol 25(3):133-134A.

Zanno LE, Gates TA, Sampson SD, Smith JA, Getty MA (2005) Dinosaur diversity and biogeographical implications of the Kaiparowits Formation (Late Campanian), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. GSA Abstracts with Programs 37(7).

Zanno LE (2005) A new oviraptorosaur from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Proc Grand Staircase-Escalante Natl Monument Sci Forum Paper Abstracts 25.

Gillette DD, Albright LB, Titus AL, Zanno LE (2005) Osteology of Nothronychus, a Late Cretaceous (lower Turonian) Therizinosaurid dinosaur from southern Utah. J Vertebr Paleontol 25(3, Suppl.):63A.

Petersen EU, Godsey HS, Ali-Adeeb J, Chapman DS, Cohen L, Hynek SA, Madden L, Millward L, O’Grady, S., and Zanno, L. 2005. WEST (Water, the Environment, Science, and Teaching): Implementing Inquiry-based learning in K-12 Classrooms, Geol Soc Am Abstr Programs 37(7):115A.

Zanno LE (2004) The pectoral girdle and forelimb of a primitive therizinosauroid (Theropoda: Maniraptora): new information on the phylogenetics and evolution of therizinosaurs. J Vertebr Paleontol 24(3):134A.

Kirkland JI, Zanno LE, DeBlieux DD, Smith DK, Sampson SD (2004) A new basal-most therizinosauroid (Theropoda: Maniraptora) from Utah demonstrates a pan-Laurasian distribution of Early Cretaceous (Barremian) therizinosauroids. J Vertebr Paleontol 24(3):78A.

Smith DK, Kirkland JI, Sanders RK, Zanno LE, DeBlieux DD (2004) A comparison of North American therizinosaur (Theropoda: Dinosauria) braincases. J Vertebr Paleontol 24(3):114A.

Sampson SD, Loewen MA, Roberts EM, Smith JA, Zanno LE, Gates TA (2004) Provincialism in Late Cretaceous terrestrial faunas: new evidence from the Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, Utah. J Vertebr Paleontol 24(3):108A.

Petersen E, Ali-Adeeb J, Cerling T, Chan M, Chapman D, Cohen L, Davis M, Dearing D, Hill S, Godsey H, Hynek S, Madden L, Millward L, O’Grady S, Richards L, Solomon K, Sampson S, Shafer J, Zanno L, Zipster E (2004) Project WEST: Water, the Environment, Science, and Teaching, Eos Trans AGU 85(47): Fall Meet Suppl Abstr ED2133-0070.

Zanno LE, Sampson SD (2003) A new caenagnathid specimen from the Kaiparowits Formation (Late Campanian) of Utah. J Vertebr Paleontol 23(3):113A.

Smith JA, Sampson SD, Gates TA, Roberts EM, Getty MA, Zanno LE (2003) Fossil vertebrates from the Kaiparowits Fm, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: An important window into the Late Cretaceous of Utah. J Vertebr Paleontol 23(3):98A.

Zanno LE (2002) Diminutive metoposaurid skulls from the Upper Triassic Blue Hills (Adamanian: Latest Carnian) of Arizona: Ontogenetic and Phylogenetic Implications. J Vertebr Paleontol 22(3):121A.

Sampson SD, Loewen MA, Gates TA, Zanno LE, Kirkland JI (2002) New evidence of dinosaurs and other vertebrates from the upper Cretaceous Wahweap and Kaiparowits Formations, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. Abstracts with Programs, Rocky Mountain Section, Geological Society of America. GSA Abstr Programs, Rocky Mt Sect.

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS

Zanno LE & Makovicky PJ (2014). Before Tyrannosaurs Reigned. Natural History 122: 28–33.

Zanno LE (2014) Dinosaurs Rock the World. Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, printed program.

Zanno LE (2013) Resurrecting a Colossus. NCMNS Naturalist 21(4):2-3

Herzog L., Zanno LE, Schweitzer M. (2013) NCMNS Naturalist Willo’s Change of Heart. 21(1):6-7

Zanno, LE (2012) Feathered Dinosaur Death Pit. NCMNS Naturalist 20(3):6-7

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