(The TQCC of Palaeontology is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
The evolution of the modern avian digestive system: insights from paravian fossils from the Yanliao and Jehol biotas28
Climatic drivers of latitudinal variation in Late Triassic tetrapod diversity27
A quantitative method for inferring locomotory shifts in amniotes during ontogeny, its application to dinosaurs and its bearing on the evolution of posture27
Morphological disparity in theropod jaws: comparing discrete characters and geometric morphometrics18
Formation binning: a new method for increased temporal resolution in regional studies, applied to the Late Cretaceous dinosaur fossil record of North America18
Three‐dimensional soft tissue preservation revealed in the skin of a non‐avian dinosaur18
What is macroevolution?18
Constructing and testing hypotheses of dinosaur foot motions from fossil tracks using digitization and simulation17
The origin of the turtle body plan: evidence from fossils and embryos16
Evolution of ecospace occupancy by Mesozoic marine tetrapods16
Biotic and abiotic factors driving the diversification dynamics of Crocodylia16
Inner ear morphology of diadectomorphs and seymouriamorphs (Tetrapoda) uncovered by high‐resolution x‐ray microcomputed tomography, and the origin of the amniote crown group15
Comparing surface digitization techniques in palaeontology using visual perceptual metrics and distance computations between 3D meshes14
Diverse communities of Bacteria and Archaea flourished in Palaeoarchaean (3.5–3.3 Ga) microbial mats14
Endocranial anatomy and life habits of the Early Triassic archosauriformProterosuchus fergusi14
Taphonomic experiments resolve controls on the preservation of melanosomes and keratinous tissues in feathers13
Homology of posterior interray plates in crinoids: a review and new perspectives from phylogenetics, the fossil record and development13
Bayesian analyses in phylogenetic palaeontology: interpreting the posterior sample13
Pelagiella exigua , an early Cambrian stem gastropod with chaetae: lophotrochozoan heritage and conchiferan novelty13
Stranger than a scorpion: a reassessment of Parioscorpio venator, a problematic arthropod from the Llandoverian Waukesha Lagerstätte13
Fossil liberation: a model to explain high biodiversity in the Triassic Cassian Formation13
Sporopollenin chemistry and its durability in the geological record: an integration of extant and fossil chemical data across the seed plants12
Ten more years of discovery: revisiting the quality of the sauropodomorph dinosaur fossil record12
Cochleatina: an enigmatic Ediacaran–Cambrian survivor among small carbonaceous fossils (SCFs)12
Silica entry and accumulation in standing trees in a hot‐spring environment: cellular pathways, rapid pace and fossilization potential12
Multibody dynamics analysis (MDA) as a numerical modelling tool to reconstruct the function and palaeobiology of extinct organisms11
Exceptional preservation requires fast biodegradation: thylacocephalan specimens from La Voulte‐sur‐Rhône (Callovian, Jurassic, France)11
Tracing the patterns of non‐marine turtle richness from the Triassic to the Palaeogene: from origin to global spread11
Evolutionary stasis, ecophenotypy and environmental controls on ammonite morphology in the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Western Interior Seaway, USA10
Recognizing pulses of extinction from clusters of last occurrences10
Shape variability in tridactyl dinosaur footprints: the significance of size and function10
Variable preservation potential and richness in the fossil record of vertebrates10
Mammal‐bearing gastric pellets potentially attributable to Troodonformosus at the Cretaceous Egg Mountain locality, Two Medicine Formation, Montana, USA10
Potential evolutionary trade‐off between feeding and stability in Cambrian cinctan echinoderms10
Planetary‐scale change to the biosphere signalled by global species translocations can be used to identify the Anthropocene9
Palaeontology meets metacommunity ecology: the Maastrichtian dinosaur fossil record of North America as a case study9
The Collins’ monster, a spinous suspension‐feeding lobopodian from the Cambrian Burgess Shale of British Columbia9
Establishing temperate crustose early Holocene coralline algae as archives for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions of the shallow water habitats of the Mediterranean Sea9
Enigmatic hook‐like structures in Cretaceous ammonites (Scaphitidae)9
Categorical versus geometric morphometric approaches to characterizing the evolution of morphological disparity in Osteostraci (Vertebrata, stem Gnathostomata)9
Ups and downs of belemnite diversity in the Early Jurassic of Western Tethys8
A large testudinid with African affinities in the post‐Messinian (lower Pliocene) record of south‐eastern Spain8
Learning to see the wood for the trees: machine learning, decision trees, and the classification of isolated theropod teeth8
Fast production of large, time‐calibrated, informal supertrees with tree.merger8
An intermediate type of medusa from the early Cambrian Kuanchuanpu Formation, South China8
A method for mapping morphological convergence on three‐dimensional digital models: the case of the mammalian sabre‐tooth8
Palaeobiology of the early sauropodomorph Mussaurus patagonicus inferred from its long bone histology8
Oldest fossil ciliates from the Cryogenian glacial interlude reinterpreted as possible red algal spores8
Chemical evidence of preserved collagen in 54‐million‐year‐old fish vertebrae7
A new solution to an old riddle: elongate dinosaur tracks explained as deep penetration of the foot, not plantigrade locomotion7
Did hard substrate taxa diversify prior to the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event?7
The impact of the Pull of the Recent on extant elasmobranchs7
Type‐Maastrichtian gastropod faunas show rapid ecosystem recovery following the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary catastrophe7
Peculiar tooth renewal in a Jurassic ray‐finned fish (Lepisosteiformes, †Scheenstiasp.)7
Computational fluid dynamics confirms drag reduction associated with trilobite queuing behaviour7
Discovery of proteinaceous moieties in Late Cretaceous dinosaur eggshell6
One million years of diversity shifts in amphibians and reptiles in a Mediterranean landscape: resilience rules the Quaternary6
Dietary constraints of phytosaurian reptiles revealed by dental microwear textural analysis6
Deep origin of the crossed‐lamellar microstructure in early Cambrian molluscs6
Biomechanical properties of the jaws of two species of Clevosaurus and a reanalysis of rhynchocephalian dentary morphospace6
Cephalic biomechanics underpins the evolutionary success of trilobites6
Phylogenetic sampling affects evolutionary patterns of morphological disparity6
Crypsis in the pelagic realm: evidence from exceptionally preserved fossil fish larvae from the Eocene Stolleklint Clay of Denmark6
The ontogenetic pattern of neurocentral suture closure in the axial skeleton of Hyperodapedontinae (Archosauromorpha, Rhynchosauria) and its evolutionary implications6
Uninterrupted growth in a non‐polar hadrosaur explains the gigantism among duck‐billed dinosaurs6
Knee function through finite element analysis and the role of Miocene hominoids in our understanding of the origin of antipronograde behaviours: thePierolapithecus catalaunicuspatella as a case6
Epidermal complexity in the theropod dinosaur Juravenator from the Upper Jurassic of Germany6
Unravelling the distinctive craniomandibular morphology of the Plio‐Pleistocene Eumysops in the evolutionary setting of South American octodontoid rodents (Hystricomorph6