(The TQCC of Paleobiology is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
How to build a dinosaur: Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation of locomotor biomechanics in extinct animals65
Cretaceous–Paleogene plant extinction and recovery in Patagonia25
Our past creates our present: a brief overview of racism and colonialism in Western paleontology22
Toward an understanding of cosmopolitanism in deep time: a case study of ammonoids from the middle Permian to the Middle Triassic19
Understanding the ecology of host plant–insect herbivore interactions in the fossil record through bipartite networks18
Evolution, diversity, and disparity of the tiger shark lineageGaleocerdoin deep time16
Exceptional multifunctionality in the feeding apparatus of a mid-Cambrian radiodont16
Evolvability in the fossil record16
Macroevolutionary patterns of body plan canalization in euarthropods16
Automatic taxonomic identification based on the Fossil Image Dataset (>415,000 images) and deep convolutional neural networks15
Reconstructing dietary ecology of extinct strepsirrhines (Primates, Mammalia) with new approaches for characterizing and analyzing tooth shape15
Seven rules for simulations in paleobiology15
Size variations in foraminifers from the early Permian to the Late Triassic: implications for the Guadalupian–Lopingian and the Permian–Triassic mass extinctions14
Relationships of mass properties and body proportions to locomotor habit in terrestrial Archosauria14
Machine learning identifies ecological selectivity patterns across the end-Permian mass extinction14
Disentangling ecological and taphonomic signals in ancient food webs13
Decoupling of morphological disparity and taxonomic diversity during the end-Permian mass extinction13
The rise to dominance of lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophidae) in the oceanic ecosystems: a paleontological perspective12
Estimating dispersal and evolutionary dynamics in diploporan blastozoans (Echinodermata) across the great Ordovician biodiversification event12
Principal component analysis of avian hind limb and foot morphometrics and the relationship between ecology and phylogeny11
The taphonomic clock in fish otoliths11
Fossil bivalves and the sclerochronological reawakening10
Fossilized pollen malformations as indicators of past environmental stress and meiotic disruption: insights from modern conifers10
The effects of geographic range size and abundance on extinction during a time of “sluggish”’ evolution10
Testing size–frequency distributions as a method of ontogenetic aging: a life-history assessment of hadrosaurid dinosaurs from the Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta, Canada, with implications for had10
Verifiability of genus-level classification under quantification and parsimony theories: a case study of follicucullid radiolarians10
Photosymbiosis in planktonic foraminifera across the Paleocene–Eocene thermal maximum10
The structure of the nonmarine fossil record: predictions from a coupled stratigraphic–paleoecological model of a coastal basin9
On calibrating the completometer for the mammalian fossil record8
Paleohistological inferences of thermometabolic regimes in Notosuchia (Pseudosuchia: Crocodylomorpha) revisited8
Accounting for uncertainty from zero inflation and overdispersion in paleoecological studies of predation using a hierarchical Bayesian framework7
Size-driven preservational and macroecological biases in the latest Maastrichtian terrestrial vertebrate assemblages of North America7
Combined paleohistological and isotopic inferences of thermometabolism in extinct Neosuchia, usingGoniopholisandDyrosaurus(Pseudosuchia: Crocodylomorpha) as case studies7
Absolute axial growth and trunk segmentation in the early Cambrian trilobite Oryctocarella duyunensis7
Convergence and constraint in the cranial evolution of mosasaurid reptiles and early cetaceans7
Evaluating the responses of three closely related small mammal lineages to climate change across the Paleocene–Eocene thermal maximum7
Ediacara growing pains: modular addition and development in Dickinsonia costata7
The geography of phylogenetic paleoecology: integrating data and methods to better understand biotic response to climate change7
Comparisons of Late Ordovician ecosystem dynamics before and after the Richmondian invasion reveal consequences of invasive species in benthic marine paleocommunities7
Selecting and averaging relaxed clock models in Bayesian tip dating of Mesozoic birds7
The sponge pump as a morphological character in the fossil record7
Challenges and directions in analytical paleobiology6
Spatial scaling of beta diversity in the shallow-marine fossil record6
Did shell-crushing predators drive the evolution of ammonoid septal shape?6
Phylogenetic and ecomorphologic diversifications of spiriferinid brachiopods after the end-Permian extinction6
Paleobiogeography, paleoecology, diversity, and speciation patterns in the Eublastoidea (Blastozoa: Echinodermata)6
Is the hyoid a constraint on innovation? A study in convergence driving feeding in fish-shaped marine tetrapods6
Estimating spatial variation in origination and extinction in deep time: a case study using the Permian–Triassic marine invertebrate fossil record6
Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca ratios support trophic partitioning within a Silurian conodont community from Gotland, Sweden6