Publications


List of publications by Dr Adam S. Smith

Peer-reviewed papers

21. Smith, A.S. and Araújo, R. 2017. Thaumatodracon wiedenrothi, a morphometrically and stratigraphically intermediate new rhomaleosaurid plesiosaurian from the Lower Jurassic (Sinemurian) of Lyme Regis. Palaeontographica Abteilung A, 308 (4-6), 89-125. doi:10.1127/pala/308/2017/89 (Email me at [email protected] for a PDF)

20. Johnson, M.M.; Young, M.T.; Steel, L.; Foffa, D.; Smith, A.S.; Hua, S.; Havlik, P.; Howlett, E.A. and Dyke, G. 2017. Re-description of ‘Steneosaurus’ obtusidens Andrews, 1909, an unusual macrophagous teleosaurid crocodylomorph from the Middle Jurassic of England. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlx035. doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx035 (Email me at [email protected] for a PDF)

19. Bestwick, J. and Smith, A.S. 2015. Creswell Crags fossil material in the Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall, UK. The Geological Curator, 10 (4), 181- 192. (Download PDF)

18. Liu, S.; Smith, A.S.; Gu, Y.; Tan, J.; Liu, C.K. and Turk, G. 2015. Computer simulations imply forelimb-dominated underwater flight in plesiosaurs. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(12), e1004605. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004605. (Available as html or download PDF)

17. Smith, A.S. 2015. Reassessment of ‘Plesiosaurus’ megacephalus (Sauropterygia: Plesiosauria) from the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, UK. Palaeontologia Electronica 18.1.20A, 1-19. (Available as html or download PDF)

16. Smith, A.S. and Benson, R.B.J. 2014. Osteology of Rhomaleosaurus thorntoni (Sauropterygia: Rhomaleosauridae) from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of Northamptonshire, England. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London, 168 (642), 1–40, pls 1–35.

15. Smith, A.S. 2013. Morphology of the caudal vertebrae in Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus and a review of the evidence for a tail fin in Plesiosauria. Paludicola, 9 (3), 144–158. (Download PDF)

14. Benson, R.B.J.; Evans, M.; Smith A.S.; Sassoon, J.; Moore-Faye S.; Ketchum, H.F. and Forrest, R. 2013. A giant pliosaurid skull from the Late Jurassic of England. PLoS ONE, 8 (5), e65989. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065989 (Available as html or download PDF)

13. Mortimer, K.; Rowson, R.; Mackie, S.Y.A.; Clark, P.F.; Maslen, C.; Smith, A.S.; and Harrower, C. 2012. Steep Holm Island, Bristol Channel, UK: evidence of Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 (lesser black-backed gull) feeding on the invasive signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus Dana, 1852. BioInvasions Records, 1 (3), 201-208. (Download PDF)

12. Smith, A.S., Araújo, R. and Mateus, O. 2012. A new plesiosauroid from the Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) of Alhadas, Portugal.
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 57 (2), 257-266. (Download PDF)

11. Smith, A.S. 2010. Rare ichthyosaur and plesiosaur material from the Lower Jurassic of Ireland. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 28, 47-52. (Download PDF)

10. Smith, A.S. and Vincent, P. 2010. A new genus of pliosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Lower Jurassic of Holzmaden, Germany. Palaeontology, 53 (5), 1049-1063. (Download PDF)

9. Ketchum, H. and Smith, A.S. 2010. The anatomy and taxonomy of Macroplata tenuiceps (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Hettangian (Lower Jurassic) of Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 30 (4), 1069-1081. (Download PDF)

8. Vincent, P. and Smith, A.S. 2009. A redescription of Plesiosaurus propinquus Tate & Blake, 1876 (Reptilia, Plesiosauria), from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of Yorkshire, England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 57, 133-142. (Download PDF)

7. Benson, R.B.J.; Butler, R.J.; Lindgren J. and Smith, A.S. 2009. Mesozoic marine tetrapod diversity: mass extinctions and temporal heterogeneity in geological megabiases affecting vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277, 829-834. (Download PDF)

6. Smith, A.S. 2008. Plesiosaurs from the Pliensbachian (Lower Jurassic) of Bornholm, Denmark. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28 (4), 1213-1217. (Download PDF)

5. Araújo, R., Smith, A.S. and Liston, J. 2008. The Alfred Leeds fossil vertebrate collection of the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History. Irish Journal of Earth Science, 26, 17-32. (Download PDF)

4. Smith, A.S. and Dyke, G.J. 2008. The skull of the giant predatory pliosaur Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni: implications for plesiosaur phylogenetics. Naturwissenschaften, 95, 975-980. (Download PDF of article
.doc of supplementary material 1 – characters  .xls of supplementary material 2 – data matrix
)

3. Smith, A.S. and Zaton, M. 2007. The first Actinopterygian (Pisces: Osteichthyes) tooth from the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) of The Polish Jura (south-central Poland). Paläontologie, Stratigraphie, Fazies (15), Freiberger Forschungshefte, Reihe C, 254,
35-40. (Download PDF)

2. Smith, A.S. and Radley, J. D. 2007. A marine reptile fauna from the Early Jurassic Saltford Shale (Blue Lias Formation) of central England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 56 (4), 253-260. (Download PDF)

1. Smith, A.S. 2007. The back-to-front plesiosaur Cryptoclidus (Apractocleidus) aldingeri from the Kimmeridgian of Milne Land, Greenland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, 55, 1-7. (Download PDF)

Books

Smith, A.S. and Wang, Q. 2017. Dinosaurs of China: Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers. Nottingham City Council, Nottingham, 44pp. ISBN 978-1-911291-04-6

Smith, A.S. and Wyse Jackson, P. 2009. Discovering Ireland’s Rocks and Fossils. Geoschol Books, Dublin, 24pp. ISBN 0-9521066-7-1

Theses

Smith, A. S. 2007. Anatomy and systematics of the Rhomaleosauridae (Sauropterygia: Plesiosauria). PhD thesis. University College Dublin, 278pp. (Unpublished) (download PDF – 12.5mb )

Smith, A. S. 2003. Cladistic analysis of the Plesiosauria (Reptilia: Sauropterygia). Masters thesis in palaeobiology, University of Bristol, 91pp. (Unpublished) (download PDF)

Popular articles and book reviews

Smith, A.S. 2017. Dinosaurs of China: Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 95,
63-66. (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2017. Dinosaurs of China: Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers. Rockwatch, 76,
6-7.

Smith, A.S. 2017. Dinosaurs of China: Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers at Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall. Coprolite, 82,
3-4.

Smith, A.S. 2017. Dinosaurs of China: Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers. Down to Earth, 99,
23-24.

Wang, Q. and Smith, A.S. 2015. 威勒比的金色大厅-诺丁汉自然历史博物馆(沃伦顿大厅) Willoughby’s Golden Hall – Nottingham Natural History Museum (Wollaton Hall). Fossils, 164,
50-65. (Chinese language)(download PDF scan).

Smith, A.S. 2015. Fossils at the Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall, UK. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 88, 35-38. (download PDF).

Smith, A.S. 2013. Meeting Reports – GCG seminar 4/5th December 2012 (part 1). Coprolite, 69, 4-6.

Smith, A.S.; O’Connor, A.; O’Neill, R. and Vaucheret, S. 2010. A new documentation initiative within the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History Division. NatSCA News.

Smith, A.S. and Araújo, R. 2009. The Legacy of Alfred Leeds. Rockwatch, 52.

Smith, A.S. 2008a. Fossils explained 54: plesiosaurs. Geology Today, 24, (2), 71-75. (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2008b. Book review – A History of Paleontological Illustration, by Jane P. Davidson. Geological Curator, 8,(9), 462.

Smith, A.S. 2007. Book review of Sea Monsters — Prehistoric Creatues of the Deep, by Michael J. Everhart. Palaeontologia Electronica, 10 (3), R7, 2pp. (download PDF or view online article)

Smith, A.S. and Ibrahim, N. 2007. Prehistoric animals – sticking their necks out. Rockwatch, 46, 14-15. (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2006a. Book review – Starring T.rex!. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 62, 119-122. (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2006b. Dublin’s Jurassic ‘Sea-Dragon’. Science Spin – Geoscience, 17, 26-27. (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2005. Book Review – Oceans of Kansas – a natural History of the Western Interior Sea. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 60, 90-92. (download PDF)

Smith A.S. 2005. Are Jaffa Cakes really biscuits? Using cladistics to classify biscuits. Null Hypothesis – The Journal of Unlikely Science, 1, (7), 2-6. (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2003. Plesiosaurs – Mesozoic marine monsters. Rockwatch, 34, 4-5.

Abstracts of conference presentations and posters

Evans, M. and Smith, A.S. 2016. To catch a kipper: reassessment of an Early Jurassic rhomaleosaurid plesiosaurian. 64th Annual Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. (Oral presentation given by M. Evans).

Smith, A.S.; Mallender, S. and Wright, S. 2016. Making natural connections at Wollaton Hall. Natural Sciences Collections Association Conference and AGM (Oral presentation given by A.S. Smith and S. Mallender).

Smith, A.S.; Araujo, R. and Mateus, O. 2010. A plesiosauroid skull from the Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) of Alhadas, Portugal. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30 (3), 167A. (Poster presentation).

Smith, A.S. 2009. Diversity of Hettangian (Lower Jurassic) pliosauroids from southern England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29 (3), 182A. (Oral presentation).

Smith, A.S. and Monaghan, N. 2009. “The Dragons’ Den” – Jurassic sea monsters in Dublin. A get-together in honour of Arthur Cruickshank. (Oral presentation).

Smith, A.S. 2008. Did plesiosaurs have a caudal fin? 56th Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. (Oral presentation).

Smith, A.S. 2007. A skeletal reconstruction of Rhomaleosaurus and the systematics of pliosaurs. 55th Annual Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. (Oral presentation).

Smith, A.S. 2007. Lower Jurassic pliosaur taxonomy and a skeletal reconstruction of RhomaleosaurusProgressive Palaeontology 2007. (Oral presentation). (download abstract book PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2006. Cranial anatomy and systematics of Lower Jurassic pliosaurs. 54th Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. (Poster presentation) (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2006. Cranial anatomy and systematics of Lower Jurassic pliosaurs – new information from the National Museum of Ireland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26 (3), 126A. (Oral presentation) (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2006. Cranial anatomy and systematics of Lower Jurassic pliosaurs. Progressive Palaeontology 2006. (Oral presentation).

Smith, A.S. 2005. Important plesiosaurs in the National Museum of Ireland (Natural History). Progressive Palaeontology 2005. (Oral presentation).

Smith, A.S. 2005. Important plesiosaurs in the National Museum of Ireland (Natural History). 53rd Annual Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. (Poster presentation) (download PDF)

Smith, A.S. 2005. Important plesiosaurs in the National Museum of Ireland (Natural History). 48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting. (Oral presentation).