Publications

 

Smith, N.A., A.M. Balanoff and D.T. Ksepka. 2015. Symposium on ‘Evolving approaches for studying the anatomy of the avian brain’: Introduction. Journal of Anatomy, 229:171. link

Smith, N.A. 2015. Computed tomography scans of the Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata. Digital Morphology, Published online 10.29.2015: http://digimorph.org/specimens/Fratercula_corniculata. link

A.M. Balanoff, G.S. Bever, M.W. Colbert, J.A. Clarke, D.J. Field, P.M. Gignac, D.T. Ksepka, R. Ridgely, N.A. Smith, C. Torres, S. Walsh and L. Witmer. 2015. Best practices for digitally constructing endocranial casts: examples from birds and their dinosaurian relatives. Journal of Anatomy, DOI:10.1111/joa.12378. link

N.A. Smith. 2015. Evolution of body mass in the Pan-Alcidae (Aves, Charadriiformes): the effects of combining neontological and paleontological data. Paleobiology, DOI:10.1017/pab.2015.24. pdf , link, supplementary data

D.T. Ksepka, J.F. Parham, J.F. Allman, M.J. Benton, M.T. Carrano, K.A. Cranston, P.C.J. Donoghue, J.J. Head, E.J. Hermsen, R.B. Irmis, W.G. Joyce, M. Kohli, K.S. Lamm, D. Leehr, J.S.L. Patane, P.D. Polly, M.J. Phillips, N.A. Smith, N.D. Smith, M. van Tuinen, J.L. Ware, and R.C.M. Warnock. 2015. The fossil calibration database, a new resource for divergence dating. Systematic Biology, 64:853-859. pdf

N.A. Smith, L.M. Chiappe, J.A. Clarke, S.V. Edwards, S.J. Nesbitt, M.A. Norell, T.A. Stidham, A. Turner, M. van Tuinen, J. Vinther and X. Xu. 2015. Rhetoric vs. reality: a commentary on "Bird Origins Anew" by A. Feduccia. The Auk: Ornithological Advances, 132:467-480. pdf

Smith, N.A. 2015. Sixteen vetted fossil calibrations for divergence dating of Charadriiformes (Aves, Neognathae). Palaeontologia Electronica - Fossil Calibration Series, 17.3.6FC: 1-18. pdf

Stidham, T.A. and N.A. Smith. 2015. An ameghinornithid-like bird (Aves, Cariamae, Ameghinornithidae?) from the early Oligocene of Egypt. Palaeontologia Electronica, 18.1.5A: 1-8. pdf

Smith, N.A. and J.A. Clarke. 2014. Systematics and Evolution of the Pan-Alcidae (Aves, Charadriiformes). Journal of Avian Biology, 45:DOI:10.1111/jav.00487. pdf

Clarke, J.A., D.T. Ksepka, N.A. Smith and M.A. Norell. 2014. Corrigendum: Combined phylogenetic analysis of a new North American fossil species confirms widespread Eocene distribution for stem rollers (Aves, Coracii). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172:226-229. pdf

Smith, N.A. and J.A. Clarke. 2014. Osteological histology of the Pan-Alcidae (Aves, Charadriiformes): correlates of wing-propelled diving and flightlessness. The Anatomical Record, 297:188-199. pdf

Smith, N.A. 2014. The fossil record and phylogeny of the auklets (Pan-Alcidae, Aethiini). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 12:217-236. pdf; link to supplementary data

Smith, N.A. 2013. Avian fossils from the Early Miocene Moghra Formation of Egypt. Ostrich: African Journal of Ornithology, 84:181-189. pdf

Martin, J.S., N.A. Smith and C.D. Francis. 2013. Removing the entropy from the definition of entropy: clarifying the relationship between evolution, entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Evolution, Education & Outreach, 6:30, DOI:10.1186/1936-6434-6-30. pdf

Smith, N.A. and G. Mayr. 2013. Earliest northeastern Atlantic Ocean basin record of an auk (Charadriiformes, Pan-Alcidae): fossil remains from the Miocene of Germany. Journal of Ornithology, 154:775-782. pdf

Smith, N.A. 2013. A new species of auk (Charadriiformes, Pan-Alcidae) from the Miocene of Mexico. The Condor, 115:77-83. pdf

Smith, N.A. 2012. Computed tomography scans of the Razorbill Auk Alca torda. Digital Morphology, Published online 12.5.2012: http://digimorph.org/specimens/Alca_torda. link

Smith, N.A. and J.A. Clarke. 2012. Endocranial anatomy of the Charadriiformes: sensory system variation and the evolution of wing-propelled diving. PLoS One, 7(11): e49584. pdf

Smith, N.A. and J.A. Clarke. 2011. An alphataxonomic revision of extinct and extant razorbills (Aves, Alcidae): a combined morphometric and phylogenetic approach. Ornithological Monographs, 72:1-61. pdf

Boessenecker, R.W. and N.A. Smith. 2011. Latest Pacific basin record of a bony-toothed bird (Aves, Pelagornithidae) from the Pliocene Purisima Formation of California, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31:652-657. pdf

Smith, N.A. 2011. Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the flightless Mancallinae (Aves, Pan-Alcidae). Zookeys, 91:1-116. pdf

Clarke, J.A., D.T. Ksepka, N.A. Smith and M.A. Norell. 2009. Combined phylogenetic analysis of a new North American fossil species confirms widespread Eocene distribution for stem rollers (Aves, Coracii). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 157:586-611. pdf

Smith, N.A., S.L. Olson and J.A. Clarke. 2007. First Atlantic record of the puffin Cerorhinca (Aves, Alcidae) from the Pliocene of North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27:1039-1042. pdf