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D. E. Alexander, E. Gong, L. D. Martin, D. A. Burnham, and A. R. Falk. 2010. Model tests of gliding with different hindwing configuration in the four-winged dromaeosaurid Microraptor gui. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 2972-2976.

K. C. Beard. 2008. The oldest North American primate and mammalian biogeography during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 3815-3818.

K. C. Beard and M. R. Dawson. 2009. Early Wasatchian mammals of the Red Hot local fauna, uppermost Tuscahoma Formation, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Annals of Carnegie Museum 78: 193-243.

K. C. Beard, Y.-Q. Wang, J. Meng, X.-J. Ni, D. L. Gebo, and C.-K. Li. 2010. Paleocene Hapalodecte (Mammalia: Mesonychia) from Subeng, Inner Mongolia: Further evidence of “East of Eden” dispersal at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 48: 375-389.

Y. Chaimanee, O. Chavasseau, K. C. Beard, Aung Aung Kyaw, Aung Naing Soe, Chit Sein, V. Lazzari, L. Marivaux, B. Marandat, Myat Swe, M. Rugbumrung, Thit Lwin, X. Valentin, Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein, and J.-J. Jaeger. 2012. Late middle Eocene primate from Myanmar and the initial anthropoid colonization of Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: 10293-10297.

M.-M. Chang, D.-S. Miao, and N. Wang. 2010. Ascent with modification: Fossil fishes witnessed their own group’s adaptation to the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau during the Late Cenozoic. Pp. 60-75 in (M. Long, H. Gu, and Z. Zhou, ed.) Darwin’s Heritage Today: Proceedings of the Darwin 200 Beijing International Conference. Beijing, Higher Education Press.

M.-M. Chang, X.-M. Wang, H.-Z. Liu, D.-S. Miao, Q.-H. Zhao, G.-X. Wu, J. Liu, Q. Li, Z.-C. Sun, and N. Wang. 2008. Extraordinarily thick-boned fish linked to the aridification of the Qaidam Basin (northern Tibetan Plateau). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 13246-13251.

P. Coster, K. C. Beard, Aung Naing Soe, Chit Sein, Y. Chaimanee, V. Lazzari, X. Valentin, and J.-J. Jaeger. 2013. Uniquely derived upper molar morphology of Eocene Amphipithecidae (Primates: Anthropoidea): Homology and phylogeny. Journal of Human Evolution 65: 143-155.

R. A. DePalma, II, D. A. Burnham, L. D. Martin, B. M. Rothschild, and P. L. Larson. 2013. Physical evidence of predatory behavior in Tyrannosaurus rex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 12560-12564.

S. Z. Gibson. 2013a. A new hump-backed ginglymodian fish (Neopterygii: Semionotiforme) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of southeastern Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33: 1037–1050.

S. Z. Gibson. 2013b. Biodiversity and evolutionary history of †Lophionotu (Neopterygii: †Semionotiforme) from the western United States. Copeia 2013: 582–603.

J.-J. Jaeger, K. C. Beard, Y. Chaimanee, M. Salem, M. Benammi, O. A. Hlal, P. Coster, A. A. Bilal, P. Duringer, M. Schuster, X. Valentin, B. Marandat, L. Marivaux, E. Métai, O. Hammuda, and M. Brunet. 2010. Late middle Eocene epoch of Libya yields earliest known radiation of African anthropoids. Nature 467: 1095-1098.

X.-J. Ni, D. L. Gebo, M. Dagosto, J. Meng, P. Tafforeau, J. J. Flynn, and K. C. Beard. 2013. The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution. Nature 498: 60-64.

X.-J. Ni, J. Meng, K. C. Beard, D. L. Gebo, Y.-Q. Wang, and C.-K. Li. 2010. A new tarkadectine primate from the Eocene of Inner Mongolia, China: Phylogenetic and biogeographic implications. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 247-256.

X.-T. Zheng, L. D. Martin, Z.-H. Zhou, D. A. Burnham, F.-C. Zhang, and D.-S. Miao. 2011. Fossil evidence of avian crops from the Early Cretaceous of China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 15904-15907.