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  1. Ament-Velásquez, S.L., Breedy, O., Cortés, J., Guzman, H.M., Wörheide, G., Vargas, S. (2016): Homoplasious colony morphology and mito-nuclear phylogenetic discordance among Eastern Pacific octocorals. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 98, 373–381. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.02.023
  2. Beaman, R.J., Bridge, T.C.L., Lüter, C., Reitner, J., Wörheide, G. (2016): Spatial patterns in the distribution of benthic assemblages across a large depth gradient in the Coral Sea, Australia. Marine Biodiversity, 4, 795–808. DOI: 10.1007/s12526-015-0434-5
  3. Becerra, M.G., Pol, D., Rauhut, O.W.M., Cerda, I.A. (2016): New remains of heterodontosaurids from the Cañadón Asfalto Formation: cursoriality and the functional importance of the pes in small heterodontosaurids. Journal of Paleontology, 90(3), 555–577. DOI: 10.1017/jpa.2016.24
  4. Böhmer C., Heissig K. und Rössner G.E. (2016): Dental eruption series and replacement pattern in Miocene Prosantorhinus (Rhinocerotidae) as revealed by macroscopy and X-ray: implications for ontogeny and mortality profile. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 23, 265–279.
  5. Cleal C.J., Scanu, G.G., Buosi, C., Pittau, P., Kustatscher, E. (2016): Middle Pennsylvanian vegetation of the San Giorgio Basin, southern Sardinia (Italy). Geological Magazine,
  6. Cordoniú, L., Paulina Carabajal, A., Pol, D., Unwin, D.M., Rauhut, O.W.M. (2016): A Jurassic pterosaur from Patagonia and the origin of the pterodactyloid neurocranium. PeerJ, 4, e2311. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2311
  7. Dohrmann, M. (2016): Symplectella rowi (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Lyssacinosida) is a rossellid, not a euplectellid. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96, 291–295. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315414001805
  8. Ekins, M., Erpenbeck, D., Wörheide, G., Hooper, J.N.A. (2016a): A new species of lithistid sponge hiding within the Isabella mirabilis species complex (Porifera: Demospongiae: Tetractinellida) from seamounts of the Norfolk Ridge. ZOOTAXA, 4136, 433–460. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4136.3.2
  9. Ekins, M., Erpenbeck, D., Wörheide, G., Hooper, J.N.A. (2016b): Staying well connected – Lithistid sponges on seamounts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96, 333–339. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315415000831
  10. Ernst, A., Seuss, B., Taylor, P.D., Alexander Nützel, A. (2016): Bryozoan fauna of the Boggy Formation (Deese Group, Pennsylvanian) of the Buckhorn Asphalt Quarry, Oklahoma, USA. Palaeobiodiversity & Palaeoenvironment, 96, 517–540. DOI: 10.1007/s12549-016-0231-6
  11. Erpenbeck, D., Ekins, M., Enghuber, N., Hooper, J.N.A., Lehnert, H., Poliseno, A., Schuster, A., Setiawan, E., De Voogd, N.J., Wörheide, G., Van Soest, R.W.M. (2016): Nothing in (sponge) biology makes sense – except when based on holotypes. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96, 305–311. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315415000521
  12. Erpenbeck, D., Voigt, O., Al-Aidaroos, A.M., Berumen, M.L., Büttner, G., Catania, D., Guirguis, A.N., Paulay, G., Schätzle, S., Wörheide, G. (2016): Molecular biodiversity of Red Sea demosponges. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 105, 507–514. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.004
  13. Francis, W.R., Christianson, L.M., Powers, M.L., Schnitzler, C.E., Haddock, S.H.D. (2016): Non-excitable fluorescent protein orthologs found in ctenophores. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16, 167. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0738-5
  14. Ghanbarifardi, M., Esmaeili, H.R., Gholami, Z., Aliabadian, M., Reichenbacher, B. (2016): Molecular phylogeny of three mudskippers (Gobiidae) from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (Makran). J Appl Ichthyol 32 (2016), 416–420. DOI: 10.1111/jai.12999
  15. Harper, C.J., Krings, M., Galtier, J., Taylor, T.N. (2016): A microfossil with suggested affinities to the Peronosporomycetes (Oomycota) from the Carboniferous (c. 330 Ma) of France. Nova Hedwigia 103, 315–326. DOI:
  16. Harper, C.J., Taylor, T.N., Krings, M., Taylor, E.L. (2016): Structurally preserved fungi from Antarctica: diversity and interactions in late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic polar forest ecosystems. Antarctic Science 28, 153–173. DOI:
  17. Heckeberg, N.S., Erpenbeck, D., Wörheide, G., Rössner, G.E. (2016): Systematic relationships of five newly sequenced cervid species. PeerJ, 4, e2307. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2307
  18. Heinrichs, J., Schmidt, A.R., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Bauerschmidt, L., Neumann, C., Gröhn, C., Krings, M., Renner, M.A.M. (2016): Revision of the leafy liverwort genus Radula (Porellales, Jungermanniopsida) in Baltic and Bitterfeld amber. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 235, 157–164. DOI:
  19. Hír, J., Venczel, M., Codrea, V., Angelone, C., Hoek Ostende, L.W. van den, Kirscher, U., Prieto, J. (2016): Badenian and Sarmatian s.str. from the Carpathian area: Overview and ongoing research on the Hungarian and Romanian small vertebrate evolution. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 15(7), 863–875.
  20. Hockun, K., Mollenhauer, G., Sze Ling, H., Hefter, J., Ohlendorf, C., Zolitschka, B., Mayr, C., Lücke, A., Schefuß, E. (2016): Using distributions and stable isotopes of n-alkanes to disentangle organic matter contributions to sediments of Laguna Potrok Aike, Argentina. Organic Geochemistry, 102, 110–119. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.10.001
  21. Hoek Ostende, L.W. van den, Furió, M., Lenz, O., Madern, A., Prieto, J. (2016): Enters the shrew, some considerations on the Miocene palaeobiogeography of Iberian insectivores. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 15(7), 813–823.
  22. Kano, Y., Brenzinger, B., Nützel, A., Wilson, N.G. und Schrödl, M. (2016): Ringiculid bubble snails recovered as the sister group to sea slugs (Nudipleura). Scientific Reports, 6, 30908; DOI: 10.1038/srep30908. DOI: 10.1038/srep30908
  23. Ketwetsuriya, C., Nützel, A., Kanjanapayont, P. (2016): Permian gastropods from the Tak Fa Limestone, Nakhonsawan, Northern Thailand. Bulletin of Geosciences, 91, 481–513. DOI: 10.3140/bull.geosci.1617
  24. Kirscher, U., Prieto, J., Bachtadse, V., Abdul-Aziz, H., Doppler, G., Hagmaier, M., Böhme, M. (2016): A biochronologic tie-point for the base of the Tortonian stage in European terrestrial settings: Magnetostratigraphy of the topmost Upper Freshwater Molasse sediments of the North Alpine Foreland Basin in Bavaria (Germany). Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 49(3), 445–467.
  25. Klompmaker, A.A., Nützel, A. und Kaim, A. (2016): Drill hole convergence and a quantitative analysis of drill holes in mollusks and brachiopods from the Triassic of Italy and Poland, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatololgy, Palaeoecology, 457, 342–359.
  26. Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Dotzler, N., Harper, C.J. (2016): Morphology and ontogenetic development of Zwergimyces vestitus, a fungal reproductive unit enveloped in a hyphal mantle from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 228, 47–56. DOI:
  27. Krings, M., Taylor, T.N., Martin, H. (2016): An enigmatic fossil fungus from the 410 Ma Rhynie chert that resembles Macrochytrium (Chytridiomycota) and Blastocladiella (Blastocladiomycota). Mycologia 108, 303–312. DOI: 10.3852/15-224
  28. Kustatscher, E., Bernardi, M., Petti, F.M, Franz, M., Kerp, H., Van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A., Kerp, H. (2016): Sea-level changes in the Lopingian (late Permian) of the north-western Tethys and their effects on the terrestrial palaeoenvironments, biota and fossil preservation. Global and Planetary Change, 148, 166–180.
  29. Kustatscher, E., van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A., Bauer, K., Krings, M. (2016): Strobilus organization in the enigmatic gymnosperm Bernettia inopinata from the Jurassic of Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 232, 151–161. DOI:
  30. Kustatscher, E., Van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A., Bauer, K., Krings, M. (2016): Strobilus organization in the enigmatic gymnosperm Bernettia inopinata from the Jurassic of Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 232, 151–161.
  31. Labandeira C.C., Kustatscher. E., Wappler, T. (2016): Floral assemblages and patterns of herbivory during the Permian to Triassic of Northeastern Italy. PlosOne, 11(11), PLoS ONE 11(11), e0165205. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0165205
  32. Masoudi, M., Esmaeili, H.R., Teimori, A., Gholami, Z., Gholamhosseini, A., Sayyadzadeh, G., Keivany, Y., Reichenbacher, B. (2016): Sympatry and possible hybridization among species of the killifish genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) in Southwestern Iran. Limnologica, 59, 10–20.
  33. Mennecart B., Rössner G.E., Métais G., DeMiguel D., Schulz G., Müller B. und Costeur L. (2016): The petrosal bone and bony labyrinth of Early to Middle Miocene European deer (Mammalia, Cervidae) reveal their phylogeny." Journal of Morphology 277(10), 1329–1338.
  34. Nützel, A., Schneider, S., Hülse, P., Kelly, S.R.A., Tilley, L. und Veit, R. (2016): A new Early Jurassic gastropod from Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic – an ancient example of holoplanktonic gastropods. Bulletin of Geosciences, 91, 229–242. DOI: 10.3140/bull.geosci.1597
  35. Orsi W, Jørgensen BB, Biddle JF (2016): Transcriptional analysis of sulfate reducing and chemolithoautotrophic sulfur oxidizing bacteria in the deep subseafloor. Environmental Microbiology Reports 8, 452–460. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2016.20
  36. Orsi W, Smith JM, Liu S, Liu Z, Sakamoto CM, Wilken S, Poirier C, Richards TA, Keeling PJ, Worden AZ, Santoro AE (2016): Diverse, uncultivated bacteria and archaea underlying the cycling of dissolved protein in the ocean. The ISME Journal 10, 2158–2173. DOI:10.1111/1758-2229.12387
  37. Pippèrr, M., Reichenbacher, B., Doppler, G., Hagmaier, M. und Jung, D. (2016): The northern coast of the Ottnangian (middle Burdigalian, early Miocene) Molasse Sea in Germany: sediments, foraminiferal assemblages and biostratigraphy. – International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 1055–1085.
  38. Pisani, D., Pett, W., Dohrmann, M., Feuda, R., Rota-Stabelli, O., Philippe, H., Lartillot, N., Wörheide, G. (2016): Reply to Halanych et al.: Ctenophore misplacement is corroborated by independent datasets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, E948–E949. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1525718113
  39. Prieto, J., Rummel, M. (2016): Some considerations about the small-mammal evolution in South Germany, with emphasis on late Burdigalian-earliest Tortonian (Miocene) cricetid rodents. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 15(7), 837–854.
  40. Pšenička, J., Krings, M. (2016): First record of the noncalcareous macroalga Perissothallus from shallow-water deposits (Pennsylvanian) in the Kladno-Rakovník Basin, Czech Republic. Bulletin of Geosciences 91, 57–64. DOI: 10.3140/bull.geosci.1580
  41. Rauhut, O.W.M., Carrano. M.T. (2016): The theropod dinosaur Elaphrosaurus bambergi Janensch, 1920, from the Late Jurassic of Tendaguru, Tanzania. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178, 546–610. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12425
  42. Rauhut, O.W.M., Hübner, T.R., Lanser, K.-P. (2016): A new megalosaurid theropod dinosaur from 
the late Middle Jurassic (Callovian) of north-western Germany: Implications for theropod evolution and faunal turnover
 in the Jurassic. Palaeontologia electronica, 19.2.26A, 1–65.
  43. Reichenbacher, B. (2016): Jean Gaudant (* 31 December 1939 — † 6 December 2015) In Memoriam. Geodiversitas 38, 327–339.
  44. Reitner, J., Reich, M., Yang, Q., Wang, Y. (2016): Preface: special issue "Palaeobiology and Fossil Lagerstätten: a tribute and memorial to Adolf Seilacher". Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 90(2), 191–192. DOI: 10.1007/s12542-016-0298-4
  45. Reitner, J., Yang, Q., Wang, Y., Reich, M. (2016): Editorial: special issue "Palaeobiology and Fossil Lagerstätten: a tribute and memorial to Adolf Seilacher". Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 90(2), 189. DOI: 10.1007/s12542-016-0297-5
  46. Salvador, R.B., Pippèrr, M., Reichenbacher, B., Rasser, M.W. (2016): Early Miocene continental gastropods from new localities of the Molasse Basin in southern Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 90(3), 469–491. DOI: 10.1007/s12542-016-0291-y
  47. Salvador, R.B., Prieto, J., Mayr, C., Rasser, M.W. (2016): New gastropod assemblages from the Early/Middle Miocene of Riedensheim and Adelschlag-Fasanerie, southern Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 279(2), 127–154. DOI: 10.1127/njgpa/2016/0546
  48. Sánchez-Pastor, N., Oehlerich, M., Astilleros, J.M., Kaliwoda, M., Mayr, C.C., Fernández-Diaz, L., Schmahl, W.W. (2016): Crystallisation of ikaite and its pseudomorphic transformation into calcite: Raman spectroscopy evidence. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 175, 271–281. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.12.006
  49. Scanu, G.G., Kustatscher, E., Van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A. (2016): New insights into the Middle Jurassic floras of Sardinia (Italy) - The Miccolis Collection at the Museo di Scienze Naturali of Venice, Italy. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 55(1), 29–45. DOI: 10.4435/BSPI.2016.04
  50. Schierwater, B., Holland, P.W., Miller, D.J., Stadler, P.F., Wiegmann, B.M., Wörheide, G., Wray, G.A., Desalle, R. (2016): Never ending analysis of a century old evolutionary debate: "unringing" the urmetazoon bell. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 5.
  51. Servais, T., Feldman, R., Nützel, A. (2016): The impact of the ‘Terrestrialisation Process’ in the Late Palaeozoic: pCO2, pO2, and the ‘Phytoplankton Blackout’. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 224, 26–37.
  52. Servais, T., Perrier, V., Danelian, T., Klug, C., Martin, R.E., Munnecke, A., Nowak, H., Nützel, A., Vandenbroucke, T., Williams, M. (2016): online. The onset of the 'Ordovician Plankton Revolution' in the late Cambrian. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 458, 12–28.
  53. Setiawan, E., De Voogd, N.J., Hooper, J.N.A., Worheide, G., Erpenbeck, D. (2016): Bottomless barrel-sponge species in the Indo-Pacific? ZOOTAXA, 4136, 393–396. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4136.2.11
  54. Setiawan, E., De Voogd, N.J., Hooper, J.N.A., Wörheide, G., Erpenbeck, D. (2016): The lysidyl aminoacyl transfer RNA synthetase intron, a new marker for demosponge phylogeographics – case study on Neopetrosia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96, 333–339. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315415001721
  55. Setiawan, E., De Voogd, N.J., Swierts, T., Hooper, J.N.A., Wörheide, G., Erpenbeck, D. (2016): MtDNA diversity of the Indonesian giant barrel sponge Xestospongia testudinaria (Porifera: Haplosclerida) – implications from partial cytochrome oxidase 1 sequences. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 96, 323–332. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315415001149
  56. Shimpi, G.G., Vargas, S., Wörheide, G. (2016): Evaluation and validation of reference genes for qPCR analysis to study climate change-induced stresses in Sinularia cf. cruciata (Octocorallia: Alcyonidae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 483, 42–52. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2016.06.001
  57. Thomas, T., Moitinho-Silva, L., Lurgi, M., Bjork, J.R., Easson, C., Astudillo-Garcia, C., Olson, J.B., Erwin, P.M., Lopez-Legentil, S., Luter, H., Chaves-Fonnegra, A., Costa, R., Schupp, P.J., Steindler, L., Erpenbeck, D., Gilbert, J., Knight, R., Ackermann, G., Victor Lopez, J., Taylor, M.W., Thacker, R.W., Montoya, J.M., Hentschel, U., Webster, N.S. (2016): Diversity, structure and convergent evolution of the global sponge microbiome. Nature Communications, 7, 11870. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11870
  58. Tintori, A., Lombardo, C., Kustatscher, E. (2016): The Pelsonian (Anisian, Middle Triassic) fish assemblage from Monte Prà dellaVacca/ Kühwiesenkopf (Braies Dolomites, Italy). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 282(2), 181–200. DOI: 10.1127/njgpa/2016/0612
  59. Tusso, S., Morcinek, K., Vogler, C., Schupp, P.J., Caballes, C.F., Vargas, S., Wörheide, G. (2016): Genetic structure of the crown-of-thorns seastar in the Pacific Ocean, with focus on Guam. PeerJ, 4, e1970. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1970
  60. Van Konijnenburg-Van Cittert, J.H.A., Kustatscher, E., Pott, C., Schmeißner, S., Dütsch, G., Krings, M. (2016): New data on Selaginellites coburgensis from the Rhaetian of Wüstenwelsberg (Upper Franconia, Germany). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 280, 177–181. DOI:
  61. Voigt, O., Wörheide, G. (2016): A short LSU rRNA fragment as a standard marker for integrative taxonomy in calcareous sponges (Porifera: Calcarea). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 16, 53–64. DOI: 10.1007/s13127-015-0247-1
  62. Wörheide, G., Dohrmann, M., Yang, Q. (2016): Molecular paleobiology —progress and perspectives. Palaeoworld, 25, 138–148. DOI: 10.1016/j.palwor.2015.01.005
  63. Yang, Q., Wang, Y.-D., Reich, M., Reitner, J. (2016): Editorial. Systematics and biodiversity of fossil Lagerstätten. Proceedings for joint conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft and the Palaeontological Society of China. Palaeoworld, 25(2), 135–137. DOI: 10.1016/j.palwor.2016.06.001
  64. Yang, Q., Wang, Y.-D., Reich, M., Reitner, J. (eds.) (2016): Special Issue: Systematics and biodiversity of fossil Lagerstätten. Palaeoworld, 25(2), 135–332.