33. Thompson, J. R. In Press. Molecular Paleobiology of the Echinoderm Skeleton. Elements of Paleontology.

32. Thompson, J. R., Cotton, L. J., Candela, Y., Kutscher, M, Reich M. and Bottjer, D. J. In Press. The Ordovician diversification of the sea urchins: Systematics of the Bothriocidaroida (Echinodermata: Echinoidea). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.

31. Woolley, C. H., Thompson, J. R., Wu, Y-H, Bottjer, D. J., and Smith, N. D. In Press. A biased fossil record can preserve reliable phylogenetic signal. Paleobiology.

30. Mongiardino Koch, N., Thompson, J. R., Hatch, A. S., McCowin, M. R., Armstrong, A. F., Coppard, S. E., Aguilera, F., Bronstein, O., Kroh, A., Mooi, R. and Rouse G. W. 2022. Phylogenomic analyses of echinoid diversification prompt a re-evaluation of their fossil record. eLife, Vol. 11:e72460.

29. Zamora, S., Rahman, I. A., Sumrall, C. D., Gibson, A. P. and Thompson, J. R. 2022. Cambrian edrioasteroid reveals new mechanism for secondary reduction of the skeleton in echinoderms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Vol. 289:20212733.


28. Carter, H. F.1, Thompson, J. R.1, Elphick, M, and Oliveri, P. 2021. The development and neuronal complexity of bipinnaria larvae of the sea star Asterias rubens. Integrative and Comparative Biology, Vol. 61. No 2, 337-351

27. Thompson, J. R., Paganos, P., Benvenuto, G., Arnone, M. I., and Oliveri, P. 2021. Post-metamorphic skeletal growth in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus and implications for body plan evolution. EvoDevo, Vol. 12, No 3, 2021.

26. Ausich. W. I., and Thompson, J. R. 2021. A possible Laurentian volchoviid ophiocistioid from the Katian of southwestern Ohio. Journal of Paleontology.

25. Mongiardino Koch, N., and Thompson, J. R. 2021. A total-evidence dated phylogeny of Echinoidea combining phylogenomic and paleontological data. Systematic Biology, Vol. 70, No 3, 421-439.


24. Zamora, S., Wright D. F., Mooi, R., Lefebvre, B., Guensburg, T. E., Gorzelak, P., David, B., Sumrall, C. D., Cole, S. R., Hunter, A. W., Sprinkle, J. T., Thompson, J. R., Ewin T. A. M., Fatka, O., Nardin, E., Reich, M., Nohejlová, M., and Rahman I. A. 2020. Re-evaluating the phylogenetic position of the enigmatic early Cambrian deuterostome Yanjiahella. Nature Communications, Vol. 11, 1286.

23. Deline, B., Thompson, J. R., Smith, N. S., Zamora, S. Z., Rahman, I. A., Sheffield, S. L., Ausich, W. I., Kammer, T. W., and Sumrall, C. D. 2020.Evolution and Development at the Origin of a Phylum. Current Biology, Vol. 30, No 9, pp. 1672-1679.e3.

22. Thompson, J. R., Mirantsev, G. V., Petsios, E., and Bottjer D. J. 2020. Phylogenetic analysis of the Archaeocidaridae and Palaeozoic Miocidaridae (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) and the origin of crown group echinoids. Papers in Palaeontology, Vol. 6, No 2, pp. 217-249.


21. Nebelsick, J. H., Rasser, M., Höltke, O., Thompson, J. R., and Beig, U. 2020. Turritelline mass accumulations from the Lower Miocene of southern Germany: Implications for tidal currents and nutrient transport within the North Alpine Foreland Basin. Lethaia, Vol. 53, pp. 280-293.



20. Thompson, J. R., Posenato, R., Bottjer D. J., and Petsios, E. 2019. Echinoids from the Tesero Member (Werfen Formation) of the Dolomites (Italy): implications for extinction and survival of echinoids in the aftermath of the end-Permian mass extinction. PeerJ, Vol. 7:e7361.


19. Erkenbrack, E. M., and Thompson, J. R. Cell type phylogenetics informs the evolutionary origin of echinoderm larval skeletogenic cell identity. 2019. Communications Biology, Vol. 2, No 1, pp. 160.


18. Rahman, I. A., Thompson, J. R., Briggs, D. E. G., Siveter, D. J., Siveter, D. J., Sutton M. D. 2019. A new ophiocistioid with soft-tissue preservation from the Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte, and the evolution of the holothurian body plan. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Vol. 286, No. 1900, pp. 20182792.


17. Feng, X, Chen, Z. –Q., Benton, M. J., Wu, S., Bottjer, D. J., Thompson, J. R. 2019. A diverse trackway-dominated marine ichnoassemblage from the Lower Triassic in the northern Paleo-tethys: ichnology and implications for biotic recovery. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 513, No. 1, pp. 124-140.


16. Petsios, E., Thompson, J. R., Pietsch, C., Bottjer D. J. 2019. Biotic impacts of temperature before, during, and after the end-Permian extinction: a multi-metric and multi-scale approach to modeling extinction and recovery dynamics. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 513, No. 1, pp. 86-99.


15. Pietsch, C., Ritterbush, K., Thompson, J. R., Petsios, E., Bottjer D. J. 2019. Evolutionary models in the Early Triassic Marine Realm. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 513, No. 1, pp. 65-85.


14. Thompson, J. R., and Bottjer, D. J. 2019. Quantitative analysis of substrate preference in Carboniferous stem group echinoids. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 513, No. 1, pp. 35-51


13. Thompson, J. R., and Ewin, T. A. M. 2019. A new species of Hyattechinus (Echinoidea) from the type Devonian of the United Kingdom and implications for the distribution of Devonian proterocidarid echinoids. Geological Magazine, Vol. 156, No. 5, pp. 801-810.



12. Thompson, J. R., Hu,S.-X., Zhang, Q-Y, Petsios, E., Cotton, L. J., Huang, J.-Y., Zhou, C.-y, Wen, W., Bottjer, D. J. 2018. A new stem group echinoid from the Triassic of China leads to a revised macroevolutionary history of echinoids during the end-Permian mass extinction. Royal Society Open Science.Vol. 5, 1711548.



11. Thompson, J. R., Petsios, E., Bottjer, D. J. 2017. A diverse assemblage of Permian echinoids (Echinodermata, Echinoidea) and implications for character evolution in early crown group echinoids. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 91, No. 4, pp. 767-780.


10. Thompson, J. R., Erkenbrack, E. M., Hinman, V. F., McCauley, B. S., Petsios, E., Bottjer D. J. 2017. Paleogenomics of echinoids reveals an ancient origin for the double-negative specification of micromeres in sea urchins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 114, No. 23, pp. 5870-5877.


9. Thompson, J. R., and Denayer, J. 2017. Revision of echinoids from the Tournaisian (Mississippian) of Belgium and the importance of disarticulated material in assessing palaeodiversity. Geological Journal, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 529-538.



8. Thompson, J. R. and Ausich, W. I. 2016. Facies distribution and taphonomy of echinoids from the Fort Payne Formation (late Osagean, early Viséan, Mississippian) of Kentucky. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 90, No. 2, pp. 239-249.


7. Erkenbrack, E. M., Ako-Asare, K., Miller, E., Tekelenburg, S., Thompson, J. R., Romano, L. 2016. Ancestral state reconstruction by comparative analysis of a GRN kernel operating in echinoderms. Development Genes and Evolution, Vol. 226, No. 1, pp. 37-45.



6. Thompson, J. R., Petsios, E., Davidson, E. H., Erkenbrack, E. M., Gao, F., and Bottjer, D. J. 2015. Reorganization of sea urchin gene regulatory networks at least 268 million years ago as revealed by oldest fossil cidaroid echinoid. Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, 15541.


5. Corsetti, F. A., Ritterbush, K. A., Bottjer, D. J., Greene, S. E., Ibarra, Y., Yager, J. A., West, A. J., Berelson, W. M., Rosas, S., Becker, T. W., Levine, N. M., Loyd, S. J., Martindale, R. C., Petryshyn, V. A., Carroll, N. R., Petsios, E., Piazza, O., Pietsch, C., Stellmann, J. L., Thompson, J. R., Washington, K. A., Wilmeth, D. T. 2015. Investigating the paleoecological consequences of supercontinent breakup: Sponges clean up in the Early Jurassic. The Sedimentary Record Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 4-10.


4. Gao, F.1, Thompson, J. R.1, Petsios, E., Erkenbrack, E., Moats, R. A., Bottjer, D. J., and Davidson, E. H. 2015. Juvenile skeletogenesis in anciently diverged sea urchin clades. Developmental Biology, Vol. 400, No. 1, pp. 148-158


3. Thompson, J. R., Crittenden, J., Schneider, C. L., and Bottjer, D. J. Lower Pennsylvanian (Bashkirian) echinoids from the Marble Falls Formation, San Saba, Texas, USA. 2015. Neues Jarbuch fur Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandanlung, Vol. 276, No. 1, pp. 79-89.


2. Thompson, J. R., and Ausich, W. I. 2015. Testing for escalation in Lower Mississippian camerate crinoids. Paleobiology, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 89-107.



1. Thompson, J. R., Ausich, W.I., and Smith L. 2013. Echinoderms from the Lower Devonian (Emsian) Malvinokaffric Realm of Bolivia. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 87. No. 1, pp. 166-175.


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