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Weaponry &


Research on sociosexual selection and unusual structures

in dinosaurs and other tetrapods

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Selected Publications

Arbour V, Zanno LE. 2019. Convergent evolution of tail weaponry in glyptodonts and ankylosaurs. Journal of Anatomy (invited contribution). Published online 05 03 2019 DOI: 10.1002/ar.24093


Arbour V, Zanno LE. 2018. The Evolution of Tail Weaponization in Amniotes. Proc R Soc B. Published 17 January 2018.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2299


Gates TA, Organ C, Zanno LE. 2016. Ornamentation and the rapid evolution of gigantic theropod dinosaurs. Nature Comm. 7:12931 doi:10.1038/ncomms12931 

Zanno LE, Tsogtbaatar K, Noto C, Hedrick B, Cordero S. 2016. Restoring an Enigma: Dimensional Comparison Analysis and Keratinous Sheath Reconstruction of the Manual Unguals of Therizinosaurus. International Symposium “The 70th Anniversary of Mongolian Paleontological Expedition of Academy of Sciences, USSR” Progr Abstr, 2016, 48

Arbour VM, Zanno LE, Evans DC. 2020. Evidence For Intraspecific Combat, Rather Than Antipredator Defense, As The Selective Pressure Underlying The Evolution Of Ankylosaurine Tail Clubs. J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr

Gates TA, Organ C, Zanno LE. 2018. Quantifying the evolution of theropod cranial ornaments. Theo Murphy International Scientific Meeting Sexual Selection: Patterns in the History of Life.

Gates TA, Organ C, Zanno LE. 2014. Non-avian theropod socio-ecology: Can galliform birds provide insights? J Vert Paleontol Progr Abstr, 2014, 135