Prof Susan Evans

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Name: Susan Evans Email: s.e.evans@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Prof Tel: 0207 679 9966
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology Fax: 0207 679 7349
Position: Professor of Vertebrate Morphology and Palaeontology Address: UCL, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT
Research Domain: Basic Life Sciences Web Page: Personal Web Page

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Research Description

My research focuses on the evolution of key morphological features in reptiles and amphibians, and the possible consequences of these innovations in terms of the temporal and geographical diversification of the groups in question, e.g. the role of skull kinesis in lizard evolution or of locomotor strategy in frogs. Our approach uses a combination of comparative anatomy, functional morphology, palaeontology, phylogenetic analysis and development to form an integrated perspective on morphological evolution through time. Most major advances in vertebrate palaeontology begin with new specimens showing novel combinations of characters. In addition to projects in the UK, I am involved in a network of international collaborations in Europe, Asia and North America, mostly focusing on localities ranging in age from 250 to 65 million years which have yielded some of the oldest representatives of key tetrapod lineages (e.g. frogs, lizards, salamanders) and/or ecomorphotypes (e.g. gliding, limb loss, herbivory, proto-saltation). However, extinct taxa must be fitted into a phylogenetic framework and their modern relatives studied for comparative data. With colleagues at the universities of Hull and York, we are involved in a BBSRC funded project using new computer modelling techniques to understand the relationship between reptilian skull architecture and feeding behaviour, and we plan to extend this to other groups. In recent years our research has been supported by the Royal Society, The Leverhulme Trust, the National Geographic Society, and the BBSRC.

Research Activities

Cretaceous fossil reptiles and amphibians from Japan

Fossil lizards from China

Functional anatomy and evolution of reptile skulls

Morphology, palaeontology, systematics and biogeography of reptiles and amphibians

Education Description

Currently teach courses in human and comparative anatomy and contribute to teaching in palaeontology and zoology at undergraduate level (BSc, MSci) Supervise research projects at Masters and Ph.D level (palaeontology, morphology, systematics)

UCL Collaborators

External Collaborators

Professor David Krause; Professor Michael Fagan; Professor Paul O' Higgins; Mr Jinyou Mo; Professor Yuan Wang; Dr Paul Barrett; Dr Steven Sweetman; Dr Angela Delgado

Publications

    2014

    • de Buffrénil V, Canoville A, Laurin M, Evans SE (2014). Histological study of karaurids, the oldest known (stem) urodeles. Historical Biology, , - . doi:10.1080/08912963.2013.869800
    • Evans SE, Groenke JR, Jones MEH, Turner AH, Krause DW (2014). New Material of Beelzebufo, a Hyperossified Frog (Amphibia: Anura) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e87236 - e87236. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087236

    2013

    • Jones MEH, Anderson CL, Hipsley CA, Mueller J, Evans SE, Schoch R (2013). Integration of molecules and new fossils supports a Triassic origin for Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, and Tuatara). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13, - . doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-208
    • Bolet A, Evans SE (2013). The fossil history of chameleons. In Tolley K, Herrel A (Ed.), Chameleons (pp. - ). : University of California Press.
    • Benson RBJ, Mannion PD, Butler RJ, Upchurch P, Goswami A, Evans S (2013). Cretaceous tetrapod fossil record sampling and faunal turnover: implications for biogeography and the rise of modern clades. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 372, 88 - 107.
    • Matsumoto R, Buffetaut E, Escuille F, Hervet S, Evans SE (2013). New material of the choristodere Lazarussuchus (Diapsida, Choristodera) from the Paleocene of France.. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33(2), 319 - 339. doi:10.1080/02724634.2012.716274
    • Benson RBJ, Mannion PD, Butler R, Upchurch P, Goswami A, Evans SE (2013). Cretaceous tetrapod fossil record sampling and faunal turnover: implications for biogeography and the rise of modern clades.. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 372, 88 - 107. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.10.028
    • Groning F, Jones MEH, Curtis N, Herrel A, O'Higgins P, Evans SE, Fagan MJ (2013). The importance of accurate muscle modelling for biomechanical analyses: a case study with a lizard skull. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 10(84), 20130216 - 20130216. doi:10.1098/rsif.2013.0216
    • Bolet A, Evans SE (2013). Lizards and amphisbaenians (Reptilia, Squamata) from the Late Eocene of Sossís (Catalonia, Spain).. Palaeontologia Electronica, 16(1), - .
    • Khannoon E, Evans SE (2013). The embryonic development of the Egyptian cobra Naja h. haje (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae). Acta Zoologica, , - . doi:10.1111/azo.12043
    • Curtis N, Jones MEH, Evans SE, O'Higgins P, Fagan MJ (2013). Cranial sutures work collectively to distribute strain throughout the reptile skull. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 10(86), 20130442 - 20130442. doi:10.1098/rsif.2013.0442
    • Laloy F, Rage J-C, Evans SE, Boistel R, Lenoir N, Laurin M (2013). A re-interpretation of the Eocene anuran Thaumastosaurus based on micro-CT examination of a 'mummified' specimen.. PLoS One, 8(9), - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074874

    2012

    • Jones MEH, O'Higgins P, Fagan M, Evans SE, Curtis N (2012). Shearing mechanics and the influence of a flexible symphysis during oral food processing in Sphenodon (Lepidosauria: Rhynchocephalia).. Anatomical Record, 295(7), 1075 - 1091. doi:10.1002/ar.22467
    • Evans SE, Jones MEH, Matsumoto R (2012). A new lizard skull from the Purbeck Limestone Group (Lower Cretaceous) of England. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 183(6), 517 - 524.
    • Mo J, Xu X, Evans SE (2012). A large predatory lizard (Platynota, Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous of South China.. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10(2), 333 - 339. doi:10.1080/14772019.2011.588254
    • Bolet A, Evans SE (2012). A tiny lizard (Lepidosauria, Squamata) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain.. Palaeontology, 55, 491 - 500.
    • Evans SE, Wang Y (2012). New material of the Early Cretaceous lizard Yabeinosaurus from China.. Cretaceous Research, 34, 48 - 60. doi:10.1016/j.cret.res.2011.10.004

    2011

    • Wang Y, Evans SE (2011). A gravid lizard from the Early Cretaceous of China: insights into the history of squamate viviparity.. Naturwissenschaften, 98, 739 - 743. doi:10.1007/s00114-011-0820-1
    • Evans SE, WANG Y (2011). A new lizard (Reptilia: Squamata) with exquisite preservation of soft tissue from the Lower Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia, China.. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 8, 81 - 95. doi:10.1080/14772010903537773
    • Evans S, Wang Y (2011). A new lizard (Reptilia: Squamata) with exquisite preservation of soft tissue from the Lower Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, , - .
    • Jones MEH, Curtis N, O'Higgins P, Fagan M, Evans SE (2011). Hard tissue anatomy of the cranial joints in Sphenodon (Rhynchocephalia): sutures, kinesis, and skull mechanics. Palaeontologia Electronica, 14(2), 1 - 56.
    • Sweetman S, Evans SE (2011). Lissamphibians (frogs, salamanders and albanerpetontids).. In Batten DJ (Ed.), Palaeontological Association Field Guide to Fossils, 14. English Wealden fossils. (pp. 240 - 263). : The Palaeontological Assocation.
    • Sweetman S, Evans SE (2011). Lepidosaurs (lizards).. In Batten DJ (Ed.), Palaeontological Association Field Guide to Fossils, 14. English Wealden fossils (pp. 264 - 284). : The Palaeontological Assocation.
    • Bolet A, Evans SE (2011). New material of the enigmatic Scandensia, an Early Cretaceous lizard from the Iberian Peninsula.. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 86, 99 - 108. doi:10.10007/s00114-011-0820-1
    • Curtis N, Jones MEH, Shi J, O'Higgins P, Evans SE, Fagan M (2011). Functional relationship between skull form and feeding mechanics in Sphenodon, and implications for diapsid skull development.. PLoS One, 6(12), - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029804

    2010

    • Evans SE, Jones MEHJ (2010). The origins, early history and diversification of lepidosauromorph reptiles. In Bandyopadhyay S (Ed.), New Aspects of Mesozoic Biodiversity (pp. 27 - 44). : Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10311-7_2
    • CURTIS N, JONES M, O’HIGGINS P, EVANS S, FAGAN M (2010). Feedback control from the jaw joints during biting: an investigation of the reptile Sphenodon using multibody modelling.. Journal of Biomechanics, 43, 3132 - 3137.
    • Matsumoto R, Evans SE (2010). Choristoderes and the freshwater assemblages of Laurasia. J IBER GEOL, 36(2), 253 - 274.
    • Curtis N, Jones MEH, Lappin AK, O'Higgins P, Evans SE, Fagan MJ (2010). Comparison between in vivo and theoretical bite performance: Using multi-body modelling to predict muscle and bite forces in a reptile skull. J BIOMECH, 43(14), 2804 - 2809. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.05.037
    • Bolet A, Evans SE (2010). A new lizard from the Early Cretaceous of Catalonia (Spain), and the Mesozoic lizards of the Iberian Peninsula. CRETACEOUS RES, 31(4), 447 - 457. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2010.06.002

    2009

    • Mo J-Y, Xu X, Evans SE (2009). The evolution of the lepidosaurian lower temporal bar: new perspectives from the Late Cretaceous of South China. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, epub, - . doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.0030
    • Moazen M, Curtis N, O'Higgins P, Evans SE, Fagan MJ (2009). Biomechanical assessment of evolutionary changes in the lepidosaurian skull. P NATL ACAD SCI USA, 106(20), 8273 - 8277. doi:10.1073/pnas.0813156106
    • Evans SE, Wang Y (2009). A long-limbed lizard from the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous of Daohugou, Inner Mongolia, China.. Vertebrata Palasiatica, 47, 21 - 34.
    • Zhang G, Wang Y, Jones MEH, Evans SE (2009). A New Early Cretaceous salamander (Regalerpeton weichangensis gen. et sp. nov.) from the Huajiying Formation of northeastern China. Cretaceous Research, 30, 551 - 558. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2008.10.004
    • Borsuk-Bialynicka M, Evans SE (2009). A new long necked diapsid reptile from the Early Triassic of Poland. Palaeontologica Polonica, 65, 203 - 234.
    • Evans SE, Borsuk-Bialynicka M (2009). A small lepidosauromorph reptile from the Early Triassic of Poland. Palaeontologica Polonica, 65, 179 - 202.
    • Jones MEH, Tennyson AJD, Evans SE, Worthy TH (2009). A sphenodontine (Rhynchocephalia) from the Miocene of New Zealand and palaeobiogeography of the tuatara(Sphenodon).. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276, 1385 - 1390. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.1785
    • Evans SE (2009). An early kuehneosaurid reptile from the Early Triassic of Poland.. Palaeontologica Polonica, 65, 145 - 178.
    • Borsuk-Bialynicka M, Evans SE (2009). Cranial and mandibular osteology of the early Triassic archosauriform Osmolskina czatkowicensis from Poland. Palaeontologica Polonica, 65, 235 - 281.
    • Matsumoto R, Suzuki S, Tsogtbataar K, Evans SE (2009). New material of the enigmatic reptile Khurendukhosaurus (Diapsida: Choristodera) from Mongolia.. Naturwissenschaften, 96, 233 - 242. doi:10.1007/s00114-008-0469-6
    • Curtis N, Jones MEH, Evans SE, Shi J, O'Higgins P, Fagan MJ (2009). Predicting muscle activation patterns from motion and anatomy: modelling the skull of Sphenodon (Diapsida: Rhynchocephalia).. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 7, 153 - 160. doi:10.1098/rsif.2009.0139
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (2009). THE EARLY CRETACEOUS LIZARDS OF EASTERN ASIA: NEW MATERIAL OF SAKURASAURUS FROM JAPAN. SP PALAEONT, (81), 43 - 59. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00856.x
    • Evans SE, Borsuk-Bialynicka M (2009). The Early Triassic stem-frog Czatkobatrachus from Poland.. Palaeontologica Polonica, 65, 79 - 105.
    • Evans SE (2009). The Evolution and phylogeny of vertebrates; The evolution and phylogeny of amniotes.. In Butler ASE (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience:Evolution of the Brain (pp. 1192 - 1197). : Springer.
    • Jones MEH, Curtis N, Evans SE, O Higgins P, Fagan MJ (2009). The head and neck muscles associated with feeding in Sphenodon (Reptilia: Lepidosauria: Rhynchocephalia).. Palaeontologica electronica, 12, 1 - 56.
    • Curtis N, Jones MEH, Evans SE, Shi J, O'Higgins P, Fagan MJ (2009). Visualising muscle anatomy using three-dimensional computater models - an example using the head and neck muscles of Sphenodon. Palaeontologica Electronica, 12(3), - .
    • Moazen M, Curtis N, O'Higgins P, Jones MEH, Evans SE, Fagan MJ (2009). Assessment of the role of sutures in a lizard skull: a computer modelling study. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 1654, 39 - 46. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0863
    • Evans S, Manabe M (2009). The Early Cretaceous lizards of Eastern Asia: new material of the Japanese lizard Sakurasaurus. Special Papers in Palaeontology.. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 81, 1 - 17.
    • Moazen M, Curtis N, O'Higgins P, Evans SE, Fagan M (2009). The function of the lower temporal bar in lepidosaurian evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 20, 8273 - 8277.
    • Anquetin J, Barrett PM, Jones MEH, Evans SE (2009). A new stem turtle from the Middle Jurassic of Scotland: new insights on the evolution and palaeoecology of basal turtles.. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1658), 879 - 886. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.1429

    2008

    • Evans SE (2008). The skull of lizards and Tuatara. In Gans C, Gaunt A (Ed.), Biology of the Reptilia (pp. 1 - 347). : Ithaca SSAR 2008.
    • Moazen M, Curtis N, Evans SE, O Higgins P, Fagan MJ (2008). Combined finite element and multibody dynamics analysis of biting in a Uromastyx hardwickii lizard skull.. Journal of Anatomy, 213(5), 499 - 508. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7580.2008.00980.x
    • Buscalioni AD, Fregenal MA, Bravoa AP-A, F J S, B B, A M CM, O MC, C E, S E ML, J (2008). The vertebrate assemblage of Buenache de la Sierra (Upper Barremian of Serrania de Cuenca, Spain) with insights into its taphonomy and palaeoecology. Cretaceous Research, 29(4), 687 - 710. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2008.02.004
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (2008). An early herbivorous lizard from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan. Palaeontology, 51(2), 487 - 498. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2008.00759.x
    • Evans SE, Jones MEH, Krause DW (2008). A giant frog with South American affinities from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(8), 2951 - 2956. doi:10.1073/pnas.0707599105
    • Moazen M, Curtis N, Evans SE, O'Higgins P, Fagan MJ (2008). Rigid-body analysis of a lizard skull: Modelling the skull of Uromastyx hardwickii.. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(6), 1274 - 1280. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.01.012

    2007

    • Evans SE, Wang Y (2007). A juvenile lizard specimen with well-preserved skin impressions from the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous of Daohugou, Inner Mongolia, China. Naturwissenschaften, 94(6), 431 - 439. doi:10.1007/s00114-006-0214-y
    • Matsumoto R, Evans SE, Manabe M (2007). The choristoderan reptile Monjurosuchus from the Early Cretaceous of Japan. ACTA PALAEONTOL POL, 52(2), 329 - 350.
    • Wang Y, Jones MEH, Evans SE (2007). A juvenile anuran from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation, Liaoning, China. Cretaceous Research, 28(2), 235 - 244. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2006.07.003
    • Curtis N, Kupczik K, Fagan MJ, Evans SE (2007). Finite element modelling of the cat skull. J MORPHOL, 268(12), 1063 - 1063.
    • Evans SE, Jones MEH (2007). Early Cretaceous terrestrial lepidosaurs from the Mediterranean region and their palaeobiogeography. Premier Congrès Mediterranéen D’Herpétologie, Marrakech - Morocco. Programme and Abstracts book., , 40 - 41.
    • Matsumoto R, Evans SE, Manabe M (2007). Monjurosuchus (Reptilia:Choristodera) from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 52, 329 - 350.
    • Moazen M, Curtis N, O'Higgins P, Evans SE, Fagan M (2007). Musculoskeletal modelling and finite element analysis of lizard skulls.
    • Evans SE, Wang Y, Jones M (2007). An aggregation of lizard skeletons from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Senkenbergiana lethaea, 87, 109 - 118.

    2006

    • Evans SE, Manabe M, Noro M, Isaji S, Yamaguchi M (2006). A long-bodied lizard from the lower Cretaceous of Japan. Palaeontology, 49(6), 1143 - 1165. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2006.00598.x
    • Wang Y, Evans SE (2006). A new short-bodied salamander from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning, China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51, 127 - 130.
    • Wang Y, Evans SE (2006). Advances in the study of fossil amphibians and squamates from China: the past fifteen years. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 44, 60 - 73.
    • Evans SE (2006). An overview of the evolution of Lepidosauria.
    • Wang Y, Evans SE (2006). A new short-bodied salamander from the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous of China. ACTA PALAEONTOL POL, 51(1), 127 - 130.
    • Evans SE, Raia P, Barbera C (2006). The Lower Cretaceous lizard genus Chometokadmon from Italy. Cretaceous Research, 27(5), 673 - 683. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2006.03.004
    • Evans SE, Barrett PM, Hilton J, Butler R, Jones MEH, Liang MM, Parish JR, E J S-R, D U, C (2006). The Middle Jurassic vertebrate assemblage of Skye, Scotland.
    • Evans SE, Barrett PM, Hilton J, Butler R, Jones MEH, Liang MM, Parish J, Rayfield EJS-RDAUC (2006). The Middle Jurrasic vertebrate assemblage of Skye, Scotland. In Barrett PM, Evans SE (Ed.), Ninth international symposium on Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems and biota (pp. 157 - ). : Natural History Museum.
    • Averianov AO, Martin T, Evans SE, Bakirov AA (2006). First Jurassic Choristodera from Asia. Naturwissenschaften, 93, 46 - 50.

    2005

    • Muller J, Renesto S, Evans SE (2005). The Triassic marine reptile Endennasaurus from Italy (Diapsida: Thalattosauriformes).. Palaeontology, 48, 15 - 30.
    • Evans SE, Klembara J (2005). A choristoderan reptile (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Lower Miocene of northwest Bohemia (Czech Republic).. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25(1), 168 - 181.
    • Evans SE, Wang Y (2005). Dalinghosaurus, a lizard from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of northeast China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 50, 725 - 742.
    • Evans SE, Wang Y, Li C (2005). The Early Cretaceous Chinese lizard, Yabeinosaurus: resolving an enigma. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 3(4), 319 - 335.
    • Evans SE, Barratt PM, Hilton J, Jones MEH, Parish J, Rayfield E (2005). The Middle Jurassic vertebrate assemblage of Skye, Scotland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, S25, 54 - 55.
    • Muller J, Renesto S, Evans SE (2005). The marine diapsid reptile Endennasaurus from the Upper Triassic of Italy. PALAEONTOLOGY, 48, 15 - 30.
    • Evans SE, Klembara J (2005). A choristoderan reptile (Reptilia : Diapsida) from the lower miocene of northwest Bohemia (Czech republic). J VERTEBR PALEONTOL, 25(1), 171 - 184.
    • Rees J, Lindgren J, Evans SE (2005). Small amphibian and reptile remains from the Berriasian Rabekke Formation on Bornholm, Denmark. GFF (Geologiska Foreningens), 127, 233 - 238.
    • Rees J, Lindgren J, Evans SE (2005). Amphibians and small reptiles from the Berriasian Rabekke formation on Bornholm, Denmark. GFF, 127, 233 - 238.
    • Evans SE, Wang Y (2005). The Early Cretaceous lizard Dalinghosaurus from China. ACTA PALAEONTOL POL, 50(4), 725 - 742.
    • Evans SE, Wang Y, Li C (2005). The Early Cretaceous lizard genus Yabeinosaurus from China: resolving an enigma. J SYST PALAEONTOL, 3(4), 319 - 335. doi:10.1017/S1477201905001641
    • Evans SE, Lally C, Chure DC, Elder A, Maisano JA (2005). A Late Jurassic salamander (Amphibia: Caudata) from the Morrison Formation of North America. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 143(4), 599 - 616. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00159.x

    2004

    • Evans SE, Barrett P, Ward D (2004). First evidence of lizards and amphibians from the Wessex Formation of the Isle of Wight. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 115, 1 - 9.
    • Evans SE, Raia P, Barbera C (2004). New lizards and sphenodontians from the Early Cretaceous of Italy. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 49(3), 393 - 408.
    • Evans SE, Raia P, Barbera C (2004). New lizards and rhynchocephalians from the Lower Cretaceous of southern Italy. ACTA PALAEONTOL POL, 49(3), 393 - 408.
    • Evans SE (2004). BBC Radio 4 Natural History Listeners Questions.
    • Evans SE, Raia P, Barbera C (2004). Chometokadmon and the Early Cretaceous lepidosaurian assemblage of Pietraroia, Italy.
    • Smith A, Jones MEH, Evans SE (2004). A Late Cretaceous megafrog from Madagascar.
    • Evans SE, Barrett PM, Ward DJ (2004). The first record of lizards and amphibians from the Wessex Formation (Lower Cretaceous : Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, England. P GEOLOGIST ASSOC, 115, 239 - 247.

    2003

    • Evans SE (2003). At the feet of the dinosaurs: the early history and radiation of lizards. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 78(4), 513 - 551. doi:10.1017/S1464793103006134
    • Jones M, Evans SE, Sigogneau-Russell D (2003). Fossil frogs from the Early Cretaceous of Morocco. Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 72, 65 - 97.
    • Gardner J, Evans SE, Sigogneau-Russell D (2003). Albanerpetontid amphibians from the Early Cretaceous of North Africa. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 48, 301 - 319.
    • Bell CJ, Evans SE, Maisano J (2003). On the skull of the gymnophthalmid lizard (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) Neusticurus ecpleopus.. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 139, 283 - 304.
    • Evans SE (2003). At the feet of the dinosaurs: the early history and radiation of lizards. BIOL REV, 78(4), 513 - 551. doi:10.1014/S1464793103006134
    • Noro M, Misawa K, Evans SE, Manabe M (2003). Molecular phylogenetic analysis based on mitochondrial DNA sequences.
    • Gardner JD, Evans SE, Sigogneau-Russell D (2003). New albanerpetontid amphibians from the Early Cretaceous of Morocco and Middle Jurassic of England. ACTA PALAEONTOL POL, 48(2), 301 - 319.
    • Jones MEH, Evans SE, Sigogneau-Russell D (2003). Early Cretaceous frogs from Morocco. ANN CARNEGIE MUS, 72(2), 65 - 97.
    • Borsuk-Bialynicka M, Evans SE (2003). A basal archosauriform from the Early Triassic of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 48(4), 649 - 652.
    • Krause D, Evans SE, Gao K (2003). First definitive record of a Mesozoic lizard from Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23(4), 842 - 856.
    • Bell CJ, Evans SE, Maisano JA (2003). The skull of the gymnophthalmid lizard Neusticurus ecpleopus (Reptilia : Squamata). ZOOL J LINN SOC-LOND, 139(2), 283 - 304.

    2002

    • Rees J, Evans SE (2002). Albanerpetontid amphibian remains from the Lower Cretaceous of Sweden. GFF (Geologiska Foreningens), 124, 87 - 91.
    • Krause D, Evans SE, Gao K (2002). First definitive record of pre-Late Pleistocene lizards from Madagascar.
    • Evans SE, Searle B (2002). Lepidosaurian reptiles from the Purbeck Limestone Group of Dorset, southern England.
    • Evans SE, McGowan GJ (2002). Lissamphibian remains from the Purbeck Limestone Group, southern England.
    • Jones MEH, Evans SE, Ruth B (2002). Ontogenetic variation in the frog ilium and its impact on classification. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 51, 130 - .
    • Evans SE (2002). Reptiles. In Halliday T, Adler K (Ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians (pp. 98 - 105). : Andromeda Press.
    • Evans SE, McGowan G (2002). An amphibian assemblage from the Purbeck Limestone Group. Palaeontology, 68, 103 - 119.
    • Evans SE, Searle B (2002). The lepidosaurian assemblage of the Purbeck Limestone Group. Palaeontology, 68, 145 - 159.
    • Borsuk-Bialynicka M, Evans SE (2002). The scapulocoracoid of an Early Triassic stem-frog from Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 47, 79 - 96.
    • Evans SE, Prasad GVR, Manhas B (2002). Fossil lizards from the Jurassic Kota Formation of India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22(2), 299 - 312. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2002)022[0299:FLFTJK]2.0.CO;2
    • Rees J, Evans SE (2002). Amphibian remains from the Lower Cretaceous of Sweden: the first Scandinavian record of the enigmatic group Albanerpetontidae. GFF, 124, 87 - 91.
    • Barrett P, Evans SE (2002). A reassessment of the Early Cretaceous reptile 'Patricosaurus merocratus' Seeley from the Cambridge Greensand, Cambridgeshire, UK. Cretaceous Research, 23, 231 - 240.
    • Matsumoto R, Evans SE, Shimojima S (2002). The dentary of a choristodere (Reptilia: Archosauromorpha) from the Okurodani Formation, Tetori Group (Early Cretaceous), Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo, 28, 43 - 48.

    2001

    • Evans SE (2001). The Early Triassic reptile Colubrifer campi Carroll 1982: a reassessment. Palaeontology, 44, 1033 - 1041.
    • Evans SE, Prasad GVR, Manhas BK (2001). Rhynchocephalians (Diapsida: Lepidosauria) from the Jurassic Kota Formation of India. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 133(3), 309 - 334. doi:10.1006/zjls.2000.0266
    • Evans SE (2001). Dinosaur Island.
    • Evans SE, Sigogneau-Russell D (2001). A stem-group caecilian (Lissamphibia: Gymnophiona) from the Lower Cretaceous of North Africa. Palaeontology, 44(2), 259 - 273. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00179
    • Evans SE (2001). The early Triassic 'lizard' Colubrifer campi: A reassessment. PALAEONTOLOGY, 44, 1033 - 1041.

    2000

    • Evans SE, Prasad GVR, Manhas B (2000). Jurassic vertebrates from India: new microvertebrates from the Kota Formation of Andhra Pradesh.
    • Evans SE (2000). Lizards, protolizards and the history of Lepidosauromorpha.
    • Evans SE, Ruiz AL, Rey JE (2000). A lizard from the Early Cretaceous (Berriasian-Valanginian) of Montsec, Catalonia, Spain. NEUES JAHRB GEOL P-A, 215(1), 1 - 15.
    • Milner AC, Milner AR, Evans SE (2000). Amphibians, reptiles and birds: a biogeographical review. In Culver SJ, Rawson PF (Ed.), Biotic Response to Global Change: The Last 145 Million Years (pp. 316 - 332). : Cambridge University Press.
    • Northwood C, Woods B, Evans SE (2000). Early Triassic paleoecology: collating the raw data.
    • Barahona F, Evans SE, Mateo J, Lopez-Jurado LP (2000). Endemism, gigantism and extinction in island lizards: the genus Gallotia on the Canary Islands. Journal of Zoology, 250, 373 - 388.
    • Gao K, Evans SE, Norell M, Ji S (2000). Exceptional material of a semi-aquatic reptile from the Cretaceous of China: the resolution of an enigma. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20(3), 417 - 421.

    1999

    • Evans SE, Barbadillo LJ (1999). A short-limbed lizard from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Palaeontology, 60, 73 - 85.
    • Borsuk-Bialynicka M, Cook E, Evans SE, Maryanska T (1999). A microvertebrate assemblage from the Early Triassic of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 44, 1 - 22.
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (1999). A choristoderan reptile from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan. Palaeontology, 60, 101 - 119.
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (1999). Early Cretaceous lizards from the Okurodani Formation of Japan. Geobios, 32, 1 - 11.
    • Evans SE, Chure DC (1999). Upper Jurassic lizards from the Morrison Formation of Dinosaur National Monument, Utah. In Gillette D (Ed.), Vertebrate Paleontology of Utah, Utah Geological Survey (pp. 151 - 159). : .
    • Ortega F, Sanz J-L, Barbadillo LJ, Buscalioni AC, Dieguez C, Evans SE, Fregenal-Martinez MA, Fuente M (1999). El yacimiento de la Hoyas (La Cierva, Cuenca): un Konservat-Lagerstatte del Cretacico inferior. In Aguirre E, Rabano I (Ed.), La Huella del Pasado Fosiles de Castilla-La Mancha (pp. 195 - 216). : .
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (1999). Early Cretaceous lizards from the Okurodani Formation of Japan. GEOBIOS-LYON, 32(6), 889 - 899.

    1998

    • Chure D, Evans SE (1998). A new occurrence of Cteniogenys, with comments on its distribution and abundance. Modern Geology, 23, 49 - 55.
    • Evans SE, Borsuk-Bialynicka M (1998). A new small vertebrate assemblage from the Early Triassic of Poland, new data on the origins and evolution of lissamphibians and lepidosauromorphs.
    • Evans SE, Borsuk-Bialynicka M (1998). A stem-frog from the Early Triassic of Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 43(4), 573 - 580.
    • Evans SE, Yabumoto Y (1998). A lizard from the Early Cretaceous Santana Formation of Brazil. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Monatshefte, 6, 349 - 364.
    • Evans SE, Barbadillo LJ (1998). An unusual lizard (Reptilia, Squamata) from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 124, 235 - 266.
    • Evans SE (1998). Crown-group lizards from the Middle Jurassic of Britain. Palaeontographica A, 250, 1 - 32.
    • Evans SE, Chure D (1998). Morrison lizards: structure, relationships and biogeography. Modern Geology, 23, 35 - 48.
    • Evans SE, Chure D (1998). Paramacellodid lizard skulls from the Jurassic Morrison Formation at Dinosaur National Monument, Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 18, 99 - 114.
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (1998). An Early Cretaceous frog from Japan. Palaeontological Research, 2(4), 275 - 278.
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (1998). Shokawa, 135 million years in the past.
    • Allen P, Alvin KL, Andrews JE, Batten DJ, Charlton WA, Cleevely RJ, Ensom PC, Evans SE, Francis JE (1998). Purbeck-Wealden (early Cretaceous) climates. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 109, 197 - 236.

    1997

    • Evans SE (1997). Science in Action, BBC World Service on evolution in island lizards.
    • Macleod N, Rawson PF, Forey PL, Banner FT, BouDagher-Fadel MK, Bown PR, Burnett JA, Chambers P, Culver S, Evans SE, Jeffery C, Kaminski MA, Lord AB, Milner AC, Milner AR, Morris N, Owen E, Rosen BR, Smith AB, Taylor PD, Urquhart E, Young JR (1997). The Cretaceous-Tertiary biotic transition. Journal of the Geological Society, 154, 265 - 292.
    • Evans SE, Sigogneau-Russell D (1997). New sphenodontians (Diapsida: Lepidosauria: Rhynchocephalia) from the Early Cretaceous of North Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17, 45 - 51.
    • Evans SE (1997). Microvertebrate assemblages: filling the gaps in the fossil record.
    • Evans SE, Barbadillo J (1997). Early Cretaceous lizards from Las Hoyas, Cuenca, Spain. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119, 1 - 27.
    • Evans SE, Manabe M (1997). A long-necked choristoderan from the Early Cretaceous Tetori Group of Japan.

    1996

    • Evans SE, Milner AR (1996). A metamorphosed salamander from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain. Procedings of the Royal Society B, 351, 627 - 646.
    • Buscalioni AD, Ortega F, PerezMoreno BP, Evans SE (1996). The Upper Jurassic maniraptoran theropod Lisboasaurus estesi (Guimarota, Portugal) reinterpreted as a crocodylomorph. J VERTEBR PALEONTOL, 16(2), 358 - 362.
    • Smith RMH, Evans SE (1996). New material of Youngina: Evidence of juvenile aggregation in Permian diapsid reptiles. PALAEONTOLOGY, 39, 289 - 303.
    • Evans SE, Milner AR, Werner C (1996). Sirenid salamanders and a gymnophionan from the Late Cretaceous of the Sudan. Palaeontology, 39, 77 - 95.

    1995

    • McGowan G, Evans SE (1995). Albanerpetontid amphibians from the Early Cretaceous of Spain. Nature, 373, 143 - 145.
    • Evans SE (1995). General introduction: heart. In (Ed.), Grays Anatomy (pp. 1472 - 1474). : Churchill Liveingstone.

    1994

    • Evans SE (1994). The late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) Euposaurus (Reptilia: Lepidosauria) from Cerin, France. Geobios, 27, 621 - 631.
    • Evans SE (1994). The Solnhofen (Jurassic: Tithonian) genus Bavarisaurus: new material and a new interpretation. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie Abhandlungen, 192, 37 - 52.
    • Waldman M, Evans SE (1994). New lepidosauromorph material from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 112, 135 - 150.
    • Evans SE (1994). A new anguimorph lizard from the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous of England. Palaeontology, 37, 33 - 49.
    • Evans SE, Milner AR (1994). Microvertebrate faunas from the Middle Jurassic of Britain. In Fraser N, Sues HD (Ed.), In the shadow of the dinosaurs: early Mesozoic tetrapods. (pp. 303 - 321). : Cambridge University Press.
    • Evans SE (1994). Small vertebrate faunas from the Lower Jurassic of Britain. In Fraser N, Sues HD (Ed.), In the shadow of the dinosaurs: early Mesozoic tetrapods (pp. 271 - 283). : Cambridge University Press.

    1993

    • Evans SE (1993). Jurassic lizard assemblages. Revue de Paleobiologie (Suisse), 7, 55 - 65.
    • Evans SE, Milner AR (1993). Frogs and salamanders from the late Jurassic Morrison Formation (Quarry 9, Como Bluff) of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 13, 24 - 30.
    • Evans SE, Hecht M (1993). A history of an extinct clade, the Choristodera: longevity, Lazarus-taxa and the fossil record.. Evolutionary Biology, 27, 323 - 338.

    1992

    • Evans SE (1992). A sphenodontian (Reptilia: Lepidosauria) from the Middle Jurassic of England. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie Monatshefte, 1992, 449 - 457.

    1991

    • Milner AR, Evans SE (1991). The Upper Jurassic diapsid Lisboasaurus estesi - a maniraptoran theropod. Palaeontology, 34, 503 - 513.
    • Evans SE (1991). A new lizard-like reptile (Diapsida, Lepidosauromorpha) from the Middle Jurassic of Oxfordshire. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 103, 391 - 412.
    • Evans SE (1991). The postcranial skeleton of the choristodere Cteniogenys (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Middle Jurassic of England. Geobios, 24, 187 - 199.

    1990

    • Evans SE (1990). The skull of Cteniogenys, a choristodere from the Middle Jurassic of Oxfordshire. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 99, 205 - 237.
    • Evans SE, Milner AR, Mussett F (1990). A discoglossid frog (Amphibia: Anura) from the Middle Jurassic of England. Palaeontology, 33, 299 - 311.

    1989

    • EVANS S, MILNER A (1989). FULENGIA, A SUPPOSED EARLY LIZARD REINTERPRETED AS A PROSAUROPOD DINOSAUR. PALAEONTOLOGY, 32, 223 - 230.
    • Evans SE, Milner AR (1989). Fulengia, a supposed early lizard, reinterpreted as a prosauropod dinosaur. Palaeontology, 32, 223 - 230.

    1988

    • EVANS S, MILNER A, MUSSETT F (1988). THE EARLIEST KNOWN SALAMANDERS (AMPHIBIA, CAUDATA) - A RECORD FROM THE MIDDLE JURASSIC OF ENGLAND. GEOBIOS-LYON, 21(5), 539 - 552.
    • Evans SE (1988). The early history and relationships of the Diapsida. In Benton MJ (Ed.), The phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods (pp. 221 - 253). : Oxford University press.
    • Evans SE (1988). The Upper Permian reptile Adelosaurus from Durham. Palaeontology, 31, 957 - 964.

    1987

    • Evans SE, Haubold H (1987). A review of the Upper Permian genera Coelurosauravus, Weigeltisaurus and Gracilisaurus (Reptilia: Diapsida). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 90, 275 - 303.

    1986

    • Evans SE (1986). The braincase of Prolacerta broomi (Reptilia: Triassic). Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie Abhandlungen, 173, 181 - 200.

    1984

    • EVANS S (1984). THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE LEPIDOSAURIA. ZOOL J LINN SOC-LOND, 82(1-2), 87 - 100.

    1983

    • Evans SE (1983). On the question of epipubic bones in morganucodontids. Journal of Paleontology, 58, 1339 - 1339.
    • Evans SE (1983). Mandibular fracture and inferred behaviour in a fossil reptile. Copeia, 1983, 845 - 847.
    • Evans SE, Bellairs AD (1983). Histology of a triple tail regenerate in a gecko, Hemidactylus persicus. British Journal of Herpetology, 6, 319 - 322.

    1982

    • Evans SE (1982). Gliding reptiles of the Upper Permian. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76, 97 - 123.

    1981

    • EVANS S (1981). THE POSTCRANIAL SKELETON OF THE LOWER JURASSIC EOSUCHIAN GEPHYROSAURUS-BRIDENSIS. ZOOL J LINN SOC-LOND, 73(1), 81 - 116.

    1980

    • Evans SE (1980). The skull of a new eosuchian reptile from the Lower Jurassic of South Wales. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70, 203 - 264.

    • Evans SE, Jones MEH, Matsumoto R (). A new lizard skull from the Purbeck Limestone Group of England.. Bulletin of the Geological Society of France, , - .
    • Evans SE, Jones MEH (). The origins, early history and diversification of lepidosaurian reptiles.
    • Evans SE (). Caudal autotomy in a Lower Jurassic eosuchian. Copeia, 1981(4), 883 - 884.
    • Sanudo JR, Chikwe J, Evans SE (). Anomalous median artery and median nerve.. Journal of Anatomy, 185, 447 - 451.