Torsten Scheyer

PD Dr. Torsten Scheyer
Paläontologisches Institut und Museum
Universität Zürich
Karl Schmid-Strasse 4
CH-8006 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 634 23 22
E-mail: tscheyer(at)
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with involvement of Torsten Scheyer

Key Publications of Torsten Scheyer (up to ten) :
Cadena, E.-A., T. M. Scheyer, J. D. Carrillo-Briceño, R. Sánchez, O. A. Aguilera-Socorro, A. Vanegas, M. Pardo, D. M. Hansen, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2020. The anatomy, paleobiology and evolutionary relationships of the largest extinct side-necked turtle. Science Advances 6(7): eaay4593 [doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay4593].

Spiekman, S. N. F., J. M. Neenan, N. C. Fraser, V. Fernandez, O. Rieppel, S. Nosotti, and T. M. Scheyer. 2020. Aquatic habits and niche partitioning in the extraordinarily long-necked Triassic reptile Tanystropheus. Current Biology 30:1-7 [doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.025].

Scheyer, T. M., J. R. Hutchinson, O. Strauss, M. Delfino, J. D. Carrillo-Briceño, R. Sánchez, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2019. Giant extinct caiman breaks constraint on the axial skeleton of extant crocodylians. eLife 2019;8:e49972 [doi: 10.7554/eLife.49972].

Neenan, J. M., C. Li, O. Rieppel, and T. M. Scheyer. 2015. The cranial anatomy of Chinese placodonts and the phylogeny of Placodontia (Diapsida: Sauropterygia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society [doi: 10.1111/zoj.12277] (in press).

Scheyer, T. M., I. G. Danilov, V. B. Sukhanov, and E. V. Syromyatnikova. 2014. The shell bone histology of fossil and extant marine turtles revisited. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112(4):701-718 [doi: 10.1111/bij.12265].

Scheyer, T. M., C. Romano, J. Jenks, and H. Bucher. 2014. Early Triassic marine biotic recovery: the predators' perspective. PLOS ONE 9(3):e88987 [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088987].

Neenan, J. M., N. Klein, and T. M. Scheyer. 2013. European origin of placodont marine reptiles and the evolution of crushing dentition in Placodontia. Nature Communications 4:1621 [doi: 10.1038/ncomms2633].

Scheyer, T. M., O. A. Aguilera, M. Delfino, D. C. Fortier, A. A. Carlini, R. Sánchez, J. D. Carrillo-Briceño, L. Quiroz, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2013. Crocodylian diversity peak and extinction in the late Cenozoic of the northern Neotropics. Nature Communications 4:1907 [doi: 10.1038/ncomms2940].

Expertise of Torsten Scheyer:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Life Cycle
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Marine Ecosystems
Time FrameTime Frame
Past: Tertiary
Past: Cretaceous
Past: Jurassic
Past: Triassic
Time ScaleMillenial
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Literature Study

Specialties of Torsten Scheyer:
Palaeohistology of Vertebrates

Last update: 12/4/20
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