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
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 634 23 39
Fax: +41 (0) 44 634 49 23
E-mail: tscheyer(at)
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Key Publications of Torsten Scheyer (up to ten) :
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].

Müller, J., T. M. Scheyer, J. J. Head, P. M. Barrett, I. Werneburg, P. G. P. Ericson, D. Pol, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2010. Homeotic effects, somitogenesis and the evolution of vertebral numbers in recent and fossil amniotes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107(5):2118-2123 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.0912622107].

Scheyer, T. M. 2010. New interpretation of the postcranial skeleton and overall body shape of the placodont Cyamodus hildegardis Peyer, 1931 (Reptilia, Sauropterygia). Palaeontologia Electronica 13(2):15A:15p;

Scheyer, T. M., N. Klein, and P. M. Sander. 2010. Developmental palaeontology of Reptilia as revealed by histological studies. In: Developmental Vertebrate Palaeontology (Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., ed.). Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. [doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2009.11.005].

Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., H. Müller, C. A. Sheil, T. M. Scheyer, H. Nagashima, and S. Kuratani. 2009. Skeletal development in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis (Testudines: Trionychidae). Journal of Morphology 270(11):1381-1399.

Scheyer, T. M. and P. M. Sander. 2007. Terrestrial palaeoecology for basal turtles indicated by shell bone histology. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 274(1620):1885-1893.

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: 12/12/16
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