Procynosuchus skeleton

Tom Kemp

Prinicipal papers

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Kemp, T.S. 2010. New perspectives on the evolution of Late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic terrestrial tetrapods. In New Aspects of Mesozoic Biodiversity (ed. S. Bandyopadhyay), Lecture Notes in Earth Science, vol. 132. Springer-Verlag, (due April, 2010).
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Kemp, T.S. 2009. Phylogenetic interrelationships of therapsids: testing for polytomy. Palaeontologia africana 44: 1-12 (PDF, 333 kB) Kemp, T.S. 2009. The endocranial cavity of a nonmammalian cynodonts Chiniquodon theotenicus and its implications for the origin of the mammalian brain. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4): 1188-1198. (PDF, 2,231 kB) Kemp, T.S. 2009. Essay Review of Major transitions in vertebrate evolution, by J.S. Anderson and H.-S. Sues (Editors). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 892-895.) (PDF, 79 kB) Kemp, T.S. 2007. Acoustic transformer function of the postdentary bones and quadrate of a nonmammalian cynodont. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2): 431-441.
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Kemp, T.S. 2007. The concept of correlated progression as the basis of a model for the evolutionary origin of major new taxa. Proceedings of the Royal Society B274: 1667-1673. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.0288).
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Kemp, T.S. 2007. The origin of higher taxa: macroevolutionary processes, and the case of the mammals. Acta Zoologica 88: 3-22. (doi:10.1111/j.1463-6395.2007.00248.x)
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Kemp, T.S. 2006. The origin and early radiation of the therapsid mammal-like reptiles: a palaeobiological hypothesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 1231-1247. (doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2005.01076.x)
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Kemp, T.S. 2006. The origin of mammalian endothermy: a paradigm for the evolution of complex biological structure. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 147: 473-488. (doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00226.x)
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Kemp, T.S. 2006. An assessment of hearing function in a nonmammalian eucynodont. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26: 84A. (Abstract)

Kemp, T.S. 2005. The origin and evolution of mammals. Oxford University Press: Oxford. pp331

Kemp, T.S. 1999. Fossils and evolution. Oxford University Press: Oxford. pp284

Kemp, T.S. 1991. The theriodonts to mammal transition. In Symposium on the evolution of terrestrial vertebrates. Ed G. Ghiara. Mucchi Editore: Modena. pp351.

Kemp, T.S. 1989. The problem of the palaeontological evidence. In Evolutionary studies: a centenary celebration of the life of Julian Huxley. Eds M. Keynes and G.A. Harrison. Macmillan: London. pp80-95.

Kemp, T.S. 1988. Haemothermia or Archosauria? the interrelationships of mammals, birds and crocodiles. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 67-104.

Kemp, T.S. 1988. Biopolitics and the philosophy of evolution. In Biopolitics: the bioenvironment. Ed. A. Vlavanios-Arvanitis. Biopolitics International Organisation: Athens. pp58-65.

Kemp, T.S. 1988. Interrelationships of the Synapsida. In The phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods. Vol. 2. Ed M.J. Benton. Systematics Association Special Volume 35B: 1-22.

Kemp, T.S. 1988. A note on the Mesozoic mammals and the origin of therians. In The phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods. Vol. 2. Ed M.J. Benton. Systematics Association Special Volume 35B: 23-29.

Kemp, T.S. 1988. The origin of mammals: observed pattern and inferred process. In M. Marois (ed) L’évolution dans sa réalité et ses diverses modalités. Colloque international novembre 1985) organisé par la Fondation Singer-Polignac. Masson: Paris. pp65-91.

Kemp, T.S. 1986. The skeleton of a baurioid therocephalian therapsid from the Lower Triassic (Lystrosaurus-zone) of South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 6: 215-232.
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Kemp, T.S. 1985. Relationships between reptiles. Nature 317: 669.

Kemp, T.S. 1985. The origin of mammalian locomotion. In Principles of construction in fossil and recent reptiles. Eds J. Reiss and E. Frey. University of Stuttgart and University of Tübingen. pp181-191.

Kemp, T.S. 1985. Synapsid reptiles and the origin of higher taxa. Special Papers in Palaeontology. No. 33: 175-184.

Kemp, T.S . 1985. Models of diversity and phylogenetic reconstruction. Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology 2: 135-158.

Kemp, T.S. 1983. The relationships of mammals. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 77: 353-384.

Kemp, T.S. 1982. Mammal-like reptiles and the origin of mammals. Academic Press: London. pp xiv+363

Kemp, T.S. 1982. The reptiles that became mammals. New Scientist 93: 581-584.

Kemp, T.S. 1980. The primitive cynodont Procynosuchus: structure, function and evolution of the postcranial skeleton. Proceedings of the Royal Society B288: 217-258. (PDF 1.89 MB)

Kemp, T.S. 1980. Origin of the mammal-like reptiles. Nature 283: 378-380.

Kemp, T.S. 1980. Origin of mammals: reply to Reisz and Heaton. Nature 288: 193.

Kemp, T.S. 1980. Aspects of the structure and functional anatomy of the Middle Triassic cynodont Luangwa. Journal of Zoology 191: 193-239.

Kemp, T.S. 1979. The primitive cynodont Procynosuchus: structure, functional morphology of the skull and relationships. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B285: 73-122.
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Kemp, T.S. 1978. Stance and gait in the hindlimb of a therocephalian mammal-like reptile. Journal of Zoology 186: 143-161.

Evans, J. and Kemp, T.S. 1976. A new turtle skull from the Purbeckian of England and a note on the early dichotomies of cryptodire turtles. Palaeontology 19: 317-324.

Evans, J. and Kemp, T.S. 1975. The cranial morphology of a new Lower Cretaceous turtle from southern England. Palaeontology 18: 25-40.

Kemp, T.S. 1975. Vertebrate localities in the Karroo System of the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Nature 254: 415-416.

Kemp, T.S. 1974. The braincase and associated structures of the cotylosaurs reptile Procolophon trigoniceps Owen. Annals of the South African Museum 64: 11-26.

Kemp, T.S. 1972. The jaw articulation and musculature of the whaitsiid Therocephalia. In Studies in vertebrate evolution. Eds K.A. Joysey and T.S. Kemp. pp213-230.

Joysey, K.A. and Kemp, T.S. (eds.) 1972. Studies in vertebrate evolution. Oliver & Boyd: Edinburgh. pp284

Kemp, T.S. 1972. Whaitsiid Therocephalia and the origin of cynodonts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B264: 1-54.
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Kemp, T.S. 1969. The atlas-axis complex of the mammal-like reptiles. Journal of Zoology 159: 223-248.

Kemp. T.S. 1969. On the functional morphology of the gorgonopsid skull. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B256: 1-83.
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