Publications

This is a list of all my published works, including peer reviewed papers, books, book chapters, popular articles and abstracts (conference presentations). Works currently in prep, under review or in press are not included.
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 2019 


Srdic, A., Beardmore, S. and Lomax, D. R. 2019. A rediscovered Lower Jurassic ichthyosaur skeleton possibly from the Strawberry Bank Lagerstätte Somerset UK. Historical Biology.


Lomax, D. R. 2019. Ichthyopterygia. In: Fossils from the Lias of the Yorkshire Coast, A. R. Lord and M. Munt (eds.). The Palaeontological Association, 317-331.


Lomax, D. R. 2019. Dinosaurs. In: Fossils from the Lias of the Yorkshire Coast, A. R. Lord and M. Munt (eds.). The Palaeontological Association, 332-345.


Smith, A. S. and Lomax, D. R. 2019. Plesiosauria. In: Fossils from the Lias of the Yorkshire Coast, A. R. Lord and M. Munt (eds.). The Palaeontological Association, 346-349.


Swaby, E. J. and Lomax, D. R. 2019. A revision of Temnodontosaurus crassimanus (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of Whitby, Yorkshire, UK. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 67.


Larkin, N. R., Green, M., Lomax, D. R., Cocks, A. and Schouten, R. 2019. Making a complete record of early Cretaceous (late Barremian early Aptian) rebbachisaur Sauropoda, Rebbachisauridae) remains found on the Isle of Wight, UK, including unpublished material. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 67.


Lockwood, J., Larkin, N. R. and Lomax, D. R. 2019. The palaeontological contributions of Nick Chase: A Twentieth Century Fox. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 67.


Hartman, S., Mortimer, M., Wahl, W. R., Lomax, D. R., Lippincott, J. and Lovelace, D. M. 2019. A new paravian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of North America supports a late acquisition of avian flight. PeerJ, 7, e7247.


Tennant, J. P. and Lomax, D. R. 2019. An overview of Open Access publishing in palaeontology. Palaeontologia Electronica, 22.2.27A 1-10.


Lomax, D. R. 2019. Mary Anning – Palaeontologist Extraordinaire. Trading Nature Conference, The Society For The History of Natural History and The Geological Curators Group, abstract, p. 4..


Lomax, D. R., Porro, L. B. and Larkin, N. R. 2019. Descriptive anatomy of the largest known specimen of Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) including computed tomography and digital reconstruction of a three-dimensional skull. PeerJ.


Lomax, D. R. 2019. Foreword. In: Howard, E. Passion in the Bones: A Guide to Breaking the Chains of Negativity and Living Your Own Adventure. Radius Book Group.


 2018 


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2018. A forefin of Leptonectes solei from the Lower Jurassic (Pliensbachian) of Dorset, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association.


Lomax, D. R. Dinosaurs Discovered. Dorling Kindersley – Penguin Random House, London, 64 pp.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. Hidden sea dragons—discovering new species of Jurassic ichthyosaurs in museum collections. Geology Today - Fossils Explained 72, 34, 236-240.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. The evolutionary history of ichthyosaurs. Capeia, 20181015.014.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. Is it bollocks? Jurassic Park’s Dino DNA Tinkering. Total Film Magazine, August Edition, pp. 112.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2018. A second specimen Protoichthyosaurus applebyi (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) and additional information on the genus and species. Paludicola, 11, 164-178.


Massare, J. A., Wahl, W. and Lomax, D. R. 2018. Salt gland structures in Ichthyosaurus? Society of Vertebrate Paleontology program and abstracts. 78th meeting, p. 176


Lomax, D. R., Massare, J. A. and Wahl, W. 2018. Odd narial features in Ichthyosaurus suggest the presence of salt glands. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy abstracts, vol. 66.


Lomax, D. R., De la Salle, P., Massare, J. A. and Gallois, R. 2018. A giant Late Triassic ichthyosaur from the UK and a reinterpretation of the Aust Cliff ‘dinosaurian’ bones. PLOS One, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194742.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. Dino Dean – Q & A with First News Magazine. Special dinosaur edition in conjunction with Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. FirstNews, 627, 23.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. Are palaeontologists too quick to name new species? The Biologist – The Royal Society of Biology, 65, 6-7.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. ‘Dinosaur Bones’ from Late Triassic UK Are Jaw Bones from Giant Ichthyosaurs. Capeia, 20180409.007.


Boyd, M. J. and Lomax, D. R. 2018. The youngest occurrence of ichthyosaur embryos in the UK: A new specimen from the Early Jurassic (Toarcian) of Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, doi.org/10.1144/pygs2017-008.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2018. Hindfins of Ichthyosaurus: effects of large sample size on ‘distinct’ morphological characters. Geological Magazine, doi:10.1017/S0016756818000146.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. Five or Fifty – Are We Naming Too Many New Fossil Species? Capeia, 20180314.004.


Lomax, D. R., Evans, M. and Carpenter, S. 2018. An ichthyosaur from the UK Triassic–Jurassic boundary: A second specimen of the leptonectid ichthyosaur Wahlisaurus massarae Lomax 2016. Geological Journal, 10.1002/gj.3155.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. David Attenborough’s Sea Dragon – and the science behind a tantalising prehistoric ‘murder mystery’. The Conversation.


Lomax, D. R. 2018. Rare Ichthyosaur is Only Second Known Example. Capeia, 20180201.002.


 2017 


Lomax, D. R., Massare, J. A. and Mistry, R. 2017. The taxonomic utility of forefin morphology in Lower Jurassic ichthyosaurs: Protoichthyosaurus and Ichthyosaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1361433.


Lomax, D. R., Larkin, N. R., Boomer, S., Dey, S. and Copestake, P. 2017. The first known neonate Ichthyosaurus communis skeleton: a rediscovered specimen from the Lower Jurassic, UK. Historical Biology.


Lomax, D. R. 2017. Foreword. In: Hadland, P. Fossils of Folkestone, Kent Siri Scientific Press.


Lomax, D. R. 2017. Newborn Ichthyosaur Has Prehistoric Squid in Its Stomach. Capeia.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2017. The taxonomic utility of hindfin morphology in Ichthyosaurus. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology program and abstracts. 77th meeting, p. 152.


Hartman, S., Mortimer, M., Wahl, W., Lomax, D. R. and Lovelace, D. 2017. New information on a paravian theropod from the Morrison Formation. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology program and abstracts. 77th meeting, p. 126.


Lomax, D. R. and Sachs, S. 2017. On the largest Ichthyosaurus: A new specimen of Ichthyosaurus somersetensis containing an embryo. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 62.


Lomax, D. R. 2017. Largest Ichthyosaurus Was Pregnant Mother: A ‘hidden’ Ichthyosaur Reveals Its Secrets. Capeia.


Lomax, D. R., Falkingham, P. L., Schweigert, G. and Jiménez, A. P. 2017. An 8.5 m long ammonite drag mark from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Lithographic Limestones, Germany. PLOS ONE, published here.


Lomax, D. R. 2017. Discovering dinosaurs in Britain - The significance of the British dinosaur record. Deposits, 51, 43-47.


Lomax, D. R. 2017. Ichthyosaur. 65 pp. In: Everyday Wonders, 50 objects from Weston Park Museum. Museum Sheffield, Sheffield, 76 pp.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax. D. R. 2017. Correction to: A large forefin of Ichthyosaurus from the U.K., and estimates of the size range of the genus. Paludicola, 11, 73–75.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax. D. R. 2017. A taxonomic reassessment of Ichthyosaurus communis and I. intermedius and a revised diagnosis for the genus. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.


Lomax, D. R. 2017. Foreword. In: Snowball, S and Chapman, C. A guide to fossil collecting in England and Wales. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester. 288 pp.


Lomax, D. R. and Sachs, S. 2017. The largest example of Ichthyosaurus: A new specimen of Ichthyosaurus somersetensis containing an embryo. Zitteliana, 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists abstract, Munich, Germany.


 2016 


Lomax, D. R. 2016. Hidden Sea Dragons: Discovering new species of ichthyosaurs in museum collections. Earth Archives, published online.


Lomax, D. R. 2016. Author Profile. Deposits, 47,5–7.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2016. Two new species of Ichthyosaurus from the lowermost Jurassic (Hettangian) of Somerset, England. Papers in Palaeontology.


Lomax, D. R. 2016. A scientifically significant ichthyosaur specimen from Somerset, UK. Trilobite Tales (WIPS), 34, 18–20.


Lomax, D. R. 2016. A new leptonectid ichthyosaur from the Lower Jurassic (Hettangian) of Nottinghamshire, England, UK, and the taxonomic usefulness of the ichthyosaurian coracoid. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.


Larkin, R, N., Lomax, D. R., Meehitiya, L. and Dey, S. 2016. The discovery in a museum collection of the largest known skeleton of Ichthyosaurus in the world and its re-display, including 3D-printing missing bones. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 64, p. 12.


Larkin, R, N., Lomax, D. R. and Smithson, K. 2016. The discovery of a rare neonate Ichthyosaurus communis skeleton at the Lapworth Museum of Geology and the research to determine its lost provenance. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 64, p. 40.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2016. Composite skeletons of Ichthyosaurus in historic collections. Paludicola, 10, 207–250.


Massare, J. M., Lomax, D. R. and Mistry, R. T. 2016. The return of Protoichthyosaurus: a valid sister taxon of Ichthyosaurus (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, SVP program and abstracts, Vol 76, p. 185.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2016. A new specimen of Ichthyosaurus conybeari (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) from Watchet, Somerset, England, and a re-examination of the species. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1163264.


Lomax, D. R. 2016. Hidden in Plain Sight: A Worldwide Search That Led Back Home. Fossil News, The Journal of Avocational Paleontology, 17.1, 41–45.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2016. A tale of two species: Ichthyosaurus communis and I. intermedius. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 64, p. 24.


 2015 


Massare, J. A., Lomax, D. R., and Klein, A. 2015. A large forefin of Ichthyosaurus from the U.K., and estimates of the size range of the genus. Paludicola, 10, 119–135.


Lomax, D. R. 2015. The first plesiosaurian (Sauropterygia, Pliosauridae) remains described from the Jurassic of Poland. Palaeontologia Electronica 18.2.29A: 1-8 palaeo-electronica.org/content/2015/1230-jurassic-pliosaurid-poland.


Larkin, N. R. and Lomax, D. R. 2015. An unexpected journey: The fall and rise of Ichthyosaurus anningae, from fossil to plaster cast to holotype. The Geological Curator, 10, 107–119.


Lomax, D. R. and Gibson, B. J. A. 2015. The first definitive occurrence of Ichthyosaurus and Temnodontosaurus (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) in Nottinghamshire, England and a review of ichthyosaur specimens from the county. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association.


Lomax, D. R. and J. A. Massare. 2015. A new species of Ichthyosaurus from the Lower Jurassic of west Dorset, England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.


Lomax, D. R. 2015. New ichthyosaur named after Mary Anning. The Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 88, 29.


Lomax, D. R. 2015. Mary Anning’s ‘Fish-Lizard’: a new species of ichthyosaur. Deposits, 42, 10–14.


Lomax, D. R. 2015. Guest Editorial. Deposits, 42, 1.


Lomax, D. R. 2015. A hidden ichthyosaur reveals its secrets: a 7 years' pursuit. The Naturalist, 1088, 13–14.


Lomax, D. R. 2015. Ichthyosaur Update: A New Species! Trilobite Tales (WIPS), 33, 13–16.


Lomax, D. R. 2015. Doncaster's dinosaur man (Dean's Dinosaur Adventure). Dalesman Magazine, 76, 24-28.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2015. New species of Ichthyosaurus (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) from Somerset, UK. Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, TX. Program and Abstracts, p. 166.


 2014 


Green, J. P. and Lomax, D. R. 2014. An ichthyosaur (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) specimen from the Lower Cretaceous (Berriasian) Spilsby Sandstone Formation of Nettleton, Lincolnshire, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 125, 432–436.


Lomax, D. R., Robinson, P., Cleal, C. J., Bowden, A. and Larkin, N. R. 2014. Exceptional preservation of Upper Carboniferous (lower Westphalian) fossils from Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK. Geological Journal. Published online in Wiley Online Library DOI: 10.1002/gj.2602.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2014. Recognising composite specimens of Jurassic ichthyosaurs in historical collections. The Geological Curator, 10: 9–15.


Bowden, A., Lomax, D. R., Robinson, P. and Larkin, N. R. 2014. The History of Palaeontology at Doncaster Museum. The Geological Curator, 10: 27–45.


Lomax, D. R. 2014. Henry Culpin (1861-1912): a Yorkshire geologist and palaeontologist, and his collection in the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. First published September 3, 2014; doi 10.1144/pygs2014-340


Lomax, D. R. 2014. Discovering the palaeontology of the Whitby coast. The Naturalist, 139, 102–103.


Lomax, D. R. 2014. British dinosaurs? You’ve got to be kidding, right? Trilobite Times, 6, 20–22.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2014. Ichthyosaurus in Somerset: One variable species or more? The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 62, p. 30.


Lomax, D. R. 2014. The world's longest death track. Deposits, 39, 26-28.


Lomax, D. R. 2014. Book Review: Trilobites of the World. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester. pp. 416. Deposits, 39, 7.


Lomax, D. R. and Tamura, N. 2014. Dinosaurs of the British Isles. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester. pp. 416.


Larkin, N. and Lomax, D. R. 2014. A humerus tale: physically investigating and recording the forelimb of a new species of Ichthyosaurus from Pliensbachian deposits at Charmouth, England. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 62, p. 56.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2014. An Ichthyosaurus breviceps collected by Mary Anning: New information on the species. Geological Magazine, 151: 21-28. (First published online April, 2013).


 2013 


Lomax, D. R. and Wahl, W. R. 2013. A new specimen of the elasmosaurid plesiosaur Zarafasaura oceanis from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Morocco. Paludicola, 9: 97–109.


Lomax, D. R. 2013. Shedding light on an isolated skull: a newly described elasmosaur skeleton from the Late Cretaceous of Morocco. Deposits, 34, 48–49.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2013. Variation in the forefin morphology of the lower Jurassic ichthyosaur genus Ichthyosaurus. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 61, p. 29.


Lomax, D. R. and Sherburn, J. 2013. Rediscovering Doncaster’s Geology and Palaeontology: hidden treasures of the borough. Deposits, 34, 7–12.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2013. A specimen of Ichthyosaurus with a Stenopterygius-like pelvis, from Watchet, Somerset, England. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 61, p. 52.


Lomax, D. R. 2013. Ammonite aptychi from the Whitby coast – A tale of misinterpretation and undervalue. Trilobite Times (UKAFH), 2: 7–8.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2013. A new species of Ichthyosaurus from the Lower Jurassic of west Dorset, England. Annual Meeting, Progressive Palaeontology, Palaeontology Association, Leeds. Program and Abstracts, p. 13.


 2012 


Lomax, D. R. and Hyde, B. G. 2012 Ammonite aptychi from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) near Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 59: 99–107.


Lomax, D. R. and Racay, C. A. 2012. A long mortichnial trackway of Mesolimulus walchi from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Lithographic Limestone near Wintershof, Germany. Ichnos, 19: 189–197.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2012. The first Leptonectes (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) with associated embryos, from Somerset, England. Paludicola, 8: 263–276.


Lomax, D. R. and Musmarra, N. 2012. I Più Grande Pliosauride del Nord America. Federazione Europea Società Paleontologiche e Mineralogiche. pp. 4–8.


Lomax, D. R. 2012. A Palaeocene Lagerstätte in France. Deposits, 30: 16–17.


Lomax, D. R. 2012. A ‘hidden’ collection of Silurian aged sea scorpions in an old museum collection. Rock N Gem Magazine, 55: 8–9.


Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2012. An Ichthyosaurus breviceps specimen collected by Mary Anning: New information on the species. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 60, p. 16.


Musmarra, N. and Lomax, D. R. 2012. Germany – Fossil of the Year 2009 – Juravenator starki: Dressed for Hunting. Paleo Nature. Multilingual Natural History Magazine, published online.


Lomax, D. R. 2012. Project Update: An unknown collection of scientifically important fossils, held in the palaeontology collection of Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery (scientific paper publication). Trilobite Tales, 29: 11–12.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2012. A new species of Ichthyosaurus from the Lower Jurassic (Pliensbachian) of west Dorset, England. Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Raleigh, NC. Program and Abstracts, p. 129.


Lomax, D. R. and Racay. C. A. 2012. A long mortichnial trackway of Mesolimulus walchi from the Tithonian Stage of the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen lithographic limestone near Wintershof, Germany. Canadian Paleontology Conference.


 2011 


Lomax, D. R. 2011. Fossils of the Whitby coast: A Photographic Guide. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester. 132 pp.


Lomax, D. R., Lamsdell, J. C. and Ciurca, S. J. Jr. 2011. A collection of eurypterids from the Silurian of Lesmahagow collected pre 1900. Geological Curator, 9: 331–342.


Lomax, D. R. and Hyde, B. G. 2011. Fossils of the Whitby Coast. Rock N Gem Magazine. pp. 14–16.


Lomax, D. R. 2011. The Largest Pliosaurid from North America. Paleo Nature. Multilingual Natural History Magazine, published online.


Lomax, D. R. 2011. Fossils and Fossil Hunting in and around Whitby, England. Fossil News Journal of Avocational Paleontology, 17: 3–5.


Lomax, D. R. 2011. Guest Editorial. Deposits, 28. pp. 1.


Lomax, D. R. and Massare. J. A. 2011. A new species of Ichthyosaurus from the Pliensbachian of the Charmouth Area. The Annual Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vol 59, p. 27.


Wahl, W. R., Ross M. and Lomax, D. R. 2011. A new species of the heteromorph ammonite Eubostrychoceras from the upper Cretaceous Frontier Formation, Natrona County, Wyoming. The Geological Society of America. Vol. 43, No. 4, p. 13. Session No. 7.


Lomax, D. R. 2011. Project Update: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery – Basal research of the palaeontology collections. Doncaster, U.K. Trilobite Tales, 28: 14–16.


Lomax, D. R. 2011. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Deposits, 25: 10–14.


 2010 


Lomax, D. R. and Racay. C. A. 2010. A long mortichnial trackway of Mesolimulus walchi from the Tithonian Stage of the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen lithographic limestone near Wintershof, Germany. The Geological Society of America. Vol. 42, No. 3. Session No 8.


Lomax, D. R. 2010. An Ichthyosaurus (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) with gastric contents from Charmouth, England: First report of the genus from the Pliensbachian. Paludicola, 8: 22–36.


Marshall, A. and Lomax, D. R. 2010. Exploring Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast. Yorkshire Naturalists Union, Bulletin, 51: 6–7.


Lomax, D. R. and Trevelyan, J. 2010. Whitby Museum. Deposits, 23: 7.


Lomax, D. R. 2010. Fabulous Fossils exhibition at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Deposits, 21: 23–25.