Publications

Books: 

Sankey, J.T. and J. Biewer. In Preparation. Giant Tortoises and Spike-Toothed Salmon: The Extinct Wildlife of Central California.

Sankey, J.T. and S. Baszio, Editors. 2008. Vertebrate Microfossil Assemblages: Their Role in Paleoecology and Paleobiogeography. Indiana University Press (Bloomington)Download table of contents (pdf).

Journal Articles: 

Sankey, J.T.; J. *Biewer, *J. Basuga; *F. Palacios; H. Wagner; D. Garber. 2016. The giant, spike-toothed salmon, Oncorhynchus rastrosus and the “Proto-Tuolumne River” (early Pliocene) of Central California. PaleoBios 33:1-16. University of California Museum of Paleontology.

Biewer, J., Sankey, J.T., Hutchison, H., Garber, D. 2016. A fossil giant tortoise from Northern California. PaleoBios 33:1-13. University of California Museum of Paleontology.

Gardner, J.D., Roček, Z., Přikryl, T., Eaton, J., Blob, R., and Sankey, J. 2010. Comparative morphology of the ilium of anurans and urodeles (Lissamphibia) and a re-assessment of the anuran affinities of Nezpercius dodsoni Blob et al., 2001. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30(6):1684-1696.

Longrich, N., Sankey, J.T., and Tanke, D. 2010. Texacephale langstoni, a new genus of pachycephalosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the upper Campanian Aguja Formation, southern Texas, USA. Cretaceous Research. 31(2010):274-284.

Nydam, R.L., J.G. Eaton, and J.T. Sankey. 2007. New taxa of transversely-toothed lizards (Squamata: Scincomorpha) and new information on the evolutionary history of "Teiids". Journal of Paleontology 81(3):538-549.

Sankey, J.T. 2006. Turtles of the upper Aguja Formation (late Campanian), Big Bend National Park, Texas; pp. 235-243. In: Late Cretaceous Vertebrates from the Western Interior. Bulletin 35, S. Lucas and R. Sullivan (eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque).

Sankey, J.T. 2005. Late Cretaceous vertebrate paleoecology, Big Bend National Park, Texas; pp. 98-106. In: Dinosaur Park Symposium, Short Papers, Abstracts, and Program, D.R. Braman, F. Therrien, E.B. Koppelhus, and W. Taylor (eds.). Special Publication of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, September 24-25, 2005. Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.

Sankey, J.T., D.B. Brinkman, M. Guenther, and P.J. Currie. 2002. Small theropod and bird teeth from the Judith River Group (late Campanian), Alberta. Journal of Paleontology 76(4):751-763.

Sankey, J.T. and W.A. Gose. 2001. Late Cretaceous mammals and magnetostratigraphy, Big Bend, Texas. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University No. 77:1-16.

Sankey, J.T. 2001. Late Campanian southern dinosaurs, Aguja Formation, Big Bend, Texas. Journal of Paleontology 75(1):208-215.

Sankey, J.T., T.R. Van Devender, and W.H. Clark. 2001. Late Holocene plants, Cataviña, Baja California, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 46(1):1-7.

Clark, W.H. and J.T. Sankey. 1999. Late Holocene Sonoran Desert arthropod remains from a packrat midden, Cataviña, Baja California Norté, México. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 75(4):183-199.

Schiebout, J.A., S. Ting, and J.T. Sankey. 1997. Microvertebrate concentrations in pedogenic nodule conglomerates: recognizing the rocks and recovering and interpreting the fossils. Palaeontologia Electronica. 1(2):54 pp. http://palaeo-electronica.org/1998_2/toc.htm

Sankey, J.T. 1996. Vertebrate paleontology and magnetostratigraphy of the Upper Glenns Ferry (latest Pliocene) and Lower Bruneau (Pliocene-Pleistocene) Formations, near Murphy, southwestern Idaho. Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science, 32(1/2):71-88.

Book Chapters:

Sankey, J.T. 2010. Faunal composition and significance of high diversity, mixed bonebeds containing Agujaceratops mariscalensis and other dinosaurs, Aguja Formation (upper Cretaceous), Big Bend, Texas; pp. 520–537. In: New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium, M. Ryan, B. Chinnery-Allgeier, and D. Eberth (eds). Indiana University Press (Bloomington).

Sankey, J.T. 2008. Vertebrate paleoecology from microsites, upper Aguja Formation (Late Cretaceous), Big Bend National Park, Texas (26 pp, 4 figs, 1 table). In: The Unique Role of Vertebrate Microfossil Assemblages in Paleoecology and Paleobiology, J.T. Sankey and S. Baszio (eds.). Indiana University Press (Bloomington).

Sankey, J.T. 2008. Diversity of latest Cretaceous (late Maastrichtian) small theropods and birds: teeth from the Lance and Hell Creek formations (19 pp, 4 figs, 5 tables). In: The Unique Role of Vertebrate Microfossil Assemblages in Paleoecology and Paleobiology, J.T. Sankey and S. Baszio (eds.). Indiana University Press (Bloomington).

Welsh, E. and J.T. Sankey. 2008. First dinosaur eggshells from Texas: Aguja Formation (late Campanian), Big Bend National Park. In: The Unique Role of Vertebrate Microfossil Assemblages in Paleoecology and Paleobiology, J.T. Sankey and S. Baszio (eds.). Indiana University Press (Bloomington).

Sankey, J.T., D.B. Brinkman, R.C. Fox, and D.A. Eberth. 2005. Patterns of distribution of mammals in the Dinosaur Park Formation and their paleobiological significance; pp. 436-449. In: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, P.J. Currie and E. Koppelhus (eds). Indiana University Press.

Sankey, J.T., B.R. Standhardt, and J.A. Schiebout. 2005. Theropod teeth from the upper Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian), Big Bend National Park, Texas; pp. 127-152 In: Carnivorous Dinosaurs,Ken Carpenter (ed), Indiana University Press (Bloomington).

Sankey, J.T. 2002. Vertebrate paleontology and magnetostratigraphy of the Glenns Ferry and Bruneau Formations (Plio-Pleistocene), near Murphy, southwestern Idaho; pp. 1-49 In: W.A. Akersten, H.G. McDonald, D.J. Meldrum, and M.E.T. Flint (eds), And Whereas... Papers on the Vertebrate Paleontology of Idaho Honoring John A. White, Volume 2. Idaho Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 37.

Mead, J.I., J.T. Sankey, and H.G. McDonald. 1998. Pliocene (Blancan) herpetofaunas from the Glenns Ferry Formation, southern Idaho; pp. 94-109 In: W.A. Akersten, H.G. McDonald, D.J. Meldrum, and M.E.T. Flint (eds), And Whereas... Papers on the Vertebrate Paleontology of Idaho Honoring John A. White, Volume 1. Idaho Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 36.

Recent Abstracts (* indicates student):

Sankey, J.T., Biewer, J., Basuga, J., Palacios, F. 2016. Did the giant, tusk-toothed salmon (Oncorhynchus rastrosus) morph before migration upriver like modern salmon do today? Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 76th Annual Meeting, Oct. 26-29, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts: 217-218.

Biewer, J.; Sankey, J.; Garber, D.; Wagner, H.; Wilson, W.; Castle, L.; Beaman, M. 2016. Lost and found: the Turlock Lake paleofauna and flora. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 76th Annual Meeting, Oct. 26-29, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts:98.

Sankey, J.T.; *Basuga, J.; *Palacios, F., *Biewer, J. 2016. Survival of the Tuskiest: Giant, Tusk-Toothed Salmon from California (Miocene/Pliocene): Coastal Marine vs Freshwater. Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontology, Annual Meeting, Anza Borrego State Park, CA. PaleoBios, University of California Press; p. 13.

*Wilson, W.; Sankey, J.T.; *George, M.; *Biewer, J.; Garber, D. 2016. Depositional Environments of the Turlock Lake Paleoflora, upper Mehrten Formation (Mio-Pliocene), Northern San Joaquin Valley, California. Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Anza Borrego State Park, CA. PaleoBios, University of California Press; p. 31.

Sankey, J.T., *Biewer, J., *Wilson, Whitney; *Basuga, Janis; *George, Michael; *Palacios, Francisco; Wagner, Hugh; Hutchison, H.; Garber, Dennis. (2015). Kayaking for Paleo – Relocating and documenting the Turlock Lake fossil sites, upper Mehrten Formation (early Pliocene; Hemphillian LMA), Stanislaus County, California. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 75th Annual Meeting, Oct. 14-17, 2015, Dallas, Texas, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2015:208

*Biewer, J.; Sankey, J.T.; Hutchison, H.; Wagner, Hugh; Garber, D. (2015). First Identification and Description of the Great Plains Giant Tortoise Hesperotestudo cf. H. orthopygia from the early Pliocene (Hemphillian) Mehrten Formation of Stanislaus County, California. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 75th Annual Meeting, Oct. 14-17, 2015, Dallas, Texas, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 2015:91

Sankey, J.T., *Biewer, J., Wagner, H., Hutchison, H., Garber, D. 2015. Giant Salmon, Tortoises, and other Wildlife from the Mio-Pliocene Mehrten Formation, Stanislaus County, California. Western Association Vertebrate Paleontology: Program with Abstracts, February 14, 2015, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. PaleoBios 32(1):13, University of California Press.

Sankey, J.T., *Biewer, J., *George, M., *Maldonado, N., *Campos, M., *Martinez, V., *Garner, J., *Ocon, J., *Snyder, M., *Wilson, Whitney, *Monschein, A. 2015. Miocene – Pleistocene geology and paleobiology of Stanislaus County, California. Western Association Vertebrate Paleontology: Program with Abstracts, February 14, 2015, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. PaleoBios 32(1):14, University of California Press.

Balisi, M., Wang, X., Sankey, J.  2015.  Fossil Canids from the Mehrten Formation, Late Cenozoic of Northern California. Western Association Vertebrate Paleontology: Program with Abstracts, February 14, 2015, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. PaleoBios 32(1):4, University of California Press.

*Biewer, J., Sankey, J.T., Wagner, H., Hutchison, H., Garber, D. 2015. First description of the large tortoise from the Mio-Pliocene Mehrten Formation of Stanislaus County, California. Western Association Vertebrate Paleontology: Program with Abstracts, February 14, 2015, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. PaleoBios 32(1):4, University of California Press.