Jones, K. E., R. J. Brocklehurst, and S. E. Pierce. 2021. "AutoBend: An automated approach for estimating intervertebral joint function from bone-only digital models." Integrative Organismal Biology. 3(1): obab026.

Oliver, J., Jones, K., Pierce, S., & Hautier, L. 2021. Size and shape regional differentiation during the development of the spine in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus). bioRxiv.

Jones, K. E., Dickson, B. V., Angielczyk, K. D., and Pierce, S. E. 2021. Adaptive landscapes challenge “lateral-to-sagittal” paradigm for mammalian vertebral evolution. Current Biology. 31(9): 1883-1892.

Jones, K. E., Gonzalez, S, Angielczyk, K. D., and Pierce, S. E. 2020. Regionalization of the axial skeleton predates functional adaptation in the forerunners of mammals. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 4(3), 470-478.

Rose, K. D., Holbrook, L. T., Kumar, K., Rana, R. S., Ahrens, H. E., Dunn, R. H., Folie, A., Jones, K. E., and Smith, T. 2019. Anatomy, relationships, and paleobiology of Cambaytherium (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Anthracobunia) from the early Eocene of western India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 39 (Sup1), 1-147.

Jones, K. E., Angielczyk, K. D., and Pierce, S. E. 2019. Stepwise shifts underlie evolutionary trends in morphological complexity of the mammalian vertebral column. Nature Communications. 10.

Jones, K. E., Benitez, L., Angielczyk, K. D., and Pierce, S. E. 2018. Adaptation and constraint in the evolution of the mammalian backbone. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 18(1), 172.

Jones, K. E., Angielczyk, K. D., Polly, P. D., Head, J. J., Fernandez, V., Lungmus, J., Tulga, S. and Pierce, S. E. 2018. Fossils reveal the complex evolutionary history of the mammalian regionalized spine. Science. 1249-1252.

Jones, K. E. and Holbrook, L. 2016. The evolution of lateral accessory articulations in the lumbar region of perissodactyls. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Early view: e1224892.

Oliver, J. D., Jones, K. E., Hautier, L., Loughry, W. J., and Pierce, S. E. 2016. Vertebral bending mechanics and xenarthrous morphology in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus). Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 2991-3002.


Jones, K. E. 2016. New insights on equid locomotor evolution from the lumbar region of fossil horses. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283(1829).


Jones, K. E. and Pierce, S. E. 2015. Axial allometry in a neutrally buoyant environment: effects of the terrestrial-aquatic transition on vertebral scaling. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 29(3):594-601.


Jones, K. E. 2015. Evolutionary allometry of lumbar shape in Felidae and Bovidae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 116(3):721-740.


Jones, K. E. 2015. Preliminary data on the effect of osseous anatomy on ex vivo joint mobility in the equine thoracolumbar region. Equine Veterinary Journal. Early view.


Jones, K. E. 2015. Evolutionary allometry of the thoracolumbar centra in felids and bovids. Journal of Morphology.  267(7):818-831.


Jones, K. E., Goswami, A. and Smaers, J. 2015. Impact of the terrestrial-aquatic transition on disparity and rates of evolution in the carnivoran skull. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 15(1):8.


Rose, K. D., Holbrook, L., Rana, R., Kumar, K., Jones, K., Ahrens, H., Missiaen, P., Sahni, A., and Smith, T. 2014. Early Eocene fossils suggest the mammalian order Perissodactyla originated in India. Nature Communications. 5: 5570.


Jones, K. E. and German, R. Z. 2014.  Ontogenetic allometry of the thoracolumbar spine during post-natal growth. Evolution and Development. 16 (2): 110-120.


Jones, K. E., Rose, K. D. and Perry, J. M. G. 2014. Body size and premolar evolution in the Early-Middle Eocene euprimates of Wyoming. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 153 (1): 15-28.


Jones, K. E., Ruff, C. B. and Goswami. A. 2013. Biomechanics of the pinniped jaw: Mandibular evolution without mastication. Anatomical Record. 296(7):1049-1062.


Jones, K. E. and Goswami, A. 2010. Quantitative analysis of the influences of phylogeny and ecology on phocid and otariid pinniped (Mammalia; Carnivora) cranial morphology. Journal of Zoology. 280(3):297-308.


Jones, K. E. and Goswami, A. 2010. Morphometric analysis of cranial morphology in pinnipeds (Mammalia, Carnivora): convergence, ecology, ontogeny, and dimorphism. In: Goswami A. and Friscia A., editors. Carnivoran Evolution: New Views on Phylogeny, Form and Function. Cambridge University Press. p342-373.