Carter, A.^, Dodson, P., Hsieh, T., and L. Sallan (2021) Early Amphibians Evolved Distinct Vertebrae for Habitat Invasion. PLoSONE 16: e0251983.

Stack, J.^, Hodnett, J.-P., Lucas, S., and L. Sallan. (2021) Tanyrhinichthys mcallisteri, a long-rostrumed Pennsylvanian ray-finned fish (Actinopterygii) and the simultaneous appearance of novel ecomorphologies in Late Paleozoic fishes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa044.

Summaries: NSF (Front Page), DailyMotion, Penn Today

Sallan, L. (2020) Evolution: Spinal innovation enabled by genome duplication.Current Biology 30: R1006-R1008

Sallan, L., Friedman, M., Sansom, R. S., Bird, C. M.^ and I. J. Sansom. (2018) The nearshore cradle of early vertebrate diversification. Science 362: 460-464. *Perspective by Catalina Pimiento, Top highlight in "This Week in Science", Top Story in the New York Times Science section, Featured on BBC World Service "Science in Action" and "Science Hour", CBC Radio, New Scientist and The Conversation. Summaries: New York Times, New Scientist, Gizmodo, The Conversation, ScienceNews, Cosmos Magazine, DailyMail, UPI, Deutschlandfunk (German), El Mundo (Spanish)

Stack, J.^ and L. Sallan. (2018) An examination of the Devonian fishes of Michigan. PeerJ 6:e5636

Rabosky, D., Chang, J., Title, P., Cowman, P., Sallan, L., Friedman, M., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., Near, T., Coll, M. and M. Alfaro. (2018) An inverse latitudinal diversity gradient in speciation rate for marine fishes. Nature 559: 392-395. Summaries: CBC, Science Daily, Penn News

Sallan, L., Giles, S., Sansom, R., Clarke, J.^, Johanson, Z., Sansom, I. and P. Janvier. (2017) The 'Tully Monster' is not a vertebrate: characters, convergence and taphonomy in Palaeozoic problematic animals. Palaeontology 60:149-157. *Top science story on CBS News and DailyMail, featured on Science Friday, USA Today's "This Week's Discoveries" and Live Science's "Best Science Photos of the Week." Top 10 Downloaded Paper in Palaeontology for 2017 Summaries: International Business Times, Haaretz, The Sun, DailyMail, Live Science (Top Story), BoingBoing, Science News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Scientific American, Der Spiegel (German), UPI, SF Gate (Video)

Majtanova, Z., Symonova, R., Arias-Rodriguez, L., Sallan, L., and P. Rab. (2017) "Holostei vs. Halecostomi" problem: insight from the cytogenetics of ancient nonteleost actinopterygian fish, Amia Calva. Journal of Experimental Zoology-B 328: 620-628.

Sallan, L. (2016) Fish 'tails' result from outgrowth and reduction of two separate ancestral tails. Current Biology 26: R1224-1225.* *Top science story on DailyMail, Top story on The Scientist Daily News Roundup. Summaries: DailyMail, Seeker (Discovery News, Top Story), The Scientist, ScienceDaily, iNews (UK), Deutschlandfunk (German Radio), DogoNews (For Grades 5-8)

Sallan, L. and A. K. Galimberti^ (2015) Body-size reduction in vertebrates following the end-Devonian mass extinction. Science 350: 812-815. *Perspective by Peter Wagner, Featured Story on Science Podcast (November 13, 2015), Featured in Carl Zimmer's Matters Column, New York Times (November 12, 2015), Top Story on ScienceNow (November 13, 2015), Wired UK 10 Must Read Articles for November 16, 2015, Featured on Penn Website. Summaries: New York Times, Washington Post, Discovery News, Quartz, Christian Science Monitor, DailyMail, UPI, Ars Technica, Motherboard/Vice, How Stuff Works, Penn News (Video), ScienceNow, Science Podcast, Dailymotion (Video), Deutschlandfunk (German Radio), Der Spiegel

Sallan, L. C. (2014) Major Issues in the Origins of Ray-finned Fish (Actinopterygii) Biodiversity. Biological Reviews 89: 950-971.

Sallan, L. C. and M. I. Coates (2014) The Long-rostrumed Elasmobranch Bandringa Zangerl, 1969 and Taphonomy within a Carboniferous Shark Nursery. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34, 22-33. *Top Story on Science News (January 7, 2014), highlighted in New Scientist (#2952, Jan. 15, 2014), LiveScience "most interesting science news article of the week" (Jan. 12, 2014). Summaries: Science Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune (Video), CBS News, Discovery News, New Scientist, Scientific American, UPI, DailyMail (UK), RedOrbit (Video), ScienceDaily, NSF, Billings Gazzette (For Kids)

Sallan, L. C. and M. I. Coates (2013) Styracopterid (Actinopterygii) Ontogeny and the Multiple Origins of Post-Hangenberg Deep-bodied Fishes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169: 156-199. Summaries: ScienceDaily, RedOrbit,

Sallan, L. C. (2012) Tetrapod-like Axial Regionalization in an Early Ray-finned Fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 3264-3271. Summaries: Scientific American, Examiner, ScienceDaily, ScienceLife, Discovery News

Friedman, M. and L. C. Sallan (2012) Five Hundred Million Years of Extinction and Recovery: a Phanerozoic Survey of Large-Scale Diversity Patterns in Fishes. Palaeontology. 55: 707-742. *Cited as one of the ten best papers on biodiversity ever published in Palaeontology. Benton, M. 2012 Origins of Biodiversity. Palaeontology. 56: 1-7.

Sallan, L. C. and M. Friedman (2012) Heads or Tails: Staged Diversification in Vertebrate Evolutionary Radiations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2025-2032. Summaries: Discovery News, Scientific American, ScienceDaily

Sallan, L. C., Kammer, T. W., Ausich, W. I. and L. A. Cook (2011) Persistent Predator-Prey Dynamics Revealed by Mass Extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 8335-8338. Summaries: ScienceDaily, DailyKos, Medicine on the Midway

Sallan, L. C. and M. I. Coates (2010) End-Devonian Extinction and a Bottleneck in the Early Evolution of Modern Jawed Vertebrates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 10131-10135. *One of New Scientists' "Fifty Ideas to Change Science Forever" (October 9, 2010). Summaries: Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, The Telegraph (UK), The Independent (UK), DailyMail (UK), ScienceDaily, NSF