Sam William Heads, Ph.D.

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Research Output

2019

The first Orthoptera (Insecta) from the Triassic of China

Xu, C., Fang, Y., Heads, S., Zhang, Q., Jarzembowski, E. A. & Wang, B., 2019, In : Alcheringa.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The last batrachideine of Europe: A new genus and species of pygmy grasshopper (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) from Eocene Baltic amber

Thomas, M. J., Skejo, J. & Heads, S. W., 2019, In : Zootaxa. 4686, 3, p. 435-445 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2018

A fossil caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Eocene of Colorado

Robinson, J. L., Thomas, M. J. & Heads, S. W., Apr 4 2018, In : Zootaxa. 4403, 2, p. 389-394 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A new genus and species of elcanidae (Insecta: Orthoptera) from cretaceous burmese amber

Heads, S. W., Jared Thomas, M. & Wang, Y., Dec 7 2018, In : Zootaxa. 4527, 4, p. 575-580 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comments on the neglected nymphs of mud crickets in the genus Mirhipipteryx (Caelifera: Tridactyloidea: Ripipterygidae)

Baena-Bejarano, N., Heads, S. W. & Taylor, S. J., Sep 27 2018, In : Zootaxa. 4486, 2, p. 180-188 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

First records of Dentridactylinae (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae) from Colombia, with description of two new species of Dentridactylus Günther

Baena-Bejarano, N. & Heads, S. W., Mar 29 2018, In : Zootaxa. 4402, 3, p. 575-584 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The earliest Elcanidae (Insecta, Orthoptera) from the Upper Triassic of North America

Fang, Y., Muscente, A. D., Heads, S. W., Wang, B. & Xiao, S., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of Paleontology. 92, 6, p. 1028-1034 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The first Archelcaninae (Orthoptera, Elcanidae) from the Cretaceous Jehol Biota of Liaoning, China

Fang, Y., Heads, S. W., Wang, H., Zhang, H. & Wang, B., Jun 2018, In : Cretaceous Research. 86, p. 129-134 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2017

Insects as Indicators of Habitat Quality, Ecological Integrity and Restoration Success in Illinois Prairies, Savannas and Woodlands

Heads, S. W., Dana, C. E., Jeffords, M. R., Post, S. L. & Spencer, J. L., Dec 2017, Illinois Natural History Survey. 28 p. (INHS Technical Reports; no. T-92-R-1)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report

Nine true bugs (Heteroptera) newly-discovered in Illinois

Swanson, D. R., Taylor, S. J. & Heads, S. W., May 24 2017, In : Zootaxa. 4269, 4, p. 571-585 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

On the name of the oldest fossil mushroom

Heads, S. W., Miller, A. N. & Crane, J. L., Dec 1 2017, In : Mycological Progress. 16, 11-12, p. 1071-1072 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Taxonomic study of the Cretaceous lacewing family Babinskaiidae (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontoidea: Nymphidoidae), with description of new taxa

Makarkin, V. N., Heads, S. W. & Wedmann, S., Oct 2017, In : Cretaceous Research. 78, p. 149-160 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The oldest fossil mushroom

Heads, S. W., Miller, A. N., Crane, J. L., Thomas, M. J., Ruffatto, D. M., Methven, A. S., Raudabaugh, D. B. & Wang, Y., Jun 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 6, e0178327.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016

An investigation of unusual shale intervals within a echinoderm-stromatoporoid carbonate buildup from the Kimmswick Formation, Jefferson County, Missouri

Daum, J. M., Wittmer, J. M., Heads, S., Butler, S. K. & Guensburg, T. E., 2016, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America. 5 ed. Champaign, IL, Vol. 48.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fossil Megaloptera (Insecta: Neuropterida) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil

Jepson, J. E. & Heads, S. W., Apr 5 2016, In : Zootaxa. 4098, 1, p. 134-144 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Paleoecology of a Middle Ordovician reef of the Kimmswick Formation, Jefferson County, Missouri

Gabel, V., Wittmer, J. M., Heads, S. & Guensburg, T. E., 2016, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America. Vol. 48:5.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The type specimen and generic placement of Tridactylus galla Saussure, 1895 (Orthoptera: Caelifera: Tridactylidae)

Heads, S. W. & Hollier, J., Nov 15 2016, In : Zootaxa. 4193, 1, p. 195-196 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2015

300 million years of diversification: Elucidating the patterns of orthopteran evolution based on comprehensive taxon and gene sampling

Song, H., Amédégnato, C., Cigliano, M. M., Desutter-Grandcolas, L., Heads, S. W., Huang, Y., Otte, D. & Whiting, M. F., Dec 1 2015, In : Cladistics. 31, 6, p. 621-651 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High fidelity preservation of fossil insects from the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Brazil

Barling, N., Martill, D. M., Heads, S. W. & Gallien, F., Jan 1 2015, In : Cretaceous Research. 52, PB, p. 605-622 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mud crickets (Orthoptera: Ripipterygidae): phylogenetic relationships of genera and Ripipteryx species groups based on morphology

Baena-Bejarano, N., Sarmiento, C. & Heads, S. W., 2015, Entomology 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Three new species of the genus ripipteryx from Colombia (Orthoptera, ripipterygidae)

Baena-Bejarano, N. & Heads, S. W., 2015, In : ZooKeys. 2015, 502, p. 129-143 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

A new remarkably-preserved fossil assassin bug (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from the Green River formation of Colorado

Swanson, D., Heads, S. W., Taylor, S. J. & McPherson, J. E., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

A remarkable new pygmy grasshopper (Orthoptera, Tetrigidae) in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic

Heads, S. W., Thomas, M. J. & Yinan Wang, Y., Jul 30 2014, In : ZooKeys. 429, 30 July 2014, p. 87--100

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fossil insects from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil

Heads, S. W. & Thomas, M. J., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Letter from the editor

Heads, S. W., Dec 1 2014, In : Journal of Orthoptera Research. 23, 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Rediscovery of the Milton Sanderson Dominican amber collection

Thomas, M. J. & Heads, S. W., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

The fossil insect collaborative: an NSF-funded paleontology collections digitization project

Smith, D. M., Butts, S., Dooley, A. C., Engel, M. S., Farrell, B. D., Grimaldi, D. A., Heads, S. W., Karim, T. S. & Norris, C. A., 2014, GSA Conference 2014.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2013

A new parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil: The first Mesozoic Pteromalidae

Barling, N., Heads, S. W. & Martill, D. M., Oct 1 2013, In : Cretaceous Research. 45, p. 258-264 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

First fossil record of melanoplus differentialis (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae)

Heads, S. W. & Wang, Y., May 1 2013, In : Entomological News. 123, 1, p. 33-37 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

First record of Scapteriscus abbreviatus from Belize (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae)

Heads, S. W., Taylor, S. J. & Krejca, J. K., Sep 1 2013, In : Entomological News. 123, 3, p. 241-244 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New fossil mantidflies (Insecta: Neuroptera: Mantispidae) from the Mesozoic of north-eastern China

Jepson, J. E., Heads, S. W., Makarkin, V. N. & Ren, D., May 1 2013, In : Palaeontology. 56, 3, p. 603-613 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2012

A new fossil cricket of the genus Proanaxipha in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Pentacentrinae)

Heads, S. W., Penney, D. & Green, D. I., 2012, In : ZooKeys. 229, p. 111-118 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A new species of Ripipteryx from Belize with a key to the species of the Scrofulosa group (Orthoptera, Ripipterygidae)

Heads, S. W. & Taylor, S. J., Feb 21 2012, In : ZooKeys. 169, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New mole crickets of the genus Scapteriscus Scudder from Colombia (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae; Scapteriscinae)

Rodríguez, F. & Heads, S. W., Apr 27 2012, In : Zootaxa. 2012, 3282, p. 61-68 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The first record of protogryllinae from the jurassic of India (Orthoptera: Protogryllidae)

La Fuente, R. P. D., Heads, S. W., Hinojosa-Díaz, I. A. & Engel, M. S., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 85, 1, p. 53-58 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011
2010

A new species of Ripipteryx from the Ecuadorian Andes (Orthoptera: Tridactyloidea: Ripipterygidae)

Heads, S. W., May 18 2010, In : Zootaxa. 2476, p. 23-29 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Insect Week Blog

Heads, S. W., 2010

Research output: Other contribution

2009

A new pygmy mole cricket in cretaceous amber from Burma (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae).

Heads, S. W., 2009, In : Denisia. 26, 2 April 2009, p. 75--82

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New pygmy grasshoppers in miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae).

Heads, S. W., 2009, In : Denisia. 26, 2 April 2009, p. 69--74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2008

The enigmatic Mesozoic insect taxon Chresmodidae (Polyneoptera): New palaeobiological and phylogenetic data, with the description of a new species from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil

Delclòs, X., Nel, A., Azar, D., Bechly, G., Dunlop, J. A., Engel, M. S. & Heads, S. W., May 1 2008, In : Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen. 247, 3, p. 353-381 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle