Sam William Heads, Ph.D.

20052019
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2019

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., Jan 1 2019, In : Zootaxa. 4686, 3, p. 435-445 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tetrigidae
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grasshopper
Orthoptera
new genus
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

Green River
caddisfly
Trichoptera
Insecta
Eocene

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

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Orthoptera
Insecta
new genus
new species
new species
Cretaceous
stem
family

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

cricket
Gryllidae
nymphs
Pulicaria
mud

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

Tridactylidae
Orthoptera
Colombia
new species
body size

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

Triassic
Norian
quarry
X-ray spectroscopy
new genus

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

new genus
biota
new species
Cretaceous
family
2017

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

Rhopalidae
Aradidae
Berytidae
Heteroptera
Coreidae

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

Agaricales
mushroom
mushrooms
Names
fossils

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

new taxon
Cretaceous
amber
Aptian
new genus

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

Amber
Calcium Carbonate
Agaricales
mushrooms
fossils
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

Orthoptera
gene
sampling
divergence
taxonomy

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

amber
Aptian
goethite
replacement
limestone

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

Baena-Bejarano, N. & Heads, S. W., Jan 1 2015, In : ZooKeys. 2015, 502, p. 129-143 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Orthoptera
Colombia
antennae
antenna
new species
2014
entomologists
type specimen
type collections
Orthoptera
loans
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

wasp
parasitoid
Cretaceous
Aptian
size structure

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

Melanoplus differentialis
Acrididae
tar
asphalt
Orthoptera

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

Scapteriscus abbreviatus
Gryllotalpidae
Belize
Orthoptera

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

Mantispidae
Neuroptera
Insecta
fossils
fossil
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., Nov 5 2012, In : ZooKeys. 229, p. 111-118 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dominican Republic
amber
cricket
Gryllidae
Orthoptera

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

Belize
Orthoptera
new species
fold

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scapteriscus
Gryllotalpidae
ocelli
cricket
Orthoptera

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

Orthoptera
India
new species
2011
Orthoptera
fossils
fossil
Cretaceous
Brazil
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

Orthoptera
new species
Terminalia
volcano
volcanoes
Tridactylidae
Dominican Republic
amber
Orthoptera
Miocene
amber
cricket
Gryllidae
Orthoptera
spider
2009

Proposed conservation of the name Gastrimargus Saussure, 1884 (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Oedipodinae) threatened by an unused senior homonym

Heads, S. W. & Maehr, M. D., Oct 20 2009, In : Zootaxa. 2268, p. 65-68 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acrididae
Orthoptera
grasshopper
grasshoppers
South East Asia
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

fossil
insect
new species
Cretaceous
phylogenetics
spine (bones)
Orthoptera
Insecta
tibia
new taxa
2006
caddisfly
Cretaceous
new species
bone
Jurassic
2005

New palaeontinidae (Insecta: Cicadomorpha) from the lower cretaceous crato formation of Brazil

Menon, F., Heads, S. W. & Martill, D. M., Dec 1 2005, In : Cretaceous Research. 26, 6, p. 837-844 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jurassic
Cretaceous
Hauterivian
Valanginian
Berriasian