Our research on dinosaurs focuses mainly on those forms that are endemic to Australia. At present we are mainly interested in Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, in particular those from the Winton Formation of western Queensland. Central to this research is the ongoing study of sauropod material, included that belonging to Elliot, Australia's largest dinosaur. This work is being conducted in collaboration with Dr Ralph Molnar (Museum of Northern Arizona) and Dr Matt Lamanna (Carnegie Museum of Natural History).
Other dinosaur material from the Winton Formation that we are working on includes theropod teeth and fragmentary ornithischian remains. We are also interested in Minmi, an Australian ankylosaur, and the bearing it has on the origin and diversification of armoured dinosaurs.
Leahey, L.G., Salisbury, S.W. 2013. First evidence of ankylosaurian dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Thyreophora) from the 'mid'-Cretaceous (late Albian–Cenomanian) Winton Formation of Queensland, Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 37, 249–257. pdf
Romilio, A., Tucker, R.T. and Salisbury, S.W. 2013. Re-evaluation of the Lark Quarry dinosaur tracksite (late Albian–Cenomanian Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia): no longer a stampede? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(1), 102–120. pdf + SI
Nair, J.P. and Salisbury, S.W. 2012. New anatomical information on Rhoetosaurus brownei Longman, 1926, a gravisaurian sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Queensland, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(2), 369–394. pdf + SI, MorphoBank
Romilio, A. & Salisbury, S.W. 2011. A reassessment of large theropod tracks from the mid-Cretaceous (late Albian–Cenomanian) Winton Formation of Lark Quarry, central-western Queensland, Australia: a case for mistaken identity. Cretaceous Research, 32, 135-142. doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2010.11.003 pdf
Herne, M. C., Nair, J. P. and Salisbury, S. W. 2010. Comment on "A Southern Tyrant Reptile". Science, 329, 1013-c, doi:10.1126/science.1190100. pdf
Angolin, F. L., Ezcurra, M. D., Pais, D. F. and Salisbury, S. W. 2010. A reappraisal of the Cretaceous non-avian dinosaur faunas from Australia and New Zealand: evidence for their Gondwanan affinities. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 8, 257-300. pdf
Wolff, E. D. S., Salisbury, S. W., Horner, J. R. and Varricchio, D. J. 2009. Common avian infection plagued the tyrant dinosaurs. PLoS ONE, 4(9), e7288. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0007288
Smith, N. D., P. J. Makovicky, F. L. Angolin, M. D. Ezcurra, D. F. Pais, and S. W. Salisbury. 2008. A Megaraptor-like theropod (Dinosauria: Tetanurae) in Australia: support for faunal exchange across eastern and western Gondwana in the mid-Cretaceous. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0504:1-9. pdf, ESM
Leahey, L. Salisbury, S.W. and Molnar, R.E. 2007. Cranial osteology of Minmi sp., a basal ankylosaurid thyreophoran (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Early Cretaceous (Albian) Allaru Formation of Richmond, north-western Queensland, Australia. In Warren, A. (ed), 2007 Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, 2007, Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts 85, p. 57.
Nair, J.P. and Salisbury, S.W. 2007. Osteology and biomechanics of the crus and pes in Rhoetosaurus brownei Longman (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic Injune Creek Group of Roma, south-western Queensland. 2007. In Warren, A. (ed), 2007 Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, 2007, Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts 85, p. 58.
Salisbury, S. W., Molnar, R. E. & Lamanna, M. C. 2006. A new titanosauriform sauropod from the mid-Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) Winton Formation of central-western Queensland, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26 (Supplement to Number 4), 118A.
Stilwell, J. D., Consoli, C. P., Sutherland, R., Salisbury, S. W., Rich, T. H., Vickers Rich, P. A., Currie, P. J., Wilson, G. J. & 2006. Dinosaur sanctuary on the Chatham Islands, Southwest Pacific: first record of theropods from the K-T boundary Takatika Grit. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 230, 243-250.
Molnar, R.E. & Salisbury, S.W. 2005. Observations on Cretaceous sauropods from Australia. 454-465 In Carpenter, K. & Tidwell, V. (eds). Thunder-Lizards: the sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Indiana University Press, Bloomingon, Indiana.
Salsbury, S. W. 2005. A new vertebrate assemblage from the mid-Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) Winton Formation, central-western Queensland. 10th Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics. Naracoorte Caves World Heritage Area, South Australia, 29 March ? 2 April 2005. Abstracts.
Salisbury, S. W. 2003a. Clash of the titans: the world's largest dinosaurs. Nature Australia, 27 (7), 44-51.
Salisbury, S. W. 2003b. Theropod teeth from the Lower Cretaceous Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia. Conference on Australian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology, and Systematics, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, July 7-11 2003. Abstracts.
Salisbury, S. W. 2003c. The fuzzy frontier: feathered dinosaurs and the origin of birds. Nature Australia, 27 (10), 34-43.
Salisbury, S. W. 2002. A giant awakes. Australian Geographic, 65, 100-105.