Palaeontology, mostly fossil marine reptiles
1984 (M.J. Benton & M.A. Taylor.) Marine reptiles from the Upper Lias (Lower Toarcian, Lower Jurassic) of the Yorkshire coast. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 44, 399-429.
1987. How tetrapods feed in water: a functional analysis by paradigm. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 91, 171- 195.
1991 (A.R.I. Cruickshank, P.G. Small & M.A. Taylor.) Olfaction in plesiosaurs, an alternative function for dorsally placed nostrils. Nature, 352, 62-64.
1992. Functional anatomy of the head of the large aquatic predator Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus (Plesiosauria, Reptilia) from the Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) of Yorkshire, England. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B335, 247-280.
1992. Taxonomy and taphonomy of Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus (Plesiosauria, Reptilia) from the Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) of Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 49(1), 49-55.
1993 (M.A. Taylor, D.B. Norman & A.R.I. Cruickshank). Remains of an ornithischian dinosaur in a pliosaur from the Kimmeridgian of England. Palaeontology, 36, 357-360.
1993. Stomach stones for ballast or digestion? The function of gastroliths in aquatic tetrapods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B341, 163-175.
1993 (M.A. Taylor & A.R.I. Cruickshank). A plesiosaur from the Linksfield Erratic (Rhaetian, Upper Triassic) near Elgin, Morayshire. Scottish Journal of Geology, 29, 191-196.
1993 (M.A. Taylor & A.R.I. Cruickshank). Cranial and functional anatomy of Pliosaurus brachyspondylus (Reptilia: Plesiosauria) from the Upper Jurassic of Westbury, Wiltshire. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B341, 399-418.
1994 (D.M. Martill, M.A. Taylor, K.L. Duff, J.B. Riding & P.R. Bown). The trophic structure of the biota of the Peterborough Member, Oxford Clay Formation (Jurassic), UK. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 151, 173-194.
1994. Stone, bone or blubber? Buoyancy control strategies in aquatic tetrapods. Pp. 151-161 (refs. pp. 205-229) in L. Maddock, Q. Bone, & J.M.V. Rayner (eds.), Mechanics and physiology of animal swimming. Cambridge University Press.
1994 (M. A. Taylor, D.B. Hill & A.R.I. Cruickshank.) The first Westbury Pliosaur, Pliosaurus brachyspondylus, from the Kimmeridge Clay of Westbury, Wiltshire. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 88, 141-146.
1995. Scotland's first dinosaur - the real one! Earth Heritage, 4, 26-27.
1995 (M.J. Benton, D.M. Martill & M.A. Taylor.) The first Lower Jurassic dinosaur from Scotland: limb bone of a ceratosaur theropod from Skye. Scottish Journal of Geology, 31, 177-182.
1995 (D.M. Martill, A.R.I. Cruickshank, M.A. Taylor & J.A. Hogler). Speculations on the role of marine reptile deadfalls in Mesozoic deep-sea paleoecology: comment and reply. Palaios, 10, 96-97.
1996 (G.W. Storrs and M.A. Taylor). Cranial anatomy of a new plesiosaur genus from the lowermost Lias (Rhaetian/Hettangian) of Street, Somerset, England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 16, 403-420.
2000. Functional significance of bone ballast in the evolution of buoyancy control strategies by aquatic tetrapods. Historical Biology 14, 15-31.
2002. Origins. Pp. 833-837 in W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig and J.G.M. Thewissen (eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego and London.
2007 (J. G. M. Thewissen and M. A. Taylor). Aquatic adaptations in the limbs of amniotes. Pp. 310-322 (references separate) in B. K. Hall (ed.) Fins into limbs: evolution, development, and transformation. University of Chicago Press.
History of palaeontology and fossil collecting
1987 (M.A. Taylor & H.S. Torrens.) Saleswoman to a new science: Mary Anning and the fossil fish Squaloraja from the Lias of Lyme Regis. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 108, 136-148.
1989. Thomas Hawkins FGS (22 July 1810-15 October 1889). The Geological Curator, 5, 112-114.
1989. The Lyme Regis Borehole of 1901: a lesson for everyone. Geology Today, 5, 209-211.
1994. The plesiosaur's birthplace: the Bristol Institution and its contribution to vertebrate palaeontology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 112, 179-196.
1997. Before the dinosaur: the historical significance of the fossil marine reptiles. Pp. xix-xlvi in J.M. Callaway and E.L. Nicholls (eds.) Ancient marine reptiles. Academic Press.
2001. Introduction. Pp. ix-xiv in Hugh Miller (2001 ), The Testimony of the Rocks. St Matthew Publishing, Cambridge.
2002. Fellow Scots: John Muir and Hugh Miller. John Muir Trust Journal & News 32, 12-16;
2002. (McKenzie Johnston, M. A. and Taylor, M. A.) Lydia Miller and the posthumous reputation. Pp. 103-111 in Borley, L. (ed.) Hugh Miller in context. Geologist and naturalist… … Cromarty Arts Trust, Cromarty, etc.
2002. Man of Vestiges – Robert Chambers 200 years on. Edinburgh Geologist 39, 32-35, view the article.
Hugh Miller’s collection – a memorial to a great geological Scot. Edinburgh Geologist 40, 24-29, view the article.
2003. Introduction, notes, and glossary, etc., to reprint edition of Hugh Miller (1858) The Cruise of the Betsey, with, Rambles of a Geologist. NMS Publishing, Edinburgh.
2003. Joseph Clark III’s reminiscences about the Somerset fossil reptile collector Thomas Hawkins (1810-1889); ‘very near the borderline between eccentricity and criminal insanity’: Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 146, 1-10 and frontispiece.
2004. Hawkins, Thomas (1810-1889), and Miller, Hugh (1802-1856), in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
2006. (S. J. Knell and M. A. Taylor.) Hugh Miller: fossils, landscape and literary geology. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 117, 85-98; view the article.
2007. Hugh Miller. Stonemason, geologist, writer. NMSE Publishing, Edinburgh.
2011 Taylor, M. A., Benton, M. J., Noè, L. F. and Fraser, N. C. Obituary. Arthur Cruickshank — 1932–2011. A native of Gondwanaland, who studied the former continent’s fossil tetrapods. Palaeontologia africana 46, 93-98. Available on http://repository.nms.ac.uk/874/
2011a. Taylor, M. A. and Benton, M. J. 2011a. Dr Arthur Cruickshank [obituary]. The Herald, 7 December 2011, p. 18. http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/obituaries/dr-arthur-cruickshank.16074720.
2011b. Taylor, M. A. and Benton, M. J. Dr Arthur Richard Ivor Cruickshank [obituary]. Southern Reporter, 22 December 2011, p. 12. Available on http://repository.nms.ac.uk/875/
2012. Taylor, M.A. & Benton, M.J. Arthur Richard Ivor Cruickshank 1932-2011; palaeontologist who specialised in the dicynodonts of Gondwana and Jurassic plesiosaurs. Geoscientist 22(2): 28. http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/gsl/geoscientist/page11344.html; http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/page10947.html
2012. Taylor, M. A., Benton, M. J., Noè, L. F. and Fraser, N. C. Obituary. Arthur Cruickshank 1932 – 2011. A native Gondwanan, who studied the former continent’s fossil tetrapods. Palaeontology Newsletter 79, 64-70. http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=palaeo&sec=newsletter (issue 79).
Museums, curation, history of collections and related matters
1986. The Lyme Regis (Philpot) Museum: the history, problems and prospects of a small museum and its geological collection. The Geological Curator, 4, 309-317.
1986. The geological collections of the Somerset County Museum: their history and future. The Geological Curator, 4, 331-333.
1987. A strategy to safeguard the geological collections of the smaller museum. In P.R. Crowther & C.J. Collins (eds.) The conservation of geological material, 413-420. The Geological Curator, 4 (7).
1987. (S.J. Knell, M.A. Taylor & E.R. Roden.) Geology and the Area Museum Services: a discussion paper. Area Museums Service for South Eastern England, London, 15pp.
1988. The problems of small museums and regional services. Bulletin of the Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration, 10, 11-17.
1988. (M.A. Taylor & J.D.C. Harte.) Palaeontological site conservation and the law in Britain. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 40, 21-39.
1988. Palaeontological site conservation and the professional collector. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 40, 123-134.
1989. 'Fine fossils for sale'. The professional collector and the museum. The Geological Curator, 5, 55-64.
1989 (S.J. Knell & M.A. Taylor.) Geology and the local museum. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, xii & 150 pp.
1990. (H.S. Torrens & M.A. Taylor.) Geological collectors and museums in Cheltenham 1810-1988: a case history and its lessons. The Geological Curator, 5, 175-213.
1990. (S.J. Knell & M.A. Taylor.) Museums on the rocks. Museums Journal, 91, 23-25.
1991. The local geologist 1: Exporting your heritage? Geology Today, 7, 32-36.
1991. (M.A. Taylor & J.D.C. Harte.) The local geologist 4: Fossils, minerals and the law. Geology Today, 7, 189-193.
1992. The local geologist 6: Professional collecting. Geology Today, 8, 29-33.
1992. (M. A. Taylor & H. S. Torrens). The local geologist 8: The local geological historian. Geology Today 8, 102-107.
1999, 2004. What is in a 'national' museum? The challenges of collecting policies at the National Museums of Scotland. Pp. 120-131 in S. J. Knell (ed.), Museums and the future of collecting. Ashgate (pp. 165-178 in 2nd edition).
2000 (C. J. T. Copp, M. A. Taylor & J. C. Thackray). Charles Moore (1814-1881), Somerset geologist. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, for 1997, 140, 1-36.
2004 (H. S. Torrens and M. A. Taylor). Further information on the life of Charles Moore (1815-1881), Somerset geologist. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History, 147, 181-182.
2009 (Anderson, L. I. and Taylor, M. A.) 2009. Charles W. Peach, palaeobotany and Scotland. The Geological Curator 8, 393 - 425.