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Publications David Grimaldi

Publications: David A. Grimaldi
Publications, by Subject
(June, 2009)
(an asterisk * denotes more significant publications)
Grimaldi, D. 1996. Amber: Window to the Past. New York: Abrams/AMNH. 216 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. (ed.) 2000. Studies on Fossils in Amber, with Particular Reference to the Cretaceous of New Jersey. Leiden: Backhuys Publ., 510 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. and M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. New York/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xv + 755 pp.
*Krishna, K., M. S. Engel, and D. Grimaldi. 2010. Termites of the World. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press (in completion).
Jaenike, J., S.Ausubel, and D.A. Grimaldi. 1982. On the evolution of clonal diversity in parthenogenetic earthworms. Pedobiologia 23: 304-310.
Grimaldi, D.A., and J. Jaenike. 1982. Laboratory culturing of mycophagous drosophilids. Dros. Info. Serv. 58: 156-157.
Jaenike, J. and D. Grimaldi. 1983. Genetic variation for host preference within and among populations of Drosophila tripunctata. Evolution 37: 1023-1033.
*Jaenike, J., D.A. Grimaldi, A.E. Sluder, and A.L. Greenleaf. 1983. a-amanitin tolerance in mycophagous Drosophila. Science 221: 165-167.
*Grimaldi, D. and J. Jaenike. 1984.  Competition in natural populations of mycophagous Drosophila. Ecology 65: 1113-1120.
Grimaldi, D. 1985. Niche separation and competitive coexistence in mycophagous Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington 87: 498-511.
Grimaldi, D. and G. Fenster. 1989. Evolution of extreme sexual dimorphisms: structural and behavioral convergence among broad-headed male Drosophilidae (Diptera). Amer. Mus. Novitates 2939: 25 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. 1992. Vicariance biogeography, geographic extinctions, and the North American Oligocene tsetse flies. Pp. 178-204, In: M.J. Novacek and Q.D. Wheeler (eds.), Extinction and Phylogeny. New York: Columbia Univ. Press.
Grimaldi, D. 1999. The co-radiations of pollinating insects and angiosperms in the Cretaceous. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 86: 373-406.
Grimaldi, D., E. Quinter, and T. Nguyen. 2000. Fruit flies as ecological indicators: species diversity and abundance of Drosophilidae (Diptera) along an altitudinal transect in Parc National de Marojejy, Madagascar. Feldiana 97: 123-135.
Systematics: Drosophilidae
Grimaldi, D. 1986. The Chymomyza aldrichii species-group (Diptera: Drosophilidae): relationships, new Neotropical species, and the evolution of some sexual traits. J. New York Ent. Soc. 94: 342-371.
Grimaldi, D. 1986. A new Drosophila (Hirtodrosophila) from Malaysia with broad-headed males (Diptera: Drosophilidae). J. New York Ent. Soc. 94: 372-376.
*Grimaldi, D.A. 1987. Phylogenetics and taxonomy of Zygothrica (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186: 103-268.
Grimaldi, D.A. 1987. Amber fossil Drosophilidae (Diptera), with particular reference to the hispaniolan taxa. Amer. Mus. Novitates 2880: 23 pp.
Grimaldi, D.A. 1988. Relicts in the Drosophilidae (Diptera). Pp. 183-213, In: J.K. Liebherr (ed.), Zoogeography of Caribbean Insects. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press.
Grimaldi, D. 1988. Drosophila (Hirtodrosophila) chandleri (Diptera: Drosophilidae) a new species from Sri Lanka with broad-headed males. J. New York Ent. Soc. 96: 323-326.
Grimaldi, D. 1990. New distributional records of Scaptomyza (Bunostoma) australis from South Pacific islands and biogeographic implications. J. New York Ent. Soc. 98: 484-488.
Grimaldi, D. 1990. A phylogenetic classification of the Drosophilidae. Pg. 344, In: Abstr. 2nd Int. Congress Dipterology, Bratislava, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 1990.
*Grimaldi, D. 1990. A phylogenetic, revised classification of genera in the Drosophilidae (Diptera). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 197: 139 pp.
Grimaldi, D. 1990. Revision of Zygothrica (Diptera: Drosophilidae), Part II. The first African species, two new Indo-Pacific groups, and the bilineata and samoaensis species groups. Amer. Mus. Novitates 2964: 31 pp.
Grimaldi, D. 1991. Drosophila canaryana Takada and Yoon, 1989 (Diptera: Drosophilidae), a junior synonym of Drosophila guanche Monclús, 1976. Entomol. News 102: 223-226.
Grimaldi, D. 1991. Cladistics and the classification of the Drosophilidae. Pp. 85-97, In: L. Weismann et al. (eds.), Proc. 2nd Int. Congr. Dipterology (Bratislava). SPB Acad. Publ.: The Hague.
DeSalle, R. and D.A. Grimaldi. 1991. Morphological and molecular systematics of the Drosophilidae. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 22: 447-475.
Heed, W.B. and D.A. Grimaldi. 1991. Revision of the morphocryptic, Caribbean mayaguana species subcluster in the Drosophila repleta group (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Amer. Mus. Novitates 2999: 15 pp.
Grimaldi, D. 1992. Systematics of the genus Colocasiomyia de Meijere (Diptera: Drosophilidae): cladistics, a new generic synonym, new records, and a new species from Nepal. Entomol. Scandanavica 22: 417-426.
Grimaldi, D. 1992. Drosophila putrida Sturtevant, 1916 (Insecta, Diptera): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype. Bull. Zool. Nomenclature 49: 129-132.
Grimaldi, D. 1992. Systematics and modes of reproductive isolation in the Holarctic Drosophila testacea species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc.Amer. 85: 671-685.
DeSalle, R. and D. Grimaldi. 1992. Characters and the systematics of the Drosophilidae. J. Heredity 83: 182-188.
Grimaldi, D. 1993. Amber fossil Drosophilidae (Diptera), Part II. Review of the genus Hyalistata, new status (Steganinae). Amer. Mus. Novitates 3084: 15 pp.
Grimaldi, D. 1994. Description and immature stages of Hirtodrosophila batracida sp. n. (Diptera: Drosophilidae), a predator of frog embryos. Entomol. Scandanavica 25: 129-136.
*Grimaldi, D. and T. Nguyen. 1999. Monograph on the spittlebug flies, genus Cladochaeta (Diptera: Drosophilidae: Cladochaetini). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 241: 326 pp.
Grimaldi, D., F. Ervik, and R. Bernal. 2003. Two new Neotropical genera of Drosophilidae (Diptera) visiting palm flowers. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76: 109-124 [Festschrift volume in honor of Jerome G. Rozen].
Grimaldi, D. 2010. Drosophilidae. The Diptera of Central America, vol. II. , in press.
Grimaldi, D. 2010. The Drosophila quinaria species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae).   For: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (in prep.).
Grimaldi, D. 2010/11. The Drosophilidae (Diptera) of Fiji, and review of the Pacific Genera. For: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (in prep.).
Systematics: Diptera (non-Drosophilidae)
*Grimaldi, D. and B.A. Underwood. 1986. Megabraula, a new genus for two new species of Braulidae (Diptera), and a discussion of braulid evolution. Syst. Entomol. 11: 427-438.
Grimaldi, D. and W.N. Mathis. 1993. Fossil Periscelididae (Diptera). Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington 95: 383-403.
Grimaldi, D. 1997. The bird flies, genus Carnus: species revision, generic relationships, and a fossil Meoneura in amber (Diptera: Carnidae). Amer. Mus. Novitates 3190: 30 pp.
Mathis, W.N. and D. Grimaldi. 2000. The first Beckeriella Willistonfrom the Afrotropical Region Madagascar (Diptera: Ephydridae): two new species from Madagascar. Feldiana 97: 105-113.
Grimaldi, D. and V. Blagoderov. 2001. A new genus of Lygistorrhinidae from Viet Nam (Diptera: Mycetophiloidea) and phylogenetic relationships in the family. Studia Dipterologica 8: 43-57.
Schawaroch, V. , D. Grimaldi, and A. Klaus. 2005. Focusing on morphology: applications and implications of confocal laser scanning microscopy (Diptera: Campichoetidae, Camillidae, Drosophilidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107: 323-335.
Amorim, D. S. and D. Grimaldi. 2006. Valeseguyidae, a new family of Diptera in the Scatopsoidea, with a new genus in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Systematic Entomology 29: 1-9.
Grimaldi, D. A. 2008. A stalk-eyed ephydroid fly from the Eocene (Diptera: Ephydroidea: Camillidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110: 543-550.
*Marshall, S. A., M. Buck, J. H. Skevington, and D. Grimaldi. 2009. A revision of the family Syringogastridae (Diptera: Diopsoidea). Zootaxa 1996: 1-80.
*Grimaldi, D. 2009/10. The Asteionea of Fiji (Insecta: Diptera: Asteiidae, Periscelididae, Xenasteiidae). American Museum Novitates, in press.
*Grimaldi, D. (ed.) 1990. Insects from the Santana Formation, Lower Cretaceous, of Brazil. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 195: 191 pp. 
*Fraser, N.C., D.A. Grimaldi, P.E. Olsen, and B. Axsmith. 1996. A Triassic Lagerstätte from eastern North America. Nature 380: 615-619.
Grimaldi, D. 2000. The Mesozoic radiations of the insects and origins of the modern fauna. Proc. XXI Int. Congr. Entomol., Iguassu, Brazil (plenary lecture), Aug. 17-26, 2000, vol. 1, pp. xix-xxvii.
Grimaldi, D. 2001. Insect evolutionary history from Handlirsch to Hennig, and beyond. (75 yr. anniversary issue invited paper) J. Paleont. 75: 1152-1160.
Grimaldi, D. 2003. “Fossil Record,” pp. 455-463. In: Encyclopedia of Insects, V.H. Resh and R. Cardé (eds.), Academic Press, New York.
Fraser, N. C. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2003. Late Triassic continental faunal change: new perspectives on Triassic insect diversity as revealed by a locality in the Danville Basin, Virginia, Newark Supergroup. Pp. 192-205 In: P. M. LeTourneau and P. E. Olsen (eds.), The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America. New York: Columbia University Press.
*Engel, M.S. and D. Grimaldi. 2004. New light shed on the oldest insect. Nature 427: 627-630.
Grimaldi, D. and D. Triplehorn. 2008. Insects from the Upper Miocene Grubstake Formation of Alaska. American Museum Novitates 3612: 19 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. and M. S. Engel. 2010. 400 million years on six legs: On the origins and early evolution of the Hexapoda. Arthropod Structure and Development, in press (special issue on Arthropod fossils).
Grimaldi, D. 1989. The genus Metopina (Diptera: Phoridae) from Cretaceous and Tertiary ambers. J. New York Ent. Soc. 97: 65-72.
Grimaldi, D. 1990. Diptera, In: Grimaldi (ed.), 1990, Insects from the Santana Formation, Lower Cretaceous, of Brazil. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 195: 164-183
Grimaldi, D. 1991. Mycetobiine woodgnats (Diptera: Anisopodidae) from the Oligo-Miocene amber of the Dominican Republic, and Old World affinities. Amer.Mus.Novitates 3014: 24 pp.
Yeates, D. and D. Grimaldi. 1993. A new Metatrichia window fly (Diptera: Scenopinidae) in Dominican amber, with a review of the systematics and biogeography of the genus. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3078: 8 pp.
Grimaldi, D. 1995. A remarkable new species of Ogcodes (Diptera: Acroceridae) in Dominican amber. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3127: 8 pp.
Grimaldi, D. and D. De Souza Amorim. 1995. A basal new species of Olbiogaster (Diptera: Anisopodidae) in Dominican amber, and its systematic placement. Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington 97: 561-568.
*Grimaldi, D. and J. Cumming. 1999. Brachyceran Diptera in Cretaceous ambers and Mesozoic diversification of the Eremoneura. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 239:124 pp.
Marshall, S.A., R. Langstaff, and D.A. Grimaldi. 1999. New species of Sphaeroceridae (Insecta, Diptera) in Dominican amber. Stud. Dipterol. 6: 295-304.
Currie, D.C., and D. Grimaldi. 2000. A new black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) genus from mid Cretaceous (Turonian) amber of New Jersey. pp. 473-486, in D. Grimaldi (ed.), 2000.
*Grimaldi, D., V. Blagoderov, and D.S.Amorim. 2002. The Mesozoic family Archizelmiridae (Diptera). Journal of Paleontology 77: 368-382.
Lukashevich, E. D. and D. Grimaldi. 2003. Eoptychopteridae (Insecta: Diptera) in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Studia Dipterologica 10: 359-366.
*Blagoderov, V. and D. Grimaldi. 2004. Fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera) in Cretaceous ambers, exclusive of Cecidomyidae, Sciaridae, and Keroplatidae. American Museum Novitates 3433: 76 pp.
*Borkent, A. and D. Grimaldi. 2004. The earliest fossil mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97: 882-888.
*Blagoderov, V., D. Grimaldi, and N. Fraser. 2006. How time flies for flies: Diverse Diptera (Insecta) from the Late Triassic of eastern North America. American Museum Novitates 3572: 39 pp.
Willkommen, J. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2007. Diptera: true flies, gnats, and crane flies. pp. 369-387, In: D. M. Martill, G. Bechly, R. F. Loveridge (eds.), The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil, Window into an Ancient World. Cambridge Univ. Press. xvi + 625 pp.
Grimaldi, D. A. and A. .Arillo. 2008. The Tethepomyiidae, a new family of enigmatic Cretaceous Diptera. Alavesia 2: 259-265.
*Grimaldi, D.A., J. Cumming, and A. Arillo. 2009. The Chimeromyiidae, a new family of Eremoneura Diptera in amber from the Early Cretaceous. Zootaxa 2078: 34-54.
Michener, C.D. and D.A. Grimaldi. 1988. A Trigona from Late Cretaceous amber of New Jersey (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponinae). Amer.Mus. Novitates 2917: 10 pp.
Michener, C.D. and D. Grimaldi. 1988. The oldest fossil bee: apoid history, evolutionary stasis, and antiquity of social behavior. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 85: 6424-6426.
Agosti, D., D. Grimaldi, and J.M. Carpenter. 1997. Oldest known ant fossils discovered. Nature 391: 447.
Carpenter, J.M. and D.A. Grimaldi. 1997. Social wasps in amber. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3203: 7 pp.
*Grimaldi, D., D. Agosti, and J.M. Carpenter. 1997. New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3208: 43 pp.
Camargo, J.M.F., D.A. Grimaldi, and S.R.M. Pedro. 2000. The extinct fauna of stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini) in Dominican amber: two new species and redescription of the male of Proplebeia dominicana (Wille and Chandler). Amer. Mus. Novitates 3293: 24 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. and D. Agosti. 2000. A formicine in Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and early evolution of the ants. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., USA 97: 13678-13683.
Engel, M.S., and D. A. Grimaldi. 2004. The first Mesozoic stephanid wasp (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae). Journal of Paleontology 78: 1192-1197.
*Engel, M.S. and D. Grimaldi. 2005. Primitive new ants in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar, New Jersey, and Canada (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). American Museum Novitates 3485: 23 pp.
Engel, M.S. and D. Grimaldi. 2006. The first Cretaceous sclerogibbid wasp (Hymenoptera: Sclerogibbidae). American Museum Novitates 3515: 1-7.
*Engel, M.S. and D. Grimaldi. 2006. Cretaceous Scolebythidae (Hymenoptera) and phylogeny of the family. American Museum Novitates 3568: 1-21.
Engel, M. S. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2006. The first Cretaceous spider wasp (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79: 359-368.
Engel, M.S. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2006. A diminutive pelecinid wasp in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae). Northeastern Naturalist 13: 291-297.
Peñalver, E., M. S. Engel, and D. Grimaldi. 2006. Fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae) in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic. American Museum Novitates 3541: 16 pp.
*Liu, Z., M. S. Engel, and D. Grimaldi. 2007. Phylogeny and geological history of the cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). American Museum Novitates 3583: 48 pp.
Engel, M. S. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2007. New false fairy wasps in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey and Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatoidea). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 110: 159-168.
*Engel, M. S. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2009. Diversity and phylogeny of the Mesozoic wasp family Stigmaphronidae (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronoidea). Denisia 26: 53-68 [special issue on amber].
Mecopterida & Siphonaptera
Lewis, R.E. and D. Grimaldi. 1997. A pulicid flea in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). Amer.Mus. Novitates 3205: 9 pp.
*Grimaldi, D., A. Rasnitsyn, and N. Fraser. 2005. Revision of the bizarre Mesozoic scorpionflies in the Pseudopolycentropodidae (Mecopteroidea). Insect Systematics and Evolution 36: 443-458.
*Grimaldi, D. 2000. A diverse fauna of Neuropterodea in amber from the Cretaceous of New Jersey. Pp. 259-304, in D. Grimaldi (ed.), 2000.
*Engel, M.S. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2007. The neuropterid fauna of Dominican and Mexican amber (Neuropterida: Megaloptera, Neuroptera). American Museum Novitates 3587: 58 pp.
*Engel, M. S. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2008. Diverse Neuropterida in Cretaceous amber, with particular reference to the paleofauna of Myanmar (Insecta). Nova Supplementa Entomologica, Keltern (Deutsches Entomologisches Institut) 20: 1-86.
*Cognato, A. I. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2009. 100 million years of morphological stasis in bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Systematic Entomology 34: 93-100.
Engel, M.S. and D. A. Grimaldi. 2008. A jugular-horned beetle in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Prostomidae).  Alavesia 2: 215-218.
Kathirithamby, J. and D. Grimaldi. 1993. Remarkable stasis in some lower Tertiary parasitoids: descriptions, new records, and review of Strepsiptera in the Oligo-Miocene amber of the Dominican Republic. Ent. scand. 24: 31-41.
*Grimaldi, D., J. Kathirithamby, and V. Schawaroch. 2005. Strepsiptera and triungula in Cretaceous amber. Insect Systematics and Evolution 36: 1-20.
*Peñalver, E. and D. Grimaldi. 2006. New data on Miocene butterflies in Dominican amber (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae and Nymphalidae) with the description of a new nymphalid. American Museum Novitates 3519: 1-17.
Psocodea  & Thysanoptera
*Grimaldi, D., A. Shmakov, and N. Fraser. 2004. Mesozoic thrips and early evolution of the order Thysanoptera (Insecta). Journal of Paleontology 78: 941-952.
*Grimaldi, D. and M. S. Engel. 2005. Fossil Liposcelididae and the lice ages (Insecta: Psocodea). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B), Biological Sciences 273: 625-633.
*Grimaldi, D. and M.S. Engel. 2006. Extralimital fossils of the "Gondwanan" family Sphaeropsocidae (Psocodea). American Museum Novitates 3523: 1-18.
Azar, D., M. S. Engel, and D. Grimaldi. 2009. A new genus and species of Sphaeropsocidae in Early Cretaceous amber from Lebanon. Annals de la Socièté Entomologique de France( submitted, April 2009).
Grimaldi, D., C. Michalski, and K. Schmidt. 1993. Amber fossil Enicocephalidae (Heteroptera) from the Lower Cretaceous of Lebanon and Oligo-Miocene of the Dominican Republic, with biogeographic analysis of Enicocephalus. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3071: 30 pp.
Heiss, E. and D. Grimaldi. 2002. Archearadus burmensis gen.n., sp. n., a remarkable Mesozoic Aradidae (Heteroptera) in Burmese amber. Carolinea 59: 99-102.
Heiss, E. and D. Grimaldi. 2002. The first known female of Archearadus burmensis Heiss and Grimaldi, 2001 in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Heteroptera: Aradidae). Zeit. Arb. Gem. Öst. Ent. 54: 55-59.
Anderson, N.M. and D. Grimaldi. 2002. A fossil water measurer from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Hemiptera: Gerromorpha: Hydrometridae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 32: 381-392.
*Grimaldi, D. 2003. First amber fossils of the extinct family Protopsyllidiidae, and their phylogenetic significance among Hemiptera. Insect Systematics and Evolution 34: 329-344.
Grimaldi, D. A. and M. S. Engel. 2008. An unusual, primitive Piesmatidae (Insecta: Heteroptera) in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma). American Museum Novitates 3611: 17 pp.
Grimaldi, D. A. and M. S. Engel. 2008. A termite bug in Early Miocene amber of the Dominican Republic (Heteroptera: Termitaphididae). American Museum Novitates 3619: 10 pp.
Krishna, K. and D. Grimaldi. 1991. A new fossil species from Dominican amber of the living Australian termite genus Mastotermes (Isoptera: Mastotermitidae). Amer. Mus. Novitates 3021: 10 pp.
Thorne, B.L., D.A. Grimaldi, and K. Krishna. 2000. Early fossil history of the termites. Pp. 77-93, In: T. Abe et al. (eds.), Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbiosis, and Ecology. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Krishna, K. and D. Grimaldi. 2000. A new subfamily, genus, and species of termite (Isoptera) from New Jersey Cretaceous amber. pp. 133-140, in D. Grimaldi (ed.), 2000.
*Krishna, K., and D. Grimaldi. 2003. The first Cretaceous Rhinotermitidae (Isoptera): A new species, genus, and subfamily in Burmese amber. American Museum Novitates 3390: 10 pp.
*Engel, M.S., D. Grimaldi, and K. Krishna. 2007. Primitive termites from the Early Cretaceous of Asia. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde (B), 371: 32 pp.
*Engel, M.S., D. Grimaldi, and K. Krishna. 2007. A synopsis of Baltic amber termites (Isoptera). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde (B) 372: 20 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. A., M. S. Engel, and K. Krishna. 2008. The species of termites (Insecta: Isoptera) from the Early Cretaceous Crato Formation: A revision. American Museum Novitates 3626: 30 pp.
*Engel, M.S., D. Grimaldi, and K. Krishna. 2009. Termites: their phylogeny and rise to ecological dominance. American Museum Novitates 3650: 27 pp.
*Krishna, K. and D. Grimaldi. 2009. Diverse Rhinotermitidae and Termitidae (Isoptera) in Dominican amber. American Museum Novitates 3640: 48 pp.
Mantodea & Blattodea
Grimaldi, D. 1997. A fossil mantis (Insecta: Mantodea) in Cretaceous amber of New Jersey, with comments on the early history of the Dictyoptera. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3204: 11 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. 2003. A revision of Cretaceous mantises and their relationships, including new taxa (Insecta: Dictyoptera). American Museum Novitates 3412: 1-47.
Ross, A.J., and D. Grimaldi. 2004. Raphidiomimula, an enigmatic new cockroach in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma) (Insecta: Blattodea: Raphidiomimidae). Systematic Palaeontology 2: 101-104.
Grimaldi, D. A. 2007. Mantodea: praying mantises (pp. 234-238) In: D. M. Martill, G. Bechly, R. F. Loveridge (eds.), The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil, Window into an Ancient World. Cambridge Univ. Press. xvi + 625 pp.
Engel, M. and D. Grimaldi. 2000.  A winged Zorotypus in Dominican amber (Insecta: Zoraptera), with discussion of relationships of and within the order. Acta Geol. Hispanica 35: 149-164. [special volume on fossil insects].
*Engel, M. and D. Grimaldi. 2002. The first Mesozoic Zoraptera (Insecta). Amer. Mus. Novitates 3362: 20 pp.
Assorted Polyneoptera
 Engel, M. S. and D. Grimaldi. 2004. A new rock crawler in Baltic amber, with comments on the order (Mantophasmatodea: Mantophasmatidae). American Museum Novitates 3431: 11 pp.
Engel, M.S. and D.A. Grimaldi. 2004. A primitive earwig in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Dermaptera: Pygidicranidae). Journal of Paleontology 78: 1018-1023.
Engel, M. S. and D. Grimaldi. 2006. The earliest webspinners (Insecta: Embiodea). American Museum Novitates 3514: 1-15.
Peñalver, E. and D. Grimaldi. 2009. Latest occurrences of the Mesozoic family Elcanidae (Orthoptera) in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar and Spain. Annals de la Socièté Entomologique de France(submitted, April 2009).
Poinar, G.Q., Jr. and D.A. Grimaldi. 1990. Fossil and extant macrochelid mites (Acari: Macrochelidae) phoretic on drosophilid flies (Diptera: Drosophilidae). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 98: 88-92.
Klompen, H. and D. Grimaldi. 2000. First Mesozoic record of the Parasitiformes: a larval argasid tick in Cretaceous amber (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 94: 10-15.
Peñalver, E., D. Grimaldi, and X. Delclòs. 2006. Early Cretaceous spider web with its prey. Science 312: 1761.
*Grimaldi, D., C.W. Beck, and J.J. Boon. 1989. Occurrence, chemical characteristics, and paleontology of the fossil resins from New Jersey. Amer. Mus. Novitates 2948: 28 pp.
Shedrinsky, A.M., D. Grimaldi, T.P. Wampler, and N.S. Baer. 1991. Amber and copal: pyrolysis gas chromatographic (PyGC) studies of provenance. Wien. Ber. Naturwiss. Kunst 6/7/8: 37-62.
DeSalle, R., J. Gatesy, W. Wheeler,and D. Grimaldi. 1992. DNA sequences from a fossil termite in Oligo-Miocene amber and their phylogenetic implications. Science 257: 1933-1936.
Grimaldi, D. 1993. The care and study of fossiliferous amber. Curator 36: 31-49.
Shedrinsky, A.M., D.A. Grimaldi, J.J. Boon, and N.S. Baer. 1993. Application of pyrolysis-gas chromatography and pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to the unmasking of amber forgeries. J. Analytical App. Pyrolysis 25: 77-95.
*Grimaldi, D., A. Shedrinsky, A. Ross, and N.S. Baer. 1994. Forgeries of fossils in “amber”: history, identification, and case studies. Curator 37:  251-274.
*Grimaldi, D., E. Bonwich, M. Delannoy, and S. Doberstein. 1994. Electron microscopic studies of mummified tissues in amber fossils. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3097: 31 pp.
*Grimaldi, D. 1995. The age of Dominican amber. pp. 203-217, In: K.B. Anderson and J.C. Crelling (eds.), Amber, Resinite, and Fossil Resins. Washington, D.C.: Am. Chem. Soc., ACS Symp. Ser. 617.
Grimaldi, D. and G.R. Case. 1995. A feather in amber from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3126: 6 pp.
Hibbett, D.S., D. Grimaldi, and M.J.Donoghue. 1995. Cretaceous mushrooms in amber. Nature 377: 487.
MacPhee, R.D.E. and D.A. Grimaldi. 1996. Mammal bones in Dominican amber. Nature 380: 489-490.
Hibbett, D.S., D. Grimaldi, and M.J. Donoghue. 1997. Fossil mushrooms from Miocene and Cretaceous ambers and the evolution of Homobasidiomycetes. Amer. J. Bot. 84: 981-991.
*Grimaldi, D., A. Shedrinsky, and T.P. Wampler. 2000. A remarkable deposit of fossiliferous amber from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) of New Jersey. Pp. 1-76, in D. Grimaldi (ed.), Studies on Fossils in Amber, with Particular Reference to the Cretaceous of New Jersey. Leiden: Backhuys Publ., 510 pp..
Grimaldi, D., T. Nguyen, and R. Ketcham. 2000. Ultra-High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography (UHR CT) and the study of fossils in amber. Pp. 77-92, in D. Grimaldi (ed.), 2000.
*Bertolani, R. and D. Grimaldi. 2000. A new eutardigrade (Tardigrada: Milnesiidae) in amber from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) of New Jersey. Pp. 103-110, in D. Grimaldi (ed.), 2000.
*Grimaldi, D., J.A. Lillegraven, D. Bookwalter, T.P. Wampler, and A. Shedrinsky. 2000. Amber from Upper Cretaceous through Paleocene strata of the Hanna Basin, Wyoming, with evidence for source and taphonomy of fossil resins.  Rocky Mountain Geology 35: 163-204 (+ cover).
*Wier, A., M. Dolan, D. Grimaldi, R. Guerrero, J. Wagensberg, and L. Margulis. 2002. Microbial symbionts from 20 million-year-old Mastotermes termites. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., USA 99: 1410-1413.
*Grimaldi, D., M.S. Engel, and P. Nascimbene. 2002. Fossiliferous Cretaceous amber from Burma (Myanmar): its rediscovery, biotic diversity, and paleontological significance. Amer. Mus. Novitates 3361: 71 pp.
*Peñalver, E. and D. Grimaldi. 2005. Assemblages of mammalian hair and blood-feeding midges (Insecta: Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in Miocene amber. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Earth Sciences) 96: 177-195.
General Natural History
Grimaldi, D. and J. Jaenike. 1983. The Diptera breeding on skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus (Araceae). J. New York Ent. Soc. 91: 83-89.
Grimaldi, D. 1988. Bee flies and bluets: Bombylius (Diptera: Bombyliidae) flower-constant on the distylous species, Hedyotis caerulea (Rubiaceae), and the manner of foraging. J. Nat. Hist. 22: 1-10.
Grimaldi, D. and C. Young. 1992. Observations on the bizarre jelly mass habit of larval Geranomyia (Diptera: Tipulidae: Limoniidae). J. New York Ent. Soc. 100: 634-637.
Endara, L., B.A. Roy, B. M. Dentinger, T. Policha, R. Manobanda, D. A. Grimaldi, and R. Kaiser. 2010. Pollination of mushroom-mimic Dracula orchids by mushroom visiting flies. submitted to Amer. J. Botany.
Book Reviews/Commentaries
Grimaldi, D. 1984. Review of: Biological Diversification in the Tropics: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium for the Association for Tropical Biology, G.T. Prance (ed.), Columbia Univ. Press, 714 pp. J. New York Ent. Soc. 92: 94-96.
Grimaldi, D. 1985. Review of: Courtship Behaviors of the Hawaiian Picture-Winged Drosophila, by H.T. Spieth, 1984, Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 103 (92 pp.). J.New York Entomol. Soc. 1285-1287.
Grimaldi, D. 1988. Review of: Manual of Nearctic Diptera, vol. 2. J.F. McAlpine (ed.) Research Branch Agriculture Canada Monogr. 28: 657 pp. J. New York Ent. Soc. 96: 124-126.
Grimaldi, D. 1992. Windows in time. Review of: Life in Amber, by G. O. Poinar, Jr. (Stanford Univ. Press). Science 258: 1822.
Grimaldi, D. 2000. Review of: Poinar, G. Jr., and R. Poinar: The Amber Forest: A Reconstruction of a Vanished World (Princeton Univ. Press, 1999). Quart. Rev. Biol.. 75: 445-446.
Grimaldi, D. and D. Agosti. 2000. Commentary: The earliest ants are Cretaceous, not Eocene. Can. Ent.. 132: 691-693.
Grimaldi, D. and M. S. Engel. 2006. Rebuttal to George Poinar's review of Evolution of the Insects. American Scientist (website).
Lo, N., M. S. Engel, S. Cameron, C. A. Nalepa, G. Tokuda, D. Grimaldi, O. Kitade, K. Krishna, K.-D. Klass, K. Mackawa, T. Miura, G. J. Thomspon. 2007. Save Isoptera: A comment on Inward et al. Biology Letters 3: 562-563.
*Grimaldi, D. A. and M. S. Engel. 2007. Why descriptive science still matters. BioScience 57: 646-647. 
Grimaldi, D. 2009: Did Disease Indeed Destroy the Dinosaurs? Review of: What Bugged the Dinosaurs? Death and Disease in the Cretaceous, by G. O. Poinar Jr. and R. Poinar. Princeton Univ. Press (2008). Bioscience 59: 446-447.
Grimaldi, D. 2009. Review of: Voyages of Discovery, A Visual Celebration of Ten of the Greatest Natural History Expeditions, by T. Rice. Buffalo, NY: Firefly. Quarterly Review of Biology, in press
Popular Articles
Grimaldi, D. 1988. Still life with flowers: the discovery of the oldest fossil bee. Natural History 9/88: 86-89.
Grimaldi, D. 1991. The Santana Formation insects. Pp. 379-406, In: J.G. Maisey (ed.), Santana Fossils: An Illustrated Atlas. New Jersey: T.F.H.Publications.
DeSalle, R., J. Gatesy, W. Wheeler, and D. Grimaldi. 1993. Working with fossil DNA from amber. Discovery (Yale Univ.) 24: 19-24.
Grimaldi, D. 1993. Forever in amber. Natural History 6/93: 59-61.
Grimaldi, D. and R. DeSalle. 1994. The scientific romance with amber. pp. 295-308, In: G.D. Rosenberg and D.L. Wolberg (eds.), DinoFest: Proceedings of a conference for the general public. Mar. 24-26, 1994. Paleont. Soc. Spec. Publ. 7, 502 pp. Knoxville: Univ. Tenn. Press.
DeSalle, R. and D. Grimaldi. 1994. Very old DNA. Curr. Opinion Gen. Develop. 4: 1-6. 
Grimaldi, D. 1996. Captured in amber. Scientific American, April 1996: 70-77 (+ cover).
Grimaldi, D. 1996. The ancient allure of amber. Natural History Feb/96:
Grimaldi, D. 1997. Amber: precious preserver of the past. Pacific Discovery (Calif. Acad. Sci.), winter 1997: 8-13.

Grimaldi, D. 2003. “Coevolution” (pgs. 235-237), “Pollination” (pgs. 574-577), and “Terrestrial Arthropods” (pgs. 149-157), in Life on Earth: An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution. Santa Barbara: ABC CLIO.