Just out | First North American occurrences of Qiupalong (Theropoda: Ornithomimidae) and the palaeobiogeography of derived ornithomimids @ Facets

Just out @ Facets First North American occurrences of Qiupalong (Theropoda: Ornithomimidae) and the palaeobiogeography of derived ornithomimids Author(s) Bradley McFeeters, Michael J. Ryan, Claudia Schröder-Adams, Philip J. Currie Abstract: Ornithomimid material from the Belly River Group (Campanian) of Alberta, Canada is described as sharing characters with Qiupalong henanensis from the Qiupa Formation of Henan Province, China. Derived characters and character combinations of the pubis and astragalocalcaneum were previously used to

On the News | Mexico | Valoran fósiles… ¡en otros estados! @ Tabasco Hoy

On the News @ Tabasco Hoy Title:  Valoran fósiles… ¡en otros estados! Excerpt: “En México hay al menos decena de museos de Paleontología, donde los fósiles son valorados en salas de exposiciones o colecciones, pero son principalmente los del norte del país los que cuentan mayor participación de pobladores, asociaciones civiles o patronatos para fomentar el conocimiento que hay detrás de este tipo de restos flora y fauna. El primero

West Los Angeles College | Earth Science Instructor

Position: Earth Science Instructor Employer: West Los Angeles College Qualifications: Master’s in geology, geophysics, earth sciences, meteorology, oceanography, or paleontology Location: Culver City, California, USA Application Deadline: the position is available until June 2nd 2017 Queries: joneswc@wlac.edu Apply: here Link: Click here to access the full text of the offer Offer full description: “West Los Angeles College Earth Science Instructor Full time: Tenure Track Position

Just out | Chancelloriid Allonnia erjiensis sp. nov. from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte of South China @ Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

Just out @ Journal of Systematic Palaeontology Chancelloriid Allonnia erjiensis sp. nov. from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte of South China Author(s) Hao Yun, Xingliang Zhang & Luoyang Li Abstract: The chancelloriid Allonnia erjiensis sp. nov. is described based on articulated specimens from the Chengjiang fossil Lagerstätte (Cambrian Stage 3 of Series 2), South China. A total of 16 specimens, including three complete individuals, have been recognized, all of which are preserved in mudstones

Just out | The phylogeny of fossil whip spiders @ BMC Evolutionary Biology

Just out @ BMC Evolutionary Biology The phylogeny of fossil whip spiders Author(s) Russell J. Garwood, Jason A. Dunlop, Brian J. Knecht and Thomas A. Hegna Abstract: Background Arachnids are a highly successful group of land-dwelling arthropods. They are major contributors to modern terrestrial ecosystems, and have a deep evolutionary history. Whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi), are one of the smaller arachnid orders with ca. 190 living species. Here we restudy

Just out | New evidence of nearshore Mid-Triassic Zoophycos: morphological and paleoenvironmental characterization @ Facies

Just out @ Facies New evidence of nearshore Mid-Triassic Zoophycos: morphological and paleoenvironmental characterization Author(s) Alice Giannetti, José Enrique Tent-Manclús, José Francisco Baeza-Carratalá Abstract: Zoophycos is a well-known trace fossil common throughout the Phanerozoic. Paleozoic forms show important differences in morphology and habitat distribution with respect to the Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Cenozoic ones. Therefore, Early–Middle Triassic is considered a crucial time-span for the understanding of the evolution of this trace fossil. So far, Early Triassic Zoophycos is

Just out | New fossil insects from the Anisian (Lower to Middle Muschelkalk) from the Central European Basin (Germany and The Netherlands) @ PalZ

Just out @ PalZ New fossil insects from the Anisian (Lower to Middle Muschelkalk) from the Central European Basin (Germany and The Netherlands) Author(s) Timo van Eldijk, Gerard Goris, Adam Haarhuis, Jos Lankamp, Herman Winkelhorst, Jelle Reumer, André Nel, Torsten Wappler Abstract: The Palaeozoic–Mesozoic transition is characterized not only by the most massive Phanerozoic mass extinction at the end of the Permian period, but also its extensive aftermath and a

On the News | Dinosaur egg fossils dating from 70 million years ago found in China @ Sky News

On the News @ Sky News Title:  Dinosaur egg fossils dating from 70 million years ago found in China Excerpt: “Fossilised dinosaur eggs from 70 million years ago have been unearthed on a building site in China. The shells, discovered near Foshan in the southeast of the country, were found at a depth of about 26ft (8m), preserved in red sandstone. The round-shaped eggs belonged to plant-eating phytophagous dinosaurs in

Just out | New species of Deinogalerix (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) from the late Miocene of Scontrone (Abruzzo, central Italy) @ Palaeontologia Electronica

Just out @ Palaeontologia Electronica New species of Deinogalerix (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) from the late Miocene of Scontrone (Abruzzo, central Italy) Author(s) Andrea Savorelli, Federico Masini, Paul P. A. Mazza, Maria Adelaide Rossi, and Silvano Agostini Abstract: Deinogalerix is a typical component of the late Miocene insular fauna of Gargano (south-eastern Italy). Remains of this taxon had also been found over the last 20 years at the early Tortonian site of

On the News | Descubren en Chile un armadillo con cuernos de hace 11 millones de años @ La Tercera

On the News @ La Tercera Title:  Descubren en Chile un armadillo con cuernos de hace 11 millones de años Excerpt: “Caragua es una localidad del altiplano chileno cerca de Belén, a 150 km al este de Arica. Se caracteriza por estar ubicada a casi 3 mil metros sobre el nivel del mar y porque promete convertirse en la nueva joya de la paleontología chilena. Desde hace una década, diversos