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On the News | Mexico | Descubren cochinillas de hace 23 millones de años en ámbar de Chiapas @ Televisa.news

On the News @ Televisa.news Title:  Descubren cochinillas de hace 23 millones de años en ámbar de Chiapas Excerpt: “Investigadores del Instituto de Geología de la UNAM descubrieron crustáceos de cochinilla en el ámbar de Chiapas. Se trata de organismos que datan de hace 23 millones de años y forman parte de una colección de 100 piezas que se donaron al Museo de Paleontología, Eliseo Palacios Aguilera, de Tuxtla Gutiérrez. “Se

Excavator Position @ La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

  Position: Excavator Employer: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum Qualifications: Previous paleontological or archaeological field experience Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Application Deadline: the position is available until May 12th 2017 Queries and Applications: elindsey@tarpits.org Link: Click here to access the full text of the offer Offer full description: “The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is seeking to hire (2) temporary, full-time Excavators to assist with the summer excavation of Pit 91 in Hancock Park.  Work will

On the News | Brazil | Adolescente encontra fósseis de possível ‘dinossauro’ em Olivença @ Alagoas 24 horas

On the News @ Alagoas 24 horas Title:  Adolescente encontra fósseis de possível ‘dinossauro’ em Olivença Excerpt: “Os ossos de um provável animal antigo encontrado por moradores do Sítio Patos, em Olivença, nessa quinta-feira (30), no Sertão alagoano, chamou a atenção da população. De acordo com Cícero Pereira, proprietário do terreno, o filho estava limpando uma barreira montada no sítio quando achou a cabeça do que parece ser de um

On the News | Mexico | Riqueza paleontológica de Chiapas despierta el interés científico mundial @ Aquí Noticias

On the News @ Aquí Noticias Title:  Riqueza paleontológica de Chiapas despierta el interés científico mundial Excerpt: “Los cientos de hallazgos que alberga el Museo de Paleontología del estado “Eliseo Palacios Aguilera” han fascinado a investigadores del Instituto de Geología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), quienes afirman que Chiapas es uno de los sitios con la mayor riqueza paleontológica del mundo. El recinto, que abrió sus puertas

Just out | First report of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from the Gray Fossil Site (late Miocene or early Pliocene), Tennessee, USA @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ First report of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from the Gray Fossil Site (late Miocene or early Pliocene), Tennessee, USA Author(s) Nicholas J. Czaplewski Abstract: Thousands of vertebrate fossils have been recovered from the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, dating to the Miocene-Pliocene boundary. Among these are but eight specimens of bats representing two different taxa referable to the family Vespertilionidae. Comparison of the fossils with Neogene and Quaternary

On the News | USA | Adams State professor contributed to ground breaking research @ Valley Currier

On the News @ Valley Currier Title:  Adams State professor contributed to ground breaking research Excerpt: “An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego, California, preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached North America, according to a paper to be published in the April 27 issue of the

On the News | Canada | Headless dinosaur reunited with its skull, one century later @ University of Alberta

On the News @ University of Alberta Title:  Headless dinosaur reunited with its skull, one century later Excerpt: “After being headless for almost a century, a dinosaur skeleton that had become a tourist attraction in Dinosaur Provincial Park was finally reconnected to its head. Researchers at the University of Alberta have matched the headless skeleton to a Corythosaurus skull from the university’s Paleontology Museum that had been collected in 1920 by

On the News | USA | Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought @ Nature News and Comments

On the News @ Nature News & Comments Title:  Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought Excerpt: “Ancient humans settled in North America around 130,000 years ago, suggests a controversial study — pushing the date back more than 100,000 years earlier than most scientists accept. The jaw-dropping claim, made in Nature, is based on broken rocks and mastodon bones found in California that a team of researchers

On the News | Pincer-wielding 507m-year-old fossil sheds light on evolution of crabs @ The Guardian

On the News @ The Guardian Title:  Pincer-wielding 507m-year-old fossil sheds light on evolution of crabs Excerpt: “A fossilised ancient creature boasting huge pincers resembling can-openers, a hinged two-piece shell and more than 50 pairs of legs has been discovered, shedding light on the evolutionary past of a huge and diverse group of animals. Researchers say the creature, thought to have lived about 507 million years ago during the Cambrian

Just out | The first evidence of iguanodontids (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) in Alberta, Canada – A fossil footprint from the Early Cretaceous @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research The first evidence of iguanodontids (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) in Alberta, Canada – A fossil footprint from the Early Cretaceous Author(s) Donald M. Henderson Abstract: Basal iguanodontians (“iguanodontids”) were a successful group of ornithopod dinosaurs that attained a near global distribution by the late Early Cretaceous. Despite their body fossils being known in abundance from the uppermost Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous of the western United States, their