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Just out | Ammonites, taphonomical analysis and biostratigraphy of the Aalenian (Middle Jurassic) from Capo San Vigilio (Lake Garda, N Italy) @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen Ammonites, taphonomical analysis and biostratigraphy of the Aalenian (Middle Jurassic) from Capo San Vigilio (Lake Garda, N Italy) Author(s) Dietze, Volker; Cresta, Stefano; Martire, Luca; Pavia, Giulio Abstract: The Aalenian succession of Capo San Vigilio shows high historical value by the studies of palaeontologists of the 19th century, who instituted many species of molluscs, mainly ammonites, which are still used as reference

Just out | First occurrence of the rare genus Adelpharctos (Mammalia, Carnivora) in the late Oligocene locality of Rickenbach (Switzerland) @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen First occurrence of the rare genus Adelpharctos (Mammalia, Carnivora) in the late Oligocene locality of Rickenbach (Switzerland) Author(s) de Bonis, Louis; Mennecart, Bastien Abstract: The fossil bearing locality Rickenbach (Switzerland) is the standard site for MP29 in the European Land Mammal Ages scale. A large part of the fauna has been recently revised but the Carnivora were only known under

Just out | First record of the pollen-bearing reproductive organ Hydropterangium from the Rhaetian of Germany (Wüstenwelsberg, Upper Franconia) @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen First record of the pollen-bearing reproductive organ Hydropterangium from the Rhaetian of Germany (Wüstenwelsberg, Upper Franconia) Author(s) van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, Johanna H.A.; Kustatscher, Evelyn; Pott, Christian; Dütsch, Günter; Schmeißner, Stefan Abstract: The pollen-bearing reproductive organ Hydropterangium roesleri nov. spec. is described from the Rhaetian (uppermost Triassic) of Wüstenwelsberg near Coburg, Germany. The organ consists of a broad axis, with helically arranged short side

Just out | Brachiopod biogeochemistry and isotope stratigraphy from the Rhaetian Eiberg section in Austria: potentials and limitations @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen Brachiopod biogeochemistry and isotope stratigraphy from the Rhaetian Eiberg section in Austria: potentials and limitations Author(s) Korte, Christoph; Thibault, Nicolas; Ullmann, Clemens V.; Clémence, Marie-Emilie; Mette, Wolfgang; Olsen, Troels K.; Rizzi, Małgorzata; Ruhl, Micha Abstract: The end-Triassic is characterized by one of the most severe biotic crises of the entire Phanerozoic, with strong carbon cycle perturbations potentially predating the biotic event. In order to improve and

Just out | Peltosynidae, a new beetle family from the Middle–Late Triassic of Kyrgyzstan: its affinities with Polyphaga (Insecta, Coleoptera) and the groundplan of this megadiverse suborder @ Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

Just out @ Journal of Systematic Palaeontology Peltosynidae, a new beetle family from the Middle–Late Triassic of Kyrgyzstan: its affinities with Polyphaga (Insecta, Coleoptera) and the groundplan of this megadiverse suborder Author(s) Evgeny Viktorovich Yan, Rolf Georg Beutel & Alexander Georgievich Ponomarenko Abstract: Middle–Late Triassic fossil beetles previously assigned to Polyphaga incertae sedis and new material from this period are described and illustrated. †Peltosynidae fam. nov. is introduced to contain the

Just out | Diversity and ecological adaptations in Palaeogene lichens @ Nature Plants

Just out @ Nature Plants Diversity and ecological adaptations in Palaeogene lichens Author(s) Ulla Kaasalainen, Alexander R. Schmidt & Jouko Rikkinen Abstract: Lichens are highly specialized symbioses between heterotrophic fungi and photoautotrophic green algae or cyanobacteria. The mycobionts of many lichens produce morphologically complex thalli to house their photobionts. Lichens play important roles in ecosystems and have been used as indicators of environmental change. Here we report the finding of 152

On the News | Mud DNA means we can detect ancient humans even without fossils @ New Scientist

On the News @ New Scientist Title:  Mud DNA means we can detect ancient humans even without fossils Excerpt: “We have an astonishing new way to study our early human ancestors: looking for their DNA in ancient sediments in places such as caves. A team of researchers has found the DNA of Neanderthals and Denisovans in some of the sites where they are known to have lived. “I think we show

On the News | Ancient-human genomes plucked from cave dirt @ Nature News and Comments

On the News @ Nature News and Comments Ancient-human genomes plucked from cave dirt Excerpt: “Bones and teeth aren’t the only ways to learn about extinct human relatives. For the first time, researchers have recovered ancient-human DNA without having obvious remains — just dirt from the caves the hominins lived in. The technique opens up a new way to probe prehistory. From sediments in European and Asian caves, a team

On the News | Italy | «Trascurata la paleontologia italiana»: dal caso di Matera un appello contro i ritardi del MiBact @ Il Quotidiano del Sud

On the News @ Il Quotidiano del Sud Title:  «Trascurata la paleontologia italiana»: dal caso di Matera un appello contro i ritardi del MiBact Excerpt: “Ieri, 26 aprile, è stato proiettato a Palazzo Madama il documentario “Giallo ocra. Il mistero del fossile di Matera” sulla balenottera pleistocenica più grande rinvenuta al mondo. A Matera, l’8 agosto del 2006. Ma è ancora chiusa nelle casse nel Museo Domenico Ridola della Città dei

Just out | Linking species habitat and past palaeoclimatic events to evolution of the teleost innate immune system @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Just out @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B Linking species habitat and past palaeoclimatic events to evolution of the teleost innate immune system Author(s) Monica Hongrø Solbakken, Kjetil Lysne Voje, Kjetill Sigurd Jakobsen, Sissel Jentoft Abstract: Host-intrinsic factors as well as environmental changes are known to be strong evolutionary drivers defining the genetic foundation of immunity. Using a novel set of teleost genomes and a time-calibrated phylogeny, we here