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

Just out | A new specimen of Lariosaurus xingyiensis (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Ladinian (Middle Triassic) Zhuganpo Member, Falang Formation, Guizhou, China @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology A new specimen of Lariosaurus xingyiensis (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Ladinian (Middle Triassic) Zhuganpo Member, Falang Formation, Guizhou, China Author(s) Wen-Bin Lin, Da-Yong Jiang, Olivier Rieppel, Ryosuke Motani, Cheng Ji, Andrea Tintori, Zuo-Yu Sun & Min Zhou Abstract: A new specimen of Lariosaurus xingyiensis is described and provides new information on the dermal palate of the skull and the postcranial skeleton. Based on a

Just out | Tooth enamel microstructures of three Jurassic euharamiyidans and implications for tooth enamel evolution in allotherian mammals @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Tooth enamel microstructures of three Jurassic euharamiyidans and implications for tooth enamel evolution in allotherian mammals Author(s) Fang-Yuan Mao, Yuan-Qing Wang, Shun-Dong Bi, Jian Guan & Jin Meng Abstract: Incisor enamel microstructures of three euharamyidans, Shenshou lui, Xianshou linglong, and X. songae, from the early Late Jurassic Yanliao Biota, Liaoning Province, China, are reported. The enamel of the three species consists of columnar divergence

Just out | An enigmatic multituberculate mammal from the Early Cretaceous of Siberia, Russia @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology An enigmatic multituberculate mammal from the Early Cretaceous of Siberia, Russia Author(s) Alexander Averianov, Alexey Lopatin, Pavel Skutschas, Stepan Ivantsov, Elizaveta Boitsova & Ivan Kuzmin Abstract: Baidabatyr clivosus, gen. et sp. nov. (Multituberculata incertae sedis), is described on the basis of an ultimate upper premolar (P5) from the Lower Cretaceous Ilek Formation at Bol’shoi Kemchug 3 locality in Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia. The new taxon

Just out | Additional carnivorans from the early Hemingfordian Miller Local Fauna, Florida @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Additional carnivorans from the early Hemingfordian Miller Local Fauna, Florida Author(s) Jon A. Baskin Abstract: One new species of ailurid and two new genera and species of oligobunine mustelids are recognized from the early Hemingfordian (He1) Miller Local Fauna, Dixie/Levy County, Florida (U.S.A.). The ailurid is congeneric with the European early Miocene Amphictis but is smaller than the Old World species. One new oligobunine