Neogene

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 | 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

Just out | Phylogeny, divergence time and historical biogeography of Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) @ BMC Evolutionary Biology

Just out @ BMC Evolutionary Biology Phylogeny, divergence time and historical biogeography of Laetiporus (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) Author(s) Jie Song and Bao-Kai Cui Abstract: Background The aim of this study was to characterize the molecular relationship, origin and historical biogeography of the species in important brown rot fungal genus Laetiporus from East Asia, Europe, Pan-America, Hawaii and South Africa. We used six genetic markers to estimate a genus-level phylogeny including (1)

Just out | Hipparion material from Gaojiashan locality in the Late Miocene of Linxia Basin, Gansu, China and associated mammalian fossil assemblage @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology Hipparion material from Gaojiashan locality in the Late Miocene of Linxia Basin, Gansu, China and associated mammalian fossil assemblage Author(s) Yikun Li, Wen He, Shanqin Chen, Shiqi Wang, Boyang Sun & Yu Li Abstract: Two Hipparion species, H. forstenae and H. hippidiodus from Gaojiashan locality in the Linxia Basin, Gansu, China are described in this paper, with the first presence of the former in the

Just out | New insights on Cricetodontini (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Duero Basin, Spain @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology New insights on Cricetodontini (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Duero Basin, Spain Author(s) Arvidas Castillo, Paloma López-Guerrero & María Ángeles Álvarez-Sierra Abstract: The tribe Cricetodontini is a common cricetid group found in several European basins from the Miocene. Here we present a study of the fossils of this group found in the Duero Basin. We updated the biostratigraphical assignation of some of the localities in which

Just out | Les Cases de la Valenciana, a new early Miocene small-mammal locality from the Vallès-Penedès Basin (Catalonia, Spain) @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology Les Cases de la Valenciana, a new early Miocene small-mammal locality from the Vallès-Penedès Basin (Catalonia, Spain) Author(s) Sílvia Jovells-Vaqué, Israel García-Paredes, Marc Furió, Chiara Angelone, Lars W. Van den Hoek Ostende, Mariona Berrocal Barberà, Daniel DeMiguel, Joan Madurell-Malapeira & Isaac Casanovas-Vilar Abstract: The Valles-Penedes Basin (Catalonia, Spain) is classical area for the study of Miocene land mammal faunas. Nevertheless, the early Miocene part of

Just out | Nyctereutes Megamastoides (Canidae, Mammalia) from the Early and Middle Villafranchian (Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene) of the Lower Valdarno (Firenze and Pisa, Tuscany, Italy) @ Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia

Just out @ Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia Nyctereutes Megamastoides (Canidae, Mammalia) from the Early and Middle Villafranchian (Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene) of the Lower Valdarno (Firenze and Pisa, Tuscany, Italy)  Author(s) Saverio Bartolini Lucenti Abstract: Among living canids, the genus Nyctereutes Temminck, 1838 was the first to appear in the Western European fossil record. In the Italian Peninsula, scanty remains from a few Plio-Pleistocene localities of central Italy,

Just out | Last evidence of Lates (Perciformes, Latinae) in the latest Miocene of the Eastern Paratethys @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology Last evidence of Lates (Perciformes, Latinae) in the latest Miocene of the Eastern Paratethys Author(s) Alison M. Murray, Oleksandr M. Kovalchuk & Oksana Vernygora Abstract: An articulated series of centra from latest Miocene deposits of Ukraine is described and identified as a species of Lates. The specimen comes from a locality with an estimated age of 6.04–4.7 Ma, representing the northernmost reach of the Paratethys during the

Just out | New Remains of Megathericulus patagonicus Ameghino, 1904 (Xenarthra, Tardigrada) from the Serravallian (Middle Miocene) of Bolivia @ Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Just out @ Journal of Mammalian Evolution New Remains of Megathericulus patagonicus Ameghino, 1904 (Xenarthra, Tardigrada) from the Serravallian (Middle Miocene) of Bolivia; Chronological and Biogeographical Implications Author(s) Diego Brandoni, Alfredo A Carlini, Federico Anaya, Phil Gans, Darin A Croft Abstract: In this contribution, we describe new remains (skull and humeri) of the Megatheriinae Megathericulus patagonicus Ameghino, 1904, recovered from the middle Miocene fossiliferous locality of Quebrada Honda, Bolivia. We also

Two New Dinosaurs from North America | New Species Reported this Week

Species reported this week are very diverse, spanning from ostracoda to dinosaurs. Vertebrate are dominant: new bird, fish, primate and dinosaur species are described, and Cretaceous new species are the most numerous. The new species reported this week come from America (USA), Africa (Egypt), Europe (Italy), and Asia (China, Myanmar). Full account of fossil species reported this week: Masradapis tahai, gen. et sp. nov., a new Caenopithecine adapiform primate from the late Eocene of Egypt, was reported in Historical Biology (10th April 2017).