Neogene

On the News | Ethiopia | Fósil de 3 millones de años revela origen de la columna vertebral en humanos @ W Radio

On the News @ W Radio Title:  Fósil de 3 millones de años revela origen de la columna vertebral en humanos Excerpt: “Un esqueleto fósil de 3,3 millones de años ha dado a los científicos la clave para establecer que varios millones de años antes de lo pensado el ser humano había desarrollado ya partes de la columna vertebral que le permitían movimientos para caminar de manera eficiente. El fósil conocido

Just out | Thoracic vertebral count and thoracolumbar transition in Australopithecus afarensis @ PNAS

Just out @ PNAS Thoracic vertebral count and thoracolumbar transition in Australopithecus afarensis Author(s) Carol V. Ward, Thierra K. Nalley, Fred Spoor, Paul Tafforeau, and Zeresenay Alemseged Abstract: The evolution of the human pattern of axial segmentation has been the focus of considerable discussion in paleoanthropology. Although several complete lumbar vertebral columns are known for early hominins, to date, no complete cervical or thoracic series has been recovered. Several partial skeletons

On the News | European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid @ ScienceNews

On the News @ ScienceNews Title:  European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid Bruce Bower Excerpt: “Europe, not Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers say. Tooth characteristics of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in southeastern European suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominid, not an ape as many researchers assume. One tooth

Just out | Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the Late Miocene of Europe @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the Late Miocene of Europe Author(s) Jochen Fuss, Nikolai Spassov, David R. Begun, Madelaine Böhme Abstract: The split of our own clade from the Panini is undocumented in the fossil record. To fill this gap we investigated the dentognathic morphology of Graecopithecus freybergi from Pyrgos Vassilissis (Greece) and cf. Graecopithecus sp. from Azmaka (Bulgaria), using new μCT and 3D reconstructions

Just out | Messinian age and savannah environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from Europe @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Messinian age and savannah environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from Europe Author(s) Madelaine Böhme, Nikolai Spassov, Martin Ebner, Denis Geraads, Latinka Hristova, Uwe Kirscher, Sabine Kötter, Ulf Linnemann, Jérôme Prieto, Socrates Roussiakis, George Theodorou, Gregor Uhlig, Michael Winklhofer Abstract: Dating fossil hominids and reconstructing their environments is critically important for understanding human evolution. Here we date the potentially oldest hominin, Graecopithecus freybergi from Europe and

Just out | Early Pliocene continental vertebrate Fauna at Puerto de la Cadena (SE Spain) and its bearing on the marine-continental correlation of the Late Neogene of Eastern Betics @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Early Pliocene continental vertebrate Fauna at Puerto de la Cadena (SE Spain) and its bearing on the marine-continental correlation of the Late Neogene of Eastern Betics Author(s) Pedro Piñero, Jordi Agustí, Oriol Oms, Ignacio Fierro, Plini Montoya, Samuel Mansino, Francisco Ruiz-Sánchez, David M. Alba, Maria Teresa Alberdi Abstract: In this paper, we synthesize sedimentological, magnetostratigraphic and paleontological data from the continental vertebrate site of

Just out | Cricket oviposition trace fossils in palaeosols and their stratigraphic significance: The South American Palaeosol Ichnofossil Ages (SAPIAs) @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Cricket oviposition trace fossils in palaeosols and their stratigraphic significance: The South American Palaeosol Ichnofossil Ages (SAPIAs) Author(s) Jorge F. Genise, M. Victoria Sánchez, Eduardo S. Bellosi, Liliana F. Cantil, J. Marcelo Krause, Mirta G. González, Laura C. Sarzetti, Mariano Verde, Pablo Puerta, Jorge Frana Abstract: The first insect trace fossil in palaeosols attributed to the oviposition of crickets is represented by openings composed of

Just out |  In and out of the Neotropics: historical biogeography of Eneopterinae crickets @ Journal of Biogeography

Just out @ Journal of Biogeography In and out of the Neotropics: historical biogeography of Eneopterinae crickets Author(s) Natállia Vicente, Gael J. Kergoat, Jiajia Dong, Karla Yotoko, Frédéric Legendre, Romain Nattier, Tony Robillard Abstract: Aim | Multiple biogeographical scenarios involving vicariance and different colonization routes can explain disjunct species distributions in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, we tested several alternative hypotheses in Eneopterinae crickets, a diverse subfamily presenting a disjunct worldwide distribution.

Just out | Miocene (Burdigalian) seawater and air temperatures estimated from the geochemistry of fossil remains from the Aquitaine Basin, France @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Miocene (Burdigalian) seawater and air temperatures estimated from the geochemistry of fossil remains from the Aquitaine Basin, France Author(s) Jean Goedert, Romain Amiot, Florent Arnaud-Godet, Gilles Cuny, François Fourel, Jean-Alexis Hernandez, Ulysse Pedreira-Segade, Christophe Lécuyer Abstract: Construction work of the Highway A65 led the top of the Burdigalian ‘Molasses de l’Armagnac’ Formation to outcrop in two close localities near the town of Bazas and Marimbault,

Just out | The Neogene genus Streptochilus (Brönnimann and Resig, 1971) from the Gulf of California @ Marine Micropaleontology

Just out @ Marine Micropaleontology The Neogene genus Streptochilus (Brönnimann and Resig, 1971) from the Gulf of California Author(s) Adriana Yanet Miranda-Martínez, Ana Luisa Carreño, Kristin McDougall Abstract: Four species of the planktonic foraminiferal genus Streptochilus from key Neogene marine localities are documented in relation to the Gulf of California evolution: S. globigerus, S. latus, S. macdougallae sp. nov., and S. inglei sp. nov. Planktonic foraminiferal bioevents and strontium isotopes in