Paleogene

Just out | First record of insects in lignite-bearing formations (upper Eocene) of the central German Leipzig Embayment @ PalZ

Just out @ PalZ First record of insects in lignite-bearing formations (upper Eocene) of the central German Leipzig Embayment Author(s) Lutz Kunzmann, Christian Müller, Karolin Moraweck, Dorothea Bräutigam, Torsten Wappler, André Nel Abstract: The first unequivocal insect remains from compression plant assemblages of the central German Leipzig Embayment (former Weißelster Basin) are reported and briefly described. The fossil taphocoenosis comes from the upper Bartonian or lower Priabonian Luckenau Clay complex (lignite-bearing Borna Formation) that represents sediments of

Just out | Astragali of Pakicetidae and other early-to-middle Eocene archaeocetes (Mammalia, Cetacea) of Pakistan: locomotion and habitat in the initial stages of whale evolution @ PalZ

Just out @ PalZ Astragali of Pakicetidae and other early-to-middle Eocene archaeocetes (Mammalia, Cetacea) of Pakistan: locomotion and habitat in the initial stages of whale evolution Author(s) Philip D. Gingerich, Kurt Heissig, Ryan M. Bebej, Wighart von Koenigswald Abstract: Richard Dehm and colleagues of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie in Munich made an important collection of early-to-middle Eocene mammals at Ganda Kas in Pakistan during the winter of 1955/56. The genera and species Ichthyolestes pinfoldi and Gandakasia potens were named

Just out | A fossil unicorn crestfish (Teleostei, Lampridiformes, Lophotidae) from the Eocene of Iran @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ A fossil unicorn crestfish (Teleostei, Lampridiformes, Lophotidae) from the Eocene of Iran Author(s) Donald Davesne Abstract: Lophotidae, or crestfishes, is a family of rare deep-sea teleosts characterised by an enlarged horn-like crest on the forehead. They are poorly represented in the fossil record, by only three described taxa. One specimen attributed to Lophotidae has been described from the pelagic fauna of the middle-late Eocene Zagros Basin, Iran. Originally

Just out |  Two fossil species of Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) from the Oligo-Miocene Golden Fleece locality in Tasmania, Australia @ American Journal of Botany

Just out @ American Journal of Botany Two fossil species of Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) from the Oligo-Miocene Golden Fleece locality in Tasmania, Australia Author(s) Myall Tarran, Peter G. Wilson, Michael K. Macphail, Greg J. Jordan and Robert S. Hill Abstract: PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The capsular-fruited genus Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) is one of the most widely distributed flowering plant genera in the Pacific but is extinct in Australia today. The center of geographic origin for the genus and the reason for

Just out | Eocene sand tiger sharks (Lamniformes, Odontaspididae) from the Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy: palaeobiology, palaeobiogeography and evolutionary significance @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology Eocene sand tiger sharks (Lamniformes, Odontaspididae) from the Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy: palaeobiology, palaeobiogeography and evolutionary significance Author(s) Giuseppe Marramà, Andrea Engelbrecht, Giorgio Carnevale & Jürgen Kriwet Abstract: Here we report the first record of one of the most common and widespread Palaeogene selachians, the sand tiger shark Brachycarcharias, from the Ypresian Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte. The combination of dental character of the 15 isolated teeth collected from the Pesciara and Monte Postale sites

Just out | Mammals from the earliest Uintan (middle Eocene) Turtle Bluff Member, Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming, USA, Part 2: Apatotheria, Lipotyphla, Carnivoramorpha, Condylartha, Dinocerata, Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla @ Palaeontologia Electronica

Just out @ Palaeontologia Electronica Mammals from the earliest Uintan (middle Eocene) Turtle Bluff Member, Bridger Formation, southwestern Wyoming, USA, Part 2: Apatotheria, Lipotyphla, Carnivoramorpha, Condylartha, Dinocerata, Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla Author(s) Paul C. Murphey and Thomas S. Kelly Abstract: The Turtle Bluff Member (TBM) of the Bridger Formation in southwestern Wyoming, formerly known as the Bridger E, is designated as the stratotype section for the earliest Uintan or biochron Ui1a of

Just out | The biochronology and palaeobiogeography of Baru (Crocodylia: Mekosuchinae) based on new specimens from the Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ The biochronology and palaeobiogeography of Baru (Crocodylia: Mekosuchinae) based on new specimens from the Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia Author(s) Adam M. Yates Abstract: New records of the Oligo–Miocene mekosuchine crocodylian, Baru, from Queensland and the Northern Territory are described. Baru wickeni and Baru darrowi are accepted as valid species in the genus and their diagnoses are revised. Both species are present in Queensland and the Northern Territory but are restricted in time, with B. wickeni known

Just out | Evolutionary trends in the larger foraminifer Halkyardia maxima Cimerman: a biometrical approach @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen Evolutionary trends in the larger foraminifer Halkyardia maxima Cimerman: a biometrical approach Author(s) Benedetti, Andrea Abstract: Biometric analysis of megalospheric Halkyardia maxima specimens reveals evolutionary trends that are yet undescribed for the genus. Despite the low number of centered specimens in thin section sampled from a Rupelian sedimentary succession from northern Sicily, the increase in the embryo size and the tendency of the

Just out | Paleocene–Lower Eocene paleontological record of the Ulyanovsk-Syzran facial district, Volga-Peri-Caspian region @ Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation

Just out @ Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation Paleocene–Lower Eocene paleontological record of the Ulyanovsk-Syzran facial district, Volga-Peri-Caspian region Author(s) T. V. Oreshkina, G. N. Aleksandrova Abstract: The stratigraphic subdivisions of the Paleogene included in the updated regional stratigraphic scheme of the Ulyanovsk-Syzran facial district with a wide development of biosiliceous deposits, are described and paleontologically characterized. The biostratigraphic subdivision of the reference sections using diatoms and dinocysts is discussed. The recently recognized stratigraphic units, Smyshlyaevka and

Just out | New data on stratigraphy (palynomorphs, ostracods, paleomagnetism) of Cenozoic continental deposits of the Ishim plain, Western Siberia @ Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation

Just out @ Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation New data on stratigraphy (palynomorphs, ostracods, paleomagnetism) of Cenozoic continental deposits of the Ishim plain, Western Siberia Author(s) O. B. Kuzmina, Z. N. Gnibidenko, L. B. Khazin, I. V. Khazina Abstract: New micropaleontological and paleomagnetic data were obtained by studying core samples of Cenozoic continental deposits from two boreholes drilled in the south of Tyumen oblast (Western Siberia). Palynological assemblages in deposits of the Tavda (upper part), Novomikhailovka, Turtas, Abrosimovka, Tobolsk, Smirnovka, and Suzgun formations