Paleogene

Just out | Craniodental and humeral morphology of a new species of Masrasector (Teratodontinae, Hyaenodonta, Placentalia) from the late Eocene of Egypt and locomotor diversity in hyaenodonts @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Craniodental and humeral morphology of a new species of Masrasector (Teratodontinae, Hyaenodonta, Placentalia) from the late Eocene of Egypt and locomotor diversity in hyaenodonts Author(s) Matthew R. Borths, Erik R. Seiffert Abstract: Hyaenodonta is a diverse clade of carnivorous mammals that were part of terrestrial faunas in the Paleogene of Eurasia and North America, but the oldest record for the group is Afro-Arabian, making the record

Just out | An Oligocene toadfish (Teleostei, Percomorpha) from Moravia, Czech Republic: The earliest skeletal record for the order Batrachoidiformes @ Bulletin of Geosciences

Just out @ Bulletin of Geosciences An Oligocene toadfish (Teleostei, Percomorpha) from Moravia, Czech Republic: The earliest skeletal record for the order Batrachoidiformes Author(s) Přikryl T, Carnevale G Abstract: The fossil record of toadfishes (Batrachoidiformes) is meager, with only scarce skeletal remains. The Menilitic Formation (Dynów Member) has provided the first and only Oligocene articulated skeleton of a toadfish, described herein as †Louckaichthys novosadi gen. et sp. nov. based on

Just out | Natural Casts of Early Eocene Entobia from the Kachchh Basin, India @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos Natural Casts of Early Eocene Entobia from the Kachchh Basin, India Author(s) Shweta S. Gurav & Kantimati G. Kulkarni Abstract: Excellently preserved natural casts of sponge borings Entobia Bronn from the Early Eocene rocks of the Kachchh basin, India are reported for the first time. The entobian bioerosion is represented by four ichnospecies viz., Entobia cateniformis, E. geometrica, E. ovula, and E. paradoxa. Molds and casts

Just out | The Trace Fossil Polykampton cabellae isp. nov. from the Pagliaro Formation (Paleocene), Northern Apennines, Italy: A Record of Nutritional Sediment Sequestration by a Deep Sea Invertebrate @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos The Trace Fossil Polykampton cabellae isp. nov. from the Pagliaro Formation (Paleocene), Northern Apennines, Italy: A Record of Nutritional Sediment Sequestration by a Deep Sea Invertebrate Author(s) Alfred Uchman & Bruno Rattazzi Abstract: Polykampton cabellae isp. nov., a new ichnospecies of Polykampton Ooster, 1869, occurs in two localities of the Pagliaro Formation (Paleocene) in Liguria, Italy, 1.5–3.5 cm below the top of light grey or rose, thick-bedded

Just out | New material of Eocene Helaletidae (Perissodactyla, Tapiroidea) from the Irdin Manha Formation of the Erlian Basin, Inner Mongolia, China, and comments on related localities of the Huheboerhe area @ American Museum novitates

Just out @ American Museum novitates New material of Eocene Helaletidae (Perissodactyla, Tapiroidea) from the Irdin Manha Formation of the Erlian Basin, Inner Mongolia, China, and comments on related localities of the Huheboerhe area Author(s) Bai, Bin; Wang, Yuan-qing.; Mao, Fang-yuan.; Meng, Jin Abstract: Perissodactyls first appeared at the beginning of the early Eocene and reached their highest diversity, dominating contemporaneous mammalian faunas in species richness during the middle Eocene. Tapiroidea

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).

On the News | Fossils of world's most pricey pet fish discovered @ Ecns.cn

On the News @ Ecns.cn Title:  Fossils of world’s most pricey pet fish discovered Excerpt: “Scientists have discovered early fossil remains tracing the ancestry of one of the world’s most expensive aquarium fish – the endangered Asian arowana. The discoveries in Central China’s Hunan and Hubei provinces are helping scientists understand how this prized fish spread throughout the world, read the latest edition of Vertebrata Palasiatica. The species, Scleropages sinensis,

Just out | New adapiform primate fossils from the late Eocene of Egypt @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology New adapiform primate fossils from the late Eocene of Egypt Author(s) Erik R. Seiffert, Doug M. Boyer, John G. Fleagle, Gregg F. Gunnell, Christopher P. Heesy, Jonathan M. G. Perry & Hesham M. Sallam Abstract: Caenopithecine adapiform primates are currently represented by two genera from the late Eocene of Egypt (Afradapis and Aframonius) and one from the middle Eocene of Switzerland (Caenopithecus). All are somewhat

It's a Bug's World | New Species Reported This Week

It’s a bug’s world and it was definitely a bug’s week. Invertebrates were clearly dominant in new species reported this week, insects and beetles being the most numerous. Arthropodes, echinoderms, mollucs, cycads, conodonts, radiolaria were also described in a week full of new taxonomic descriptions. The new species reported this week come from America (USA and Patagonia), from Africa (Tunisia and Madagascar), Europe (Germany, Austria and Russia), and Asia (Myanmar). Full account of fossil species reported this week: Palaeosiamoglaris leinhardi gen. et sp. nov., P. burmica sp. nov., and P. inexpectata sp. nov., three new Prionoglarididae from Cretaceous Burmese amber,

Just out | Taxonomic review of the “Bulimes”, terrestrial gastropods from the continental Eocene of the Hamada de Méridja (northwestern Sahara, Algeria) (Mollusca: Stylommatophora: Strophocheilidae?), with a discussion of the genera of the family Vidaliellidae @ PalZ

Just out @ PalZ Taxonomic review of the “Bulimes”, terrestrial gastropods from the continental Eocene of the Hamada de Méridja (northwestern Sahara, Algeria) (Mollusca: Stylommatophora: Strophocheilidae?), with a discussion of the genera of the family Vidaliellidae Author(s) Sid Ahmed Hammouda, Dietrich Kadolsky, Mohammed Adaci, Fateh Mebrouk, Mustapha Bensalah, M’hammed Mahboubi, Rodolphe Tabuce Abstract: Terrestrial gastropods occur in many North African localities in Eocene continental deposits. Here we analyse the faunal