Quaternary

Just out | Newly Discovered Crania of Nyanzachoerus jaegeri (Tetraconodontinae, Suidae, Mammalia) from the Woranso-Mille (Ethiopia) and Reappraisal of Its Generic Status @ Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Just out @ Journal of Mammalian Evolution Newly Discovered Crania of Nyanzachoerus jaegeri (Tetraconodontinae, Suidae, Mammalia) from the Woranso-Mille (Ethiopia) and Reappraisal of Its Generic Status Author(s) Hailay G. Reda, Ignacio A. Lazagabaster, Yohannes Haile-Selassie Abstract: Suids are among the most common mammalian groups in the Plio-Pleistocene vertebrate fossil record of Africa and the most studied largely due to their significance as biochronological indicators. However, despite their abundance in the fossil record, the remains are mostly isolated teeth

Just out | A new Ruscinian site in Europe: Baza-1 (Baza basin, Andalusia, Spain) @ Comptes Rendus Palevol

Just out @ Comptes Rendus Palevol A new Ruscinian site in Europe: Baza-1 (Baza basin, Andalusia, Spain) Author(s) Sergio Ros-Montoya, Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro, María-Patrocinio Espigares, Antonio Guerra-Merchán, José Manuel García-Aguilar, Pedro Piñero, Ainoa Rodríguez-Rueda, Jordi Agustí, Oriol Oms, Paul Palmqvist Abstract: The Guadix–Baza depression (southeastern Spain) preserves one of the best continental Plio-Pleistocene records of the European continent. The new site, Baza-1, is the first Ruscinian locality with fauna of large vertebrates known in the basin. During the summer seasons of

Just out | Effects of long term nutrient and climate variability on subfossil Cladocera in a deep, subalpine lake (Lake Garda, northern Italy) @ Journal of Paleolimnology

Just out @ Journal of Paleolimnology Effects of long term nutrient and climate variability on subfossil Cladocera in a deep, subalpine lake (Lake Garda, northern Italy) Author(s) Manuela Milan, Christian Bigler, Monica Tolotti, Krystyna Szeroczyńska Abstract: Albeit subfossil Cladocera remains are considered as a reliable proxy for tracking historical lake development, they have been scarcely studied in large subalpine lakes south of the Alps. In this study, subfossil Cladocera remains from Lake Garda in northern

Just out | Island Rule, quantitative genetics and brain–body size evolution in Homo floresiensis @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Just out @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B Island Rule, quantitative genetics and brain–body size evolution in Homo floresiensis Author(s) José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho, Pasquale Raia Abstract: Colonization of islands often activate a complex chain of adaptive events that, over a relatively short evolutionary time, may drive strong shifts in body size, a pattern known as the Island Rule. It is arguably difficult to perform a direct analysis of the natural selection forces behind

On the News | Argentina | Descubrieron un nuevo mamífero prehistórico en San Pedro @ La Capital

On the News @ La Capital Title:  Descubrieron un nuevo mamífero prehistórico en San Pedro Excerpt: “Un nuevo mamífero que vivió en la región pampeana durante el Pleistoceno fue descubierto por un investigador de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario, a partir del análisis de un fósil en el Museo Paleontológico de San Pedro. El investigador Luciano Brambilla, del Laboratorio de Paleontología, comenzó con la revisión de los materiales depositados en

Just out | Comparative paleohistology in osteoderms of Pleistocene Panochthus sp. Burmeister, 1886 and Neuryurus sp.Ameghino, 1889 (Xenarthra, Glyptodontidae) @ Comptes Rendus Palevol

Just out @ Comptes Rendus Palevol Comparative paleohistology in osteoderms of Pleistocene Panochthus sp. Burmeister, 1886 and Neuryurus sp.Ameghino, 1889 (Xenarthra, Glyptodontidae) Author(s) Yumi Asakura, Paulo Victor Luiz Gomes Da Costa Pereira, Edison Vicente Oliveira, Jorge Luiz Lopes Da Silva Abstract: Xenarthran osteoderms are integumentary bones with high fossilization potential presenting a high degree of morphological and histological diversity. Here, new data on the osteoderms histology of two glyptodonts, Panochthus and Neuryurus are presented. The poor spatial organization of the mineralized fibers and

Just out | Last Glacial pollen–climate reconstructions from Northland, New Zealand @ Journal of Quaternary Science

Just out @ Journal of Quaternary Science Last Glacial pollen–climate reconstructions from Northland, New Zealand Author(s) R.M. Newnham, B. V. Alloway, K.A. Holt, K. Butler, A.B.H. Rees, J.M. Wilmshurst, G. Dunbar, I. Hajdas Abstract: Despite wide-ranging interest in the vegetation and climate of Northland, New Zealand, during the last glacial cycle, the region and timeframe lack quantitative climate reconstructions while land-based pollen records have tended to be poorly dated and

Just out | The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world @ Nature Ecology & Evolution

Just out @ Nature Ecology & Evolution The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world Author(s) Claudio Ottoni, Wim Van Neer […] Eva-Maria Geigl Excerpt: The cat has long been important to human societies as a pest-control agent, object of symbolic value and companion animal, but little is known about its domestication process and early anthropogenic dispersal. Here we show, using ancient DNA analysis of geographically and temporally widespread

Just out | Foraminifera as markers of Holocene sea-level fluctuations and water depths of ancient harbours — A case study from the Bay of Elaia (W Turkey) @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Foraminifera as markers of Holocene sea-level fluctuations and water depths of ancient harbours — A case study from the Bay of Elaia (W Turkey) Author(s) Martin Seeliger, Anna Pint, Peter Frenzel, Stefan Feuser, Felix Pirson, Svenja Riedesel, Helmut Brückner Abstract: The absence of common sea-level indicators in the study area of Elaia, Pergamum’s harbour city in Hellenistic and Roman times, forced to establish a new reliable indicator, which was found

Just out | Mandibles of the sea lion Proterozetes ulysses from the middle Pleistocene Port Orford Formation of Oregon @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Mandibles of the sea lion Proterozetes ulysses from the middle Pleistocene Port Orford Formation of Oregon Author(s) Ashley W. Poust & Robert W. Boessenecker Abstract: The Pleistocene sea lion Proterozetes ulysses belongs to a monophyletic group of North Pacific otariids that includes the living genera Eumetopias and Zalophus. Mandibles of Proterozetes from the Port Orford Formation of Oregon are described and found to be intermediate in morphology and size to the other North Pacific