Cretaceous

Just out | Early Barremian orbitolinid record from the Moghan area, NW Iran: Northern margin of the Neotethys @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Early Barremian orbitolinid record from the Moghan area, NW Iran: Northern margin of the Neotethys Author(s) Mohsen Yazdi-Moghadam, Mehdi Sarfi, Mohammad Sharifi, Behrooz Ariafar, Fereshteh Sajjadi, Parisa Abbasi Abstract: Orbitolinid foraminifers are reported for the first time from lower Barremian shallow marine carbonate deposits of the Moghan area, NW Iran. According to geologic map of the Razi, these rocks were previously assigned to general age of

On the News | China | Systematic excavation of dinosaur fossils launched in NE China @ Xinhua Net

On the News @ Xinhua Net Title:  Systematic excavation of dinosaur fossils launched in NE China Excerpt: “The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Yanji paleontologic fossil protection and research center have launched a systematic excavation of dinosaur fossils at a building site in Yanji recently. According to paleontologists, the excavation site matches the typical characteristics of the stratum in early Cretaceous period. The unearthed fossils showed that there were five or

Just out | New caddisflies species (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Cretaceous Taymyr amber @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research New caddisflies species (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Cretaceous Taymyr amber Author(s) Vladimir D. Ivanov, Stanislav I. Melnitsky Abstract: Four new Trichoptera species: Kliganigadukia taymyrensis gen. et sp. nov. (Hydrobiosidae), Archaeopolycentra yantardakh sp. nov. (Polycentropodidae), Taymyrodipseudon protopegasus gen. et sp. nov. (Dipseudopsidae), and Siberoclea parapolaria gen. et sp. nov. (Leptoceridae) from Late Cretaceous amber (Santonian, Kheta Formation, 85 Ma) of Taymyr (Siberia, Russian Federation) are described and

On the News | China | Chinese scientists start excavating large-scale dinosaur fossils @ Euronews

On the News @ Euronews Title:  Chinese scientists start excavating large-scale dinosaur fossils Excerpt: “The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) launched Friday an excavation of a large-scale dinosaur-fossil group, the only one of which in the world that has been found in a modern urban area. Located in Yanji city, northeast China’s Jilin Province, the fossil group is expected to cover an area of 10 square kilometers. It is also the

Just out | Integrated biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Upper Cretaceous to Paleocene succession in the northern Moldavidian Domain (Eastern Carpathians, Romania) @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Integrated biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Upper Cretaceous to Paleocene succession in the northern Moldavidian Domain (Eastern Carpathians, Romania) Author(s) Daniel Ţabără, Hamid Slimani, Silvia Mare, Carmen Mariana Chira Abstract: This study of the upper Maastrichtian to Danian sedimentary succession from the northern part of the Romanian Eastern Carpathians (Varniţa section) aims to establish an integrated biostratigraphy based on calcareous nannofossils, organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts (dinocysts) and

Just out | Calcium Isotopic Evidence for Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem Structure Prior to the K/Pg Extinction @ Current Biology

Just out @ Current Biology Calcium Isotopic Evidence for Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem Structure Prior to the K/Pg Extinction Author(s) Jeremy E. Martin, Peggy Vincent, Théo Tacail, Fatima Khaldoune, Essaid Jourani, Nathalie Bardet, Vincent Balter Abstract: The collapse of marine ecosystems during the end-Cretaceous mass extinction involved the base of the food chain [ 1 ] up to ubiquitous vertebrate apex predators [ 2–5 ]. Large marine reptiles became suddenly extinct at

Just out | Plasticity and Convergence in the Evolution of Short-Necked Plesiosaurs @ Current Biology

Just out @ Current Biology Plasticity and Convergence in the Evolution of Short-Necked Plesiosaurs Author(s) Valentin Fischer, Roger B.J. Benson, Nikolay G. Zverkov, Laura C. Soul, Maxim S. Arkhangelsky, Olivier Lambert, Ilya M. Stenshin, Gleb N. Uspensky, Patrick S. Druckenmiller Abstract: Plesiosaurs were the longest-surviving group of secondarily marine tetrapods, comparable in diversity to today’s cetaceans. During their long evolutionary history, which spanned the Jurassic and the Cretaceous (201 to 66

Just out | Cantabriconus reocinianus n. gen., n. sp. a new conical agglutinating benthic foraminifera from the upper Aptian-lower Albian of Cantabria, N-Spain @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Cantabriconus reocinianus n. gen., n. sp. a new conical agglutinating benthic foraminifera from the upper Aptian-lower Albian of Cantabria, N-Spain Author(s) Felix Schlagintweit, Idoia Rosales, María Najarro Abstract: A new large conical agglutinating benthic foraminifer is described as Cantabriconus reocinianus n. gen., n. sp. from the upper Aptian-lower Albian Urgonian limestones of the Basque-Cantabrian Basin. It is characterized by a prominent initial trochospire, an undivided marginal

On the News | Discovery of horned ‘triceratops-style’ dinosaur in North America could rewrite Earth’s history @ The Sun

On the News @ The Sun Title:  Discovery of horned ‘triceratops-style’ dinosaur in North America could rewrite Earth’s history Jasper Hamill Excerpt: “Archaeologists have found the remains of a dinosaur that could reshape our understanding of the natural history of planet Earth. The “triceratops-style” beast was discovered after its tooth was dug out of rock in Missippipi. The ceratopsid dinosaur is believed to have roamed across North America between 66 and 68