Jurassic

Just out | Aalenian-Bajocian belemnites from the Middle and High Atlas, Morocco: taxonomy, biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeographical affinities @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen Aalenian-Bajocian belemnites from the Middle and High Atlas, Morocco: taxonomy, biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeographical affinities Author(s) Weis, Robert; Sadki, Driss; Mariotti, Nino Abstract: The early Middle Jurassic represents an interval of important taxonomic diversification in belemnites in the Western Tethys. Field work in the Moroccan Atlas mountains has permitted to collect numerous belemnite rostra, ranging from the uppermost Aalenian (Concavum Zone) to

Just out | A large pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic of Liuhuanggou, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen A large pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic of Liuhuanggou, Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China Author(s) Maisch, Michael W.; Matzke, Andreas T. Abstract: Remains of a pterodactyloid monofenestrate pterosaur are described from the lower Qigu Formation (? Oxfordian, lower Upper Jurassic) of Liuhuanggou near Urumqi in the southern Junggar Basin, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China. The taxon

Just out | Ammonites, taphonomical analysis and biostratigraphy of the Aalenian (Middle Jurassic) from Capo San Vigilio (Lake Garda, N Italy) @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen Ammonites, taphonomical analysis and biostratigraphy of the Aalenian (Middle Jurassic) from Capo San Vigilio (Lake Garda, N Italy) Author(s) Dietze, Volker; Cresta, Stefano; Martire, Luca; Pavia, Giulio Abstract: The Aalenian succession of Capo San Vigilio shows high historical value by the studies of palaeontologists of the 19th century, who instituted many species of molluscs, mainly ammonites, which are still used as reference

Just out | Selective incidence of the toarcian oceanic anoxic event on macroinvertebrate marine communities: a case from the Lusitanian basin, Portugal @ Lethaia

Just out @ Lethaia Selective incidence of the toarcian oceanic anoxic event on macroinvertebrate marine communities: a case from the Lusitanian basin, Portugal Author(s) Olmo Miguez-Salas, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Tovar, Luís V. Duarte Abstract: “A macroinvertebrate assemblage has been studied from the Thin Nodular Limestones Member (TNL) of the Fonte Coberta section (Lusitanian Basin, Portugal), giving special attention to its trace fossils. The assemblage was studied to analyse the influence of

Just out | Virtual reconstruction of the endocranial anatomy of the early Jurassic marine crocodylomorph Pelagosaurus typus (Thalattosuchia) @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ Virtual reconstruction of the endocranial anatomy of the early Jurassic marine crocodylomorph Pelagosaurus typus (Thalattosuchia) Author(s) Stephanie E. Pierce , Megan Williams, Roger B.J. Benson Abstract: “Thalattosuchians were highly specialised aquatic archosaurs of the Jurassic and Early Cretaceous, and represent a peak of aquatic adaptation among crocodylomorphs. Relatively little is known of their endocranial anatomy or its relevance for the evolution of sensory systems, physiology, and

Just out | Tooth enamel microstructures of three Jurassic euharamiyidans and implications for tooth enamel evolution in allotherian mammals @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Tooth enamel microstructures of three Jurassic euharamiyidans and implications for tooth enamel evolution in allotherian mammals Author(s) Fang-Yuan Mao, Yuan-Qing Wang, Shun-Dong Bi, Jian Guan & Jin Meng Abstract: Incisor enamel microstructures of three euharamyidans, Shenshou lui, Xianshou linglong, and X. songae, from the early Late Jurassic Yanliao Biota, Liaoning Province, China, are reported. The enamel of the three species consists of columnar divergence

Just out | Proposal for Ichnotaxonomic Allocation of Therapsid Footprints from the Botucatu Formation (Brazil) @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos Proposal for Ichnotaxonomic Allocation of Therapsid Footprints from the Botucatu Formation (Brazil) Author(s) Simone D’Orazi Porchetti, Reinaldo J. Bertini & Max C. Langer Abstract: A new ichnospecies, Brasilichnium anaiti, is erected on material from the Botucatu Formation of Brazil. The general morphology supports ichnotaxonomic similarity between the new ichnotaxon and Brasilichnium elusivum Leonardi, 1981, even if a separation at the ichnospecies level is evident, based on

Just out | New specimens of Anchiornis huxleyi (Theropoda, Paraves) from the late Jurassic of northeastern China @ Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Just out @ Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History New specimens of Anchiornis huxleyi (Theropoda, Paraves) from the late Jurassic of northeastern China Author(s) Pei, Rui.; Li, Quanguo.; Meng, Qingjin, 1962-; Norell, Mark.; Gao, Keqin Abstract: Four new specimens of Anchiornis huxleyi (PKUP V1068, BMNHC PH804, BMNHC PH822, and BMNHC PH823) were recently recovered from the late Jurassic fossil beds of the Tiaojishan Formation in northeastern China. These new

Just out | The genera Architipula Handlirsch, 1906 and Grimmenia Krzemiński and Zessin, 1990 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from the Lower Jurassic of England @ Palaeontologia Electronica

Just out @ Palaeontologia Electronica The genera Architipula Handlirsch, 1906 and GrimmeniaKrzemiński and Zessin, 1990 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from the Lower Jurassic of England Author(s) Katarzyna Kopeć, Wiesław Krzemiński, Karina Skowron, and Robert Coram Abstract: A new diagnosis and systematic clarification of the genus Architipula Handlirsch, 1906 (Diptera, Limoniidae) are presented. Architipula seebachiana Handlirsch, 1906 and A. seebachi (Geinitz, 1884) are synonymised. Liassotipula Tillyard, 1933 from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of

Just out | From Oppel to Callomon (and beyond): building a high-resolution ammonite-based biochronology for the Jurassic System @ Lethaia

Just out @ Lethaia From Oppel to Callomon (and beyond): building a high-resolution ammonite-based biochronology for the Jurassic System Author(s) Kevin N. Page Abstract: By 1849, Alcide d’Orbigny had proposed a very modern looking global subdivision of a Jurassique ‘System’, into a sequence of 10 étages. D’Orbigny’s stages were based on a basic biostratigraphical framework, but there were still a number of issues with its actual demonstrable applicability internationally. In