Carboniferous

Just out | Yangquanoxylon miscellum gen. nov. et sp. nov., a gymnospermous wood from the Upper Pennsylvanian–lower Permian Taiyuan Formation of Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, with reference to the palaeoclimate in North China @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Yangquanoxylon miscellum gen. nov. et sp. nov., a gymnospermous wood from the Upper Pennsylvanian–lower Permian Taiyuan Formation of Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, with reference to the palaeoclimate in North China Author(s) Mingli Wan, Wan Yang, Xuezhi He, Weiming Zhou, Lujun Liu, Jun Wang Abstract: A silicified gymnospermous wood, Yangquanoxylon miscellum gen. nov. et sp. nov., is described from the Upper Pennsylvanian-lower Permian Taiyuan Formation,

Just out | Composition and Occurence of the Grandispora Maculosa Zonal Assemblage (Mississipian) in the Subsurface of the Carnarvon Basin and the Coolcalalaya Sub-Basin of Western Australia, and its Gondwanan Distribution @ Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia

Just out @ Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia Composition and Occurence of the Grandispora Maculosa Zonal Assemblage (Mississipian) in the Subsurface of the Carnarvon Basin and the Coolcalalaya Sub-Basin of Western Australia, and its Gondwanan Distribution Author(s) Geoffrey Playford, Arthur J. Mory Abstract: The Grandispora maculosa miospore assemblage – initially described in 1968 from Middle-Late Mississippian strata of New South Wales (eastern Australia) – is well represented in samples examined

Just out | Long bone histology of Ophiacodon reveals the geologically earliest occurrence of fibrolamellar bone in the mammalian stem lineage @ Comptes Rendus Palevol

Just out @ Comptes Rendus Palevol Long bone histology of Ophiacodon reveals the geologically earliest occurrence of fibrolamellar bone in the mammalian stem lineage Author(s) Christen D. Shelton, Paul Martin Sander Abstract: Shared histological characteristics have been observed in the bone matrix and vascularity between Ophiacodontidae and the later therapsids (Synapsida). Historically, this coincidence has been explained as simply a reflection of the presumed aquatic lifestyle of Ophiacodon or even a

Just out | Late Carboniferous Tetrapod Footprints from the Souss Basin, Western High Atlas Mountains, Morocco @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos Late Carboniferous Tetrapod Footprints from the Souss Basin, Western High Atlas Mountains, Morocco Author(s) Abdelouahed Lagnaoui, Sebastian Voigt, Abouchouaib Belahmira, Hafid Saber, Hendrik Klein, Abdelkbir Hminna & Joerg W. Schneider Abstract: The Late Carboniferous Souss Basin of south-central Morocco exhibits an approximately 1,800 m thick succession of fluvial and lacustrine deposits that have yielded diverse fossil remains of plants, insects, conchostracans, ostracods, jellyfish, fishes, and few tetrapod footprints.

Just out | The phylogeny of fossil whip spiders @ BMC Evolutionary Biology

Just out @ BMC Evolutionary Biology The phylogeny of fossil whip spiders Author(s) Russell J. Garwood, Jason A. Dunlop, Brian J. Knecht and Thomas A. Hegna Abstract: Background Arachnids are a highly successful group of land-dwelling arthropods. They are major contributors to modern terrestrial ecosystems, and have a deep evolutionary history. Whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi), are one of the smaller arachnid orders with ca. 190 living species. Here we restudy

Just out | Revision of Dendraena pinnatilobata Němejc from the Pennsylvanian of the Czech Republic @ Bulletin of Geosciences

Just out @ Bulletin of Geosciences Revision of Dendraena pinnatilobata Němejc from the Pennsylvanian of the Czech Republic Author(s) Frojdova J, Pšenička J, Bek J, Martinek K Abstract: Dendraena pinnatilobata Němejc is a Pennsylvanian true fern, which is known from the Stradonice locality (Czech Republic) only. All specimens of Dendraena pinnatilobata are preserved as three-dimensionally in volcaniclastic of Whestone Horizon (Radnice Member, Kladno Formation). Revision of this species includes detail

Just out | Beak from the body chamber of an Early Carboniferous shelled longiconic coleoid cephalopod from Arkansas, USA @ Lethaia

Just out @ Lethaia Beak from the body chamber of an Early Carboniferous shelled longiconic coleoid cephalopod from Arkansas, USA Author(s) Larisa A. Doguzhaeva, Royal H. Mapes Abstract: Here we report the discovery of an Early Carboniferous (Late Visean) 3D cephalopod beak displaying significant similarity to the lower beak of Recent coleoids. It was uncovered in a fragmentarily preserved, longiconic shell from the Moorefield Formation in Arkansas, USA. This shell

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 | Tainoceratid and Liroceratid Nautilids from the Upper Mississippian Imo Formation of Arkansas, Midcontinent North America @ Paleontological Research

Just out @ Paleontological Research Tainoceratid and Liroceratid Nautilids from the Upper Mississippian Imo Formation of Arkansas, Midcontinent North America Author(s) Shuji Niko and Royal H. Mapes Abstract: As the third installment of our study to describe the cephalopod fauna of the Upper Mississippian Imo Formation, four species of late Chesterian (= Serpukhovian; late early Carboniferous) nautilids are recorded from the dark gray shale of the formation in northwest Arkansas,

Just out | Two new Carboniferous Asteroidea (Echinodermata) of the family Urasterellidae @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Two new Carboniferous Asteroidea (Echinodermata) of the family Urasterellidae Author(s) Blake, Daniel B. Abstract: Two new genera and species of the Paleozoic asteroid (Echinodermata) family Urasterellidae, Anthroosasterias stibareus and Staurasterias elegans, are described from the Carboniferous of the central United States. A revised familial diagnosis is proposed. Compared with earlier Paleozoic urasterellids, the new genera differ in ambulacral and disk morphology,