Permian

Just out | Taphonomic and palaeovegetational studies in lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits of Chintalapudi Area, Godavari Graben, South India @ Revue de Micropaléontologie

Just out @ Revue de Micropaléontologie Taphonomic and palaeovegetational studies in lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits of Chintalapudi Area, Godavari Graben, South India Author(s) Shreya Mishra, Neerja Jha, Sukhbir Singh Gahalain Abstract: Palynomorphs from lower Permian (Asselian-Sakmarian) deposits from Chintalapudi area of Godavari Graben were used to infer palaeovegetation and palaeoenvironments through palynofacies reconstruction and taphonomic studies. The recovered palynofloral assemblage is dominated by Cordaites with subordinate conifers and glossopterids forming the floral canopy. Fillicopsids, equisetopsids,

Just out | Residues from the Upper Permian carnivore coprolites from Vyazniki in Russia - key questions in reconstruction of feeding habits @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Residues from the Upper Permian carnivore coprolites from Vyazniki in Russia – key questions in reconstruction of feeding habits Author(s) Piotr Bajdek, Krzysztof Owocki, Andrey G. Sennikov, Valeriy K. Golubev, Grzegorz Niedźwiedzki Abstract: Residues of twenty-five coprolite fragments collected from the Upper Permian of Vyazniki (European Russia) were studied in detail. The phosphatic composition, general shape and size, and bone inclusions of these specimens indicate that medium to large-sized

Just out | New material of Alierasaurus ronchii (Synapsida, Caseidae) from the Permian of Sardinia (Italy), and its phylogenetic affinities @ Palaeontologia Electronica

Just out @ Palaeontologia Electronica New material of Alierasaurus ronchii (Synapsida, Caseidae) from the Permian of Sardinia (Italy), and its phylogenetic affinities Author(s) Marco Romano, Ausonio Ronchi, Simone Maganuco, and Umberto Nicosia Abstract: New characters of the giant caseid Alierasaurus ronchii are described here based on material recovered from the type locality in the Permian deposits of Cala del Vino Formation (Sardinia NW) and additional preparation of the previously collected material. All new described osteological

Just out | Evidence for convergent evolution of a neocortex-like structure in a late Permian therapsid @ Journal of Morphology

Just out @ Journal of Morphology Evidence for convergent evolution of a neocortex-like structure in a late Permian therapsid Author(s) Michael Laaß, Anders Kaestner Abstract: The special sensory, motor, and cognitive capabilities of mammals mainly depend upon the neocortex, which is the six-layered cover of the mammalian forebrain. The origin of the neocortex is still controversial and the current view is that larger brains with neocortex first evolved in late Triassic

Just out | A new euselachian shark from the early Permian of the Middle Urals, Russia @ Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Just out @ Acta Palaeontologica Polonica A new euselachian shark from the early Permian of the Middle Urals, Russia Author(s) Alexander O. Ivanov, Christopher J. Duffin, and Serge V. Naugolnykh Abstract: The isolated teeth of a new euselachian shark Artiodus prominens Ivanov and Duffin gen. et sp. nov. have been found in the Artinskian Stage (Early Permian) of Krasnoufimskie Klyuchiki quarry (Sverdlovsk Region, Middle Urals, Russia). The teeth of Artiodus possess

Just out | Macroscopic charcoal remains as evidence of wildfire from late Permian Gondwana sediments of India: Further contribution to global fossil charcoal database @ Palaeoworld

Just out @ Palaeoworld Macroscopic charcoal remains as evidence of wildfire from late Permian Gondwana sediments of India: Further contribution to global fossil charcoal database Author(s) Mahesh Shivanna, Srikanta Murthy, Saurabh Gautam, Paulo A. Souza, Pauline Sabina Kavali, Mary Elizabeth Cerruti Bernardes-de-Oliveira, Ram-Awatar, Cristina Moreira Félix Abstract: Although there have been numerous reports of the occurrence of charcoal from the Indian Permian sediments (Kashmir and the Domodar Basin), here we report

Just out | Palynofacies as a tool for high-resolution palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstruction of Gondwanan post-glacial coal deposits: No. 2 Coal Seam, Witbank Coalfield (South Africa) @ Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments

Just out @ Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments Palynofacies as a tool for high-resolution palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstruction of Gondwanan post-glacial coal deposits: No. 2 Coal Seam, Witbank Coalfield (South Africa) Author(s) Alexander Wheeler, Annette E. Götz Abstract: The early Permian movement of Gondwana away from the South Pole caused a major climatic change across the continent. The shift from a post-glacial Carboniferous flora to a temperate Permian flora is represented in the palynological record. Using

Just out | Permian tetrapod extinction events @ Earth-Science Reviews

Just out @ Earth-Science Reviews Permian tetrapod extinction events Author(s) S.G. Lucas Abstract: Four substantial tetrapod extinctions have been identified during the Permian, but only one of these is an apparent mass extinction. Analyses of global compilations of the family-level diversity of Permian tetrapods have been confounded by incorrect and compiled correlations. Instead, analyzing diversity patterns at the genus level in “best sections” identifies only one apparent mass extinction of Permian

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 | Floccular fossa size is not a reliable proxy of ecology and behaviour in vertebrates @ Nature Scientific Reports

Just out @ Nature Scientific Reports Floccular fossa size is not a reliable proxy of ecology and behaviour in vertebrates Author(s) S. Ferreira-Cardoso, R. Araújo, N. E. Martins, G. G. Martins, S. Walsh, R. M. S. Martins, N. Kardjilov, I. Manke, A. Hilger & R. Castanhinha Abstract: The cerebellar floccular and parafloccular lobes are housed in fossae of the periotic region of the skull of different vertebrates. Experimental evidence indicates that