On the News @ ABC News Title: Ancient marine fossils preserved under a busy Canberra bridge Penny Travers Excerpt: “Thousands of people drive over a small bridge on Canberra’s Fairbairn Avenue every day, unaware that beneath it lay ancient marine fossils. The mudstone rock outcrop on Woolshed Creek contains brachiopods, trilobites, pelecypods, corals and bryozoan fossils from the Silurian geological period. The site was discovered by the father of Australian
Just out @ Palaeoworld A late Rhuddanian (early Llandovery, Silurian) trilobite association from South China and its implications Author(s) Xin Wei, Ren-Bin Zhan Abstract: A recovery trilobite association after the end-Ordovician mass extinction, the ‘Encrinuroides’ Association, is documented from the lower Niuchang Formation (upper Rhuddanian, lower Llandovery, Silurian) of Gaojiang, Meitan, northern Guizhou, South China paleoplate, including 10 genera of eight families. Three subassociations of this association could be differentiated, i.e.,
Just out @ Revue de Micropaléontologie A distinctive marginal marine palynological assemblage from the Přídolí of northwestern Saudi Arabia Author(s) Pierre Breuer, Sa’id Al-Hajri, Alain Le Hérissé, Florentin Paris, Philippe Steemans, Jacques Verniers, Charles H. Wellman Abstract: A rare occurrence of a rich and diverse palynological assemblage from the Tawil Formation is described from well JLMD-EW-8 in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The composition of this assemblage strongly indicates a middle Přídolí age.
Just out @ Journal of Systematic Palaeontology Late Silurian cephalopods from Langkawi, Malaysia, with peri-Gondwanan faunal affinity Author(s) Shuji Niko, Masatoshi Sone ORCID Icon & Mohd Shafeea Leman Abstract: Nine species of late Pridoli (latest Silurian) orthocerid cephalopods are described from the Upper Setul Limestone of Pulau Langgun, Langkawi Islands, Malaysia. These are the orthoceratids Michelinoceras (Michelinoceras) cf. michelini (Barrande, 1866), Michelinoceras? sp., Kopaninoceras setulense sp. nov., Mimogeisonoceras? langgunense sp. nov.,
Just out @ Journal of Paleontology New taxa and phyletic evolution of the Aeronian (Llandovery, Silurian) Petalocrinidae (Echinodermata, Crinoidea) in Guizhou, South China Block Author(s) Yingyan Mao, William I. Ausich, Yue Li, Jih-Pai Lin, Caihua Lin Abstract: Systematic paleontology of three new species of Petalocrinidae (Crinoidea) are documented from the carbonate-dominated units of the Shihniulan and equivalent Leijiatun formations (Llandovery, Silurian) of the Baisha, Fengxiang, and Shuibatang sections in Guizhou (China).