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Just out | A catalogue of teleosauroids (Crocodylomorpha: Thalattosuchia) from the Toarcian and Bajocian (Jurassic) of southern Luxembourg @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology A catalogue of teleosauroids (Crocodylomorpha: Thalattosuchia) from the Toarcian and Bajocian (Jurassic) of southern Luxembourg Author(s) Michela M. Johnson, Mark T. Young, Stephen L. Brusatte, Ben Thuy & Robert Weis Abstract: Teleosauroids were a clade of semi-marine crocodylomorphs that attained near-global distribution during the Jurassic Period. They were particularly common during the Toarcian (Early Jurassic) and are well documented throughout the UK and Germany. However, Toarcian teleosauroids

Just out | Morphology of the Middle Ear Ossicles in the Rodent Perimys (Neoepiblemidae) and a Comprehensive Anatomical and Morphometric Study of the Phylogenetic Transformations of these Structures in Caviomorphs @ Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Just out @ Journal of Mammalian Evolution Morphology of the Middle Ear Ossicles in the Rodent Perimys (Neoepiblemidae) and a Comprehensive Anatomical and Morphometric Study of the Phylogenetic Transformations of these Structures in Caviomorphs Author(s) Leonardo Kerber, Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra Abstract: The extinct clade of caviomorph rodents Neoepiblemidae includes forms that lived in South America from the early Miocene to Pliocene. Among them is Perimys. The exceptional preservation of ear ossicles in this rodent is described and analyzed in

Just out | Variability in diatom and silicoflagellate assemblages during mid-Pliocene glacial-interglacial cycles determined in Hole U1361A of IODP Expedition 318, Antarctic Wilkes Land Margin @ Marine Micropaleontology

Just out @ Marine Micropaleontology Variability in diatom and silicoflagellate assemblages during mid-Pliocene glacial-interglacial cycles determined in Hole U1361A of IODP Expedition 318, Antarctic Wilkes Land Margin Author(s) Linda H. Armbrecht, Vikki Lowe, Carlota Escutia, Masao Iwai, Robert McKay, Leanne K. Armanda Abstract: The Earth is currently experiencing climatic changes that will result in similar environmental conditions to those experienced during the mid-Pliocene (5.3–3.6 million years ago [Ma]), such as similar atmospheric CO2 concentrations, elevated sea surface

Just out | Lizards of the lost arcs: mid-Cenozoic diversification, persistence and ecological marginalization in the West Pacific @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Just out @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B Lizards of the lost arcs: mid-Cenozoic diversification, persistence and ecological marginalization in the West Pacific Author(s) Paul M. Oliver, Rafe M. Brown, Fred Kraus, Eric Rittmeyer, Scott L. Travers, Cameron D. Siler Abstract: Regions with complex geological histories often have diverse and highly endemic biotas, yet inferring the ecological and historical processes shaping this relationship remains challenging. Here, in the context of the taxon cycle model

Just out | The evolution of tail weaponization in amniotes @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Just out @ Proceedings of the Royal Society B The evolution of tail weaponization in amniotes Author(s) Victoria M. Arbour, Lindsay E. Zanno Abstract: Weaponry, for the purpose of intraspecific combat or predator defence, is one of the most widespread animal adaptations, yet the selective pressures and constraints governing its phenotypic diversity and skeletal regionalization are not well understood. Here, we investigate the evolution of tail weaponry in amniotes, a rare

Just out | Quantitative palaeobiogeographical analysis of South American Neogene Chioninae (Bivalvia: Veneridae) @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Quantitative palaeobiogeographical analysis of South American Neogene Chioninae (Bivalvia: Veneridae) Author(s) Damián Eduardo Pérez, Martín Daniel Ezcurra Abstract: Chionine bivalves are one of the most important components of Neogene and Recent molluscan faunas in southern South America, but it was not until recently that their phylogenetic relationships has been explored quantitatively. Based on this robust framework, we analyzed the palaeobiogeographical history of the group. The geographic

Just out | Paleoecology and sedimentology of a vertebrate microfossil assemblage from the easternmost Dinosaur Park Formation (Late Cretaceous, Upper Campanian,) Saskatchewan, Canada: Reconstructing diversity in a coastal ecosystem @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Just out @ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Paleoecology and sedimentology of a vertebrate microfossil assemblage from the easternmost Dinosaur Park Formation (Late Cretaceous, Upper Campanian,) Saskatchewan, Canada: Reconstructing diversity in a coastal ecosystem Author(s) Meagan M. Gilbert, Emily L. Bamforth, Luis A. Buatois, Robin W. Renaut Abstract: A ~42 m section of Late Cretaceous Upper Campanian sediments in Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada, represents the easternmost outcrop of the Dinosaur Park Formation in the

Just out | Near-surface permafrost aggradation in Northern Hemisphere peatlands shows regional and global trends during the past 6000 years @ The Holocene

Just out @ The Holocene Near-surface permafrost aggradation in Northern Hemisphere peatlands shows regional and global trends during the past 6000 years Author(s) Claire C Treat, Miriam C Jones Abstract: The history of permafrost aggradation and thaw in northern peatlands can serve as an indicator of regional climatic history in regions where records are sparse. We infer regional trends in the timing of permafrost aggradation and thaw in North American and

Just out | Punctuated changes in the morphology of an endemic diatom from Lake Titicaca @ Paleobiology

Just out @ Paleobiology Punctuated changes in the morphology of an endemic diatom from Lake Titicaca Author(s) Trisha L. Spanbauer, Sherilyn C. Fritz, Paul A. Baker Abstract: High levels of biodiversity and endemism in ancient lakes have motivated research on evolutionary processes in these systems. Drill-core records from Lake Titicaca (Bolivia, Peru), an ancient lake in the high-elevation Altiplano, record the history of climate, landscape dynamics, and diatom evolution. That record

Just out | Reconstructing geographic range-size dynamics from fossil data @ Paleobiology

Just out @ Paleobiology Reconstructing geographic range-size dynamics from fossil data Author(s) Simon A. F. Darroch, Erin E. Saupe Abstract: Ecologists and paleontologists alike are increasingly using the fossil record as a spatial data set, in particular to study the dynamics and distribution of geographic range sizes among fossil taxa. However, no attempts have been made to establish how accurately range sizes and range-size dynamics can be preserved. Two fundamental questions