Taxonomy

Just out | Five new species from the subfamily Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Dominican amber @ Palaeontologia Electronica

Just out @ Palaeontologia Electronica Five new species from the subfamily Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Dominican amber Author(s) George Poinar, Jr. and Andrei A. Legalov Abstract: Five new species of Entiminae weevils are described from Dominican amber: Diaprepes squamula sp. nov., resembling D. famelicus (Olivier, 1790) from the West Indies; Lachnopus serraticrus sp. nov., resembling L. acuticollis (Gyllenhal, 1834) from Cuba and L. proteus (Olivier, 1807) from Hispaniola in the tribe

Just out | Evolution: Uprooting the Dinosaur Family Tree @ Current Biology

Just out @ Current Biology Evolution: Uprooting the Dinosaur Family Tree Author(s) Stephen L. Brusatte Summary: A provocative new study rearranges the base of the dinosaur evolutionary tree, upending 130 years of consensus. Does it hold up to scrutiny? Excerpt:  Phylogenetics rarely make the headlines. Last month, however, the Atlantic reported on a bombshell discovery that in their words would “shake dinosaur paleontology to its core”. That same day, the Guardian went with

Just out | Anhanguera taxonomy revisited: is our understanding of Santana Group pterosaur diversity biased by poor biological and stratigraphic control? @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ Anhanguera taxonomy revisited: is our understanding of Santana Group pterosaur diversity biased by poor biological and stratigraphic control? Author(s) Felipe L. Pinheiro, Taissa Rodrigues Introduction: Anhanguerids comprise an important clade of pterosaurs, mostly known from dozens of three-dimensionally preserved specimens recovered from the Lower Cretaceous Romualdo Formation (northeastern Brazil). They are remarkably diverse in this sedimentary unit, with eight named species, six of them belonging to

Just out | Moabosaurus Utahensis, N. gen., N. SP., A New Sauropod From The Early Cretaceous (Aptian) of North America Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan

Just out @ Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan Moabosaurus Utahensis, N. gen., N. SP., A New Sauropod From The Early Cretaceous (Aptian) of North America Author(s) Britt, Brooks B.; Scheets, Rodney D.; Whiting, Michael F.; Wilhite, D. Ray Abstract: The Early Cretaceous was a time of dramatic change for sauropod dinosaurs in North America. Between the Late Jurassic-aged Morrison Formation and overlying Early Cretaceous strata, there was

On the News | Meet Moabosaurus, Utah’s latest dino discovery @ The Salt Lake Tribune

On the News @ The Salt Lake Tribune Title:  Meet Moabosaurus, Utah’s latest dino discovery Excerpt: “Moab already revels in superlatives associated with its geology, canyons, parks, trails, even its maddening crowds, but many scientists believe Utah’s outdoor recreation magnet should also be famous for its dinosaur paleontology. That honor came home this week. A new dinosaur was officially named for Moab after researchers from Brigham Young University pulled together

Just out | A new genus and species of marine catfishes (Siluriformes; Ariidae) from the upper Eocene Birket Qarun Formation, Wadi El-Hitan, Egypt @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Title:  A new genus and species of marine catfishes (Siluriformes; Ariidae) from the upper Eocene Birket Qarun Formation, Wadi El-Hitan, Egypt Author(s): Sanaa E. El-Sayed, Mahmoud A. Kora, Hesham M. Sallam, Kerin M. Claeson, Erik R. Seiffert, Mohammed S. Antar Abstract: Wadi El-Hitan, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, of the Fayum Depression in the northeast part of the Western Desert of Egypt, has produced a remarkable

Just out | Turonian cephalopods (ammonoids and a nautiloid) from the Wadi Daya Formation of the Talerzha Basin (South Riffian Ridges Domain, northern Morocco) @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Title:  Turonian cephalopods (ammonoids and a nautiloid) from the Wadi Daya Formation of the Talerzha Basin (South Riffian Ridges Domain, northern Morocco) Author(s): Mohamed Benzaggagh, Mohamed Oumhamed, Bruno Ferré, Jean-Louis Latil Abstract: The Wadi Daya Formation, or the Calcaires crayeux of the older literature, attains a thickness of 10–40 m in the Talerhza Basin of the South Riffian Ridges. Previously, this unit was first dated as