Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out | New species of Deinogalerix (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) from the late Miocene of Scontrone (Abruzzo, central Italy) @ Palaeontologia Electronica

Just out @ Palaeontologia Electronica New species of Deinogalerix (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) from the late Miocene of Scontrone (Abruzzo, central Italy) Author(s) Andrea Savorelli, Federico Masini, Paul P. A. Mazza, Maria Adelaide Rossi, and Silvano Agostini Abstract: Deinogalerix is a typical component of the late Miocene insular fauna of Gargano (south-eastern Italy). Remains of this taxon had also been found over the last 20 years at the early Tortonian site of

On the News | Descubren en Chile un armadillo con cuernos de hace 11 millones de años @ La Tercera

On the News @ La Tercera Title:  Descubren en Chile un armadillo con cuernos de hace 11 millones de años Excerpt: “Caragua es una localidad del altiplano chileno cerca de Belén, a 150 km al este de Arica. Se caracteriza por estar ubicada a casi 3 mil metros sobre el nivel del mar y porque promete convertirse en la nueva joya de la paleontología chilena. Desde hace una década, diversos

Just out | A new specimen of Lariosaurus xingyiensis (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Ladinian (Middle Triassic) Zhuganpo Member, Falang Formation, Guizhou, China @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology A new specimen of Lariosaurus xingyiensis (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Ladinian (Middle Triassic) Zhuganpo Member, Falang Formation, Guizhou, China Author(s) Wen-Bin Lin, Da-Yong Jiang, Olivier Rieppel, Ryosuke Motani, Cheng Ji, Andrea Tintori, Zuo-Yu Sun & Min Zhou Abstract: A new specimen of Lariosaurus xingyiensis is described and provides new information on the dermal palate of the skull and the postcranial skeleton. Based on a

Just out | Tooth enamel microstructures of three Jurassic euharamiyidans and implications for tooth enamel evolution in allotherian mammals @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Tooth enamel microstructures of three Jurassic euharamiyidans and implications for tooth enamel evolution in allotherian mammals Author(s) Fang-Yuan Mao, Yuan-Qing Wang, Shun-Dong Bi, Jian Guan & Jin Meng Abstract: Incisor enamel microstructures of three euharamyidans, Shenshou lui, Xianshou linglong, and X. songae, from the early Late Jurassic Yanliao Biota, Liaoning Province, China, are reported. The enamel of the three species consists of columnar divergence

Just out | An enigmatic multituberculate mammal from the Early Cretaceous of Siberia, Russia @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology An enigmatic multituberculate mammal from the Early Cretaceous of Siberia, Russia Author(s) Alexander Averianov, Alexey Lopatin, Pavel Skutschas, Stepan Ivantsov, Elizaveta Boitsova & Ivan Kuzmin Abstract: Baidabatyr clivosus, gen. et sp. nov. (Multituberculata incertae sedis), is described on the basis of an ultimate upper premolar (P5) from the Lower Cretaceous Ilek Formation at Bol’shoi Kemchug 3 locality in Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia. The new taxon

Just out | Additional carnivorans from the early Hemingfordian Miller Local Fauna, Florida @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Additional carnivorans from the early Hemingfordian Miller Local Fauna, Florida Author(s) Jon A. Baskin Abstract: One new species of ailurid and two new genera and species of oligobunine mustelids are recognized from the early Hemingfordian (He1) Miller Local Fauna, Dixie/Levy County, Florida (U.S.A.). The ailurid is congeneric with the European early Miocene Amphictis but is smaller than the Old World species. One new oligobunine

Just out | Bonapartesaurus rionegrensis, a new hadrosaurine dinosaur from South America: implications for phylogenetic and biogeographic relations with North America @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Bonapartesaurus rionegrensis, a new hadrosaurine dinosaur from South America: implications for phylogenetic and biogeographic relations with North America Author(s) Penélope Cruzado-Caballero & Jaime Powell Abstract: The Gondwanan hadrosaurid dinosaur record is relatively poorly known and very complicated. A new hadrosaurid, Bonapartesaurus rionegrensis, gen. et sp. nov., from the late Campanian–early Maastrichtian of the Salitral Moreno site, Argentina, is characterized by the following combination of

Just out | Craniodental and humeral morphology of a new species of Masrasector (Teratodontinae, Hyaenodonta, Placentalia) from the late Eocene of Egypt and locomotor diversity in hyaenodonts @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Craniodental and humeral morphology of a new species of Masrasector (Teratodontinae, Hyaenodonta, Placentalia) from the late Eocene of Egypt and locomotor diversity in hyaenodonts Author(s) Matthew R. Borths, Erik R. Seiffert Abstract: Hyaenodonta is a diverse clade of carnivorous mammals that were part of terrestrial faunas in the Paleogene of Eurasia and North America, but the oldest record for the group is Afro-Arabian, making the record

On the News | 250-million-year-old Mysterious Reptile Identified By It's Footprint Fossils From The Pyrenees Mountains @ The Science Times

On the News @ The Science Times Title:  250-million-year-old Mysterious Reptile Identified By It’s Footprint Fossils From The Pyrenees Mountains Excerpt: “Researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona have recently discovered a new type of reptile’s footprint that lived about 250 million years ago. The footprint has been identified in fossils from the Pyrenees Mountains. Now, mass extinction event is the most well-known event on Earth because it wiped out

On the News | Rare ‘dino-bird’ fossil find @ Guardian News

On the News @ Guardian News Title:  Rare ‘dino-bird’ fossil find Excerpt: “A gravel quarry in the North West of Queensland has revealed an ancient fossil find, over 100 million years old. Museum volunteers from Richmond’s marine fossil museum Kronosaurus Korner found bones from a miniature prehistoric ‘dino-bird’ have been discovered by museum volunteers in the quarry – revealing new insights into creatures that once flew above Australia’s ancient inland seas. The recently