Greece

Just out |  Endo- and epilithic faunal succession in a Pliocene–Pleistocene cave on Rhodes, Greece: record of a transgression @ Palaeontology

Just out @ Palaeontology Endo- and epilithic faunal succession in a Pliocene–Pleistocene cave on Rhodes, Greece: record of a transgression Author(s) Margret Steinthorsdottir, Eckart Håkansson Abstract: A fossil cave and associated sediments and fossil fauna located on the Greek island of Rhodes in the eastern Aegean Sea is reported here, and the depositional history discussed. The sediments were deposited during the late Pliocene, in the interstitial space between basement boulders of

Just out | Early Miocene gastropod and ectothermic vertebrate remains from the Lesvos Petrified Forest (Greece) @ PalZ

Just out @ PalZ Early Miocene gastropod and ectothermic vertebrate remains from the Lesvos Petrified Forest (Greece) Author(s) Katerina Vasileiadou, Madelaine Böhme, Thomas A. Neubauer, Georgios L. Georgalis, George E. Syrides, Lambrini Papadopoulou, Nickolas Zouros Abstract: The Lesvos Petrified Forest (western Lesvos, Greece) has long been famous for its plant fossils. Recently, one proboscidean (from the Gavathas locality) and seven micromammalian species (from the Lapsarna locality) were described; these were the

On the News | European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid @ ScienceNews

On the News @ ScienceNews Title:  European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid Bruce Bower Excerpt: “Europe, not Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers say. Tooth characteristics of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in southeastern European suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominid, not an ape as many researchers assume. One tooth

Just out | Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the Late Miocene of Europe @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the Late Miocene of Europe Author(s) Jochen Fuss, Nikolai Spassov, David R. Begun, Madelaine Böhme Abstract: The split of our own clade from the Panini is undocumented in the fossil record. To fill this gap we investigated the dentognathic morphology of Graecopithecus freybergi from Pyrgos Vassilissis (Greece) and cf. Graecopithecus sp. from Azmaka (Bulgaria), using new μCT and 3D reconstructions

Just out | Messinian age and savannah environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from Europe @ PLOS one

Just out @ PLOS one Messinian age and savannah environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from Europe Author(s) Madelaine Böhme, Nikolai Spassov, Martin Ebner, Denis Geraads, Latinka Hristova, Uwe Kirscher, Sabine Kötter, Ulf Linnemann, Jérôme Prieto, Socrates Roussiakis, George Theodorou, Gregor Uhlig, Michael Winklhofer Abstract: Dating fossil hominids and reconstructing their environments is critically important for understanding human evolution. Here we date the potentially oldest hominin, Graecopithecus freybergi from Europe and

Just out | The last European varanid: demise and extinction of monitor lizards (Squamata, Varanidae) from Europe @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Just out @ Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology The last European varanid: demise and extinction of monitor lizards (Squamata, Varanidae) from Europe Author(s) Georgios L. Georgalis, Andrea Villa & Massimo Delfino Abstract: Remains of a varanid lizard from the middle Pleistocene of the Tourkobounia 5 locality near Athens, Greece are described. The new material comprises cranial elements only (one maxilla, one dentary, and one tooth) and is attributed to Varanus, the genus

Just out | Cedroxylon lesbium (Unger) Kraus from the Petrified Forest of Lesbos, lower Miocene of Greece and its possible relationship to Cedrus @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Cedroxylon lesbium (Unger) Kraus from the Petrified Forest of Lesbos, lower Miocene of Greece and its possible relationship to Cedrus Author(s) Mantzouka, Dimitra; Karakitsios, Vasileios; Sakala, Jakub Abstract: The Petrified Forest of Lesbos has been the subject of the palaeobotanical research since the 19th century, but a number of inconsistencies still remain. One of them concerns the fossils described over 100 years ago