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Fossil Friday Roundup: June 3, 2016


  • Cranial Morphology of the Late Oligocene Patagonian Notohippid Rhynchippus equinus Ameghino, 1897 (Mammalia, Notoungulata) with Emphases in Basicranial and Auditory Region (PLOS ONE)
  • Teeth of embryonic or hatchling sauropods from the Berriasian (Early Cretaceous) of Cherves-de-Cognac, France (APP)
  • The Oldest Actinopterygian Highlights the Cryptic Early History of the Hyperdiverse Ray-Finned Fishes (Current Biology)
  • New Material of the Pterosaur Gladocephaloideus Lü et al., 2012 from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning Province, China, with Comments on Its Systematic Position (PLOS ONE) Featured image above
  • Crown Group Lejeuneaceae and Pleurocarpous Mosses in Early Eocene (Ypresian) Indian Amber (PLOS ONE)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of the Fossil Crinoid Encrinus liliiformis (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) (PLOS ONE)
  • Ontogenetic Changes in the Craniomandibular Skeleton of the Abelisaurid Dinosaur Majungasaurus crenatissimus from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar (APP)


  • Why dinosaur extinction is only half the story of killer asteroid’s impact (Link)
  • Malleodectidae: Extinct Family of Snail-Eating Marsupials Discovered (Link)
  • New river otter fossil discovered in Hagerman (Link)
  • Back to the future: Space-age exploration for prehistoric bones (Link)
  • Tiny Vampires: Paleobiologist finds evidence of predation in ancient microbial ecosystems (Link)

Around the Blogosphere:

  • Two new ceratopsians!? Now the fossil record is just showing off.. (Link)
  • When it comes to the fossil record, what is a species? And how is a ring of stalagmites made by Neanderthals challenging our identity as a species of Homo? (Link)
  • Was a crocodilian ancestor from the Cretaceous of Brazil subject to an evolutionary shrink ray? (Link)
  • Speaking of crocodilians, our own Jon Tennant gives an in-depth post about the history of the group. (Link)
  • What Does a Historian of Science Actually Do? Let Paige Madison at Fossil History tell you!
  • Hanneke Meijer discusses the fabulous fossils of Messel, over at the Guardian. (Link)

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