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Fossil Friday Roundup: February 3, 2017

Featured Image: The palaeoniscimorph Lambeia pectinatus. From Mickle (2017), first paper listed.

Papers (All Open Access):

  • The lower actinopterygian fauna from the Lower Carboniferous Albert shale formation of New Brunswick, Canada – a review of previously described taxa and a description of a new genus and species (Fossil Record)
  • Atmospheric oxygen regulation at low Proterozoic levels by incomplete oxidative weathering of sedimentary organic carbon (Nature Communications)
  • Carbon sequestration in an expanded lake systemduring the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (Nature Geoscience)
  • A new glimpse on Mesozoic zooplankton—150 million-year-old lobster larvae (PeerJ)
  • Exceptionally preserved Cambrian loriciferans and the early animal invasion of the meiobenthos (Nature Ecology and Evolution)
  • Cambrian suspension-feeding lobopodians and the early radiation of panarthropods (BMC Evolutionary Biology)
  • Earliest filter-feeding pterosaur from the Jurassic of China and ecological evolution of Pterodactyloidea (RSOS)
  • Evidence of preserved collagen in an Early Jurassic sauropodomorph dinosaur revealed by synchrotron FTIR microspectroscopy (Nature Communications)
  • Selection towards larger body size in both herbivorous and carnivorous synapsids during the Carboniferous (Facets)
  • An early geikiid dicynodont from the Tropidostoma Assemblage Zone (late Permian) of South Africa (PeerJ)
  • Bias in phylogenetic measurements of extinction and a case study of end-Permian tetrapods (Palaeontology)

News:

  • Picture a paleontologist. What do they look like? (Link)
  • How birds of a feather evolved together (Link)
  • Bite Marks On Bones Reveal The Tastes Of The Largest Shark Ever (Link)

Community Events and Society Updates:

  • SVP on Immigration Ban 2017 (Link)
  • 4th International Conodont Symposium, June 25-30, Spain (Link)

Around the Blogosphere:


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