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Fossil Friday Roundup: June 2, 2017

Featured Image: Reconstruction of Camarasaurus, based on specimen GPDM 220. Art by Scott Hartman. From Woodruff and Foster (2017).

Papers (All Open Access):

  • Phylogenomic analyses of Crassiclitellata support major Northern and Southern Hemisphere clades and a Pangaean origin for earthworms (BMC Evolutionary Biology)
  • Surviving anoxia in marine sediments: The metabolic response of ubiquitous benthic foraminifera (Ammonia tepida) (PLOS ONE)
  • The presumed oldest flying insect: more likely a myriapod? (PeerJ)
  • Pleistocene to holocene expansion of the black-belt cichlid in Central America, Vieja maculicauda (Teleostei: Cichlidae) (PLOS ONE)
  • The first specimen of Camarasaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from Montana: The northernmost occurrence of the genus (PLOS ONE)
  • The first darter (Aves: Anhingidae) fossils from India (late Pliocene) (PLOS ONE)
  • A new species of jerboa (Mammalia, Rodentia, Allactaga) from the late Miocene of Ukraine (PalaeoE)
  • A new fossil dolphin Dilophodelphis fordycei provides insight into the evolution of supraorbital crests in Platanistoidea (Mammalia, Cetacea) (RSOS)
  • Oldest skeleton of a plesiadapiform provides additional evidence for an exclusively arboreal radiation of stem primates in the Palaeocene (RSOS)
  • Synchrotron phase-contrast microtomography of coprolites generates novel palaeobiological data (Scientific Reports)
  • Observations of the structural changes that occur during charcoalification: implications for identifying charcoal in the fossil record (Palaeontology)
  • RelTime Rates Collapse to a Strict Clock When Estimating the Timeline of Animal Diversification (GBE)
  • A fossil protein chimera; difficulties in discriminating dinosaur peptide sequences from modern cross-contamination (Proc B)

Community Events, Society Updates, and Resources:

  • Diversity in Paleontology Workshop GoFundMe (Link)
  • 3 days left to support the excavation of the KU T.rex in Montana (Link)
  • Announcing the First Call for Papers on Vertebrate Paleontology of Eastern North America, Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, and annual meeting, June 14–17, 2017 (Link)
  • SVPCA 2017, September 12–15, 2017 (Link)

New and Views:

Animals and Anatomy:

Museums, Methods, and Musings:

Featured Folks and Fieldwork:

Arts, Books, Culture, and Fun:

  • Armoured theropod faces, rhino horns and pterosaur skin crests: how artists can predict elaborate skin structures in fossil animals (Mark Witton)
  • A Prehistoric Nature Hike at “The Dinosaur Place” in Connecticut! (Dave’s Dinosaurs)
  • The Complete Dinosaur! (Pseudoplocephalus)

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