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Fossil Friday Roundup: March 16, 2018

Featured Image: Tethydraco regalis FSAC-OB 199 ulna. From Longrich et al (2018), CC-BY.

Papers (All Open Access):

  • Atlantic deep water circulation during the last interglacial (Scientific Reports)
  • Wangshangkia, a new Devonian ostracod genus from Dushan of Guizhou, South China (Journal of Micropalaeontology)
    Ostracods (Crustacea) as shelf to basin indicators: evidence from Late Devonian Yangdi and Nandong sections in Guangxi, South China (Journal of Micropalaeontology)
  • Out of Asia: mitochondrial evolutionary history of the globally introduced supralittoral isopod Ligia exotica (PeerJ)
  • Chloropid flies (Diptera, Chloropidae) associated with pitcher plants in North America (PeerJ)
  • Brain and eyes of Kerygmachela reveal protocerebral ancestry of the panarthropod head (Nature Communications)
  • Anatomy of a Neotropical insect radiation (BMC Evolutionary Biology)
  • New articulated asteroids (Echinodermata, Asteroidea) and ophiuroids (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) from the Late Jurassic (Volgian / Tithonian) of central Spitsbergen (European Journal of Taxonomy)
  • Elasmobranch fossils from the lower Miocene Akeyo Formation, Mizunami Group at the construction site of Mizunami-Kita Junior High School in Mizunami City, Gifu, Japan (Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum)
  • The fish otolith and teeth from the lower Miocene Akeyo Formation, Mizunami Group at the construction site of Mizunami-Kita Junior High School in Mizunami City, Gifu, Japan (Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum)
  • Palaeodiversity and evolution in the Mesozoic world (Journal of Iberian Geology)
  • The anatomy of the foveola reinvestigated (PeerJ)
  • Phylogenetic surveys on the newt genus Tylototriton sensu lato (Salamandridae, Caudata) reveal cryptic diversity and novel diversification promoted by historical climatic shifts (PeerJ)
  • Palaeoecological inferences for the fossil Australian snakes Yurlunggur and Wonambi (Serpentes, Madtsoiidae) (RSOS)
  • Late Maastrichtian pterosaurs from North Africa and mass extinction of Pterosauria at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (PLOS ONE)
  • Jurassic biodiversity and terrestrial environments volume (Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments)
  • Correction to ‘Multiple optimality criteria support Ornithoscelida’ (RSOS)
  • Wing bone geometry reveals active flight in Archaeopteryx (Nature Communications)
  • Interpreting the three-dimensional orientation of vascular canals and cross-sectional geometry of cortical bone in birds and bats (Journal of Anatomy)
  • Endothiodon cf. bathystoma (Synapsida: Dicynodontia) bony labyrinth anatomy, variation and body mass estimates (PLOS ONE)
  • On geographic barriers and Pleistocene glaciations: Tracing the diversification of the Russet-crowned Warbler (Myiothlypis coronata) along the Andes (PLOS ONE)
  • Revision of Oligo-Miocene kangaroos, Ganawamaya and Nambaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodiformes, Balbaridae) (PalaeoE)
  • A review of the Pattonomys/Toromys clade (Rodentia, Echimyidae), with descriptions of a new Toromys species and a new genus. (American Museum Novitates)
  • Two mysticete fossils from the lower Miocene Akeyo Formation, Mizunami Group at the construction site of Mizunami-Kita Junior High School in Mizunami City, Gifu, Japan (Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum)
  • Seasonal temperature acclimatization in a semi-fossorial mammal and the role of burrows as thermal refuges (PeerJ)
  • Ancient human mitochondrial DNA and radiocarbon analysis of archived quids from the Mule Spring Rockshelter, Nevada, USA (PLOS ONE)
    Discovery of circa 115,000-year-old bone retouchers at Lingjing, Henan, China (PLOS ONE)
  • The University of Alberta Palaeontological Society’s 7th Biennial Symposium Abstract volume (VAMP)

Community Events, Society Updates, and Resources:

Meetings:

  • 11th Annual SeAVP Conference, May 23–27, 2018, North Carolina (Link)
  • Trekking Across the GOBE: From the Cambrian through the Katian, IGCP 653 Annual Meeting, June 3-7, 2018, Athens, Ohio, USA (Link)
  • 5th International Palaeontological Congress (IPC5), July 9–13, 2018, France (Link)
  • Flugsaurier 2018 Circular, August 10–14, 2018, Los Angeles (Link)
  • 78th Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), October 17–20, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Link)
  • 2018 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 4–7, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana (Link)
  • North American Paleontological Convention June 23–27 2019 (Link)

Deadlines:

  • The AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award, deadline April 15, 2018 (PaleoSociety)
  • Analytical Paleobiology Short Course, July 19–August 15. Deadline to apply April 1, 2018 (Link)

News and Views:

Animals and Anatomy:

Methods and Musings:

  • Burning coal may have caused Earth’s worst mass extinction (Link)
  • To Write or Not To Write? Pros and cons of blogging as an ECR (PLOS ECR Community)
  • Are palaeontologists naming too many species? (Link)
  • What is biodiversity and why does it matter to us? (The Guardian)

Museums, Folks and Fieldwork:

Art, books, culture, and fun:


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