Paleontology and Evolutionary Science

Editors' Picks

A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)
93 citations · 69,982 views · 8,026 downloads
Anatomy, feeding ecology, and ontogeny of a transitional baleen whale: a new genus and species of Eomysticetidae (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Oligocene of New Zealand
48 citations · 8,880 views · 1,755 downloads
Development and evolution of the unique cetacean dentition
39 citations · 10,408 views · 2,235 downloads
Quantification of intraskeletal histovariability in Alligator mississippiensis and implications for vertebrate osteohistology
40 citations · 5,296 views · 1,288 downloads
Pulmonary anatomy in the Nile crocodile and the evolution of unidirectional airflow in Archosauria
37 citations · 20,907 views · 3,189 downloads
Multiple global radiations in tadpole shrimps challenge the concept of ‘living fossils’
32 citations · 11,047 views · 1,848 downloads
Phylogeny of Paleozoic limbed vertebrates reassessed through revision and expansion of the largest published relevant data matrix
32 citations · 4,918 views · 2,141 downloads
Testing accuracy in 2D and 3D geometric morphometric methods for cut mark identification and classification
22 citations · 2,426 views · 676 downloads
Quantitative histological models suggest endothermy in plesiosaurs
17 citations · 5,854 views · 1,175 downloads
Tetrapod tracks in Permo–Triassic eolian beds of southern Brazil (Paraná Basin)
17 citations · 4,334 views · 738 downloads
Paleontology and Evolutionary Science
13,475 Followers

Section discussions

A #NewSpecies described from a partial skeleton of a hybodontiform shark-like chondrichthyan from the Upper Jurassic Kimmeridge Clay Formation of England in @PeerJLife article https://t.co/ouBouQ42Ee @univienna @TEC_Kimmeridge #Aquaculture #Fisheries #Paleontology #Taxonomy https://t.co/Nu4QdSagOc

New paper on Morphological variability and genetic diversity in Carex buxbaumii and Carex hartmaniorum (#Cyperaceae) populations https://t.co/JGsBGekInV

New study of pelvic morphometrics in Felidae: https://t.co/zf7RQecHzG

Osteology of the small dyrosaurid crocodyliform Cerrejonisuchus from Colombia, with morphospace comparisons to other taxa that emphasize the weirdness of dyrosaurids- https://t.co/dmVeS1rsjW #OA

A #NewSpecies of #Nostolepis scale remains discovered in the Lower Devonian of Qujing, China Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/qQacMnJJfm #EvolutionaryStudies #MarineBiology #Paleontology #Taxonomy https://t.co/JiSDMrjVS7


Léonard et al. @UniversiteLiege present #ToRQuEMaDA: tool for retrieving queried Eubacteria, metadata and dereplicating assemblies Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/XxanrqYcAq #Bioinformatics #Genomics #Microbiology #Taxonomy https://t.co/KYW0ZjWhH8

Presenting the Wapiti Formation’s first lambeosaurine #dinosaur! Led by the intrepid @ERS_UNE/@PalaeoScience MSc student @bray_holland and part of the #BADP field project, we describe the mass death of some juvenile dinosaurs https://t.co/Q2taAAuGUq @CurrieMuseum

An article I handled as editor has just been published @thePeerJ https://t.co/Xf7ft1DNIl Congratulations to @ArthurErb1 and @alanhturner and many thanks to @PalaeoStephan, @BronzatiMario and an anonymous reviewer for their expert assistance! #Crocodile #Paleoneurology

The Guardian: Let's make living fossils extinct
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/06/why-its-time-to-make-living-fossils-extinct

Listed as one of the top 5 Dinosaur Highlights of 2015
http://newviewsonoldbones.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/dino-highlights-of-2015.html

Listed as one of the Top 100 Science Articles of 2015 by Altmetric
http://www.altmetric.com/top100/2015/#numbers

New York Times: A Prehistoric Giant Is Revived, if Only in Name
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/science/earth/the-brontosaurus-a-prehistoric-giant-is-revived-if-only-in-name.html

Brian Switek in the Smithsonian - Back to Brontosaurus? The Dinosaur Might Deserve Its Own Genus After All
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/back-brontosaurus-dinosaur-just-might-deserve-its-own-genus-species-science-180954892/

Brontosaurus deserves its name, after all
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/brontosaurus-deserves-its-name-after-all

Beloved Brontosaurus makes a comeback
http://www.nature.com/news/beloved-brontosaurus-makes-a-comeback-1.17257

io9 - Brontosaurus Should Be Reinstated As A Distinct Dinosaur, Say Scientists
http://io9.com/brontosaurus-should-be-reinstated-as-a-distinct-dinosau-1696180632

Author interview on the PeerJ Blog
https://peerj.com/blog/post/111369042783/emanuel-tschopp-diplodocidae/

Andy Farke - Brontosaurus thunders back!
http://blogs.plos.org/paleo/2015/04/07/brontosaurus-thunders-back/