Paleontology and Evolutionary Science

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Nostolepis scale remains (stem Chondrichthyes) from the Lower Devonian of Qujing, Yunnan, China
Cranial anatomy of Besanosaurus leptorhynchus Dal Sasso & Pinna, 1996 (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) from the Middle Triassic Besano Formation of Monte San Giorgio, Italy/Switzerland: taxonomic and palaeobiological implications
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Braincase anatomy of the Paleocene crocodyliform Rhabdognathus revealed through high resolution computed tomography
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Taphonomy and taxonomy of a juvenile lambeosaurine (Ornithischia: Hadrosauridae) bonebed from the late Campanian Wapiti Formation of northwestern Alberta, Canada
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A new phylogenetic hypothesis of Tanystropheidae (Diapsida, Archosauromorpha) and other “protorosaurs”, and its implications for the early evolution of stem archosaurs
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Sphenofontis velserae gen. et sp. nov., a new rhynchocephalian from the Late Jurassic of Brunn (Solnhofen Archipelago, southern Germany)
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Evidence of integumentary scale diversity in the late Jurassic Sauropod Diplodocus sp. from the Mother’s Day Quarry, Montana
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First remains of the enormous alligatoroid Deinosuchus from the Upper Cretaceous Menefee Formation, New Mexico
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Geology and taphonomy of a unique tyrannosaurid bonebed from the upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah: implications for tyrannosaurid gregariousness
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A new fossil mantis shrimp and the convergent evolution of a lobster-like morphotype
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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


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

Phylogeny of "Protorosauria" https://t.co/2t93m8RAAF via @thePeerJ

There's a new Late Jurassic rhynchocephalian in town: Sphenofontis velserae, an exquisitely preserved sphenodontine from the Solnhofen Archipelago. Just out on @thePeerJ! https://t.co/eOG6FnXoH2

This amazing fossil, discovered by me and my mom, Lisa Marshall, at the Mother’s Day Quarry in Montana, exhibits several new scale shapes and orientations never before seen in Diplodocus. https://t.co/VsY2PkGwSv 2/8

Os primeiros restos do enorme aligatoróide Deinosuchus da Formação Menefee do Cretáceo Superior, Novo México https://t.co/ZAyhjj2RJw

New @PeerJLife study explores geology and taphonomy of a unique #tyrannosaurid bonebed from southern Utah and its implications for tyrannosaurid gregariousness Full article https://t.co/6YfNU5iX2Z @DenverMuseumNS @UArkansas @colbygeology @jcu #EvolutionaryStudies #Paleontology https://t.co/BLE3ml7NVK

Just published in @PeerJLife - A #NewSpecies and new fossil mantis #shrimp and the convergent evolution of a lobster-like morphotype Research from Haug and Haug @LMU_Muenchen Read the full article https://t.co/pZIQMRg7Oj #EvolutionaryStudies #Paleontology https://t.co/zDO9rXvPNe

Slender-snouted Besanosaurus was an 8-meter-long marine snapper
https://phys.org/news/2021-05-slender-snouted-besanosaurus-meter-long-marine-snapper.html

240-Million-Year-Old Ichthyosaur – Besanosaurus – Was an 26 Foot Long Marine Snapper
https://scitechdaily.com/240-million-year-old-ichthyosaur-besanosaurus-was-an-26-foot-long-marine-snapper/

Author Interview: Slender-snouted Besanosaurus was an 8m long marine snapper
https://peerj.com/blog/post/115284884112/author-interview-slender-snouted-besanosaurus-was-an-8m-long-marine-snapper/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Blog_besanosaurus

Mass T. Rex Death Site Births a Terrifying Theory
https://www.newser.com/story/305146/utah-discovery-a-tipping-point-on-t-rexes.html

Tyrannosaurs may have hunted in packs like wolves, new research has found
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/apr/19/tyrannosaurs-may-have-hunted-in-packs-like-wolves-new-research-has-found