Paleontology and Evolutionary Science

Exceptionally preserved ‘skin’ in an Early Cretaceous fish from Colombia
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Preservation of latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)—Paleocene frogs (Eorubeta nevadensis) of the Sheep Pass Formation of east-central Nevada and implications for paleogeography of the Nevadaplano
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Cranial osteology of the Early Cretaceous turtle Pleurosternon bullockii (Paracryptodira: Pleurosternidae)
7 citations · 1,637 views · 260 downloads
Bite force data suggests relationship between acrodont tooth implantation and strong bite force
1 citation · 1,712 views · 336 downloads
An eye for a tooth: Thylacosmilus was not a marsupial “saber-tooth predator”
4 citations · 11,898 views · 1,197 downloads
Tip dating with fossil sites and stratigraphic sequences
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A revision of the pelomedusoid turtle Jainemys pisdurensis from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Lameta Formation of India
1 citation · 1,215 views · 245 downloads
Keraphyton gen. nov., a new Late Devonian fern-like plant from Australia
2 citations · 2,296 views · 307 downloads
Quantitatively assessing mekosuchine crocodile locomotion by geometric morphometric and finite element analysis of the forelimb
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Transitional evolutionary forms in chasmosaurine ceratopsid dinosaurs: evidence from the Campanian of New Mexico
2 citations · 8,148 views · 1,507 downloads
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'Skin' Early Cretaceous fish Colombia via @thePeerJ

346 days ago
Everyone loves frogs! These frogs survived the K-Pg! Almost a decade in the works, an alternative title I thought up tonight was: Temperate Lake in a time of the Tropics. Frog taphonomy on the Nevadaplano

I missed this when it came out, but it was something I was wondering if it would be possible only the other day: Tip dating by assigning age uncertainty to fossil formations rather than the species themselves. New(ish) paper by King & Rücklin

New paper alert: I am happy to announce that my latest descriptive paper on the cranial osteology of the pleurosternid turtle Pleurosternon bullockii is published today in @thePeerJ, together with @RollotYann & W. Joyce: 1/4

Bite force data suggests relationship between acrodont tooth implantation and strong bite force @thePeerJ

New #OA paper by Janis et al. on Thylacosmilus, the sabre-toothed marsupial. The example used in all the textbooks for convergent evolution with the sabre-tooth cat. But their very different ways of being sabre-toothed indicate very different lifestyles

A revision of Jainemys pisdurensis via @thePeerJ

Keraphyton gen. nov., a new Late Devonian fern-like plant from Australia @UmrAmap @Flinders

Analysis of bone morphometrics and finite-element modelling of the weird Australian mekosuchine crocodylomorphs, supporting that they were more terrestrial than extant crocs tend to be:

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ Congratulations to @df9465 and Elizabeth Freedman Fowler. Thanks to James Campbell, @Jordan_Mallon and Mark Loewen for reviewing. #EvolutionaryStudies #Paleontology

Everything Dinosaur blog: Fossil “Stick” Proves to be New Species of Ancient Plant

Two new dinosaurs found in fossils at State Museum of Pennsylvania

Two New Transitional Ceratopsids

New species provide missing links in evolutionary history of horned dinosaurs

Two New Species from New Mexico Help Fill Gap in Evolution of Horned Dinosaurs,Navajoceratops%20sullivani%20and%20Terminocavus%20sealeyi.


Bizarre South American Saber-Toothed Cat Is Different From Other Saber-Toothed Predators

Why Did This Ancient Marsupial Have Saber Teeth?

Fossil Discovered in the 1960s Finally Reveals Its Secrets: New Plant Species That Lived About 365 Million Years Ago

360-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Extinct Species of Fern-Like Plant