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)
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Bite force data suggests relationship between acrodont tooth implantation and strong bite force
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An eye for a tooth: Thylacosmilus was not a marsupial “saber-tooth predator”
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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
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Keraphyton gen. nov., a new Late Devonian fern-like plant from Australia
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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
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'Skin' Early Cretaceous fish Colombia https://t.co/dAvb6Sq2gC 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 https://t.co/Gp5iAitpDJ

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 https://t.co/Xd3sMgU0O4

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: https://t.co/yJR45mTj2p 1/4

Bite force data suggests relationship between acrodont tooth implantation and strong bite force https://t.co/ChopqTUQus @thePeerJ https://t.co/EPT2ygKNnn

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 https://t.co/ZleVLJlNIn

A revision of Jainemys pisdurensis https://t.co/f13Mut56Bd via @thePeerJ

Keraphyton gen. nov., a new Late Devonian fern-like plant from Australia @UmrAmap @Flinders https://t.co/Zk5JKTaueg https://t.co/jiZXRyKmpU

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: https://t.co/tW7Cz7TQZq https://t.co/LA1QkHKJlv

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/kviE5lKeqU 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
https://blog.everythingdinosaur.co.uk/blog/_archives/2020/06/20/fossil-stick-proves-to-be-new-species-of-ancient-plant.html

Two new dinosaurs found in fossils at State Museum of Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2020/06/two-new-dinosaurs-found-in-fossils-at-state-museum-of-pennsylvania.html

Two New Transitional Ceratopsids
https://www.fossilguy.com/news/transitional-horned-dinosaur-6-05-20/index.htm

New species provide missing links in evolutionary history of horned dinosaurs
https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/science-and-nature/6530862-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
http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/navajoceratops-sullivani-terminocavus-sealeyi-08505.html#:~:text=Two%20new%20transitional%20species%20of,Navajoceratops%20sullivani%20and%20Terminocavus%20sealeyi.

Press Release: TWO NEW TRANSITIONAL SPECIES FILL IN MISSING LINKS IN THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF HORNED DINOSAURS
http://dickinsonmuseumcenter.com/badlands_research-2020newceratopsids/

Bizarre South American Saber-Toothed Cat Is Different From Other Saber-Toothed Predators
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/43990/20200627/bizarre-south-american-saber-toothed-animal-different-tooth-predators.htm

Why Did This Ancient Marsupial Have Saber Teeth?
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ancient-marsupial-saber-teeth

Fossil Discovered in the 1960s Finally Reveals Its Secrets: New Plant Species That Lived About 365 Million Years Ago
https://scitechdaily.com/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
http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/keraphyton-mawsoniae-08545.html