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A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)
92 citations · 69,912 views · 7,991 downloads
The Early Pliocene extinction of the mega-toothed shark Otodus megalodon: a view from the eastern North Pacific
6 citations · 26,887 views · 4,256 downloads
A buoyancy, balance and stability challenge to the hypothesis of a semi-aquatic Spinosaurus Stromer, 1915 (Dinosauria: Theropoda)
9 citations · 28,505 views · 2,525 downloads
Cranial anatomy of Allosaurus jimmadseni, a new species from the lower part of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Western North America
8 citations · 22,248 views · 3,635 downloads
Pulmonary anatomy in the Nile crocodile and the evolution of unidirectional airflow in Archosauria
37 citations · 20,856 views · 3,176 downloads
A new southern Laramidian ankylosaurid, Akainacephalus johnsoni gen. et sp. nov., from the upper Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah, USA
9 citations · 18,809 views · 2,311 downloads
A new tyrannosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous Menefee Formation of New Mexico
4 citations · 18,740 views · 1,935 downloads
A high-resolution growth series of Tyrannosaurus rex obtained from multiple lines of evidence
8 citations · 17,950 views · 2,287 downloads
A new paravian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of North America supports a late acquisition of avian flight
14 citations · 13,769 views · 3,354 downloads
The oldest ceratosaurian (Dinosauria: Theropoda), from the Lower Jurassic of Italy, sheds light on the evolution of the three-fingered hand of birds
13 citations · 14,166 views · 2,834 downloads
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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

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

3 days ago
Analysis of Odonata #DNAbarcode library today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/zBMQyovPMV #Entomology #MolecularBiology #Taxonomy #Zoology #FreshwaterBiology

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

Kim et al. @SNUnow reveal a new coral barnacle exclusively associated with the high latitude coral Alveopora japonica in the waters of southern Korea after DNA-based diversity assessment Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/Xc9hCRDu6K #Biodiversity #MarineBiology https://t.co/nawfHhkfbZ

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

Here's exactly how T. rex grew from a slender tot into a massive carnivore
https://www.livescience.com/tyrannosaurus-rex-size-age.html

Fearsome meat-eating dinosaur the size of a bus with serrated teeth and razor sharp claws is officially recognised as a new species 30 years after discovery
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7924751/Fearsome-meat-eating-dinosaur-size-bus-razor-sharp-claws-recognised-new-species.html

Meet Lori, a tiny dinosaur that may help explain how birds evolved flight
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/new-dinosaur-species-velociraptor-cousin-lori-may-upend-flight-evolution-theories/

Did Great White Sharks Wipe Out the Giant Megalodon?
https://www.livescience.com/64757-great-white-shark-fossil-giant-megalodon.html

Smithsonian Magazine: "Newly Discovered Tyrant Dinosaur Stalked Ancient New Mexico"
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/newly-discovered-tyrant-dinosaur-stalked-ancient-new-mexico-180970491/

Spectacular Armored Dinosaur Found in Imperiled National Monument
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-akainacephalus-fossils-paleontology-grand-staircase-escalante/

News coverage for EarthTouch
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/discoveries/fossils/news-just-in-brontosaurus-rises-from-the-dead