Archive for June, 2018

WFS News: A new Miocene pinniped Allodesmus from Japan

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new Miocene pinniped Allodesmus (Mammalia: Carnivora) from Hokkaido, northern Japan Wataru Tonomori, Hiroshi Sawamura, Tamaki Sato, Naoki Kohno Published 16 May 2018.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172440 A nearly complete pinniped skeleton from the middle Miocene Okoppezawa Formation (ca 16.3–13.9 Ma), Hokkaido, northern Japan, is described as the holotype of Allodesmus uraiporensis sp. nov. The new species is distinguishable from other […]

WFS News:Fossil Anemone Tracks Don’t Fit Evolution

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Fossil Anemone Tracks Don’t Fit Evolution Interesting markings were recently found on a rock in Newfoundland. A study concluded that they were trails left by seafloor-dwelling animals around 565 million years ago. But such a find is difficult to reconcile with the evolutionary teaching that muscles, and therefore […]

WFS News: Prehistoric frog in 99-million-year-old amber

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev In the film Jurassic Park, dinosaur DNA is extracted from mosquitoes which had been preserved in amber. Now, scientists have discovered an amber fossil of a juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar dating back about 99 million years.Although the species is extinct, it has now been named Electrorana limoae […]

WFS News: A new therocephalian from Russia

@ WFS,World Fosssil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new therocephalian (Gorynychus masyutinae gen. et sp. nov.) from the Permian Kotelnich locality, Kirov Region, Russia Kammerer CF, Masyutin V. (2018) A new therocephalian (Gorynychus masyutinae gen. et sp. nov.) from the Permian Kotelnich locality, Kirov Region, Russia. PeerJ 6:e4933https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4933 A new therocephalian taxon (Gorynychus masyutinae gen. et sp. nov.) is described based […]

WFS News: First seismic evidence for mantle exhumation at an ultraslow-spreading center

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Episodic magmatism and serpentinized mantle exhumation at an ultraslow-spreading centre A mountain range with a total length of 65,000 kilometers runs through all the oceans. It marks the boundaries of tectonic plates. Through the gap between the plates material from the Earth’s interior emerges, forming new seafloor, building […]

WFS News: A new insight into the mechanism of biosilicification

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Formation of Asymmetrical Structured Silica Controlled by a Phase Separation Process and Implication for Biosilicification Citation: Shi J-Y, Yao Q-Z, Li X-M, Zhou G-T, Fu S-Q (2013) Formation of Asymmetrical Structured Silica Controlled by a Phase Separation Process and Implication for Biosilicification. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61164. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061164 Editor: Vipul Bansal, […]

WFS News: Study On prehistoric diets

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Whenever we think about extinct animals we often imagine them eating their favourite meals, whether it be plants, other animals or a combination of both. But are our ideas about extinct diets grounded within scientific reasoning, or are they actually little more than conjecture and speculation? New research, […]

WFS News: Extending the paleontology–biogeography reciprocity with species distribution models (SDM)

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Extending the paleontology–biogeography reciprocity with SDMs: Citation: Eduardo AA, Martinez PA, Gouveia SF, Santos FdS, Aragão WSd, Morales-Barbero J, et al. (2018) Extending the paleontology–biogeography reciprocity with SDMs: Exploring models and data in reducing fossil taxonomic uncertainty. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0194725. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194725 Editor: Magnus Ivarsson, Swedish Museum of Natural History, […]