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WFS News: Putnisite: A new Mineral

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A University of Adelaide mineralogy researcher has discovered a new mineral that is unique in structure and composition among the world’s 4,000 known mineral species. Published in Mineralogical Magazine, Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Dr Peter Elliott has described ‘putnisite’, found in a surface outcrop […]

WFS News: Collagen Fingerprinting: A New Screening Technique for Radiocarbon Dating Ancient Bone

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Collagen Fingerprinting: A New Screening Technique for Radiocarbon Dating Ancient Bone Citation: Harvey VL, Egerton VM, Chamberlain AT, Manning PL, Buckley M (2016) Collagen Fingerprinting: A New Screening Technique for Radiocarbon Dating Ancient Bone. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150650. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150650 Editor: Siân E. Halcrow, University of Otago, NEW ZEALAND Collagen is […]

WFS News : Muroid rodent phylogenetics: 900-species tree reveals increasing diversification rates

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T sajeev,Russel T sajeev Abstract Citation: Steppan SJ, Schenk JJ (2017) Muroid rodent phylogenetics: 900-species tree reveals increasing diversification rates. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183070. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183070 Editor: Dorothee Huchon, Tel Aviv University, ISRAEL We combined new sequence data for more than 300 muroid rodent species with our previously published sequences for up to five nuclear […]

WFS News: A rare disc-like holdfast of the Ediacaran macroalga from South China

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A rare disc-like holdfast of the Ediacaran macroalga from South China Journal Of paleontology, Volume 91, Issue 6,November 2017 , pp. 1091-1101 Ye Wang,School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China 〈gboywangye@126.com〉 Yue Wang,School of Resources and Environments, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China 〈gzyuewang@126.com〉 Wei Du, […]

WFS News: Patterns of divergence in the morphology of ceratopsian dinosaurs: sympatry is not a driver of ornament evolution

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus did not evolve to help species recognise each other, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. It has been suggested that different species that live in the same location may evolve features […]

WFS News: EVIDENCE OF NEOTECTONIC ACTIVITY ALONG THE EAST COAST OF INDIAN PENINSULA

@WFS,World fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev EVIDENCE OF NEOTECTONIC ACTIVITY ALONG THE EAST COAST OF INDIAN PENINSULA ( Riffin T Sajeev Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-293786,Volume 49,Issue 6,Pages 388 T219. Challenges in Tectonics:Publisher:Geological Society of America (GSA) :https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017AM/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/293786 Abstract: The eastern coastal plains of the Indian peninsula are studied meagerly based […]

WFS News: Half-Billion-Year-Old Fossil Brains Found in Ancient Predator (Kerygmachela kierkegaardi)

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev With help from 15 fossils recently discovered in Greenland, scientists are now able to peer inside the brain of an animal that lived 520 million years ago. The extinct species, Kerygmachela kierkegaardi, swam in ocean waters during an evolutionary arms race called the Cambrian explosion. Flanked by 11 wrinkly flaps […]

WFS News: Tiny bubbles of oxygen got trapped 1.6 billion years ago

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Take a good look at this photo: It shows you 1.6 billion years old fossilized oxygen bubbles, created by tiny microbes in what was once a shallow sea somewhere on young Earth. The bubbles were photographed and analyzed by researchers studying early life on Earth. Microbes are […]

WFS News: First detailed 3-D images of a megathrust fault off Costa Rica

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates of the Earth’s crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in an earthquake. The […]

WFS News: Did surface life evolve on Mars?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The planet Mars has long drawn interest from scientists and non-scientists as a possible place to search for evidence of life beyond Earth because the surface contains numerous familiar features such as dried river channels and dried lake beds that hint at a warmer, wetter, more earthlike climate […]