Archive for the ‘General’ Category

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: 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: 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, […]

WFS News: CENOMANIAN-TURONIAN BIVALVES AND ECHINOIDS FROM NORTHERN WADI QENA, CENTRAL EASTERN DESERT, EGYPT

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev CENOMANIAN-TURONIAN BIVALVES AND ECHINOIDS FROM NORTHERN WADI QENA,CENTRAL EASTERN DESERT, EGYPT Abdel Galil HEWAIDY, Emad NAGM, El Sayed MONEER Egypt. Jour. Paleontol., Vol. 14, 2014, p. 209-242 The outcrops of the Cenomanian-Turonian rocks are widely distributed and well exposed in the central Eastern Desert and include beds rich […]

WFS News: Super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect. The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought and that a group of reptile-like mammals that bridge the reptile and mammal transition experienced an […]

WFS News: Globally discordant Isocrinida (Crinoidea) migration confirms asynchronous Marine Mesozoic Revolution

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new study of marine fossils from Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and South America reveals that one of the greatest changes to the evolution of life in our oceans occurred more recently in the Southern Hemisphere than previously thought. The results are published today (17 May 2018) in […]

WFS News: Enamel Ultrastructure in Fossil Cetaceans

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Enamel Ultrastructure in Fossil Cetaceans (Cetacea: Archaeoceti and Odontoceti) Citation: Loch C, Kieser JA, Fordyce RE (2015) Enamel Ultrastructure in Fossil Cetaceans (Cetacea: Archaeoceti and Odontoceti). PLoS ONE 10(1): e0116557. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0116557 Academic Editor: Matthew C. Mihlbachler, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNITED STATES Abstract The transition from terrestrial ancestry to […]

WFS News: An early Cambrian greenhouse climate

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev An early Cambrian greenhouse climate Thomas W. Hearing et.al, Science Advances  09 May 2018:Vol. 4, no. 5, eaar5690,DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar5690 The oceans of the early Cambrian (~541 to 509 million years ago) were the setting for a marked diversification of animal life. However, sea temperatures—a key component of the early Cambrian marine […]

WFS News: Fossil study reveals first bird beaks had teeth

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Researchers have pieced together the three-dimensional skull of an iconic, toothed bird that represents a pivotal moment in the transition from dinosaurs to modern-day birds. Ichthyornis dispar holds a key position in the evolutionary trail that leads from dinosaurian species to today’s avians. It lived nearly 100 million […]

WFS News: A new archaic baleen whale Toipahautea waitaki (early Late Oligocene, New Zealand) and the origins of crown Mysticeti

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new archaic baleen whale Toipahautea waitaki (early Late Oligocene, New Zealand) and the origins of crown Mysticeti Cheng-Hsiu Tsai, R. Ewan Fordyce. A new archaic baleen whale Toipahautea waitaki (early Late Oligocene, New Zealand) and the origins of crown Mysticeti. Royal Society Open Science, 2018; 5 (4): 172453 DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172453 A new […]