Posts Tagged ‘Riffin T Sajeev’

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: 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, […]

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: ROM mapping of ligamentous constraints on avian hip mobility: implications for extinct ornithodirans

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev ROM mapping of ligamentous constraints on avian hip mobility: implications for extinct ornithodirans Armita R. Manafzadeh, Kevin Padian Studies of soft tissue effects on joint mobility in extant animals can help to constrain hypotheses about joint mobility in extinct animals. However, joint mobility must be considered in three dimensions […]

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: Did the transition to plate tectonics cause Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev  Did the transition to plate tectonics cause Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth? Citation: Stern RJ, Miller NR. Did the transition to plate tectonics cause Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth? Terra Nova. 2018;30:87–94. https://doi.org/10.1111/ter.12321 When Earth’s tectonic style transitioned from stagnant lid (single plate) to the modern episode of plate tectonics is important but unresolved, and all lines of […]