Posts Tagged ‘WFS’

WFS News: Young tourist helps Edmonton researchers in discovery of rare Colombian fish fossil

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Edmonton paleontologists are crediting a keen-eyed tourist for spotting a never-before-seen fish fossil in flagstones outside a Colombian monastery. The perfectly-preserved “lizard fish” specimen is an estimated 90 million years old and has no modern relatives. The extremely rare specimen is the first fossil of its kind to […]

WFS news: New Egyptian sauropod (Mansourasaurus ) reveals Late Cretaceous dinosaur dispersal between Europe and Africa

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev When it comes to the final days of the dinosaurs, Africa is something of a blank page. Fossils found in Africa from the Late Cretaceous, the time period from 100 to 66 million years ago, are few and far between. That means that the course of dinosaur evolution […]

WFS News: Revolutionary theory on horse evolution

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Scientists have long wondered how the horse evolved from an ancestor with five toes to the animal we know today. While it is largely believed that horses simply evolved with fewer digits, researchers at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) pose a new theory […]

WFS News: Rare 450-million-year-old ‘cone-shaped’ fossil discovery

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Researchers from the University of Leicester, working with an international team of geologists, have discovered an enigmatic fossil of a 450 million year-old creature resembling a tiny ice-cream cone. Fossils of the creature, in which the ‘body’ resembles a scoop of ice cream atop the cone, was located […]

WFS News: 508-year old bristle worm found

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev TORONTO — A new fossil species of bristle worm has been found at the 508-million-year-old Marble Canyon site in B.C.’s Kootenay National Park. The worm found at the Burgess Shale site is helping scientists better understand analids, which include present-day leeches and earthworms.They are found in nearly all […]

WFS News: Expedition to explore the Havre volcano reveals surprising underwater details

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev On July 18, 2012, passengers on an airline flight over the Southwest Pacific Ocean glimpsed something unusual — a raft of floating rock known as pumice that indicated an underwater volcanic eruption had occurred on the seafloor northeast of New Zealand. The raft eventually grew to more than […]

WFS News: Crepidosoma Doyleii,435m-year-old starfish fossil

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A 435 million-year-old starfish fossil has been discovered in Conamara, Co Galway.The specimen will go on display at the Museum of Natural History in Dublin.It was discovered by geologist Dr Eamon Doyle in Maam Valley. Details of the find are contained in the latest issue of the Irish […]

WFS News: Caihong juji ,Fossil of a “Rainbow dinosaur “

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Scientists in China have made a colourful discovery – a bird-like dinosaur with rainbow-coloured feathers. The fossilised remains were found in the north-east of China and it’s believed to have lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.It’s been called Caihong juji, which is the mandarin word […]

WFS News: Sauropod swimmers or walkers?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev An international team of scientists, led by the China University of Geosciences in Beijing and including palaeontologists from the University of Bristol, has shed new light on some unusual dinosaur tracks from northern China. The tracks appear to have been made by four-legged sauropod dinosaurs yet only two […]

WFS News: Mount Agung going to blow?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Simon Carn studies carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emissions from volcanoes using remote sensing. Carn notes that monitoring emissions from volcanoes is a useful indicator to predict when volcanoes will erupt. With Mount Agung on eruption watch in Bali, Carn notes that monitoring emissions from the volcano may […]