Posts Tagged ‘world fossil society’

Forensic science techniques help discover new molecular fossils

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science. According to a system designed by microbiologist Carl Woese, there are three domains of life on Earth — Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryota. To date, […]

Lagenanectes richterae: Ancient sea reptile found in Germany

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev  A previously unrecognized 132 million-year-old fossilized sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researchers. Findings published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The bizarre sea creature was a plesiosaur, an extinct long-necked aquatic reptile resembling the popular image of the Loch Ness […]

Shingopana songwensis: A new species of titanosaurian dinosaur

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new species is a member of the gigantic, long-necked sauropods. Its fossil remains […]

WFS News: New Suggestions on Andean Plateau

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Seismologists investigating how Earth forms new continental crust have compiled more than 20 years of seismic data from a wide swath of South America’s Andean Plateau and determined that processes there have produced far more continental rock than previously believed. “When crust from an oceanic tectonic plate plunges […]

WFS News: Tropidogyne pentaptera,100-million-year-old fossilized flower

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new species of tree. George Poinar Jr., professor emeritus in Oregon State University’s College of Science, said it’s the […]

WFS News: New plate adds plot twist to ancient tectonic tale

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A microplate discovered off the west coast of Ecuador adds another piece to Earth’s tectonic puzzle, according to Rice University scientists. Researchers led by Rice geophysicist Richard Gordon discovered the microplate, which they have named “Malpelo,” while analyzing the junction of three other plates in the eastern Pacific […]

WFS News: Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done. The results add a new piece to the puzzle of how […]

WFS News:Teleosaster creasyi,Fossil of a new species of starfish

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new species of ancient starfish-like sea creature has been discovered in a remote town nearly 200 kilometres from the ocean by University of Western Australia, Curtin University and University of Cambridge researchers. Brittle stars, or ophiuroids, are closely related to starfish.More than 2,000 species are found in […]

Remobilization of crustal carbon may dominate volcanic arc emissions

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoirs in the Earth’s crust. Previous research suggested carbon was sourced from the mantle as a result of […]

WFS News: A new species of Tritylodontid found in Japan

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev  Teeth can reveal a lot, such as how the earliest mammals lived with their neighbors. Researchers have uncovered dozens of fossilized teeth in Kuwajima, Japan and identified this as a new species of tritylodontid, an animal family that links the evolution of mammals from reptiles. This finding suggests […]