Posts Tagged ‘world fossil society’

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 […]

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:A new large-bodied thalattosuchian crocodyliform from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of Hungary

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new large-bodied thalattosuchian crocodyliform from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of Hungary, with further evidence of the mosaic acquisition of marine adaptations in Metriorhynchoidea. Ősi A, Young MT, Galácz A, Rabi M. (2018)  PeerJ 6:e4668 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4668 Based on associated and three-dimensionally preserved cranial and postcranial remains, a new thalattosuchian crocodyliform, Magyarosuchus fitosi gen. et […]

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: A new species of Late Cretaceous Peritresius sp. sea turtles found

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new species of Peritresius Leidy, 1856 (Testudines: Pan-Cheloniidae) from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Alabama, USA, and the occurrence of the genus within the Mississippi Embayment of North America Citation: Gentry AD, Parham JF, Ehret DJ, Ebersole JA (2018) A new species of Peritresius Leidy, 1856 (Testudines: Pan-Cheloniidae) from the Late Cretaceous […]

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 […]

WFS News: Forensic scanning technology reveals Dodo’s violent death

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=hhpM5KZSNBg The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot in the back of the head, according to breakthrough research by Oxford University Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick. Using revolutionary forensic scanning technology and world-class expertise, researchers have discovered surprising evidence that […]

WFS News: Resolving the identity of Platylithophycus, an enigmatic fossil

@WFS,world Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Resolving the identity of Platylithophycus, an enigmatic fossil from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous, Coniacian–Campanian) Citation:Allison W. Bronson, John G. Maisey. Resolving the identity of Platylithophycus, an enigmatic fossil from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous, Coniacian–Campanian). Journal of Paleontology, 2018; 1 DOI: 10.1017/jpa.2018.14 Misidentified fossils are common in paleontology, but Platylithophycus has undergone a […]