Featured Image: Jaw of Argyromys cicigei, from López-Guerrero et al. 2017, PLOS ONE. Papers (All Open Access): Late Messinian mollusks and vertebrates from Moncucco Torinese, north-western Italy. Paleoecological and paleoclimatological implications (PalaeoE) A multidisciplinary approach to digital
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Featured Image: UCMP 125854, Papio izodi, and UCMP 125856, Papio izodi. From Monson et al. (2017), first paper listed below. Papers (All Open Access): Patterns of craniofacial variation and taxonomic diversity in the South African Cercopithecidae fossil record (PalaeoE)
Featured Image: Egg Holotype of Suchoolithus portucalensis, oogen. and oosp. nov. Specimen FCT-UNL706 from Cambelas, Assenta Member, Lourinhã Formation, Upper Jurassic. The shape and preservation of the specimen suggests an unhatched clutch. From Russo et al. (2017) first
For all of the love and popularity that the “Age of Dinosaurs” receives, we wouldn’t be where we are without evolutionary innovations that occurred during the “Age of Fishes.” The Devonian Period (419.2–358.9 million years
While artistic reconstructions of dinosaurs preying on each other are a fantastic way of illustrating the real-life behaviours of these fantastic creatures, direct evidence of dinosaur-food interactions in the fossil record are surprisingly rare.
Featured Image: Thalassomedon hanningtoni, University of Nebraska State Museum (UNSM) 50132, U.S.A From Kear et al. (2017), first paper listed below. Papers (All Open Access): Exceptionally prolonged tooth formation in elasmosaurid plesiosaurians (PLOS ONE) Eocene/Oligocene deep-water agglutinated
One of the unique and most iconic features of many modern turtles is that they can withdraw their neck and head to hide and protect them within their shells. The group name of species which