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Impact Earth: A review of the terrestrial impact record - 2022 Open Access review paper
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsOsinski, G.R., Grieve, R.A., Ferrière, L., Losiak, A., Pickersgill, A., Cavosie, A.J., Hibbard, S.M., Hill, P., Bermudez, J.J., Marion, C.L. and Newman, J.D., 2022. Impact Earth: A review of the terrestrial impact record. Earth-Science Reviews, no. 104112. Open access Researchgate PDF preprint of above paper PDFs of Richard F. Grieve papers PDFs of Gordon R. Osinski papers Yours, Paul H.
Paleobiology of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Paleogene Trans-Saharan Seaway, Mali (open access publication)
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsO'Leary, M.A., Bouaré, M.L., Claeson, K.M., Heilbronn, K., Hill, R.V., McCartney, J.A., Sessa, J.A., Sissoko, F., Tapanila, L., Wheeler, E.A. and Roberts, E.M., 2019. Stratigraphy and paleobiology of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Paleogene sediments from the Trans-Saharan Seaway in Mali. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 436). http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6950 Warning: the low-resultion PDF is about 204 MB and the high-resolution PDF is about 383 MB. Yours, Paul H.
A steeply-inclined trajectory for the Chicxulub impact
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsDinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at 'deadliest possible' angle Imperial College London, May 26, 2020 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200526111320.htm Collins, G.S., Patel, N., Davison, T.M. et al. A steeply- inclined trajectory for the Chicxulub impact. Nat Commun 11, 1480 (2020). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15269-x Another paper: Rae, A.S., Collins, G.S., Poelchau, M., Riller, U., Davison, T.M., Grieve, R.A., Osinski, G.R., Morgan, J.V. and Expedition, I.I., 2019. Stress‐Strain Evolut
Cretaceous (Campanian) Bivalves of The Coffee Sand In Mississippi - open access PDF
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsA new report about the Cretaceous (Campanian) bivalves of the Coffee Sand In Mississippi is now available for downloading. It is: Dockery, D.T., 2020, Cretaceous (Campanian) Bivalves of The Coffee Sand In Mississippi. Open-File Report OFR-319. Department of Environmental Quality - Office of Geology, Jackson, Mississippi. https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/geology/work-areas/publications-and-map-sales/categories/open-file-reports/ofr-319-cretaceous-campanian-bivalves-of-the-coffee-sand-in-mississippi-60272/ https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/geology/work-areas/public
Free Online Paleontology (And Other) Books Courtesy John Hopkins University Press
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsJohn Hopkins University Press has made available online books for free for this period of cancelled or remote classes. Some paleontology books, of which each chapter can be downloaded free as a PDF are: Birds of Stone: Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs Luis M. Chiappe and Meng Qingjin, 2016 https://muse.jhu.edu/book/48019 The Rise of Birds: 225 Million Years of Evolution Sankar Chatterjee, 2015 https://muse.jhu.edu/book/39108 Transylvanian Dinosaurs David B. Weishampel and Coralia-Maria Jianu, 2011
The fossil record of Antarctic land mammals
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsGelfo, J.N., Goin, F.J., Bauza, N., and Reguero, M., 2019. The fossil record of Antarctic land mammals: commented review and hypotheses for future research. Advances in Polar Science. 30(3): 251-273 doi: 10.13679/j.advps.2019.0021 (open access) http://www.aps-polar.org/paper/2019/30/03/A190814000002 PDF: http://www.aps-polar.org/paper/2019/30/03/A190814000002/full Gelfo, J.N., López, G.M. and Santillana, S.N., 2017. Eocene ungulate mammals from West Antarctica: implications from their fossil record and a new species. Antarctic Science, 29(5),
The fight for control over virtual fossils
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsThe fight for control over virtual fossils Palaeontologists have been urged to share 3D scans of fossils online, but a Nature analysis finds that few researchers do so. Dyani lewis, Nature News, March 6, 2018 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00739-0 Yours, Paul H.
A field guide to finding fossils on Mars. (open access paper)
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsMcMahon, S., Bosak, T., Grotzinger, J.P., Milliken, R.E., Summons, R.E., Daye, M., Newman, S.A., Fraeman, A., Williford, K.H. and Briggs, D.E.G., 2018. A field guide to finding fossils on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.vol. 123, no. 5, pp. 1020-1040 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2017JE005478 McMahon, S., The chemistry of fossilization on Earth and Mars. http://www.portlandpresspublishing.com/sites/default/files/biochemist/Biochemist Space issue Dec 2018/BioDEC18_chemistry of fossilization pg 28.pdf
A Possible Second Large Subglacial Impact Crater in Northwest Greenland
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsScientist May Have Discovered Massive Crater Under Greenland Ice Sheet, Daily Beast, Feb. 2019 https://www.thedailybeast.com/scientist-may-have-discovered-massive-crater-under-greenland-ice-sheet Photos: Craters Hidden Beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet, Live Science, February 12, 2019 https://www.livescience.com/64755-photos-greenland-craters.html The open access paper is: Joseph A. MacGregor, William F. Bottke, Jr., Mark A. Fahnestock, Jeremy P. Harbeck, Kurt H. Kjær, John D. Paden, David E. Stillman, and Michael Stud
Fluvial deposits demonstrate near-complete desiccation of the eastern Mediterranean (open access)
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsThe open access paper is: Madof, A.S., Bertoni, C. and Lofi, J., 2019. Discovery of vast fluvial deposits provides evidence for drawdown during the late Miocene Messinian salinity crisis. Geology. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/568108/discovery-of-vast-fluvial-deposits-provides Yours, Paul H.
History of the Australian Vegetation: Cretaceous to Recent - Open Access ebook
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsHi, For people interested in plant fossils, there is an open access 2017 eBook about the paleobotany of Australia online. It is; History of the Australian Vegetation: Cretaceous to Recent Edited by Robert S. Hill, 2017, University of Adelaide Press http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=628112 http://www.oapen.org/search?keyword=History+of+the+Australian+Vegetation http://www.oapen.org/home Yours, Paul H.
Top 10 Open Access Taxon 2017
Troodon posted a topic in Fossil NewsThe PLOS Paleo Community released their top 10 Open Access Taxons of 2017 http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2017/11/27/top-10-open-access-fossil-taxa-of-2017/ 1. Eekaulostomus cuevasae, an ancient trumpetfish. Described by Kleyton Magno Cantalice and Jesús Alvarado-Ortega in Palaeontologia Electronica. 2. Borealopelta markmitchelli, an armored dinosaur. Described by Caleb M. Brown, Donald M. Henderson, Jakob Vinther, Ian Fletcher, Ainara Sistiaga, Jorsua Herrera, and Roger E. Summons in Current Biology. 3. Anatoliadelphys maasae, an early marsupial mammal
Exceptionally Preserved Lizard Fossil found in Swiss Alps.
Fossildude19 posted a topic in Fossil NewsEusaurosphargis dalsassoi: Exceptional Ancient Lizard Fossil Astonishes Scientists The Fossil: Artists' rendering: LINK to Article LINK to Open Access Paper Enjoy!
Fungus-Like Fossils Reported from 2.4 Billion-Year-Old South African Basalts
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsEarliest Fungus-Like Fossils Discovered in 2.4 Billion- Year-Old South African Bedrock (The fossils are 2 billion years older than previous finds and could dramatically alter the timeline of the emergence of life on Earth Jerry redfern, April 24, 2017 https://www.seeker.com/earth/earliest-fungus-like-fossils-discovered-in-24-billion-year-old-south-african-bedrock Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study by Marlowe Hood, PhysOrg, April 24, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-04-fossils-earliest-multicellular-life.html The ope
How Did Life Arise Without Abundant Phosphate?
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsBiochemical 'fossil' shows how life may have emerged without phosphate, Cell Press, March 2, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170302133445.htm https://phys.org/news/2017-03-biochemical-fossil-life-emerged-phosphate.html the paper is: Goldford, J. E., H. Hartman, T. F. Smith, and D. Segrè, 2017, Remnants of an Ancient Metabolism without Phosphate Cell, Published Online: March 02, 2017, Open Access DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2017.02.001 http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(17)30133-2 Y
Who Isn’t Profiting Off the Backs of Researchers?
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsBelow are a couple of though provoking essays. Needless to say, they do not necessarily represent my opinions, just that it is a matter that the producers and consumers of paleontological research have to deal with in their lives. Dear Scholars, Delete Your Account At Academia.Edu Sarah Bond, Forbes, #WhoaScience, January 23, 2017 http://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/01/23/dear-scholars-delete-your-account-at-academia-edu/ A response to the above article is: Who Isn’t Profiting Off the Backs of Researchers? Jon Tennant,
End-Permian Mass Extinction Reexamined
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsEnd-Permian mass extinction was not so massive By Belinda Smith, Cosmos Magazine https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/mass-extinctions-were-not-so-massive-study "US paleontologists states once the dust settled following the 'great dying' around 250 million years ago, nearly 20% of species remained – not 4%. Belinda Smith reports." Paleontologist suggests 'great dying' 252 million years ago wasn't as bad as thought, October 4, 2016 http://phys.org/news/2016-10-paleontologist-great-dying-million-years.html