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Found 26 results

  1. The fossil record of Antarctic land mammals

    Gelfo, 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), pp.445-455. (open access) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318350360_Eocene_ungulate_mammals_from_West_Antarctica_implications_from_their_fossil_record_and_a_new_species https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Javier_N_Gelfo Yours, Paul H.
  2. LA Scientist Nathan Smith Went To Antarctica And Brought Back Dinosaurs https://laist.com/2019/04/02/these_scientists_went_to_antarctica_and_brought_back_dinosaurs_heres_how_to_see_them.php Yours, Paul H.
  3. Only the second theropod described from Antarctica Imperobator antarcticus is a Dromaeosaurid and was found in 2003 and reported in 2007 in this paper 10.1.1.546.3890.pdf Blog http://theropoddatabase.blogspot.com/2019/04/imperobator-second-named-antarctic.html Paywalled Paper describing I. antarcticus (not really important since we have other publications and blogs) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118300120
  4. Does anyone have a copy of the following paper: Ricardo C.Ely & Judd A.Case (2019) Phylogeny of a New Gigantic Paravian (Theropoda; Coelurosauria; Maniraptora) from the Upper Cretaceous of James Ross Island, Antarctica. Cretaceous Research (advance online publication)doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2019.04.003Â https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118300120 Imperobator is quite notable as the first Gondwanan non-avialan paravian to be named from Antarctica.
  5. What the era of sabre-toothed cats and giant sharks says about climate change by Simon Levey, Imperial College London, April 2019 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/190795/what-sabretoothed-cats-giant-sharks-says/ The meeting is: The Pliocene: The Last Time Earth had >400 ppm of Atmospheric CO2 Royal Meteorological Society Meeting https://www.rmets.org/event/pliocene-last-time-earth-had-400-ppm-atmospheric-co2 The video of the talks is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmdJJEuwTrg Other articles are: Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole Pliocene beech fossils in Antarctica when CO2 was at similar level to today point to planet’s future, The Guardian, April 3, 2019 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/03/south-pole-tree-fossils-indicate-impact-of-climate-change Dire future etched in the past: CO2 at 3-million year-old levels by Patrick Galey And Marlowe Hood, PhysOrg, April 5, 2019 https://phys.org/news/2019-04-dire-future-etched-co2-million.html Yours, Paul H.
  6. I thought these were cool

    I googled earth and took these pics of the rock formations in Antarctica. I thought they were very interesting, great formations, but didn't see any fossils.
  7. Did not know where exactly to put this post however as South America is the nearest country to Antarctica, it's here. I have been recently very interested in learning about dinosaurs from this area over most others and here's some info on the Antarctica. Imagine how it would be like to explore the coldest place on Earth and the challenges that one may face when trying to identify material from this location. A fully fleshed-out Cryolophosaurus is on display at the Natural History Museum LA. Photo by Charly Shelton. Antarctica was not always a frozen wasteland. Back in the Late Permian and Early Triassic, about 260 million years ago, it was more like Seattle, Washington in terms of climate – wet and full of giant forests, with temperatures in the 50s-to-60s degrees Fahrenheit. This was still slightly colder than the rest of Pangaea, but warmer than today’s Antarctic climate average of 20 degree summers and -56 degree winters. Suffice it to say, it was a great place for amphibians and, later into the Mesozoic era, a home for dinosaurs. By the Early Jurassic, around 190 million years ago, the land that would become Antarctica was home to a very unique, and fancy, dinosaur. The fossil of Cryolophosaurus. Photo courtesy of NHMLA - Edit: from a yet unnamed juvenile prosauropod “Antarctic Dinosaurs” is a new exhibit recently opened at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and features the story of Antarctica, both as a landmass through time and as the antagonist in the story of how a crew of palaeontologists from NHMLA and the Field Museum in Chicago had to battle the elements to get into the interior of the continent and extract the fossils from a hillside in Gordon Valley. Along the way, guests learn of the many expeditions that came before – some successful and some ill-fated – to study the interior of the continent and find the fossils. Taniwhasaurus antarcticus has been found in Antarctica, New Zealand and Japan. The star of the attraction is the 25-foot-long carnivore, Cryolophosaurus. This is a unique dinosaur with a very fancy little bone crest atop its head in the shape of a quaff, earning it the nickname “Elvisaurus.” Both a full-sized skeletal reconstruction and a full-sized fleshed-out model are on display in the exhibit to allow guests the opportunity to really get to know the dinosaur on a life-size basis. Alongside the large carnivore are two smaller dinosaurs found on the same hillside – Sauropodomorphs A and B. These two tiny long-necked dinos are yet-to-be-named, hence the designation of A and B, but are built out in life-sized models to show what they would have looked like – essentially like Apatosaurs, but the size of a large dog. Along with other fossils here and there, and an impressive collection of cold weather excavation gear both modern and historic, this exhibit gives a snapshot of what exploration and palaeontology are like in the coldest place on Earth. The skeleton of Cryolophosaurus on display in the hall measures 25 feet long. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, April 3 and runs through Jan. 5, 2020 at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. For more information and tickets, visit NHM.org. A fossil of the head of a Cryolophosaurus is now on display at the Natural History Museum Los Angeles.
  8. https://www.novinite.com/articles/194887/Bulgarian+Researchers+Discover+Five+New+Plant+Fossils+on+Antarctica
  9. Meet the Antarctic king

    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/fm-idc012319.php http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2019/01/31/antarctanax/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A DiscoverBlogs (Discover Blogs)
  10. When Did Fish Learn to Walk? Antarctica May Hold the Answer Eric Niilen, Wired Science, November 21, 2018, https://www.wired.com/story/fish-learn-to-walk-antarctica-evolution-tetrapods/ PDF files about papers about tetrapod evolution can be found at: Edward B Daeschler https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward_Daeschler/research Adam C. Maloof https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/15584512_Adam_C_Maloof Yours, Paul H.
  11. Retracing Antarctica’s Glacial Past LSU geologist uncovers new data to inform future sea level rise https://www.lsu.edu/mediacenter/news/2018/09/25gg_bart_scireports.php https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180925140417.htm https://phys.org/news/2018-09-retracing-antarctica-glacial.html The open-access paper is: Bart, P.J., DeCesare, M., Rosenheim, B.E., Majewski, W. and McGlannan, A., 2018. A centuries-long delay between a paleo-ice-shelf collapse and grounding- line retreat in the Whales Deep Basin, eastern Ross Sea, Antarctica. Scientific reports, 8(1), article 12392. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29911-8 Yours, Paul H.
  12. https://www.ibtimes.co.in/ancient-whales-were-not-filter-feeders-had-ferocious-teeth-slice-prey-768971 http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/05/whales-used-to-have-sharp-teeth-ancient-fossils-suggest.html https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180510150220.htm
  13. Fossils and Beach Volleyball on a Glacier The Bates Club of Antarctica: Fossils and Beach Volleyball on a Glacier By Emily McConville, Bates University, April 20, 2018 http://www.bates.edu/news/2018/04/20/bates-club-of-antarctica-fossils-and-beach-volleyball-on-a-glacier/ Other posts in this series: https://www.bates.edu/news/2018/04/05/bates-club-of-antarctica-if-glaciers-could-talk-what-would-they-say/ https://www.bates.edu/news/2018/04/12/bates-club-of-antarctica-if-you-give-a-seal-a-camera/ Yours, Paul H.
  14. A new discovery in Antarctica, which shows some extraordinary capacity of polar trees http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/antarctica-fossil-forests-280-million-year-old-trees-erik-gulbranson-john-isbell-university-of-a8158441.html
  15. An unusual find in Antarctica

    A plesiosaur found in Antarctica http://artdaily.com/news/101167/Scientists-discover-a-150-million-year-old-plesiosaur-in-Antarctica
  16. Antarctica's 260-Million-Year Old Permian Epoch Forests Uncovered (VIDEO), The Daily Galaxy, November 09, 2017 http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2017/11/antarcticas-260-million-year-old-permian-epoch-forests-uncovered.html Geologists uncover Antarctica's fossil forests November 9, 2017 by Matthew Wamser https://phys.org/news/2017-11-geologists-uncover-antarctica-fossil-forests.html http://uwm.edu/news/uwm-geologists-uncover-antarcticas-fossil-forests/ Other papers about other Permian Forests Luthardt, L. and Rößler, R., 2017. Fossil forest reveals sunspot activity in the early Permian. Geology, 45(3), pp.279-282. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/geology/article-lookup/45/3/279 Luthardt, L., Rößler, R. and Schneider, J.W., 2017. Tree- ring analysis elucidating palaeo-environmental effects captured in an in situ fossil forest–The last 80 years within an early Permian ecosystem. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 487, pp.278-295. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018217300974 Yours, Paul H.
  17. Fossil Hunt Leads University of Chicago Professor to Antarctica Paul Caine, WTTW, Chicago, February 14, 2017 2:48 pm http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/14/fossil-hunt-leads-university-chicago-professor-antarctica Yours, Paul H.
  18. Scientists discover the first Antarctic ground beetle PhysOrg, November 28, 2016 http://phys.org/news/2016-11-scientists-antarctic-ground-beetle.html Ancient Bug Discovered in the Heart of Antarctica George Dvorsky, Gizmo http://gizmodo.com/ancient-bug-discovered-in-the-heart-of-antarctica-1789462820 Rare Antarctic beetle find delights BBC News, Science & Environment, November 29, 2016 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38145258 the paper is: Ashworth, A. C., and T. L. Erwin, 2016, Antarctotrechus balli sp. n. (Carabidae, Trechini): the first ground beetle from Antarctica. ZooKeys. vol. 635, pp. 109-122 (23 Nov 2016) https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.635.10535 http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=10535 Yours, Paul H.
  19. Shrinking of Antarctic Ice Sheet linked to CO2 spike, Phys.Org, Oct 11, 2016 http://phys.org/news/2016-10-historic-antarctic-ice-sheet-linked.html Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago, Zee News, Oct 20, 2016 http://zeenews.india.com/environment/fossil-leaves-show-how-antarctic-ice-melted-23-million-years-ago_1941996.html Ancient crater lake in Central Otago offers clues for Antarctica, Matthew Backhouse, Oct. 20, 2016 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11732949 The paper is: Reichgelt, T., W. J. D'Andrea, and B. R. S. Fox, 2016 Abrupt plant physiological changes in southern New Zealand at the termination of the Mi-1 event reflect shifts in hydroclimate and pCO2, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 455, pp. 115-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.09.026 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308978197_Abrupt_plant_physiological_changes_in_southern_New_Zealand_at_the_termination_of_the_Mi-1_event_reflect_shifts_in_hydroclimate_and_pCO2 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tammo_Reichgelt Yours, Paul H.
  20. I do not have a large fossil/rock collection, but what I do have I am proud of. This is my rarest piece I have. It is a piece of petrified wood from The Allan Hills, Antarctica. During the 2001-02 summer I was fortunate enough to land a job as a janitor at McMurdo and was night janitor at Crary Science Lab. So a guy I know had went out to do work in the area and brought back samples. He was like, "you want some petrified wood?" I happily took it not knowing at the time how rare and hard this was to get. Also, this is a rather large piece, being about the size of the palm of my hand and while we moved it split along a weak plane falling into two pieces. It was ok, because I can display it better now. I have some other rocks from Antarctica I will show at some point. Since my collection is small I will spread it out over time.
  21. Antarctic Pliocene Diatom Mystery Solved?

    Antarctic mystery solved? Ocean fossils found in mountains are cause for concern over future sea levels, scientists say, Northern Illinois University , September 21, 2016 http://newsroom.niu.edu/2016/09/20/antarctic-mystery-solved-scientists-say-ocean-fossils-found-in-mountains-are-cause-for-concern-over-future-sea-levels/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160921103712.htm Scientists may have just solved a riddle about Antarctica - and the answer isn't comforting, Worcester Telegram, ‎Sept. 21, 2016‎ http://www.telegram.com/news/20160921/scientists-may-have-just-solved-riddle-about-antarctica---and-answer-isnt-comforting Scientists may have solved a key riddle about Antarctica — and you’re not going to like the answer, Chris Mooney, Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/20/scientists-may-have-just-solved-a-riddle-about-antarctica-and-youre-not-going-to-like-the-answer/?utm_term=.aa8075574315 The paper is: Scherer, R. P., R. M. DeConto, D. Pollard, R. B. Alley, 2016, Windblown Pliocene diatoms and East Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat. Nature Communications, 2016; 7: 12957 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12957 http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12957 Yours, Paul H.
  22. Antarctic Petrified Wood

    From the album Not Mine

    Genus/spp unknown, found in Antarctica in the early 90's, appromimately 3 inches long
  23. Just found this interesting paper while I was trying to find more about Flabellum... I didnt find it already linked here... http://www.app.pan.pl/archive/published/app30/app30-099.pdf
  24. Tiny Fossils Hold Answers to Big Questions On Climate Change: Research Explores 12,000 Year Fossil Record, Science Daily, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130122122411.htm Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change PhysOrg, January 22, 2013, http://phys.org/news/2013-01-tiny-fossils-big-climate.html Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change Cardiff University, January 21, 2013, http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/articles/tiny-fossils-hold-answers-to-big-questions-on-climate-change-10042.html Pike, J., G. E. A. Swann, M. J. Leng, and A. M. Snelling, 2013, Glacial discharge along the west Antarctic Peninsula during the Holocene. Nature Geoscience. Published online 20 January 2013, http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1703.html Best wishes, Paul H.
  25. Dinosaur die out might have been second of two closely timed extinctions by Vince Stricherz, University of Washington, September 5, 2012 http://www.washingto...ed-extinctions/ Two separate extinctions brought end to dinosaur era. NewScientist, August 3, 2012, http://www.newscient...nosaur-era.html The paper is Tobin, T. S., P. D. Ward, E. J. Steig, E. B. Olivero, I. A. Hilburn, R. N. Mitchell, M. R. Diamond, T. D. Raub, and J. L. Kirschvink, 2012, Extinction patterns, δ18 O trends, and magnetostratigraphy from a southern high-latitude Cretaceous– Paleogene section: Links with Deccan volcanism. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. vol. 350–352, pp. 180–188. http://www.sciencedi...031018212003847 Best wishes, Paul H.
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