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Found 15 results

  1. First fossil bird ever found with an unlaid egg preserved inside the body. Very cool Article https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/users/247587-alida-bailleul/posts/45802-an-egg-found-inside-a-fossil-bird-by-accident Paper https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09259-x?fbclid=IwAR3Vqeb0k6SHIFoWZYeEOEvgjKWE7MP59-nvYg_McQiPZCan2l0tHkouI78 @Auspex
  2. On the surface this looks like a feather but i don't know if there are any plants that look like this. Here are the pics. Piece extracted from the cenomanian clay pits. Dated by argon from volcanic crystals on strata to cenomanian age late cretaceous.
  3. avian ethology:nesting behaviour

    dykescolarocoiserrnal.pone.0061030.PDF (about 2,7 MB) Mariela S.Fernandes, Rodolfo S.Garcia, Lucas Fiorelli, Alejandro Scolaro, Rodrigo B.Salvador, Carlos N.Cotaro , Gary W.Kaiser, Gareth Dyke: A large accumulation of Avian eggs from the late Cretaceous of Patagonia(Argentina)reveals a novel nesting strategy in Mesozoic birds Plos ONE 8 (4) e61030.doi 10371/journal.pone 0061030 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061030
  4. Mesozoic ichnodiversity of Africa

    About 3,4 Mb,and,as such things go,fairly new Kleipl3vmam_Juras_cret_P3P.pdf Useful?Innerestin'?
  5. New Paleocene Land Bird From New Mexico

    Tiny fossil reveals what happened to birds after dinosaurs went extinct By Carolyn Gramling, Science Magazine AAAS, July. 10, 2017 http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/tiny-fossil-reveals-what-happened-birds-after-dinosaurs-went-extinct The OLDEST tree-dwelling bird species revealed: 62 million-year-old 'Tsidiiyazhi abini' fossil suggests avians rapidly evolved after the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs by Shivali Best, Mail Online, July 11, 2017 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4684926/62-million-year-old-Tsidiiyazhi-abini-fossil-discovered.html Fossil sheds light on bird evolution after asteroid strike By Helen Brigg, BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40535631 Ksepka, D.T., T.A. Stidham, and T.E. Williamson, 2017. Early Paleocene landbird supports rapid phylogenetic and morphological diversification of crown birds after the K–Pg mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/07/05/1700188114 Yours, Paul H
  6. smell you later

    2011_ZelenitskyRSL+aves{cladisticstheropod_olfaction.pdf Read this one. I found it informative*,and the methodology is sound. The proxy for the "sense of smell" is clearly explained Now I'm interested in the precise way smell is used by predators in general.. *in particular the short remark about sphenethmoid preservation
  7. bird brained

    kurochdykerslutapho309.full.pdf A fossil brain is compared to that of Archaeopteryx. Interesting:possibly nocturnal?
  8. everybody knows you're dead,Raphus

    One creature is almost synonymous with extinction.............. and this paper deals with that bird Rdijk2009.pdf
  9. bone to pick

    Tags say it all. Intriguing,to say the least http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/asset?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0119083.PDF
  10. big bird

    Structures like these are inherently interesting... Na& Pern 2014 cassohibilogy, evolution.pdf
  11. In the January/February issue of "American Scientist" magazine there is an article on fossil birds. It has some photos of Green River Formation (Early Eocene of Wyoming) specimens and some illustrations of other birds including some of the largest ones. Check it out. http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2014/1/flights-of-fancy-in-avian-evolution
  12. Here is paper you might find interesting as it regards a possible geographic origin of early birds and mammals: Sven Kurbel (2013) Hypothesis of homeothermy evolution on isolated South China Craton that moved from equator to cold north latitudes 250 to 200 Myr ago. Journal of Theoretical Biology (advance online publication) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.09.018 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022519313004463 While the climate of southern China during the Early Jurassic provides a window into the geographic origins of homeothermic animals (mammals, birds), the problem with the validity of the hypothesis is that all Early Jurassic theropod dinosaurs found in South China are non-tetanuran (although theropod footprints in Inner Mongolia suggest that there may be Early Jurassic theropod body fossils waiting to be found in Inner Mongolia) and that the oldest paravians (Pedopenna, Xiaotingia, Eosinopteryx, Aurornis) are of Middle-Late Jurassic age. However, it's not hard to imagine a Middle Jurassic paravian occurring in South China because the Oxfordian-age alvarezsaur Haplocheirus is closer to paravians, therizinosaurs, and oviraptorosaurs than to any other coelurosaur group. Only time will they if the hypothesis of an Asian origin for Avialae based on climatic conditions in southern China during the Early Jurassic is valid.
  13. Hi all just read this article in this mornings paper, just goes to show that i still have a chance of getting one of my 3 different fossil penguins named after me. with help http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8323696/Skull-of-worlds-oldest-penguin-found http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/6516948/Penguin-fossils-offer-chance-of-a-lifetime there is possibly more out there
  14. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since July 24, 2018. General Aves Cretaceous Birds Cretaceous Birds - Africa/Middle East Forster, C.A., et al. (1998). The Therapod Ancestry of Birds: New Evidence from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Science, Vol.279. O'Connor, P.M. and C.A. Forster (2010). A Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Avifauna from the Maevarano Formation, Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30(4). Riff,D., et al. (2004). An Avian Vertebra from the Continental Cretaceous of Morocco, Africa. Arquivos do Museuo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Vol.62, number 2. Cretaceous Birds - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Azuma, Y., et al. (2002). Early Cretaceous Bird Tracks from the Tetori Group, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Memoir of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, 1. Barden, H.E., et al. (2011). Morphological and Geochemical Evidence of Eumelanin Preservation in the Feathers of the Early Cretaceous Bird, Gansus yumenensis. PLoS ONE, 6(10). Clarke, J.A. and M.A. Norrell (2004). New Avialan Remains and a Review of the Known Avifauna from the Late Cretaceous Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates, Number 3447. Clarke, J.A., Z. Zhou and F. Zhang (2006). Insight into the evolution of avian flight from a new clade of Early Cretaceous ornithurines from China and the morphology of Yixianornis grabaui. J.Anat., 208. Falk, A.R. (2014). Foot and Hindlimb Morphology, Soft Tissues, and Tracemaking Behaviors of Early Cretaceous Birds from China and the Republic of Korea with a Comparison to Modern Avian Morphology and Behavior. Ph.D. Dissertation - University of Kansas. Xing, L.-d., et al. (2016). Mummified precocial bird wings in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Nature Communications, 7:12089. - Supplementary data. Zhou, Z. and F.Z.Z. Li (2009). A new Lower Cretaceous bird from China and tooth reduction in early avian evolution. Proc.R.Soc.B. Cretaceous Birds - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Bock, W.J. and P. Buhler (1996). Nomenclature of Cretaceous birds from Romania. Cretaceous Research, 17. dyke, G.J., et al. (2011). Early Cretaceous (Berriasian) Birds and Pterosaurs from the Cornet Bauxite Mine, Romania. Palaeontology, Vol.54, Part 1. Sanz, J.L., et al. (1997). A Nestling Bird from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain: Implications for Avian Skull and Neck Evolution. Science, Vol.276. Seeley, H.G. (1876). On the British Fossil Cretaceous Birds. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.32. Cretaceous Birds - North America Andrezej, E. and M.K. Brett-Surman (1995). Avian Premaxilla and Tarsometatarsus from the Uppermost Cretaceous of Montana. The Auk, 112(3). Davis, L.C. and K. Harris (1997). Discovery of Fossil Cretaceous Bird in Southwest Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Vol.51. Grimaldi, D. and G.R. Case (1995). A Feather in Amber from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey. American Museum Novitates, Number 3126. Olson, S.L. and Parris, D.C. (1987). The Cretaceous Birds of New Jersey. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, Number 63. Sankey, J.T. (2008). Diversity of Latest Cretaceous (Late Maastrichtian) Small Theropods and Birds: Teeth from the Lance and Hell Creek Formations. In: Vertebrate Microfossil Assemblages: Their Role in Paleoecology and Paleobiogeography. Sankey, J.T. and S. Baszio (eds.), Indiana University Press. Sankey, J.T., et al. (2002). Small Theropod and Bird Teeth from the Late Cretaceous (Late Campanian) Judith River Group, Alberta. J.Paleont., 76(4). Cretaceous Birds - South America/Central America/Caribbean Candeiro, C.R.A., et al. (2012). First bird remains from the Upper Cretaceous of the Peiropolis site, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Geodiversitas, 34(3). Coria, R.A., et al. (2002). Bird footprints from the Anacleto Formation (Late Cretaceous) in Neuquen Province, Argentina. Ameghiniana, 39(4). Kellner, A.W.A., J.G. Maisey and D.A. Campos (1994). Fossil Down Feather from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. Palaeontology, Vol.37, Part 3. Martill, D.M. and J.B.M. Filgueira (1994). A New Feather from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. Palaeontology, Vol.37, Part 3. Schweitzer, M.H., et al. (2002). Late Cretaceous Avian Eggs with Embryos from Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22(1). General Cretaceous Birds Clarke, J.A., et al. (2005). 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