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Found 46 results

  1. The Ecology of fossils

    Hello everybody! Today I want to introduce you to a book that I really found fascinating. It is quite aged and probably some of you have already read it, but I think it's worth anyway! The book is called "The Ecology of Fossils", an illustrated guide edited by W.S. McKerrow and published by Duckworth in 1978. Essentialy it depicts the life assemblage of dozens of communities of the past, focusing on the British record. The marine habitats are extensively covered, whilst the terrestrial habitats are much less in number, but the same is true for our knowledge of them. Let's start the gallery with some pictures of the front cover, the book's presentation and the table of contents. As you can see most of the book is the devoted to the Palezoic and Mesozoic communities, but the Caenozoic and present day are not left out. Now it's time for the actual content. Each geological era is given a description, with a focus on the period subdivision and the palaeogeographic setting. Then the communities are thoroughly descripted, focusing on what environment was exploited (for example reef slope of muddy sea floor), the recurring species and the ecology. A table accompanies every description. Let's start with the marien communities. And now the terrestrial habitats. I pictured one from the Lower Cretaceous and the famous Devonian swamp community from Scotland: the Rhynie lagerstatten in which plant are preserved in chalcedony by the siliceous water and animals underwent a process comparable to preservation in amber. To wind up, I higly suggest reading or just checking the tables of this marvellous work, that really gives you an idea of what fossils looked like in their environment on their own and as a community. I got my copy for a cheap price on online, but it is not a common book. If you ever stumble upon a copy, don't miss it!!
  2. taphonomy & methodology

    Disentangling the history of complex multi-phased shell beds based on the analysis of 3D point cloud data Mathias Harzhauser, Ana Djuricic,Oleg Mandic,Martin Zuschin,Peter Dorninger,Clemens Nothegger,Balázs Székelyb,Eetu Puttonen,Gábor Molnárb,Norbert Pfeifer Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Volume 437, 1 November 2015, Pages 165-180 1-s2.0-S0031018215004149-main.pdf taxa concerned: Paroxystele amedei (Brongniart, 1823) r Superfamily: Neritoidea Rafinesque, 1815 Agapilia pachii c Nerita plutonis (Basterot, 1825) f Superfamily: Cerithoidea Férussac, 1821–1822 Ptychopotamides papaveraceus (Basterot, 1825) f Granulolabium bicinctum (Brocchi, 1814) r Turritella gradata (Hörnes, 1856) r Oligodia bicarinata (Eichwald, 1830) r Petaloconchus intortus (Lamarck, 1822) c Superfamily: Calyptraeoidea Lamarck, 1822 Calyptraea depressa (Lamarck, 1822) f Calyptraea irregularis (Cossmann & Peyrot, 1919) f Superfamily: Velutinoidea Gray, 1840 Erato sp. r Superfamily: Naticoidea Guilding, 1834 Polinices pseudoredemptus (Friedberg, 1923) f Neverita josephinia (Risso, 1826) r Superfamily: Muricoidea Rafinesque, 1815 Ocenebra crassilabiata (Hilber, 1879) c Ocinebrina striata (Eichwald, 1853) c Janssenia echinulata (Pusch, 1837) r Nassarius edlaueri (Beer-Bistricky, 1958) f Cyllenina suessi (Hoernes and Auinger, 1882) c Tudicla rusticula (Basterot, 1825) c Superfamily: Cancellariidae Forbes and Hanley, 1851 Solatia exwestiana (Sacco, 1894) r Superfamily: Conoidea Rafinesque, 1815 Perrona semimarginata (Lamarck, 1822) r Perrona louisae (Hoernes and Auinger, 1891) r Perrona vindobonensis (Hörnes, 1854) r Class: Cephalopoda Cuvier, 1795 Aturia aturi (Basterot, 1825) r Class: Bivalvia Linnaeus, 1758 Superfamily: Gastrochaenoidea Gray, 1840 Rocellaria dubia (Pennant, 1777) r ok,am quitting the italics for once Superfamily: Arcoidea Lamarck, 1809 Anadara diluvii (de Lamarck, 1805) r Superfamily: Limopsoidea Dall, 1895 Glycymeris deshayesi (Mayer, 1868) r Superfamily: Mytiloidea Rafinesqe, 1815 Perna aquitanica (Mayer, 1858) f Septifer oblitus (Michelotti, 1847) r Superfamily: Pteriidae Gray, 1847 Isognomon soldanii (Deshayes, 1836) r Superfamily: Pectinoidea Rafinesqe, 1815 Pecten styriacus (Hilber, 1879) r Aequipecten macrotis (Sowerby in Smith, 1847) r Superfamily: Anomioidea Rafinesque, 1815 Anomia ephippium Linnaeus, 1758 r Superfamily: Ostreoidea Rafinesque, 1815 Crassostrea gryphoides (Schlotheim, 1813) f Ostrea digitalina (Dubois de Montpereux, 1831) f Superfamily: Lucinoidea Fleming, 1828 Loripes dujardini (Deshayes, 1850) r Megaxinus incrassatus (Dubois de Montpereux, 1831) r Diplodonta rotundata (Montagu, 1803) r Superfamily: Chamoidea Lamarck, 1822 Pseudochama gryphina (Lamarck, 1819) r Superfamily: Cardioidea Lamarck, 1809 Cardium hians (Brocchi, 1814) Acanthocardia paucicostata (Sowerby, 1839) f Superfamily: Mactroidea Lamarck, 1809 Ervilia pusilla (Philippi, 1836) r Superfamily: Solenoidea Lamarck, 1809 Solen marginatus (Pulteney, 1799) c Superfamily: Tellinoidea de Blainville, 1814 Tellina planata (Linnaeus, 1758) r Superfamily: Veneroidea Rafinesque, 1815 Cordiopsis islandicoides (Lamarck, 1818) r Venerupis basteroti (Mayer, 1857) f related editorial note: GEOSPHERE is a free access publication;the link is quite long,and i noticed i got the message : session timed out so: a slightly more indirect way of pointing the way: https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geosphere/article/12/5/1457/189679/high-resolution-3d-surface-modeling-of-a-fossil High-resolution 3D surface modeling of a fossil oyster reef Ana Djuricic Peter Dorninger Clemens Nothegger Mathias Harzhauser Balázs Székely Sascha Rasztovits Oleg Mandic Gábor Molnár Norbert Pfeifer Geosphere (2016) 12 (5): 1457-1477. WARNING: 45 MB
  3. A highly diverse molluscan assemblage associated with eelgrass beds (Zostera marina L.) in the Alboran Sea: Micro-habitat preference, feeding guilds and biogeographical distribution José L. Rueda, Serge Gofas, Javier Urra and Carmen Salas Scientia Marina 73(4) December 2009, 679-700 ruedamollusca1137.pdf size :3.1 MB
  4. moostierchen(BRYOZOA)mosdiertjes

    i1540-7063-043-01-0087.pdf INTEGR. COMP. BIOL., 43:87–98 (2003) Complexity Generated by Iteration of Hierarchical Modules in Bryozoa STEVEN J. HAGEMAN RECOMMENDED(times n) SKIP this one if theoretical paleobiology is not your thing
  5. Mesozoic moss animals

    pauldt Colony growth strategies, dormancy and repair in some Late Cretaceous encrusting bryozoans: insights into the ecology of the Chalk seabed Paul D. Taylor, & Emanuela Di Martino & Silviu O. Martha Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments pp 1–22 First Online: 07 December 2018 size: about 18 MB Given the status of the first author: I wouldn't exactly say "MUST-read",but when you love the bryozoa(and let's face it ,who doesn't*?),and you have some spare time.. *useless asterisk Corrigendum/apology/whateffah*:The above is misleading in the sense that people might underestimate the awe in which I hold Paul Taylor. Certainly one of the great bryozoologist of this century post(=after everyboday has reacted)post
  6. the paleolimnology of a Holocene lake

    here THE SUBFOSSIL ALGAL FLORA OF THE LAKE BOLLING SØ AND ITS LIMNOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION BY E. FJERDINGSTAD København 1954 Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab Biologisk Skrifter,Bind 7,n.6/1954 large!!!!: 37 MB I need/would appreciate help in tagging AT LEAST PeatBurns! ampersand etc.. For anyone focusing on The Bolling* interstadial,this might(should?) be interesting *diacritic omitted
  7. bathyurus and Eomonorachus

    ontariomusbathyurtrilobitesbathyureomonorbiofacies00ludv.pdf about 2.1Mb Rolf Ludvigsen The Trilobites Bathyurus and Eomonorachus from the Middle Ordovician of Oklahoma and their biofacies significance Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions 114 (1978) As far as I could ascertain,not posted previously.
  8. nuts to you

    geerodenmamma{climatessoetholCE!!03.x.pdf A Miocene Rodent Nut Cache in coastal Dunes from the Miocene Lower Rhine Embayment,Germany Carole T.Gee,P.Martin Sander,B Petzelberger/Palaeontology 46/6-2003 Read this one a couple of days ago. Less than 2 Mb,and very highly recommended the authors link micromammal functional ecology,paleophytogeograpy,paleoclimate and stratigraphy in an engaging way
  9. stomping ground

    lagersta Early Jurassic basal sauropodomorpha dominated tracks from Guizhou,China: Morphology, ethology, and paleoenvironment Lida Xing, Martin G. Lockley , Dongjie Tang, Hendrik Klein , Guangzhao Peng Geoscience Frontiers 10,2019 8,05 Mb
  10. African theropoda

    lakinlongrichspinosaujuvenilmoroc1-theropafricadinosontogs2.0-S0195667118302052-main.pdf Rebecca J.Lakin, Nicholas Longrich: Juvenile spinosaurs (Theropoda.Spinosauridae) from the Middle Cretaceous of Morocco and implications for spinosaur ecology. 3,77 Mb Recommended, given authors and source publication (Els**ier's editorial policies are strict and thorough, as such things go.) Note: co-coccurence of adult and juveniles. Enjoy, dinosaur lovers.
  11. volant reptiles,rumbling stomachs

    Bestwick_et_al-2018-Biological_Reviews.pdf Biol. Rev.(2018),93, pp. 2021 – 2048.2021doi: 10.1111/brv.12431Pterosaur dietary hypotheses: a review of ideas and approaches Jordan Bestwick, David M. Unwin, Richard J. Butler, Donald M. Hendersonand Mark A. Purnell less than 1,5 Mb
  12. intriguing Sarmatian bryozoan

    pauldtayontoanbryozLBB_0038_1_0055-0064.pdf About 0,71 MB Recommended ,not in the least because of the stature of the first author. Short,well illustrated,informative Taylor et al:Unusual Early Development in A cyclostome bryozoan from the Ukrainian Miocene Linzer Biol.Beitr.38/1,2006
  13. LINK Sedimentary context and palaeoecology of Gigantoproductus shell beds in the Mississippian Eyam Limestone Formation, Derbyshire carbonate platform, central England L. S. P. Nolan1*, L. Angiolini2, F. Jadoul2, G. Della Porta2, S. J. Davies1, V. J. Banks3, M. H. Stephenson3 & M. J. Leng4,5 Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society Published online July 25, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1144/pygs2017-393 | Vol. 61 | 2017 | pp. 239–257 ABOUT 12 MB,RECOMMENDED,not in the least for all those interested in the Carboniferous("Dinantian")of Europe and brachiopod ecology
  14. LINK(about 23 MB) Foster,J.R.,Hunt-Foster,R.K.,Gorman,M.A.II,Trujillo,K.C.,Suarez,C.A.,McHugh,J.B.,Peterson,J.E.,Warnock,J.R.,Schoenstein,H.E. Paleontology,taphonomy and sedimentology of the Mygatt-Moore Quarry,a large dinosaur bonebed in the Morrison Formation,WEstern Colorado-implications for upper JUrassic dinosaur preservation modes:Geology of the Intermountain West,v.5,p.23-93 TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE PUBLICATION: general impression: NICE JOURNAL,more or less of a "technical" nature
  15. Growth, shade, competition

    It genuinely is my distinct pleasure to feature this pretty rare PDF and its few, but VERY nice images of overgrowth competition and sclerobiosis. Worth your time? You bet. About 1,2 MB harmecorabryozecolsciap-in-the-northern.pdf
  16. Snail photonics

    Likolleweavermollusciridesphotonicscolourbiomineralizpigment2015.NatComm..pdf
  17. Hi all, I just wanted to let everyone interested in eastern North American dinosaurs know that my paper reviewing and analyzing Appalachian dinosaur faunas was published as Brownstein (2018). The full citation and doi are below. Brownstein, CD. 2018. The biogeography and ecology of the Cretaceous non-avian dinosaurs of Appalachia. Palaeontologia Electronica 21.1.5A: 1-56. All the best, Chase
  18. Starting from scratch

    dittmars12862-015-0568-x.pdf object of contention(from the GAO article,which is freely accessible online and/or might be in several libraries here on this very forum : Dinosaurs/feathers or hair ,external appearance of extinct vertebrates, possible host-/parasite co-evolution,would the past biogeography of host and parasites coincide,,,,etc
  19. Not settled yet

    I consider this important insofar as the various reasons for ,and processes involved in,marine invertebrate settlement are still being elucidated. uedanitrogenporiferasrep37546.pdf A must read for those with an interest in marine (paleo)-ecology Recommended for the deliciously informative fig.7 alone. 2,8 Mb,and it's from THAT journal
  20. Small dromaeosaurid, oldie but goodie

    xinxuxiaolsmallestdinosazhaoianusmicrorapnaturezhonghetopost200010b4c14c3.pdf the other paper on this species(Hwang/Norell) is ,naturally,in Fruitbat's Library,possibly in some others as well salient points(or:"things you might want to remember about this article")(apart from osteological details): edit,hours later:possible repost,because I just noticed this one in Fruitbat's Library. Joe,i feel i owe you an apology. note Maniraptora (GAUTHIER): I posted the Gauthier,a very influential cladistic paper,a while back Note 2: "Archaeoraptor" turned out to be forged
  21. IOW UK dino

    Kats Looking forward to the dental microwear analysis already
  22. 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 April 26, 2018. Order Saurischia Suborder Theropoda General Theropoda General Theropoda - Africa/Middle East Fanti, F. and F. Therrien (2007). Theropod tooth assemblages from the Late Cretaceous Maevarano Formation and the possible presence of dromaeosaurids in Madagascar. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 52(1). Fanti, F., et al. (2014). Integrating palaeoecology and morphology in theropod diversity estimation: A case from the Aptian-Albian of Tunisia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 410. Galton, P.M. and R.E. Molnar (2012). An unusually large theropod dinosaur tooth from the Kirkwood Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of South Africa. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont.Abh., 263/1. Knoll, F. and J.I. Ruiz-Omenaca (2009). Theropod teeth from the basalmost Cretaceous of Anoual (Morocco) and their palaeobiogeographical significance. Geol.Mag., 146(4). Maganuco, S., A. Cau and G. Pasini (2005). First description of theropod remains from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of Madagascar. Atti Soc.it.Sci.nat. Museo civ.Stor.nat. Milano, 146(II). Mateer, N.J. (1987). A New Report of a Theropod Dinosaur from South Africa. Palaeontology, Vol.30, Part 1. Niedźwiedzki, G. and G. Gierliński (2002). Isolated theropod teeth from the Cretaceous strata of Khouribga, Morocco. Geological Quarterly, 46(1). Novas, F.E., F. Dalla Vecchia and D.F. Pais (2005). Theropod pedal unguals from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Morocco, Africa. Rev.Mus. Argentino Cienc.Nat., n.s., 7(2). Rauhut, O.W.M. (2011). Theropod Dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic of Tendaguru (Tanzania). Palaeontology, Special Papers in Palaeontology, 86. Ray, S. and A. Chinsamy (2002). A theropod tooth from the Late Triassic of southern Africa. J.Biosci., 27. Richter, U., A. Mudroch and L.G. Buckley (2012). Isolated theropod teeth from the Kem Kem Beds (Early Cenomanian) near Taouz, Morocco. Palaontol.Z., 87(2). (Author's personal copy) Sampson, S.D., et al. (1998). Predatory Dinosaur Remains from Madagascar: Implications for the Cretaceous Biogeography of Gondwana. Science, Vol.280. Serrano-Martinez, A., et al. (2016). Isolated theropod teeth from the Middle Jurassic of Niger and the early dental evolution of Spinosauridae. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 61(2). Sereno, P.C., et al. (1996). Predatory Dinosaurs from the Sahara and Late Cretaceous Faunal Differentiation. Science, Vol.272. General Theropoda - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Averianov, A.O. (2015). Frontal bones of non-avian theropod dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian-?Campanian) Bostobe Formation of the northeastern Aral Sea region, Kazakhstan. Can.J. Earth Sci., 53. Averianov, A.O. (2007). Theropod dinosaurs from Late Cretaceous deposits in the northeastern Aral Sea region, Kazakhstan. Cretaceous Research, 28. Brusatte, S.L., R.B.J. Benson and X. Xu (2010). The evolution of large-bodied theropod dinosaurs during the Mesozoic in Asia. Journal of Iberian Geology, 36(2). Han, F., et al. (2011). Theropod Teeth from the Middle-Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of Northwest Xinjiang, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31(1). Maisch, M.W. and A.T. Matzke (2003). Theropods (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Middle Jurassic Toutunhe Formation of the Southern Junggar Basin, NW China. 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  23. classical observations

    Thought it would be nice to post an oldie(1922)** yakowecolinteractgastropcrinoidZoolAnzc1922_0291-0294.pdf The author "leans towards" Simroth's theory that commensalism (and/ or mutualism)evolved from "parabiosis*",because the gastropod can sometimes be found attached to the crinoid stele . *apparently:the simple phenomenon of attachment,without connotations about causes or substrate preference . The frequent (obligatory,almost?)co-occurence of the fossils is explained by the life-long interaction itself: when the crinoid dies,the gastropod dies. (probable naticid gastropod boreholes can be found on some "infested" crinoids) The attachment scar of the gastropod are concentric,the gastropod aperture has an excentric location,to keep the aperture covering the anal aperture of the crinoid. The erosion/(resorption?) of the anal proboscis may be due to the gastopod Small circular depressions are tentativel attributed to early ontogenetic failed predation attempts by juvenile gastropod **and I am aware of the more recent literature on this subject havent read yet
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