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  1. Diccionario de Terminos Geologicos Ingles/ Espanol - Espanol/Ingles; English/Spanish Spanish/English Dictionary of Geological Terms (Dialogue #85) by Grenville Draper and Gabriel Yanni Florida International University, Department of Earth Sciences https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/laccopsd/1/ https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=laccopsd A Partial Glossary of Spanish Geological Terms Exclusive of Most Cognates by Keith R. Long US Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-0579 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr91579 https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0579/report.pdf https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9e25/b9c64036b22c007cb08d60e37d9155199624.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  2. Dinosaur-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 Evolution During Peak‐Ring Formation: A Case Study of the Chicxulub Impact Structure. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 124(2), pp.396-417. https://eprints.gla.ac.uk/192907/1/192907.pdf https://hal.umontpellier.fr/hal-02128150/document Yours, Paul H.
  3. A 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/publications-and-map-sales/categories/ In addition, two older 7.5 minute geologic quadrangles for Tishomingo County, Mississippi, are now online at: https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/OFR5_BelmontDigitized.pdf https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/OFR6_Tishomingo_BishopDigitized.pdf https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/geology/work-areas/publications-and-map-sales/categories/ Yours, Paul H.
  4. The below classic monograph on the fossil plants of the Hermit Shale, Permian, Arizona is now available online as a downloadable PDF file. Flora of the Hermit shale, Grand Canyon, Arizona by David White Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington publication no. 405 https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/166069#/summary https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/subject/Grand Canyon#/titles Yours, Paul H.
  5. John 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 https://muse.jhu.edu/book/1874 The Rise of Marine Mammals: 50 Million Years of Evolution Annalisa Berta, 2017 https://muse.jhu.edu/book/56360 The Rise of Reptiles: 320 Million Years of Evolution Hans-Dieter Sues, 2019 https://muse.jhu.edu/book/67468 Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth edited by Lars Werdelin, H. Gregory McDonald, and Christopher A. Shaw, 2018 https://muse.jhu.edu/book/58589 Other free books by John Hopkins University Press can be found at: https://muse.jhu.edu/search?action=browse&limit=publisher_id:1 Yours, Paul H.
  6. O'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.
  7. 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.
  8. The fight for control over virtual fossils

    The 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.
  9. McMahon, 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 Yours, Paul H.
  10. Scientist 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 Studinger, 2019, A Possible Second Large Subglacial Impact Crater in Northwest Greenland First published: 11 February 2019 https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078126 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL078126 The paper states: "Based on the dated radiostratigraphy of the Greenland Ice Sheet, available for pre-2014 radar data only, the ice overlying the structure is at least 79 ka old (Figures 1e–1h; MacGregor et al., 2015)." Yours, Paul H.
  11. The 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.
  12. Hi, 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.
  13. Top 10 Open Access Taxon 2017

    The 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 relative. Described by A. Murat Maga and Robin M. D. Beck in PLOS ONE. 4/5 (tie). Gondwanagaricites magnificus, the oldest fossil mushroom. Described by Sam W. Heads, Andrew N. Miller, J. Leland Crane, M. Jared Thomas, Danielle M. Ruffatto, Andrew S. Methven, Daniel B. Raudabaugh, and Yinan Wang in PLOS ONE. 4/5 (tie). Zuul crurivastator, an armored dinosaur. Described by Victoria M. Arbour and David C. Evans in Royal Society Open Science. 6/7 (tie). Daspletosaurus horneri, a carnivorous dinosaur. Described by Thomas D. Carr, David J. Varricchio, Jayc C. Sedlmayr, Eric M. Roberts, and Jason R. Moore in Scientific Reports. 6/7 (tie). Shringasaurus indicus, an herbivorous archosaur. Described by Saradee Sengupta, Martín D. Ezcurra, and Saswati Bandyopadhyay in Scientific Reports. 8. Websteroprion armstrongi, the oldest “bobbit worm.” Described by Mats E. Eriksson, Luke A. Parry, and David M. Rudkin in Scientific Reports. 9. Isaberrysaura mollensis, an herbivorous dinosaur. Described by Leonardo Salgado, José I. Canudo, Alberto C. Garrido, Miguel Moreno-Azanza, Leandro C. A. Martínez, Rodolfo A. Coria, and José M. Gasca in Scientific Reports. 10. Babelichthys olneyi, an early crestfish. Described by Donald Davesne in PeerJ.
  14. Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi: Exceptional Ancient Lizard Fossil Astonishes Scientists The Fossil: Artists' rendering: LINK to Article LINK to Open Access Paper Enjoy!
  15. Earliest 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 open access paper is: Bengtson, S., B. Rasmussen, M Ivarsson, J. Muhling, C. Broman, F. Marone, M. Stampanoni, and A. Bekker, 2017, Fungus-like mycelial fossils in 2.4-billion-year-old vesicular basalt. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, Article number: 0141 doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0141 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0141 Yours, Paul H.
  16. Biochemical '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 Yours, Paul H.
  17. Below 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, The Crux, February 1, 2017 http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/02/01/who-isnt-profiting-off-the-backs-of-researchers/ Green Tea and Velociraptors, Jon Tennant (Papers on open access and vertebrate paleontology) https://tinyurl.com/jogxpel Yours, Paul H. "And some rin up hill and down dale, Knapping the chunky stanes to pieces wi’ hammers, Like sae many road makers run daft. They say it is to see how the warld was made." Sir Walter Scott, St. Ronan’s Well. 1824
  18. End-Permian Mass Extinction Reexamined

    End-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 The paper is: Stanley, S. M., 2016, Estimates of the magnitudes of major marine mass extinctions in earth history. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, US, vol. 113 no. 42 E6325-E6334 http://www.pnas.org/content/113/42/E6325 Yours, Paul H.
  19. Taylor and Francis, the publisher of a large group of academic journals, is making two years' worth of paleontology papers available for FREE until the end of November. http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/est/paleontology/palaeo-free-access-referrer-page/ Quoted from their website: "To celebrate the 4th International Palaeontological Congress, we are pleased to offer FREE ACCESS to all 2012 and 2013 content for all of our leading Palaeontological journals until the 30th November 2014." Follow the website link above to get to this page, and from there follow the links to the journals to get free access. If you try to get to an article through another route (google, etc) it may not give you free access. Free journals for 2012-2013 articles are: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology - the official publication of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Alcheringa: An Australian Journal of Paleontology - the official publication of the Association of Australasian Paleontologists. Grana - pollen Historical Biology - publishes interesting short paleontology papers on a wide variety of subjects. Ichnos - biggest journal name in trace fossils Journal of Systematic Paleontology - focuses on cladistics, but includes descriptions of many new species, including dinosaurs. Palynology - more pollen If you find a really useful article, post the link here so others can enjoy!