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Hot off the presses.... Fatka, O., Lerosey-Aubril, R., Budil, P., & Rak, S. (2013) Fossilized guts in trilobites from the Upper Ordovician Letná Formation (Prague Basin, Czech Republic). Czech Geological Survey, Bulletin of Geoscience, 88(1):95-104 OPEN ACCESS PDF
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
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.
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!