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Found 75 results

  1. The open access paper is: Clements, T., Purnell, M. and Gabbott, S., 2018. The Mazon Creek Lagerstätte: a diverse late Paleozoic ecosystem entombed within siderite concretions. Journal of the Geological Society. Journal of the Geological Society (2018) 176 (1): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2018-088 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/sepm/jgs/article/545488/the-mazon-creek-lagerstatte-a-diverse-late https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/jgs/issue/current Another open access paper is: Briggs, D.E., Liu, H.P., McKay, R.M. and Witzke, B.J., 2018. The Winneshiek biota: exceptionally well-preserved fossils in a Middle Ordovician impact crater. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(6), pp.865-874. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/jgs/article/175/6/865/548502/the-winneshiek-biota-exceptionally-well-preserved https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/jgs/issue/175/6 Yours, Paul H.
  2. The Ordovician of Oland

    phosphthesi about 36 MB ******************** Phosphatized echinoderm remains from the upper lower Ordovician strata of northern Oland,Sweden preservation,taxonomy and evolution Magnus Svensson Examens arbete i Geologi vid Lunds Universitete n 105/1999 ******************** diacritics omitted("Oeland") Could the bee have any more knees? Nope. characterization:Monograph/thesis. 54 pages excluding bibliography
  3. G.Rex:classic plant taphonomy

    GMR THE FORMATION OF PLANT COMPRESSION FOSSILS: EXPERIMENTAL AND SEDIMENTOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS Gillian M.Rex Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of London about 13 MB/TYPESCRIPT IMHO:unputdownable/indispensable for those interested in (Paleozoic) plant fossils below: a composite i concocted to give you an idea her Palaeontology article is probably somewaht of a condensation of this piece
  4. Histology and osteology/Cretaceous

    LINDGR Lindgren, J., Uvdal, P., Engdahl, A., Lee, A. H., Alwmark, C., Bergquist, K-E., ... Jacobs, L. L. (2011). Microspectroscopic evidence of cretaceous bone proteins. PLoS ONE, 6(4), [e19445]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019445
  5. Ordovician taphonomy, Iowa

    maquordovicusavanitphosphjt049-web.pdf Heyo Van Iten, Michael Lichtenwalter, Juliana de Moraes Leme,Marcello Guimarães Simões * “Possible Taphonomic Bias in the Preservation of Phosphatic Macroinvertebrates in the Uppermost Maquoketa Formation (Upper Ordovician) of Northeastern Iowa (North-Central USA)” Journal of Taphonomy, vol.4, issue 4/2006 *all diacritics omitted
  6. Allmon, W.D. and Nester, P.L. eds., 2008. Mastodon paleobiology, taphonomy, and paleoenvironment in the late Pleistocene of New York State: studies on the Hyde park, Chemung, and North Java sites. Paleontological Research Institution. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269094521_Geology_and_taphonomy_of_the_North_Java_mastodon_site_ https://dendro.cornell.edu/articles/griggs2008.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  7. 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
  8. Mazonia 2018 short (re)view

    http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/jgs/early/2018/07/30/jgs2018-088.full.pdf. THIS IS: The Mazon Creek Lagerstätte: a diverse late Palaeozoic ecosystem entombed within siderite concretions View ORCID ProfileThomas Clements, View ORCID ProfileMark Purnell and Sarah Gabbott Journal of the Geological Society, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2018-088 about 2,1 MB and the usual JGSL quality
  9. Eusuchian taphonomy

    isisfordia Cite this article: Syme CE, Salisbury SW. 2018 Taphonomy of Isisfordia duncani specimens from the Lower Cretaceous (upper Albian) portion of the Winton Formation, Isisford, central-west Queensland. R. Soc. open sci. 5: 171651. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171651 Recommended!
  10. Among the hundreds of very late Pleistocene age bones and bone fragments I've collected from a local Galveston Bay dredge spoils site, I have four that are hollowed out like the one pictured below. I believe this to be a proboscidean foot bone. Anyone recognize this type damage and know of a mechanism that could cause it?
  11. Robu, M., 2016. The assessment of the internal architecture of an MIS 3 cave bear bone assemblage. Case study: Urşilor Cave, Western Carpathians, Romania. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 444, pp. 115-123. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marius_Robu https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287505090_The_assessment_of_the_internal_architecture_of_an_MIS_3_cave_bear_bone_assemblage_Case_study_Ursilor_Cave_Western_Carpathians_Romania Robu, M., Mirea, I.C., Petculescu, A. and Constantin, S., 2018. Palaeoichnology of an MIS 3 cave bear settlement–Urşilor Cave (Western Carpathians, Romania). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 493, pp. 126-135. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marius_Robu https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322323335_Palaeoichnology_of_an_MIS_3_cave_bear_settlement_-_Ursilor_Cave_Western_Carpathians_Romania Robu, M., 2016. Fossil population structure and mortality analysis of the cave bears from Urşilor Cave, north-western Romania. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 61(2), pp. 469-476. https://www.app.pan.pl/article/item/app002012015.html https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283891821_Fossil_Population_Structure_and_Mortality_Analysis_of_the_Cave_Bears_from_Ursilor_Cave_North-Western_Romania Robu, M.V., 2016. Age re-assessment of the cave bear assemblage from Urşilor Cave, north-western Romania. International Journal of Speleology, 45(2), p. 123-133.http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1947&context=ijs Robu, M.V. http://acad.academia.edu/MariusRobu https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marius_Robu Yours, Paul H.
  12. Fossil Hunting on Mars

    Looking For Fossils On The Surface Of Mars Brian Koberlein, Forbes, May 28, 2018 https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankoberlein/2018/05/29/looking-for-fossils-on-the-surface-of-mars/ 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. First published: 02 May 2018 https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JE005478 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2017JE005478 PDF file at: https://authors.library.caltech.edu/86220/1/McMahon_et_al-2017-Journal_of_Geophysical_Research%3A_Planets.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324904704_A_Field_Guide_to_Finding_Fossils_on_Mars Yours, Paul H.
  13. Exceptionally Preserved Fossils

    Exceptionally preserved fossils: critical evidence of the history of life, December 8, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8WEdTbPNnM Derek E.G. Briggs Department of Geology and Geophysics Yale University, and Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History One interesting comment that Dr. Briggs made towards the end was that the Herefordshire Lagerstätte is still unique for soft bodied animals in carbonate concretions in bentonite. He felt that there surely must be additional lagerstätte of this type is just nobody has systematically and specifically looked for them. This seems like a project where fossil hunters, who know of carbonate concretions in bentonite bed(s) could make a contribution to paleontology. A description of the Herefordshire Lagerstätte is at: The Exceptional Silurian Herefordshire Fossil Locality By Marc Srour, June 11, 2012 http://bioteaching.com/the-exceptional-silurian-herefordshire-fossil-locality/ and Siveter, D.J., 2008. The Silurian Herefordshire Konservat-Lagerstätte: a unique window on the evolution of life. Proc. Shropsh. Geol. Soc, 13, pp. 58-61. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.542.3450&rep=rep1&type=pdf http://www.shropshiregeology.org.uk/sgspublications/Proceedings/2008 No_13 009 Siveter Lagerstatte.pdf A related online paper is: Parry, L.A., Smithwick, F., Nordén, K.K., Saitta, E.T., Lozano‐Fernandez, J., Tanner, A.R., Caron, J.B., Edgecombe, G.D., Briggs, D.E. and Vinther, J., 2018. Soft‐Bodied Fossils Are Not Simply Rotten Carcasses–Toward a Holistic Understanding of Exceptional Fossil Preservation. BioEssays, 40(1). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321379006_Soft-Bodied_Fossils_Are_Not_Simply_Rotten_Carcasses_-_Toward_a_Holistic_Understanding_of_Exceptional_Fossil_Preservation_Exceptional_Fossil_Preservation_Is_Complex_and_Involves_the_Interplay_of_Numero https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luke_Parry2 Yours, Paul H.
  14. Cracking open the formation of fossil concretions Nagoya University, Science Daily, May 2, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180502103931.htm https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/nu-cot050218.php The open access paper is at: Yoshida, H., Yamamoto, K., Minami, M., Katsuta, N., Sin-ichi, S. and Metcalfe, R., 2018. Generalized conditions of spherical carbonate concretion formation around decaying organic matter in early diagenesis. Scientific reports, 8(1), article. 6308. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-24205-5 Yours, Paul H.
  15. How to become a fossil

    Here's the latest advice on how to become a fossil, (no, being an old living person does not count). Hint... don't be buried near a subduction zone. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180215-how-does-fossilisation-happen
  16. Fossil 'forensics': read all about the death and decay of crocodiles that lived over 100 million years ago in outback Queensland in this new paper http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/3/171651 @Mike from North Queensland @Jesuslover340 @Ash
  17. Shedding new light on the evolution of the squid University of Bristol, February 28, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170228222814.htm The paper is: Tanner, A.R., Fuchs, D., Winkelmann, I.E., Gilbert, M.T.P., Pankey, M.S., Ribeiro, Â.M., Kocot, K.M., Halanych, K.M., Oakley, T.H., da Fonseca, R.R. and Pisani, D., 2017, March. Molecular clocks indicate turnover and diversification of modern coleoid cephalopods during the Mesozoic Marine Revolution. In Proc. R. Soc. B (Vol. 284, No. 1850, p. 20162818). The Royal Society. http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1850/20162818 PDF files: https://curis.ku.dk/ws/files/180602001/Tanner_2017_Molecular_clocks.pdf http://b3.ifrm.com/30233/130/0/p3002384/Molecular_clocks_indicate_turnover_and_diversification_of_modern_coleoid_cephalopods_during_the_Mesozoic_Marine_Revolution.pdf http://static-curis.ku.dk/portal/files/180602001/Tanner_2017_Molecular_clocks.pdf A related paper is: Clements, T., Colleary, C., De Baets, K. and Vinther, J., 2017. Buoyancy mechanisms limit preservation of coleoid cephalopod soft tissues in Mesozoic Lagerstätten. Palaeontology, 60(1), pp. 1-14. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences/people/jakob-vinther/pub/94029132 PDF files: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/efc5/e8c2e2e3eda2561feb1e4234afe2b7a4e254.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312524043_Data_from_Buoyancy_mechanisms_limit_preservation_of_coleoid_cephalopod_soft_tissues_in_Mesozoic_Lagerstatten_Dryad_Digital_Repository https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kenneth_De_Baets https://research-information.bristol.ac.uk/files/107708089/Clements_et_al_2017_Palaeontology.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  18. I know this topic has been at the nagging at you for years but those scientists have FINALLY got an answer for us and its interesting. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/most-ankylosaurs-were-fossilized-belly-now-scientists-think-they-know-why Yes there is a paper if you're interested in finding out more https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018217312452
  19. Košťák, M., Schlögl, J., Culka, A., Tomašových, A., Mazuch, M. and Hudáčková, N., 2018. The unique preservation of Sepia soft tissues in the Miocene deposits (Serravalian, Vienna Basin): Implications for the origin of microbodies in the fossil record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 493, pp. 111-118. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322269169_The_unique_preservation_of_Sepia_soft_tissues_in_the_Miocene_deposits_Serravalian_Vienna_Basin_Implications_for_the_origin_of_microbodies_in_the_fossil_record https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin_Kostak Also, there is: Fuchs, D. and Košťák, M., 2016. Amphispirula gen. nov. from the Eocene of southern Moravia (Czech Republic): a new ancestor of the Recent deep-sea squid Spirula?. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 14(2), pp. 91-98. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273755575_Amphispirula_nov_gen_from_the_Eocene_of_Southern_Moravia_Czech_Republic_a_new_ancestor_of_the_Recent_deep-sea_squid_Spirula https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dirk_Fuchs Yours, Paul H.
  20. A hidden diversity of half-billion-year-old microscopic animal fossils, PhysOrg, Uppsala University, December 19, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-12-hidden-diversity-half-billion-year-old-microscopic-animal.html Slater, B.J., Willman, S., Budd, G.E. and Peel, J.S., 2017. Widespread preservation of small carbonaceous fossils (SCFs) in the early Cambrian of North Greenland. Geology. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/524863/widespread-preservation-of-small-carbonaceous Yours, Paul H.
  21. sunnyside up

    some members might actually like this Wilsonloolithegg-etal2014-taphoreviewindispensabldeformation.pdf\below:outtake
  22. How some dinosaur discoveries might be wishful scientific thinking by Evan Thomas Saitta, The Conversation, November 6, 2017. https://theconversation.com/how-some-dinosaur-discoveries-might-be-wishful-scientific-thinking-86253 https://phys.org/news/2017-11-dinosaur-discoveries-scientific.html Yours, Paul H.
  23. One of the main aspect I like about paleontology, is that a large amount of fossils have been preserved through great natural disasters. I find it hard it identify signs in rock of what could be a cataclysm in the geologic record(leading to fossil preservation)(other than volcanic eruptions). I as wondering if people here could suggest some reading material as well as provide a good case study of a disaster that preserved many fossils. I am aware of the Ashfall Fossil Beds. What about large floods or mud slides? How do they look in the geologic record? Glacial outburst floods? Alien invasion? Regards Alex R
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