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Top 10 Open Access Taxon 2017

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The PLOS Paleo Community released their top 10 Open Access Taxons 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.

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