This week’s featured image is the skull of the new horned dinosaur Spiclypeus, from Mallon et al. 2016.
- Data Sources for Trait Databases: Comparing the Phenomic Content of Monographs and Evolutionary Matrices (PLOS ONE)
- A New Centrosaurine Ceratopsid, Machairoceratops cronusi gen et sp. nov., from the Upper Sand Member of the Wahweap Formation (Middle Campanian), Southern Utah (PLOS ONE)
- Spiclypeus shipporum gen. et sp. nov., a Boldly Audacious New Chasmosaurine Ceratopsid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Judith River Formation (Upper Cretaceous: Campanian) of Montana, USA (PLOS ONE)
- New Eocene Coleoid (Cephalopoda) Diversity from Statolith Remains: Taxonomic Assignation, Fossil Record Analysis, and New Data for Calibrating Molecular Phylogenies (PLOS ONE)
- Evidence of a Cooler Continental Climate in East China during the Warm Early Cenozoic (PLOS ONE)
- The ontogenetic transformation of the mesosaurid tarsus: a contribution to the origin of the primitive amniotic astragalus (PeerJ)
- PhySortR: a fast, flexible tool for sorting phylogenetic trees in R(PeerJ)
- Intraspecific variation in fossil vertebrate populations: Fossil killifishes (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontiformes) from the Oligocene of Central Europe (Palaeontologia Electronica)
- Decimetre-scale multicellular eukaryotes from the 1.56-billion-year-old Gaoyuzhuang Formation in North China (Nature Communications)
- The International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology posted its schedule and abstracts for the 2016 session.
- The Canadian Society of Vertebrate Paleontology held its meetings this week; abstracts are available in PDF form.
Around the Blogosphere:
- A two new horned dinos kind of day! (Musings of a Clumsy Palaeontologist)
- Dave Hone’s The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: at last, a review (Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs)
- Dispatch from SEAVP2016 (EXTINCT MONSTERS)
- Quetzalcoatlus: the media concept vs. the science (Mark Witton)
- Sabertooth Hygiene: Survival of the Cleanest (Chasing Sabretooths)
- Ancient Fossils Unearthed On Trek To Antarctica (Shaena Montanari)
- Science Comics (Paleo Porch)
- What’s up with your irregular ventral ridges, diplodocines? (SV-POW!)
- The EECO, the warmest interval of the past 65 million years (Letters from Gondwana)
- The Dogmatist’s Debunker & the Fossil Preparator (Extinct Blog)