Fossil Friday Roundup: May 20, 2016

This week’s featured image is the skull of the new horned dinosaur Spiclypeus, from Mallon et al. 2016.

Papers:

  • 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)

News:


Around the Blogosphere:


Do you have some news, a blog, or something just plain cool you want to share with the PLOS Paleo Community? Email it to us at paleocommunity@plos.org or tweet it to us at @PLOSPaleo.

Published by Sarah Z. Gibson

Dr. Sarah Z. Gibson is a paleontologist and science communicator based in Minnesota. Her research focuses on the evolutionary history of ray-finned fishes from the Early Mesozoic. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6784-3980

One thought on “Fossil Friday Roundup: May 20, 2016

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: