Fossil Friday Roundup: July 29, 2016

Featured image: Statues of Iguanodon and Megalosaurus on display at the Natural History Museum in London. Photo by Sarah Gibson.

Papers (all Open Access):

Society Events and Updates:

  • ICYMI, the 2019 SVP meeting venue had been chosen! Start saving your money now, because it will be held in Brisbane, Australia!


  • How dinosaurs hopped across an ocean (Link)
  • NZ wren DNA analysis reshapes geological theory (Link)
  • Before Animals, Evolution Waited Eons to Inhale (Link)
  • First discovery  of a new extinct carnivorous marsupial (Link)
  • New index reveals likelihood of terrestrial or aquatic lifestyles of extinct mammals (Link)
  • Dinosaur Fossils X-Rayed To Study 200 Million-Year-Old Plant-Eating Heterodontosaurus tuck (Link)
  • North Dakota paleontologists have thousands of fossils for research and education (Link)
  • Laser beams thwart dinosaur thieves (Link)

Around the Blogosphere:

  • Revisting the Ancient Seas (Link)
  • To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science? (Link)
  • Alligators Can Turn Armor into Eggshell (Link)
  • The Daggernose Shark Is Near Extinction (Link)
  • One Scientist’s Quest to Scan Every Species of Fish (Link)

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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.

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