Fossil Friday Roundup: November 25, 2016

Papers (All Open Access):

  • Systematics of the genus Palaeictops Matthew, 1899 (Mammalia, Leptictidae), with the description of two new species from the Middle Eocene of Utah and Wyoming. (American Museum Novitates)
  • Draft genome of the living fossil Ginkgo biloba (GigaScience)
  • New Plants from the Lower Devonian Pingyipu Group, Jiangyou County, Sichuan Province, China (PLOS ONE)
  • The Late Devonian placoderm Aspidichthys Newberry, 1873 from the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland (Fossil Record)
  • Novel structure in sciaenid fish skulls indicates continuous production of the cephalic neuromast cupula (Scientific Reports)
  • Latitudinal diversity gradients in Mesozoic non-marine turtles (RSOS)
  • A revision of tetrapod footprints from the late Carboniferous of the West Midlands, UK (PeerJ)
  • New data towards the development of a comprehensive taphonomic framework for the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (PeerJ Preprints)
  • Seasonal Cyclicity in Trace Elements and Stable Isotopes of Modern Horse Enamel (PLOS ONE)
  • Inferring diet from dental morphology in terrestrial mammals (Methods in Ecology and Evolution)
  • Patterns in Palaeontology: From giants to dwarfs – Estimating the body mass of extinct species (Palaeontology Online)


  • County covers dino museum deficit (Link)
  • Paleontologist discovers mosasaur fossil in South Dakota (Link)
  • Find the Whale and the Bathroom With the Natural History Museum App (Link)
  • Unearthing a Giant Marine Reptile (Link)
  • A Surprising New Theory of How Dinosaurs Got So Huge (Link)

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Featured image: Lower jaw of Palaeictops. From Velazco and Novacek (2016).

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.

2 thoughts on “Fossil Friday Roundup: November 25, 2016

  1. I guessed it on first try: jawbone 4802, at the top of the page, is a Palaeictops, from the first paper noted. (I’m so proud of myself!)


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