Fossil Friday Roundup: December 30, 2016

Featured Image: An artist’s depiction of Limusaurus inextricabilis, which was found to have lost its teeth in adolescence. Art by Yu Chen. First paper.

Papers (All Open Access):

  • Extreme Ontogenetic Changes in a Ceratosaurian Theropod (Current Biology)
  • A cryptic record of Burgess Shale-type diversity from the early Cambrian of Baltica (Palaeontology)


  • Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah (Link)
  • Triassic armored “coastal crocodile” unearthed in China (Link)
  • Deer species capable of building and shedding their antlers already existed in the Miocene (Link)

Society Updates:

  • Best Practice Guidelines for Repositing and Disseminating Contextual Data Associated with Vertebrates (Link)

Around the Blogosphere:

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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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