National Fossil Day is still a few months away (October 17, 2018), but as I have mentioned before, now is the time for you and/or your museum or institution to start making plans to participate in celebrating fossil resources and heritage! For the paleoartists out there (of any age and any skill, U.S. Citizens), youContinue reading “National Fossil Day 2018: Art Contest Theme Announced “The Age of Reptiles—More than Just Dinosaurs””
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Top 10 Open Access Fossil Taxa of 2017: Eekaulostomus cuevasae | PLOS Paleo Community
This is an article I wrote for the PLOS Paleontology Community blog, and am archiving it here. The original post was published on December 28, 2017, and can be accessed here. With the end of the year comes the end to our countdown of the winners of the Top 10 Open Access Fossil Taxa ofContinue reading “Top 10 Open Access Fossil Taxa of 2017: Eekaulostomus cuevasae | PLOS Paleo Community”
Know thy namesake: the story of Gordon W. Weir and fossil fishes
The fossil fish Hemicalypterus weiri was named after Gordon Weir. But who is Gordon Weir?
Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence in Paleontology — PLOS Paleo Community
A new technique can be used to examine even the tiniest of details on fossils.
Gone Fishin’ in the Cretaceous: A New Species of Acanthomorph from Canada
For being one of the largest groups of vertebrates, and having one of the richer fossil records among organisms, the relationships of fishes are still hotly debated. Humongous datasets are being compiled that involve molecular (both nuclear and mitochondrial) data, compared and contrasted with thorough morphological analyses. (I’m not going to get into all ofContinue reading “Gone Fishin’ in the Cretaceous: A New Species of Acanthomorph from Canada”