Posts

December 09, 2014

+
6:41 PM | Mesozoic Miscellany 70
Newsie Bits: Dispatches from Isla Nublar EditionJust as the previous installment of Mesozoic Miscellany went up, the Jurassic World trailer hit the web, sparking conversation, argument, and ranting that continues unabated. From a JP-virgin's-eye-view to a celebration of my personal favorite scene of the original film to an interview with a leading figure in the online JP fan community, we've certainly written many words about Jurassic Park over the years. I vacillate daily about whether I […]
+
9:14 AM | On ReadCube, and Nature‘s give-away
It’s been a week since Nature announced what they are now calling “read-only sharing by subscribers” — a much more accurate title than the one they originally used on that piece, “Nature makes all articles free to view” [old link, which now redirects]. I didn’t want to leap straight in with a comment at the time, […]
+
2:30 AM | Conodont Microfossil Polygnathus longiposticus
This image shows what appears to be a Polygnathus longiposticus conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969). Thanks

December 08, 2014

+
9:30 PM | Secrets of Dinosaur Tracks Revealed in Bird X-Rays
A detailed look at a modern bird's foot is revealing the secrets of dinosaur tracks set down more than 250 million years ago.
+
11:52 AM | Minerals and the search for life on Mars
This was originally posted on James Lewis’ personal blog at:  http://marsblogger.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/minerals-and-the-search-for-life-on-mars/ (Re-posted with permission) Understanding if life could ever have existed on Mars is one of the most challenging scientific questions facing us in the 21st Century. We know that the Martian surface at present is an arid environment bombarded with ultraviolet radiation, so the chance of finding living organisms existing there today is […]
+
11:47 AM | Minerals and the search for life on Mars
Originally posted on Fourth rock from the Sun:Understanding if life could ever have existed on Mars is one of the most challenging scientific questions facing us in the 21st Century. We know that the Martian surface at present is…
+
11:43 AM | Grupo de Geología (9ª Promoción, 2014-2015)
[…]
+
3:37 AM | New publications: new eomysticetid Tohoraata, and trace evidence of predation on bone-eating worms in eomysticetid bones
Over the past couple of weeks I've had two papers from my Ph.D. thesis published with my adviser, R. Ewan Fordyce. The first of these, published in mid November in the new journal Papers in Palaeontology, deals with resolving the identity of the fragmentary fossil cetacean "Mauicetus" waitakiensis from the late Oligocene of New Zealand, and another new species.Tohoraata - dawn whales from the Oligocene of New ZealandMauicetus waitakiensis was described in 1956 by former Zoology professor (and […]
+
2:30 AM | Spathognathodus sp. Conodont Microfossil
This image shows what appears to be a Spathognathodus sp. conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969). Thanks to

December 07, 2014

+
11:07 AM | Top 2014 Invertebrates Books
Jump to General Biology; Zoology; Vertebrates; Human Biology; Systematics and Phylogenetics; Evolution and Development; Palaeontology; Geology; Historical Geology; Ecology; Environmental; Climate Change; Botany; Microbiology; History; Philosophy.  These are all invertebrate zoology books. It was very tough to choose the top 5, so do check out the runners up. Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise […] The post Top 2014 Invertebrates Books appeared first on Teaching Biology.
+
2:30 AM | Spathognathodus crassidentatus Conodont Fossil
This image shows what appears to be a Spathognathodus crassidentatus conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969).
+
12:44 AM | Sorry for the hiatus - GSNZ conference and field trip to Waihi/Ohawe beaches, Taranaki
Hey all, as promised, I've only had a minimal amount of time to contribute to blogging this fall, owing to more pressing concerns (such as my thesis, which I have about two months left to complete). It's been one week since I've been back from the Geoscience Society of NZ annual conference, where I presented on my dissertation research on Oligocene eomysticetids from the south island of NZ, specifically on feeding strategy of the earliest toothless mysticetes. I actually won 1st runner up for […]

December 06, 2014

+
12:38 PM | Top 2014 Zoology Books
Jump to General Biology; Invertebrates; Vertebrates; Human Biology; Systematics and Phylogenetics; Evolution and Development; Palaeontology; Geology; Historical Geology; Ecology; Environmental; Climate Change; Botany; Microbiology; History; Philosophy.  These are all zoology books. About animals. Fairly self-explanatory. Keep in mind these top 5 books are not ranked. The Eye: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Michael F. […] The post Top 2014 Zoology […]
+
2:30 AM | Conodont Spathognathodus macer Fossil
This image shows what appears to be a Spathognathodus macer conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969). Thanks to

December 05, 2014

+
4:24 PM | Fossil Friday – horse toe
Some of the most common animals in the Pleistocene deposits around Diamond Valley Lake are horses. While we don’t have any complete individual horse skeleton in the WSC collections, across all our different specimens we probably have just about every … Continue reading →
+
3:07 PM | Friday Headlines: 12-5-14
Friday Headlines, November 28, 2014 THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES   Today’s round-up: A name (finally) for Earth’s most abundant mineral Carnivorous plant in amber Cooking with lava   Respect long overdue: Earth’s most abundant mineral finally gets an official … Continue reading →
+
4:12 AM | Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Fish-bitten echinoid spines from the Middle Jurassic (Callovian) of southern Israel
This week we revisit a group of fossils covered in an earlier blog post. It is now the subject of a paper that has just appeared in the journal Lethaia entitled, “Bitten spines reveal unique evidence for fish predation on Middle Jurassic echinoids“. My co-authors are my good Polish colleagues Tomasz Borszcz and Michał Zatoń. […]
+
2:30 AM | Ozarkodina Conodont Fossil
This image shows what appears to be an Ozarkodina conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969). Thanks to Kenny for
+
12:55 AM | Video: Iguanodon, History of a Dinosaur!
Iguanodon was discovered before the word “dinosaur” was invented and the story of Iguanodon research is the story of dinosaur research as paleontologists use new fossils to test old ideas about what the animal looked like and how it moved. Was it a lumbering quadruped? A springy kangaroo reptile? A little of both? Join us as […] The post Video: Iguanodon, History of a Dinosaur! appeared first on Past Time.

December 04, 2014

+
8:46 PM | Top 2014 General Biology Books
Jump to Zoology; Invertebrates; Vertebrates; Human Biology;  Systematics and Phylogenetics;  Evolution and Development; Palaeontology; Geology; Historical Geology; Ecology; Environmental; Climate Change; Botany; Microbiology; History; Philosophy.  These books do not fit comfortably in the other categories. The top books are general textbooks, while the runners up are more for data analysis and other scientific skills. Check […] The post Top 2014 General Biology Books […]
+
8:37 PM | How Pterosaurs Filled Their Lungs
Imagine a balloon inside a cask. There’s an opening at the top to blow air into, but here’s …
+
8:00 PM | 2014 Christmas Books
I may not have been able to update the site over the past months, but my life’s chaos doesn’t mean that Christmas traditions have to die. So here is the annual Christmas book list you have all been expecting. Table will be updated continuously. In the meantime, check out the listings of 2013, 2012, and 2011! Subject […] The post 2014 Christmas Books appeared first on Teaching Biology.
+
5:47 PM | Lungfish brains ain’t boring
I tend to think of fish brains as fairly unremarkable. Too simple relative to mammal brains, too un-dinosaur-y relative to dinosaur brains. Shark and perch brains get a brief nod in many comparative anatomy classes, but mostly to lament how … Continue reading »The post Lungfish brains ain’t boring appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
+
12:46 PM | Why no PDF of the Smith and Benson Rhomaleosaurus monograph? An open letter to the Palaeontographical Society
I have sent this message to David Loydell and Beris Cox, the editors of the Palaeontographical Society’s monograph series. (Update: and to Steve Donovan, secretary of the society.) Dear Palaeontographical Society, I was delighted to see that Adam Smith and Roger Benson’s new monograph on the plesiosaur Rhomaleosaurus thorntoni is now out, as shown on Adam’s publications page. This is […]
+
3:38 AM | The Great 2014 Dinosaur Gift Guide: Volume 3!
And I'm back to wrap up the gift guide, in which I gently exhort you to bestow the gift of paleoart upon your dinosaur-loving friends and relations, It's a clear win-win in that it supports independent creators who work hard to produce engaging, accurate representations of extinct life and it provides the recipient with a unique and memorable gift. Catch up with parts one and two, if you haven't seen them yet. The Tales of Prehistoric Life series of books by Daniel Loxton, published by Kids Can […]
+
2:30 AM | Spathognathodus macer Conodont Fossil
This image shows what appears to be a Spathognathodus macer conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969). Thanks to

December 03, 2014

+
12:41 PM | One small step for Nature..
Macmillan have released an interesting press release, announcing that all research papers published in their 49 Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals, including Nature, will be made free to read online, via one of Digital Science’s pet projects, ReadCube (note that Digital Science is also owned by Macmillan). These articles can be annotated in ReadCube, but not copied, printed, or downloaded. This is not open access*, and NPG have been very careful and explicit about stating this. […]
+
2:30 AM | Ozarkodina Conodont Fossil
This image shows what appears to be an Ozarkodina conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969). Thanks to Kenny for

December 02, 2014

+
7:50 PM | Snotworms For Dinner
Deep in the sea, on the denuded carcasses of whales, there live humble little scavengers. They’re the snotworms, …
+
2:30 AM | Lonchodina Conodont Fossil
This image shows what appears to be a Lonchodina conodont fossil. This creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Fossil was found in the Jacob Chapel Shale of Clark County Indiana USA. Source for ID is Conodonts of the Jacobs Chapel Shale by Carl B. Rexroad, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Bulletin 41 (published Bloomington Indiana 1969). Thanks to Kenny for the
1234
109 Results