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Geologica Saxonica     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Paleontological Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Paläontologische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Fossil Record     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Annales de Paléontologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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EvoDevo     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Swiss Journal of Palaeontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Quaternaire     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Speleology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Zitteliana     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Marine Micropaleontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Palynology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia (Research In Paleontology and Stratigraphy)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Spanish Journal of Palaeontology     Open Access  
Ichnos: An International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces     Hybrid Journal  
Revue de Micropaleontologie     Full-text available via subscription  
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Fossil Record
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  • Possible fungus-eating cucujiformian beetle larvae with setiferous
           processes from Cretaceous and Miocene ambers

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(2): 191-207
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.104553
      Authors : Ana Zippel, Carolin Haug, Zeynep Elverdi, Patrick Müller, Joachim T. Haug : Beetle larvae represent important components of the modern-day fauna. This should have been the case in the past as well. Yet, fossil beetle larvae are rare, or at least are rare in the literature, as identifying a beetle larva to a narrower taxonomic group is very challenging. This is even more complicated if prominent features have evolved convergently in several lineages. Yet, even in such cases, an ecological interpretation of the fossils is possible if the convergent character is coupled to a specific life habit. For example, different, not closely related, beetle larvae that possess setiferous processes. We here report on three beetle larvae, one from Miocene Mexican and two from Cretaceous Kachin amber, Myanmar. These larvae possess setiferous processes, most similar to the processes of modern representatives of Cucujiformia, especially of the groups Endomychidae, Erotylidae, Cerylonidae and Coccinellidae. Considering the shape of the entire habitus, we see the most similarities between the new larvae and the modern larvae of Endomychidae. However, the new larvae and the larvae of modern representatives differ in certain aspects, most prominently in the body size. The fossils are smaller than their extant counterparts with setiferous processes. Hence the fossils could represent larvae of Endomychidae, but the case remains unclear. Despite this uncertainty, we suggest a lifestyle of the fossil larvae as fungus-eaters on rotting wood. This lifestyle is not only known from extant larvae of Endomychidae, but also from other larvae with similar processes. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Aug 2023 14:44:40 +030
  • The Rhabdodontidae (Dinosauria, Ornithischia), an enigmatic dinosaur
           group endemic to the Late Cretaceous European Archipelago

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(2): 171-189
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.108967
      Authors : Felix J. Augustin, Attila Ősi, Zoltán Csiki-Sava : The Rhabdodontidae was one of the most important dinosaur groups inhabiting the Late Cretaceous European Archipelago. Currently, the clade comprises nine species within six genera, which have been found in southern France, northern Spain, eastern Austria, western Hungary and western Romania, ranging from the Santonian to the late Maastrichtian. Phylogenetic analyses consistently place the Rhabdodontidae at the very base of the iguanodontian radiation, whereas the in-group relationships of rhabdodontids are relatively poorly understood; nevertheless, the clade seems to have had a rather complicated biogeographical history. Generally, rhabdodontids were small- to medium-sized, probably habitually bipedal herbivores, characterised by a rather stocky build and a comparatively large, triangular skull. Several lines of evidence suggest that they were presumably gregarious animals, as well as selective browsers that fed on fibrous plants and occupied different ecological niches than sympatric herbivorous dinosaur clades. Moreover, the sympatry of at least two rhabdodontid taxa was rather common and can be explained, at least in some instances, by niche partitioning. While rhabdodontids disappeared prior to the K/Pg extinction event in Western Europe, they survived close to the end of the Cretaceous in Eastern Europe, where they were amongst the last non-avian dinosaurs still present before the end of the Cretaceous. In this paper, we provide an overview of the rhabdodontid taxonomic history, diversity, phylogenetic relationships and palaeobiogeographic history, as well as palaeoecology and extinction. In addition, we also highlight still open questions on each of these topics and suggest potential future research directions. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Aug 2023 10:09:41 +030
  • A description of a Denazinemys nodosa specimen (Testudinata, Baenidae)
           from the Late Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(2): 151-170
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.102520
      Authors : Gaël E. Spicher, Joseph J. W. Sertich, Léa C. Girard, Walter G. Joyce, Tyler R. Lyson, Yann Rollot : Denazinemys nodosa is a Late Cretaceous representative of the North American turtle clade Baenidae diagnosed, among others, by a shell surface texture consisting of raised welts. We provide a detailed description of a partial skeleton from the late Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of Utah, USA, including bone-by-bone analysis of its cranium based on images obtained using micro-computed tomography. A revised phylogenetic analysis confirms placement of Denazinemys nodosa close to Eubaena cephalica and Boremys spp. within the clade Eubaeninae. Comparison with a second skull from the Kaiparowits Formation previously assigned to Denazinemys nodosa questions its referral to this taxon. An assortment of specimens from the Early to Late Campanian of Mexico and the USA had previously been referred to Denazinemys nodosa based on shell surface texture alone, even though this characteristic is known to occur in other baenids. Our review of all available material concludes that Denazinemys nodosa is currently only known from the Late Campanian of New Mexico and Utah. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jul 2023 14:53:32 +030
  • New findings of Prototherium ausetanum (Mammalia, Pan-Sirenia) from
           paving stones in Girona (Catalonia, Spain)'

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 135-149
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.99096
      Authors : Manja Voss, Oliver Hampe, Kristin Mahlow, Joan C. Vilanova : Taxonomic and morphological approaches on Eocene sirenians from Catalonia (Spain) benefit from a newly discovered specimen found in a quite unusual locality, the pedestrian zone in the city of Girona. Two fossil-bearing limestone slabs from middle Eocene (Bartonian) layers of a quarry in the wider surrounding area north-west of Barcelona, were CT-scanned in the Clínica Girona to enhance more detailed investigations. Post-processing of the scans and, as far as possible, 3D-reconstruction of the preserved elements in the slabs was performed at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Thereby, a skull of a Dugong specimen was used as a reference point. Based on the combined analysis of macroscopic and CT-data, the specimen most likely represents Prototherium ausetanum Balaguer & Alba, 2016 and complements the available information of the holotype and hitherto only known specimen of that species. The Girona specimen is an adult, but small individual that corroborates P. ausetanum as a generally small-sized species compared to other known Prototherium taxa. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 17:30:19 +030
  • The helochelydrid turtle Helochelydra nopcsai from the Early Cretaceous
           (late Barremian – early Aptian) fissure fills of Balve, North
           Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, including a large sample of granicones

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 117-133
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.102128
      Authors : Walter G. Joyce, Serjoscha W. Evers, Sara Ren, Yann Rollot, Achim H. Schwermann : Early Cretaceous (late Barremian – early Aptian) fissure fill deposits near Balve, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, have yielded a rich continental vertebrate fauna over the course of the last two decades. More than 250 fragmentary specimens, including more than 150 osteoderms (i.e., granicones), represent the late Early Cretaceous helochelydrid Helochelydra nopcsai, which had previously been reported from the UK, France, and Spain. The new material mostly differs from that from the type section by exhibiting a reduced to absent entoplastral scute and by displaying distinct cranial scute sulci, both of which are interpreted as intraspecific variation. Although morphological insights are limited, the new material reveals that the visceral cavity extends anteriorly and posteriorly to the bridge, a relatively novel feature previously reported for an eclectic mix of compsemydids, pleurosternids, and other helochelydrids. The available sample of granicones reveals great shape diversity, but a morphometric analysis concludes that no distinct morphotypes exist. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Jun 2023 16:16:10 +0300
  • Early Jurassic silicified woods from Carapace Nunatak, South
           Victoria Land, Antarctica

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 103-115
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.102570
      Authors : Agathe Toumoulin, Anne-Laure Decombeix, Carla J. Harper, Rudolph Serbet : The Jurassic vegetation of Antarctica remains poorly known and, while there have been several reports of large fossil trees from that time period across the continent, detailed anatomical studies of their wood are extremely scarce. Here we describe new silicified woods of Early Jurassic (probably Toarcian) age from Carapace Nunatak, South Victoria Land. The genera Agathoxylon and Brachyoxylon are formally recognized for the first time in the Jurassic of Antarctica. The preservation of the woods is imperfect, which is likely explained by the presence in some of the specimens of fungi, whose anatomical structures are described in detail. Combined with previous reports of pollen, leaves, and cones from South and North Victoria Land, these new specimens support the presence of several conifer families in the Early Jurassic floras of the region. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2023 15:28:53 +030
  • Recognising and quantifying the evolution of skeletal
           paedomorphosis in Plesiosauria

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 85-101
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.97686
      Authors : Ricardo Araújo, Adam S. Smith : Plesiosaurs are one of the longest-ranging tetrapod groups in the Mesozoic and underwent a major adaptive radiation in the Late Triassic/Early Jurassic, so they are an ideal clade to study the long-term implications and deep-time evolution of specific developmental patterns. We compiled a database of all published plesiosaur specimens and recorded their skeletal maturity status. We use statistical modelling to demonstrate that the abundance of allegedly ‘juvenile’ specimens increases through time, which contradicts the null hypothesis that the relative proportion of juvenile to adult specimens should remain constant throughout evolution. These results indicate that many ‘juvenile’ specimens are really adults exhibiting heterochronic traits, particularly paedomorphism. Heterochrony is a developmental pattern particularly widespread in secondarily adapted organisms such as plesiosaurs. However, heterochronic patterns are typically only studied in individual genera/species or restricted clades. We demonstrate that the pervasiveness of paedomorphism in plesiosaurs increased gradually throughout the evolution of the clade, rather than being a specialization of specific clades. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 11:06:52 +030
  • The easternmost record of the largest anguine lizard that has ever
           lived – Pseudopus pannonicus (Squamata, Anguidae): new fossils from the
           late Neogene of Eastern Europe

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 51-84
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.100059
      Authors : Erwan Loréal, Elena V. Syromyatnikova, Igor G. Danilov, Andrej Čerňanský : We here report on new material of Pseudopus pannonicus, the iconic and largest-known representative of the lizard clade Anguinae, from several late Neogene localities across Moldova, Ukraine, and regions of the North Caucasus – the last representing the easternmost known occurrence of this extinct species. Today, Pseudopus apodus, the last extant Pseudopus representative, is found in a variety of habitats ranging from South-East Europe to Central Asia. In the late Cenozoic of Europe, however, several extinct species of Pseudopus existed. Among them, interestingly, P. pannonicus displayed the largest spatiotemporal range of the genus, occurring from Spain to the North Caucasus and known from the Late Miocene to the Early Pleistocene. Although it has been reported in a plethora of European localities, P. pannonicus is a taxon “with several questionings related to its few diagnostic features vs. numerous features shared with P. apodus”. The elements described here exhibit some variability, but their overall morphology undoubtedly resembles that of previously described material of P. pannonicus. The lacrimal from Tatareshty, moreover, represents the first fossil lacrimal reported for P. pannonicus. Besides, the fairly complete maxilla with a length of almost 3.7 cm is the largest maxilla ever reported for this taxon, expanding our knowledge of its gigantism. In addition, several features are described and discussed regarding their diagnostic relevance for P. pannonicus. The relationship between body size and some of these features was tested statistically. Consequently, two cranial characters and one vertebral feature peculiar to P. pannonicus were retained in the diagnosis of the species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Mar 2023 14:14:46 +0200
  • New species of Tanaidacea from Cretaceous Kachin amber, with a brief
           review of the fossil record of tanaidacean crustaceans

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 39-50
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.99995
      Authors : Paula G. Pazinato, Patrick Müller, Joachim T. Haug : Tanaidaceans are benthic, mostly marine, crustaceans that live burrowed in the substrate or in self-built tubes. The fossil record of Tanaidacea reaches back to the Carboniferous, 350 million years ago, but it is especially species-rich in Cretaceous amber sites from Spain and France. We report and formally describe a new species of Tanaidacea from 100-million-year-old Kachin amber, from the Hukawng Valley, Northern Myanmar, the first record of Cretaceous tanaidaceans outside Europe. The combination of character states of Tanaidaurum kachinensis gen. nov. et sp. nov. suggests that the new species is a representative of the early diversification of an unnamed group (Paratanaoidea+Tanaidoidea), an ingroup of the monophyletic group Tanaidomorpha. We briefly review the biased fossil record of Tanaidacea and present its abundance in European amber sites. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:52:38 +020
  • A new remarkable cimicoid genus and species (Hemiptera, Heteroptera,
           Cimicomorpha) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, with implications for its
           aberrant male genitalia

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 27-38
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.e86784
      Authors : Kazutaka Yamada, Shûhei Yamamoto, Yui Takahashi : A new genus and species of cimicoid true bug, Ecpaglocoris ditomeus Yamada & Yamamoto, gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated from mid-Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Albian) amber in the Kachin State of northern Myanmar (Burma). This new fossil genus and species is reminiscent of members of Anthocoridae by the strongly flattened and elongated body, four-segmented labium, distinct costal fracture and presence of fossula spongiosa on fore tibiae, but should not be ascribed to this family. The new taxon cannot be placed in any extant cimicoid families, based upon hemelytral, male genital and other morphological structures. Based on the hemelytral membrane venation and presence of dorsal laterotergites on abdominal segments I to VIII, it can be assumed that this new genus belongs to the extinct family Vetanthocoridae. Ecpaglocoris ditomeus gen. et sp. nov. has aberrant male genitalia characterised by sickle-shaped left and right parameres and grooves running throughout the paramere. This characteristic indicates that traumatic insemination occurred in this genus. The peculiar combination of male genital characteristics seen in Ecpaglocoris gen. nov. prevents its placement in any of the extant cimicoid families. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Jan 2023 17:12:53 +020
  • Ornithischian dinosaurs in Southeast Asia: a review with
           palaeobiogeographic implications

    • Abstract: Fossil Record 26(1): 1-25
      DOI : 10.3897/fr.26.e93456
      Authors : Sita Manitkoon, Uthumporn Deesri, Prapasiri Warapeang, Thanit Nonsrirach, Phornphen Chanthasit : Ornithischian dinosaurs have been discovered in Thailand, Laos, and Malaysia. These bird-hipped herbivores remain relatively rare by comparison with saurischian dinosaurs. In the Late Jurassic, stegosaurs and basal neornithischians from Thailand showed similarities to Middle-Late Jurassic taxa from China. Ornithischians appeared in the fossil record again during the late Early Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) of Thailand and Laos. They are represented by non-hadrosaurid iguanodontians and basal ceratopsians. A few specimens have been reported from poorly dated Early Cretaceous rocks of Malaysia. Here, we illustrate the diversity of ornithischian assemblages in Southeast Asia and discuss their palaeobiogeographical implications. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 10:47:08 +020
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