Subjects -> PALEONTOLOGY (Total: 43 journals)
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Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Ameghiniana     Open Access  
Annales de Paléontologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Carnegie Museum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Boreas: An International Journal of Quaternary Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Comptes Rendus Palevol     Open Access  
European Journal of Protistology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
EvoDevo     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Facies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Fossil Record     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geobios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Ichnos: An International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Speleology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Paleolimnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Paleontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Quaternary Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Marine Micropaleontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Novitates Paleoentomologicae     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Quaternary     Open Access  
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Palaeontographica A     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Palaeontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Palaeoworld     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Paläontologische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Paleobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
PaleoBios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Paleontological Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Palynology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Papers in Palaeontology     Hybrid Journal  
Quaternaire     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Quaternary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Quaternary Science Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revue de Micropaleontologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia (Research In Paleontology and Stratigraphy)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Spanish Journal of Palaeontology     Open Access  
Swiss Journal of Palaeontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Zitteliana     Open Access  
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  • Data on Holocene Fossil Benthic Foraminifera from Sunda Shelf, Offshore
           Southeastern Peninsular Malaysia

    • Abstract: This paper documents a database of fossil foraminiferal occurrences from a core sample (2 m) retrieved from offshore southeastern Peninsular Malaysia, in 1993, with additional data on their modern distribution from published source. Five sub-samples were analysed for foraminiferal studies (0.1 m, 0.4 m, 0.6 m, 1.2 m, and 2.0 m), alongside with their diversity indices values. In addition, we also present the lithological description of the core sediment, together with the radiocarbon age of our sample. These data are potentially be reused in other paleoceanography related research, such as reconstructing paleo environments, and for future research on the Late-Quaternary/Holocene sedimentary and sea-level history of Sunda Shelf. Published on 2021-12-30 12:20:57
  • Investigating Past and Present Carpometacarpus Morphology in Mimidae: A
           Multi-Methods Approach to Evidence from the Guadeloupe Islands

    • Abstract: Past bird communities are still under-studied in several Caribbean regions, including the Lesser Antilles. In order to improve our understanding of this area’s avifauna, we explore morphometrical variations of the carpometacarpus (CMC) within West Indies Mimidae species. We combine geometric morphometric (GMM) and conventional osteology focusing on characters of the entire or distal portion of the CMC. Morphological variation related to their phylogenetic history is investigated using uni- and multi-variate statistics, and the expression of certain osteological characters. Fossil bone remains from the Guadeloupe Islands were included in the datasets to test the applicability of these results to the archaeological and paleontological record.Our results are consistent with the known phylogeny of Mimidae. The GMM analysis clearly differentiated taxa at both inter- and intra-generic levels, which when combined with osteological characters, allow fossil specimens to be determined to species. For the fossil record of Guadeloupe Islands, this concerns three taxa: the Scaly-breasted Thrasher Allenia fusca, the Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis, the first fossil occurrence of this bird in the Greater and Lesser Antilles, and the Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda in Desirade and Marie-Galante, where the bird is now extirpated. These results are of particular interest for tracking the impact of environmental changes on the composition of West Indian bird communities. Published on 2021-12-22 12:57:55
  • New Chronological Constraints for the Late Pleistocene Fossil Assemblage
           and Associated Breccia from Ngalau Sampit, Sumatra

    • Abstract: We provide the first numerical age constraints for the palaeontological assemblage and associated sediment from Ngalau Sampit, Sumatra, one of M. Eugène F.T. Dubois’ noted sites that he excavated in 1889, and of which we present a transcript of his unpublished report. A combination of U-series, Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) and Luminescence (pIR-IRSL) methods was employed. The three tooth samples yield 1σ consistent combined U-series/ESR ages (mean age of 105 ± 9 ka, 1 s.d.), supporting the chronological integrity of the fossil assemblage at Ngalau Sampit. Three breccia samples yield internally 1σ consistent pIR-IRSL age estimates (mean age of 93 ± 6 ka, 1 s.d.), suggesting that the breccia may represent one single depositional event. All these results are compatible with the U-series age estimates previously obtained on post-depositional carbonate formations. We cannot exclude that the existing, and systematic, age difference between ESR and pIR-IRSL methods (~12 ka on average) may reflect the difference in the dated events (death of the animals vs. sediment burial). However, this apparent deviation is most likely not significant (mean ages are in close agreement a 1σ) and results from the existing uncertainty around the evaluation of the gamma dose rate, which partly arises from the absence of in situ dosimetry. Despite this uncertainty, all the numerical ages consistently and systematically correlate the breccia and associated fossil assemblage to MIS 5 (a finer correlation to sub-stages within MIS 5 would most likely be too speculative at this stage). Ngalau Sampit represents only the third site from the Pandang Highlands to be radiometrically dated, after Lida Ajer and Ngalau Gupin, and the second site explored and recorded by Dubois to have associated dates. Finally, Ngalau Sampit is the only site in Sumatra that chronologically correlates to MIS 5, and thus with the regionally important site of Punung in Java. Published on 2021-12-03 11:40:19
  • Poetry as a Tool For Outreach in Quaternary Science: Examples From the
           20th INQUA Congress

    • Abstract: In this paper I present a series of poems written as Poet-in-Residence at the 20th International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress in 2019 and evaluate my experience of their composition and the effectiveness of their dissemination via social media from my perspective as a poet and geoscientist. The poems, which mainly focus on research papers presented at the conference in sessions on climate change and cultural legacies, ice-sheet dynamics, and fluvial landscape evolution, illustrate how many themes within Quaternary science, and their relevance to the history, contemporary identity, and future sustainability of human society, can inspire poetic responses. Although the social media reach was relatively modest, engagement with the poetry by other scientists and poets indicated that there is interest within the Quaternary science community for exploring poetry as a method of communicating research. Consequently, recommendations for similar activities in future conferences include organising more participatory and performative activities during the conference programme such as workshops or readings to develop this interest, and varying the methods of dissemination using different social media platforms. Published on 2021-11-03 11:24:21
  • Paleo Mega Lake of Rey Identification and Reconstruction of Quaternary
           Lake in Central Iran

    • Abstract: This study presents evidence for the existence of a vast and ancient lake that occupyed a large area of central Iran during the Holocene. The northwestern fringe of the lake, located in the southeast of Tehran, was chosen as the study area. Remains of a Paleo Lake scarp was studied using aerial photographs, Quick Bird satellite imagery, and topographic maps. Furthermore, archeological sites within the region were identified and located, and evidence for the lake was obtained through correlation of these data. Eight shorelines were identified between 1100 – 950 m above sea level, with a depth of 3 – 15 m, and a 43 km in lenght. The results indicated that the active Quaternary faults named North Rey, Kahrizak, and South Rey are in fact the three main topographic levels of the paleo lake and from now on they cannot be considered as the faults. Soil granulation and thin sections showed the presence of non-compacted lake sediments. Results revealed a remarkable association between the location of ancient settlements and altitude of the identified paleo shorelines. All settlements older than 5,000 years were located at 1,000 m. Certainly, the past climate of this region was very different from its contemporary one. Dating studies will provide valuable information about the exact age of the Paleo -Lake and paleo climate changes. Published on 2021-09-30 10:36:49
  • A Maxent Predictive Model for Hunter-Gatherer Sites in the Southern
           Pampas, Argentina

    • Abstract: The following paper presents the results of a Species Distribution Model (SDM) for grassland hunter-gatherer archaeology sites in the southern Pampas region of Argentina. The goal of this exploratory model is to provide a complementary survey model for the detection of archaeological sites in this region, which will also help characterize and discuss site locations and regional distribution patterns of hunter-gatherer occupations. Even in this largely homogenous and highly dynamic landscape, SDMs can help guide archaeological surveys by identifying some environmental variables affecting hunter-gatherer decisions, and can provide insights into mobility and archaeological settlement patterns. Among the available tools for SDM, Maximum Entropy Modeling (Maxent) is one of the most widely used approaches in archaeological predictive modelling. After controlling for bias and adjustment of several modifiable parameters, the Maxent software provided a potentially effective predictive model to direct future archaeological survey and heritage management projects. The results of this research suggest that watercourses and slope were the key environmental factors influencing the distribution of hunter-gatherer archaeological sites in the southern Pampas region. Published on 2021-09-21 11:47:28
  • Subsurface and Infaunal Foraminifera of Kemaman- Chukai Mangrove Swamps,
           East Coast Peninsular Malaysia

    • Abstract: This study analysed the distribution and abundance of dead and live (Rose Bengal stained) infaunal foraminifera from three short cores taken at three locations in the mangrove swamps of Kemaman-Chukai, Terengganu, Malaysia. Eighteen agglutinated taxa were recorded in assemblages dominated by Arenoparrella mexicana, Haplophragmoides wilberti and Miliammina fusca; and of these, only two taxa were recorded as live. The distribution of subsurface and infaunal foraminifera varied from core to core, as did their depth of occurrence. Core 1 (seaward core) was dominated by sandy deposits, relatively high salinity (32 ppt), and extensive crab mounds, displayed very low numbers of dead foraminifera inconsistently throughout the core, while no infaunal foraminifera were observed, indicating intense bioturbation by mangrove crabs. In Core 2 (middle core), even though the numbers of live foraminifera decreased down-core, the number of dead or subsurface foraminifera were inconsistent, indicating taphonomic loss of the tests. Core 3 (landward core) however, displayed ideal foraminiferal distribution patterns required in the palaeo sea-level reconstruction (with less taphonomic loss and decreasing number of infaunal foraminifera downcore). Because of the similarity displayed in the foraminiferal assemblages in the 0–1 cm and 10–11 cm intervals, the surface sample (0–1 cm) should be an acceptable basis for down-core reconstructions in this study. Live (Rose Bengal stained) infaunal foraminifera, though observed at 40–41 cm depth, are not considered abundant enough to influence the dead assemblage in the subsurface sediment and its applicability for palaeoenvironmental and sea-level reconstructions. Therefore, it is possible for palaeo sea-level to be reconstructed based on foraminiferal assemblages preserved in the Kemaman-Chukai mangrove swamps. Published on 2021-08-19 11:55:40
  • Development of a Training Set of Contemporary Salt-Marsh Foraminifera for
           Late Holocene Sea- Level Reconstructions in southeastern Australia

    • Abstract: We collected contemporary foraminiferal training sets from two salt marshes to enable more precise and accurate proxy historical sea-level reconstructions from southeastern Australia. Combined with an existing training set from Tasmania, this new regional set consists of 112 samples and 16 species of foraminifera, of which 13 are agglutinated. Cluster analyses group the regional training set into a high–elevation cluster, dominated by Trochamminita salsa, a mid–elevation cluster, dominated by Entzia macrescens and Trochammina inflata, and a mid–low elevation cluster dominated by Miliammina fusca and tidal-flat species. We develop transfer functions using local and regional training sets and assess their performance. Our resulting site-specific and chosen regional models are capable of predicting sea level with decimetre-scale precision (95% confidence intervals of 0.12–0.22 m). These results are comparable to other examples from around the world. When developing regional training sets, we advocate that the similarity in the environmental settings (particularly salinity) should be assessed as an alternative way of grouping sites, rather than simply using spatial proximity. We compare our findings with global results and conclude that salt marshes along microtidal coasts yield models with the lowest vertical uncertainties. Studies with the lowest uncertainties are located in the western Pacific and the western Atlantic, whereas those from the eastern Atlantic generally have larger tidal ranges and carry larger vertical uncertainties. Our models expand the existing region available for sea-level reconstruction and can be used to generate new late Holocene sea-level reconstructions across southeastern Australia. Published on 2021-06-30 12:00:10
  • Muknalia is a Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu): A Reply to Stinnesbeck et

    • Abstract: Several years ago, a new genus and species of peccary, “Muknalia minima”, was described from the Pleistocene of Mexico. We previously examined that specimen and concluded that it was synonymous with the extant collared peccary, Pecari tajacu, but that taxonomic revision is rejected by the authors of the original study (this volume). Here, we provide further analysis of “Muknalia” and expand on previous evidence from both morphology and taphonomy that support synonymy with P. tajacu. We argue that morphological features, both in terms of size and shape, that were used to diagnose “Muknalia” all fall within the range of variation of the extant P. tajacu, or are a consequence of taphonomic modification, including human handling. Published on 2021-06-22 12:01:21
  • Comment on Schubert et al. 2020. Muknalia minima from the Yucatán of
           Mexico is synonymous with the collared peccary, Pecari tajacu
           (Artiodactyla: Tayassuidae). Open Quaternary, 6: 8, pp. 1–9. DOI:

    • Abstract: Schubert and colleagues have recently criticized our assessment of the mandibular ramus of a small peccary from Muknal cave in Quintana Roo, Mexico, to a new genus and species, Muknalia minima Stinnesbeck et al. 2017. They considered this assignation as invalid and the unique morphologies of the taxon to be the result of breakage and human modification. We strongly disagree with this interpretation and maintain our original view of a new genus and species. Published on 2021-06-22 11:54:19
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