Mana from heaven…

31 07 2007

Sorry the lack of updates today folks; I’ve been trying to get some ideas onto the word processor for the book, and I also found out that I had more access than I thought to the past 7 years of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (as well as some other journals). I’ve been downloading lots and lots and LOTS of papers that will probably take months to get through, but here’s a few selections of what I’ll be reading over the next few days (at least until I can get some other papers printed out);

The Braincase of Giganotosaurus carolinii (Dinosauria: Theropoda) From the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina. Coria & Currie. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2002

First occurrence of Brachiosaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Oklahoma. Bonnan & Wedel. PaleoBios, 2004

Phylogenetic reconstruction of parental-care systems in the ancestors of birds. Tullberg, Ah-King, & Temrin, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B, 2002

A Basal Abelisauria Novas, 1992 (Theropoda-Ceratosauria) From the Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina. Coria & Salgado, Gaia, 1998

Fins, limbs, and tails: outgrowths and axial patterning in vertebrate evolution. Coates & Cohn, BioEssays, 1998

Arizonasaurus and its implications for archosaur divergence. Nesbitt. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B, 2003

Taxon distributions and the tetrapod track record. Carrano & Wilson. Paleobiology, 2001

A new carcharodontosaurid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina. Coria & Currie. Geodiversitas, 2006

A new close relative of Carnotaurus sastrei Bonaparte 1985 (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia. Coria, Chiappe, & Dingus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 2002

Recreating a Functional Ancestral Archosaur Visual Pigment. Chang, Jonsson, Kazmi, Donoghue, & Sakmar. Mol. Biol. Evol., 2002

Nonavian Feathers in a Late Traissic Archosaur. Jones, Ruben, Martin, Kurochkin, Feduccia, Maderon, Hillenius, Geist, & Alifanov. Science, 2000

A new specimen of Acrocanthosaurus atokensis (Theropoda, Dinosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous Antlers Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Aptin) of Oklahoma, USA. Currie & Carpenter. Geodiversitas, 2000

Giant theropod dinosaurs from Asia and North America: Skulls of Tarbosaurus bataar and Tyrannosaurus rex compared. Hurum & Sabath. Acta Palaeeontol., 2003

Europe’s largest dinosaur? A giant brachiosaurid cervical vertebra from the Wessex Formation (Early Cretaceous) of southern England. Naish, Martill, Cooper, and Stevens. Cretaceous Research, 2004

Lessons From a Tyrannosaur: The Ambassadorial Role of Paleontology. Brochu. Palaios, 2003

etc. etc. etc. There’s a whole other stack of new material for me to digest, and hopefully it will be illuminating (the genetics papers are going to kick my butt, but hopefully I’ll come out of it with some more understanding).



One response

31 07 2007

I’d be very interested in hearing what you learn about parental care in the ancestors of birds. Just found out I may have a shot at doing another article that touches on parenting in animals (yeah, i wanted to be a science writer, but that’s really a nichey niche, i’n’t it?).

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