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Eating New Papers
Well, one of 'em's about eating, anyway...
First, two new ones available free on-line (at
Milner, A.R.C., and Kirkland, J.I. 2007. The case for fishing dinosaurs at
the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Utah Geological
Survey Notes 39(3):1-3.
Kirkland, J.I., and DeBlieux, D.D. 2007. New horned dinosaurs from the
Wahweap Formation, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern
Utah. Utah Geological Survey Notes 39(3):4-5.
Then, two new ones from Gerald Mayr, the first of which is on-line only at
Mayr, G. 2007. The renaissance of avian paleontology and its bearing on the
higher-level phylogeny of birds. Journal of Ornithology. doi:
ABSTRACT: Recent phylogenetic analyses provide strong evidence for some
previously undetected clades of morphologically very divergent avian groups.
Also, within the past decades, palaeornithology has experienced a
renaissance and the Paleogene fossil record of birds is approaching that of
mammals in the number of recorded higher-level taxa. However, there is still
little mutual exchange between students of these different data, as
molecular systematists are often unfamiliar with the fossil record of birds,
whereas palaeornithologists only recently started to interpret their fossils
in the light of modern phylogenetic analyses. Here, this deficiency is
remedied in a brief overview of some fossil "missing links" between extant
higher avian groups, which combine derived characters of a certain taxon and
plesiomorphic characters of its sister group.
Mayr, G. 2007. New specimens of Eocene stem-group psittaciform birds may
shed light on the affinities of the first named fossil bird, Halcyornis
toliapicus KOENIG, 1825. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie
Abhandlungen 244(2): 207-213.
Jerry D. Harris
Director of Paleontology
Dixie State College
225 South 700 East
St. George, UT 84770 USA
Phone: (435) 652-7758
Fax: (435) 656-4022
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