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Fwd: New paper in PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology

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Subject: New paper in PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:34:16 -0500
From: Brian Beatty <bbeatty@nyit.edu>
Reply-To: VRTPALEO@usc.edu
To: Vertpaleo Listserv <vrtpaleo@usc.edu>

Hi Everybody,
A new paper has just come out in PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology:

Bertin, Tor. 2010. A Catalogue of Material and Review of the Spinosauridae. - PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 7, 4: 1-39

Spinosaurids are a monophyletic clade of large-bodied, long-snouted theropod dinosaurs known from minimal skeletal material. In an effort to assist future research on this unusual clade, a catalogue of past spinosaurid discoveries is presented. Database information includes specimen numbers, material identification, locality information, depositional environments, stratigraphic detail, generic or subclade assignment, tooth measurements, tooth placement, and detailed notes on the nature of the finds themselves when needed. Previously reported biogeographic and faunal dispersal patterns suggest that spinosaurids may eventually be found in North American strata, potentially having migrated from western Europe in the Early Cretaceous and eastern Asia over the Beringian isthmus in the Late Cretaceous. This database may be useful for predicting future points of spinosaurid discovery.


And more papers and book reviews are on their way soon!

Please take a look at other papers in the PalArch Foundation's journals, and we hope you'll consider submitting something to PAJVP. We've streamlined our review process as much as possible and have had some success in turning papers around approximately 3-4 months from submission to publication. Soon we will be getting clearer, revised Instructions for Authors up, as well as an EndNote style to make it easier for you to format your references for the journal. This is all done on a volunteer basis by people in the US and the Netherlands, all non-profit and entirely OPEN ACCESS, with the authors retaining their own copyright. This is merely an endeavor of a few paleontologists trying to do what we think is the right thing in getting new data available to all freely. If you care to submit or contribute your time, please let me or other members of the PalArch team know.

Brian Beatty