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

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From: "Andrew A. Farke" <afarke@gmail.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Thursday, December 9, 2010 10:07:00 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Fwd: New paper in PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology

This is probably of interest to many on the list.

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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 

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