In New Jersey, Kids Help Dig For Fossils In An Unlikely Place, with Ken Lacovara
Evolutionary biomechanics of the dinosaur hand project
Richard L. Cifelli, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History’s curator of vertebrate paleontology, honored with Joseph T. Gregory Award for outstanding service to the welfare of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Which fossil belongs to which animal? Picture gallery quiz (in German)
Evolution at the Zoo (with mammal evolution chart)
Some non-dino mammal news items that may be interest:
On the track of Smilodon, at last!
Smilodon walked on its toes, with a dewclaw that touched the ground...
Two Eocene ancestral horse fossils found (in 2015 and 2016) at Messel site in Germany may be new species (the larger one likely a Propalaeotherium), distinct from well known Eurohippus; announced at press conference at Hessischen Landesmuseums in Darmstadt; to date, 63 fossils of primitive horse-relatives have been uncovered at the site (in German)
Bristle [Briss-lee] Mammoth from Michigan farm is 15,000 years old, with signs of butchery by Pre-Clovis humans
More links with videos
10,000 Pleistocene animals buried in Lancefield Swamp north of Melbourne in Victoria, in Australia
Ancestors of baleen whales used suction feeding
Free pdf of paper:
Mats E. Eriksson (2016)
Prehistory as sonic inspiration: palaeontological heritage in popular music
Geology Today 32(6)November/December: 222–227
Apparently palaeontology is deeply rooted in popular music. Just take bands like T. Rex, Mastodon, Dinosaur Jr, The Ammonites, Mammoth, and Novi Fosili (the new fossils), and you get the picture. Digging into this subject matter it turns out that the extinct residents of prehistoric times have inspired not only band names, but also record and song titles and album cover artwork. In this paper I explore fossils as sonic inspiration or, if you wish, music for the extinct.