Summertime Reading – #365papers – July 2017

It’s a little difficult to keep up with individual blog posts for every paper I read for #365papers, so I’m just summarizing for one month.

#365papers for July 2017

182 – July 1 – How does oxygen work in carbonates besides calcite?

Zheng, Y.-F., 1999, Oxygen isotope fractionation in carbonate and sulfate minerals: Geochemical Journal, v. 33, p. 109-126.

183 – July 2 – How the Earth molded early humans.

Levin, N. E., 2015, Environment and climate of early human evolution: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences: v. 43, p. 405-429.

184 – July 3 – How did whales become filter-feeders?

Geisler, J.H., Boessenecker, R.W., Brown, M., and Beatty, B.L., 2017, The origin of filter feeding in whales: Current Biology, v. 27, p. 1-7.

185 – July 4 – Living fossil plants.

Coiro, M. and Pott, C., 2017, Eobowenia gen. nov. from the Early Cretaceous of Patagonia: indication for an early divergence of Bowenia?: BMC Evolutionary Biology, v. 17, n. 97, 14 pp.

186 – July 5 – Vertebrates from Tule Springs!

Scott, E., Springer, K.B., and Sagebiel, J.C., 2017, The Tule Springs local fauna: Rancholabrean vertebrates from the Las Vegas Formation, Nevada: Quaternary International, v. 443, p. 105-121.

187 – July 6 – Decompression sickness in living and extinct marine vertebrates.

Carlsen, A.W., 2017, Frequency of decompression illness among recent and extinct mammals and “reptiles”: a review: The Science of Nature, v. 104, n. 56, 10 pp.

188 – July 7 – How activity during certain times of day has been essentially the same for all vertebrates over millions of years.

Anderson, S.R. and Wiens, J.J., 2017, Out of the dark: 350 million years of conservatism and evolution in diel activity patterns in vertebrates: Evolution, v. 71, p. 1944-1959.

189 – July 8 – In the case of mass extinction, length doesn’t matter.

Puttick, M.N., Kriwet, J., Wen, W., Hu, S., Thomas, G.H., and Benton, M.J., 2017, Body length of bony fishes was not a selective factor during the biggest mass extinction of all time: Palaeontology, v. 60, p. 1-15.

190 – July 9 – The age of the earliest air-breathing land animal.

Suarez, S.E., Brookfield, M.E., Catlos, E.J., and Stockli, D.F., 2017, A U-Pb zircon age constraint on the oldest recorded air-breathing land animal: PlosONE, v. 12, e0179262.

191 – July 10 – A fossil of a young marine reptile and how it affects our understanding of relationships between fossil marine reptiles.

Scheyer, T.M., Neenan, J.M., Bodogan, T. Furrer, H., Obrist, C., and Plamondon, M., 2017, A new, exceptionally preserved juvenile specimen of Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi (Diapsida) and implications for Mesozoic marine diapsid phylogeny: Nature Scientific Reports, v. 7

192 – July 11 – How can you tell how big an animal was just from its bones?

Campione, N.E., 2017, Extrapolating body masses in large terrestrial vertebrates: Paleobiology.

193 – July 12 – Baby nautilids. Adorbs!

Landman, N.H., Grier, J.W., Cochran, J.K., Grier, J.C., Petersen, J.G., and Towbin, W.H., 2017, Nautilid nurseries: hatchlings and juveniles of Eutrephoceras dekayi from the lower Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) Pierre Shale of east-central Montana: Lethaia.

194 – July 13 – Rebuilding the Neoproterozic (1 billion to 520 million years ago) Earth.

Merdith, A.S., Collins, A.S., Williams, S.E., Pisarevsky, S., Foden, J.D., Archibald, D.B., Blades, M.L., Alessio, B.L., Armistead, S., Plavsa, D., Clark, C., and Muller, R.D., 2017, A full-plate global reconstruction of the Neoproterozoic: Gondwana Research.

195 – July 14 – After the dinosaur extinction, the frogs went crazy.

Feng, Y.-J., Blackburn, D.C., Liang, D., Hillis, D.M., Wake, D.B., Cannatella, D.C., and Zhang, P., 2017, Phylogenomics reveals rapid, simultaneous diversification of three major clades of Gondwanan frogs at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary: PNAS, v. 114.

196 – July 15 – A really old croc.

Dal Sasso, C., Pasini, G., Fleury, G., and Maganuco, S., 2017, Razanandrongobe sakalavae, a gigantic mesoeucrocodylian from the Middle Jurassic of Madagascar, is the oldest known notosuchian: PeerJ.

197 – July 16 – I wanna be a “Nerd of Trust”.

McClain, C.R., 2017, Practices and promises of Facebook for science outreach: Becoming a “Nerd of Trust”:PlosBiology, v. 15, e2002020.

198 – July 17 – All the bony details of Neuquenraptor argentinus.

Brisson Egli, F., Aranciaga Rolando, A.M., Agnolin, F., and Novas, F.E., 2017, Osteology of the unenlagiid theropod Neuquenraptor argentinus from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia: Acta Palaeontologica Ploonica, v. 62.

199 – July 18 – Hominins and Neaderthals crossed paths earlier than expected.

Posth, C., Wißing, C., Kitagawa,K., Pagani, L., van Holstein, L., Racimo, F., Wehrberger, K., Conard, N.J., Kind, C.J., Bocherens, H., and Karuse, J., 2017, Deeply divergent archaic mitochondrial genome provides lower time boundary for African gene flow into Neanderthals: Nature Communications.

200 – July 19 – Where do lizards and snakes live where they do?

Pie, M.R., Campos, L.L.F., Mayer, A.L.S., and Duran, A., 2017, The evolution of climatic niches in squamate reptiles: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, v. 284, 20170268.

201 – July 20 – For some fish, their guts are part of their face.

Minarik, M., Stundl, J., Fabian, P. Jandzik, D., Metscher, B.D., Psenicka, M., Gela, D., Osorio-Perez, A., Arias-Rodriquez, L., Horacek, I., and Cerny, R., 2017, Pre-oral gut contributes to facial structures in non-teleost fishes: Nature.

202 – July 21 – How to 3D scan something that’s huge and immovable.

Das., A.J., Murmann, D.C., Cohrn, K., and Raskar, R., 2017, A method for rapid 3D scanning and replication of large paleontological specimens: PLoSONE, v. 12, e0179264.

203 – July 22 – All about the four-footed animals of the middle-Permian.

Olroyd, S.L. and Sidor, C.A., 2017, A review of the Guadalupian (middle Permian) global tetrapod fossil record: Earth-Science Reviews.

204 – July 23 – What do bears eat in the woods?

Bocherens, H., Fizet, M., and Mariotti, A., 1994, Diet, physiology and ecology of foaail mammals as inferred from stable carbon and nitrogen isotope biogeochemistry: implications for Pleistocene bears: Palaoegeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 107, p. 213-225.

205 – July 24 – Bone and collagen carbon isotopes have different stories to tell. Or are they the same stories?

Lee-Thorp, J.A., Sealy, J.C., and van der Merwe, N.J., 1989, Stable carbon isotope ratios differences between bone collagen and bone apatite, and their relationship to diet: Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 16, p. 585-599.

206 – July 25 – Discerning predator-prey relationships with stable isotopes.

Codron, D., Codron, J., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Sponheimer, M., de Ruiter, D., and Brink, J.S., 2007, Stable isotope characterization of mammalian predator-prey relationshops in a South African savanna: European Journal of Wildlife Research, v 53, p. 161-170.

207 – July 26 – Where lie the bears in the Pleistocene food web?

Bocherens, H., Fogel, M.L., Tuross, N., Zeder, M., 1995, Trophic structure and climatic information from isotopic signatures in Pleistocene cave fauna of southern England: Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 22, p. 327-340.

208 – July 27 – How do isotopes change as animals climb the food chain?

Bocherens, H. and Drucker, D., 2003, Trophic level isotopic enrichment of carbon and nitrogen in bone collagen: case studies from recent and ancient terrestrial ecosystems: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology: v. 13, p. 46-53.

209 – July 28 – Understanding the ancient ecosystem of Scladina Cave using isotopes of carbon and nitrogen.

Bocherens, H., Billiou, D., Patou-Mathis, M., Bonjean, D., Otte, M., and Mariotti, A., 1997, Paleobiological implications of the isotopic signatures (13C, 15N) of fossil mammal collagen in Scladina Cave (Sclayn, Belgium): Quaternary Research, v. 48, p. 370-380.

210 – July 29 – Food webs at Natural Trap Cave.

McNulty, T., Calkins, A., Ostrom, P., Gandhi, H., Gottfried, M., Martin, L., and Gage, D., 2002, Stable isotope values of bone organic matter: artificial diagenesis experiments and paleoecology of Natural Trap Cave, Wyoming: Palaios, v. 17, p. 36-49.

211 – July 30 – Isotopes from the adult canine of the saber-toothed tiger.

Feranec, R.S., 2004, Isotopic evidence of saber-tooth development, growth rate, and diet from the adult canine of Smilodon fatalis from Rancho La Brea: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 206, p. 303-310.

212 – July 31 – Using stable isotopes from wolves to determine their foraging ecology.

Fox-Dobbs, K., Bump. J.K., Peterson, R.O., Fox., D.L., and Koch, P.L., 2007, Carnivore-specific stable isotope variables and variation in the foraging ecology of modern and ancient wolf populations: case studies from Isle Royale, Minnesota, and La Brea: Canadian Journal of Zoology, v. 85, p. 458-471.


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