WebSightings from 2019
A wealth of articles and news reports of interest to MGS members appears
on the web every day. As a service to our membership and others interested in paleontology and geology, links to some
of these articles and news reports appearing in 2019 will be gathered here. On occasion, a particularly
interesting post from a blog will be included.
These links are arranged by publication date, with the latest at the top.
WebSightings from 2018 can be accessed here.
If you find any dead links, please email . Thanks.
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- Giant 'Megalodon' Shark Extinct
Earlier Than Previously Thought, Phys.Org, full PDF of article is provided in next entry, February 13 2019.
- The Early Pliocene Extinction of the Mega-Toothed Shark
Otodus megalodon: A View from the Eastern North Pacific, Robert W. Boessenecker et al., PeerJ, this link
provides the full PDF of the research article, February 13, 2019.
- Meet Mnyamawamtuka: The New
Tanzanian Titanosaur, Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, February 13, 2019.
- Ancient Spider Fossils,
Surprisingly Preserved in Rock, Reveal Reflective Eyes, Phys.Org, February 12, 2019.
- Discovery of the Oldest Evidence
of Mobility on Earth, Science Daily, February 11, 2019.
- Earliest Known Seed-Eating
Perching Bird Discovered in Fossil Lake, Wyoming, Phys.Org, February 7, 2019.
- 'Oldest' Case of Bone Cancer Is Diagnosed in
a 240-Million-Year-Old Shell-Less Turtle, Yasemin Saplakoglu, Live Science, February 7, 2019.
- Gideon Mantell:
Forgotten Man Who Discovered The Dinosaurs, Rob Walker, The Guardian, February 3, 2019.
- The 210-Million-Year-
Old Smok Was Crushing Bones Like a Hyena, Geology Page, February 2, 2019.
and Died: Earth's Largest Extinction Likely Took Plants First, Scott Schrage, Nebraska News, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, January 31, 2019.
- Dinosaur Relative Antarctanax Lived in
Antarctica After Biggest Mass Exinction, Gemma Tarlach, Discovery, January 31, 2019.
- Fossil Bird
Soared Above Utah's Dinosaurs, Brian Switek, Laelaps blog, Scientific American, January 31, 2019.
- The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, Callan Bentley, Mountain
Beltway blog, January 29, 2019.
- Early Triassic
Marine Reptile Had Platypus-Like Bill, Sci News, January 25, 2019.
- Fossil Shark Teeth Discovered
in Leftover Rock That Contained SUE the T. Rex, EurekaAlert, January 21, 2019.
- Opal-Filled Fossils Reveal
Timid, Dog-Sized Dinosaur That Lived Down Under, Laura Geggel, Live Science, January 17, 2019.
Scientists Sue to Protect Utah Monument - And Fossils That Could Rewrite Earth's History, April Reese, Science, January 17, 2019.
- Watch: Robot Reveals How Ancient Reptile Ancestor
Moved, Noah Baker, Nature, January 16, 2019.
of Trilobite Ancestral Range in the Southern Hemisphere, Phys.Org, January 10, 2019.
- Huge Archaic
Whale Was Top Predator in Eocene Oceans, SciNews, January 10, 2019.
- Geology of the
Galapagos Islands, Callan Bentley, Mountain Beltway blog, January 8, 2019.
- Thin Layers of Sediment Point to Early
Arrival of Life on Land, Kristin Strommer, Phys.Org, January 8, 2019.
- Medical Scanner Helps to Unlock the
Mysteries of a Giant Prehistoric Marine Reptile, Science Daily, January 8, 2019.
- Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid
Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth's Oceans, Laura Geggel, LiveScience, January 7, 2019.
- An Elephant-Sized Late Triassic Synapsid with Erect
Limbs, Tomasz Sulej and Grzegorz Niedzwiedzki, Science, January 4, 2019.
Rare Dinosaur Fossils Crown Major Smithsonian Makeover, David Smith, The Guardian, January 1, 2019.