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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Unearth 220 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossils in Argentina, Phys.Org, April 18, 2019.
- These Beetles Have
Successfully Freeloaded for 100 Million Years, Lori Dajose, Phys.Org, April 17, 2019.
- Rhinos, Gomphotheres, Camels,
Horses, Antelopes and Alligators Lived in Ancient 'Texas Serengeti', Sci News, April 17, 2019.
- Baby Tyrannosaur's
eBay Auction Sparks Outrage, Colin Barras, Science, April 15, 2019.
- New Evidence Suggests Volcanoes Caused
Biggest Mass Extinction Ever, Science Daily, April 15, 2019.
- New Species of Early Human Found in
Philippines, Australian National University, Phys.Org, April 10, 2019.
- 'Cthulhu' Fossil Reconstruction Reveals
Monstrous Relative of Modern Sea Cucumbers, Science Daily, April 9, 2019.
- Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Skin
Found in Korea, Phys.Org, April 9, 2019.
of Ancient Four-Legged Whale With Hooves Discovered, Hannah Devlin, The Guardian, April 4, 2019.
of Africa: A New Hypothesis for the World's Biggest Ever Dinosaurs, Jon Tennant, PLOS Paleo Community blog, April 4, 2019.
Astonishment, Skepticism Greet Fossils Claimed to Record Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact, Colin Barras, Science, April 1, 2019.
Fossils Show Worldwide Catastrophe on the Day the Dinosaurs Died, Ben Guarino, Washington Post, March 29, 2019.
- The Day the Dinosaurs Died,
Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, April 8, 2019 issue.
- Is "Scotty" the Biggest
T. rex? Maybe Not., Brian Switek, Laelaps blog, Scientific American, March 27, 2019.
Surprise! An Interview With Alton Dooley, Andrew Farke, PLOS Blogs, March 27, 2019.
- Scientists to Dig Jurassic
Site in Wyoming This Summer, Mead Gruver, Phys.Org, March 26, 2019.
- Cool Earth Theory
Sheds More Light on Diamonds, Geology Page, March 26, 2019.
- Deep Time Tracking Devices:
Fossil Barnacles Reveal Prehistoric Whale Migrations, Science Daily, March 25, 2019.
- Paleontologists Report
World's Biggest Tyrannosaurus rex, Phys.Org, March 22, 2019.
Treasure Trove of Ancient Animals Unearthed in China, Brian Switek, Smithsonian Magazine, March 21, 2019.
- An Early Cretaceous Enantiornithine (Aves)
Preserving an Unlaid Egg and Probable Medullary Bone, Alida M. Bailleul, et al., Nature, March 20, 2019.
There Are More Dinosaurs To Discover From the Time of T. rex, Brian Switek, Laelaps blog, Scientific American,
March 13, 2019.
What Are the Minerals and Gems That Are Found in the Sedimentary Rocks?, Geology Page, March 11, 2019.
What Are the Minerals and Gems That Are Found in the Metamorphic Rocks?, Geology Page, March 11, 2019.
What Are the Minerals and Gems That Are Found in the Igneous Rocks?, Geology Page, March 11, 2019.
Dinosaurs Have Died Without an Asteroid Strike? Here's The Science, Michael Greshko, National Geographic, March 6, 2019.
- Tyrannosaurus Rex: The
Once and Future King, James Gorman, The New York Times, March 4, 2019.
- How Megalodon's Teeth Evolved
into the 'Ultimate Cutting Tools", Natalie Van Hoose, Phys.Org, March 4, 2019.
- A Small
Plesiosaur Lived in Spain 125 Million Years Ago, Geology Page, March 3, 2019.
- Ancient Plants Escaped the End-Permian
Mass Extinction, Robert A. Gastaldo, Nature, March 1, 2019.
- Ancient Tusked
Sea Cow Unearthed in Panama, Sci News, March 1, 2019.
- Modern Connections
for the Ancient Sharks of Madagascar, Andrew Farke, PLOS Paleo Community, February 27, 2019.
Into Earth's Interior Helps Scientists Unravel Secrets of Diamond Formation, Geology Page, February 24, 2019.
- This Goat-Size
T. rex Cousin Could Reveal How The Famed Dino Got So Big, Gretchen Vogel, Science, February 21, 2019.
- Marsupial Lived Among
Arctic Dinosaurs, Geology Page, February 19, 2019.
- 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.