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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Strangest Dinosaur Names And Other Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature

Strangest Dinosaur Names And Other Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature

Strangest Dinosaur Names by Alex, Neatorama.
http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/19/the-worlds-strangest-dinosaur-names/

Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature by Mark Isaak
http://www.curioustaxonomy.net/etym/people.html

What Goes Into Naming A New Species? A Lot
by Robert Krulwich, NPR, September 23, 2008
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94886658

Fishing Column: Fish biologists honor 5 political
figures by Martin Armstrong, Stamford Advocate
November 30, 2012
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/sports/article/Fishing-Column-Fish-biologists-honor-5-political-4082394.php

The paper that named a trilobite after Sid Vicious is:

Adrain, J. M. and G. D. Edgecombe, 1997,
Silurian (Wenlock) calymenid trilobites from the Cape
Phillips Formation, central Canadian Arctic. Journal
of Paleontology. vol. 71, no. 4, pp. 657-682.
http://jpaleontol.geoscienceworld.org/content/71/4/657

PDF file of the above paper at:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/resources-rx/files/adrain--edgecombe-1997-calymenids-94138.pdf
and http://paleo.iowa.uiowa.edu/Adrainlab/pubs/pubs.html

Arcticalymene
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcticalymene

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Friday, 21 December 2012

California meteorite a scientific gold mine

California meteorite a scientific gold mine

Meteorite fragments found in El Dorado County excite
scientists, Sacramento Bee, December 21, 2012
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/21/5069221/meteorite-fragments-found-in-el.html

California meteorite a scientific gold mine (Sutter’s Mill
rock preserves rare, fresh material from outer space)
by Alexandra Witzem, Science News, December 21, 2012
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/347199/description/California_meteorite_a_scientific_gold_mine
and http://www.seti.org/node/1542

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Meteorites, Astrobiology
http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/5235/partly-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meteorites

Western University astronomers part of massive NASA
meteorite discovery at Sutter's Mill, Western University
http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=39599

The paper is:

Jenniskens, P., and others, 2012, Radar-enabled recovery
of the Sutter’s Mill meteorite, a carbonaceous chondrite
regolith breccia. Science. vol. 338, p. 1583-1587
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6114/1583.full

best wishes,

Paul H.

Today's Weather Forecast - Chance of Meteorites :-) :-)

Today's Weather Forecast - Chance of Meteorites :-) :-)

I found this weather forecast, predicting chance of meteorites, for today. :-) :-)

The End Of The World As We Know It
http://www.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums/showthread.php?p=1101487
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/29565_4668286079137_1189435337_n.jpg

Or Pass The Mayan-aisse
http://adayinthewife.com/?p=782
http://adayinthewife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/MAYAN.jpg

It is nice to know among all of the craziness that there are people with
a sense of humor.

Happy Holidays,

Paul H.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Alleged Grand Canyon Meteorite Strikes

Alleged Grand Canyon Meteorite Strikes

The section “Minerals from Spaces” (Pages 87-88),
Billingsley et al. (1997) recounts claims of reported
meteorite strikes in the Grand Canyon.For example,
they note that according to Huntoon (1989), a
meteorite slammed into the north wall of Milkweed
Canyon in either 1922 or 1924 across from a now
abandoned village.

Billingsley et al. (1997) can be downloaded as a PDF
file for free from:

http://www.grandcanyon.org/booksmore/booksmore_epublications.asp
http://www.grandcanyon.org/booksmore/epubs/pillar/quest_for_the_pillar_of_gold_full.pdf

References Cited

Billingsley, G. H., E. E. Spamer, and D. Menkes, 1997,
Quest for the Pillar of Gold: The Mines and Miners
of the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Association,
Grnad Canyon, Arizona. 112 pp.

Huntoon, P. W., 1989, Small Meteorite Impact in the
Western Grand Canyon, Arizona. In Elston, D. P.,
Billingsley, G. H., and Young, R.A. (eds.). "Geology of
Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (with Colorado River
guides)." 28th International Geological Congress Field
Trip Guidebook T115/315.Washington, D.C.: American
Geophysical Union, p. 228.

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

2012: The Year in Volcanic Activity

2012: The Year in Volcanic Activity

Some great pictures of volcanoes can be found in:
2012: The Year in Volcanic Activity, The Atlantic at
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/12/2012-the-year-in-volcanic-activity/100423/

Happy Holidays,

Paul H.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Pleistocene Wolf And Saber-Tooth Cat Fossils, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pleistocene Wolf And Saber-Tooth Cat Fossils, Las Vegas, Nevada

Saber-tooth cats found to be part of Las Vegas' past

Las Vegas review-Journal, December 4, 2102

http://www.lvrj.com/news/saber-tooth-cats-found-to-be-part-of-las-vegas-past-182101111.html

Saber tooth fossil found, WCSH Channel 6, Las Vegas, Dec. 6, 2012,

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/watercooler/article/224014/108/Saber-tooth-fossil-found

Fossil from ice age wolf unearthed in Nevada, Las Vegas Sun,
December 16, 2102, http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/dec/16/nv-extinct-wolf-nevada/

Other web pages


America's Newest Fossil Beds National Monument Tule Springs

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/publications/papers/TuleSprings.pdf

Tule Springs fossils attracting paleontologists from

around world by Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal

http://www.lvrj.com/news/tule-springs-fossils-attracting-paleontologists-from-around-world-132906008.html


Legislation preserving fossil-rich area north of Las Vegas
as national monument expected this year, Las Vegas Sun,
March 20, 2012, http://www.lasvegass...l-rich-area-no/ <http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/mar/20/federal-legislation-preserving-fossil-rich-area-no/>

Happy Holidays,

Paul H.

Dakar Rally poses serious risk to ancient fossils

Dakar Rally poses serious risk to ancient fossils

Experts warn Dakar Rally poses serious risk to ancient fossils
in South America by Carlos Mandujano, Santiago, Chile, AAP
December 15, 2012,
http://www.foxsports.com.au/motor-sports/dakar/experts-warn-dakar-rally-poses-serious-risk-to-ancient-fossils-in-south-america/story-fn5k5ou0-1226537474518

Dakar Rally rapped over 20 million year fossil damage by
Carlos Mandujano, December 15, 2012,
http://phys.org/news/2012-12-dakar-rally-rapped-million-year.html

Scientists say rally a risk to archaeological sites, The Age,
Australia, December 16, 2012,
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/motorsport/scientists-say-rally-a-risk-to-archaeological-sites-20121215-2bgj3.html

The homepage for the Dakar Rally is http://www.dakar.com/index_DAKus.html

The companies sponsoring it are http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2013/us/sponsors.html

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Paul H.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Ediacaran Fossils Argued to Be Nonmarine

Ediacaran Fossils Argued to Be Nonmarine

Australian Multicellular Fossils Point to Life On
Land, Not at Sea, Geologist Proposes, Science Daily,
Dec. 12, 2012,
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121212134050.htm

Ancient Australian fossils were on land, not at sea,
geologist proposes, University of Oregon, Dec.
12, 2102,
http://uonews.uoregon.edu/archive/news-release/2012/12/ancient-australian-fossils-were-land-not-sea-geologist-proposes

'Marine' Fossils May Instead Represent Early Land
Dwellers, Science AAAS,
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/12/marine-fossils-may-instead-repre.html

Controversial claim puts life on land 65 million years
early, Nature.com,
http://www.nature.com/news/controversial-claim-puts-life-on-land-65-million-years-early-1.12017

The paper is:

Retallack, G. J., 2012, Ediacaran life on land. Nature.
Published online, 12 December 2012
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11777.html

Related papers are:

Xiao, S., and L. P. Knauth, 2012, Palaeontology:
Fossils come in to land. Nature. Published online
12 December 2012
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11765.html

Retallack, G. J., 1994b. Were the Ediacaran fossils lichens?
Paleobiology. vol. 20, 523-544.

PDF file at
http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=directory/faculty/greg/fossil_lichens.pdf&id=directory%253Afaculty%253Agreg%253Apublications&cache=cache
and http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/doku.php?id=directory/faculty/greg/publications

Retallack, G. J., 2012, Were Ediacaran siliciclastics of
South Australia coastal or deep marine? Sedimentology.
vol. 58, pp. 1208-1236.

PDF file at
http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=directory/faculty/greg/retallack_2012_ediacaran_paleosols.pdf&id=directory%253Afaculty%253Agreg%253Apublications&cache=cache
and at http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/doku.php?id=directory/faculty/greg/publications

Retallack, G. J., 2008, Cambrian paleosols and landscapes
of South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.
vol. 55, pp. 1083-1106

PDF file at
http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=directory/faculty/greg/australianjournalofearthsciences2008.pdf&id=directory%253Afaculty%253Agreg%253Apublications&cache=cache
and http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/doku.php?id=directory/faculty/greg/publications

Gregory Retallack homepage at
http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/doku.php?id=directory/faculty/greg/main

PDFs of Gregory Retallack Publications at
http://pages.uoregon.edu/dogsci/doku.php?id=directory/faculty/greg/publications

Best wishes,

Paul H.