Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New issue of JVP

Today I had my first issue of JVP (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology) for 2008 waiting in my mailbox. The first good piece of mail I have had since a large box of chocolate arrived!

The feature article this issue are some Egyptian bats from the late Eocene and early Oligocene. There are several 'fish' papers, a landshark...er...lamniform shark by Kenshu Shimada (Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right...), several reptile/amphibian/ish papers, a footprint paper, and several mammal(and -ish) papers. Hows that for vague. I am not sure what the rules are with JVP as far as posting the titles and exact details yet. If anyone out there does know, please feel free to fill me in.

As far as dinosaur papers go, there are two: one on tyrannosaurids and one on Triceratops. I am sure you can guess which one I am more interested in. Also worth mentioning, a note in this issue by my boss and Nate Smith on a tritylodont postcanine from the Hanson Formation in Antarctica can be found on pages 269-273. I prepared part of this specimen and was happy to see it get published (and felt nice to be acknowledged)! After I read these papers tonight I hope to discuss a few of them here, so keep your eyes peeled and feel free to jump in with any comments you might have (seriously, no one ever comments)!


Anonymous said...

BAM! Comment. I'd stumble out to my mail box to see if I have the issue but its too cold...
Any isotope papers?

ReBecca Hunt-Foster said...

All a big clado-love-fest so far ;)