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New 'holy-grail' pterosaur paper by Jean-Michel Mazin and Joane Pouech announcing a new ichnotaxon, Rhamphichnus. That's right: we finally have non-pterodactyloid pterosaur tracks, and textbooks need rewriting. Yes. (My #paleoart of it below).…

(I'm about to share several diagrams from Jean-Michel and Joane's paper, so credit, unless stated, for non-palaeoart images goes to them).
This is a big deal because, in > 200 years of research, we've never had any hints about how non-pterodactyloids walked. All trackways known to date belong to pterodactyloids: short-tailed, long-armed pterosaurs of Late Jurassic and Cretaceous age. (Walking azhdarchids pictured)
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#TetZooCon 2019: a thread. We've over the half-way mark as goes filling up the venue, and it's only early September. TetZooCon is being held at University of London's THE VENUE, Malet St, #London, Oct 19th & 20th. Around 18 talks, an art exhibition, 3 discussions, stalls, merch..
Book places here (we don't send paper tickets)... this is also where you book for the conference meal and the (separate) #palaeoart workshop (which currently runs in parallel to part of the main event, alas):
#TetZooCon 2019 includes a special session on natural history film-making, with a talk from Amber Eames (on her #swans film) and an on-stage discussion and Q&A with Paul Stewart, Nick Lyon and Zoe Cousins...
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For #FossilFriday I am opening a thread about Early Triassic tetrapod faunal assemblages. After the Permian extinction, terrestrial faunal assemblages were depauperate and most were very similar in composition. Temnospondyls were quick to diversify #paleoart #sciart #scicomm
Along with Temnospondyls, many Early Triassic assemblages also preserve dicynodont remains. Several Lystrosaurus species, some of which were extremely abundant, are quite prevalent in many Induan and Olenekian formations #paleoart #sciart #scicomm
Some Lystrosaurus species, as well as some emydopoids (a group of small, possibly burrowing dicynodonts) were mass extinction survivors. These were Permian animals that were able to survive into the early Triassic. One emydopoid taxon survived into the Middle Triassic #paleoart
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