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Author Topic:   Fossils - New Discoveries
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Message 1 of 3 (854980)
06-14-2019 4:10 PM

I think we need a fossil thread for posting articles about new discoveries and important older ones. In recent years there have been a number of new Cambrian and Precambrian fossil deposits discovered and many new species described.
It would be great to see discussion, but hair-brained debate is pointless.
New 'king' of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island
"We decided to name this new species of trilobite Redlichia rex (similar to Tyrannosaurus rex) because of its giant size, as well as its formidable legs with spines used for crushing and shredding food”which may have been other trilobites," says James Holmes, Ph.D. student with the University of Adelaide's School of Biological Sciences, who led the research.
The preservation of trilobite soft parts such as the antennae and legs is extremely rare. The new species was discovered at the Emu Bay Shale on Kangaroo Island, a world-renowned deposit famous for this type of preservation. The findings have been published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology by a team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, South Australian Museum and the University of New England.
Links and Information please.

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Message 2 of 3 (855001)
06-14-2019 10:43 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
06-14-2019 4:10 PM

Good idea - Will promote to new topic and pin
I try to avoid having a bunch of micro "Links and Information" topics, but having one focused on new fossil discoveries seems to be a good idea.
Going to promote to "Links and Information" forum and pin the topic in the "Links and Information" forum index.
Perhaps members could mine past new fossil discoveries from past topics and plug into this new topic.
Remember - "Links and Information" topics are NOT for debating the link's content. For such, a new "Biological Evolution" topic is called for.

Or something like that.

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Message 3 of 3 (855004)
06-14-2019 10:44 PM

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