Palaeontology and Open Science news roundup: June 1st, 2018

Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of vaguely interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week.

Palaeontology news

  • Bokulich: Using Models to Correct Data: Paleodiversity and the Fossil Record.
  • Cau and Madzia: Redescription and affinities of Hulsanpes perlei (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia.
  • Hill et al: Evolution of jaw disparity in fishes.
  • Wang et al: A taxonomical revision of the Confuciusornithiformes (Aves: Pygostylia).
  • Castro et al: A Late Cretaceous mammal from Brazil and the first radioisotopic age for the Bauru Group.
Distribution of Gondwanan landmasses in the Late Cretaceous (80 Ma) and known mammalian records. Circle, eutherian; square, indeterminate tribosphenidan; plus, non-tribosphenidan. (source)
  • Maganuco and del Sasso: The smallest biggest theropod dinosaur: a tiny pedal ungual of a juvenile Spinosaurus from the Cretaceous of Morocco.
  • Pimiento et al: Assessing canalisation of intraspecific variation on a macroevolutionary scale: the case of crinoid arms through the Phanerozoic.

Open Science News

  • Pride and Knoth: Peer review and citation data in predicting university rankings, a large-scale analysis. “This suggests that citation-based indicators are sufficiently aligned with peer review results at the institutional level to be used to lessen the overall burden of peer review on national evaluation exercises leading to considerable cost savings.”
  • From the University of California, a powerful statement: Declaration of Rights and Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication.
  • LERU: Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change.
  • Preliminary Findings from the Review, Promotion, and Tenure Study.

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