Weekly stuff roundup: 9th March, 2018

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

Palaeontology stuff

  • Knoll et al. (2018): A fossil of a juvenile enantiornithine tells us about the skeletal development in early birds during the Cretaceous period.
  • LeBlanc et al. (2018): The oldest known evidence of a lizard-like behaviour called ‘autotomy’, where a portion of the tail is dropped in response to an attack from a predator.
  • Wang et al. (2018): The oldest preserved salt glands in a dinosaur, suggesting that early birds were well-adapted to marine or desert-like environments.
Image: Raúl Martín (via Knoll et al., 2018).

Open Science stuff

Jon stuff

Other stuff

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