Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Tim Flannery on monotremes

Australian Museum interviews Tim Flannery about the origin of monotremes, including a new reconstruction of our vey own Teinolophos trusleri.

Read it here: https://australian.museum/blog/amri-news/creatures-great-and-small-origins-of-monotremes-revealed/

Thursday, 31 March 2022

The second Corriebaatar specimen

Today, the second specime of Corriebattar marywaltersae was published, which strengthens the evidence for Corriebaatar as the oldest currently known cimolodontan.

Congratulations to Rich et al.

Read the paper here: Second specimen of <em>Corriebaatar marywaltersae</em> from the Lower Cretaceous of Australia confirms its multituberculate affinities - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica (pan.pl)

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Review of Monotreme evolution

A new review of monotreme evolution including material from our sites was published overnight in Alcheringa.

Read it here: Full article: A review of monotreme (Monotremata) evolution (tandfonline.com)

Monday, 28 February 2022

Mary Anning

Stunningly perfect weather yesterday for a day sampling and prospecting at the site we call Mary Anning near the RACV club. Not a lot of bones found (the ones pictured were all previous finds by Melissa that we removed), but there was rock and ocean and sea air.

A large piece of turtle plastron
- and yes, we cut through it!
A pretty spongy bone

A small shaft - metatarsal???
Lesley and Doris confer
as Dean breaks rock
Some video-documenters had
a new-fangled printing camera
Mary heads offshore past
Dean towards Tom
What a view!
Mary and Doris confer
Doris heads offshore

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Honey locality

 A beautiful sunny (if slightly windy) day at the Honey Locality, where a handful of Weekend Warrios extracted a few bones and sampled a couple of promising looking rocks.

The view from site
Dreamers spread out over the shore platform