Paleonet: New book alert: Fossil Seahorses

David Penney David.Penney at manchester.ac.uk
Thu Nov 14 12:46:18 GMT 2013


Some of you may be interested in the forthcoming new title:

Fossil Seahorses & Other Biota from the Tunjice Konservat-Lagerstätte, Slovenia. Monograph Series Volume 6.
Hard cover, 176 pages 240 x 165 mm, 47 illustrations, 173 colour photographs. ISBN: 978-0-9574530-4-3
By Jure Žalohar and Tomaž Hitij. (due 1 Jan 2014)

10% pre-publication offer available for a limited period at: http://www.siriscientificpress.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx

>From the back cover
The exceptional fossils that can be found in the Oligocene and Miocene beds of the Tunjice Hills in the central part of Slovenia have been well known for more than 150 years. Beautifully preserved coral reefs, nodules with decapod crabs, cones of coniferous trees, nautilids, remains of large Miocene mammals, silicified wood of palm trees and immense numbers of various marine gastropods and bivalves were previously considered the most significant treasures from this area. In the last decades, however, an exceptional fossil site was discovered and explored in the beds of the Coprolitic Horizon, which is of Middle Miocene age. Here, the oldest fossil record of seahorses and the first known fossil record of pygmy pipehorses and ribboned pipehorses have been discovered. In the short time since their first scientific description these fossil seahorses and pygmy pipehorses have achieved worldwide recognition as some of the most important palaeontological discoveries in the last century. They have been included in the list of ‘100 of our planet’s most amazing new species’ as determined by the International Institute for Species Exploration. These remarkable fossils are what this book is about. The authors provide a richly illustrated overview of the geological and palaeontological research of the Tunjice Hills, which led to the discovery and documentation of this intriguing site. Given the significance and exceptional quality of this unique fossilized palaeobiota, the Tunjice Hills ranks as a Konservat-Lagerstätte of significant global importance.

Contents
Seahorses as a form of life; foreword
Historical explorations of the Tunjice Hills
The ancient seas of the Central Paratethys
A journey through the geological past of the Tunjice Hills
The Pannonian Basin forms
Miocene life thrives
Evidence of the open ocean
Shallow Sarmatian Sea
The Coprolitic Horizon – an unexpected discovery
Fossils of the Coprolitic Horizon
Ancient seagrass communities
Terrestrial plants
Jellyfish
Polychaete worms
Bivalves and gastropods
Insects
Fishes
Fossil traces
Fossil seahorses
Two seahorse species
Habitat of the Sarmatian seahorses
Life-style and life history of the Sarmatian seahorses
Possibilities for long-distance dispersal by rafting
Origin of seahorses – finding the ‘missing link’
The palaeontological collection
Taxonomic index

Dr David Penney FRES, FLS
Honorary Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences (Preziosi Lab), University of Manchester, UK
http://www.siriscientificpress.co.uk/Pages/DavidPenneyresearch.aspx


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   1. Re:  NAPC Student Aid Deadline Friday!!! (Dee Ann Cooper)
   2.  Paleobiology Database logo contest (Matthew E. Clapham)
   3.  hey (Sara Pruss)
   4.  Atlas of foraminifera (Michael Hesemann)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:18:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Dee Ann Cooper <deeanncooper at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Paleonet: NAPC Student Aid Deadline Friday!!!
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Sorry about the not-so-private post on Paleonet.? Cheers all,?

?
Dee Ann Cooper, BS, MS, PG
State of Texas Licensed Professional Geologist No. 3328
Research Fellow, Non-vertebrate Paleontology
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin
(409) 651-7619)
Address: 17890 Nonie Lane
Lumberton, TX  77657


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 From: Dee Ann Cooper <deeanncooper at yahoo.com>
To: PaleoNet <paleonet at nhm.ac.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: Paleonet: NAPC Student Aid Deadline Friday!!!



Troy,
I have never received an acceptance of our proposed poster session. ? Can you brief me on this?? Thanks and cheers,

?
Dee Ann Cooper, BS, MS, PG
State of Texas Licensed Professional Geologist No. 3328
Research Fellow, Non-vertebrate Paleontology
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin
(409) 651-7619)
Address: 17890 Nonie Lane
Lumberton, TX  77657


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 From: Troy Dexter <tdexter at vt.edu>
To: paleonet at nhm.ac.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:02 AM
Subject: Paleonet: NAPC Student Aid Deadline Friday!!!



Hello all,

This is just a reminder that the Student Financial Assistance Application deadline for the North American Paleontological Convention is this Friday, November 15th at 5pm EST.

Don't miss out. See the following webpage for more details:
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/napc/student-grants.htm

For any questions or more information, go to www.flmnh.ufl.edu/napc/ or contact us at NAPC at flmhn.ufl.edu

Troy

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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:13:38 -0800
From: "Matthew E. Clapham" <mclapham at ucsc.edu>
Subject: Paleonet: Paleobiology Database logo contest
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Hi everyone,

The Paleobiology Database is looking for a new logo to replace the
current, temporary one (which you can see at our Facebook and Twitter
profiles), and we want your help! We're holding an open competition to
create the new Paleobiology Database logo, so now is the chance to show
off your design skills. There aren't many constraints on design
possibilities - just something that would look good on websites and in
conference talks/posters (recognizable even when small). The creator of
the winning logo will be duly recognized and you will have the gratitude
of paleontologists worldwide. Submit your amazing designs to
paleodb at gmail.com by November 30th.

--
Matthew E. Clapham
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Office phone: (831) 459-1276




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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:32:46 -0500
From: Sara Pruss <spruss at smith.edu>
Subject: Paleonet: hey
To: PaleoNet <paleonet at nhm.ac.uk>
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Clappy!

Your email reminded me that I have been meaning to write you since GSA. I was interested in talking more with you about your physiology plans on Jurassic stuff because I might also be starting a project on the Jurassic in Scotland and England (facies, not critters so much) this summer. If we could meet up in the field, that would be fun!

Hope all is going well on your end. I have a pile of grading to do, and our semester pretty much ends after Thanksgiving, which is making the next few weeks a zoo! But, it will all be over soon.

hope to hear from you soon!
Sara

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Sara Pruss
Associate Professor
Dept of Geosciences
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
spruss at smith.edu
413-585-3948
http://www.science.smith.edu/~spruss/




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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:50:25 +0100
From: Michael Hesemann <michael at foraminifera.eu>
Subject: Paleonet: Atlas of foraminifera
To: PaleoNet at nhm.ac.uk
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Atlas of Foraminifera

In the attempt to build a reliable, illustrative atlas on foraminifera
with multi-criteria search capabilities we are looking for relevant
taxonomic works on foraminifera and the copyright to just show the images.

These days we added hundreds of illustrations from a mayor work on
Miocene foraminifera with several lecto- and holotypes:

"The Fossil Foraminifera of the Tertiary Basin of Vienna
Revision of the monograph by Alcide d'Orbigny (1846)
by Adolf Papp and Manfred E. Schmid, 1985"

http://www.foraminifera.eu/papsch.php
or
http://www.foraminifera.eu/querydb.php?&collection=Geological+Survey+of+Austria&aktion=suche

We thank the Geological Survey of Austria to give permission.

We aligned the classifications with WMFD (World Modern Foraminifera
Database).

Any critics, recommendations and contributions are welcome. The atlas
contains 7500+ illustrations.

Michael Hesemann
Foraminifera.eu Project
Hamburg, Germany
www.foraminifera.eu
michael at foraminifera.eu

The foraminifera.eu project staret in 2007. It is based on natural
enthusiasm, strictly non-commercial and without public or company
funding, thus independent :)



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