WebSightings from 2022
A wealth of articles and news reports of interest to MGS members appears
on the web every day. As a service to our membership and others interested in paleontology and geology, links to some
of these articles and news reports appearing in 2022 will be gathered here. On occasion, a particularly
interesting post from a blog will be included.
These links are arranged by publication date, with the latest at the top.
WebSightings from 2021 can be accessed here.
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- Using Shark Teeth to Decipher Evolutionary Processes,
University of Vienna, Science Daily, May 12, 2022.
- Chile's First Complete Ichthyosaur Recovered From a
Glacier in Patagonia, Ben Robinson, Phys.Org, May 10, 2022.
- Discoveries Shed New Light
on the Day the Dinosaurs Died, Dave Kindy, Washington Post, May 9, 2022.
- We've Been Drawing These
Saber-Tooth Cats All Wrong, Anthony Ham, New York Times, May 7, 2022.
- Clasper Appendages Discovered
in Mid-Cambrian Trilobite Show Horseshoe Crab-Like Mating Behavior, Harvard University, Phys.Org, May 6, 2022.
- New Triassic Reptile Species Identified
in Brazil, Enrico de Lazaro, Sci News, May 5, 2022.
- New Carnivorous Dinosaur
Unearthed in Argentina, Enrico de Lazaro, Sci News, May 2, 2022.
- Christie's To Sell
a Dinosaur That Inspired the 'Jurassic Park' Raptor, Julia Jacobs, New York Times, April 29, 2022.
- Started Out as a Fish.
How Did It End Up Like This?, Sabrina Imbler, New York Times, April 28, 2022.
- Fossils of Three Giant
Ichthyosaurs Unearthed High in Swiss Alps, Sci News, April 28, 2022.
Fossils Glow Under UV Light, A Clue to Their Remarkable Preservation, Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, April 26, 2022.
- Diamonds That Formed
Deep in the Earth Could Help Explain Earthquake Mystery, Seismological Society of America, Sci Tech News, April 23, 2022.
- Pterosaurs Could Control Their Color Using
Melanin Pigments, Sci News, April 20, 2022.
- Scottish Quarry
Fossils Belong to Long-Toed Lizard-Like Creature, Experts Say, Nicola Davis, The Guardian, April 14, 2022.
Discovery of Two Giant Dinosaur Species Solves the Mystery of Missing Apex Predators in North America and Asia, Darla K. Zelenitsky, The Conversation, April 10, 2022.
- 'Big John,' A High Profile
Triceratops, Locked Horns With Its Own Kind, Study Suggests, Jack Tamisiea, New York Times, April 7, 2022.
- US Agency Acknowledges
Damage to Dinosaur Tracks in Utah, Phys.Org, April 3, 2022.
- T-rex's Short Arms May Have Lowered
Risk of Bites During Feeding Frenzies, University of California - Berkeley, Phys.Org, April 1, 2022.
- Fossil Holds Clues to How
Some Owls Evolved into Daytime Hunters, Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, March 31, 2022.
- Spinosaurid Dinosaurs
Hunted Their Prey Undewater, Sci News, March 24, 2022.
- 5 Things
You Never Knew Microfossils Were Important For, Alice Weatherston, Blogs From the Natural History Museum (in London), March 22, 2022.
- A Sulphurous End for the Dinosaurs,
According to New Research, University of Bristol, News and Features, March 21, 2022.
- Amethyst, R.L. Squires,
Paleo & Geo Topics blog, March 19, 2022.
- Liquid Metal, Ruby and
Sapphire Could Rain Down on Huge Exoplanet, Rob Lea, Physics World, March 19, 2022.
- 36-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil Found in
Peruvian Desert, Carlos Mandujano, Phys.Org, March 18, 2022.
- In France's Jura Region, Dinosaur Fossils Have
Left a Footprint on the Wine Industry, Lily Radziemski, Washington Post, March 18, 2022.
- Ancient Ancestors Evolved to be Strong and
Snappy, Study Finds, University of Bristol, News and Features, March 18, 2022.
- New Sabre-Tooth Predator
Precedes Cats by Millions of Years, PeerJ, Phys.Org, March 15, 2022.
- Cretaceous-Period Softshell Turtle Lived
Along Side Giant Dinosaurs, Enrico de Lazaro, Sci News, March 14, 2022.
Nizar Ibrahim: How Did We Unearth the Largest Predator in History?, Nizar Ibrahim, NPR, excerpt from TED Radio Hour,
March 11, 2022.
- Megalodon Grew
to Larger Sizes in Cooler Water: Study, Sci News, March 8, 2022.
- Fossil of
Vampire Squid's Oldest Ancestor is Named for Biden, Sabrina Imbler, New York Times, March 8, 2022.
- New Stegosaur Species Unearthed in
China, Enrico de Lazaro, Sci News, March 5, 2022.
Is Hiding Giant Dinosaurs Below its Surface, Sara Novak, Discover, March 4, 2022.
- Three Critical Factors in the End-Permian
Mass Extinction, University of Hamburg, Science Daily, March 1, 2022.
- New Technique
Unlocks Ancient History of Earth From Grains of Sand, Lucian Wilkinson, Curtin University News, March 1, 2022.
- They Want to Break T. Rex
Into 3 Species. Other Paleontologists Aren't Pleased, Asher Elbein, New York Times, February 28, 2022.
- Balkanatolia: The Forgotten Continent
That Sheds Light on the Evolution of Mammals, CNRS, Science Daily, February 22, 2022.
- A Skeleton From the Middle Jurassic of Scotland
Illuminates an Earlier Orgin of Large Pterosaurs, Natalia Jagielska, et al., Current Biology, February 22, 2022.
New Fossil Birds - From the Time of Dinosaurs - Discovered Near China's Great Wall, Field Museum, Sci Tech Daily, February 18, 2022.
- Explosive Fossil Fruit
Found Buried Beneath Ancient Indian Lava Flows, Florida Museum of Natural History, Science Daily, February 17, 2022.
- 72.5 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur
Footprints Discovered in Canada, Enrico de Lazaro, Sci News, February 16, 2022.
- First Evidence Indicating Dinosaur
Respiratory Infection, University of New Mexico, Science Daily, February 11, 2022.
- 110-Million-Year-Old Lizard Found in
Burmese Amber, Enrico de Lazaro, Sci News, February 9, 2022.
- One of Evolution's Oddest Creatures Finds a Fossilized
Family Member, Jack Tamisiea, New York Times, February 8, 2022.
- New Research Bites Holes Into Theories About
Megalodons, Jules Berstein, Phys.Org, February 7, 2022.
Water Was in the Solar System Before Earth Itself, Meteorite Reveals, Michelle Starr, Science Alert, February 3, 2022.
Botched Construction Project Damaged Important Dinosaur Track Site in Utah, Paleontologists Say, Tess Joose, Science,
February 1, 2022.
Did Male and Female Dinosaurs Differ? A New Statistical Technique Is Helping Answer the Question, Evan Thomas Saitta, The Conversation, February 1, 2022.
- Fish Bones and Water Lilies Help Pin Down
the Month the Dinosaurs Died, Michael J. Benton, The Conversation, January 25, 2022. The report in Nature
on which this article is based can be found here.
- Fossils From Bacon
Cove Could Rewrite History of Squid, Octopus, Patrick Butler, CBC News, January 25, 2022.
- The Ancient Whale From My Egyptian Home Town, Abdullah Gohar,
Nature, January 24, 2022.
- Double Whammy: Two-Pronged
Kill Mechanism in Triassic Era Extinction Event, Curtin University, SciTechDaily, January 18, 2022.
- Identification of One of the First
Multicellular Algae Thanks to its Chlorophyl Fossilized for 1 Billion Years, University of Liege, Science Daily, January 11, 2022.
- Researchers Discover Fossil of New Species of
Pangolin in Europe, Matt McGowan, Phys.Org, January 10, 2022.
- Huge 'Sea Dragon'
Named One of UK's Greatest Fossil Finds, Hannah Devlin, The Guardian, January 10, 2022.
- Grossular Garnet, R.L. Squires,
PALEO & GEO TOPICS blog, January 9, 2022.
- Fossils of a Prehistoric Rainforest
Hide in Australia's Rusted Rocks, Jack Tamisiea, The New York Times, January 7, 2022.
- A Crab's Eye View of the Ancient World, Jim Shelton,
YaleNews, January 5, 2022.
- The Isle of Wight's
Dinosaur Hunter: We're Going to Need a Bigger Museum, Hannah Devlin, The Guardian, January 3, 2022.
- Triassic Dinosaur Footprints
Discovered in Wales, Enrico de Lazaro, Sci News, January 3, 2022.