Navigation Links
Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found

le to simulate what Dallasaurus looked like, and how, based on his skeletal remains, he would swim and move from land to sea. An artist has taken Polcyn's visualization work even one step further by creating a life-sized model of Dallasaurus, a work that is soon to be on display at the Museum along with the computer simulation.

When funds become available for reconstructing a suitable exhibit, the bones of Dallasaurus will be displayed at the Dallas Museum of Natural History. The work, however, will take several more years of additional efforts and substantial funding. A nearly 30-foot long mosasaur, some 75 million years old, already is on display at the Dallas Museum.

Major dinosaur finds are frequently the result of creatures dying in groups through flooding or drought, situations that lend themselves fairly well to more complete preservation and conservation of their bones, and much slower deterioration. Mosasaur fossils, in contrast, are rarely found in large groupings, and are only found in areas once covered by seas. Remains were quick to deteriorate under ocean currents; their bodies often fell victim to the ravages of other sea life, such as sharks, who would pick away at carcasses for food. Because of their mostly shallow sea and seaside habitats, the remains of early mosasaurs are even more rare and much harder to find.

But in the last two decades, many new discoveries and significant advances have been made in the understanding of mosasaur evolution and how they lived. Dallasaurus significantly advances that understanding by filling in a long missing piece of mosasaur evolution, specifically a time at which they transition from land to sea.

The importance of Turner's discovery isn't lost on the researchers putting together the pieces of the mosasaur puzzle. In fact, they predict the legacy of Turner's discovery will live on. His contribution was honored by naming the species, "turneri," after his last name. "Not all maj
'"/>

Source:Southern Methodist University


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Found: Missing sequence of the human Y chromosome
2. Missing Receptor Molecule Causes Tumor Growth
3. Scientists find fossil proof of Egypts ancient climate
4. Oldest fossil human protein ever sequenced
5. Oldest cranial, dental and postcranial fossils of early modern European humans confirmed
6. Researchers find new giant amphibian fossils in Africa
7. Molecular fossils uncover link between viruses and the immune system
8. Evidence of 600-million-year old fungi-algae symbiosis discovered in marine fossils
9. Spider blood found in 20 million year old fossil
10. Space matters: Estimating species diversity in the fossil record
11. Virginia Tech, Nanjing Institute researchers discover half-billion year-old fossils
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Missing fossil link Dallasaurus found

(Date:8/28/2014)... examples of complex systems. Their infrastructure equipment requires ... cooling, transport to supply fuel, and ICT systems ... network chain is interconnected with a wider network ... of UK-based scientists has studied various aspects of ... been published in EPJ B by Gaihua Fu ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in ... that occurs when the regions of the brain ... The use of non-invasive functional neuroimaging tools has ... dyslexia. However, most prior work has focused on ... a gap in our understanding of how multiple ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... in German . ... with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, ... part of these assembly lines. In the case of a ... stages arranged in a precise spatial and chronological sequence, resulting ... , The creation of such an assembly line at molecular ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Inter-dependent networks stress test 2Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain 2Nanoscale assembly line 2Nanoscale assembly line 3
... of breast cancer that has few treatment options; , ... molecules called microRNA can be used to classify this ... new ways to identify the best therapy for individual ... COLUMBUS, Ohio A new, large-scale study ...
... debate over the use of animals in medical research ... viewpoints are becoming more nuanced, and new initiatives are ... report by The Hastings Center, "Animal Research Ethics: Evolving ... new Web site, animalresearch.thehastingscenter.org , a hub of ...
... at sea, a magnetic map is apparently responsible for their ... data collected over 56 years and reported online on February ... "To find their way back home across thousands of ... exists where they first enter the sea as juveniles," said ...
Cached Biology News:Triple-negative breast cancer subtypes identified using microRNA 2Triple-negative breast cancer subtypes identified using microRNA 3Hastings Center resources chart progress in debate over medical research with animals 2Hastings Center resources chart progress in debate over medical research with animals 3Magnetic map guides salmon home 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... (LLNL), through Lawrence Livermore National Security ... million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser ... Beamlines facility (ELI Beamlines), under construction in the ... design performance, the laser system, called the " ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... professional and in-depth study on the current state of ... The report provides a basic overview of the industry, ... analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis are provided with ... of the market. A comparison between the international and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... MADISON, N.J. , Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... significant potential to help physicians better identify early-stage ... progression and disability, according to a new study ... from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ) ... of the 14-3-3eta protein outperformed conventional antibody-serum testing, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 Flagship Biosciences LLC, ... services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, has ... The fast growing company has consolidated its histology and ... Boulder to Westminster, CO, just north of Denver. ... 7575 W. 103rd Ave., Suite 100, Westminster, CO 80021 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 2LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 3Trifluoroacetic Acid Industry (Asia, Europe, North America, ROW) Analysis Report Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 2Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 3Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 4Flagship Biosciences Announces Relocation and Expansion 2
... Pipeline Efforts at 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference ... (Nasdaq: GHDX ) announced today that it ... 18-gene Oncotype DX(R) colon cancer assay. Utilizing more ... the validation study will use prospectively defined endpoints to ...
... Jan. 12 WaferGen Biosystems,Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... gene,expression, genotyping, cell biology and stem cell ... successfully demonstrated the,performance of the company,s SmartChip(TM) ... the platform,s ongoing alpha testing program. ...
... - Trial conducted by Novartis to evaluate safety and ... with ribavirin in patients with genotypes 2 and 3 ... Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) today announced ... trial that will evaluate the safety and efficacy of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genomic Health Announces Commencement of QUASAR Clinical Validation Study for Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Assay 2Genomic Health Announces Commencement of QUASAR Clinical Validation Study for Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Assay 3Genomic Health Announces Commencement of QUASAR Clinical Validation Study for Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Assay 4Genomic Health Announces Commencement of QUASAR Clinical Validation Study for Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Assay 5WaferGen's SmartChip(TM) System Performance Successfully Demonstrated in Initial Phase of Alpha Testing Program 2WaferGen's SmartChip(TM) System Performance Successfully Demonstrated in Initial Phase of Alpha Testing Program 3WaferGen's SmartChip(TM) System Performance Successfully Demonstrated in Initial Phase of Alpha Testing Program 4WaferGen's SmartChip(TM) System Performance Successfully Demonstrated in Initial Phase of Alpha Testing Program 5Human Genome Sciences Announces Initiation of Phase 2b Trial of Albuferon(R) Dosed Monthly in Chronic Hepatitis C 2Human Genome Sciences Announces Initiation of Phase 2b Trial of Albuferon(R) Dosed Monthly in Chronic Hepatitis C 3Human Genome Sciences Announces Initiation of Phase 2b Trial of Albuferon(R) Dosed Monthly in Chronic Hepatitis C 4Human Genome Sciences Announces Initiation of Phase 2b Trial of Albuferon(R) Dosed Monthly in Chronic Hepatitis C 5
... IonQuest will provide great value plus ... detector has very high sensitivities and ... to the standard conductivity detector, the IonQuest ... as electrochemical, refractive index, UV/Visible, WaveQuest UV/Visible ...
Capture faint-light images without losing sensitivity or resolution. With its brand new hardware and interface design, the LAS-1000plus turns sample imaging into a simple process....
This pump accomodates StemSep ; pump feed columns of the following sizes : 0.3in., 0.5in., 0.6in., and 1.0in.....
Designed for use with the Agencourt CleanSEQ and Agencourt AMPure 384-well SPRI reagent kits. For use with 384-well thermal cycling plates....
Biology Products: