May 22, 2019 We have added a brief, highly-simplified overview of animal phylogeny to the Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life. It may be accessed at: https://www.digitalatlasofancientlife.org/learn/animal-phylogeny/
May 15, 2019 We have added a Virtual Collection devoted to ancient and modern corals (Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa). Explore here.
A new page for the land plant chapter of DEAL has been posted and focuses on the often complex life cycles of land plants. It may be accessed here.
Our Virtual Collection of fossil echinoderms is now online and can be accessed here.
There’s Mollusk Monday and Worm Wednesday, but no special day of the week for brachiopods, which is kind of too bad. Anyhow, we are happy to share that our Virtual Collection of 3D models of fossil brachiopod shells is now online and may be accessed here.
The domain name for the Neogene Atlas has recently changed. The new web address is neogeneatlas.net (instead of neogeneatlas.org); please update your bookmarks.
The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life–a free, open access, online “textbook” about prehistoric organisms, as well as basic principles of geology and biology–continues to grow. A new chapter on Systematics–the science of biodiversity–is now online! Written by Ohio University assistant professor Elizabeth Hermsen and Paleontological Research Institution Director of Publications Jonathan Hendricks, this chapter focuses on the nuts-and-bolts of taxonomic …
Specimen of Hesperornis on display at the Yale Peabody Museum. Image Source: http://news.yale.edu/2017/06/19/peabody-digitization-project-facilitates-time-travel-cretaceous-period. Specimen of Hesperornis on display at the Yale Peabody Museum. Image Source: http://news.yale.edu/2017/06/19/peabody-digitization-project-facilitates-time-travel-cretaceous-period. A nice overview of some of the work being done on our Cretaceous World project at the Yale Peabody Museum is highlighted in this recently published article by Mike Cummings: http://news.yale.edu/2017/06/19/peabody-digitization-project-facilitates-time-travel-cretaceous-period
We are excited to share our official logo for the Cretaceous World TCN project! It was designed by Dr. Oscar Sanisidro at the University of Kansas.
Digitization Update The Cretaceous World TCN project is off to a great start. In total, >2700 Western Interior Seaway (WIS) localities have been georeferenced, >113,000 WIS specimens have been databased, and >10,000 WIS specimens have been imaged across all of the TCN partner institutions. Other Activities While still under active development by PI Hendricks (Paleontological Research Institution), the Cretaceous Atlas …