Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Paleo Paper in PLoS ONE

If you haven't seen already, the past two weeks have been great for paleontology on the pages of PLoS ONE, a high-profile open access journal. Phil Gingerich and colleagues have just published a paper on Maiacetus, a new fossil whale from Pakistan. Other bloggers have done a much more thorough job than I could of presenting the work and its importance for understanding whale evolution, so I'll just link to them and the original article.

It is good to see more paleo papers taking the open access route!

Gingerich PD, ul-Haq M, von Koenigswald W, Sanders WJ, Smith BH, Zalmout IS. (2009) New Protocetid Whale from the Middle Eocene of Pakistan: Birth on Land, Precocial Development, and Sexual Dimorphism. PLoS ONE 4(2): e4366. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004366

Read about it at Laelaps, Not Exactly Rocket Science, A Blog Around the Clock, The Loom, and elsewhere.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, and belated congrats on the Triceratops paper (a post on it should appear on Dinosaur Tracking soon!)

Anonymous said...

Excellent!! I'll have to read it. Again, sorry for not posting and not throughly reading. I've been busy. Yeah, I'll post a little later about an interesting article of my own. Catch ya around PaleoQuest.