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Congratulations to PalAss 2016 Prize Winner Joe Moysiuk

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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Joe Moysiuk from the University of Toronto, Canada, who won a Siri Scientific Press book token as first prize in the Best Poster Competition at the recent Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting held in France. The title and abstract of Joe's contribution was: Hyoliths are Palaeozoic lophophorates*Joseph Moysiuk(1), Martin R. Smith(2) and Jean-Bernard Caron(1,3)1) University of Toronto, Canada2) Durham University, UK3) Royal Ontario Museum, CanadaHyoliths – orthothecids and hyolithids – are abundant and globally distributed Palaeozoic ‘shelly’ fossils.  The phylogenetic position of this group has remained unresolved, largely because of the idiosyncratic...

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Recent advances in British palaeontology

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These are exciting times for British palaeontology, with new important discoveries being documented in the scientific literature on a reasonably frequent basis. Some recent examples that spring to mind include the new Welsh theropod dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani, the new ichthyosaur species Eileanchelys waldmani from the Isle of Skye, Scotland and most recently the description of two new species of Ichthyosaurus, by Dean Lomax and Judy Massare, in a paper just published in the journal Papers in Palaeontology. Dean is well known as the co-presenter of the TV documentary Dinosaur Britain and also as co-author of our highly acclaimed book: Dinosaurs of...

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Today is International Fossil Insect Day!

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Today is the first International Fossil Insect Day, as established by Prof. Dany Azar at the International Meeting of the Palaeoentomological Society held in Edinburgh earlier this year (see our previous blog post about this event by clicking here). To mark this event we are offering 20% off our already discounted fossil insect titles using the following codes, which expire at midnight GMT on 3rd October! Fossilinsects1 for Fossil Insects: An introduction to palaeoentomology and Fossilinsects2 for Fossil insects of the Purbeck Limestone of Southern England. Today, insects are the little things that run the world ... and you should...

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International Conference of Arachnology 2016 SSP Prize Winners

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We are very pleased to announce the best presentation winners at the recent International Conference of Arachnology 2016, held in Colorado, USA, each of whom received a copy of our volume: Spider Research in the 21st Century - trends and perspectives.The were as follows:MORPHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY & SILK SUB GROUP (21 COMPETITORS)Oral presentation: 1st prize: LENKA SENTENSKA Title: Are males really so insensitive? Palp morphology of a spider Philodromus cespitum reveals innervationSYSTEMATICS, EVOLUTION, AND BIOGEOGRAPHY SUB GROUP (36 COMPETITORS)Poster presentation:1st prize: SASHA BISHOP Title: Biogeography of two Caribbean ochyroceratid genera: Theotima and Ochyrocera2nd prize: LAURA MARCELA SEGURA-HERNANDEZ Title: Expanding far from...

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Progressive Palaeontology 2016 Prize Winner

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We would like to congratulate Lukáš Laibl of the Czech Republic for winning one of our book tokens as first prize for best poster at the recent Progressive Palaeontology 2016 Conference held in Oxford. Morphological variability of Sao hirsuta (Trilobita, Cambrian) and the case for neutral evolutionLukas Laibl1*, Jorge Esteve2 and Oldrich Fatka3 1National Museum Prague, Department of Palaeontology, Václavské námrstí 68, 115 79 Prague 1, Czech Republic; 2Complutense University of Madrid, Avda. de Séneca 2, Ciudad Universitaria, 280 40 Madrid, Spain; 3Charles University, Faculty of Science, Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Albertov 6, 128 43, Prague 2, Czech Republic....

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