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The Research Group Palaeobiology at the Geozentrum Nordbayern, Department of Geography and Geosciences, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany offers a: Temporary Faculty Position in Palaeontology We invite applications for an Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (= senior postdoc, assistant professor wi...

Former GeoZentrum postdoctoral research, Dr. Femke Holwerda (currently at Dr Betsy Nicholls Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology) together with colleagues at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio (Argentina) has revised Middle Jurassic sauropod Patagosaurus fariasi based on its holotype from Cerro Cóndor North, Cañadón Asfalto Formation, Patagonia, Argentina.

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Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling, Chair of Paleobiology, and Tasnuva Ming Khan, also from the field of Paleobiology, together with scientists from South Africa, England, Brazil, Norway, Trinidad and India, have succeeded in finding that a third of all endemic species living in rural areas are threatened to ...

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Baba Senowbari-Daryan was a leading global expert on fossil calcareous sponges and has enriched science with nearly 200 publications. His strong observation skills have clarified many taxonomic problems in Permian and Triassic reef systems We also miss Baba for his straightforwardness and strength o...

Is clustering of extinctions really an increase in extinction rate or is it merely generated by reduced sedimentation rates that reduce the spacing between individual extinctions with long breaks between each other? Niklas Hohmann, Paleobiology Master student, has examined this question in his Bachelor thesis, which is now published in PALAIOS (Hohmann 2021).