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William F. Milton Fund award for research on new early Cambrian fossil biota

July 31, 2019
We are chuffed to announce that The William F. Milton Fund will support our proposal for field-based research on a new early Cambrian fossil site with Burgess Shale-type preservation in northern British Columbia! The Invertebrate Paleobiology Lab at OEB and MCZ will lead an international team to venture into the Canadian wilderness in search of fossilized soft-bodied animals more than 500 million years old. The age and depositional environment of the new site make it... Read more about William F. Milton Fund award for research on new early Cambrian fossil biota
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IP Lab goes to NAPC 2019

June 30, 2019

All members of the Invertebrate Paleobiology Lab converged in Riverside, California, for the 11th North American Paleontological Convention organized by Mary Droser and Nigel Hughes from UC Riverside! Our contributions covered the full scope of the lab, including the taphonomy of trilobite limbs preserved in 3D, lobopodian mortichnia-like trace fossils, pancrustacean evolution and phylogeny, the significance of guts in Cambrian euarthropods, and an overview of exceptional biotas from the...

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Cambrian ancestor of crustaceans in 3D

January 7, 2019

In our latest study, we describe the three dimensionally preserved appendage morphology of the bivalved euarthropod Ercaicunia multinodosa from the early Cambrian Chengjiang biota of South China, made possible through collaboration with colleagues Dayou Zhai and Yu Liu from Yunnan University in Kunming. Our findings of differentiated head appendages, including tritocerebral antennae and mandibles, as well as delicate details of the trunk limbs such as the epipodite, allow us to conclude that Ercaicunia belongs to the stem-group of Pancrustacea (i.e. crustaceans and...

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Javier becomes member of the "Sistema Nacional de Investigadores"

September 27, 2018
Javier has been awarded the title of Investigador Nacional Nivel I (National Researcher Level I), and membership to the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National System of Researchers), a governmental agency that promotes and evaluates professional research activity in Mexico, including nationals working overseas. More information about the SNI ... Read more about Javier becomes member of the "Sistema Nacional de Investigadores"