Winter 2021

The Winter 2021 Fossil News: The Journal of Avocational Paleontology, Issue 24.4, is now on sale!

What do fossils and the birthplace of Modern American literature have to do with each other? The answer is Mark Twain. Find out why in Joel Pratt’s illuminating essay. Fossils of the world’s most bird-like dinosaur, Alcomonavis, our cover star, were found at the Mühlheim Fossil Quarry in Germany, and we have the story. We close out our three-part series on California’s Sharktooth Hill with a visit to the Ernst and the White Whale Quarries. Paleoartist Esther van Hulsen takes readers through the reconstruction of Ophthalmothule cryostea, the plesiosaur known as Britney. Finally, a ichno mystery: we go deep into those bore holes that are so common on some marine fossils in “How To Get Away With Murder (If You’re A Gastropod): The Tiny, Drilling Predators of the Florida Pliocene.”

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Single copies of the Winter 2021 double issue are only $15 ppd (domestic). For ordering info, see the bottom of the main “Back Issues” page.