Lagerstätte Roundup: February 2021 Fossil Bonanza

In this episode we look at interesting Lagerstätte articles released in February 2021. This includes a new site designated in Morocco, a previously lost site rediscovered in Vermont, a new Paleozoic Spider, an amber full of fly larvae, and UV-induced, florescent fossilized leaves.  All links to paper on the Fossil Bonanza Twitter account.
  1. Lagerstätte Roundup: February 2021
  2. Naracoorte Caves: Australia's Megafauna
  3. Jehol Biota: The Mesozoic Pompeii (Part 2)
  4. Jehol Biota: The Mesozoic Pompeii (Part 1)
  5. Dominican Amber: The Forgotten Island Forest

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