Monday, February 21, 2005

173-175: Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 107(3)

Mike Engel reviews the systematics of (and evolutionary connections among) The alderflies of Kansas (Megaloptera: Sialidae).

Michael J. Everhart and Michelle K. Darnell describe the Occurrence of Ptychodus mammillaris (Elasmobranchii) in the Fairport Chalk Member of the Carlile Shale (Upper Cretaceous) of Ellis County, Kansas. These are fossils from the sea that covered Kansas eons ago.

More fossils, this time from Kenshu Shimada, Keith Ewell, and Michael J. Everhart. They offer The first record of the lamniform shark genus, Johnlongia, from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous), western Kansas. That's a new fossil species of shark.

You can bet money these folks are doing this because they want to understand evolution.