Bruce S. Rubidge

Bruce S. Rubidge

Johannesburg

University of the Witwatersrand

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Published on Jun 14, 2021

We are making progress with the discoveries made on our filed trip in 2020. Fossils discovered are being prepared up and Julien Benoit has raised a grant to have some the specimens scanned at the Synchrotron in Grenoble in France. Volcanic ash sampl...

We are making progress with the discoveries made on our filed trip in 2020. Fossils discovered are being prepared up and Julien Benoit has raised a grant to have some the specimens scanned at the ...

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Published on Mar 23, 2020

How to find fossils in the Karoo? Video

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Published on Mar 23, 2020

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Published on Feb 29, 2020

We are in the field!

We are in the field!

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Published on Apr 20, 2019

More about Viktor

More about ViktorViktor and I were interviewed by Aron some time ago: In addition of being a great researcher, he his also a great paleoartist whose drawing made headlines ! Check out his wonderful...

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Published on Apr 19, 2019

In his last video, Aron also showed a picture of one of our Italian colleague, Marco Romano, who is working on Tapinocaninus, a dinocephalian from the middle Permian. Here is the National Geographic report : http://www.nationalgeographic.it/scienza/2...

In his last video, Aron also showed a picture of one of our Italian colleague, Marco Romano, who is working on Tapinocaninus, a dinocephalian from the middle Permian. Here is the National Geographi...

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Published on Apr 18, 2019

For those who want to know more about the exciting research Aron has presented in his last video, here are some papers you can refer to:

For those who want to know more about the exciting research Aron has presented in his last video, here are some papers you can refer to:About gorgonopsids: https://theconversation.com/new-fossil-fi...

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Thank you Mayo for your comment. The crowd funding enabled us to undertake the planned fossil collecting field trip. We found several important fossils including at least one new species (this fossil is still being prepared to expose it from the rock) and several volcanic ashes which are currently being dated at MIT. The project continues and we will be doing more collecting in the future.
May 27, 2021
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This was definitely a team work effort. Dave was the first to find bone in a pebble-lag layer. Julien followed the pebble-lag on some distance and eventually it was Kevin who joined him and found some boulders with bones inside at the bottom of the hill. The skull was on the top of the hill.
Mar 23, 2020
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Thank you. This is a dicynodont, a mammal-like reptile with a beak and two tusks. It would have looked like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/KingoriaDB.jpg
Mar 23, 2020
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Thank you Lilly for your interest in our field project which we will run in March 2020. If you wish to contact me to find out more it will be best to contact me via my email (bruce.rubidge@wits.ac.za). All the best. Bruce
Sep 23, 2019
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Dear AJ, Thank you for your interest. This is a very broad question indeed. Our lab has produced some papers about the behaviour of dinocephalians. Certainly there are some of the answers you are looking for here: https://peerj.com/articles/3496/ https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161457 For the Permian diapsid, so far we have the oldest lepidosaurian (Heleosuchus) and the oldest squamate (Paliguana) in the South African Permian. Most noticeably, we have Eunotosaurus, which is a diapsid turtle ancestor that demonstrate that turtles belong to the clade Diapsida. Sincerely Bruce Rubidge
May 13, 2019
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My colleagues, Aron and I are infinitely grateful. The crowdfunding is a success and this is all thank to your support ! Thank you very much Bruce Rubidge
Apr 23, 2019
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Thank you very much for your support. We will make the best of it :)
Apr 20, 2019
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Dear Susan. Many thanks for your very generous backing of our project to collect fossils in the Karoo. Your generosity has now made this field trip possible and I am extremely grateful to you for helping us to advance scientific discovery. Sincerely Bruce Rubidge
Apr 20, 2019
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Thank you very much for your support. We will be very please to take Aron with us. Please do not forget to share ;)
Apr 19, 2019
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Tack
Apr 19, 2019
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We hope we will find some more. Thank you for your generosity and don't forget to share the project ;)
Apr 18, 2019
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Thanks Lawrence for your comment -- this is an exciting project and one never knows what will turn up. it is such fun
Apr 18, 2019
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