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Nerd Out: More Research

Out of the Rock: Winter 2021-22

Burpee Museum publishes a quarterly Member Magazine: OUT OF THE ROCK.

This publication is mailed to all our museum members and donors.  From collection spotlights, to research summaries, we are excited to share over 20 pages of Natural Science information with you!

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For many of our articles, there are several awesome research papers we reference.  Find links and additional information to "NERD OUT" with us and read more about magazine topics.

OUT OF THE ROCK: Winter 2021-2022 Issue
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Gilmoremys lancensis

New cranial material of Gilmoremys lancensis (Testudines, Trionychidae) from the Hell Creek Formation of southeastern Montana, U.S.A. (Walter G. Joyce,Tyler R. Lyson & Scott Williams)

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Saxochelys gilberti

'A new baenid turtle, Saxochelys gilberti, gen. et sp. nov., from the uppermost Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Hell Creek Formation: sexual dimorphism and spatial niche partitioning within the most speciose group of Late Cretaceous turtles'

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Larvae conditions & migratory impact

Migration behaviour of commercial monarchs reared outdoors and wild-derived monarchs reared indoors (Ayşe Tenger-Trolander and Marcus R. Kronforst)

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Genetics of Migration

The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning colouration (Shuai Zhan, Wei Zhang, Kristjan Niitepõld, Jeremy Hsu, Juan Fernández Haeger, Myron P. Zalucki, Sonia Altizer, Jacobus C. de Roode, Steven M. Reppert & Marcus R. Kronfors)

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Triggering Northward Flight

Coldness Triggers Northward Flight in Remigrant Monarch Butterflies (Patrick A.Guerra, Steven M.Reppert)

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Flight Orientation

Captive-reared migratory monarch butterflies show natural orientation when released in the wild (Alana A E Wilcox, Amy E M Newman, Nigel E Raine, Greg W Mitchell, and D Ryan Norris)

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Loss of Migration

Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies (Ayşe Tenger-Trolander, Wei Lu, Michelle Noyes, and Marcus R. Kronforst)

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Osteohistology of T rex

Growing up Tyrannosaurus rex: Osteohistology refutes the pygmy “Nanotyrannus” and supports ontogenetic niche partitioning in juvenile Tyrannosaurus (Holly N. Woodward, Katie Tremaine, Scott A. Williams, Lindsay E. Zannio, John R. Horner, Nathan Myhold)

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Recessive Mutation

A nonsense mutation in TFEC is the likely cause of the recessive piebald phenotype in ball pythons (Python regius) (Alan Garcia-Elfring, Heather L. Roffey, Andrew P. Hendry, Rowan D. H. Barrett)

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Extinction

Evolutionary History, Genomic Adaptation to Toxic Diet, and Extinction of the Carolina Parakeet (PereGelabert, MarcelaSandoval-Velasco3AitorSerres, Marcde Manuel, et. al)

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Distribution

Lazarus ecology: Recovering the distribution and migratory patterns of the extinct Carolina parakeet (Kevin R. Burgio,Colin J. Carlson,Morgan W. Tingley)

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Cretaceous Baenidae

A new baenid turtle from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Hell Creek Formation of North Dakota and a preliminary taxonomic review of Cretaceous Baenidae