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Now displaying: August, 2018
Aug 29, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Scelidosaurus, the first dinosaur described based on a mostly complete skeleton, and an important ancestor to Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Over 260 dinosaur tracks (mostly sauropodomorph) were found in southwest China and may show sauropodomorphs swimming
  • In Alaska, therizinosaur and hadrosaur tracks were found together for the first time
  • Dinosaur footprints have been found for the first time on the Scottish mainland
  • A closed mine in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may reopen, risking damage to dinosaur fossils
  • The University of Alberta is holding a "Dinosaur Dentistry" event on Saturday, September 22
  • The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is looking for volunteers for their fossil preparation lab, to help clean and prepare Pachyrhinosaurus fossils
  • National Fossil day is coming up, October 17 this year here's a list of some of the events scheduled so far
  • Scotty the T. rex celebrated her birthday at the Discovery Centre in Easton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a fun mock interview
  • Mary Anning is getting a statue in Lyme Regis, at the request of a 10-year-old girl
  • Paleontologist Xing Lida has a science fiction book out in China, called You Long Ji: Prehistoric Intruder
  • Earth Science in Cinema at the University of Utah, will explore the relationship between storytelling and scientific accuracy in Hollywood
  • Jurassic Outpost created a visual guide to the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park(s) and Jurassic World(s)
  • Jurassic Park will be in 500 theaters around the U.S. next month to celebrate its 25th anniversary

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You can see some amazing examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs

To get access to lots of patron only content check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Scelidosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Scelidosaurus-Episode-196/

 

Aug 22, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Gryphoceratops, a tiny Canadian cousin of Triceratops.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new article shows that Spinosaurus probably couldn't swim effectively, but was a capable bipedal walker on land
  • Victoria Arbour is the new curator of paleontology at the Royal British Columbia Museum
  • Dickinson Dinosaur Museum has continued excavating a tyrannosaur and hadrosaur in the Judith River Formation in Montana
  • Juvenile hadrosaurs bones have been found in the Spring Creek bone bed near the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grande Prairie
  • The Queensland Museum in Australia is 3D scanning its collection of fossils and will share its research with Australian students and international scientists
  • Dinosaur Hill in Fruita, Colorado has some new signs to teach people about the historical importance of the area
  • Ohio State University’s Orton Hall Museum is getting a Cryolophosaurus cast to display on October 7
  • Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History in Texas has some new fossils, including a full sized cast of a Triceratops skull
  • From now until September 9, you can see the “Tyrannosaurus Exhibit: The mystery of evolution” at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha, Japan
  • The Bolton Museum in Bolton, UK, recently officially nicknamed their Tuojiangosaurus skeleton "Jango"
  • Smithsonian Mag wrote an elegy for Hatcher the Triceratops which will soon be on display being eaten by a T. rex
  • A list of dinosaur games includes Magic School Bus: Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Island, Jurassic Park: Danger, Dino Frontier, and Ark: Survival Evolved.
  • The new game, Jurassic World VR Expedition is available to play in Dave & Busters
  • According to J.A. Bayona, E.T. inspired the really sad Brachiosaurus death scene in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
  • A group of US military veterans made a Jurassic World fan film called "Jurassic World Exodus"

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You can see some amazing examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs

To get access to lots of patron only content check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Gryphoceratops, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Gryphoceratops-Episode-195/

 

Aug 15, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Brachylophosaurus, a large hadrosaurid with a paddle-like bony crest on its head.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The largest sauropod foot was found in Wyoming
  • Allosaurus may be getting a neotype to replace the incomplete holotype
  • Liaoning Beipiao Sihetun Ancient Fossils Museum is being built in China where it will open sometime next year
  • In Wales, Cardiff’s Bute Park will have an interactive dinosaur experience next weekend, called Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life
  • In Westchester, New York, Lasdon Park has getting a bunch of dinosaurs in their Dinosaur Garden, which is now a permanent exhibit
  • American Ninja Warrior released a video of Grant McCartney being chased through the course by a flock of T. rex and Velociraptor ninjas
  • Iron Sky: The Coming Race will feature dinosaurs, reptilians, a moon base, and a hollow earth

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You can see some amazing examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs

To get access to lots of patron only content check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Brachylophosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Brachylophosaurus-Episode-194/

 

Aug 8, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Fruitadens, the smallest known ornithischian at under 2 pounds and 3 feet in length.

Interview with Sean Rubin, the author & illustrator of Bolivar. The graphic novel where Bolivar the T. rex roams New York City and nobody notices because they are all so busy. Sean is also the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of MNY Group. He can be found on Instagram and twitter @SeanCRubin & online at seanrubin.com

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new experiment of Jurassic plant growth and sauropod digestion shows that the ecosystem could hold more dinosaurs than previously thought.
  • A new study on fossilized melanosomes calls into question previous studies on dinosaur coloration.
  • A team from the University of Kansas is working on excavating a juvenile T. rex in the Hell Creek Formation.
  • Late Jurassic footprints are being investigated in paving stones near hotsprings in China.
  • Sauropod footprints from the early Cretaceous have been documented with photogrammetry in the UK.
  • A father and son team opened a dinosaur center in Springerville, Arizona.
  • A temporary inflatable green sauropod is in the Bayville dinosaur’s place while it’s being repaired.
  • Myles Garrett from the Cleveland Browns recently traded his signed No. 95 jersey for a dinosaur toy.
  • A new South Korean film came out this summer, called Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days, which featured some dinosaurs.
  • YouTube video “The Most Disturbing Death Scene in Jurassic Park History - Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.” highlights the scene where compys kill a baby.
  • College Humor created a video showing Jurassic Park scenes with other prehistoric creatures.
  • The New Zealand Mint has a colored, official, Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary 1oz silver coin for sale for $85 USD.
  • The board game “Jurassic Park: Danger” was released by Ravensburger where one person plays as the dinosaurs trying to eat the human players.

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You can see some amazing examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs

To get access to lots of patron only content check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Fruitadens, more links from Sean Rubin, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Fruitadens-Episode-193/

Aug 1, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Ampelosaurus, a "dwarf" sauropod that was only 52ft long and weighed 8 tons.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The first ever diplodcoid from East Asia was discovered, Lingwulong shenqi, and it's also incredibly old for an advanced sauropod
  • The new Deep Time exhibit coming to the Smithsonian in 2019 will feature a T. rex biting the frill of a Triceratops
  • Dickinson Dinosaur Museum in North Dakota has a new claws exhibit to show the correlation between dinosaurs and modern birds
  • The Dinosaur Room in Rio’s National Museum recently reopened after a renovation
  • In the month of August, if you donate to certain Goodwills, you can get free kids tickets to Dinosaur World
  • A 16-year-old in the UK built a replica Allosaurus from scrap metal
  • In Las Vegas a man setup projectors outside his daughter's window to simulate dinosaurs looking at her
  • A real estate agent made a listing go viral using an inflatable T. rex costume
  • There’s a Stegosaurus that holds nachos (the nachosaurus)
  • Robert Kirkman, who created the comic The Walking Dead, is now working on a new project called Super Dinosaur
  • Our five-year-old listner Remy was featured in a University of Alberta article after choosing Alberta as his birthday destination—for the dinosaurs of course

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You can see some amazing examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs

To get access to lots of patron only content check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Ampelosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Ampelosaurus-Episode-192/

 

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