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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 31, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Yamaceratops, a ceratopsian whose frill is heavily pitted, possibly for jaw muscle attachments.

Interview with Ali Nabavizadeh, Assistant Professor of anatomy at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He studies the jaw musculature of herbivorous dinosaurs. Follow him on Twitter @Vert_Anatomist and check out his blog Anatomist's Guide.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A large sauropod from the Late Cretaceous has been found in the Gobi Desert and it’s about 30-40% complete
  • In Argentina 70 million year old dinosaur eggs were found possibly including embryos, skin, and teeth
  • The “Tufts-Love” T. rex skull at the Burke Museum has found 100% of the skull and jaw bones by bone count including several that are rarely preserved
  • Junchang Lü, one of the most prominent paleontologists in China, recently passed away at the beginning of October at the age of 53
  • Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, the first Jurassic dinosaur found in Chile, is going on exhibit at the Regional Museum of Aysen, in Coyhaique, Chile, next year
  • An Allosaurus will be posed with a nest at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History since it may have looked after its young
  • Jurassic World is selling Indoraptor masks, just in time for Halloween
  • A study of 150 Ceolophysis—mostly from the same bonebed—show that early triassic dinosaurs had femora that changed significantly as they aged
  • The data used to support the Ornithoscelida hypothesis had many errors, which casts some doubt on the conclusion that Ornithoscelida should replace the traditional Saurischia and Ornithischia groups
  • A study of a baby Massospondylus and it’s forelimb strength shows that Massospondylus was bipedal for its entire life
  • A simulation of Mussaurus (the earliest Jurassic sauropodomorph) showed its center of mass shifted as it grew, meaning that it was quadrupedal as a baby and bipedal as an adult
  • Researchers used a program called niche mapper to model microclimates of Plateosaurus & Coelophysis, showing which environments they would prefer based on plumage and metabolic rates
  • Reconstructions of dinosaur feeding musculature shows that they chewed in a way different than any animal alive today
  • A study of emu and ostrich bones found many similarities with dinosaurs and suggests using bone microstructure to identify maturity
  • Sauropodomorph inner ears vary significantly across groups: Diplodocoids have relatively smaller inner ear, while Giraffatitan has the largest known inner-ear
  • By studying alligator and turkey arms we might be able to show which theropods could supinate their hands as they drew them to their body
  • A study of dinosaur bearing sites from Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta & Saskatchewan and the similar aged Judith River sites in Montana shows which locations were the most similar
  • A new model of dinosaur diversity in the latest cretaceous shows that they were not in decline, but instead maybe slowing down or leveling off

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 Yamaceratops, more links from Ali Nabavizadeh, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Yamaceratops-Episode-205/

 

Oct 24, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Coelophysis, the state dinosaur of New Mexico which has been found in huge groups.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Dynamoterror dynastes “powerful terror ruler,” was described from the Menefee Formation in NW New Mexico

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 Coelophysis, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Coelophysis-Episode-204/

 

Oct 17, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Cedarosaurus, a Brachiosaurid (high browser) that has been found with over 100 gastroliths.

Interview with Philip Millar, the Associate Creative Director at Creature Technology. The people who made the Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and many other amazing puppets.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new mamenchisaurid sauropod, Anhuilong diboensis, was found in China about 200 miles southwest of Shanghai
  • A juvenile Diplodocus skull was found with a mixture of teeth similar to those in adult Diploducus and Camarasaurus indicating they probably ate more diverse food than the adults
  • A new early dinosaur/bird named Yangavis confucii, had a toothless beak, and relatively large claws on its wings compared to its closest relatives
  • An emerging field called bio-inspired robotics aims to mimic nature to make robots, including those that can traverse rough terrain
  • Models of dinosaur movement could help us build better robots and architecture
  • At least 15 new dinosaur eggs from the cretaceous have been found in Zhejiang China
  • Schools in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, can request to visit a dinosaur dig site where they can dig for fossils and learn about the history of the area
  • Saurian recently updated their Triceratops to include four life stages and their T. rex to a featherless form
  • One mom dressed her whole family (including 4 kids ages 4-10) in inflatable T. rex costumes to take a photo announcing she’s expecting her fifth child

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 Cedarosaurus, more links from Philip Millar, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Cedarosaurus-Episode-203/

 

Oct 10, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Hadrosaurus, the first dinosaur skeleton to be mounted.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new dinosaur, Jinguofortis perplexus, gives a perplexing glimpse into early bird evolution
  • A new carcharodontosaurid specimen was found North of Lisbon in Portugal
  • The National Museum in Rio, Brazil may reopen in 3 years if they can secure funding
  • The Dinosaur Gallery at the Australian Museum has reopened after adding the T. rex from the show "T. rex Autopsy"
  • The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation has a campaign to open a permanent exhibit of an animatronic “Bisti Beast”
  • The Royal Tyrrell Museum 3D printed a Daspletosaurus skull for display because the original was too fragile to cast
  • The Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, South Carolina, has a new exhibit, “Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice”
  • Beaumont, Texas will celebrate a Dinosaur Day on October 24th, with activities such as painting papier-mâché dinosaurs.
  • 9-year-old Elijah Stevenson won first place in the Kern County Fair in California, for his dinosaur exhibit

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 Hadrosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Hadrosaurus-Episode-202/

 

Oct 3, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Dracorex, The "dragon king of Hogwarts".

Interview with Jaye Jurassick, frequent guest on the Jurassic Park Podcast and @jaye_jurassick on Instagram where you can see his dinosaur art.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new sauropodomorph, Ledumahadi mafube, was the largest dinosaur of its time despite still having a "crouched" posture
  • A ceratopsian at the Smithsonian has been called Triceratops, Diceratops, and Nedoceratops
  • In Villány, Hungary (a wine region), bone fragments of a small igaunodont have been found
  • New fossils have been found in Saskatchewan, Canada this summer, including an Edmontosaurus skull, Triceratops bones, Gorgosaurus teeth, and ankylosaur fossils
  • In Eastern Cape, in South Africa, scientists recently found a giant dinosaur bonebed. It’s about 200 million years old, and the animals were buried together by lots of mud
  • Good news for Zuul fans, the ankylosaur goes on display at the Royal Ontario Museum on December 15
  • Researchers are recreating part of the Brazil National Museum’s collection with 3D printers
  • Students aged 11-15 made a large part of the new Idaho Dinosaur Exhibit at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, as part of the Dino Camps they attended this summer
  • A STEM lab at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School allows the school to have a lesson plan where students dissect dinosaurs in "ZSPACE" virtual reality
  • Dinosaur Ecosystems, Hong Kong University’s free online course, is back! It started September 14, and there are new field trips to Canada, Spain, France, and the desert of Xinjiang, China
  • Dino 101 also recently got an update
  • There’s a new series for CBBC, called Deadly Dinosaurs demonstrating the power of dinosaurs
  • Mashable published a video of the puppeteers who worked on the dinosaurs in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
  • Speculation about Jurassic World 3 includes the idea that there may be dinosaurs in space

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, including an extra long version of our interview with Jaye Jurassick, check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Dracorex, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Dracorex-Episode-201/

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