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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 26, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Qantassaurus, a small, quick, bipedal herbivore from Australia.

Interview with Dustin Growick, the Senior Creative Consultant at Museum Hack at AMNH. He also hosts Caveat's VERSUS in NYC and the popular YouTube channel The Dinosaur Show. Follow him on Instagram @dinosaurwhisperer

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new titanosaur from Argentina was named Baalsaurus
  • Two new pterosaurs were found with fossilized feathers—making a shared feathery ancestor between dinosaurs and pterosaurs slightly more likely
  • A new dinosaur trackway from East Sussex, England preserves at least 7 species among 85 tracks
  • Embryonic research of birds explains where two missing bones went as dinosaurs evolved into birds
  • New details on the first two dinosaur fossils found in Oregon
  • BBC explains hw a shepherd in South Africa found a massive dinosaur bonebed
  • Canadian Museum of Nature is preparing a large Triceratops skull
  • A Smithsonian article discusses the complexities of the dinosaur extinction
  • Mike Taylor and Matt Wedel from SV-Pow are writing a paper on Github
  • Ulsan, South Korea has a new Dinosaur Footprint Park
  • Das Praehistorium in Germany has a “Moby Dick” like Megalodon experience and dinosaur sculptures
  • The BoJack Horseman writer Jonny Sun posted a really unfortunate dinosaur toy that he won
  • Jurassic Park has now been added to the National Film Registry
  • The game Jurassic World Evolution has a new update, with three new dinosaurs you can have in your park
  • Jurassic World 3 will feature dinosaurs as more of an invasive species than Godzilla-like city-destroyers

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

And by Indiana University Press. Their Life of the Past series is lavishly illustrated and meticulously documented to showcase the latest findings and most compelling interpretations in the ever-changing field of paleontology. Find their books at iupress.indiana.edu

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 Qantassaurus, more links from Dustin Growick, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Qantassaurus-Episode-213/

 

Dec 19, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Wuerhosaurus, possibly the last ever stegosaur.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • Three exceptionally well preserved new sauropodomorphs in Brazil were used to describe the new genus Macrocollum (literally “long neck”)
  • Another new opalized dinosaur fossil was found in Australia, this one was from a jaw and named a new genus—Weewarrasaurus
  • Seven vertebrae from the banks of the Volga river were used to describe the new titanosaur Volgatitan
  • Histology on a fossil from northeastern China appears to show that enantiornithine dinosaurs had medullary bone
  • A bunch of dinosaur footprints have been found in Zhaojue county, Sichuan Province, China, at a copper mine
  • Zuul went on display on December 15 at the Royal Ontario Museum; Several events are planned around its unveiling
  • The new Field Museum Mesozoic murals drew a lot of ire for copying paleoartists’ work without permission
  • The Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian are working to digitize all the fossils in their collections
  • Disney Channel has a new dinosaur show, called Gigantosaurus (not to be confused with the actual dinosaur Giganotosaurus)
  • The Australia Zoo installed a new life-sized Triceratops

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. Get a baby T. rex sculpture or other rewards by joining their Kickstarter! kck.st/2FRwB9p

And by Indiana University Press. Their Life of the Past series is lavishly illustrated and meticulously documented to showcase the latest findings and most compelling interpretations in the ever-changing field of paleontology. Find their books at iupress.indiana.edu

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 Wuerhosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Wuerhosaurus-Episode-212/

Dec 12, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Dracopelta, an ankylosaur with sides covered in overlapping armor.

Interview with Brian Switek, a science writer who’s written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, Nature, Slate, and Jurassic World, to name a few, he has a blog, Laelaps, on Scientific American, and he’s written numerous books, including My Beloved Brontosaurus, Prehistoric Predators, and Written in Stone.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new dinosaur, and close relative to Carnotaurus, was named after the supervillain Thanos
  • The holotype jaw of Megalosaurus from the 1790s was chemically analyzed, they found Lead and Barium indicating two separate repairs
  • A rare opalized dinosaur toe bone of Kakuru kujani from South Australia resurfaced for sale online after five decades
  • Johnston Park has a new theropod on display, known as the Rosewood Swamp Tramper, along with other dinosaur statues
  • 39 juvenile Psittacosaurus went on display in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in China
  • The Museum of Science of the Chicxulub Crater just opened on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula
  • The Yale Peabody Museum renovations will begin in 2020, with plans to reopen the museum in the fall of 2023
  • The Museum of the Rockies is offering Tours for Tots: Growing Dinosaurs on February 5
  • The Dalton Wells dinosaur site, north of Moab, near Arches National Park in Utah, is going through a proposal to have an entity manage it to help manage vandalism
  • DinoFest 2019 is happening soon, on January 26 and 27 at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City
  • The Magic Forest amusement park in Lake George, New York has a new manager who plans on adding dinosaurs
  • A welding company in Kilgore, Texas has a steel raptor
  • A four-year-old received over 100 dinosaur toys from kind strangers after he lost his collection in the recent Camp Fire

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. Get a baby T. rex sculpture or other rewards by joining their Kickstarter! kck.st/2FRwB9p

And by Indiana University Press. Their Life of the Past series is lavishly illustrated and meticulously documented to showcase the latest findings and most compelling interpretations in the ever-changing field of paleontology. Find their books at iupress.indiana.edu

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Dracopelta, more links from Brian Switek, and our fun fact check out iknowdino.com/Dracopelta-Episode-211/

Dec 5, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Yangchuanosaurus, an Allosaurus-sized carnivore from the Jurassic of Sichuan, China.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A New Ceratopsid Dinosaur, Crittendenceratops, was discovered in Arizona
  • A new Chinese titanosauriform, Liaoningotitan, was fortunately named the same as mounts that have already gone on display
  • Amphicoelias fragillimus was renamed Maraapunisaurus fragillimus after a reanalysis showed it wasn’t nearly as large as previously thought
  • A doctor in Texas got to keep his Tarbosaurus skull after a judge found that the US government took too long to file forfeiture paperwork
  • Two Medicine Dinosaur Center, in Bynum Montana, is building a Amphicoelias (now Maraapunisaurus) measuring 136ft long
  • The Natural History Museum of LA is getting the traveling exhibition Antarctic Dinosaurs on April 3

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. Get a baby T. rex sculpture or other rewards by joining their Kickstarter! kck.st/2FRwB9p

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 Yangchuanosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Yangchuanosaurus-Episode-210/

 

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