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Nov 13, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Chingkankousaurus, a possible tyrannosauroid from eastern China known only from a shoulder blade.

Interview with Phoebe Wood, a primary student from Adelaide, South Australia. She won several awards for her Anchiornis huxleyi model. Including Young Scientist of the Year 2019 and the Oliphant Trophy—a first for a primary school student.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • News from the final day of talks and posters at the 2019 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
    • A large varied selection of dinosaur microfossils from the Alaskan Kakanaut Formation show that dinosaurs lived in the arctic year-round
    • After more restoration work, an alternative Allosaurus holotype is ready to be named
    • Siats and Moros finds show that Allosauroids and Tyrannosauroids coexisted in the cretaceous
    • We now have an excellent growth series of over 20 Sinornithomimus individuals from China
    • A coprolite “nugget” shows excellent preservation of at least two feather types and likely multiple ticks
    • More evidence shows that dinosaur diversity was very high up until the end-cretaceous extinction
    • By comparing LAGs in arm and leg bones, another study shows that Maiasaura was quadrupedal its whole life
    • A new Jurassic ankylosaur was found in Portugal
    • Two new ceratopsians were discovered in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
    • A new "Super matrix" of crocodilians places some difficult taxa in a cladogram
    • An analysis of Dimetrodon (not a dinosaur) and its relatives shows the wide range of sizes that they came in
    • The Tate Geological Museum have found a couple of sauropod feet and a diplodocid skull
  • The Burke Museum in Washington has a new exhibit called Fossils Uncovered
  • A new animation shows how long dinosaurs lived, by tracing our solar system’s movement through the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Horse Archer Productions has a new web series, A Million Bones of Stone, the first episode is about Laelaps
  • Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda, who played Franklin and Zia, in Fallen Kingdom will be back for Jurassic World 3

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Nov 6, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Anserimimus, The "goose mimic" from the Gobi Desert.

Interview with Karen Chin, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and Curator of Paleontology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, and she's an expert in coprolites. Check out a video of her work here if you want to see more.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • News from the 3rd day of talks at the 2019 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
    • Dinosaurs had many different skull, jaw muscle, and brain sizes, but we can only easily study the small group that survived the mass extinction
    • By using evo-devo we can now see how exactly bird skulls form around their brains
    • Non-avian Dinosaurs quickly evolved many different skulls and jaws, but they don’t always reflect their feeding strategies
    • We don’t see evidence of dinosaurs before the Carnian Pluvial Event, but fossil localities are limited
    • A new statistical approach may make it easier to separate male and female dinosaur fossils
    • Some quadrupedal dinosaurs had much larger hindfeet than front-feet, but the reason is still unclear
    • Massospondylus had very flexible growth rates, possibly indicating it was a “recovery taxa” taking advantage of the end Triassic extinction
    • New Triceratops excavations found rare remains beyond just the skull, allowing us to measure how they changed as they grew
    • Late cretaceous ceratopsian brains changed shape to allow for the massive neck muscles they needed to hold up their head
    • Australia has the best ankylosaurs from Gondwana including the new “Julia Creek” specimen
    • A new, larger, Liaoningosaurus fossil was found by a farmer in China
    • Microstructure of pachycephalosaur domes may show that they did but heads
  • In Casper, Wyoming, the Tate Geological Museum now has Nicole the Torosaurus on display
  • The Natural History Museum in London is taking student applications to study ceratopsian phylogeny
  • Austria is releasing a set of 12 glow in the dark 3-euro dinosaur coins
  • Mattel Films is partnering with Daniel Kaluuya’s production company to make a live action Barney the dinosaur movie
  • Jurassic World 3 will star DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie, and will bring back characters Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, and Alan Grant will be in the film

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Oct 31, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Kritosaurus, a hadrosaur that was found over 100 years ago in New Mexico.

Interview with Scott Hartman, a paleo artist and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for the Department of Integrative Biology. He’s done hundreds of skeletal drawings and his work has been featured in books, museums, and academic publications. Follow him on facebook or twitter @skeletaldrawing or skeletaldrawing.com

In dinosaur news this week:

  • News from poster sessions and 2nd day of talks at the 2019 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
    • Early Mesozoic herbivores filled in ecological niches that were left because of extinctions
    • Regurgitalites (fossilized vomit) are out there, and they can give just as much information as coprolites (fossilized poop)
    • Chemical testing of bones is looking to be a promising method of finding lost fossil localities
    • Scott Hocknull described three successful case studies of getting the public involved with dinosaur discoveries during construction projects and mining operations
    • Stuart Sumida showed an animation of evolution, using a Dimetrodon and other relatives
    • Ariel Marcy has a new collaborative game about the scientific method, similar to the game Pandemic
    • Taissa Rodrigues taught high schoolers in Brazil about evolution through paleo art
    • Emanuel Tschopp found that sauropods from the Morrison Formation did not overlap as much as previously thought
  • Kayleigh Wiersma showed that some sauropods may have had beaks in addition to their teeth
  • Les Hearn and Amanda Williams published a paper about pain in dinosaurs, and found a lot of dinosaurs survived injuries that would have hurt their mobility and ability to hunt or run away from predators
  • The Field Museum in Chicago has new sensory stations, including one where you can smell Sue the T. rex’s breath
  • There’s a grassroots effort in Westchester New York to protect land with dinosaur tracks and fossils
  • Austin, Texas, as a weird neon green dinosaur, known as Mangiasaurus rex
  • Special Spaces Cleveland and the Jurassic World Live tour worked together to design a dinosaur bedroom for Ezra Boggs, a 6-year-old with cancer
  • Lego has a new 910 piece Dinosaur Fossils set

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Kritosaurus, links from Scott Hartman, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Kritosaurus-Episode-257/

Oct 23, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Coloradisaurus, a Triassic sauropodomorph known from a nearly complete skull that was found in Argentina.

Interview with Taissa Rodrigues, from the Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo in Brazil. She presented a poster at SVP about teaching evolution using paleoart. She also led a session on women in paleontology and had a student present a poster on a pterosaur. Follow her on twitter @paleotaissa

Presentations from the first day of SVP:

  • New dating shows Lythronax argestes is older than previously thought, no longer coinciding with a global sea-level drop
  • There are tons of new sauropod fossil fields in southwest Queensland, Australia, near Eromanga
  • Probable ornithopod, ceratopsid, deinonychosaur, and tyrannosaur tracks were found on a 200ft cliff in Alaska
  • In Alberta, Tyrants Aisle has over 120 tracks likely belonging to Edmontosaurus, a troodontid, Tyrannosaurus, and another theropod
  • CT scans of track slabs shows how dinosaur feet moved through soft sediments
  • Laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF) is being used to gather evidence of the first aerodynamically significant wings
  • A new track site shows a couple sauropods walking together when a larger sauropod skids to avoid squashing a smaller individual.
  • New sauropod finds in Hateg island Transylvania, Romania may be a fourth genus, but isn’t complete enough to get a new name
  • Dinosaurs and crocodiles have hard eggshells that evolved independently
  • A new titanosaur was found in NW Kenya
  • Low melanosome (color pigment producer) diversity may be linked to low metabolism
  • Compacted coarse cancellous bone (CCCB) that is common in burrowing animals was found in the hind limbs of a new Oryctodromeus relative
  • Exceptional fossils don’t necessarily translate to good cellular and molecular preservation
  • New opalized femur fragments from an ornithopod in lightening ridge show that young were born in the area
  • Melanosomes are not enough to determine color. Structure, chemistry, and diet also have a big impact
  • Calcium isotopes from Morocco and Niger support Spinosaurus as a fish-eater
  • More neornithischian finds from south of Melbourne may end with one or two synonymized taxa in the near future
  • New research shows ovarian follicles in an enantiornithine
  • A sauropod footprint was found in a new sauropod bone, adding to the idea of trampling sauropods
  • A dinosaur stampede like trackway was found near Quilpie, QLD, Australia
  • Coprolites can preserve some soft tissue features and other information about temperatures and habitats
  • The name Kamuysaurus is meant to mean that it is the god of Japanese dinosaurs based on its incredibly complete skeleton
  • Deep learning can process CT scans and save time on analyzing images
  • Equisetum, or horse tails, were probably the most nutritious food for young and adult sauropods
  • Birds use their necks in a variety of ways, but they tend to have a lot of traits in common

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Oct 16, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Nyasasaurus, a 240 million year old dinosauriform that may be the earliest known dinosaur.

Interview with Christopher DiPiazza, a science teacher, paleo artist, and creator of the popular site, Prehistoric Beast of the Week. He covers a different prehistoric animal (nearly) every week, with an original painting he creates, a photograph of the fossil, and whenever possible, input from a paleontologist who worked on that animal. Follow him on twitter or @ChrisDPiazza or Instagram.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new early cretaceous carcharodontosaurian, Siamraptor, was discovered in Thailand
  • Rebecca Jensen shared her database and map of Dinosaur National Monument with us
  • In St. George, Utah, carnivorous dinosaur footprints have been found from roughly 200 million years ago
  • The Las Vegas Natural History Museum announced their paleontology team found 240 million year old vertebrate tracks
  • The Dickinson’s Badlands Dinosaur Museum has a new find, a 77 million year old tyrannosaur
  • New fossils on display, including a juvenile Triceratops, adult Triceratops, and a hadrosaur
  • Maximus, a 70 million year old 3m long dinosaur recently sold for for about $227,000
  • Smithsonian Mag published a list of spots to dig for dinosaur bones
  • In Sacramento, California, a man in a Allosaurus costume stopped by a Sacramento City Hall
  • Supergirl star, Melissa Benoit, shared a photo of herself riding a dinosaur and hugging a T. rex

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Nyasasaurus, links from Christopher DiPiazza, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nyasasaurus-Episode-255/

 

Oct 9, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Alioramus, a tyrannosaurid from Asia with nearly 80 teeth and 8 small horns on its snout.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • New alvarezsauroid, Shishugounykus inexpectus, was described from China
  • New Saurornitholestes specimens expand what we know about the genus and synonymize
  • Saturnalia skull and jaw bones were CT scanned and help show why its skull was small
  • Darwin and Dinosaurs exhibition opened in Idaho Falls
  • A giant chicken skeleton was installed at the Denver Central Library

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Oct 2, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Skorpiovenator, a slightly smaller hornless relative of Carnotaurus. It's one of the most complete abelisaurids found to date.

Interview with Dave Hone, lecturer in Zoology at Queen Mary University of London. He is an expert in both dinosaurs and pterosaurs. He wrote the Tyrannosaur Chronicles and just described the pterosaur Cryodrakon. Find him online @Dave_Hone, on facebook, or on his blog Archosaur Musings.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new study shows the first day of the Cenozoic had huge Sulphur emissions and widespread fires
  • The second most complete T. rex, Victoria, is going on a world tour for the next five years
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has a new Jurassic Paleo Prep Lab
  • New children’s show called Super Dinosaur will be on Amazon on Oct 6
  • The game Jurassic World Evolution has a new herbivore dinosaur pack
  • The new short Jurassic World Battle at Big Rock was released on YouTube

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Sep 25, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Dacentrurus, A wide-hipped stegosaur from the Jurassic in England.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The Japanese “Mukawa dinosaur” now has an official name, Kamuysaurus japonicus
  • A new study shows how T. rex warmed up using a specialized area on top of its head
  • Brian Engh used this research to create an amazing thermal-image illustration
  • A marine turtle that got trampled by a sauropod in what is now Switzerland
  • For those keeping tabs, the Dinosaurs of Utah PDF has been updated to include more species of dinosaurs (now >115)
  • Here’s The Travel’s list of 10 dinosaur places to visit
  • Jurassic Park and Jurassic World memorabilia will be auctioned off in London
  • Crystal Palace dinosaurs had an open day on September 15
  • Magic Leap recently launched a Dinosaur Kit, which lets you assemble dinosaur skeletons from scattered bones—if you have the $2,000+ headset
  • A maid of honor wore an inflatable T. rex costume to her sister’s wedding

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Sep 18, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Huayangosaurus, a smaller Chinese relative of Stegosaurus.

Interview with Ari Rudenko, the founder and artistic director of Prehistoric Body Theater, a performance company that uses dance to teach about paleontology and evolution. His show, Ghosts of Hell Creek, is currently fundraising to go on tour.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new study finds that raptors likely used their claws for grasping or restraining prey
  • A new fully rooted Triceratops tooth is on display at Casper college in Wyoming
  • The Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands 3D printed some missing bones of their new Triceratops

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Sep 11, 2019

Sabrina explains the Bone Wars in incredible depth. The Bone Wars refers to the period between the 1870s and 1890s, where two paleontologists, Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, had a rivalry that eventually ruined them but also made dinosaurs mainstream.

Some of the dinosaurs they named were Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Brontosaurus, Camarasaurus, Camptosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Coelophysis, Diplodocus, Dryosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and our dinosaur of the day Hesperornis.

Hesperornis is a penguin-like dinosaur with teeth and strange lobed feet.

Some of the resources we used include:

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Sep 4, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Charonosaurus, a Chinese Parasaurolophus relative named after the ferryman from the river Styx.

Interview with Peter May, founder and Owner of Research Casting International. They mounted Sue, Stan, & the Nation's T. rex. As well as Zuul, Patagotitan, and countless other amazing dinosaurs around the world.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The new dinosaur Adratiklit boulahfa is the oldest known stegosaur and the first from Northern Africa
  • Two new stegosaur specimens were fround in Montana from the Morrison Formation
  • Researchers at the Museum für Naturkunde modeled their Giraffatitan and found new potential uses for sauropod tails
  • In Tibet, Xing Lida and a research team started a two-week expedition to study some recently found dinosaur footprints
  • A team of researchers in Utah are excavating seven Diplodocus vertebrae, destined for the new LANHM welcome center
  • Jurassic Outpost posted about updates coming to the Jurassic World Live show
  • The Disney Channel is getting the animated series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
  • Eurogamer has a fun list of games with dinosaurs
  • Turns out Google’s main office has a Stan the T. rex

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Aug 28, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Polacanthus, an ankylosaur that was described in the 1800s, but no one is sure who named it.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • After decades of being classified as Massospondylus, “grey skull” has a new name, Ngwevu intloko
  • Mission Jurassic in North Wyoming could hold over 100 dinosaurs in one square mile
  • A group of juvenile hadrosaurs was found at Pipestone Creek, near the Philip J. Currie Museum
  • The Scottish government is working on better protecting the fossils on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
  • In India, a group of scientists are pushing for a bill that will designate and safeguard fossil sites
  • In Romania, new dinosaur nests have been found, most likely from a hadrosaur like Telmatosaurus
  • The Natural History Museum in London has digitized their holotype of Mantellisaurus
  • The Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs recently opened a new exhibition hall, themed Paleozoic Era
  • Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland has an open house this summer, on September 7
  • Trix the T.rex is back in Leiden, at the updated Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands
  • A new project called “On the Trail of Dinosaurs,” will bring the Dinosaur Tracks from the Australian Dampier Peninsula to life
  • children visiting the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences regularly try to help the injured sauropod, giving it hugs and Band-Aids.
  • South Dakota rancher Kenny Brown recently retired and bequeathed his 1,330 acre ranch to the School of Mines
  • PLOS One blog has a list of events for National Fossil Day in the US (October 16)
  • On August 29, the US Postal Service is issuing four new T. rex stamps, with a holographs
  • Nickelodeon has a new animated series coming out September 14, LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nubar

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Aug 21, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Patagonykus, The "Patagonian claw" alvarezsaur from the Cretaceous.

Interview with Annalisa Berta, a paleontologist and professor emerita at San Diego State University. She’s also the co-author, along with Dr. Susan Turner, of the upcoming book Women in Vertebrate Paleontology, which is a history of women bone hunters beginning in the late 1700s.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Elektorornis chenguangi was named based on its fuzzy foot, which was found in amber
  • Elektorornis may have used its toe fuzz like birds use their facial bristles today
  • A team of paleontologists found the first ever Tyrannosauripus footprint in China
  • The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is offering a dinosaur dig program for adults and kids in Malta, Montana
  • Leeds city centre, in the UK, has five animatronic dinosaurs for the next few weeks
  • In Fortnite Season X, there are weekly missions, including finding dinosaurs
  • The new anime series “Jurassic!” will combine a modern world and prehistoric animals

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Aug 14, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Nigersaurus, the Darth Vader vacuum cleaner of the Cretaceous.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new Psittacosaurus species from Mongolia, amitabha, was described with gastroliths and a great skull
  • A 10 year old boy in Guangdong Province, China stumbled upon a nest of 11 dinosaur eggs
  • A college student In North Dakota found a Triceratops skull while on a paleontology dig
  • Visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science can now see volunteers working on preparing a Triceratops on their lab
  • A 6.6 ft (2 m) long sauropod femur was found near Cognac, France
  • In New York, on Long Island, two new attractions recently opened up at the WAC Lighting Hall of Science

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Aug 7, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Vulcanodon, a Jurassic sauropod that lived in an African desert surrounded by volcanoes.

Interview with Scott A Bradley, the host of the Hellbent for Horror Podcast, and author of the book, Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy. He is also a guest blogger on Lit Reactor and contributing writer to magazines like Evilspeak and Medium Chill.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A microraptor was found with a complete lizard in its stomach that it ate face first
  • A shiny new dinosaur, Hesperornithoides, was found in amber with one especially long fuzzy toe
  • Makoshika State Park in Montana has a new dinosaur/paleontology tour
  • Dinosaur Isle Museum, in the UK, has a new juvenile T. rex replica skeleton
  • Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy is being held on the Isle of Wight in September
  • The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum in Michigan has a new traveling exhibit called Amazing Dinosaurs
  • Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Colin Trevorrow, and Blue attended the grand opening of Jurassic World the Ride
  • A mobile game called Tap! Dig! My Museum! Is available on Android and iOS

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Jul 31, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Sinornithosaurus, an early raptor from China that was covered in feathers.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new census of the Lance & Hell Creek Formations found at least 71 T. rex skulls & skeletons
  • A database of over 3,000 sauropod specimens from the Morrison Formation has been published
  • Broken ribs, toes, and a bone infection were found in an unfortunate Tenontosaurus
  • A helitack crew in Colorado picked up “Walter” in two plaster jackets that weighed over 1,000 pounds each
  • A new dinosaur museum opened up in Wolcott, Colorado
  • On September 15, animatronic dinosaurs are going to be at the Bath Racecourse in the UK
  • Springs Preserve in Las Vegas has a new exhibit called Dino Might
  • The Science Museum of Minnesota recently finished their first Dino Fest
  • Two Chinese paleontologists have made a complete rendering of the bipedal Auroraceratops

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Jul 24, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Tuojiangosaurus, a dinosaur that resembles Stegosaurus with thinner plates.

Interview with Jen Bauer, a postdoctoral associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History, with a focus on the myFOSSIL project and the Thompson Institute for Earth Systems. She is also the co-creator, along with Adriane Lam, of Time Scavengers

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Aquilarhinus, the new hadrosaur from Texas with a shovel bill and an eagle nose
  • A large group of opalized dinosaur fossils were found in Lightning Ridge, Australia
  • The lawsuit over the dueling dinosaurs is now at the Montana Supreme Court

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Jul 17, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Euoplocephalus, an ankylosaur from Dinosaur Provinical Park in Canada.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Notatesseraeraptor, a well preserved theropod of the Late Triassic was described in Switzerland
  • A new study of non-iridescent structural colors in feathers described blue feathers in an extinct bird
  • An article covered paleontologist Amy Atwater, the woman behind the Instagram account @mary_annings_revenge
  • The company Handbuilt has created a really cool augmented reality Psittacosaurus exhibit
  • The Center for Science Teaching & Learning in Rockville Centre, New York has a new dinosaur exhibit
  • A zoo in Pennsylvania has a new dinosaur exhibit, including a 65 ft long Brachiosaurus that they are crowdsourcing a name for
  • Special effects artist Tom Devlin opened a “Dinosaur Adventure” attraction in Boulder City, Nevada
  • In Washington, a group in inflatable T. rex costumes ran around a horse track
  • The film Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s New Dinosaur is coming out in 2020

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Jul 10, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Tsintaosaurus, a hadrosaur with a distinctive "unicorn-like" head crest.

Interview with David Evans, a prolific researcher, associate Professor at the University of Toronto, and curator of dinosaurs at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new dinosaur with one large middle toe and two small slashing claws was discovered
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia has a new Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit
  • In Edinburgh, Scotland, there are animatronic dinosaurs at West Lothian shopping center
  • The Peoria, Illinois Riverfront Museum is getting the AMNH T. rex exhibit in 2021
  • Runescape is getting an update called The Land Out of Time with dinosaurs
  • Apex Legends 2 is getting “dangerous dinosaurs”
  • Jurassic World Alive has an update, where you can feed and play with your dinosaurs in new “sanctuaries”

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Jul 3, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Hylaeosaurus, an ankylosaur that was one of the first three named dinosaurs.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Researchers questioned dinosaur soft tissue discoveries after finding microorganisms living on a Centrosaurus fossil
  • A pair of massive Macroelongatoolithus eggs were described from Southeastern Idaho
  • In Zimbabwe, a team of researchers found a 97% complete dinosaur skeleton
  • Potential evidence of T. rex living in groups was teased in Utah
  • The Mukawa dinosaur will be on display at the 2019 Dinosaur Expo
  • The new ceratopsian from Colorado has been declared an “adult Triceratops
  • The Boston Globe made a list of stops in New England where you can see dinosaur tracks
  • Downtown Drumheller, Alberta, Canada has a new dinosaur mural

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Jun 26, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Riojasaurus, a Triassic sauropodomorph from Argentina that may have been bipedal.

Interview with Tadd Galusha, writer and illustrator of the graphic novel Cretaceous. He’s a comic artist and illustrator, who also created the web comic The Backwoods and worked on Godzilla and TMNT/Ghostbusters 2. You can follow him on Instagram or Twitter, @TaddGalusha, and get his book on Amazon.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The hadrosaur Prosaurolophus may have grown a large squishy nose as it aged to attract mates
  • In Chongqing, China, scientists have found a new yet to be named dinosaur species
  • In Jiangsu Province, China, four dinosaur footprints have been found which had been previously attributed to legendary Chinese humans
  • In Nevada, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum has a new exhibit, “Dinosaurs Take Flight” that focuses on Archaeopteryx
  • The Jurassic World Evolution Claire Dearing DLC was released, we livestreamed it in three parts on Youtube (part 3 here)

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Jun 19, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Supersaurus, a Portuguese relative of Diplodocus.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Several new opalized Iguanodontian fossils were described from Australia and were used to name a new dinosaur: Fostoria
  • Two new dinosaurs were found in Thailand within a few miles of each other: Phuwiangvenator and Vayuraptor
  • The National Museum in Rio de Janeiro lost less specimens than previously thought
  • The new exhibit DinoQuest opened at the Science Centre Singapore
  • A replica of Scotty the T. rex is now at the Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Hall of Fossils reopened after years of renovations
  • Kids from two group homes in Oklahoma will be digging for dinosaurs this summer at a site near Black Mesa
  • Robert McIntosh made a video flying a drone through the Natural History Museum of Utah
  • The French Lick Scenic Railway will have a Dinosaur Adventure Train and other activities
  • In Michigan, 77-year old Sandra Crabb recently purchased Prehistoric Forest and hopes to bring it back to life
  • In New Brunswick, Canada, Robin Hanson made a T. rex sculpture for his grandchildren
  • John Hendrick’s mansion and ranch in Gateway, Colorado, is for sale including a dinosaur footprint
  • Netflix released the first trailer for the new animated Jurassic World spinoff, Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous

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Jun 12, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Shuvuuia, a Mongolian alvarezsaurid that was probably covered in dino fuzz.

Interview with David Armsby, the creator of the YouTube channel Dead Sound. You may have seen his excellent short animated movie Sharp Teeth. If you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth a look. You can also see the video version of our interview on YouTube.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new study found that the Triassic sauropodomorph Mussaurus crawled on all fours as a hatchling
  • A high school senior from the Webb Schools published on a young Edmontosaurus femur—supporting a life-long quadrupedal stance
  • The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience has life-size skeletons and a Dinosaur Walk
  • The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has a new animatronic T. rex and baby Ankylosaurus
  • Granger, Washington, residents helped build a Sauropelta for their Dino-N-A-Day event
  • Tammy and the T. rex is getting a re-release on Monday, June 17 at the Chicago Cinepocalypse film festival
  • Netflix is making a Jurassic World animated TV show called Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
  • Jurassic World Evolution is getting new DLC featuring Claire Dearing saving dinosaurs
  • the Science Museum of Minnesota is holding a dinosaur event on July 13
  • The North American Paleontological Convention is coming up on June 23–27 at the University of California, Riverside

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Jun 5, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Gargoyleosaurus, a Jurassic ankylosaur from Wyoming.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new Late Jurassic sauropod named Oceanotitan was described from Portugal
  • A new study shows that sauropods probably walked on their toes with a large fleshy pad under their heel
  • About 20 bones have been recovered from the ceratopsian in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • The court case over the dueling dinosaurs (a ceratopsian and tyrannosaur) is headed back to Montana
  • Theropod dinosaur footprints have been found in Phu Pha Lek National Park in Thailand
  • Amerst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History is now home to some dinosaur footprints
  • Glenrock Paleon Museum in Wyoming has a new ceratopsian, nicknamed Carol
  • Smithsonian created 3D models of the Nation’s T. rex and their Triceratops which are free to download
  • There’s a big dinosaur exhibit at the Guangdong Science Center in China, called The World’s Largest Dinosaurs
  • Flamingo Gardens in Florida has life-sized dinosaurs on display
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs reopened in New Jersey
  • The Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin has Lego dinosaurs for the summer
  • In Kansas City, Missouri, retired couple Bruce and Judith Wake dig up dinosaurs and show them at schools
  • PC Games made a list of the best dinosaur games on PC
  • A new production of Ari Rudenko’s Ghosts of Hell Creek will in Bali, Indonesia on June 14-15

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May 29, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Talarurus, the "wicker tailed" ankylosaurid from Mongolia.

Interview with Brian Engh, a paleoartist, who has illustrated many of the recent dinosaur finds including Aquilops, Dynamoterror, and Invictarx, to name a few. He also makes puppets, movies, and music. Follow him on Patreon at historianhimself.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Ambopteryx, the new membrane-winged dinosaur, adds details that were missing from the Yi qi discovery
  • Workers on a construction site in Colorado found some ceratopsian fossils
  • Four college students found a clutch of dinosaur egg fossils while on a walk in the countryside in China
  • The Museum of New Zealand of Te Papa Tongarewa has a new display featuring an Iguanodon tooth
  • The museum “MOST” in Syracuse, New York is getting a permanent, 3,000 square foot dinosaur exhibit called Dino Zone
  • A massive dinosaur named Ichiro was built for Burning Man, but is in Washington D.C. until this summer
  • An engineering student built a PVC raptor puppet in her free time
  • Quirky Berkeley has a treasure-hunt page dedicated to dinosaurs you can find around Berkeley, California
  • In Bozeman, Montana, Gallatin High School has just made a raptor their new mascot

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