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Now displaying: August, 2019
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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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Polacanthus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Polacanthus-Episode-248/

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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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Patagonykus, links from Annalisa Berta, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Patagonykus-Episode-247/

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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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Nigersaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nigersaurus-Episode-246/

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

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 Vulcanodon, links from Scott A Bradley, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Vulcanodon-Episode-245/

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