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Apr 17, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Rhoetosaurus, a sauropod from Queensland, Australia that has been pieced together over 50+ years.

Interview with Darrin Pagnac, associate professor of geology and geological engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and the author of a recent paper called Dinosaurs: A Catalyst for Critical Thought

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new giant titanosaur, Kaijutitan maui, found with a partial skull
  • The first lambeosaurine (head-crested) hadrosaur bone from Alaska
  • The Triceratops named Headless Henry at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science recently got a head
  • In Calgary, Canada, a clean up company called Just Junk found thousands of fossils when helping a family move
  • You can see a “Skinny” the sauropod at Heathrow Airport in London until June 3, when it will be removed for auction
  • Jurassic World Live Tour announced U.S. tour dates starting in Columbus, Ohio this September

To get access to lots of patron only content including an unabridged interview with Darrin Pagnac go to https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Rhoetosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Rhoetosaurus-Episode-229/

Apr 10, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Gigantspinosaurus, a stegosaur (not a spinosaur) with large shoulder spines.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The day that wiped out the dinosaurs was captured in a 1.3m layer of flood water, fossilized fish, and raining tektites
  • According to the New Yorker, we can expect to see many dinosaur fossils that were killed by the asteroid in future articles
  • Several museums are working together to excavate near the Jurassic Mile in Wyoming
  • A man found a Spinosaurus tooth while running erands in Japan
  • The Discovery Center of Idaho in Boise is installing Tinker, a juvenile T. rex cast
  • The Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibit is now at LA’s Natural History Museum with Cryolophosaurus and Glacialisaurus
  • A Jurassic Park fan created a 6 minute stop motion short called Indomation featuring an Indoraptor toy and wooden artist manikins

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 Gigantspinosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Gigantspinosaurus-Episode-228/

Apr 3, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Incisivosaurus, a small dinosaur with rodent-like front teeth.

Interview with Alida Bailleul, who recently described a dinosaur fossil with an unlaid egg clearly in its abdomen. Her research focuses on microscopic structure of dinosaur bone and tissue. She has also studied modern alligators and birds to learn about dinosaur tissue and biomechanics.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new small therizinosaur, Lingyuanosaurus sihedangensis, was discovered with smaller more curved claws than its relative Therizinosaurus
  • “Scotty” the T. rex is now officially the largest Tyrannosaur—and possibly land predator—ever discovered
  • An amazing find of a dinosaur, Avimaia schweitzerae, that died with an unlaid egg inside it was found in Northwest China
  • Washington State is working on getting an official state dinosaur: Suciasaurus rex
  • The Montana state senate passed the bill 50-0 that says fossils are a property’s surface rights, not mineral rights
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College has a new dinosaur, Walter, the hadrosaur

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 Incisivosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Incisivosaurus-Episode-227/

Mar 27, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Kaatedocus , the smaller cousin of Diplodocus and Barosaurus.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new basal ornithopod with skinny arms, Mahuidacursor lipanglef, was described in Argentina
  • A hadrosaur was found in Montana with marks showing it was probably chewed on by a juvenile T. rex
  • Tracks from the Middle Jurassic of China appear to be the first evidence of quadrupedal theropod walking
  • Several institutions in New Mexico are working together this spring to photograph, scan, map, and model the Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite
  • Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita, Colorado, has a new 6ft 4in Apatosaurus femur on display
  • The Natural History Museum at Tring in the UK has a new, free exhibition, that shows off the dinosaurs of the British Isles
  • The U.S. Postal Service is coming out with new T. rex stamps this year
  • The Canadian Mint has a new, limited edition glow in the dark dinosaur coin of a hatching Hypacrosaurus

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 Kaatedocus , and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Kaatedocus-Episode-226/

Mar 20, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Atlascopcosaurus, an Early Cretaceous iguanodont from southern Australia.

We also interviewed Michael D'Emic, Assistant Professor of Biology at Adelphi University. He has studied dinosaur body size evolution, bone tissues, and teeth. We discuss the crazy number of teeth that Majungasaurus grew, Allosaurus growth variation, why some Titanosaurs had osteoderms, and a lot more. Follow him on Twitter @astrophocaudia

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new ornithopod, Galleonosaurus dorisae, was found in Southern Victoria, Australia
  • A group of 29 young ornithopods were named Convolosaurus marri in Texas
  • Jurassic National Monument in Utah was confirmed as part of a new public lands bill
  • India is planning on building their own version of the Smithsonian Museum, called the Indian Museum of Earth
  • Calgary Zoo in Canada is giving its Dinny the Dinosaur statue a $200,000 makeover
  • An animatronic dinosaur ride is coming to the Bronx Zoo in April
  • In Berkeley New Jersey, there will soon be a new dinosaur outside Sand Castle Diner, to keep Bud the Bayville dinosaur company
  • Publication Studio Games created a fun text based, choose your own adventure game, called A Dinosaur Named David Swims in a Japanese pool
  • You can now buy a toy model version of the Google Chrome T. rex

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 Atlascopcosaurus, more links from Michael D'Emic, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Atlascopcosaurus-Episode-225/

Mar 13, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Dromaeosaurus, the bigger badder cousin of velociraptor with a bite about three times as strong.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new baby oviraptorid, Gobiraptor minutus, from Cretaceous Mongolia that may have eaten bivalves
  • The first stegosaur named in Mongolia, Mongolostegus exspectabilis, may be the most recent stegosaur found to date
  • A new article in Nature shows that two-thirds of 3D scan data is not shared online, largely so authors can exclusively use it for future work
  • The Montana House of Representatives passed the bill that says fossils are part of a property’s surface estate, not the mineral estate
  • The National Showcaves Centre for Wales sold a 15ft tall 30 ft long Allosaurus sculpture to make space for new sculptures

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 Dromaeosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Dromaeosaurus-Episode-224/

Mar 6, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Nodosaurus, the original member of Nodosauridae (the clade of ankylosaurs without tail clubs).

Interview with Thomas Hopp, scientist, inventor, lecturer, and author. He’s written a number of short stories and novels, including the science fiction series Dinosaur Wars. He has also proposed that dinosaurs evolved feathers on their hindlimbs to warm their nests.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new American Tyrannosauroid, Moros intrepidus, was about 30 million years younger than T. rex and 1% its size
  • The Irish coast guard were called to recover some T. rex bones which turned out to be a hoax
  • Matt Lamanna, will present “Diving for Dinosaurs: Cretaceous fossils from Croatia” at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Pismo Beach, California, had a grand re-opening recently for Dinosaur Caves Park
  • In the UK, you can now buy Easter-themed chocolate dinosaurs at both Aldi and Marks & Spencer
  • Metahub posted a list of the best and worst dinosaurs in Jurassic World Alive

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 Nodosaurus, more links from Thomas Hopp, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nodosaurus-Episode-223/

Feb 27, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Mei long, the "soundly sleeping dragon" from China.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new Iguanodontian, Pareisactus evrostos, was found in Spain with an extra thick shoulder blade
  • A roughly three-year-old early Saurischian, Nhandumirim waldsangae, was found in Brazil and named after its distant cousin: the rhea
  • An Iguanodontian, Sektensaurus sanjuanboscoi, was found on an island in a lake that’s only visible when water levels are low
  • 25% a trackway from Winton, Queensland, Australia have been relocated to protect them from erosion
  • A professional LEGO building company, is working on the “Brickosaur” show for Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, UK
  • Someone managed to flyboard while wearing an inflatable T. rex costume
  • Apex Legends has dinosaur easter eggs in the form of dinosaur toys
  • A “Jurassic Fight Night” with large dinosaur puppets was held in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Ashley Hall started a new Instagram @dresslikeascientist which features lots of dinosaur clothes and accessories

This episode is brought to you in part 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 Mei long, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Mei long-Episode-222/

Feb 20, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Dromiceiomimus, likely one of the fastest dinosaurs of the Mesozoic.

Interview with Eric Przybyszewski, a student at Montana State University’s Department of Earth Sciences and researcher at Two Medicine Dinosaur Center in Bynum, Montana. He is the lead author of the team working on a newly found dinosaur nesting site in Montana.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new enantiornithine from China, Shangyang, the “rain bird” was described with a fused premaxilla
  • Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia, found in Tanzania is one of the most complete early titanosaurs found to date
  • New legislation may define fossils as part of a property’s surface rights to prevent future lawsuits
  • The National Museum in Brazil has recovered about 2,000 items following the massive fire last year
  • The Sternberg Museum of Natural History has opened its new Oceans of Kansas Fossil Prep Lab
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has a Dinosaur Discovery exhibit up from now through April in Ohio
  • BBC has a new film called My Pet Dinosaur including dinosaur science and science fiction

This episode is brought to you in part 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 Dromiceiomimus, more links from Eric Przybyszewski, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Dromiceiomimus-Episode-221/

 

Feb 13, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Mussaurus, the "mouse lizard" sauropodomorph from Argentina.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new Amargasaurus relative, Bajadasaurus, was described with some amazing neck spines
  • A dinosaur foot including feathers and scutes was found preserved in amber
  • The original feather that defined Archaeopteryx may not belong to Archaeopteryx as it's now defined
  • A new dinosaur fossil went on display in Japan and may be the county's oldest dinosaur fossil
  • An event called Teach Rex in Liverpool in the UK
  • The new owner of a Flintstones theme park in Arizona plans to partially repurpose it for birding
  • A new website is digitizing bird skeletons, so far mostly from New Zealand
  • Both Dippy the Diplodocus and Trix the T. rex will soon be on display together in Glasgow, Scotland
  • There’s a new play in the UK about Gideon Mantell, called Dinomania

This episode is brought to you in part 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 Mussaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Mussaurus-Episode-220/

Feb 6, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Nedoceratops, the lesser known ceratopsian in the Triceratops vs Torosaurus debate.

Interview with Denver Fowler & Liz Freedman Fowler, paleontologists who work at the Badlands Dinosaur Museum. Denver is the curator. Liz is an Associate Professor of Biology at Dickinson State University. They have worked on a nodosaur, tyrannosaur, ceratopsians, hadrosaurs, and other dinosaurs all over the world. Check out there upcoming conference.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new sauropod from Tanzania, Wamweracaudia, emerges from an analysis of 100+ sauropods
  • Dave Hone has a survey up to get feedback on his research impact
  • Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha Nebraska has a new indoor exhibit called Dinosaur UpRoar
  • There’s a new T. rex Science Center in the works in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Polish graphic designer Jans Bajtlik made a tie featuring a map of Warsaw and dinosaurs
  • Dead Sound released a short animated dinosaur story called Sharp Teeth

This episode is brought to you in part 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 Nedoceratops, more links from Denver Fowler & Liz Freedman Fowler, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nedoceratops-Episode-219/

Jan 30, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Mononykus, an Alvarezsaurid with tiny arms but big claws that lived in the Late Cretaceous in what is now Mongolia.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Eubrontes tracks may have been made by a sauropodomorph instead of a predator
  • UV vision may have helped dinosaurs see their way through dense forests
  • There may have been an increase in asteroid impacts near the beginning of the Mesozoic
  • The lawsuit regarding Bears Ears monument status will be heard in Washington D.C.
  • Paris the Parasaurolophus sculpture has “laid an egg” (really grown a mushroom)
  • The Japanese manga series One Piece has a story arc with a group of dinosaur pirates
  • The mobile game Dino People lets you build a very simple dinosaur civilization

This episode is brought to you in part 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 Mononykus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Mononykus-Episode-218/

Jan 23, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Nanosaurus, a small herbivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic.

Interview with Tom Holtz, principal lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Department of Geology and the Faculty Director of the Science and Global Change Program. His primary focus is theropods, especially tyrannosaurids. He has also written several books, including Dinosaurs: The Most Complete Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages and Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide. Follow him on twitter @TomHoltzPaleo

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Our first new dinosaur of 2019 is Adynomosaurus, the “weak shouldered” hadrosaur from Northeast Spain
  • Bob the 90% complete Triceratops from North Dakota is back on sale
  • In Mongolia, two men were arrested while trying to sell a dinosaur fossil after posting it on Facebook
  • Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx opened at Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a new exhibit, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator opening on March 11
  • The Natural History Museum in London and the Science Museum next door will have related exhibits opening in 2020 featuring dinosaurs
  • The app MyFossil allows you to upload fossil images from the field to compare and discuss findings and techniques
  • Tri-C, a community college in Cleveland, Ohio, has a new Triceratops mascot
  • The Atlantic has a fun gallery of “dinosaur statues of questionable accuracy”

This episode is brought to you in part 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 Nanosaurus, more links from Tom Holtz, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nanosaurus-Episode-217/

Jan 16, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Megaraptor, A large theropod with claws over one foot long (originally thought to be foot claws, now known to be hand claws).

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Stegosaurus and Plateosaurus had much stronger bites than their close ancestors, while T. rex had a bite similar to its relatives
  • A new model shows how the mega-tsunami at the end-cretaceous spread around the world
  • The Planetario Alfa museum has an exhibit Dinosaurs Made in Mexico
  • An Indian geologist stirred up controversy claiming that Hindu god Lord Brahma discovered dinosaurs
  • In London at Greenwich Theatre there are two one act dinosaur-related plays running January 16 to 19
  • Turok the Dinosaur Hunter is getting a comic book reboot

This episode is brought to you in part 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 Megaraptor, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Megaraptor-Episode-216/

 

Jan 9, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Tarchia, a Mongolian ankylosaur that was likely prey of Tarbosaurus.

Interview with Past Time podcast, Matt, Adam, and Catherine are the hosts. They are all also paleontologists working with reptiles, lemurs, and bird brains. Check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The new theropod Saltriovenator zanellai from the Italian alps pushes back the first date of 1 ton carnivores to the earliest Jurassic
  • A fluid mechanics model confirms that ankylosaur nasal passages could have cooled their brains
  • A team of 60 people have recovered about 1,500 items from the ashes of Rio’s National Museum
  • The Bayville dinosaur in Berkeley Township, New Jersey is now fully restored and back
  • The three Drumheller dinosaur sculptures which were damaged beyond repair are on schedule to be replaced this spring
  • The new Aquaman movie apparently features T. rex like dinosaurs

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 Tarchia, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Tarchia-Episode-215/

 

Jan 2, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Thecodontosaurus, a Triassic sauropodomorph discovered in 1830s England.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Best discovery: Ledumahadi
  • 2nd best discovery: Jinyunpelta
  • Best listener question: What species of modern bird is the closest living relative of theropods, or more specifically raptors?
  • Most controversial paper: Spinosaurus probably couldn’t swim very well
  • Best dino food study: Dromeosaurs probably didn’t pack hunt
  • Best dinosaur biomechanic study: “Puncture-and-Pull Biomechanics”
  • Best paleopathology study: Diplodocus femur and hip pathologies
  • Best new tracksite: Goddard Space Flight Center tracks
  • Best extinction paper: How widespread forest fires affected bird evolution
  • Best baby dinosaur discovery: A nestling-sized skeleton of Edmontosaurus
  • Best Book (fiction): Bolivar (published end of 2017)
  • Best Book (non-fiction): The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
  • Best board Game: Jurassic Park: Danger
  • 2nd best board game: Cluedo: The Stolen Stegosaurus Mystery game
  • Best Video Game: Jurassic World: Evolution
  • Best movie release: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Best Video (live action): Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom parkour
  • Best Video (animated): College Humor Jurassic Park with other prehistoric creatures
  • 2nd best Video (animated): Jurassic Park in heels
  • Best story about dinosaurs bringing people together: A four-year-old received over 100 dinosaur toys after his house burned down

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 Thecodontosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Thecodontosaurus-Episode-214/

 

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