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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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