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Nov 14, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Montanoceratops, a primitive ceratopsian with an unusually deep tail thanks to its vertebral spines.

Interview with Ashley & Lee Hall, both from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Ashley is the Adult Programs Coordinator and Lee is a Preparator and Lab Manager. But more importantly, like us, their wedding heavily featured dinosaurs.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • T. rex could turn more quickly than similar dinosaurs
  • New histology on the tyrannosaurs Jane & Petey show that Nanotyrannus is probably a juvenile T. rex
  • Simulated jaw mechanics showed the bite force and bone penetration of several tyrannosaurs
  • The juvenile T. rex Found N.E. Montana includes partial hands, feet, vertebrae, ribs, a partial skull, and teeth
  • Therizinosaurs have an unusual combination of basal arm musculature and more avian style leg musculature
  • Dinosaurs’ unique single ovary appears to have evolved after Oviraptor but before Troodontidae
  • We don't know if large bodied dromaeosaurs (velociraptor and larger) had tail fans
  • The new "Mtuka titanosaur" was found in Africa
  • An analysis of fossil fragments in Mygatt-Moore showed about half of the bones had marks on them
  • Maiasaura humeri bone microstructure changed as they aged, supporting a shift from bipedal to quadrupedal
  • Pachycephalosaurus has theropod-like teeth in the front and other similarities to Dracorex
  • An analysis of the pachycephalosaur Sphaerotholus showed that all 3 species should be considered valid
  • Early dinosaurs had thin semi rigid eggs, but in the early to mid Jurassic their eggs got thicker—possibly as a solution to dehydration and predation
  • By studying dozens of crocodilian, turtle, and bird nests, researchers found that the arrangement is preserved well as it is buried
  • Professional fossil preparator tips include: wear gloves, use tools only after getting training, and test other methods in advance to avoid unwanted destruction
  • High quality photogrammetry and 3D printing can be achieved using cheaper equipment
  • It is important to standardize and clean up the large amounts of historical fossil data so that it is easy to search and understand

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Montanoceratops, more links from Ashley & Lee Hall, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Montanoceratops-Episode-207/

Nov 7, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Zuniceratops, a ceratopsian that was discovered in New Mexico by an 8 year-old.

Interview with Jingmai O'Connor, professor at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences who recently described the first ever fossilized dinosaur lung remains.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A 130 million year old fossil from Hebei Province in China has been found
  • The “Baofenglong fossil” recently went on display at Chongqing Yongchuan Museum Town Hall in China. An 80% complete 49 ft (15 m) long herbivore
  • Residents near the Tumbler Ridge Museum voted to fund the museum with added attractions and services
  • Most sauropod fossils are from adults. Dwarf sauropods have a younger distribution, but still mostly adults
  • Several models of Yi qi extra wrist bone were proposed to find an orientation that may have worked with its patagial membranes
  • Flight evolution can be categorized into 4 evolutionary phases: characters unrelated to flight, exapted traits, direct selection, and traits for longer flight duration
  • Pterosaurs and maniraptorans couldn’t assume a bat-like pose
  • Microraptor & Rahonavis could glide, Changyuraptor used it's tail for pitch control, but troodontids were too big (relative to their wings) to get off the ground
  • Ichthyornis has a skull half way between Archaeopteryx and modern birds
  • "Birds are the only group of animals that rival mammals in terms of brain size"
  • Sauropod trackway “gauge” might not mean much
  • A synchrotron of coprolite from an early dinosaur like Silesaurus opelensis showed lots of beetle remains including wings & beetle tibia
  • Based on carbon-13 isotopes in Deinonychus and Tenontosaurus it appears that raptors were not pack hunters
  • Thanks to guinea fowl walking through soft mud we are closer than ever to recreate how dinosaurs made their tracks
  • The pectoralis of Archaeopteryx was smaller than modern birds, but may have still been large enough to achieve brief flight
  • A study of Psittacosaurus braincases shows that 2 year-old brains elongate significantly (midbrain & olfactory tract/bulbs especially)
  • Ugrunaaluk was smaller than its massive cousins like Edmontosaurus, possibly because of dwarfism from living in the arctic reaching about 18-19ft long
  • A new ceratopsian was found in Grand staircase Escalante National Monument

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 Permia, makers of the coolest prehistoric clothing and collectibles this side of the Holocene! Their scientifically accurate t-shirts, hoodies, stickers, and figurines are available now. Get $5 off orders of $35 or more with the promo code IKNOWDINO

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 Zuniceratops, more links from Jingmai O'Connor, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Zuniceratops-Episode-206/

Oct 31, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Yamaceratops, a ceratopsian whose frill is heavily pitted, possibly for jaw muscle attachments.

Interview with Ali Nabavizadeh, Assistant Professor of anatomy at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He studies the jaw musculature of herbivorous dinosaurs. Follow him on Twitter @Vert_Anatomist and check out his blog Anatomist's Guide.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A large sauropod from the Late Cretaceous has been found in the Gobi Desert and it’s about 30-40% complete
  • In Argentina 70 million year old dinosaur eggs were found possibly including embryos, skin, and teeth
  • The “Tufts-Love” T. rex skull at the Burke Museum has found 100% of the skull and jaw bones by bone count including several that are rarely preserved
  • Junchang Lü, one of the most prominent paleontologists in China, recently passed away at the beginning of October at the age of 53
  • Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, the first Jurassic dinosaur found in Chile, is going on exhibit at the Regional Museum of Aysen, in Coyhaique, Chile, next year
  • An Allosaurus will be posed with a nest at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History since it may have looked after its young
  • Jurassic World is selling Indoraptor masks, just in time for Halloween
  • A study of 150 Ceolophysis—mostly from the same bonebed—show that early triassic dinosaurs had femora that changed significantly as they aged
  • The data used to support the Ornithoscelida hypothesis had many errors, which casts some doubt on the conclusion that Ornithoscelida should replace the traditional Saurischia and Ornithischia groups
  • A study of a baby Massospondylus and it’s forelimb strength shows that Massospondylus was bipedal for its entire life
  • A simulation of Mussaurus (the earliest Jurassic sauropodomorph) showed its center of mass shifted as it grew, meaning that it was quadrupedal as a baby and bipedal as an adult
  • Researchers used a program called niche mapper to model microclimates of Plateosaurus & Coelophysis, showing which environments they would prefer based on plumage and metabolic rates
  • Reconstructions of dinosaur feeding musculature shows that they chewed in a way different than any animal alive today
  • A study of emu and ostrich bones found many similarities with dinosaurs and suggests using bone microstructure to identify maturity
  • Sauropodomorph inner ears vary significantly across groups: Diplodocoids have relatively smaller inner ear, while Giraffatitan has the largest known inner-ear
  • By studying alligator and turkey arms we might be able to show which theropods could supinate their hands as they drew them to their body
  • A study of dinosaur bearing sites from Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta & Saskatchewan and the similar aged Judith River sites in Montana shows which locations were the most similar
  • A new model of dinosaur diversity in the latest cretaceous shows that they were not in decline, but instead maybe slowing down or leveling off

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

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 Yamaceratops, more links from Ali Nabavizadeh, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Yamaceratops-Episode-205/

 

Oct 24, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Coelophysis, the state dinosaur of New Mexico which has been found in huge groups.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Dynamoterror dynastes “powerful terror ruler,” was described from the Menefee Formation in NW New Mexico

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Coelophysis, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Coelophysis-Episode-204/

 

Oct 17, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Cedarosaurus, a Brachiosaurid (high browser) that has been found with over 100 gastroliths.

Interview with Philip Millar, the Associate Creative Director at Creature Technology. The people who made the Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and many other amazing puppets.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new mamenchisaurid sauropod, Anhuilong diboensis, was found in China about 200 miles southwest of Shanghai
  • A juvenile Diplodocus skull was found with a mixture of teeth similar to those in adult Diploducus and Camarasaurus indicating they probably ate more diverse food than the adults
  • A new early dinosaur/bird named Yangavis confucii, had a toothless beak, and relatively large claws on its wings compared to its closest relatives
  • An emerging field called bio-inspired robotics aims to mimic nature to make robots, including those that can traverse rough terrain
  • Models of dinosaur movement could help us build better robots and architecture
  • At least 15 new dinosaur eggs from the cretaceous have been found in Zhejiang China
  • Schools in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, can request to visit a dinosaur dig site where they can dig for fossils and learn about the history of the area
  • Saurian recently updated their Triceratops to include four life stages and their T. rex to a featherless form
  • One mom dressed her whole family (including 4 kids ages 4-10) in inflatable T. rex costumes to take a photo announcing she’s expecting her fifth child

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

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 Cedarosaurus, more links from Philip Millar, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Cedarosaurus-Episode-203/

 

Oct 10, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Hadrosaurus, the first dinosaur skeleton to be mounted.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new dinosaur, Jinguofortis perplexus, gives a perplexing glimpse into early bird evolution
  • A new carcharodontosaurid specimen was found North of Lisbon in Portugal
  • The National Museum in Rio, Brazil may reopen in 3 years if they can secure funding
  • The Dinosaur Gallery at the Australian Museum has reopened after adding the T. rex from the show "T. rex Autopsy"
  • The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation has a campaign to open a permanent exhibit of an animatronic “Bisti Beast”
  • The Royal Tyrrell Museum 3D printed a Daspletosaurus skull for display because the original was too fragile to cast
  • The Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, South Carolina, has a new exhibit, “Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice”
  • Beaumont, Texas will celebrate a Dinosaur Day on October 24th, with activities such as painting papier-mâché dinosaurs.
  • 9-year-old Elijah Stevenson won first place in the Kern County Fair in California, for his dinosaur exhibit

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

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 Hadrosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Hadrosaurus-Episode-202/

 

Oct 3, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Dracorex, The "dragon king of Hogwarts".

Interview with Jaye Jurassick, frequent guest on the Jurassic Park Podcast and @jaye_jurassick on Instagram where you can see his dinosaur art.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new sauropodomorph, Ledumahadi mafube, was the largest dinosaur of its time despite still having a "crouched" posture
  • A ceratopsian at the Smithsonian has been called Triceratops, Diceratops, and Nedoceratops
  • In Villány, Hungary (a wine region), bone fragments of a small igaunodont have been found
  • New fossils have been found in Saskatchewan, Canada this summer, including an Edmontosaurus skull, Triceratops bones, Gorgosaurus teeth, and ankylosaur fossils
  • In Eastern Cape, in South Africa, scientists recently found a giant dinosaur bonebed. It’s about 200 million years old, and the animals were buried together by lots of mud
  • Good news for Zuul fans, the ankylosaur goes on display at the Royal Ontario Museum on December 15
  • Researchers are recreating part of the Brazil National Museum’s collection with 3D printers
  • Students aged 11-15 made a large part of the new Idaho Dinosaur Exhibit at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, as part of the Dino Camps they attended this summer
  • A STEM lab at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School allows the school to have a lesson plan where students dissect dinosaurs in "ZSPACE" virtual reality
  • Dinosaur Ecosystems, Hong Kong University’s free online course, is back! It started September 14, and there are new field trips to Canada, Spain, France, and the desert of Xinjiang, China
  • Dino 101 also recently got an update
  • There’s a new series for CBBC, called Deadly Dinosaurs demonstrating the power of dinosaurs
  • Mashable published a video of the puppeteers who worked on the dinosaurs in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
  • Speculation about Jurassic World 3 includes the idea that there may be dinosaurs in space

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

To get access to lots of patron only content, including an extra long version of our interview with Jaye Jurassick, check out https://www.patreon.com/iknowdino

For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Dracorex, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Dracorex-Episode-201/

Sep 26, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Tyrannosaurus rex, the king of the dinosaurs.

Interview with Thomas Carr, Associate Professor of Biology at Carthage College, Director of the Carthage Institute of Paleontology, and Senior Scientific Adviser to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. He can be found on Twitter @TyrannosaurCarr

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new alvarezsaurid, Qiupanykus zhangi, was found with an oviraptorosaur egg that it may have been eating
  • A new 23ft sauropodomorph, Yizhousaurus sunae, was found in southern China
  • A lesson plan for teaching paleontology to children from Julián Nájera is published in both English and Spanish
  • A revisit of Andrew Farke's 2013 article on the ethics of digitizing fossils
  • Fossils that were recently returned to China are now on display in Zhengzhou, in Henan Province
  • Two elephants at the Perth Zoo in Australia went on a tour to meet and greet the animatronic 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

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 Tyrannosaurus rex, more links from Thomas Carr, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Tyrannosaurus rex-Episode-200/

 

Sep 19, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Bonitasaura, a small titanosaur that had some features similar to Diplodocus.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new nodosaurid ankylosaur, Invictarx zephyri, was named based on osteoderms found in New Mexico
  • A review of Ornithischian dinosaurs in the Morrison Formation synonymized a few and split out another named Dryosaurus elderae
  • Visitors to Crystal Palace Park got to get close to the dinosaurs last weekend for Heritage Open Days
  • Three of the 30 dinosaur statues in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, were recently damaged
  • Chrome used a dinosaur for their 404 error page because dinosaurs didn't have internet
  • On September 18, Universal Pictures and Facebook launched an AR experience for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to coincide with the DVD release

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

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 Bonitasaura, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Bonitasaura-Episode-199/

 

Sep 12, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Alectrosaurus, A medium sized cretaceous tyrannosaur that lived along side Gigantoraptor.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Three juveniles of a new iguanodontian species named Choyrodon barsboldi were found in Mongolia
  • A new Amargasaurus relative named Pilmatueia faundezi was found in Argentina
  • A fire destroyed most of the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro taking with it part of the Iritator holotype, Maxakalisaurus, and many other important fossils
  • They have requested anyone with photos of the exhibits to send them to thg.museo@gmail.com
  • The Museum of Prehistory in Brabant, Netherlands, will be presented with a new Diplodocus skeleton on October 10
  • Cincinnati Museum Center in Ohio is getting a 55% complete 30 ft long Torvosaurus skeleton in November
  • A T. rex skeleton nicknamed Roosevelt is on display at the Erin Martin Design showroom in Napa County, CA
  • A single industrial park in China is responsible for most of the dinosaur animatronics created in the world
  • A family in Great Falls, Montana created a mini sauropod sculpture
  • Google Chrome created a birthday edition of the running T. rex to celebrate its 10th anniversary
  • Mattel released an interactive robotic velociraptor toy called "Alpha Training Blue"

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

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 Alectrosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Alectrosaurus-Episode-198/

 

Sep 5, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Achillobator, a larger dromaeosaur from cretaceous Mongolia.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Two new alverezsauroids were found in China, filling the largest gap in theropod evolution
  • Walking with Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular has gone on tour in Europe, with some of the most impressive dinosaur animatronics ever made
  • Expedition: Dinosaur, will be at Grand Rapids Public Museum starting October 14. There will be life sized animatronic dinosaurs, and visitors will be able to control some of them
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History got a $160 million donation from Edward P. Bass, a billionaire and philanthropist who graduated from Yale in 1967
  • Congrats to Drumheller’s World’s Largest Dinosaur Structure which reached two million visitors
  • In Sibay, Russia,a welder caught a T. rex on fire at an amusement park
  • A couple got engaged on the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood after riding it 62 times, breaking the park record
  • A fiberglass T. rex head is for sale on Okaloosa Island, in Florida
  • Parkasaurus, a sim where you can build your own dinosaur park, is opening up early access on Steam September 25

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

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 Achillobator, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Achillobator-Episode-197/

 

Aug 29, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Scelidosaurus, the first dinosaur described based on a mostly complete skeleton, and an important ancestor to Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Over 260 dinosaur tracks (mostly sauropodomorph) were found in southwest China and may show sauropodomorphs swimming
  • In Alaska, therizinosaur and hadrosaur tracks were found together for the first time
  • Dinosaur footprints have been found for the first time on the Scottish mainland
  • A closed mine in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may reopen, risking damage to dinosaur fossils
  • The University of Alberta is holding a "Dinosaur Dentistry" event on Saturday, September 22
  • The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is looking for volunteers for their fossil preparation lab, to help clean and prepare Pachyrhinosaurus fossils
  • National Fossil day is coming up, October 17 this year here's a list of some of the events scheduled so far
  • Scotty the T. rex celebrated her birthday at the Discovery Centre in Easton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a fun mock interview
  • Mary Anning is getting a statue in Lyme Regis, at the request of a 10-year-old girl
  • Paleontologist Xing Lida has a science fiction book out in China, called You Long Ji: Prehistoric Intruder
  • Earth Science in Cinema at the University of Utah, will explore the relationship between storytelling and scientific accuracy in Hollywood
  • Jurassic Outpost created a visual guide to the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park(s) and Jurassic World(s)
  • Jurassic Park will be in 500 theaters around the U.S. next month to celebrate its 25th anniversary

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

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 Scelidosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Scelidosaurus-Episode-196/

 

Aug 22, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Gryphoceratops, a tiny Canadian cousin of Triceratops.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new article shows that Spinosaurus probably couldn't swim effectively, but was a capable bipedal walker on land
  • Victoria Arbour is the new curator of paleontology at the Royal British Columbia Museum
  • Dickinson Dinosaur Museum has continued excavating a tyrannosaur and hadrosaur in the Judith River Formation in Montana
  • Juvenile hadrosaurs bones have been found in the Spring Creek bone bed near the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Grande Prairie
  • The Queensland Museum in Australia is 3D scanning its collection of fossils and will share its research with Australian students and international scientists
  • Dinosaur Hill in Fruita, Colorado has some new signs to teach people about the historical importance of the area
  • Ohio State University’s Orton Hall Museum is getting a Cryolophosaurus cast to display on October 7
  • Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History in Texas has some new fossils, including a full sized cast of a Triceratops skull
  • From now until September 9, you can see the “Tyrannosaurus Exhibit: The mystery of evolution” at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha, Japan
  • The Bolton Museum in Bolton, UK, recently officially nicknamed their Tuojiangosaurus skeleton "Jango"
  • Smithsonian Mag wrote an elegy for Hatcher the Triceratops which will soon be on display being eaten by a T. rex
  • A list of dinosaur games includes Magic School Bus: Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Island, Jurassic Park: Danger, Dino Frontier, and Ark: Survival Evolved.
  • The new game, Jurassic World VR Expedition is available to play in Dave & Busters
  • According to J.A. Bayona, E.T. inspired the really sad Brachiosaurus death scene in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
  • A group of US military veterans made a Jurassic World fan film called "Jurassic World Exodus"

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

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 Gryphoceratops, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Gryphoceratops-Episode-195/

 

Aug 15, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Brachylophosaurus, a large hadrosaurid with a paddle-like bony crest on its head.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The largest sauropod foot was found in Wyoming
  • Allosaurus may be getting a neotype to replace the incomplete holotype
  • Liaoning Beipiao Sihetun Ancient Fossils Museum is being built in China where it will open sometime next year
  • In Wales, Cardiff’s Bute Park will have an interactive dinosaur experience next weekend, called Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life
  • In Westchester, New York, Lasdon Park has getting a bunch of dinosaurs in their Dinosaur Garden, which is now a permanent exhibit
  • American Ninja Warrior released a video of Grant McCartney being chased through the course by a flock of T. rex and Velociraptor ninjas
  • Iron Sky: The Coming Race will feature dinosaurs, reptilians, a moon base, and a hollow earth

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

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 Brachylophosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Brachylophosaurus-Episode-194/

 

Aug 8, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Fruitadens, the smallest known ornithischian at under 2 pounds and 3 feet in length.

Interview with Sean Rubin, the author & illustrator of Bolivar. The graphic novel where Bolivar the T. rex roams New York City and nobody notices because they are all so busy. Sean is also the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of MNY Group. He can be found on Instagram and twitter @SeanCRubin & online at seanrubin.com

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new experiment of Jurassic plant growth and sauropod digestion shows that the ecosystem could hold more dinosaurs than previously thought.
  • A new study on fossilized melanosomes calls into question previous studies on dinosaur coloration.
  • A team from the University of Kansas is working on excavating a juvenile T. rex in the Hell Creek Formation.
  • Late Jurassic footprints are being investigated in paving stones near hotsprings in China.
  • Sauropod footprints from the early Cretaceous have been documented with photogrammetry in the UK.
  • A father and son team opened a dinosaur center in Springerville, Arizona.
  • A temporary inflatable green sauropod is in the Bayville dinosaur’s place while it’s being repaired.
  • Myles Garrett from the Cleveland Browns recently traded his signed No. 95 jersey for a dinosaur toy.
  • A new South Korean film came out this summer, called Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days, which featured some dinosaurs.
  • YouTube video “The Most Disturbing Death Scene in Jurassic Park History - Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.” highlights the scene where compys kill a baby.
  • College Humor created a video showing Jurassic Park scenes with other prehistoric creatures.
  • The New Zealand Mint has a colored, official, Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary 1oz silver coin for sale for $85 USD.
  • The board game “Jurassic Park: Danger” was released by Ravensburger where one person plays as the dinosaurs trying to eat the human players.

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Fruitadens, more links from Sean Rubin, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Fruitadens-Episode-193/

Aug 1, 2018

Dinosaur of the day Ampelosaurus, a "dwarf" sauropod that was only 52ft long and weighed 8 tons.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The first ever diplodcoid from East Asia was discovered, Lingwulong shenqi, and it's also incredibly old for an advanced sauropod
  • The new Deep Time exhibit coming to the Smithsonian in 2019 will feature a T. rex biting the frill of a Triceratops
  • Dickinson Dinosaur Museum in North Dakota has a new claws exhibit to show the correlation between dinosaurs and modern birds
  • The Dinosaur Room in Rio’s National Museum recently reopened after a renovation
  • In the month of August, if you donate to certain Goodwills, you can get free kids tickets to Dinosaur World
  • A 16-year-old in the UK built a replica Allosaurus from scrap metal
  • In Las Vegas a man setup projectors outside his daughter's window to simulate dinosaurs looking at her
  • A real estate agent made a listing go viral using an inflatable T. rex costume
  • There’s a Stegosaurus that holds nachos (the nachosaurus)
  • Robert Kirkman, who created the comic The Walking Dead, is now working on a new project called Super Dinosaur
  • Our five-year-old listner Remy was featured in a University of Alberta article after choosing Alberta as his birthday destination—for the dinosaurs of course

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Ampelosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Ampelosaurus-Episode-192/

 

Jul 25, 2018

In the news: The ankylosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni was found in Utah with a gryposaur, a turtle, and a crocodile; Dinosaur National Monument has a new paleontologist; A geology instructor donated a large collection of fossils and specimens to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut; A 30 foot inflatable dinosaur named Dino-Mite was briefly stolen from a fireworks store; The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, Virginia is having a two-day Dino Festival; York Maze in the UK has opened a 15 acre maze of a T. rex and Triceratops to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park; BBC4 aired the three part series titled Jurassic Coast Revealed; and a 1/2 oz pure silver colored Canadian dinosaur coin featuring Edmontonia was released

Dinosaur of the day Koreaceratops the first ceratopsian found in Korea

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Koreaceratops, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Koreaceratops-Episode-191/

 

Jul 18, 2018

In the news: A team of researchers think titanosaurs made their eggs extra thick to protect them from acidic hotsprings; A review of dinosaur egg research, including how to tell body temperature from the isotopes in the shell; A nine-year-old kid, found an Iguanodon vertebra on the Isle of Wight, UK while playing on the beach; new dinosaur exhibits; Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom pop-up cards and temporary restaurant in Tokyo; and more

Dinosaur of the day Nomingia an oviraptorid with a bird-like pygostyle which may have held up a fan of feathers

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Nomingia, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nomingia-Episode-190/

Jul 11, 2018

This week, we interview with Glen McIntosh an animation supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic who worked on Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World, and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. Among other things, we discus all the dinosaur puppets in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and how they made it onto the screen.

In the news: A new Triassic sauropod from Argentina, Ingentia, shows very early gigantism and incredibly fast growth rates; hundreds of new dinosaur fossils from Mongolia; New dinosaur exhibits; guesses about Jurassic World 3; Our review of Jurassic World: Evolution; and more

Dinosaur of the day Lamaceratops a small—possibly dubious—ceratopsian from Mongolia

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Lamaceratops, more links from Glen McIntosh, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Lamaceratops-Episode-189/

Jul 4, 2018

In the news: Researchers looked at dinosaur hyoid bones to guess what their tongues may have been like; When The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History dinosaur hall reopens it will allow visitors to virtually feed an Edmontosaurus; In Ulan Bator, Mongolia, a man was recently arrested for hiding a Protoceratops fossil and planning to sell it; A hadrosaur thighbone from 70 million years ago was found in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan, on Kamikoshikijima island; A new theropod footprint was found in northern Germany; An interactive map shows what Earth looked like at various periods in time, including at your address; A new Jurassic World Alexa skill; dinosaur exhibits; and more

Dinosaur of the day Lophorhothon the "crested nose" hadrosauroid from Alabama, USA

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Lophorhothon, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Lophorhothon-Episode-188/

Jun 27, 2018

Our review of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

In the news: Two new Ankylosaurs—Acantholipan gonzalezi in Mexico and Jindi Jialong in China; Dinosaur footprints found in Shandong Province, China; Smithsonian listed five ways real science would have made Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom better; And tons of new museum exhibits

Dinosaur of the day Indoraptor the new hybrid dinosaur in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Indoraptor, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Indoraptor-Episode-187/

Jun 20, 2018

This week's link to enter the Velociraptor Sculpture Sweepstakes is http://bit.ly/LastChance186 complete rules are at https://iknowdino.com/velociraptor-sculpture-sweepstakes-official-rules

In the news: Scientists hypothesize how bacteria in dinosaur gut contents may explain why herbivores lived in groups; The mystery theropod dinosaur auctioned off at the Eiffel Tower sold for more than 2 million Euros; Trix the T. rex is on display at Paris Jardin des Plantes for three months; Alberta, Canada has new drivers licenses and ID cards, with Albertosaurus on them; IFC Mall in Hong Kong has a T. rex on display until June 27; Another dinosaur movie, Triassic World, came out on June 19; and more

Dinosaur of the day Othnielia a small dinosaur that was originally described by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1877, but then called Nanosaurus rex

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Jun 13, 2018

This week's link to enter the Velociraptor Sculpture Sweepstakes is http://bit.ly/Velociraptor185 complete rules are at https://iknowdino.com/velociraptor-sculpture-sweepstakes-official-rules

This week we speak with John Hutchinson, a professor of evolutionary biomechanics at The Royal Veterinary College. He is leading the Dawn Dinos project, he worked on T. rex Autopsy, and he can be found on Twitter @JohnRHutchinson

In the news: Dinosaurs may have originally evolved beaks so that they could develop faster—and spend less time vulnerable in eggs; The global destruction of forests may have been a major factor in (most) dinosaurs going extinct; At the Field Museum in Chicago, Maximo was repainted right before his debut; Some dinosaur casts will be in displayed at Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movie premieres; Frontier Development has released another video about Jurassic World Evolution; Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom sponsored a video of dinosaur-costumed parkour scenes from the new movie; and more

Dinosaur of the day Procompsognathus a small dinosaur which probably ate insects, lizards, and other small prey

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Procompsognathus, more links from John Hutchinson, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Procompsognathus-Episode-185/

Jun 6, 2018

This week's link to enter the Velociraptor Sculpture Sweepstakes is http://bit.ly/Dinosaur184 complete rules are at https://iknowdino.com/velociraptor-sculpture-sweepstakes-official-rules

In the news: The newly discovered Bagualosaurus may help to fill in missing information about early sauropod evolution; A Spinosaurus toe bone shows some evidence of aquatic behavior from a young age; New dinosaur tracks in Lake Powell, Utah; The mobile game Jurassic World Alive was released; Newsweek created a special edition for the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park; New dinosaur exhibits, shirts, videos, and more

Dinosaur of the day Segisaurus A small Jurassic theropod which was so small that it probably ate insects

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Segisaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Segisaurus-Episode-184/

May 30, 2018

This week's link to enter the Velociraptor Sculpture Sweepstakes is http://bit.ly/Giveaway183 complete rules are at https://iknowdino.com/velociraptor-sculpture-sweepstakes-official-rules

This week we interview Elizabeth Rega, professor of Anatomy and associate vice provost for academic development and academic affairs at Western University of Health Sciences. She's also a consultant for the animation and gaming industries, and has worked on projects including Disney's Dinosaur.

In the news: Researchers put Nile crocodiles into an MRI to test how archosaurs see and hear; A Diplodocus hip was found with "signs of possibly being purulent" (puss-filled); Jack Horner is developing 3D dinosaur holograms; Dinosaur Fingerlings are for sale in the U.S.; Fandango, is now selling Jurassic Park & Jurassic World merchandise; A joke clip shows Owen Grady and Claire Dearing trying to check Blue into a flight as a service animal; and more

Dinosaur of the day Proceratosaurus An early tyrannosauroid whose name can be seen on an embryo cooler in Jurassic Park

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

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Proceratosaurus, links from Elizabeth Rega, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Proceratosaurus-Episode-183/

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