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Dec 13, 2017

In our 159th episode, we talk with Dr. Jordan Mallon, a dinosaur specialist at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He got our attention at SVP with a poster about the riddle of upside down ankylosaurs. You can follow him on Twitter @Jordan_Mallon.

In the news: Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer was released; The Haarlem Archaeopteryx has been re-described as its own genus—Ostromia crassipes; and we share our dinosaur-fan holiday gift guide

Dinosaur of the day Lufengosaurus, a massospondylid that lived in the Jurassic in what is now China.

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For links to every gift idea, all of the details we shared about Lufengosaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/lufengosaurus-episode-159/

Dec 6, 2017

In the news: Three new dinosaurs were described, the Argentinian theropod Pandoravenator fernandezorum, the Nigerian ornithomimosaur Afromimus tenerensis, and the Chinese titanosaur Zhuchengtitan zangjiazhuangensis; A new Evo-Devo study recreates proto-feathers from chicken genes; A new debate on Ornithoscelida; New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom footage; and much more

Dinosaur of the day Camarasaurus, a sauropod whose name means "chambered lizard"

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Camarasaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/camarasaurus-episode-158/

Nov 29, 2017

In our 157th episode, we got to chat with Dr. Michael Habib. He is a paleontologist and biomechanist, who studies prehistoric animals and how they moved. He's known for his work on pterosaurs, feathered dinosaurs, and the origin of flight in birds. Follow him on Twitter @aeroevo.

In the news: The new, nearly complete, sauropod Mierasaurus was found in Utah; T. rex claws were probably formidable slashing weapons; New details on the Chicxulub impact that wiped out the dinosaurs; New dinosaur discoveries, eggs, studies, exhibits, and more

Dinosaur of the day Amargasaurus, a sauropod with spines on its neck and back.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Amargasaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/amargasaurus-episode-157/

Nov 22, 2017

In the news: A new trackway from Mongolia with a Gallimimus foot underneath; "Megatheropod" tracks found in Southern Africa from the Early Jurassic for the first time; A new summary of Ankylosaurus features estimates it at 8m (26ft) long and the largest individual weighed up to 8 tons; Update on Ornithoscelida; New dinosaur exhibits, posters, games, videos, clothes, and more

Dinosaur of the day Augustynolophus, the official state dinosaur of California.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Augustynolophus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/augustynolophus-episode-156/

Nov 15, 2017

In our 155th episode, we got to chat with Dr. Matthew Lamanna, assistant curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History about field research in Antarctica and the mesozoic evolution of birds. You can learn more about his work at Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project, at antarcticdinos.org.

In the news: New dinosaur Matherodon provincialis was found with large scissor like teeth—strange for an herbivore; Update on Dinosaur Isle; New dinosaur exhibits, shows, costumes, sculptures, and more

Dinosaur of the day Appalachiosaurus, a large bipedal theropod carnivore from Alabama, USA

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Appalachiosaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/appalachiosaurus-episode-155/

Nov 8, 2017

In the news: The remarkably complete Choconsaurus titanosaur and less complete coelophysoid Powellvenator were described from Argentina; a new Alvereszaurid was found in Uzbekistan; Updates on T. rex speed estimates; Long lost footage of Gertie the dinosaur is being reconstructed; dinosaurs in golf courses, weddings, TV shows, parades and more

Dinosaur of the day Protoceratops, a ceratopsian whose name means "first horned face."

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Protoceratops, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/protoceratops-episode-154/

Nov 1, 2017

In our 153rd episode, we got to chat with Cary Woodruff (@DoubleBeam), director of paleontology at Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta, Montana, and PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Cary is an expert in sauropods, and is the author of a new paper about deciphering diplodocid growth

In the news: First dinosaur named in the Czech Republic; A new type of dinosaur egg found in a fossilized nest in China; Plans for drilling for oil near Dinosaur National Monument; New dinosaur exhibits, sculptures, and more

Dinosaur of the day Giraffatitan, a sauropod whose name means "giant giraffe"

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Oct 25, 2017

In the news: A new hadrosaur, Laiyangosaurus youngi, was named in China; New details on the abelisaurid from Argentina, Viavenator exxoni; Sauropods spread nutrients around the world with their poop; A new Teratophoneus specimen was airlifted to a museum; and more

Dinosaur of the day Plateosaurus, a basal sauropodomorph with more than 100 skeletons found

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Plateosaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/plateosaurus-episode-152/

Oct 18, 2017

In our 151st episode, we got to chat with Keegan Kuhn, owner of TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and exhibits. You can see some amazing examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs.

In the news: Dinosaur tracks found nearly 2 miles above sea level in the Alps; new chicken-like dinosaur found in China; a study shows the evolution of dinosaur brains to bird brains; Jurassic World Evolution in game footage; Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom merchandise; new dinosaur discoveries, costumes, stories, an toys, and more

Dinosaur of the day Deltadromeus, a theropod whose name means "delta runner"

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Deltadromeus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/deltadromeus-episode-151/

Oct 11, 2017

In the news: Heyuannia laid blue-green eggs; Shingopana songwensis was named from Tanzania; a Chasmosaurus was airlifted out of the badlands; new dinosaur exhibits, events, photos, shows, and more

Dinosaur of the day Antetonitrus, a sauropodomorph whose name means "Before the thunder," because it lived before Brontosaurus

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Antetonitrus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/antetonitrus-episode-150/

Oct 4, 2017

In our 149th episode, we got to chat with Dr. Caleb Brown (@Brown_Caleb_M), who worked on the amazing new Borealopelta specimen, now on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum (@RoyalTyrrell or facebook.com/RoyalTyrrellMuseum)

In the news: A giant frog may have preyed on juvenile dinosaurs, although dinosaurs probably ate it too; "Multi-liter coprolites" from Utah show that hadrosaurs appeared to eat crustaceans; New early cretaceous sauropod found in the Soria province in Spain named Soriatitan golmayensis; new dinosaur discoveries, games, stories, an opera, and more

Dinosaur of the day Rebbachisaurus, a sauropod that lived in the early Cretaceous in what is now Morocco

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Rebbachisaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/rebbachisaurus-episode-149/

Sep 27, 2017

In the news: The last day of our SVP coverage; The Field Museum in Chicago put an NFL jersey on their Brachiosaurus; Dippy is going to Dorset; New exhibits, contests, sculptures, fossils, tracks, costume shenanigans, and more

Dinosaur of the day Lambeosaurus, a hadrosaurid with a "hatchet blade" crest.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Lambeosaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/lambeosaurus-episode-148/

Sep 20, 2017

Interview with Jim Kirkland, the Utah State Paleontologist, and lead researcher on the Utahraptor project. The Utahraptor project involves preparing a massive block of at least half a dozen Utahraptors trapped in quicksand. Find out more or donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/utahraptor

In the news: Day 3 of our SVP coverage; Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom merchandise; Friends of Dinosaur Ridge in Colorado is working on a building to protect their dinosaur tracks; and more

Dinosaur of the day Guanlong, the first two specimens of which were found buried in what was originally either a sauropod footprint or quicksand.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Guanlong, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/guanlong-episode-147/

Sep 13, 2017

In the news: Day 2 of our SVP coverage; The Field Museum in Chicago is moving Sue to make room for a titanosaur; The Triceratops skull found in Thornton, Colorado is already going on display; The National Museum of Australia is getting a Muttaburrasaurus; A new Jurassic Park builder game, Jurassic World Evolution, will be released after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom next year; dinosaur clothes; and more

Dinosaur of the day Lusotitan a brachiosaurid found in Portugal that was about 82 ft (25 m) long

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Sep 6, 2017

Interview with Matthew Baron from the University of Cambridge. He's the author of the paper which proposed reclassifying dinosaurs into Ornithoscelida instead of the classical Saurischia and Ornithischia

In the news: We cover the first day of SVP; new Triceratops skull found near Denver, Colorado; new dinosaur exhibits; videos; planters; and more

Dinosaur of the day Piatnitzkysaurus, a megalosaurid theropod that lived in the Jurassic in what is now Argentina.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Piatnitzkysaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/piatnitzkysaurus-episode-145/

Aug 30, 2017

In the news: A new largest troodontid discovered; A new paper shows the history of Megalosaurus finds going back to the 1600s; A nearly complete hadrosaur found in Canada; A new documentary with T. rex sounds is filming; and a history of dinosaurs in roadside America

Dinosaur of the day Buitreraptor, a dromaeosaurid with many small teeth that lived in the Cretaceous in what is now Argentina.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Buitreraptor, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/buitreraptor-episode-144/

Aug 23, 2017

In the news: Chilesaurus may provide more evidence for the Ornithoscelida dinosaur classification, representing an early ornithischian after branching from theropoda; A new Canadian ankylosaur skull; New dinosaur tracks all over the world; earliest and latest stegosaur finds called into question; dinosaur sculptures, seizures, and events.

Dinosaur of the day Paralititan, a "tidal giant" titanosaur that lived in the Cretaceous in what is now Egypt.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Paralititan, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/paralititan-episode-143/

Aug 16, 2017

In the news: "The nodosaur" at the Royal Tyrrell Museum is now officially Borealopelta; "The titanosaur" at the American Museum of Natural History is now officially Patagotitan; An extremely thick dinosaur egg and a chicken sized dinosaur egg were both found; Saurian has been released on Steam Early Access, and we played it for the first time; New dinosaur fossil finds, books, comics, and other products

Dinosaur of the day Alxasaurus, one of the earliest known dinosaurs in the superfamily Therizinosauroidea.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Alxasaurus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/alxasaurus-episode-142/

Aug 9, 2017

In the news: New cassowary-like dinosaur found in China; a helicopter ride helps rediscover the original Austrosaurus site; A group looking to test a space rover prototype find dinosaur fossils; New dinosaur events; clothes; and more

Dinosaur of the day Ohmdenosaurus, a questionable sauropod genus that lived in the Early Jurassic in what is now Germany.

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Aug 2, 2017

In the news: New ornithomimid discovered in southern Mongolia, Aepyornithomimus tugrikinensis; Two new studies look into how fast dinosaurs could (or couldn't) run; The first titanosaur with multiple pathologies (3 to be exact) was described; dinosaur emojis out on facebook and twitter; exhibits; limited edition collectibles; and more

Dinosaur of the day Liliensternus, a basal Neotheropod that lived in the Triassic in what is now Germany.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Liliensternus, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/liliensternus-episode-140/

Jul 26, 2017

Interview with Danny Barta, a PhD candidate in Comparative Biology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. We talk to him about "The Titanosaur" exhibit at AMNH and details about when it was found in Argentina.

In the news: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has wrapped; A new species of troodontid was identified in Alberta and named after Phillip Currie; Dinosaurs couldn't migrate far enough to justify cold blooded dinosaurs in Antarctica; Rapidly scanning fossils with a Microsoft Kinect; Lots of dinosaur exhibts, a new comic, game, and more

Dinosaur of the day Bahariasaurus, a giant Egyptian theropod that likely lived at the same time as Spinosaurus.

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Bahariasaurus, a transcript of our interview with Danny, and our fun fact check out http://iknowdino.com/bahariasaurus-episode-139/

Jul 19, 2017

In the news: A new titanosaur, Europatitan eastwoodi, named after Clint Eastwood was discovered in Spain; Charles Sternberg may have uncovered a new hadrosaur almost 100 years ago that is just now being realized; New dinosaur tracks in France, Switzerland, Cameroon, Gabon, and Texas; New paleoart, exhibits, videos, pictures, celebrations, clothes, a VR game, and more

Dinosaur of the day Antarctopelta, an ankylosaur from Antarctica.

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Check out http://iknowdino.com/antarctopelta-episode-138/ for links to every news story, all the details we shared about Antarctopelta, and our fun fact.

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Jul 12, 2017

Interview with Dr. Victoria Arbour a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Royal Ontario Museum/University of Toronto, Canada and an ankylosaur expert. We discuss her latest (and greatest) ankylosaur discovery—Zuul. You can follow her on twitter @VictoriaArbour

In the news: A sauropod was discovered near Winton, Australia with possible gut contents; Sensory organs on spinosaurid snouts may not be definitive evidence of aquatic behavior; Nearly 200 new dinosaur prints including a possible running ornithischian found in Morrocco; Volcanoes at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary; More prints, events, exhibits, books, and more

Dinosaur of the day Olorotitan, the "Russian swan" of hadrosaurs

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Check out http://iknowdino.com/olorotitan-episode-137 for links to every news story, all the details we shared about Olorotitan, a transcript of our interview with Victoria, and our fun fact.

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Jul 5, 2017

Review of Michael Crichton's latest book Dragon Teeth which follows a fictionalized version of the bone wars in the wild west. Our review is full of spoilers, so you may want to read/listen to it before the episode by using the links below.

Also, dinosaur of the day Jobaria, a sauropod that lived in the Jurassic in what is now Niger, Africa.

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Jun 28, 2017

In the news: a 3D printed flexible  Australovenator foot was used to recreate footprints; a new troodontid from China Daliansaurus liaoningensis recovered from smugglers; Most of an early flying dinosaur was found encased in amber; Gregory Paul makes a case for rearing saurpods; and tons of new dinosaur exhibits, classes, games, and events coming up

Also, dinosaur of the day Siats, named after a predatory, man-eating monster in Ute Native American mythology

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