We got to chat with Dr. Brandon Peecook, the Meeker Postdoctoral Fellow at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. His research includes the earliest known relatives of dinosaurs. He's been on expeditions in Africa, Antarctica, and all around the U.S., and in 2015, he published the first account of a dinosaur in Washington state. Follow him on Twitter @_gondwannabe_.
In the news: A new megaraptoran dinosaur named Tratayenia rosalesi was discovered in Patagonia; Luxembourg has another dinosaur find, this time a middle Jurassic thyreophoran; The Dinosaur Discovery Gallery in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia may close after losing funding; Mystic Aquarium in Stonington, Connecticut will have a new exhibit: Jurassic Giants: A Dinosaur Adventure; Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY is getting a new exhibit called Dinosaur Invasion: 101 Days of Dinosaurs; The Sinclair dinosaur sculpture in La Vista, Nebraska has been removed; A six foot inflatable T. rex sprinkler is for sale; and Jurassic World Evolution (the new park builder game) release date announced.
Dinosaur of the day Metriacanthosaurus a Sinraptorid that lived in the Jurassic in what is now England.
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And by the Royal Tyrrell Museum, which is located in southern Alberta, Canada. Right now they are hosting their free-to-attend Winter speaker series (also on YouTube). More information can be found at tyrrellmuseum.com
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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Metriacanthosaurus, more links from Brandon, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/metriacanthosaurus-episode-175/