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Aug 21, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Patagonykus, The "Patagonian claw" alvarezsaur from the Cretaceous.

Interview with Annalisa Berta, a paleontologist and professor emerita at San Diego State University. She’s also the co-author, along with Dr. Susan Turner, of the upcoming book Women in Vertebrate Paleontology, which is a history of women bone hunters beginning in the late 1700s.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Elektorornis chenguangi was named based on its fuzzy foot, which was found in amber
  • Elektorornis may have used its toe fuzz like birds use their facial bristles today
  • A team of paleontologists found the first ever Tyrannosauripus footprint in China
  • The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is offering a dinosaur dig program for adults and kids in Malta, Montana
  • Leeds city centre, in the UK, has five animatronic dinosaurs for the next few weeks
  • In Fortnite Season X, there are weekly missions, including finding dinosaurs
  • The new anime series “Jurassic!” will combine a modern world and prehistoric animals

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Patagonykus, links from Annalisa Berta, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Patagonykus-Episode-247/

Aug 14, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Nigersaurus, the Darth Vader vacuum cleaner of the Cretaceous.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new Psittacosaurus species from Mongolia, amitabha, was described with gastroliths and a great skull
  • A 10 year old boy in Guangdong Province, China stumbled upon a nest of 11 dinosaur eggs
  • A college student In North Dakota found a Triceratops skull while on a paleontology dig
  • Visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science can now see volunteers working on preparing a Triceratops on their lab
  • A 6.6 ft (2 m) long sauropod femur was found near Cognac, France
  • In New York, on Long Island, two new attractions recently opened up at the WAC Lighting Hall of Science

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Nigersaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nigersaurus-Episode-246/

Aug 7, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Vulcanodon, a Jurassic sauropod that lived in an African desert surrounded by volcanoes.

Interview with Scott A Bradley, the host of the Hellbent for Horror Podcast, and author of the book, Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy. He is also a guest blogger on Lit Reactor and contributing writer to magazines like Evilspeak and Medium Chill.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A microraptor was found with a complete lizard in its stomach that it ate face first
  • A shiny new dinosaur, Hesperornithoides, was found in amber with one especially long fuzzy toe
  • Makoshika State Park in Montana has a new dinosaur/paleontology tour
  • Dinosaur Isle Museum, in the UK, has a new juvenile T. rex replica skeleton
  • Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy is being held on the Isle of Wight in September
  • The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum in Michigan has a new traveling exhibit called Amazing Dinosaurs
  • Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Colin Trevorrow, and Blue attended the grand opening of Jurassic World the Ride
  • A mobile game called Tap! Dig! My Museum! Is available on Android and iOS

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Vulcanodon, links from Scott A Bradley, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Vulcanodon-Episode-245/

Jul 31, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Sinornithosaurus, an early raptor from China that was covered in feathers.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new census of the Lance & Hell Creek Formations found at least 71 T. rex skulls & skeletons
  • A database of over 3,000 sauropod specimens from the Morrison Formation has been published
  • Broken ribs, toes, and a bone infection were found in an unfortunate Tenontosaurus
  • A helitack crew in Colorado picked up “Walter” in two plaster jackets that weighed over 1,000 pounds each
  • A new dinosaur museum opened up in Wolcott, Colorado
  • On September 15, animatronic dinosaurs are going to be at the Bath Racecourse in the UK
  • Springs Preserve in Las Vegas has a new exhibit called Dino Might
  • The Science Museum of Minnesota recently finished their first Dino Fest
  • Two Chinese paleontologists have made a complete rendering of the bipedal Auroraceratops

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Sinornithosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Sinornithosaurus-Episode-244/

Jul 24, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Tuojiangosaurus, a dinosaur that resembles Stegosaurus with thinner plates.

Interview with Jen Bauer, a postdoctoral associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History, with a focus on the myFOSSIL project and the Thompson Institute for Earth Systems. She is also the co-creator, along with Adriane Lam, of Time Scavengers

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Aquilarhinus, the new hadrosaur from Texas with a shovel bill and an eagle nose
  • A large group of opalized dinosaur fossils were found in Lightning Ridge, Australia
  • The lawsuit over the dueling dinosaurs is now at the Montana Supreme Court

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Tuojiangosaurus, links from Jen Bauer, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Tuojiangosaurus-Episode-243/

Jul 17, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Euoplocephalus, an ankylosaur from Dinosaur Provinical Park in Canada.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Notatesseraeraptor, a well preserved theropod of the Late Triassic was described in Switzerland
  • A new study of non-iridescent structural colors in feathers described blue feathers in an extinct bird
  • An article covered paleontologist Amy Atwater, the woman behind the Instagram account @mary_annings_revenge
  • The company Handbuilt has created a really cool augmented reality Psittacosaurus exhibit
  • The Center for Science Teaching & Learning in Rockville Centre, New York has a new dinosaur exhibit
  • A zoo in Pennsylvania has a new dinosaur exhibit, including a 65 ft long Brachiosaurus that they are crowdsourcing a name for
  • Special effects artist Tom Devlin opened a “Dinosaur Adventure” attraction in Boulder City, Nevada
  • In Washington, a group in inflatable T. rex costumes ran around a horse track
  • The film Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s New Dinosaur is coming out in 2020

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Euoplocephalus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Euoplocephalus-Episode-242/

Jul 10, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Tsintaosaurus, a hadrosaur with a distinctive "unicorn-like" head crest.

Interview with David Evans, a prolific researcher, associate Professor at the University of Toronto, and curator of dinosaurs at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new dinosaur with one large middle toe and two small slashing claws was discovered
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia has a new Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit
  • In Edinburgh, Scotland, there are animatronic dinosaurs at West Lothian shopping center
  • The Peoria, Illinois Riverfront Museum is getting the AMNH T. rex exhibit in 2021
  • Runescape is getting an update called The Land Out of Time with dinosaurs
  • Apex Legends 2 is getting “dangerous dinosaurs”
  • Jurassic World Alive has an update, where you can feed and play with your dinosaurs in new “sanctuaries”

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Tsintaosaurus, links from David Evans, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Tsintaosaurus-Episode-241/

Jul 3, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Hylaeosaurus, an ankylosaur that was one of the first three named dinosaurs.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Researchers questioned dinosaur soft tissue discoveries after finding microorganisms living on a Centrosaurus fossil
  • A pair of massive Macroelongatoolithus eggs were described from Southeastern Idaho
  • In Zimbabwe, a team of researchers found a 97% complete dinosaur skeleton
  • Potential evidence of T. rex living in groups was teased in Utah
  • The Mukawa dinosaur will be on display at the 2019 Dinosaur Expo
  • The new ceratopsian from Colorado has been declared an “adult Triceratops
  • The Boston Globe made a list of stops in New England where you can see dinosaur tracks
  • Downtown Drumheller, Alberta, Canada has a new dinosaur mural

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Hylaeosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Hylaeosaurus-Episode-240/

 

Jun 26, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Riojasaurus, a Triassic sauropodomorph from Argentina that may have been bipedal.

Interview with Tadd Galusha, writer and illustrator of the graphic novel Cretaceous. He’s a comic artist and illustrator, who also created the web comic The Backwoods and worked on Godzilla and TMNT/Ghostbusters 2. You can follow him on Instagram or Twitter, @TaddGalusha, and get his book on Amazon.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The hadrosaur Prosaurolophus may have grown a large squishy nose as it aged to attract mates
  • In Chongqing, China, scientists have found a new yet to be named dinosaur species
  • In Jiangsu Province, China, four dinosaur footprints have been found which had been previously attributed to legendary Chinese humans
  • In Nevada, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum has a new exhibit, “Dinosaurs Take Flight” that focuses on Archaeopteryx
  • The Jurassic World Evolution Claire Dearing DLC was released, we livestreamed it in three parts on Youtube (part 3 here)

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Riojasaurus, links from Tadd Galusha, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Riojasaurus-Episode-239/

Jun 19, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Supersaurus, a Portuguese relative of Diplodocus.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Several new opalized Iguanodontian fossils were described from Australia and were used to name a new dinosaur: Fostoria
  • Two new dinosaurs were found in Thailand within a few miles of each other: Phuwiangvenator and Vayuraptor
  • The National Museum in Rio de Janeiro lost less specimens than previously thought
  • The new exhibit DinoQuest opened at the Science Centre Singapore
  • A replica of Scotty the T. rex is now at the Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Hall of Fossils reopened after years of renovations
  • Kids from two group homes in Oklahoma will be digging for dinosaurs this summer at a site near Black Mesa
  • Robert McIntosh made a video flying a drone through the Natural History Museum of Utah
  • The French Lick Scenic Railway will have a Dinosaur Adventure Train and other activities
  • In Michigan, 77-year old Sandra Crabb recently purchased Prehistoric Forest and hopes to bring it back to life
  • In New Brunswick, Canada, Robin Hanson made a T. rex sculpture for his grandchildren
  • John Hendrick’s mansion and ranch in Gateway, Colorado, is for sale including a dinosaur footprint
  • Netflix released the first trailer for the new animated Jurassic World spinoff, Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Supersaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Supersaurus-Episode-238/

 

Jun 12, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Shuvuuia, a Mongolian alvarezsaurid that was probably covered in dino fuzz.

Interview with David Armsby, the creator of the YouTube channel Dead Sound. You may have seen his excellent short animated movie Sharp Teeth. If you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth a look. You can also see the video version of our interview on YouTube.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new study found that the Triassic sauropodomorph Mussaurus crawled on all fours as a hatchling
  • A high school senior from the Webb Schools published on a young Edmontosaurus femur—supporting a life-long quadrupedal stance
  • The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience has life-size skeletons and a Dinosaur Walk
  • The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has a new animatronic T. rex and baby Ankylosaurus
  • Granger, Washington, residents helped build a Sauropelta for their Dino-N-A-Day event
  • Tammy and the T. rex is getting a re-release on Monday, June 17 at the Chicago Cinepocalypse film festival
  • Netflix is making a Jurassic World animated TV show called Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
  • Jurassic World Evolution is getting new DLC featuring Claire Dearing saving dinosaurs
  • the Science Museum of Minnesota is holding a dinosaur event on July 13
  • The North American Paleontological Convention is coming up on June 23–27 at the University of California, Riverside

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Shuvuuia, links from David Armsby, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Shuvuuia-Episode-237/

Jun 5, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Gargoyleosaurus, a Jurassic ankylosaur from Wyoming.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new Late Jurassic sauropod named Oceanotitan was described from Portugal
  • A new study shows that sauropods probably walked on their toes with a large fleshy pad under their heel
  • About 20 bones have been recovered from the ceratopsian in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • The court case over the dueling dinosaurs (a ceratopsian and tyrannosaur) is headed back to Montana
  • Theropod dinosaur footprints have been found in Phu Pha Lek National Park in Thailand
  • Amerst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History is now home to some dinosaur footprints
  • Glenrock Paleon Museum in Wyoming has a new ceratopsian, nicknamed Carol
  • Smithsonian created 3D models of the Nation’s T. rex and their Triceratops which are free to download
  • There’s a big dinosaur exhibit at the Guangdong Science Center in China, called The World’s Largest Dinosaurs
  • Flamingo Gardens in Florida has life-sized dinosaurs on display
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs reopened in New Jersey
  • The Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin has Lego dinosaurs for the summer
  • In Kansas City, Missouri, retired couple Bruce and Judith Wake dig up dinosaurs and show them at schools
  • PC Games made a list of the best dinosaur games on PC
  • A new production of Ari Rudenko’s Ghosts of Hell Creek will in Bali, Indonesia on June 14-15

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Gargoyleosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Gargoyleosaurus-Episode-236/

May 29, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Talarurus, the "wicker tailed" ankylosaurid from Mongolia.

Interview with Brian Engh, a paleoartist, who has illustrated many of the recent dinosaur finds including Aquilops, Dynamoterror, and Invictarx, to name a few. He also makes puppets, movies, and music. Follow him on Patreon at historianhimself.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Ambopteryx, the new membrane-winged dinosaur, adds details that were missing from the Yi qi discovery
  • Workers on a construction site in Colorado found some ceratopsian fossils
  • Four college students found a clutch of dinosaur egg fossils while on a walk in the countryside in China
  • The Museum of New Zealand of Te Papa Tongarewa has a new display featuring an Iguanodon tooth
  • The museum “MOST” in Syracuse, New York is getting a permanent, 3,000 square foot dinosaur exhibit called Dino Zone
  • A massive dinosaur named Ichiro was built for Burning Man, but is in Washington D.C. until this summer
  • An engineering student built a PVC raptor puppet in her free time
  • Quirky Berkeley has a treasure-hunt page dedicated to dinosaurs you can find around Berkeley, California
  • In Bozeman, Montana, Gallatin High School has just made a raptor their new mascot

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Talarurus, more links from Brian Engh, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Talarurus-Episode-235/

May 22, 2019

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Dinosaur of the day Agathaumas, the ceratopsid that was a ceratopsid before we knew what ceratopsids were.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A single wing of Alcmonavis, the larger cousin of Archaeopteryx was described
  • Thomas Carr visited the Tufts-Love T. Rex and thinks it might help settle the Nanotyrannus debate
  • Maximo the titanosaur at the Field Museum now has its own AI messaging program
  • Thanks to a recent donation, Rowan University plans to build a new Fossil Park
  • Scotty the T. rex is on display in Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • The Houston Zoo in Texas has a dinosaur exhibit from May 25 until September 2 this year
  • The owner of the Flintstones style house in In California is being sued for adding dinosaurs and landscaping

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Agathaumas, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Agathaumas-Episode-234/

May 15, 2019

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Dinosaur of the day Chungkingosaurus, one of the smallest known stegosaurs.

Interview with Andrew McDonald, curator and an educator at the Western Science Center in Hemet, California. His research focuses on the evolution of dinosaurs in North America during the Cretaceous, and he regular does field work in New Mexico. Since becoming curator, he's already named two new dinosaurs: Dynamoterror and Invictarx.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Suskityrannus, the “coyote” ancestor to T. rex was described from New Mexico
  • Russian paleontologists have found fossils of Cretaceous stegosaurs which may belong to a new species
  • In Escondido, California, The Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology will be shutting down on June 29
  • In Ogden, Utah, Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park has some new models, including a Utahraptor
  • The Museum for Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium, has a new Allosaurus named “Arkhane” until April of next year

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Chungkingosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Chungkingosaurus-Episode-233/

May 8, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Indosuchus, an Indian abelisaurid from the Late Cretaceous.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The foot of a new dinosaur, Imperobator antarcticus, was found in Antarctica
  • Xingtianosaurus ganqi was found in China and named after a headless deity and his weapon
  • A robotic Caudipteryx and baby ostriches may help explain how birds learned to fly
  • New measurements of the Berlin Archaeopteryx appear to show that it could fly (and not just glide)
  • In Ogdensburg, New Jersey, the Sterling Hill Mining Museum has new dinosaur tracks on display
  • A lambeosaurine from Alaska’s North Slope has made it to the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas
  • Dinosaur National Monument has been recognized by the International Dark Sky Association
  • Dino Parc Rasnov in Romania recently doubled in size
  • In London, there will be a 12 week run of Dinosaur World Live at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo is having a dino summer from June to August with animatronic dinosaurs
  • A new movie called Velicipastor is skipping the theaters
  • Jurassic World the Ride is set top open at Universal Studios, CA this summer
  • Fortnite has dinosaurs in the desert biome and gives a reward if you dance with them

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Indosuchus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Indosuchus-Episode-232/

May 1, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Haestasaurus, a sauropod whose arm was originally thought to be from a carnivorous marine reptile.

Interview with Steve Brusatte, Paleontologist at The University of Edinburgh. Before moving to the UK he spent several years at the American Museum of Natural History. He is also the "resident paleontologist" for BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs and author of the book The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new hadrosauroid, Gobihadros, was described from a complete skeleton and skull
  • A juvenile T. rex is for sale on eBay, stirring up quite a bit of controversy
  • A new ankylosaur has been announced in Hillsboro, Texas
  • A hadrosauroid from Hokkaido is going on display in the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo
  • In Japan, an 18-year-old high school student found a 90 million year old tyrannosaur tooth
  • A new presentation details the tracks from the St. George Utah dinosaur track site
  • The Montana bill making fossils part of a property’s surface rights was signed by governor Steve Bullock

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Haestasaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Haestasaurus-Episode-231/

Apr 24, 2019

Dinosaur of the day Jeholosaurus, a cute little ornithopod from northeastern China.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Amazing skin detail was preserved in one inch long theropod tracks in South Korea
  • A new study shows that Dinosaurs didn't evolve thick eggs until the Middle or Late Jurassic
  • A new paper declares that Bienosaurus is a nomen dubium
  • The Field Museum in Chicago recreated the night sky of the Cretaceous period to accompany Sue
  • The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is a new museum that has a Majungasaurus on display
  • In Texas, there’s a traveling museum that has gone to thousands of schools, called Dinosaur George
  • Robert Young, a 9-year-old created a website Dinology, dedicated to dinosaurs
  • The Jurassic Park trilogy is now on Netflix, in the UK and Ireland, but not the US

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Jeholosaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Jeholosaurus-Episode-230/

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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/

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