“Stunning Skeleton Reveals Early Carnivorous Dinosaur” https://ift.tt/2NxWPja

“NASA Scientist Shows Dinosaurs Roamed Earth on The Other Side of The Milky Way” https://ift.tt/2oWzKwY

Today’s Avian Dinosaur News: “Meet The Harpy Eagle, A Bird So Big, Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume” https://ift.tt/2MuWFY6

I Know Dino Podcast Episode 258: Coprolite (fossilized poop) with Karen Chin. Plus coverage of #2019SVP Day 3

Episode 258 is all about Anserimimus, The “goose mimic” from the Gobi Desert.

We also interview Karen Chin, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and Curator of Paleontology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, and she’s an expert in coprolites. Check out a video of her work here if you want to see more.

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Dinosaur of the day Anserimimus, The “goose mimic” from the Gobi Desert.

Interview with Karen Chin, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and Curator of Paleontology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, and she’s an expert in coprolites. Check out a video of her work here if you want to see more.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • News from the 3rd day of talks at the 2019 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
    • Dinosaurs had many different skull, jaw muscle, and brain sizes, but we can only easily study the small group that survived the mass extinction
    • By using evo-devo we can now see how exactly bird skulls form around their brains
    • Non-avian Dinosaurs quickly evolved many different skulls and jaws, but they don’t always reflect their feeding strategies
    • We don’t see evidence of dinosaurs before the Carnian Pluvial Event, but fossil localities are limited
    • A new statistical approach may make it easier to separate male and female dinosaur fossils
    • Some quadrupedal dinosaurs had much larger hindfeet than front-feet, but the reason is still unclear
    • Massospondylus had very flexible growth rates, possibly indicating it was a “recovery taxa” taking advantage of the end Triassic extinction
    • New Triceratops excavations found rare remains beyond just the skull, allowing us to measure how they changed as they grew
    • Late cretaceous ceratopsian brains changed shape to allow for the massive neck muscles they needed to hold up their head
    • Australia has the best ankylosaurs from Gondwana including the new “Julia Creek” specimen
    • A new, larger, Liaoningosaurus fossil was found by a farmer in China
    • Microstructure of pachycephalosaur domes may show that they did but heads
  • In Casper, Wyoming, the Tate Geological Museum now has Nicole the Torosaurus on display
  • The Natural History Museum in London is taking student applications to study ceratopsian phylogeny
  • Austria is releasing a set of 12 glow in the dark 3-euro dinosaur coins
  • Mattel Films is partnering with Daniel Kaluuya’s production company to make a live action Barney the dinosaur movie
  • Jurassic World 3 will star DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie, and will bring back characters Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, and Alan Grant will be in the film

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“Research team documents new discovery of dinosaur relative” https://ift.tt/2BXuD2E

I’m not real happy about how the new deviantart apparently only posts links to tumblr, not image posts. Does it bother you, too, readers, or is it just me?

Dryptosaurus, Hadrosaurus, Mosasaurus, and Elasmosaurus, 1877, by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

First flight by batworker on DeviantArt:

First flight by batworker

The baby wasn’t ready to fly, at least not ready to stay in the air. She fluttered about, wings sewing the air, up-down-up-down, but the action was exhausting. Her mother was near, squeaking and darting, though sometimes encouragement paralyzes.

Something stood in the water. It was as dry a place as anything else, so the baby alighted there, squeaking at her cheering mother, refusing to move, unaware that her bench was resting too.