In our 177th episode, we got to chat with Ethan Pettus author of Primitive War, a sci-fi novel about the Vietnam War and dinosaurs that was published in early 2017.
In the news: A new dinosaur found in China named Anomalipes—think Gigantoraptor, but about 2% of the size; Lufengosaurus appears to have developed an abscess, likely after a bite by a Sinosaurus; Three sets of dinosaur tracks were found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the first set was published; A new material inspired by Indominus rex; museum events; and much more
Dinosaur of the day Hoplitosaurus an ankylosaurian named after the spear-toting Greeks famous for their phalanx formation.
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