Ampelosaurus – Episode 192

Dinosaur of the day Ampelosaurus, a “dwarf” sauropod that was only 52ft long and weighed 8 tons.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • The first ever diplodcoid from East Asia was discovered, Lingwulong shenqi, and it’s also incredibly old for an advanced sauropod
  • The new Deep Time exhibit coming to the Smithsonian in 2019 will feature a T. rex biting the frill of a Triceratops
  • Dickinson Dinosaur Museum in North Dakota has a new claws exhibit to show the correlation between dinosaurs and modern birds
  • The Dinosaur Room in Rio’s National Museum recently reopened after a renovation
  • In the month of August, if you donate to certain Goodwills, you can get free kids tickets to Dinosaur World
  • A 16-year-old in the UK built a replica Allosaurus from scrap metal
  • In Las Vegas a man setup projectors outside his daughter’s window to simulate dinosaurs looking at her
  • A real estate agent made a listing go viral using an inflatable T. rex costume
  • There’s a Stegosaurus that holds nachos (the nachosaurus)
  • Robert Kirkman, who created the comic The Walking Dead, is now working on a new project called Super Dinosaur
  • Our five-year-old listner Remy was featured in a University of Alberta article after choosing Alberta as his birthday destination—for the dinosaurs of course

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