Scelidosaurus – Episode 196

Dinosaur of the day Scelidosaurus, the first dinosaur described based on a mostly complete skeleton, and an important ancestor to Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Over 260 dinosaur tracks (mostly sauropodomorph) were found in southwest China and may show sauropodomorphs swimming
  • In Alaska, therizinosaur and hadrosaur tracks were found together for the first time
  • Dinosaur footprints have been found for the first time on the Scottish mainland
  • A closed mine in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may reopen, risking damage to dinosaur fossils
  • The University of Alberta is holding a “Dinosaur Dentistry” event on Saturday, September 22
  • The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is looking for volunteers for their fossil preparation lab, to help clean and prepare Pachyrhinosaurus fossils
  • National Fossil day is coming up, October 17 this year here’s a list of some of the events scheduled so far
  • Scotty the T. rex celebrated her birthday at the Discovery Centre in Easton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a fun mock interview
  • Mary Anning is getting a statue in Lyme Regis, at the request of a 10-year-old girl
  • Paleontologist Xing Lida has a science fiction book out in China, called You Long Ji: Prehistoric Intruder
  • Earth Science in Cinema at the University of Utah, will explore the relationship between storytelling and scientific accuracy in Hollywood
  • Jurassic Outpost created a visual guide to the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park(s) and Jurassic World(s)
  • Jurassic Park will be in 500 theaters around the U.S. next month to celebrate its 25th anniversary

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