Dracorex – Episode 201

Dinosaur of the day Dracorex, The “dragon king of Hogwarts”.

Interview with Jaye Jurassick, frequent guest on the Jurassic Park Podcast and @jaye_jurassick on Instagram where you can see his dinosaur art.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new sauropodomorph, Ledumahadi mafube, was the largest dinosaur of its time despite still having a “crouched” posture
  • A ceratopsian at the Smithsonian has been called Triceratops, Diceratops, and Nedoceratops
  • In Villány, Hungary (a wine region), bone fragments of a small igaunodont have been found
  • New fossils have been found in Saskatchewan, Canada this summer, including an Edmontosaurus skull, Triceratops bones, Gorgosaurus teeth, and ankylosaur fossils
  • In Eastern Cape, in South Africa, scientists recently found a giant dinosaur bonebed. It’s about 200 million years old, and the animals were buried together by lots of mud
  • Good news for Zuul fans, the ankylosaur goes on display at the Royal Ontario Museum on December 15
  • Researchers are recreating part of the Brazil National Museum’s collection with 3D printers
  • Students aged 11-15 made a large part of the new Idaho Dinosaur Exhibit at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, as part of the Dino Camps they attended this summer
  • A STEM lab at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School allows the school to have a lesson plan where students dissect dinosaurs in “ZSPACE” virtual reality
  • Dinosaur Ecosystems, Hong Kong University’s free online course, is back! It started September 14, and there are new field trips to Canada, Spain, France, and the desert of Xinjiang, China
  • Dino 101 also recently got an update
  • There’s a new series for CBBC, called Deadly Dinosaurs demonstrating the power of dinosaurs
  • Mashable published a video of the puppeteers who worked on the dinosaurs in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
  • Speculation about Jurassic World 3 includes the idea that there may be dinosaurs in space

This episode is brought to you in part by TRX Dinosaurs, which makes beautiful and realistic dinosaur sculptures, puppets, and animatronics. You can see some amazing examples and works in progress on Instagram @trxdinosaurs

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