Crichtonpelta – Episode 208

Dinosaur of the day Crichtonsaurus/Crichtonpelta, a Chinese ankylosaur named after Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton.

Interview with Matt Celesky, Research associate at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science where he put together the excellent paleoart exhibit “Picturing the Past.” He is also the Senior exhibition designer for the museum resources division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. He can be found on Twitter @clepsydrops

In dinosaur news this week:

  • Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are raising money for a bridge to the Dinosaurs; Donate at spacehive.com/bridges-to-the-crystal-palace-dinosaurs
  • The new sauropod Lavocatisaurus agrioensis was named from 3 individuals found in an unlikely spot in Argentina
  • Court proceedings about the Dueling Dinosaurs gave us more information about the amazing find
  • An ornithopod bone was found in Oregon, despite it being underwater during the Mesozoic
  • A bone first thought to be coprolite turned out to be the first known tooth and vertebra of Parksosaurus from Mexico
  • Mary Anning is in contention to be on the new £50 note
  • A Google doodle recently honored famous Canadian paleontologist Joseph Tyrrell

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