Category: Cretaceous

Shantungosaurus. Late Cretaceous. China

Shantungosaurus. Late Cretaceous. China

This Week in Dinosaur News: Simulated sauropod…

This Week in Dinosaur News: Simulated sauropod guts, dinosaur colors, and more

Pigments aren’t just in the skin. The liver is especially full of melanosomes. Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05148-x

Here’s what came out this week in dinosaur news:

  • A new experiment of Jurassic plant growth and sauropod digestion shows that the ecosystem could hold more dinosaurs than previously thought. source
  • A new study on fossilized melanosomes calls into…

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Lohuecotitan.  Late Cretaceous.  Cuenca. Spain…

Lohuecotitan.  Late Cretaceous.  Cuenca. Spain.

A hungry Koolasuchus having some dino bites, @…

A hungry Koolasuchus having some dino bites, @dinodanicus

Koolasuchus doesn’t care when food wriggles in her mouth, doesn’t really notice when it struggles against her clamping jaws, pays little mind when it still kicks and squirms down her gullet before finally suffocating and remaining forever still. All the same, carrion is easier.

I Know Dino Podcast Show Notes: Ampelosaurus (…

Ampelosaurus: the 52 ft, 8 ton “dwarf” sauropod 😛

Episode 192 is all about Ampelosaurus, a “dwarf” sauropod that was only 52ft long and weighed 8 tons.

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I Know Dino Podcast Show Notes: Nomingia (Epis…

Episode 190 is all about Nomingia, an oviraptorid with a bird-like pygostyle which may have held up a fan of feathers.

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Polacanthids, Nikolai Litvinenko

Polacanthids, Nikolai Litvinenko

Early every summer, as the days begin to shorten, the pod migrates along the shifting line where sea meets land. In the northlands, they flirt and mate and deposit eggs in heaps of dirt and vegetation, then trudge south. The eggs will hatch unobserved, the babies grow unaccompanied, never knowing siblings from cousins from strangers. Those that survive infancy join the pod when it returns the following year. 

And here, on the beach, with night-chilled sand between her toes, and the scent of sea salt on her breath, and the cries of the waves in her ears, the cow approaches a pile of white, picked clean by crabs and bleached by sun, jumbled on the shore like an afternoon’s collection of seashells discarded by a mother when her child wasn’t looking. The sight is unnerving to the dinosaur, but not haunting. With a cough, she adjusts her path and plods around the bones, never knowing the skeleton once belonged to her sister.

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Masterpieces of Mesozoic Seas

Cleoniceras. Cretaceous. Madagascar

cloudair:Chalk Monoliths Portrush Chalk.  Ul…

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Chalk Monoliths

Portrush Chalk.  Ulster White Limestone Group

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A “Griffin” from Cretaceous?

Protoceratops. Cretaceous. Mongolia