Category: Cretaceous

This Week in Dinosaur News: Three new dinosaur…

This Week in Dinosaur News: Three new dinosaurs: A ceratopsian from Arizona, a titanosaur from China, and a giant gets renamed

A new study says that Amphicoelias (now Maraapunisaurus) was not nearly as large as often depicted retrieved from: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Largestdinosaursbysuborder_scale.svg

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

  • A New Ceratopsid Dinosaur, Crittendenceratops, was discovered in Arizona source
  • A new Chinese titanosauriform, Liaoningotitan, was fortunately named the same as…

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I Know Dino Podcast Show Notes: Yangchuanosaur…

I Know Dino Podcast Episode 210 Yangchuanosaurus + 3 new dinosaurs

Episode 210 is all about Yangchuanosaurus, an Allosaurus-sized carnivore from the Jurassic of Sichuan, China.

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Couple of tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurus. Late Cretaceous. North America

Rajasaurus narmadensis by MicrocosmicEcology

Rajasaurus narmadensis by MicrocosmicEcology

She had wandered and wandered until the floor of the earth tilted, lifted, angled in ways that were unlike the flat lowlands she knew. She had no eye for beauty, but she did have a nose for curiosity, and a scent had drifted to her during her wanderings, pungent and promising, luring her deeper into the hills and shelves of rock. Winding through passages rarely trod by her kind’s feet, the stink beckoned, an invisible finger, waving—wafting—“Come hither.” And there, in a bend, lodged between rocks, broken and dead, was another wanderer, a titanosaur, its neck lodged strangely between two boulders. Had the rocks fallen? Or had the beast fallen from a greater height? It mattered not to the rajasaur. The flies and small pterosaurs had taken little of the carcass’s flesh, so the theropod fed and fed until her stomach ached and she wandered again, this time into the deep valley. 

I Know Dino Podcast Show Notes: Beishanlong (E…

I Know Dino Podcast Show Notes: Beishanlong (Episode 209)

Episode 209 is all about Beishanlong, the “North Mountains dragon” from Gansu China.

We also interview Jessie Atterholt, assistant professor at the Western University of Health Sciences. She’s also the lead author of the new paper “The most complete enantiornithine from North America and a phylogenetic analysis of the Avisauridae.” You can follow her on Instagram @theladyanatomica or jessieatterh…

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This Week in Dinosaur News: T. rex could turn …

This Week in Dinosaur News: T. rex could turn pretty quickly, Nanotyrannus is probably a juvenile T. rex, and our SVP wrap-up

The tyrannosaur Jane appears to be a juvenile T. rex according to an SVP presentation. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jane_Tyrannosaurus.jpg

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

  • More details from this years SVP conference (referenced abstracts can be found in the PDF from the meeting) source
    • T. rex could turn more quickly than similar dinosaurs
    • New histology…

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This Week in Dinosaur News: A new large saurop…

This Week in Dinosaur News: A new large sauropod found in the Gobi Desert, dinosaur eggs with Embryos in Argentina, SVP news, and more

The remarkably complete Tufts-Love T. rex skull being prepared at the Burke Museum Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

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

  • A large sauropod from the Late Cretaceous has been found in the Gobi Desert and it’s about 30-40% complete source
  • In Argentina 70 million year old dinosaur eggs were found possibly including embryos, skin, and teeth source
  • The…

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I Know Dino Podcast Show Notes: Yamaceratops (…

I Know Dino Podcast Show Notes: Yamaceratops (Episode 205)

Episode 205 is all about Yamaceratops, a ceratopsian whose frill is heavily pitted, possibly for jaw muscle attachments.

We also interview Ali Nabavizadeh, Assistant Professor of anatomy at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He studies the jaw musculature of herbivorous dinosaurs. Follow him on Twitter @Vert_Anatomist, check out his blog Anatomist’s Guide, or his Google site.

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Triceratops, the nest robber version 2 by tuom…

Triceratops, the nest robber version 2 by tuomaskoivurinne

The first sounds of an infant indelibly mark a parent’s heart. So, too, does seeing the rise and fall of the tiny cage of the chest learning to take first breaths, the reaching of fingers smaller and softer than the red shoots of a sapling, and the sleepy gazes of eyes not yet used to light, still learning to follow motion, always seeking mother and father, recognizing where and when to open the mouth and let the nourishment fall in. 

And when all of that is snatched away, crushed, broken, dragged from the nest by the cruelties of the world, those weavings on the soul can never be repaired, only drowned.

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Radiant Algae Green

Portrush Chalk.  Ulster White Limestone Group