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Asian end-Cretaceous extinction and other news stories



From: Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org


Some recent news stories that may be of interest:

K-T extinctions in NE Asia not linked to asteroid?
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-08/22/c_131066914.htm

Antarctic fossils indicate pre-cursor extinction before end of Cretaceous
http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/contentHandler.cfm?id=2486

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Major hadrosaur find in Spain (in Spanish)

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/08/13/barcelona/1313232343.html

http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20110809/54197134676/el-yacimiento-de-bastu
rs-lleida-saca-a-la-luz-900-restos-de-dinosaurios.html

http://www.noticiasciencias.com/2011/08/el-yacimiento-de-basturs-saca-la-luz
.html

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Charente dinosaur dig in France (in French) 

(mentions discovery of a "flock" of small theropods nicknamed "dino
autruche" ("dino ostrich") (= ornithomimids?))
http://www.charentelibre.fr/2011/08/17/les-dinosaures-sortent-de-terre-a-ang
eac,1050396.php

with photos, videos

http://poitou-charentes.france3.fr/info/sur-les-traces-des-dinosaures-geants
-70025932.html


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Bird origins articles on topics already discussed on the DML


Finger count
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/4603/birds-have-dinosaur-digits-1-2-and-3

Eariest bird
http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=142&intversion=104

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A new journal paper:

David W.E. Hone (2011)
A new specimen of the pterosaur Rhamphorhynchus. 
Historical Biology (advance online publication)
DOI:10.1080/08912963.2011.603725
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08912963.2011.603725

Abstract
A previously undescribed and near-complete specimen of the
non-pterodactyloid pterosaur Rhamphorhynchus is briefly described. Although
purchased in 1878 and held in a public collection in Dublin, Ireland ever
since, this specimen has never been described and was not even mentioned in
the literature until 2010.




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