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Gigantoraptor fossils get protection and other items



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some dinosaur odds and ends:


Gigantoraptor fossils given legal protection in China

http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/04/06/1461s691821.htm

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Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola & José Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca (2012)
Discovery and study of dinosaurs from Spain: The contribution of
Albert F. de Lapparent.
Comptes Rendus Palevol (advance online publication)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crpv.2011.12.005
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631068312000231

Albert F. de Lapparent (1905–1975), the scion of a family of famous
French geologists, was a dinosaur palaeontologist. He explored many
territories in Europe, Saharan Africa and Asia in search of fossils.
The studies he undertook in Spain, which resulted in a dozen
publications between 1955 and 1969, are an important part of his
research on dinosaurs. Lapparent et al. discovered about thirty
dinosaur localities, mostly of Cretaceous age, in several Spanish
provinces, including Albacete, Castellón, Cuenca, Soria, Teruel and
Valencia in the Iberian Range, and Lleida (or Lérida) in the Pyrenean
region. In 1958, Lapparent published the discovery of dinosaur eggs in
the Tremp Basin (Lleida), the first ones found in the Iberian
Peninsula. His 1960 work on the dinosaurs of Galve (Teruel) was the
first monograph on the subject published in Spain. In 1965, Lapparent
was also the first to publish the discovery of dinosaur footprints in
Spain, more specifically in the province of Valencia.


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For the dinosaur buff who has everything...
Thermosaurus--dinosaur skeleton art as radiator.. Note April 1 release date....
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/teplosaurus/