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International dinosaur and Mesozoic news stories



From:  Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Here are links to a number of recent non-English language news stories
that may be of interest.

Spanish

An interview about Gideonmantellia:

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/ciencia/noticias/4159778/08/12/Un-nuevo-dinosaurio-descubierto-en-Teruel-Hipsi-la-gacela-del-Cretacico-.html

An article about the discovery of sauropods in the Pyrenees that date
from the very end of the Maastrichtian, indicating that sauropods did
not die out gradually and supporting a sudden extinction event at the
end of the Cretaceous. This is related to an advance paper already
cited on the DML in June.

http://www.heraldo.es/noticias/aragon/zaragoza_provincia/zaragoza/2012/07/31/encuentran_fosiles_dinosaurio_que_apoyan_teoria_que_extincion_fue_brusca_197970_301.html

http://dml.cmnh.org/2012Jun/msg00230.html

French

Discovery of a femur from a titanosaur at Cruzy in southern France.
Expand the media and note how the length of the 90-cm bone is compared
to a baguette...

http://www.leparisien.fr/societe/un-femur-de-titanosaure-de-90-cm-30-07-2012-2107524.php

German

New ichthyosaur from Germany--the official scientific announcement
comes next Tuesday apparently, presumably as a new taxon. It is 6
meters long and dates from 170-175 million years ago, previously a gap
in the fossil record of ichthyosaur evolution for large forms.

Best photo ==click to expand

http://www.n-tv.de/wissen/fundsache/Fischsaurier-aus-saurierfreier-Zeit-article6861311.html

More text:
http://www.zeit.de/news/2012-07/31/wissenschaft-forscher-entdecken-fischsaurier-aus-saurierfreiem-zeitalter-31174603