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Hadrosaur from Mexico (news) and new online videos
From: Ben Creisler
Hadrosaur found in Mexico. I posted a story about this find in Spanish
Now it's in English with photos and a video. Ignore confusion in
second story over "archaeologist" and "paleontologist"!
Freshwater pliosaur tooth from Australia. The advance paper was posted
on the DML a few weeks ago.
A new online lecture from the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Early Cretaceous fossils in Maryland -- Royal Tyrrell Museum Speaker
Series 2013 (newly posted lecture)
Thomas Lipka - Paleontological Notes from the Urban Jungle: Or...
Conducting Field Paleontology in spite of Sprawling Holocene
Overburden that is the Baltimore-Washington-Philadelphia "Megalopolis"
Der Saurier-Code video online (in German, French)
German and French television recently rebroadcast a 2010 program about
Triassic tracks found in Germany. Since Triassic non-dinosaur
archosaurs don't often get their own documentaries, it may be of
interest to some. There are CGI reconstructions of three taxa
(Macrocnemus, Euparkeria, Arizonasaurus). You can watch the full video
at the link below. The narration is offered in German or in French.
DML-list member Jocelyn Falconnet is interviewed in one scene.
In the documentary, tracks are interpreted as evidence that
Macrocnemus fed on horseshoe crab eggs and that a wandering Euparkeria
had to stay back to let a much bigger Arizonasaurus pass. The
environment in which the tracks were formed may have resembled parts
of modern Abu Dabi, with flat shore areas with limestone sand bound
together by "algae" (cyanobacteria) being critical to preserving the
I don't know how long the video will be available. When I watched the
first time, the image was excellent and high resolution, but when I
checked it on another day, the image was blocky and smeared with poor
resolution. Depends on your broadband link's current data-load I
There is also another 2010 documentary about the troodontid tracks
found in Germany. I'm not totally convinced that a pack of troodontids
could take down an Iguanodon, however.
The same troodontid dinosaur-track documentary is also posted on
YouTube in four segments: