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Scotty, the Canadian T. rex and other news stories



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A number of recent news stories that may be of interest:


Scotty, the T. rex from Saskatchewan

http://www.theshaunavonstandard.com/news/local-news/878-xyzscottys-impact-extends-beyond-mammoth-size.html

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Interviews with Daisy Morris, young girl who discovered Vectidraco
fossil (and a bit of a reluctant celebrity it seems)

video

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21860438

radio interview

http://www.iwradio.co.uk/articles/2013-03-19-second-fossil-find-reveals-new-crow-like-isle-of-wight-dinosaur-species

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Another article about the late Larry Martin. It has a quote that  it
may be better to overlook, though.

http://www.kansas.com/2013/03/15/2717483/ku-mourns-death-of-paleontologist.html

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Major dinosaur track site found in  Zhaojue County, Liangshan
Prefecture, Sichuan Province, with thousands of prints (in
Chinese--Google Translate does a pretty fair job).

http://culture.people.com.cn/n/2013/0319/c22219-20836895.html

This is a follow up to another recent story about this discovery near
another site where mining had destroyed previously found tracks. I
posted this story to the DML a few weeks back:

[New dinosaur tracks found in area where 300 tracks were previously
destroyed by mining

http://www.kaixian.tv/R1/n899683c7.shtml ]

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Living Lizard News

OK--not really about dinosaurs, but in honor of old Hollywood movies
with enlarged lizards masquerading as dinosaurs....

"cute" baby Komodo dragons hatched in Indonesia

video
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/18/komodo-dragon-babies-indonesia-video

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/18/174644458/indonesian-zoo-breeds-rare-komodo-dragons


new lizard species from South America

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/new-lizard-species

Open-access paper:

http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/3594/