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Quetzalcoatlus discovery history and other news stories



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Pending reports from the just completed SVP meeting, here are a number
of other recent news stories that may be of interest:


Quetzalcoatlus discovery history

http://alcalde.texasexes.org/2013/10/the-miracle-of-flight/

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Wired blog about Quetzalcoatlus

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/11/absurd-creature-of-the-week-quetz/

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Dawndraco pteranodontid cast preparation for AMNH

http://beaconnews.ca/blog/2013/10/u-of-a-pteranodon-skeleton-off-to-american-museum-of-natural-history/

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Mosasaur stomach contents from Angola at the recent GSA meeting

http://www.livescience.com/40853-mosasaur-cannibalism-scavenging.html

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Dimetrodon predation on Diplocaulus

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/finned-monster-chomped-heads-ancient-amphibians-8C11511627

Link to abstract from GSA meeting

https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013AM/webprogram/Paper228458.html

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A new book in French about Swiss dinosaurs and Cenozoic mammals:
"Jurassique Suisse, des dinosaures et des mammouths dans nos jardins"

The cover presumably shows Plateosaurus, although in a questionable
quadrupedal pose not supported by recent research by Heinrich
Mallison.

http://www.rfj.ch/rfj/Actualites/Regionale/20131101-Un-dinosaure-dans-votre-jardin.html

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Article in German about recent Danish expeditions to Greenland that
found a phytosaur and other Triassic vertebrate fossils.

http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/837730.als-die-saurier-noch-groenland-bevoelkerten.html

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Tiktaalik and hand evolution (in German)

http://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/article121453686/Beweis-fuer-die-evolutionaere-Entwicklung-der-Hand.html