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Dinosaur eco-niche changes during lifetime and other news



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A number of recent news stories:


Dinosaur extinction vs. mammal survival tied to changing eco-niches
during dinosaur lifetimes?

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2013/11/paleontology-0

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Another recent article about illegal trade in dinosaur fossils

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/dinosaurs/10411253/The-trade-in-stolen-dinosaur-fossils.html

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Dakosaurus from Germany

Nearly complete Dakosaurus skeleton goes on display in the lobby of
the administration building for a limestone quarry business (Kalkwerk
Rygol)  in Painten, Germany. The 5-meter-long fossil was found at the
company's quarry and prepared by the  Albersdörfer Fossilien a
professional fossil preparation business. [Note that the "feathery"
baby theropod Scirurumimus fossil was also found in the Kalkwerk Rygol
company quarry. ]

Article in German in 4 parts with photos:

http://www.mittelbayerische.de/region/kelheim/artikel/das-paintner-kroko-zeigt-zaehne/981882/das-paintner-kroko-zeigt-zaehne.html

The final paragraph mentions the discovery of an 11-cm-long Dakosaurus
tooth, two to three times as long as the teeth in the specimen on
display.

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Ichthyosaur fossil  (not identified to genus) on display in Longyan in
Fujian Province, China (in Chinese)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/travel/2013-11/08/c_125671973.htm

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Angola cannibal mosasaur in French with mosasaur slideshow:

http://www.maxisciences.com/mosasaure/le-mosasaure-un-impressionant-reptile-cannibale-avec-un-gros-appetit_art31255.html

http://www.journaldelascience.fr/zoologie/articles/mosasaure-reptile-marin-au-grand-appetit-3304