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Xinjiangtitan, giant sauropod from China, and Russian dinosaur mounts go digital (news stories)
From: Ben Creisler
German news sources have announced a new giant sauropod from the
Jurassic of China called Xinjiangtitan shashaensis. The dinosaur was
presented at a conference in Germany of Chinese and German
paleontologists. The description is supposed to be published this week
in the Chinese journal Global Geology but I don't see the new issue
online for either the English-language or the Chinese version of the
Google Translate garbles some of the content from this link, however.
The estimated length for Xinjiangtitan is about 30 meters (100 ft),
exceeding Mamenchisaurus at 22 meters (73 ft.), and making it the
largest sauropod known from the Middle Jurassic of Asia.
Dinosaurs mounted in Moscow museum to get online digital images.
(The mounts looks a bit dated to me (dragging tails) and would include
reconstructed parts as well as real fossil material.)
Here's a rough translation from Google Translate with my own fixes for
garbled or mistranslated passages.
Ancient animals kept in the Museum of Paleontology, Russian Academy of
Sciences [in Moscow], have received a new digital life. Dinosaur
skeletons have been undergoing a 3D-scanning procedure and will soon
be available for virtual visits.
With the help of technology capture reality, photogrammetry and laser
scan, 3D-model dinosaurs Saurolophus (Saurolophus angustirostris),
Diplodocus (Diplodocus carnegii) and Tarbosaurus (Tarbosaus bataar)
were obtained .
The use of the laser scanning system unique museum exhibits gave
details of the order of 1-2 mm. This accuracy and availability online
will allow researchers to conduct any transactions with
three-dimensional models of dinosaurs, from the approximation of
interest to compare parts of animal carcasses in a single scale, the
reconstruction and modeling of processes that took place millions of
Tarbosaurus (Tarbosaurus bataar)
Scanning was performed with the technological support NIPIStroyTEK,
processing laser reflection points with the conversion into a
three-dimensional model - the company ARKON.