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RE: Xinjiangtitan, giant sauropod from China, and Russian dinosaur mounts go digital (news stories)

Perhaps Xinjiangtitan is the one making all the "dino death trap" footprints!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of Ben 
> Creisler
> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 2:00 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Xinjiangtitan, giant sauropod from China, and Russian dinosaur 
> mounts go digital (news stories)
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> In German:
> 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
> of the journal.
> 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
> largest sauropod known from the Middle Jurassic of Asia.
> http://www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/forschak/2267836/
> ==
> In Russian:
> 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.)
> http://www.polit.ru/news/2013/09/18/ps_ps_digital_pin2/
> Here's a rough translation from Google Translate with my own fixes for 
> garbled or mistranslated passages.
> Moscow, Russia
> 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
> will allow researchers to conduct any transactions with three-dimensional 
> models of dinosaurs, from the approximation of interest
> compare parts of animal carcasses in a single scale, the reconstruction and 
> modeling of processes that took place millions of
years ago.
> 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.
> http://www.paleo.ru/