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



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Note that the circular for the German-Chinese meeting with titles of
talks (but no abstracts) can be downloaded at:


http://www.palges.de/uploads/media/LAST_Final_Circular_Joint.pdf


On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:
> Perhaps Xinjiangtitan is the one making all the "dino death trap" footprints!
>
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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>
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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
> version
>> 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
> the
>> 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
> 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
> 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/
>