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Re: Xinjiangtitan, giant sauropod from China, and Russian dinosaur mounts go digital (news stories)
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- Subject: Re: Xinjiangtitan, giant sauropod from China, and Russian dinosaur mounts go digital (news stories)
- From: Ben Creisler <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:46:09 -0700
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From: Ben Creisler
Note that the circular for the German-Chinese meeting with titles of
talks (but no abstracts) can be downloaded at:
On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <email@example.com> wrote:
> Perhaps Xinjiangtitan is the one making all the "dino death trap" footprints!
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
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> Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
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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: email@example.com
>> Subject: Xinjiangtitan, giant sauropod from China, and Russian dinosaur
>> mounts go digital (news stories)
>> From: Ben Creisler
>> 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.
>> 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.)
>> 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.