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New mosasaur display in Brussels museum and other news



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent new items that may be of interest:

Giant mosasaur (Hainosaurus) on display in new mosasaur room (Salle
des Mosasaures) at the Museum of Natural History in Brussels (in
French) with video animation

http://www.lavenir.net/article/detail.aspx?articleid=dmf20140402_00457413

Museum page

http://www.sciencesnaturelles.be/museum/mosasaurs/

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More on the pterosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

http://www.livescience.com/44556-how-pterosaurs-ruled-the-skies.html

Photo gallery:

http://www.livescience.com/44540-pterosaur-photos.html
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David B. Weishampel interview (in Spanish)

http://www.lavozlibre.com/noticias/blog_opiniones/2/900612/david-b-weishampel-todavia-existen-muchisimos-dinosaurios-por-descubrir/1

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Astronomer blogs about K-Pg boundary layer

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/02/the_k_pg_boundary_layer_of_rock_shows_how_the_dinosaurs_died.html

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Kansas state fossils go to governor to sign bill

http://www.hayspost.com/2014/04/02/sternberg-director-digs-possible-state-fossil-designation/


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Sea reptiles in Italy

Marine reptile expert Ryosuke Motani to speak at  Museum Gherdëina in
St. Ulrich (Ortisei) in Italy

http://www.provincia.bz.it/usp/285.asp?aktuelles_action=4&aktuelles_article_id=455097

http://www.provinz.bz.it/lpa/285.asp?redas=yes&aktuelles_action=4&aktuelles_article_id=455106

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A non-dino item that may be interest.

Archaeologists in Germany have found remains of Homotherium in the
same 300,000 year-old site as spears and stone items made by Homo
heidelbergensis, indicating the early humans in Europe must have dealt
with a dangerous saber-toothed predator.

Press release in English

http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/news/press-releases/newsfullview-pressemitteilungen/article/gefaehrlichstes-tier-der-eiszeit-in-schoeningen-entdeckt.html

pdf of press release
http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/uploads/media/14-04-01_Saebelzahnkatze_engl.pdf

also in English:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-humans-saber-toothed-tiger-met.html

News story with photo gallery and videos (in German)

http://www.ndr.de/regional/niedersachsen/harz/palaeon255.html

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Dinosaur card game

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2014/03/31/the-dinosaurs-of-apex-are-beautiful-and-deadly/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1357788757/apex-theropod-deck-building-game
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