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Triassic pterosaur found in Argentina + Amphicoelias vertebra replica + other news



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A number of recent news stories:


Triassic pterosaur fossil found in San Juan in Argentina, oldest in
Western Hemisphere (in Spanish)


http://www.tiempodesanjuan.com/notas/2014/8/1/aparecio-juan-primer-reptil-volador-hemisferio-61902.asp


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Ken Carpenter reconstructs 9 ft replica of vertebra from Cope's
Amphicoelias fragillimus at Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge
Field Office in Colorado

http://www.chaffeecountytimes.com/community/article_da26f3a0-19b1-11e4-af14-001a4bcf6878.html

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Cretaceous baurusuchid skull discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil (click
on photo) (in Portuguese)


http://brasil.elpais.com/brasil/2014/08/01/sociedad/1406913218_957733.html

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New study season begins at Beach of the Pterosaurs  at Crayssac,
France; follow up to discovery of rhamphorhynchid tracks last summer
(in French)

http://www.laviequercynoise.fr/les-fouilleurs-ont-reinvesti-le-site-de-la-plage-aux-pterosaures-de-crayssac-16582.html

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Biggest fossil Cretaceous shark (Squalicorax) on display at Canadian
Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden in Manitoba, Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/crow-shark-fossil-believed-to-be-world-s-largest-found-in-manitoba-1.2725575


http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/01/giant-shark-fossil-was-in-museums-storage-since-1975

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Giant Eocene penguin from Antarctica


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25990-extinct-mega-penguin-was-tallest-and-heaviest-ever.html#.U9v4MfldXTq


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Living "reptile" species surpass 10,000 and beat birds

http://phys.org/news/2014-08-reptile-database-surpasses-species.html


http://www.reptile-database.org/

http://www.reptile-database.org/db-info/taxa.html#C8