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Pterosaur renaissance + other news and blog stuff



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent news and blog items that may be of interest:


Pterosaur renaissance (with artwork)

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/pterosaur-renaissance-ancient-flying-reptiles1324

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Tambatitanis (in Japanese)

http://tanba.jp/modules/news/index.php?page=article&storyid=2048

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Dinosaur tracks in Wales vandalized

http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11405702.Dinosaur_footprints_could_be_lost_forever/

photos

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2723780/Dinosaur-footprints-vandalised-Fossil-hunters-ruin-200-million-year-old-Welsh-prints-considered-best-world.html

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Megalosaurus at Whitby in England

http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/local/the-dinosaurs-that-walked-whitby-s-streets-1-6775648

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Spinosaurus make-over by Luis Rey (Note that some who've seen the
forthcoming scientific redescriptions of Spinosaurus have advised
caution about the accuracy of new reconstructions...)

http://luisvrey.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/that-was-then-this-is-now/

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Placement of titanosaur armor based on new finds in Spain (in Spanish)
[artwork can be expanded]

http://godzillin.blogspot.com/2014/08/una-de-sauropodos-acorazados-de-lo.html


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Saskatchewan plesiosaur fossil dig (with video)

http://globalnews.ca/news/1506433/scratching-the-surface-of-saskatchewans-dinosaur-bone-bed/

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Steneosaurus bollensis specimen thought to be from a quarry in Bad
Boll in Germany (original type locality for the species) and left  in
a storeroom 40 years ago is now fully prepared;  Dr. Günter Schweigert
from the Natural History Museum Stuttgart, however, thinks the
specimen more likely came from Holzmaden rather than Bad Boll. (in
German) [click to third photo to see specimen]

http://www.swp.de/goeppingen/lokales/goeppingen/Krokodilsaurier-aus-Jurafango-Steinbruch-praepariert;art5583,2742407

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Not about fossils, but may be of interest:

Saving the tuatara

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/finding-home-new-zealands-living-dinosaurs-tuatara-87986/

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Bats use high-tech "flat wing" flight technique (Could some pterosaurs
have done something similar?)

http://phys.org/news/2014-08-wing-maximises-flight-efficiency.html