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Sauropod from South Dakota + Chinese oviraptor fossil + Russian Arctic plesiosaur + more news



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A number of recent news items:

Giant sauropod from South Dakota may fill gap in sauropod fossil record


http://westerndigs.org/unexpected-huge-new-species-of-plant-eating-dinosaur-discovered-in-south-dakota-fossil/


See also:

http://dml.cmnh.org/2014Nov/msg00069.html

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Oviraptor fossil found in Ganzhou, China

What is thought to be a new oviraptorosaur fossil found during
construction of a building in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China,

>From an English-language news feed:

"Bones unearthed at a construction site in Ganzhou on Tuesday are
believed to be those of a 66 million-year-old dinosaur, the China News
Service reports. Paleontologists said the bones belonged to an
oviraptor,  a meat-eating genus  first found in Mongolia, which would
have stood about waist-high to a modern human, the report said."

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1655629/schools-out-wedding-dinosaur-uncovered-building-site-tang-officials-tomb

In Chinese with photo:

http://www.uua.cn/show-10-4727-1.html


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Russian scientists find plesiosaur fossils on Wrangel Island in Arctic
(in Russian)

http://www.kp.ru/daily/26314/3193422/

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Alaskan ichthyosaur found with last meal in its guts

http://westerndigs.org/alaskas-first-fossil-ichthyosaur-found-with-last-meal-in-its-gut/

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Video clip of end-Cretaceous asteroid from Smithsonian Channel Mass
Extinction show

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/video/titles/33665/how-a-single-asteroid-wiped-dinosaurs-off-this-planet?a=most-popular&p=1


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Moscow theater performs new Russian stage version of Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle's "Lost World" (with photos and video) (in Russian)


http://riafan.ru/157401-zateryannyiy-mir-rossiyskih-dinozavrov/



http://www.ridus.ru/news/173091

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Vintana research at Stony Brook


http://sbstatesman.com/2014/12/02/under-the-microscope-found-mammalian-skull-could-reshape-current-view-of-evolution/