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Biggest Apatosaurus femur found in Colorado and other news



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent news items:

Apatosaurus femur 6 ft. 7 in. long found in Mygatt-Moore Quarry in
Colorado  (with video)

http://www.krextv.com/story/largest-femur-dinosaur-bone-found-in-the-grand-valley-20140619

https://www.facebook.com/DinosaurJourney

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First vertebrate fossils from Cretaceous found in Cuba (in Spanish)

http://www.ain.cu/ciencia-y-tecnologia/2011-reporta-cuba-sus-primeros-fosiles-del-periodo-cretacico

http://www.radiorebelde.cu/noticia/reporta-cuba-sus-primeros-fosiles-periodo-cretacico-20140618/

English-language news story version:

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=225260

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Historic Mantellisaurus (Iguanodon) cast on display in Maidstone Museum

http://www.museum.maidstone.gov.uk/news/221/

http://www.culture24.org.uk/science-and-nature/dinosaurs-and-fossils/art483520-Victorian-fossil-bones-of-dinosaur-Iggy-the-Iguanadon-go-back-on-display-at-Maidstone-Museum



Real bones went on display in London last year (already posted last year)

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/leisure/crowds_continue_to_visit_natural_history_museum_s_maidstone_dinosaur_1_2009315

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Chinese students not opting for paleontology as career despite China's
wealth of fossils



http://qz.com/222734/in-china-paleontology-is-going-the-way-of-the-dinosaur/



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On the lighter side...

A project in the town of Frick in Switzerland (home of the
Sauriermuseum Frick, with a major collection of Plateosaurus fossils)
created 37 painted wooden benches with a dinosaur theme (clearly based
on Plateosaurus). Schools and individuals painted and decorated the
benches, which were built by a local carpentry company. The benches
will be auctioned to raise funds for the Sauriermuseum in August at a
local festival. The winning version was announced June 18 and was
created by Primary School Class 2b, depicting erupting volcanoes (a
favorite dinosaur accessory in kids' imaginations worldwide it seems)
and a dinosaur nest threatened by a snake. A few of the  benches were
vandalized, however.

(in German)

http://www.solothurnerzeitung.ch/aargau/fricktal/bruetender-dinosaurier-das-ist-die-schoenste-dino-bank-in-frick-128098200

http://www.solothurnerzeitung.ch/aargau/fricktal/schon-mal-auf-einem-dino-gesessen-in-frick-ist-das-moeglich-127984273



Website for Sauriermuseum Frick:

http://www.sauriermuseum-frick.ch/