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Ankylosaur tail whacks hurt + smuggled Tarbosaurus in France + paleoartist interview + more



Ben Creisler
bcreislwer@gmail.com


Some recent news items:

Ankylosaurs, the armored dinosaurs that could pack a punch

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/science-technology/article17218337.html

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Illegally smuggled Tarbosaurus skeleton seized in Lyon, France, moved
to Museum (Musée des Confluences);  the fossils (said to be 80%
complete) were bought by a French paleontologist for $40,000, who
hoped to sell casts,  and were shipped from South Korea (in French)


http://www.mlyon.fr/130581-un-dinosaure-illegalement-sorti-de-mongolie-finit-au-musee-des-confluences-a-lyon.html

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Making a living as a paleoartist

http://www.psmag.com/business-economics/she-supplements-it-with-taxidermy

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Asian fossil discoveries

http://www.asianscientist.com/2015/04/print/asias-ancient-animals/


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Reptilian family free revised

http://uanews.org/story/ua-led-study-resolves-reptilian-family-tree

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Lindsay Zanno interview about Carnufex

http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_a6c5e964-dc14-11e4-9670-8731cac9b4bf.html

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Scott Sampson interview about helping kids explore nature (video)

http://www.king5.com/story/entertainment/2015/04/02/drscottsampsonnaturetips/70828556/

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Sternberg Museum of Natural History exhibit brings fossils to life
with monitor lizards, salamanders, and mudskippers

http://www.hdnews.net/news/local/new-sternberg-exhibit-brings-fossils-to-life/article_8308de09-b620-51de-aeb8-cf753e922efd.html



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Dinosaurs have become a favorite topic for April Fools stories. Here
are a few from around the world from last week:


Dysalotosaurus mother and babies spotted in Germany after
environmental restoration project succeeds beyond wildest hopes (in
German)

http://www.tlz.de/web/zgt/leben/detail/-/specific/April-April-Kein-Saurier-unterhalb-der-Burg-Gleichen-429773103


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Dinosaur egg found during repair to sewer pipes near the Palace of
Versailles, may have belonged to 18th Century French noble (in French)

http://www.lesnouvelles.fr/2015/04/01/versailles-un-oeuf-de-dinosaure-decouvert-avenue-de-paris/

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Digasaurus fossils found during construction of golf course in UK

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Digasaurus-8217-JCB-s-new-30-million-golf-course/story-26263052-detail/story.html

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