[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Montana's T. rex goes on display + more news



Another news item on the new MOR T. rex exhibit with a video featuring
Jack Horner:


http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/museum-of-the-rockies-opens-tyrant-kings-exhibit/32307532

On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 9:37 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
>
>
> I don't vouch for the accuracy of every news item posted, of course...
>
>
> Maybe the real difference is here that the gastralia are actually
> mounted on the MOR specimen. Were these found in place?  Sue's
> gastralia are not mounted with the rest of skeleton, apparently
> because of doubts about their placement.
>
> http://www.fieldmuseum.org/at-the-field/exhibitions/mcdonalds-fossil-prep-lab
>
>  "See Sue’s gastralia, a group fossil bones so rare and unusual that
> scientists aren’t sure how they fit onto Sue’s skeleton. Among the
> most fragile of T. rex bones, they are most often incomplete, badly
> damaged, or missing altogether from fossil finds."
>
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 9:24 AM, tholtz <tholtz@geology.umd.edu> wrote:
>> On 2015-04-12 11:15, Ben Creisler wrote:
>>
>>> A number of recent news items:
>>>
>>>
>>> "Peck's rex" goes on display at Museum of the Rockies in Montana as
>>> "Montana's T. rex"
>>>
>>>
>>> https://www.dvidshub.net/news/159754/whats-army-doing-with-dinosaurs-redux#.VSqA9vnF_To
>>>
>>> "It is the only T. rex specimen found with floating belly ribs, also
>>> known as gastralia. It is also the first specimen of its species to
>>> have the metacarpal III, on the left forelimb preserved – that’s the
>>> third finger. This discovery proved the existence of a third finger on
>>> the T. rex. "
>>>
>>
>> The statement about gastralia is grossly incorrect. There is an obscure
>> specimen called "Sue" (:-) ) in which most of the gastralia were recovered,
>> photographed, and described.
>>
>> --
>> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
>> Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
>> Geology Office: Geology 4106
>> Scholars Office: Centreville 1216
>> Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
>> Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
>> Fax: 301-314-9661
>>
>> Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/sgc
>> Fax: 301-314-9843
>>
>> Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
>>                         Department of Geology
>>                         Building 237, Room 1117
>>                         University of Maryland
>>                         College Park, MD 20742 USA