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Complete Triassic dinosaur skeleton found in Argentina + Ichthyosaurs +more



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A number of recent news and blog items:

Complete dinosaur skeleton ("from the head to the tail") found at Late
Triassic Quebrada del Puma site in Argentina (in Spanish)

http://www.diariolaprovinciasj.com/sociedad/2015/8/3/fosiles-encontrados-dinosaurio-completo-esta-siendo-estudiado-35906.html

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Funding announced for paleontological exploration at the location (in Spanish)

http://www.unsj.edu.ar/noticiaDetalle.php?n=2506

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NOTE: A preliminary description of the site and finds in English is
available online at this link. The paper was originally posted on the
DML back in April in preprint. It's now officially published.


http://www.researchgate.net/publication/276133829_A_NEW_LATE_TRIASSIC_VERTEBRATE_ASSEMBLAGE_FROM_NORTHWESTERN_ARGENTINA

Ricardo N. Martínez, Cecilia Apaldetti, Gustavo Correa, Carina E.
Colombi, Paula Santi Malnis, Angel Praderio, Diego Abelín, Laura G.
Benegas, Andrea Aguilar-Cameo &  Oscar A. Alcober (2015)
A new late Triassic vertebrate assemblage from northwestern Argentina.
Ameghiniana 52 (4): 379 – 390
doi:10.5710/AMGH.27.04.2015.2889
http://www.ameghiniana.org.ar/index.php/ameghiniana/article/view/1005

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Ichthyosaur guide in Fossil Focus

http://www.palaeontologyonline.com/articles/2015/fossil-focus-ichthyosaurs/


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Jack Horner to retire from field work digging dinosaurs

http://www.kfbb.com/story/29699966/jack-horner-retiring-from-dig-expeditions

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Mummified Brachylophosaurus tail

http://louisvillefossils.blogspot.com/2015/08/mummified-brachylophosaurus-dinosaur.html

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Know Your Ankylosaurs: Gondwana Edition

http://pseudoplocephalus.blogspot.com/2015/07/know-your-ankylosaurs-gondwana-edition.html

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Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum newsletter

http://dinomuseum.ca/media/newsosaur

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Dinosaur footprints (Eubrontes cf. and Anomoepus cf.) found in the
Czech Republic so far (in Czech):

https://dinosaurusblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/druhohorni-plazi-v-cechach-v/

free pdfs in English:

J Zajíc (1998)
The first find of the dinosaurian footprint in the Czech Republic (the
Krkonoše Piedmont Basin) and its stratigraphic significance.
Journal of the Czech Geological Society, volume 43 (1998), issue 4, 273 - 275

free pdf:
http://www.jgeosci.org/content/Zajic_1998.pdf


Daniel Madzia (2014)
The first non-avian theropod from the Czech Republic.
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 59 (4), 2014: 855-862
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.2012.0111
https://www.app.pan.pl/article/item/app20120111.html

free pdf:
https://www.app.pan.pl/archive/published/app59/app20120111.pdf


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More on new dinosaur finds at Angeac-Charente in France; ten more
years of finds predicted (in French)

(Apologies to franophones for inadvertently putting an acute accent on
Angeac in a recent post. Angéac-Champagne has an accent,
Angeac-Charente does not. My bad...)

News video:

http://www.20minutes.fr/tv/afp-actus/183658-angeac-coffre-au-tresor-des-paleontologues


http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/france-monde/un-os-de-dinosaure-long-d-1-20m-decouvert-dans-le-ia0b0n2975363

http://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/sciences/20150803.AFP5582/angeac-coffre-au-tresor-des-paleontologues-pour-encore-au-moins-dix-ans.html

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/france-monde/un-os-de-dinosaure-long-d-1-20m-decouvert-dans-le-ia0b0n2975363


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Studying dinosaur motion with computers (in German)

http://www.svz.de/nachrichten/deutschland-welt/panorama/wie-die-dinos-das-laufen-lernten-id10296321.html


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Legal issues surrounding Tetrapodophis fossil from Brazil kept in Germany


http://www.nature.com/news/four-legged-snake-fossil-sparks-legal-investigation-1.18116?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews