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Theropod on Pterosaur Beach + North American ankylosaurs + Ground sloth burrow + more news



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent news and blog items:



Theropod tracks (animal estimated 1.5 m long) found on "pterosaur
beach" track site at Crayssac in France (in French)

http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2015/08/06/2155767-un-dino-frequentait-la-plage-aux-pterosaures.html


http://fr.canoe.ca/voyages/destinations/europe/archives/2015/08/20150803-120457.html

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Crayssac gets official  status as "national nature reserve of
geological interest" [«Réserve naturelle nationale d’intérêt
géologique du Lot»]

http://www.lequotidien.lu/france/le-jurassic-park-du-lot-a-enfin-sa-reserve/

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General info in English:

http://www.holidays-cahors.co.uk/discover/monuments-and-history/pterosaur-beach


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North American ankylosaurs

http://pseudoplocephalus.blogspot.com/2015/08/know-your-ankylosaurs-north-american.html

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Chinese dinosaurs

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Era-of-the-Chinasaurs-30265904.html

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Xu Xing, Chinese dinosaur hunter

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/love-of-paleontology-an-accidental-discovery-for-chinas-no-1-dino-hunter

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Stolen eggs and fossils seized in China

http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/06/stolen-dino-skeleton-egg-fossils-seized-guang.php


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Laquintasaurus exhibit at Museo de Ciencias in Caracs, Venezuela (in Spanish)

http://www.entornointeligente.com/articulo/6637359/VENEZUELA-EN-FOTOS-Dinosaurio-tachirense-protagoniza-exposicion-en-el-Museo-de-Ciencias

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Theropod teeth from Spain

http://uofa.ualberta.ca/science/science-news/2015/august/big-dino-discovery-in-tiny-teeth

The now officially published paper first posted online in 2013:

Angelica Torices, Philip J. Currie, Jose Ignacio Canudo, and Xabier
Pereda-Suberbiola (2015)
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 60 (3): 611-626
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.2012.0121
http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app20120121.html


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Guide to the Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight

http://www.dinosaurisle.com/documents/EnglishGuide4.pdf

http://www.dinosaurisle.com/news.aspx

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An older item also in the news again:

Saurornitholestes with acute sense of smell

http://news.discovery.com/animals/dinosaurs/new-dinosaur-was-a-super-sniffer-150803.htm

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Karel Zeman, Czech dinosaur animator and special effects master (in Czech)

http://www.novinky.cz/kultura/376355-filmovy-dobrodruh-karel-zeman.html

Scenes of dinosaurs from his movies:

Stegosaurus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkXgLH54rkc

Brontosaurus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwPAPohxRR0



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Non-dino but of interest:


Giant ground sloth burrow found in Brazil


http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/en/pesquisa-e-inovacao/noticia/2015-08/geologists-discover-burrow-dug-extinct-animals-amazon

http://www.tvjurereinternacional.com/news/626/12/geologists-discover-tunnel-dug-by-extinct-animals-in-the-amazon-region


In Portuguese:

http://g1.globo.com/ro/rondonia/noticia/2015/08/conheca-caverna-de-3-m-de-altura-feita-por-preguicas-gigantes-em-ro.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=g1

more news:

http://g1.globo.com/ro/rondonia/noticia/2015/08/descoberta-em-ro-caverna-de-3-m-de-altura-feita-por-preguicas-gigantes.html

the original CPRM news release:

http://cprmblog.blogspot.com.br/2015/07/cprm-descobre-tunel-de-animais-extintos.html

(Thanks to Peter Moon for bringing this item to my attention.)