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Re: "Baby Louie" in the flesh + prize for Tethyshadros find + more



Ouch. Make that Tethyshadros... I broke my resolution again to recheck
before hitting send....

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
>
> A number of recent and not so recent items that may be interest:
>
> Baby Louie oviraptor embryo story
>
> I've been working on a much delayed summary of 2014 for the DML that
> was to incude this item, but decided to post it now, since it has not
> been mentioned before and Brian Switek twittered a photo of the
> skeleton for Fossil Friday.
>
> Here's a link to an article in Chinese from the November 2014 issue of
> Dizhi Lüyou [Geological Tourism] about the return of the smuggled
> "Baby Louie" theropod embryo to China from the United States. The
> article has a revised computer-graphic reconstruction of the "Baby
> Louie" embryo as an oviraptor. (The older reconstruction on the cover
> of National Geographic was based on the assumption it was a
> therizinosaur.) The article appears to be protected from copying the
> text or the photos. Google Chrome will translate the Chinese text on
> the page to English, however. I used screen shots to create a (clunky)
> document version for myself.
>
>
> http://www.ziyuan360.com/html/zhuanti/2014/1117/14098.html
>
> **
>
> The cover of the magazine can be seen here with the reconstruction.
>
> http://www.ziyuan360.com/html/dizhilvyou/fengmianxinshang/2014/1117/14097.html
>
> ***
> A color image of the embryo reconstruction can be copied or downloaded here:
>
> larger, higher quality image (click to expand)
>
> https://www.google.com/search?q=www.ziyuan360.com+baby&safe=off&biw=1280&bih=856&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=dVq4VJPQD4eyyQT52IHgCA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAw
>
> or smaller, less detailed
>
> http://www.ziyuan360.com/uploads/allimg/141117/3-14111G05230263-lp.jpg
>
> The image may be copyrighted.
>
> **
>
> Photos of the fossil skeleton when it was part of an exhibit in the
> United States (tentatively attributed to Gigantoraptor)
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantoraptor#mediaviewer/File:Babylouiethedinosaur.jpg
>
> https://twitter.com/Laelaps/status/556158294398476289/photo/1
>
> ====================
>
>
> The Italian government is paying Mario Sartori, land owner of the site
> where Tethyshadros fossil was found in Duino, Italy, 500,000 euros as a
> "prize for discovery." The site was expropriated by the government for
> the excavation of the fossil. The full value of the Tethyshadros fossil
> was put at 2 million euros, and the land owner was entitled to a
> quarter of that. (in Italian)
>
> http://ilpiccolo.gelocal.it/trieste/cronaca/2015/01/15/news/un-premio-con-beffa-per-il-dinosauro-antonio-1.10672011
>
> A related article about dinosaur finds in Italy (in Italian)
>
> http://ilpiccolo.gelocal.it/trieste/cronaca/2013/12/14/news/dinosauri-a-duino-bisogna-continuare-a-scavare-parola-di-scienziato-1.8300481
>
> Cristiano Dal Sasso to give talk on dinosaurs of Italy at the
> Cloisters of Santa Corona (in Italian)
>
> http://www.adnkronos.com/fatti/pa-informa/arte/2015/01/15/chiostri-santa-corona-alla-scoperta-dello-spinosauro_2TM5XrgqTuVDPOVlHaL2gK.html
>
> ==
>
> Radio interview about exhibit "World's Largest Dinosaurs" at the North
> Carolina Museum of Natural History in Raleigh. N.C.
>
> http://wcqs.org/post/dinosaurs-lessons-present
>
> Info and list of lectures:
>
> http://naturalsciences.org/exhibits/special-exhibits
>
> ===
>
> Mystery of the Caenagnathidae
>
> https://qilong.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/a-mystery-of-caenagnathidae/
>
> =======
>
> Interview with Victoria Arbour, ankylosaur expert
>
> http://jerseyboyshuntdinosaurs.blogspot.com/2015/01/interview-with-paleontologist-victoria.html?spref=tw
>
>
> ==
> Linheraptor and Tsaagan question
>
> http://theropoddatabase.blogspot.com/
>
> ==
>
> More on recovery of Utahraptor block and search for place to prepare the 
> fossils
>
>
> http://upr.org/post/paleontologists-uncover-nine-ton-trove-utahraptor-remains
>
>
> ==
>
> The strange dinosaurs of Great Britain (in French)
>
> http://www.linformatique.org/les-etranges-dinosaures-qui-ont-vecu-en-grande-bretagne/
>
>
> ===
>
>
> Saurichthys, biggest predatory fish of the Triassic, featured in new
> exhibit at the Paläontologischen Museums Zürich in Switzerland (in
> German)
>
> http://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/der-groesste-raubfisch-der-fruehen-dinozeit-1.18462761
>
> http://www.focusterra.ethz.ch/museum/special/saurichthys
>
> ===
>
> Gastornis in Germany (in German)
>
> http://www.open-report.de/288339/riesige-laufvoegel-in-deutschland/
>
> ===
>
> Geological Museum in Toyen in Oslo, Norway, is closing while funds are
> raised for renovation and expansion (in Norwegian)
>
> http://www.osloby.no/nyheter/Snart-er-det-over-og-ut-for-dinosaurene-pa-Toyen-7850666.html
>
> =====
>
> Pterosaur exhibit in Wuhan (in Chinese)
>
> http://www.chinanews.com/cul/2015/01-16/6975146.shtml