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Congress targets Paleobiology Database + Nundasuchus + more



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A number of recent news items:

House Science Committee targets grants for Paleobiology Database


http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/01/fruitful-fossil-database-targeted-by-us-house-science-committee/

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Sterling Nesbitt and Nundasuchus discovery

http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/01/012015-science-nundasuchus.html

http://phys.org/news/2015-01-discovery-paleontologist-carnivorous-reptile-dinosaurs.html

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Naturmuseum Solothurn in Switzerland reopened exhibit allows kids to
sit in a dinosaur footprint (in German)

http://www.srf.ch/news/regional/aargau-solothurn/naturmuseum-solothurn-der-elch-ist-wieder-da

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Interview with Spanish paleontologist José Ignacio Canudo of the grupo
Aragosaurus (in Spanish)

http://www.heraldo.es/noticias/suplementos/2015/01/19/jose_ignacio_canudo_paleontologo_vida_continuara_cuando_hombre_este_aqui_333774_314.html

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Mark Witton pterosaur art

http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2015/01/pterosaur-art-youve-never-seen-before.html

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Non-dino but of interest:

Purgatorius (Early Paleocene primate) could climb trees

http://news.yale.edu/2015/01/19/fossil-ankles-indicate-earth-s-earliest-primates-lived-trees

Link to paper:

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/01/14/1421707112.abstract?sid=130ba6da-b7f6-4597-b141-c64584b5fce7


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High-tech X-rays can read ancient rolled scrolls charred and preserved
by Vesuvius eruption

http://phys.org/news/2015-01-x-rays-secrets-ancient-scrolls-volcano.html

Link to paper:

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150120/ncomms6895/full/ncomms6895.html