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Biggest Plateosaurus from Switzerland + dinosaur injuries + Sereno video



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A number of recent items:

Switzerland's biggest Plateosaurus fossil found at Frick

New fossil of Plateosaurus is about 8 meters long (biggest known from
Germany is about 9 meters long), found in the Triassic-age Frick
Quarry in Switzerland. The site appears to be a waterhole that trapped
the dinosaurs in mud.


This article has photos and a  chronology of fossil finds in the Frick
quarry (in German)

http://www.bzbasel.ch/aargau/fricktal/jurassic-world-in-frick-8-meter-plateosaurier-entdeckt-129300191

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This article also mentions a new Triassic theropod from the quarry to
be described probably next year (in German)

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/basel/story/14255056


In French

http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/suisse/story/29073786

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Worst injuries found in fossil dinosaurs


http://www.forbes.com/sites/shaenamontanari/2015/07/01/the-five-most-gruesome-dinosaur-injuries-ever-discovered/


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A talk by Paul Sereno back in 2013, posted to YouTube a few months
back, comparing mammal and dinosaur anatomy, explaining why
quadrupedal dinosaurs couldn't really gallop (it's how the shoulder is
constructed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEFSM5CQkTI