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AMNH T. rex turns 100 + Spinosaurus video + dinosaur courtship performance art + more



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent news and blog items:

American Museum of Natural History Tyrannosaurus at 100


http://extinctmonsters.net/2015/11/20/amnh-5027-at-100/


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Recent video for Spinosaurus exhibit in Italy, with comments by Jack
Horner and computer animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmqb2X0mQyg

NOTE: The problems with the open access Geological Magazine article on
Spinosaurus appear to be solved. Here's the pdf link:


http://128.232.233.5/action/displayFulltext?type=1&pdftype=1&fid=10036577&jid=GEO&volumeId=-1&issueId=-1&aid=10036572

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Art exhibit has hadrosaur bellow, with dinosaur courtship performance
art  "music" video

http://www.statepress.com/article/2015/11/dinosaur-skull-replica-sound-art


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Baby Louie giant oviraptor fossil returns to China, now available for study

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/big-baby-dinosaur-finally-goes-home-180957349/?no-ist


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Morturneria, sieve-feeding plesiosaur

http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/meet-the-first-known-marine-reptile-with-a-sieve-for-a-mouth/



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Majungasaurus skeleton cast at Stony Brook University

http://www.sbindependent.org/stony-bones-stony-brook-universitys-70-million-year-old-dinosaur/

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Dinosaur fossil preparators in Australia (with radio audio)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-19/dinosaurs-help-fight-drought-depression-in-outback-queensland/6954766

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Probrachylophosaurus as "superduck"

http://www.livescience.com/52856-crested-duckbilled-dino-discovered.html

http://www.themarysue.com/new-hadrosaur-dinosaur-missing-link/

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Jack Horner retirement

http://www.montana.edu/news/15866/msu-paleontologist-jack-horner-announces-retirement

https://blogs.chapman.edu/happenings/2015/11/20/renowned-paleontologist-jack-horner-to-join-chapman-as-presidential-fellow/

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Dinosaur parasites



https://theconversation.com/the-mighty-dinosaurs-were-bugged-by-other-critters-50390

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Gorgonopsids, the first saber-tooths

http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-first-saber-tooths/


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The fossil collection and "bone cellar" at the Berlin Natural History
Museum (in German)

http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/naturkundemuseum-berlin-schaetze-in-den-sammlungen-des-naturkundemuseums,10809148,32440030.html

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Tristan the T. rex at Berlin Museum (radio interview with student
assistant who works on dinosaurs and was at site where skeleon was
found in Montana) (in German)

https://www.inforadio.de/programm/schema/sendungen/wissenswerte/201511/225929.html


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Theropod tracks found at Cretaceous fossil fish beds site in Hangzhou
region, Zhejiang, with photos  (in Chinese)

http://www.uua.cn/show-10-7131-1.html


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Saskatchewan to choose official fossil

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/fossil-could-become-saskatchewans-next-emblem


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James Hopson gets Romer-Simpson Award for work on early mammal evolution

http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2015/11/12/prof-emeritus-james-hopson-receives-award-seminal-work-mammalian-evolution


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Transitional fossils

http://www.forbes.com/sites/shaenamontanari/2015/11/17/four-famous-transitional-fossils-that-support-evolution/


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Plants and the Permian extinction


https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/a-palaeobotanical-perspective-on-the-permian-extinction/