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Re: Lepidocheirosaurus "hand" is a foot + dinosaur art contest winner + more



This _Lepidocheirosaurus_ 'description' sounds like one of the worst
dinosaur papers of 2015.  Maybe THE worst.

Sadly, Alifanov and Saveliev (2015) will get credit for naming
Nqwebasauridae if it's ever used as a clade in the future.

On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 8:22 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
> Recent blog and news items:
>
> >From Andrea Cau's Theropoda blog (in Italian):
>
> What is Lepidocheirosaurus?
>
> http://theropoda.blogspot.com/2015/11/cosa-e-lepidocheirosaurus.html
>
> rough translation:
>
> Lepidocheirosaurus is not a theropod, but a basal ornithischian. The
> "hand" is actually a foot, and the tail has caudals typical for an
> ornithischian. Since the diagnosis of Lepidocheirosaurus is based on
> the unusual characteristics of the hand, if this last is nothing more
> than a foot, the diagnosis of this taxon loses its validity (and with
> it, the same Lepidocheirosaurus).
>
> ====
>
> Scientists still can’t settle on what killed the dinosaurs
>
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/11/24/scientists-still-cant-settle-on-what-killed-the-dinosaurs/
>
>
> ===
>
>
> Allosaurus gape
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> http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/23/allosaurus-had-an-amazing-gape/
>
> ===
>
>
>
> Kweichow sauropod puzzle
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> http://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-kweichow-sauropod.html
>
> ====
>
>
> Preview of Dinomania book
>
>
>
> http://palaeoblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/digging-into-dinomania-by-stephen.html
>
>
> =======
>
> Ukrainian artist Sergey Krasovskiy wins dinosaur art contest (in Spanish)
>
>
> http://www.elnortedecastilla.es/culturas/201511/22/ucraniano-krasovskiy-gana-concurso-20151122121656.html
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>
> Entries:
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>
> https://picasaweb.google.com/103881137411049924405/VIIConcursoDeIlustracionesCientificasDeDinosaurios2015
>
> ====
>
> Dinosaur Quarry has artists in residence
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>
> http://www.sunad.com/news/2015/11/something-new-at-dinosaur-quarry-artists-in-residence/
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>
>
> =====
>
>
> Bad dinosaur movies
>
>
> http://www.avclub.com/article/bad-dinosaurs-14-regrettable-works-dino-themed-ent-228491
>
>
> ===
>
>
> Brainy birds (dinosaurs not so dumb...)
>
> https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/five-species-show-why-%E2%80%98bird-brain%E2%80%99-stupid-phrase
>
> ==
>
> More on Canadian Dimetrodon
>
> http://phys.org/news/2015-11-canuckosaur-canadian-dinosaur-dimetrodon-borealis.html