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[dinosaur] Hadrosaur arthritis + dinosaur color vision + theropod/bird fibula + more




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent items. The scientific papers for the first two are not yet posted (will be out tomorrow):



Hadrosaur with septic arthritis

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/70-million-years-later-duck-billed-dinosaur-has-diagnosis-septic-arthritis


http://www.seeker.com/first-diagnosis-of-septic-arthritis-in-a-dinosaur-1956560104.html

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Dinosaur color vision deduced from turtles and birds, modern crocodiles lost part of color vision

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-red-gene-birds-turtles-dinosaurs.html


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Fibula in theropod to bird evolution

http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2016/08/02/birds-of-a-fibula/

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Machimosaurus rex 

http://www.albanydailystar.com/science/phd-student-fund-fossils-of-130-million-years-old-godzilla-crocodille-alexandriaf-technology-time-15399.html


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Non-dino

Sparassodonts, forgotten marsupial carnivores?

http://vertpaleo.org/Society-News/Blog/Old-Bones-SVP-s-Blog/July-2016/Recent-Research-Meat-eating-Mammals.aspx