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[dinosaur] Oldest Archaeopteryx specimen on display at new museum + T. rex. Trix arrives in Netherlands + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

Geologically  oldest Archaeopteryx specimen (153 million years old, found in 2010)  to go on display at the new Dinosaurier-Freiluftmuseum Altmühltal in Germany, about 10 kilometers from where the fossil was found by a private fossil collector. The specimen has been declared a Cultural Monument of National Significance [Kulturdenkmal von Nationaler Bedeutung]. With photos (in German) 

http://www.n-tv.de/wissen/Spektakulaerer-Fund-kommt-in-Ausstellung-article18492966.html

http://www.regio-news.de/ka/welt-nachrichten-dpa-feed/314023-ltestes-originalskelett-eines-archaeopteryx-zu-sehen.html

http://www.mittelbayerische.de/junge-leser/junior/taeglich/auf-zum-archaeopteryx-21990-art1422056.html

The park and museum in Denkendorf, Germany, officially opens on August 25

http://dinopark-bayern.de/

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Tyrannosaurus specimen 'Trix' flown from Chicago to the Netherlands.



Trix arrives in the Netherlands

https://leiden.tv/tyrannosaurus-op-nederlandse-bodem/

http://www.nu.nl/leiden/4311708/tyrannosaurus-trix-veilig-geland-schiphol.html

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Flight from Chicago


http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-0824-trex-trix-ohare-dutch-20160823-story.html


http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/08/22/tuesday-dino-day-chicagos-ohare-airport/89095918/


http://www.mensjournal.com/entertainment/articles/the-party-we-wish-we-were-at-right-now-trix-the-t-rex-gets-epic-sendoff-in-chicago-w435909


http://mashable.com/2016/08/23/tyrannosaurus-rex-flight-chicago-amsterdam/#jrE6PnGxgkqt



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The now fully prepared Tyrannosaurus skeleton 'Trix' will be driven with police escort to the Naturalis Museum in Leiden on Friday morning, where the specimen will be assembled for public display in September; plans for the escort include a decorated float with the Dutch biologist Freek Vonk, who organized the crowdfunding (Ten guilders for T. rex)  by the Dutch public, including school children, to help pay for the fossil, excavated on private land in Montana; Trix was given her own special passport (English and Dutch)



http://www.nu.nl/cultuur-overig/4311180/skelet-tyrannosaurus-rex-wordt-vrijdag-in-leiden-met-groot-spektakel-onthaald.html


http://tientjevoortrex.naturalis.nl/nl/



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Controversy over Scipionyx ('Ciro') display in small museum in Benevento continues (in Italian) 



http://www.ottopagine.it/bn/attualita/89477/picucci-il-fossile-di-ciro-deve-restare-a-benevento.shtml

 

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Museu Temps de Dinosaures de Morella given authority to process and store dinosaur and other paleontological finds from the local region (in Spanish)


http://www.elperiodicomediterraneo.com/noticias/comarcas/consell-permite-morella-custodiar-hallazgos-paleontologicos-16-anos_1011133.html

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Jurassic ichthyosaur found in Dagestan (in Russian)


http://www.dagestanpost.ru/novosti/35268-v-dagestane-paleontologi-obnaruzhili-ostanki-ixtiozavra


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New type of dinosaur egg found at Heyuan in Guangdong Province (in Chinese)

http://www.uua.cn/show-10-7631-1.html

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Fossil collection of Manchester Museum put on interactive map

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/manchester-student-puts-museums-fossils-on-the-map