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[dinosaur] Dinosaurs of India + vintage magic lantern slides + T. rex jaw tumor + more






Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:


Dinosaurs of India in new book Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent (excerpt)


http://scroll.in/article/824434/when-rajasaurus-and-other-dinosaurs-roamed-the-land-where-indians-live-now


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Wooster Geologists blog posts about a set of  full color 19th century magic lantern slides of prehistoric animals and landscapes. Many of the illustrations are derived from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins' work. I added comments to the third installment below to explain the original source of the other illustrations.

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http://woostergeologists.scotblogs.wooster.edu/2016/11/25/woosters-fossils-of-the-week-geological-magic-lantern-slides-from-the-19th-century-part-i/

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http://woostergeologists.scotblogs.wooster.edu/2016/12/02/woosters-fossils-of-the-week-geological-magic-lantern-slides-from-the-19th-century-part-ii/

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http://woostergeologists.scotblogs.wooster.edu/2016/12/16/woosters-fossils-of-the-week-geological-magic-lantern-slides-from-the-19th-century-part-iii/



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T. rex Tristan Otto (currently on display in Berlin) very likely had a tumor in its lower jaw, as revealed by a CT scan, and suffered pain when it bit. The swelling on the jaw was noticed earlier (thought at first to be an infection) but now has been studied in more detail, as explained by Oliver Hampe. (in German)

http://www.fnp.de/nachrichten/wissenschaft/Dino-mit-Zahnweh-Forscher-untersuchen-bdquo-Tristan-rdquo;art153,2379709

https://www.berlinonline.de/mitte/nachrichten/4683941-4015813-berliner-trex-hatte-furchtbare-schmerzen.html

http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/berliner-tyrannosaurus--tristan--hatte-zahnschmerzen-25316440

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Origin of dinosaurs, part 1 (in Italian)


http://theropoda.blogspot.com/2016/12/lorigine-dei-dinosauri-parte-1.html 

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Atopodentatus, a look back at fossils of the year


http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2016/12/17/plos-paleo-top-10-oa-fossil-vertebrates-5-atopodentatus-unicus/

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