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Chilean dinosaurs + Concavenator's "quill bumps" + more news and blogs



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

Expedition to study  Late Cretaceous dinosaurs found in Chilean
Patagonia; finds include a theropod, a sauropod, and hadrosaurs

In English

http: // www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2406973&CategoryId=13936I

In Spanish

video

http: // 
elcomercio.pe/ciencias/historia/patagonia-chilena-hogar-fosiles-dinosaurios-noticia-1883364

http: // 
www.t13.cl/noticia/tendencias/la-odisea-detras-busqueda-dinosaurios-patagonia-chilena

http: // 
elsoldemexico.com.mx/doble-via/142532-descubren-uno-de-los-mayores-yacimientos-de-fosiles-dinosaurios-en-chile

Antarctica connection

http: // 
elcomercio.pe/ciencias/planeta/antartida-y-america-estuvieron-unidas-alguna-vez-noticia-1883717

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Concavenator's alleged "quill bumps"  are bony ridge for muscle
attachment (in Italian)

http: // 
theropoda.blogspot.com/2016/03/le-papille-ulnari-di-concavenator-non.html


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Studying theropod teeth at Museo de Dinosaurios de Salas de los
Infantes in Spain (in Spanish)


http: // 
noticiasdelaciencia.com/not/18550/comienza-un-estudio-de-fosiles-de-dientes-de-dinosaurios-teropodos-conservados-en-el-museo-de-salas/

http: // 
www.dicyt.com/noticias/comienza-un-estudio-de-fosiles-de-dientes-de-dinosaurios-teropodos-conservados-en-el-museo-de-salas

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Chongmingia shows diversity of early birds


http: // english.ivpp.cas.cn/rh/rp/201603/t20160302_160124.html


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Did Dinosaurs Invent Flowers? (with a big assist from flies and beetles)

http: // 
blog.hmns.org/2016/03/did-dinosaurs-invent-flowers-with-a-big-assist-from-flies-and-beetles/


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Japanese fossil hunter finds plesiosaur bones

http: // ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201602100037

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Quake-hit dinosaur from Fukushima restored

http: // ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/recovery/AJ201603040005

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Hadrosaur Antonio fossil site to reopen to visitors in Italy with
"augmented reality" feature (in Italian)

http: // 
ilpiccolo.gelocal.it/trieste/cronaca/2016/03/03/news/antonio-riapre-la-sua-casa-e-si-cimenta-nel-footing-1.13062576

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Sauropod tracks found in Bolivia that are older than famous tracks
found at Cal Orck’o (in Spanish)

http: // 
www.la-razon.com/la_revista/Paleontologia-hallan-huellas-antiguas-Cal_Orck-o_0_2447755215.html


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Drilling into the K-Pg crater

http: // 
www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/scientists-gear-drill-ground-zero-impact-killed-dinosaurs


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Éric Buffetaut video interview on birds as last surviving dinosaurs (in French)

http: // 
www.futura-sciences.com/videos/d/interview-oiseaux-sont-ils-derniers-descendants-dinosaures-3531/

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How the first dinosaur fossils were found in Hateg in Romania by
Ilona, the 12-year-old sister of Baron Franz Nopcsa, with video (in
Romanian)

http: // 
www.digi24.ro/Stiri/Digi24/Actualitate/Stiinta+si+Mediu/Dinozaurii+pitici+din+Tara+Hategului

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False butterflies that predated flowers

https: // 
www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/04/which-came-first-the-butterfly-or-the-flower-lacewing-oreogramma-bennetite-fossil

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Ancient Maya used fish fossils in their buildings at Palenque; fossils
may have been seen as evidence supporting creation myths in which the
gods made the sea pull back and raised up mountains for men to live on
(in Spanish)

http: // 
www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/cultura/patrimonio/2016/03/1/mayas-realizaban-algunas-practicas-paleontologicas

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Breeding storks in trees guarded by alligators pay with fallen nestlings


http: // www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/p-bbu022616.php