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[dinosaur] Robert Alexander (1934-2016) + Luis Chiappe on Chinese fossil birds + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent items:



Robert McNeill (Neill) Alexander (1934-2016) (81), who studied dinosaur locomotion
 
http: //  www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/news/article/5127/emeritus_professor_r_mcneill_alexander_frs

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Blog post from back in 2015 in honor of Alexander


http: // whatsinjohnsfreezer.com/2015/07/15/honouring-alexander/

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Interview with Luis Chiappe about Chinese fossil birds, feathered dinosaurs, in new book

http: // blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2016/03/23/chinas-feathered-dinosaurs-qa-with-paleontologist-luis-chiappe/

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What do we really know about Dino DNA? Mary Schweitzer interview

https: // news.ncsu.edu/2016/03/dino-dna/

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Dinosaurs' early days in the (now) Petrified Forest

http: // www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-dinosaurs-roamed-petrified-forest-180958510/?no-ist

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Most dinosaur species are still undiscovered

http: // phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/23/most-dinosaur-species-are-still-undiscovered/


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National Geographic (post Rupert Murdoch/Fox) is dropping Brian Switek's Laelaps blog. This is very regrettable--his lively blog has been a great way to keep up with new research in paleo-related topics.  Let's hope he finds a new venue and that National Geographic continues to make archived posts available.

https: // twitter.com/Laelaps/status/712714580116385792


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How We Found the Dinosaur Doomsday Site

http: // blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/03/23/chicxulub-crater-dinosaurs-drilling/#.VvMEMeIrLcs


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New fossil discoveries solve enigma surrounding T-rex evolution

http: // www.studentnewspaper.org/new-fossil-discoveries-solve-enigma-surrounding-t-rex-evolution/

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Quetzalcoatlus coin: Canada Issues First Silver Coin in “Day of the Dinosaurs” Three-Piece Series

http: // news.coinupdate.com/canada-issues-first-silver-coin-in-day-of-the-dinosaurs-three-piece-series/

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Timurlengia compared with Tyrannosaurus rex (in Dutch)

(link to larger image goes to a poster about a bird habitat project at the moment, not the tyrannosaur poster...)

http: // www.dvhn.nl/extra/In-beeld-De-voorvader-van-de-Tyrannosaurus-rex-21217158.html