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[dinosaur] Yale Peabody Museum and evolution + UK's biggest Ichthyosaurus + dodo 3-D atlas + more

Ben Creisler

Some recent online items:

Yale Peabody Museum as "Sistine Chapel" of evolution--toothed birds, Deinonychus, and more

http: // www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sistine-chapel-evolution-new-haven-connecticut-180958499/


UK's "biggest" Ichthyosaurus fossil is prepared for display at Birmingham Science Museum 

http: // www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/blog/posts/uk-s-biggest-ichthyosaurus-goes-on-display-at-thinktank-birmingham-science-museum

http: // phys.org/news/2016-03-palaeontologist-rebuild-giant-prehistoric-sea.html

http: // www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/giant-prehistoric-sea-monster-goes-11079503

http: // www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/giant-prehistoric-sea-creature/


videos from 2015

Ichthyosaur Skull Conservation Part 1 

https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YTPQsjrZEo

Part 2:  Measuring the skull

https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m8hJLOxChk


Part 3: Cleaning and taking apart the skull

https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=daA54vhwhAo

Part 4: The rest of skeleton

https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tV0163eXHs


Part 5: CT Scanning

https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZfbXMnM3_A


T. rex had 26.5 liters of snot in its head and other strange facts about dinosaurs (with link to Larry Witmer video) (in German)


http: // www.n-tv.de/wissen/Wenn-der-T-Rex-Schnupfen-hatte-article17092081.html


Four partial plesiosaur skeletons and 70 kilograms of mosasaur bones found in Antarctica

http: // www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-dinosaur-hunter-finds-plesiosaur-skeletons-in-antarctica-20160324-gnqs6a.html


Short history of feathers (in Czech)

http: // dinosaurusblog.com/2016/03/23/strucna-historie-peri/


Italian paleontologist Silvio Renesto part of commission to manage famous Triassic fossil site Monte San Giorgio in Switzerland, made a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2003 (in Italian)


http: // www.varesenews.it/2016/03/presto-nuove-iniziative-per-valorizzare-il-monte-san-giorgio/500664/



http: // www.varesenews.it/2016/03/silvio-renesto-nella-commissione-unesco-del-monte-san-giorgio/500357/


Local prepared meat seller in dinosaur-rich Angeac-Charente region of France markets "paléopâté de dinosaure" [dinosaur paleopâté] (in reality, meat paste made from duck, a theropod), with dinosaur drawings by comics artist Mazan (Pierre Lavaud) on the label   (with video) (in French)

http: // www.charentelibre.fr/2016/03/23/goutez-le-paleopate-de-dinosaure-nouvelle-specialite-charentaise,3024550.php


"Dinosaurs Among Us" exhibit featured in latest Rotunda magazine for AMNH

http: // www.amnh.org/join-support/promos/rotunda-archives


Fossil turtles from Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah 

http: // www.newsobserver.com/news/technology/article66118692.html


Dodo gets 3-D atlas of skeleton and new memoir

http: // phys.org/news/2016-03-d-atlas-extinct-dodo.html


Anatomy of the Dodo (Raphus cucullatus L., 1758): An Osteological Study of the Thirioux Specimens

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 15, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Vol. 35, Supplement to No. 6.

http: // www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/sup1#.VvVoKuIrLcs