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[dinosaur] Moab dinosaur track site videos + sauropod toe claws + Portuguese pterosaur tracks + more




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:



Fossil Friday Roundup: November 11, 2016


http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2016/11/11/fossil-friday-roundup-november-11-2016/


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When is a fossil a fossil? by Phil Manning


http://dinosaursabbatical.blogspot.com/2016/11/when-is-fossil-fossil.html

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Guided video tours of dinosaur track sites around Moab, Utah


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2COhj34OpKOblpkBMVHa1Rxn51Ybb8z_

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Sauropod back claws formed a "hoe" for digging, a follow-up to a video posted a few days back from the Cleveland Museum:


https://www.cmnh.org/announcements/sauropod-tracks

based on this ref:

Hall, Lee E., Ashley E. Fragomeni, and Denver W. Fowler (2016). "The Flexion of Sauropod Pedal Unguals and Testing the Substrate Grip Hypothesis Using the Trackway Fossil Record." In Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps, edited by Falkingham Peter L., Marty Daniel, and Richter Annette, 139-51. Bloomington; Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2016. 

http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1c5ckcb.13.

Note that most of this chapter can be previewed in Google books starting on page 139 (with some blanked-out pages):

https://books.google.com/books?id=EzI_DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

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More on Cleveland Museum Dinofest

http://www.morningjournal.com/arts-and-entertainment/20161110/cleveland-museum-of-natural-historys-dinofest-offers-both-serious-knowledge-and-child-entertainment

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More on 300 pterosaur tracks discovered at Praia da Peralta in Portugal in 2010; now have been studied in a  thesis (Simon Kongshøj Callesen: "New Pterosaur Tracks (Pteraichnidae) from the Late Jurassic of Praia da Peralta, Portugal"); tracks show quadrupedal gait and are bigger than any Jurassic  pterosaurs known from fossil bones; with audio from Octávio Mateus (in Portuguese)


http://www.tsf.pt/sociedade/interior/descoberto-na-lourinha-um-dos-maiores-trilhos-mundiais-de-pterossauros-5492726.html


http://www.dn.pt/sociedade/interior/descoberto-na-lourinha-um-dos-maiores-trilhos-mundiais-de-pterossauros-5492597.html


I posted this blog  link earlier:

http://lusodinos.blogspot.com/2016/11/pegadas-de-pterossauros-do-jurassico.html
Discovered in 2010 and now described in a doctoral thesis


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Xu Xing interview about using dinosaur research to inspire  interest in science in children (in Chinese)

http://kepu.gmw.cn/2016-11/09/content_22899961.htm

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Early mammal tooth function

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/changing-views-evolutionary-factors-work


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More on paleoart

https://gimpasaura.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/palaeoart/



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Dinosauromorphs from Brazil

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/a-unique-late-triassic-dinosauromorph-assemblage-from-brazil/