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[dinosaur] Controversies over dinosaur coloration from fossils + Majungasaurus slow growth + Revueltosaurus mystery + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:


Controversies over dinosaur coloration found in fossils

Dinosaurs may have used color as camouflage

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dinosaurs-may-have-used-color-camouflage

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Majungasaurus  took more than 20 years to reach its full size, making it one of the slowest growing dinosaurs of its kind on record, from SVP meeting talk

http://www.livescience.com/56897-slow-growing-theropod-dinosaur.html


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Revueltosaurus mystery

http://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/road-trips/2016/11/14/dinosaur-crocodile-arizona-mystery-bones/88321318/


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"Third eye" and evolution of warm-bloodedness in mammals

https://theconversation.com/what-our-ancestors-third-eye-reveals-about-the-evolution-of-mammals-to-warm-blood-68454


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Map to protect Chile's fossil heritage (in Spanish)

http://www.latercera.com/noticia/crean-primer-mapa-del-pais-proteger-fosiles/


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Progress on recently acquired dinosaur tracksite at Cava Pontrelli quarry in Altamura, Italy, to develop  safe access for tourists and researchers (with video) (in Italian)

https://www.altamuralife.it/notizie/buone-nuove-da-cava-pontrelli-arriva-il-progetto-per-la-messa-in-sicurezza/



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Dinosaur (human-activated) robots (vintage look a la  Jurassic Park--no feathers) make debut in Japan

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/31707/20161112/real-life-jurassic-park-japanese-company-unveils-robot-dinosaurs-theme.htm