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[dinosaur] Giant sauropod on display in Geneva + Rativates + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

Giant sauropod goes on display at the Natural History Museum of Geneva

A giant sauropod collected and prepared by the Sauriermuseum Aathal in Switzerland proved to be too big for the museum's space and is now on display at the Geneva Natural History Museum. The specimen was found at the Dana Quarry at Ten Sleep in Wyoming and was nicknamed "Arapahoe"-- although the bones were found scattered (mainly by predators), the specimen is about 80% complete, and includes part of the skull. The total length is 25-27 meters. 

The sauropod is a close relative of Diplodocus, although a more exact identification has not been determined yet. Some of the material is being studied by Bonn University.

The remains were found with a Torvosaurus tooth.

Press materials (photos and diagrams, plus texts in German):

http://www.sauriermuseum.ch/de/presse-partner/fr-medienschaffende/fr-medienschaffende.html#article434

News stories (in French and German):

https://www.letemps.ch/culture/2016/09/20/une-star-dinosaures-invitee-geneve

http://www.ledauphine.com/haute-savoie/2016/09/20/le-plus-beau-squelette-de-dinosaure-depuis-100-ans

https://www.bluewin.ch/de/news/wissen---technik/2016/9/20/neu-entdeckter-riesensaurier-wird-in-genf-ausgeste.html

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New ostrich-mimic dinosaur Rativates evadens from Alberta named for its ability to evade predators


https://www.cmnh.org/about-the-museum/press-room/press-releases/rativates-evadens

http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2016/09/21/carleton-student-discovers-new-ostrich-like-dinosaur.html

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200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks found at Bay of Portissol (Var Department) in France (in French)

http://www.varmatin.com/environnement/une-trace-de-dinosaure-capturee-a-sanary-79316


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More on new feathered Deinonychus mural in New Haven, celebrating 150 years of Yale Peabody Museum


http://news.yale.edu/2016/09/19/new-dinosaur-mural-adorns-new-haven-fuel-tank

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Stem-mammals primer

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/stem-mammals-a-brief-primer/

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Fossils preserved by Kansas chalk for eons will be digitized and shared via new NSF grant

http://news.ku.edu/2016/09/14/fossils-preserved-kansas-chalk-eons-will-be-digitized-and-shared-new-nsf-grant

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Visit to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan (photos)

https://globalvoices.org/2016/09/19/theres-a-premier-dinosaur-museum-in-japans-oft-overlooked-fukui-prefecture/


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Liopleurodon tooth found in Ryazan region of Russia

http://nation-news.ru/214928-paleontologi-nashli-v-ryazanskoi-oblasti-zub-morskogo-doistoricheskogo-yashchera

https://mundo.sputniknews.com/ecologia/20160921/1063612455/diente-marino-superdepredador.html

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