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[dinosaur] Dinosaur survival + Aviulong galtoni + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Again, apologies for the multiple postings yesterday of a batch of news items. The original version never showed up (it's not archived), but the forwarded versions eventually got posted hours later.

Some recent items...


Consider the date....

Mass Survival of Multitudinous Dinosaur Lineages Across the KPg Boundary


https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/mass-survival-of-multitudinous-dinosaur-lineages-across-the-kpg-boundary/

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Aviulong galtoni throws dinosaur classification into mess (in Italian)

http://theropoda.blogspot.com/2017/04/aviulong-galtoni-e-la-contrazione-di.html   

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Plesiosaur bones could stop tunnel construction in Italy (in Italian)

http://lecconews.lc/news/ossa-di-dinosauro-marino-nel-cantiere-della-lecco-bg-pietra-tombale-sul-progetto-185360/#.WOAiYm_yvcs

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Fossil animal found with nearly perfect camouflage so it can hardly be recognized (in German)

https://www.wiesentbote.de/2017/04/01/sensationsfund-in-der-tongrube-mistelgau/


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from a few years back...


Triassic removed from Mesozoic 

http://chinleana.fieldofscience.com/2011/04/triassic-officially-loses-status-as.html?m=1

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Buckland "guano" prank


http://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2012/09/28/161947553/the-best-college-prank-of-the-1790s-with-bats-poop-grass

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Not quite a joke but unusual...


Policeman who pretended to be caught by a dinosaur while on duty will not be severely disciplined (in Spanish)


http://misionescuatro.com/provinciales/cadete-policia-simulo-atrapado-dinosaurio-no-sufrira-sanciones-severas/


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A Cretaceous crabeater seal from New Jersey? The mystery of Lobodon vetus

http://coastalpaleo.blogspot.com/2017/04/a-cretaceous-crabeater-seal-from-new.html

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Wombat squares

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

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Kitty vs. robot dinosaur (an older cat video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0khUGNfCIE


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Caves dug by giant sloths NOT an April Fools joke...

I posted a link to a story on the Discovery Magazine site about burrows thought to be dug by giant sloths. Repeating the link posted earlier:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/03/28/paleoburrows-south-america/#.WOAEWm8rLcs

Also
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/massive-tunnels-south-america-likely-dug-extinct-giant-mammals


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I've been asked if this story is an April Fools joke. In fact, there are some scientific papers out, like this one:

Heinrich Theodor Frank, Camila Eliza Althaus, Erik Martins Dario, Fernando Rubbo Tramontina, Rafael Marquezam Adriano, Mariana De Lima Almeida, Gabriela Feiten Ferreira, Rafaela Nogueira & Rogério Breier (2015)
Underground chamber systems excavated by Cenozoic ground sloths in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE PALEONTOLOGIA,
http://www.sbpbrasil.org/assets/uploads/files/08_Frank_et_al_pg273a284_site.pdf


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Other news...

Dinosaurs of India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXSiz9x9kIs

Blog version

https://geologyandgeologists.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/dinosaurs-in-ndia/

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What can be learned about the diet of Tyrannosaurus from isotopic and chemical analysis of samples of tooth enamel (in German)


http://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/neues-im-naturkundemuseum-tyrannosaurus-rex-zieht-schaulustige-ins-museum/19600036.html


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Montana paleontologist excited about implications of new discovery

http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/35038508/montana-paleontologist-excited-about-implications-of-new-discovery