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[dinosaur] Moabosaurus video + Alan Charig + Auca Mahuevo dinosaur eggs + K-Pg impact earthquake + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

Moabosaurus (with video)

http://news.byu.edu/news/byu-profs-discover-moabosaurus-utah%E2%80%99s-gold-mine

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170413092408.htm

http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/byu-researchers-name-newly-discovered-dinosaur-after-moab/691258724

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/13/New-dinosaur-discovered-in-Utah/5621492087438/

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Zhongjianosaurus 

Tiny “stilt raptor” hunted in China 125 million years ago


http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/tiny-stilt-raptor-hunted-in-china-125-million-years-ago/


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More on Teleocrater

Alan Charig Publishes Important New Dino Relative 20 Years After His Death

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/04/scientist-publishes-important-new-dino-relative-20-years-after-his-death/

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https://theconversation.com/dragon-like-fossil-discovery-could-change-our-view-of-dinosaur-origins-76097

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Sinking Ornithoscelidians: Sitting Ducks, Water Chevrotains & Ceratopsid Death Beds


http://antediluviansalad.blogspot.com/2017/04/sinking-ornithoscelidians-sitting-ducks.html


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Australian open air dinosaur museum

https://blooloop.com/link/dinosaur-canyon-australian-age-dinosaurs/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-13/dinosaur-centre-opens-new-exhibit-in-winton/8441488




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Auca Mahuevo dinosaur eggs with embryos in Argentina (in Spanish)

http://www.telam.com.ar/notas/201704/185478-neuquen-huevos-dinosaurio.html


https://www.clarin.com/sociedad/neuquen-hallan-huevos-dinosaurio-embriones-interior-70-millones-anos_0_Sy7CIka6x.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f81YutU7vgM


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More on dinosaur bone found near Caen in France (in French)

http://www.lepaysdauge.fr/2017/04/10/des-os-de-dinosaure-bientot-mis-a-nu-au-paleospace/

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Geological Museum of China (in Beijing) exhibit highlights smuggled fossils returned to China (in Chinese)

http://www.uua.cn/show-8-8019-1.html

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Oviraptorid dinosaur egg from Mongolia donated to USC at Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center in Aiken, South Carolina


(Hmmm.... "Jantzen purchased the dinosaur egg last summer from a friend of her father’s who is a museum curator in New York")

http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/dinosaur-egg-donated-to-usc-aiken-s-ruth-patrick-center/article_7c3e6700-1fbc-11e7-8995-a35b533601a3.html

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Ancient Colorado earthquake caused by Chicxulub impact?

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-colorado-earthquake-triggered-dinosaur-extinction.html
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Could_a_Colorado_earthquake_have_been_triggered_by_dinosaur_extinction_impact_999.html

Here's the abstract:

http://meetings.seismosoc.org/abstracts/


INDUCED INTRAPLATE EARTHQUAKES IN COLORADO FROM EXTREME SEISMIC WAVES FROM THE END-CRETACEOUS ASTEROID IMPACT
SLEEP, N. H., Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, norm@stanford.edu; OLDS, P., College of Alameda, Alameda, CA, USA, epolds@peralta.edu

The end-Cretaceous impact in the Yucatan/Caribbean region generated extreme seismic waves larger than those produced by ordinary earthquakes. Shaking with periods of tens of seconds with particle velocities of ca. 3 m/s continued for hundreds of seconds. One would expect that such extreme shaking induced earthquakes and that it caused ground damage. (1) With regard to induced earthquakes, we found two outcrops of syn-impact fault displacement near Trinidad, Colorado. The nearby ~1 km apart localities at Long’s Canyon and Madrid Canyon roadcut may represent the effect of a single event. The normal displacement was ca. 1 m. The faults appear to have slipped just once, cutting strata below the impact horizon but not above it. The event was crudely magnitude 6. (2) The dynamic strains of ca. 10-3 were large enough for shallow sedimentary rock to fail nonlinearly, but too small to produce strain markers that survived subsequent sediment compaction. However, grain-scale cracks associated with nonlinear failure likely increased permeability. Sulfate-bearing water mixed with sulfate-free barium-bearing water at the swampy land surface. Heavy mineral separation to obtain chromite from the impact horizon, revealed numerous barite grains from this process. (3) We found ca. 30 cm long and ca. 1 cm wide vein entering the impact horizon from below. Local dewatering of the shallowest sediment likely occurred. The vein subsequently buckled from sediment compaction. In general with regard to induced seismicity, extreme shaking tends to induce earthquakes that relax ambient tectonic stress. Intraplate tectonic stresses and interplate earthquakes are ubiquitous, however; the ubiquitous plate boundary earthquakes do not produce sufficiently strong waves to trigger intraplate earthquakes thus relieving the intraplate tectonic stresses.



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Were dinosaurs in decline long before the K-Pg event? (in Czech)

https://dinosaurusblog.com/2017/04/13/vymirali-dinosauri-jiz-dlouho-pred-koncem-kridy/