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[dinosaur] Nanantius fossils + Ornithoscelida + Giraffatitan + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent items:


Nanantius (Enantiornithes) fossils found in Queensland, Australia 


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/dinosaur-bird-found-in-outback-queensland/8453740

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More on Ornithoscelida and dinosaur reclassification


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/19/how-we-revealed-a-new-family-tree-for-dinosaurs

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video:

Dr David Norman, a Paleontologist from the University of Cambridge makes a discovery that changes the way we view dinosaurs and evolution


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDMUxUe7dU4


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Giraffatitan in all its 3D digital glory 


https://dinosaurpalaeo.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/giraffatitan-in-all-its-3d-digital-glory-was-digitizing-entire-dinosaurs-2-digis-2016/


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Dinosaur census in the Hell Creek formation (in Czech)


https://dinosaurusblog.com/2017/04/18/dinosauri-census-v-souvrstvi-hell-creek/


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Fossil plant exhibit at Sauriermuseum Aathal in Switzerland looks at sauropod diet and nutritional value of Mesozoic plants (in German)


http://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/leben/leben/auf-den-spuren-der-vegi-dinosaurier-131239530


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Dinosaur eggs found during construction near town of Dali in Guandong Province, China (in Chinese)

http://www.uua.cn/show-10-8043-1.html

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Spanish paleontologist Francisco Ortega and his dinosaur discoveries (in Spanish)



http://www.deia.com/2017/04/19/ocio-y-cultura/que-mundo/el-buscador-de-huesos


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Drones that survey dinosaur tracks

https://www.thedigitalcircuit.com/indiana-drones-inspire-1-helps-uncover-dinosaur-site/


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Ancient reptile tracks in the Pyrenees may include evidence of a new type of footprint

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-ancient-reptile-tracks-pyrenees-evidence.html

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Dinosaur Canyon attraction opens at Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum


http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/story/4606028/dinosaur-canyon-opens/?cs=2452



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Work to begin on new Wyoming Dinosaur Center facility in Thermopolis, Wyoming


http://www.wyodaily.com/story/2017/04/19/news/groundbreaking-saturday-for-new-dinosaur-center/4500.html



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New exhibit planned for Permian fossils from Chemnitz (in German)

https://www.tag24.de/nachrichten/chemnitz-jurassic-park-naturkundemuseum-ausflug-ausstellung-dauerhaft-238176


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New Chinese pterosaur book: Dragons of the Skies

http://www.uua.cn/show-76-8039-1.html

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Videos

Moa skull - Dinornis robustus
WitmerLab 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlLuS49oYUo

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Excavation of Japan's First Complete Dinosaur Skeleton
NHK World News  (in English)
Hadrosaur story 3:00-20:00


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

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Non-dino but may be of interest:

New hyaenodont from Eocene of Egypt


https://phys.org/news/2017-04-newly-egyptian-carnivore-anubis-ancient.html

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Ground sloth plant diet

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170418094855.htm

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Megafaunal extinctions driven by too much moisture

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-megafaunal-extinctions-driven-moisture.html

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/flooding-behind-extinction-of-mammoths-other-megafauna-study-419725983.html

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Value of archaeology and fossils

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/13/amidst-congressional-criticism-archaeologists-take-aim-at-the-worlds-big-questions/

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New NASA image and video library interface:


https://images.nasa.gov/#/