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[dinosaur] Colorado Torosaurus + Steve Brusatte + Korean bird tracks + CMNH Dinofest videos + more






Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

"Triceratops" specimen found at Thornton, Colorado, back in August 2017, and being studied at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, has now been identified as a Torosaurus (apparently the most complete skull specimen found to date)


http://www.dmns.org/press-room/news-releases/thornton-triceratops-gets-new-identity/

http://www.dmns.org/press-room/press-kits/thornton-torosaurus/

http://www.dmns.org/press-room/press-kits/thornton-torosaurus/thornton-torosaurus-images/

video:

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/12/04/triceratops-thornton-torosaurus/

http://www.9news.com/news/local/thornton-triceratops-not-a-triceratops-after-all/496956662

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[As a sad follow-up note, a number of sources report that Denver Museum preparator Mike Getty, who was working on the dig and died suddenly in the field in September at age 50, suffered a heart attack and not some mystery bacterial illness as speculated at the time.]


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Paleontologist Who Finds Anthropocene Insights in the Dinosaur Age

Steve Brusatte explains how these spectacular bygone animals shaped our present, and how they can inform our future.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pa37pn/the-paleontologist-who-finds-anthropocene-insights-in-the-dinosaur-age


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Distinct preservation of skin impressions in dinosaur footprint found in S. Korea

http://www.ajudaily.com/view/20171204104558200


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Tracking Cretaceous Birds in South Korea: Chinju University

http://birdsinmud.blogspot.com/2017/12/tracking-cretaceous-birds-in-south.html?spref=tw


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Student works at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to study and promote fossils

http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/December/Kevin-Sievers-Academy-of-Natural-Sciences/

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Efforts to establish regulations to protect fossils as part of the national geological heritage of Morocco, prompted in part by the recent case of a smuggled plesiosaur skeleton that had been put up for auction in Europe until the government of Morocco demanded the return of the fossil (in French)

https://www.lereporter.ma/a-la-une/maroc-patrimoine-geologique-ou-tes-reglementation-ou-tes/

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Ichthyosaur found in Dagestan by amateur paleontologist displayed as cast donated to the National Museum of Dagestan (in Russian with photo)


https://riaderbent.ru/natsionalnyj-muzej-dagestana-popolnilsya-tsennym-eksponatom-ihtiozavra.html


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videos

The Last Time the Globe Warmed -- Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

PBS Eons

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldLBoErAhz4

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Cleveland Museum Dinofest talks (videos posted a few weeks back but not yet mentioned--audio is a bit echoey...)


Wendiceratops - The World's Weirdest Horned Dinosaur by Dr. Michael Ryan

Dinofest 2017 CMNH

30 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1Qw2R79z8


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Introducing Zuul, the Destroyer of Shins! by Dr. Victoria Arbour

Dinofest 2017 CMNH

30 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aJJmo9VN5M


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Haplocanthosaurus: The Ghost of the Morrison Formation by Dr. Cary Woodruff

CMNH Dinofest 2017

28 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NWL7pjrPbI


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