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[dinosaur] Top dinosaur discoveries in 2017 + protecting Scotland's dino fossils + Callawayasaurus controversy + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:


Top fossil discoveries of 2017

https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2017/dec/28/top-fossil-discoveries-of-2017Â Â


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DINOSAURS RULED IN 2017âHERE ARE THE INCREDIBLE DISCOVERIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED


http://www.newsweek.com/roundup-5-incredible-things-paleontologists-learned-about-dinosaurs-2017-760471

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Monster Otters, MotÃrhead Crocs, and Zuul: The Best Paleo Art of 2017

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjp5jx/best-dinosaur-art-of-2017-paleoart-scientific-illustration-rom-zuulÂ


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Dinosaurs in Scotland -- Skye dinosaur footprint vandal: Lessons for assault on U.S. National Monuments


http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/the-skye-dinosaur-footprint-vandal-lessons-for-assault-on-us-national-monuments/


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Upcoming BBC documentary on Tyrannosaurus rex with video previews

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ksl99


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Getting to know pterosaurs

https://daily.jstor.org/getting-to-know-pterosaurs/


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Colombian Geological Survey requests return of Callawayasaurus skull discovered near Bogota but now at UC Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley, loaned to University of California in 1949 but not yet returned (in Spanish)


https://www2.sgc.gov.co/Noticias/Paginas/Recuperaci%C3%B3n-del-Patrimonio-Geol%C3%B3gico-y-Paleontol%C3%B3gico-de-Colombia.aspx

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Berlin Brachiosaurus [Giraffatitan] in science, history, and popular culture

Details in English about research project to be published in 2018

https://www.naturkundemuseum.berlin/en/dinosaurs-in-berlin


news in German


http://www.tagesspiegel.de/themen/technische-universitaet-berlin/dinosaurier-in-berlin-vom-fossil-zur-ikone/20718360.html

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Jean-Paul Billon-Bruyat, Swiss paleontologist, interview about paleoart (in French)


https://www.letemps.ch/culture/2017/12/28/jeanpaul-billonbruyat-paleoartistes-ont-vertu-bousculer

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Confusion over what is a dinosaur--birds, yes/pterosaurs, no (in Spanish)


http://www.tecnoxplora.com/ciencia/ecologia/pterodactilos-pajaros-que-tan-dificil-saber-que-dinosaurio_201712225a3cccab0cf275a18ca8620f.html

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