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[dinosaur] Prosaurolophus CT scan + dinosaur extinction + AMNH “Brontosaurus” + more




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:



Prosaurolophus 'Laura' gets skull CT-scanned at hospital in Trieste, Italy; may reveal if specimen is a new taxon (with slide shows)  (in Italian)

http://ilpiccolo.gelocal.it/trieste/cronaca/2017/04/30/news/il-mistero-del-dinosauro-laura-svelato-dalla-tac-1.15271780


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Nesting Hemipterus pterosaur specimens from Xinjiang on massive slab under preparation for public display in Hami City, Xinjiang; block reportedly includes at least a dozen different size male and female pterosaurs, and some pieces of dinosaur skeletons (in Chinese)

http://www.uua.cn/show-8-8064-1.html


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What Killed the Dinosaurs: A Fresh Look at One of Earth’s Greatest Mysteries Symposium last weekend

http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/04/06/april-29-30-symposium-explores-mystery-of-dinosaurs-death/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-killed-the-dinosaurs-a-fresh-look-at-one-of-earths-greatest-mysteries-tickets-32857999160

[I have not found the abstracts online.]

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A color-coded model of the AMNH “Brontosaurus” mount, by Tom Johnson


https://svpow.com/2017/05/01/guest-post-a-color-coded-model-of-the-amnh-brontosaurus-mount-by-tom-johnson/


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New Jersey's dinosaur marl pit

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/opinion/letters/2017/04/29/new-jersey-fossils-dinosaurs-marl/101025078/


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Sexual Dimorphism - Another Challenging Variable (for dinosaurs)

http://fossilsandotherlivingthings.blogspot.com/2017/04/sexual-dimorphism-another-challenging.html


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Ammonite bitten by mosasaur

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/the-mark-of-the-mosasaur/


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Museo Paleontológico de Elche (MUPE) in Spain has new director (in Spanish)

http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/valencia/20170417/421770095306/mupe-museo-elche-paleontologo-josep-esteve-rico-sogorb.html