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[dinosaur] Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence + T. rex gastralia + Natural Trap Cave fossils + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

Fossil Friday Roundup: May 5, 2017

http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2017/05/05/fossil-friday-roundup-may-5-2017/


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Allosaurus

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2017/05/allosaurus-beast-of-week.html


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Palaeocast

Episode 75: Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence, with Tom Kaye and Michael Pittman 

http://www.palaeocast.com/laser-stimulated-fluorescence/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWN_7ik0qsQ

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Also, a recent abstracts book. Paleontology abstracts start on page 23.

Abstracts from the 149th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, April 7–8, 2016


http://www.kansasacademyscience.org/files/kas-meeting-2017-program.pdf


Noting in particular:

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCATION AND SKELETAL STRUCTURE OF THE TYRANNOSAURUS REX SPECIMEN AT THE MUSEUM OF WORLD TREASURES

New information about the Tyrannosaurus rex at the Museum of World Treasures (MOWT L07-023-001) has shed light on its location in the Hell Creek Formation and on the structure and function of its trunk. MOWT L07-023-001 was recovered from Harding County, South Dakota. Its remains were recovered approximately 42 meters from the base of the Hell Creek Formation, placing it right in the middle of the formation. MOWT L07-023-001 has several well preserved gastralia. Many of the gastralia have two or more points of contact with each adjacent gastralium preventing a see-saw motion of the basket. It appears that the entire gastralial basket functioned as a unit. Muscular contractions along the abdominal walls could have elevated the basket during expiration and relaxed during inspiration. Material from MOWT L07-023-001 and from other tyrannosaurs suggest these creatures had several other skeletal elements in the trunk, including ribs, coracoid, sternal elements, and dorsal and sternal ribs. These elements, along with the gastralia, would have completely enclosed the trunk of a tyrannosaur, so the movement of the gastralial basket may have been important for respiration.

KING, STEVEN (Museum of World Treasures [sking@worldtreasures.org])

more

Ivan the T. rex


http://www.worldtreasures.org/worldtreasures.php?name=Ivan%20the%20T.rex



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Montana Dinosaur Trail

http://newstalkkgvo.com/traveling-the-award-winning-montana-dinosaur-trail/


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Uberaba Geopark proposed in Brazil (in Portuguese)

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ciencia/2017/05/1881244-rica-em-fosseis-de-dinos-uberaba-deve-ter-geoparque-para-estimular-turismo.shtml

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Rex and Regina together.... T. rex coin


http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/04/perth-mint-strikes-5-ounce-silver-tyrannosaurus-rex-coin.all.html

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Non-dino stuff:



University of Wyoming to house and curate Natural Trap Cave Pleistocene fossils

http://www.wyofile.com/column/uw-receive-fossil-collection-natural-trap-cave/


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Cenozoic Beasts - Animated Size Comparison


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


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