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[dinosaur] German dvinasaurian temnospondyl + abstracts books + lasers on dinosaurs TED talk +Sue's size + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent (and not so recent) items, including abstracts from 2016:


Abstracts of the 19th Biennial Conference of the Palaeontological Society of southern Africa (2016)


http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/22433


(A fair number of dinosaur and other vertebrate items)


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New temnospondyl fossil on display at the Urweltmuseum GEOSKOP in Thallichtenberg, Germany, as part  of "Von Texas bis an die Nördliche Dwina – ein neuer Kuseler Ursaurier und seine exklusive Verwandtschaft" [From Texas  up to the Northern Dvina - a new ancient saurian from Kusel and its unique relatives]. Click on photo to enlarge. (in German)


http://www.bv-pfalz.de/ein-neuer-kuseler-ursaurier-und-seine-exklusive-verwandtschaft/


This would appear to be the "basal divinsaurian temnospondyl"  found in the Remigiusberg quarry and mentioned in an abstract from last year (pg. 23):


[The abstracts below also include some dinosaur and other vertebrate items.]


87th Annual Conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft e. V. (2016)


http://www.palges.de/fileadmin/pdf/Tagung_2016/PalGesDresden_programme_abstracts.pdf


 

A UNIQUE TETRAPOD FAUNA FROM THE CARBONIFEROUS–PERMIAN BOUNDARY OF THE SAAR-NAHE BASIN, SW GERMANY


Sebastian Voigt, Jan Fischer, Rainer Schoch, Ralf Werneburg, Frederik Spindler, Larry Rinehart, Thomas Schindler [2016]


Fossils from the late Paleozoic continental Saar-Nahe Basin, SW Germany, have been known for more than 250 years. Though tetrapods are abundant and diverse, there is a significant lack of non-aquatic vertebrates from the study area. This gap in knowledge, however, is being filled by recent discoveries in probable 300 Ma (Gzhelian–Asselian) old fluvio-lacustrine deposits of the Remigiusberg Formation of the Remigiusberg-Rammelsberg quarry near Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate. Following the discovery of an isolated jaw fragment of a sphenacodontid synapsid (Cryptovenator hirschbergeri) about a decade ago, several assemblages of fossil tetrapod bone were found in the quarry in 2013 and 2014. The recently discovered material comprises: (1) disarticulated remains of the dorsal sail and rib cage of an approximately 1.2 m long edaphosaurid synapsid; (2) the skull, jaws and disarticulated postcranial elements of a large eryopid temnospondyl; and (3) a complete skull and jaws with lower and upper fangs as well as postcranial remains of a basal dvinosaurian temnospondyl. Each specimen is considered to represent a new genus and species. The tetrapod fauna includes fully aquatic (dvinosaurian temnospondyl), semiaquatic (eryopid) and terrestrial (sphenacodontid and edaphosaurid synapsid) animals. The two synapsids from the Remigiusberg Formation represent the oldest known amniotes from Germany and the second oldest ones from Europe. Apart from fish coprolites, the Remigiusberg-Rammelskopf tetrapods are most commonly associated with remains of fossil plants (sphenophytes, pecopterid ferns, seed ferns), bivalves, acanthodians, palaeonisciform, xenacanthiform and sarcopterygian fish. A multiannual systematic excavation in the study area was commenced in 2015 in order to increase knowledge of the diversity, ecology and taphonomy of the local fossil biota. Preliminary results point to a marginal lacustrine paleoenvironment whose fossil fauna is unique regarding taxonomic composition and preservational condition.



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Another abstracts book from 2016 not yet mentioned....




SAPE Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution 2016 abstracts


https://mega.nz/#F!V4FUlboC!owuQaasnZzJb9HkoAKywWw


(The download is free but a bit complicated, with a zip folder.)



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videos:


Laser Simulated Fluorescence in Paleontology | Dr Michael Pittman | TEDxLingnanUniversity

TEDx Talks 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7zuaMLc6Fw



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All Known Megatheropods

The Vividen 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcQSENVsTuI&t=49s



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Is Sue the largest Tyrannosaurus specimen?


http://www.scified.com/topic/44511


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How friendly was Triceratops?


https://omni.media/the-dead-zoo-triceratops



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Some dinosaur stuff at the XV Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología (EJIP) (in Spanish)


http://www.fundaciondinopolis.org/index.php/noticias/448-aportaciones-cientificas-de-la-fundacion-dinopolis-en-el-xv-encuentro-de-jovenes-investigadores-en-paleontologia-celebrado-en-portugal



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More on plesiosaur from Anjou  in France (in French)


http://www.20minutes.fr/nantes/2062415-20170505-video-angers-fossile-reptile-marin-rarissime-decouvert-maine-loire



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More on Tengrisaurus from Siberia (in Russian)


http://eer.ru/a/article/u128976/2017/05/05/60504


video

http://www.5-tv.ru/news/125709/