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[dinosaur] Archaeopteryx animation + end-Triassic extinction debate + Chinese dinosaur tracks + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:



Fossil Friday Roundup: October 20, 2017

http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2017/10/20/fossil-friday-roundup-october-20-2017/

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Archaeopteryx animation

Dundee animator uses ancient fossil to reveal links between dinosaurs and birds

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/529390/video-dundee-animator-uses-ancient-fossil-reveal-links-dinosaurs-birds/

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Vegaviidae, a new clade of southern diving birds

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/vegaviidae-a-new-clade-of-southern-diving-birds/

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End-Triassic extinction controversy

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2150939-the-mass-extinction-that-might-never-have-happened/

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Chinese dinosaur tracks hunted based on legends of phoenix tracks

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-research-dinosaurs-dragon-tracks-1.4362047


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Ankylosaurus reloaded (in Czech)

https://dinosaurusblog.com/2017/10/19/ankylosaurus-reloaded/ 


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Umbellaoolithus -- Dinosaur egg fossil find cracks open China’s prehistoric past

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2116150/eggceptional-dinosaur-fossil-find-cracks-open-chinas-prehistoric


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Vídeo de la XIV Campaña de Excavaciones Paleontológicas en la Sierra de la Demanda. Torrelara (Burgos). Julio 2017

https://fundaciondinosaurioscyl.blogspot.com.es/2017/10/video-de-la-xiv-campana-de-excavaciones.html

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Crows, living theropods at play

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10/scientists-investigate-why-crows-are-so-playful/


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NON-DINO




Ape teeth from Miocene of Germany 

http://www.dw.com/en/archaeology-fossil-teeth-discovery-in-germany-could-re-write-human-history/a-41028029

http://www.dw.com/en/archaeologist-lutz-we-really-werent-expecting-this-tremendous-discovery/a-41053363

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In time for Halloween in America,  a "Dracula" fish and a "vampire-deer"...

Gonostoma dracula sp. nov.

Grădianu, I.; Přikryl, T,; Gregorová, R.; Harold A.S. (2017)
†Gonostoma dracula sp. nov. (Teleostei, Gonostomatidae) from the Oligocene deposits of the Central Paratethys (Romania): earliest occurrence of the modern bristlemouths.
Bulletin of Geosciences 92(3): (advance online publication)
http://www.geology.cz/bulletin/fulltext/1683_Gradianu_171009.pdf


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"Vampire deer [Vampirhirsch]" from Miocene of Germany (in German)

https://idw-online.de/de/news683195

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in English

M. Aiglstorfe, L. Costeur, B. Mennecart & E.P.J. Heizmann (2017)
Micromeryx? eiselei—A new moschid species from Steinheim am Albuch, Germany, and the first comprehensive description of moschid cranial material from the Miocene of Central Europe.
PLoS ONE12(10): e0185679.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185679
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185679
 
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