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[dinosaur] Evolution of beaks + T. rex on BBC + Brazilian smuggled fossils + more




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

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How did dinosaurs evolve beaks and become birds? Scientists think they have the answer

https://theconversation.com/how-did-dinosaurs-evolve-beaks-and-become-birds-scientists-think-they-have-the-answer-84633

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/science/dinosaurs-beaks-teeth-birds.html


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Triassic vertebrate fossils from Talampaya  in La Rioja in Argentina reveal previously unknown animals, including Tarjadia (in Spanish)

http://www.lavoz.com.ar/ciudadanos/descubren-en-talampaya-fosiles-de-especies-animales-hasta-ahora-desconocidas


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BBC announces future Tyrannosaurus rex program based on Tristan specimen

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-09-25/david-attenborough-to-tell-the-tragic-story-of-the-elephant-that-inspired-dumbo/

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Tyrannosauripus: In the footsteps of the last giants (in Czech)

https://dinosaurusblog.com/2017/09/25/ve-stopach-poslednich-gigantu/


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Burianosaurus augustai (newly named ornithopod dinosaur from the Czech Republic): 

https://dinosaurusblog.com/2017/09/26/burianosaurus-augustai/ Tom


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Scanning mummies and dinosaur brains

https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/scans-baby-mummy-dinosaur-skulls-offer-clues-ancient-pasts/ 

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Why Dinosaurs Matter by Ken Lacovara

How a Boy Who Was Obsessed with Dinosaurs Discovered Dreadnoughtus

https://www.livescience.com/60521-book-review-why-dinosaurs-matter.html

http://today.rowan.edu/home/news/2017/09/26/why-dinosaurs-matter-debuts-1-paleontology-on-amazon


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Visiting dinosaurs in Mongolia (in Russian)

https://astv.ru/club/blog/sahalinskiy-parizh-blog-grigoriya-smekalova/WyjHq4c1SUixz1JEyZu2KQ

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Brazilian federal police apprehend 32 thousand smuggled fossils from Araripe Geopark  in Ceara in 10 years (in Portuguese)

https://www.opovo.com.br/jornal/cotidiano/2017/09/policia-federal-apreendeu-32-mil-fosseis-do-ceara-em-10-anos.html


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Dinosaurs Ranked by Their Theoretical Ability to Play Baseball

https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/09/26/dinosaurs-playing-baseball-ranked

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non-dino:

Hobbit hominin puzzle (just in time for 60th anniversary of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien!)

https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/the-struggle-to-understand-the-hobbit


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Review with artwork from new book on South American Cenozoic mammals

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/darin-crofts-horned-armadillos-and-rafting-monkeys/  


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