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[dinosaur] Biggest pliosaur found in Colombia + paleoart before paleontology + more






Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:


Fossil Friday Roundup: April 27, 2018

http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2018/04/27/fossil-friday-roundup-april-27-2018/

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Weekly news roundup: 27th April, 2018

http://fossilsandshit.com/weekly-news-roundup-27th-april-2018/


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Caught in amber | New species reported this week

https://www.paleowire.com/caught-in-amber-new-species-reported-this-week/

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Missed It? | Full list of the 72 paleontological papers published this week


https://www.paleowire.com/missed-it-full-list-of-the-72-paleontological-papers-published-this-week/

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Paleontological papers on the news this week

https://www.paleowire.com/paleontological-papers-on-the-news-this-week-6/

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Missed It? | News from around the world published this week

https://www.paleowire.com/missed-it-news-from-around-the-world-published-this-week-13/



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Biggest known pliosaur found in Lower Cretaceous site at SÃchica, Boyacà in Colombia, presented to public: skull 3 m, preserved body length 9.9 m (with missing tail portion added, estimated 11 m (37 ft); appears to differ from other known taxa (in Spanish)

(with photo gallery)

http://agenciadenoticias.unal.edu.co/detalle/article/en-sachica-el-pliosaurio-mas-grande-del-mundo.html

http://unperiodico.unal.edu.co/pages/detail/el-pliosaurio-mas-grande-del-mundo-esta-en-sachica/


https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/ciencia/en-sachica-boyaca-esta-el-pliosaurio-mas-grande-del-mundo-articulo-752080


https://conexioncapital.co/encuentran-en-sachica-boyaca-al-pliosaurio-mas-grande-del-mundo/

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Earlier item about the discovery in 2014


http://lapaleontologiaencolombia.blogspot.com/2014/03/restos-fosiles-de-un-pliosaurio-de-99.html



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Confuciusornis skull and Citipati comments


http://theropoddatabase.blogspot.com/2018/04/lori-paper-submitted.html


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Unicorns, dragons, monsters and giants: palaeoart before palaeontology

http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2018/04/unicorns-dragons-monsters-and-giants.html

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In Neuquen in Argentina, at least three dinosaur fossils discovered per month, mainly during exploration for petroleum resources (in Spanish)

https://www.lmneuquen.com/en-neuquen-se-encuentran-restos-al-menos-tres-dinos-mes-n589556


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Mary Higby Schweitzer to receive an award of excellence in paleontology from the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden

https://globalnews.ca/video/4172736/world-renown-fossil-hunter-accepts-award-of-excellence-in-manitoba

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Future Fossils #70: Steve Brusatte on the golden age of dino-science!

https://www.mindpodnetwork.com/category/futurefossils/


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Dinosaurs on display in Birmingham, England--Dippy and beyond

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/mapped-places-you-can-see-14553361

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Beelzebufo: Beast of the Week


http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2018/04/beelzebufo-beast-of-week.html


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"Butterflies" of the Mesozoic (in Russian)


https://elementy.ru/kartinka_dnya/592/Babochki_mezozoya