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[dinosaur] Ankylosaur fossils + Iguanodon preparation + Valley of the Dinosaurs + more






Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:

THIS MESOZOIC MONTH: FEBRUARY 2018

https://chasmosaurs.com/2018/02/28/this-mesozoic-month-february-2018/


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Symposium on dinosaurs in Canada at Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

https://dinomuseum.ca/events/fossil-forum/


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Flipside of a dinosaur mystery: 'Bloat-and-float' explains belly-up ankylosaur fossils

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-flipside-dinosaur-mystery-bloat-and-float-belly-up.html

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/the-amazing-inflatable-ankylosaur/Â


http://www.drneurosaurus.com/2018/02/the-mystery-of-the-upside-down-ankylosaurs/


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DRACOPELTA

A new blog in English dedicated to basal ankylosaurs... Unfortunately, the black text on dark gray color scheme makes some of the the text pretty hard to read. Highlighting the text improves the readability.

Dracopelta

http://dracopelta.blogspot.pt/2018/02/dracopelta-zbyszewskii.html

Mymoorapelta

http://dracopelta.blogspot.pt/2018/02/mymoorapelta-maysi-shield-of-mygatt.html


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Proceratosaurus, T. rexÂs earliest ancestor (in Czech)

https://dinosaurusblog.com/2018/02/26/nejstarsi-predek-tyranosaura/Â Â


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Iguanodon "Indie" needs volunteers to help prepare the fossils


https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/help-march-dinosaur-experts-uncover-prehistoric-secrets-of-indie-1-8383698


https://uk.reuters.com/video/2018/02/28/rare-dinosaur-find-prompts-call-for-volu?videoId=404955350&videoChannel=4000

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T. rex fossil survived millions of years. But at this museum it needs a hand battling dust


http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-t-rex-cleaning-20180220-story.html


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Spanish fossils offer insight into how birds learned to fly (in Spanish)



https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/02/27/ciencia/1519757940_696501.html



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Calls for study on protection of "Valley of the Dinosaurs" in Brazil and preventing illegal export of fossils (in Portuguese)

Venà sugere ao Ministro da Cultura realizaÃÃo de estudos para preservaÃÃo do Vale dos Dinossauros


http://www.wscom.com.br/noticia/vene-sugere-ao-ministro-da-cultura-realizacao-de-estudos-para-preservacao-do-vale-dos-dinossauros/


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Messel Pit digs still on hold (I posted this on the vrt-paleo list)


An update on the current halt to scientific digs in the Eocene Messel Pit, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1995. The government ministry halted all digs last year to 'evaluate' the situation in light of the UNESCO status. No digs were permitted in 2017, the first time there was no work at the site in 40 years. The normal start of scientific digs at Messel would be April, but now a decision to permit new trial digs may be not made until at least May. The halt may be having on effect on the local economy, which gets income from tourism to the site. (in German)

http://www.echo-online.de/lokales/darmstadt-dieburg/messel/die-fossilien-schlummern-weiter-grabungsstopp-in-der-grube-messel-bleibt-bestehen_18551791.htm


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The biggest amphibian (Mastodonsaurus) (in Russian)

(More recent work favors a longer, more powerful tail than shown in the older diagram of the skeleton of Mastodonsaurus; the top photo of a restored cast shows the longer tail.)


https://elementy.ru/kartinka_dnya/541/Samaya_bolshaya_amfibiya

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Dinosaur Roar tears into the global market ahead of World Book Day


The World of Dinosaur Roar is a new concept that teaches pre-schoolers about dinosaurs. The extensive book series introduces readers to a different title character in each book and uses their personality to teach children.


http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/dinosaur-roar-tears-into-the-global-market-ahead-of-world-book-day/047123

website

https://www.dinosaurroar.com/

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