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[dinosaur] Nation's T. rex arrives at Smithsonian + sauropod populations + Helveticosaurus + more






Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:




Nation's T. rex skeleton and casts arrive at Smithsonian

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2018/07/17/q-smithsonian-dinosaur-expert-helps-t-rex-strike-new-pose/

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/deeptime/

Sneak Peek of the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils â Deep Time
video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=612lLaov3q0

More:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/07/17/t-rex-skeleton-will-star-when-natural-history-museum-reopens-fossil-hall-next-june/?utm_term=.25ffab3c15ea

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Hes-Back-Smithsonians-T-Rex-Returns-to-DC-488401521.html


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Scientists May Have Wildly Underestimated the Giant Dinosaurs of the Ancient World

https://www.livescience.com/63083-leaf-eating-dinosaurs-energy-food.html


https://www.inquisitr.com/4986019/study-into-dinosaurs-diet-reveals-sauropods-didnt-need-to-gorge-on-plants-after-all/

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More on Plateosaurus on display in Halberstadt and controversy over quadrupedal pose (in German)

https://www.volksstimme.de/lokal/halberstadt/museen-willkommen-auf-pangaea


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First among giants (Ingentia prima) (in Czech)




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Kansas: Land of Famous Fossils: Rex Buchanan interview on Ichthyornis

http://kansaspublicradio.org/kpr-news/kansas-land-famous-fossils

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Torrelara dinosaur dig in Spain turns up more bones of sauropod skeleton, including parts of vertebral column, sacrum, limb elements (in Spanish)



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Qianzhousaurus, alioramine tyrannosauroid ("Pinocchio rex") from China, to go on display at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan (in Chinese)


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Exhibit "Theropods: Carnivorous Dinosaurs Evolved into Birds" at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Japanese)



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Mosasaurs: Missing bones and our understanding of ancient biodiversity

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/july/fossil-completeness-.html

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-bones-ancient-biodiversity.html

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Helveticosaurus

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2018/07/helveticosaurus-beast-of-week.html


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Lightning Ridge Cretaceous crocodile from Australia = Isisfordia (3-minute thesis PhD talk) (video)


https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/three-minute-thesis-the-mistaken-identity-of-the-lightning-ridge-croc


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Vyatka Paleontological Museum team finds new fossils of Permian paraeisaur, but bones are very delicate and removal is painstaking (with video of removal of lower jaw fossil) (in Russian)


http://www.gtrk-vyatka.ru/vesti/society/41837-kotelnichskie-paleontologi-rabotayut-s-novoy-unikalnoy-nahodkoy.html


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Radio interview with Czech paleontology promoter from June 2016 (in Czech)

https://radiozurnal.rozhlas.cz/co-vsechno-nevime-o-dinosaurech-vladimir-socha-priblizuje-nove-poznatky-v-6210345


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Student in England builds replica Allosaurus skeleton in backyard

http://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/teen-builds-8ft-dinosaur-scuplture-1-5609894

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French National Museum of Natural History


https://albertonykus.blogspot.com/2018/07/french-national-museum-of-natural.html


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Museum taxidermy process

https://extinctmonsters.net/2018/07/14/more-real-than-real-leon-walters-celluloid-process/