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[dinosaur] New Smithsonian dinosaur exhibit opening + dinosaur tracks + last dinosaurs of Europe + crocodiles + more





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items:


Lots of news stuff about the new Hall of Fossils at the Smithsonian, with dinosaurs a major focus...

Smithsonianâs New Dinosaur Exhibition Tells the Complex Story of Life
The much-anticipated exhibition is packed full of Mesozoic dinosaur drama, new science, hands-on discoveries and state-of-the-art museum artistry

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/inside-national-museum-natural-historys-new-fossil-hall-180972304/

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Meet the Dinos of 'Deep Time'
Of the 700 specimens that roam the Smithsonianâs new Hall of Fossils, these six standout dinosaurs make a big impression


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/meet-toothy-spiky-scaly-stars-deep-time-180972271/

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How Do Paleontologists Find Fossils?
Smithsonianâs Hans-Dieter Sues, who has collected fossil vertebrates in the U.S. and around the world shares some of his tips

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-do-paleontologists-find-fossils-180972126/


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Nation's T. rex back story

https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/113193836/famed-t-rexs-66-million-year-journey-to-the-smithsonian


https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2019/05/30/smithsonian-deep-time-debut-nations-rex-montana-history-tyrannosaurus-rex/3771674002/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-nations-t-rex-how-a-montana-moms-hike-led-to-an-incredible-discovery/2019/06/01/2bd276f8-8252-11e9-bce7-40b4105f7ca0_story.html?utm_term=.3e86b6efd70a


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In the footsteps of giants--dinosaur tracks (including Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site in British Columbia--with northernmost Cretaceous sauropod tracks!)

https://dinomuseum.ca/2019/06/03/in-the-footsteps-of-giants/


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Feathers came first, then birds

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/june/origins-of-feathers-.html

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-feathers-birds.html

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Discovery of the very last dinosaurs of Europe that lived 66 million years ago in Catalonia, including hadrosaurs and theropods, along with titanosaurs (based on egg shells)Â (in Spanish)

https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/lleida/20190603/462637772914/descubren-lleida-yacimiento-dinosaurios-moderno-europa-pallars-jussa-sant-roma-abella.html

With photos of bones and teeth

https://www.elnacional.cat/es/sociedad/descubren-yacimiento-dinosaurios-pallars-jussa_390778_102.html


More info

http://www.parc-cretaci.com/es/paleontologia.php

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Sauropod birthday card

https://svpow.com/2019/06/03/my-sauroponderous-birthday-card-from-brian-engh/

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Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/science/crocodiles-dinosaurs-metabolism.html


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Saber-toothed cat fossils provide evidence of canines able to puncture a skull

https://phys.org/news/2019-06-saber-toothed-cat-fossils-evidence-canines.html

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Conditions the World Cannot Conceive: Studying Taung in 1920s South Africa

http://fossilhistorypaige.com/2019/06/taung/


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