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[dinosaur] Utah monument under threat + Indian dinosaur park + Austrian marine reptiles + Scutosaurus + Vetusodon





Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Some recent items

The breaking of Americaâs fossil monument
A vast and valuable Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument fossil deposit in Utah is in danger of being lost to mining and private collectors. Museums and scientists are furious.Â

https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/the-breaking-of-america-s-fossil-monument


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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History debuts long-awaited dinosaur exhibit (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaAfDKu1RTk

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How Do Fossils Form?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-do-fossils-form-1-180972340/

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Visit Indiaâs very own Jurassic Park in Gujarat! New informatics centre, museum to display stateâs fossilised past inaugurated

https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/travel-tourism/visit-indias-very-own-jurassic-park-in-gujarat-new-informatics-centre-museum-to-display-states-fossilised-past-inaugurated/1601756/

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ÂAlcmonavis wing (Fossil of the Month) (in German)

Âhttps://bspg.palmuc.org/images/pdfs/Fos/2019/flyer_juni2019.pdf

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Feathers Evolved Millions of Years Before Birds, And Maybe Even Before Dinosaurs

https://www.sciencealert.com/feathers-arose-100-million-years-before-birds-and-even-before-dinosaurs-themselves

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Vetusodon elikhulu, new big cynodont from ÂSouth Africa (in Spanish)

https://www.conicet.gov.ar/vetusodon-elikhulu-cuando-lo-antiguo-tiene-algo-de-moderno/

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Recently discovered Triassic sauropterygian marine reptile skeletons from sites between WeiÃensee and Gitschtal in the KÃrnten region are now on public display at the BiosphÃrenpark-Zentrum near Nockalmhof and are being hailed as the first nearly complete such specimens found to date in Austria (similar fossils have been found in Switzerland) (in German)

https://wiennachrichten.de/sensationsfund-in-karnten-erste-vollstandige-saurier-entdeckt/

https://www.pressreader.com/austria/kleine-zeitung-kaernten/20190609/281702616216581

An earlier article about the fossils with geologist Georg Kandutsch (in German)

https://gailtal-journal.at/leute/von-edlen-krebsen-und-alten-sauriern-urzeitliche-lebewesen-im-naturpark-weissensee/


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The discovery of the first skeleton of the Permian pareiasaur Scutosaurus in 1899 in northern Russia Âby paleontologist Vladimir Amalitsky. The skeleton was quickly prepared and put on display in St. Petersburg in 1900, the first mounted prehistoric reptile skeleton in Russia (although the front limbs were mostly reconstructed from parts of back limbs!). Amalitsky identified it as a species of Pareiasaurus but it was later made the new genus Scutosaurus. (in Russian)

https://elementy.ru/kartinka_dnya/905/Pareyazavr_Vladimirovich?from=bxblock

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Recent children's book highlights Mexican dinosaurs in a story about Âa young girl named Valentina and her friend, a Velafrons coahuilensis named Vela (in Spanish)Â

https://www.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx/noticia/1584686.presentan-cuento-sobre-dinosaurios.html

Video animation from 2018 of the book (in Spanish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zL639KQFwU

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non-dino

Saber-toothed Sea Otters: Kolponomos and bear-dogs

https://synapsida.blogspot.com/2019/06/miocene-pt-14-sabre-toothed-sea-otters.html

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Fighting Sabercats Bit Each Other on the Face

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/fighting-sabercats-bit-each-other-on-the-face/

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Video

Searching for Human Ancestors in East Africa
American Museum of Natural History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOnWmS70tFo

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