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[dinosaur] "Skinny" a flop + Paul Barrett and Susie Maidment + Dinosaur War + Deep Time + more




Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

Some recent items


Fossil Friday Roundup: June 14, 2019

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2019/06/14/fossil-friday-roundup-june-14-2019/


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SVPCA 2018 abstracts book
66th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy and the 27th meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation

The abstracts are not yet posted on the official site, but are available at this link:

https://iris.unito.it/bitstream/2318/1703198/1/SVPCA2018AbstractBooklet.pdf


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OK, I can't provide links to this new story because of DML restrictions on direct links or information on the commercial sale of fossils, but French news sources are reporting that "Skinny" the diplodocid "fait un flop" at the auction held in Paris yesterday when bids failed to reach the owner's asking price. The specimen was withdrawn from the auction. Paleontologists, including the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, objected to the sale. The specimen is a diplodocid found in Wyoming, said to be possibly distinct from Diplodocus, 90% complete, and has preserved skin (thus its nickname "Skinny"). It was put on public display in a bipedal pose in a number places over the last few months to generate interest. I didn't post any information about it because of the pending (and now unsuccessful) sale at auction.

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Meet the Natural History Museum's dinosaur hunters: Paul Barrett and Susie MaidmentÂ

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/meet-the-dino-team.html

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Philip Currie inducted into Edmonton Hall of Fame
World-renowned UAlberta paleontologist recognized for outstanding career of research and teaching.

https://www.ualberta.ca/science/science-news/2019/june/philip-currie-edmonton-hall-of-fame

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Smithsonian podcast: The Dinosaur War (Marsh and Cope)

https://www.si.edu/sidedoor/ep-1-dinosaur-war

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How birds evolved from dinosaurs that became smaller (in Chinese)

http://www.uua.cn/show-11-9616-1.html


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Smithsonian Deep Time is a masterpiece

https://extinctmonsters.net/2019/06/14/deep-time-is-a-masterpiece/

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Gallery of dinosaur pictures by Czech paleoartist Petr Modlitba (a succesor of famous Zdenek Burian) (in Czech)

https://www.petrmodlitba.cz/cs/knihy/33-nova-cesta-do-praveku


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Megalodon: Gebiss so gross wie ein Smart
Megalodon: set of teeth as big as a compact city car

Sauriermuseum Aathal in Switzerland displays the world's best preserved "Megalodon" skull with teeth, found in Peru

Video (in German):

https://www.telem1.ch/news/megalodon-gebiss-so-gross-wie-ein-smart-133298912

Also in German

https://www.limmattalerzeitung.ch/limmattal/zuerich/gebiss-so-gross-wie-ein-smart-urzeit-haie-im-sauriermuseum-aathal-132443255