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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sat May 13, 2017 7:06 pm

i suspected as much--i'd glanced over the article the other day (it was mentioned in the prehistoric animal thread on AH.com, too) and didn't see any genus names in there at all. i'm interested in seeing what they eventually name this new animal Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sun May 14, 2017 4:57 pm

New research has shown that part of the reason why the KT event was so bad was because the asteroid/meteorite that hit Earth winded up hitting a sulfur rich location.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu May 18, 2017 7:12 am

T. rex had a bite force of 8,000 pounds and 431,000 pounds per square inch.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu May 18, 2017 8:49 am

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T. rex had a bite force of 8,000 pounds and 431,000 pounds per square inch.

It was a really pleasant surprise to see Greg Erickson in this video and sharing his findings in this article. I remember first seeing him in the 'Making-Of' documentary for 'Walking With Dinosaurs', he was quite young then. And then I saw him again in the Horizon episode 'T. Rex: Warrior or Wimp?', there he was testing the bite forces of crocodiles to determine the strength of a T. rex bite force, but estimates were not conclusive at that point, with bite force estimates as high as 40,000 pounds of force.

As much as it is a nostalgic feeling, it makes me feel old as well. Like seeing Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum or Laura Dern aged up from their film counterparts.

With such an incredible bite force that exceeds that of similar giant theropods like Giganotosaurus, I wouldn't be surprised if a single T. rex bite would be enough to mortally wound a Sauropod, if it were faced with such a challenge.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:45 am

Prehistoric sloth and bison bones found during a Metro transit project in L.A.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:40 am

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/world/giant-crocodile-razana-study/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:59 am

Sidiiyazhi abini is a new bird found in New Mexico that was over 62 million years old, proves that birds evolved fist after the non-avian dinosaurs died out.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:17 pm

So a new study claims that T. rex couldn't run beyond 17 mph.

And I call this bullcrap. We know that hadrosaurs and big ceratopians could go up to 25-30 mph. We also know that T. rex hunted healthy prey via semi-healed injuries that those dinosaurs suffered due to T. rex bites. So T. rex had to have been capable of some bursts of speed.

The only way how this makes sense is if it was specially adapted to hunt the 90+ foot long sauropod, Alamosaurus, which was much slower. And as of now, that dinosaur only got as far north as Central Utah. And T. rex had a much larger range/distribution.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:27 pm

A new species of troodont found in the Red Deer River Valley has been named Albertavenator curriei, after the famous Canadian paleontologist, Dr. Philip J. Currie. It was found in rock formations that are 71 million years old.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:47 pm

A new type of oviraptoroid found in China back in 2013 has been named Corythoraptor jacobsi. It's crest is 6 inches tall, the height of the overall dinosaur is 5.5 ft tall, and it lived in the Late Cretaceous.

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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:41 pm

According to Thomas Holtz and David Hone, T. rex really didn't need to be fast to be a dominant predator.

Holtz also makes the point that the study is flawed since it doesn't take into account the speed of it's prey.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:03 am

It looks like the mystery of all of those Allosaurus remains at the Cleveland Dinosaur Quarry has been found.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:18 pm

Scientists have recreated what the first flower looked like between 250-140 mya.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:09 pm

That one mummified nodosaur has been named Borealopelta markmitchelli. It also used camouflage to help hide from predators.

It's interesting that even armored dinosaurs used camouflage.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:54 pm

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That one mummified nodosaur has been named Borealopelta markmitchelli. It also used camouflage to help hide from predators.

It's interesting that even armored dinosaurs used camouflage.

I always love it when new discoveries shed light on what colour dinosaurs would have had when they were alive, ten years ago we didn't know that Microraptor's feathers were an iridescent black, and now we know that Ankylosaurs needed camouflage to avoid large theropods. We tended to think of them as the "invulnerable" herbivores, but I think that honour might go to Triceratops if this evolutionary trait is any indication.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:32 pm

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That one mummified nodosaur has been named Borealopelta markmitchelli. It also used camouflage to help hide from predators.

It's interesting that even armored dinosaurs used camouflage.

I always love it when new discoveries shed light on what colour dinosaurs would have had when they were alive, ten years ago we didn't know that Microraptor's feathers were an iridescent black, and now we know that Ankylosaurs needed camouflage to avoid large theropods. We tended to think of them as the "invulnerable" herbivores, but I think that honour might go to Triceratops if this evolutionary trait is any indication.

Don't forget the titanosaurs, although even that's up for debate since even an Alamosaurus fossil had T. rex teeth found nearby. I'd like to think that only the nodosaurs used camouflage while the advanced ankylosaurs didn't. Or at least full grown ones since they had more solid armor and that war hammer for a tail. Even more so those that lived in China and Mongolia since they didn't have quite as much trees as North America did.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:54 pm

Iguanodontid footprints that date from the Early Cretaceous found in Alberta, Canada.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:46 pm

That one titanosaur has been named as Patagotitan mayorum.

Depending on what website you read, it's between 112-120 ft long and roughly 70 tons. Though I believe that Alamosaurus weighed just as much despite being a bit smaller at 90+ ft long.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:11 pm

Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, the 'Frankenstein dinosaur' is the missing link between theropods and ornithischians
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:18 pm

2 T. rex teeth found south of Bismarck, North Dakota.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:08 pm

A new species of oviraptoriod shows that it, and perhaps other theropods, roosted like birds.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:01 pm

A rare 105 mya raptor footprint revealed at Dinosaur Ridge. It's just the 2nd raptor track in the USA and the 12th ever found in the world.

A 26 ft long titanosaur has been named Shingopana songwensis. It lived 100 mya in Africa.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:09 pm

132 million-year-old fossilized sea animal that was found in Germany has been described as a pleisosaur. Lagenanectes richterae.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:15 pm

A construction crew in Thornton, Colorado discovered a Triceratops skeleton while working on a new police station.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:14 am

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A construction crew in Thornton, Colorado discovered a Triceratops skeleton while working on a new police station.

heh. Triceracop XDDDDD
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:59 pm

A new small theropod dinosaur from China, Serikornis sungei, had it's arms and legs as wings, but it couldn't fly.


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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:06 pm

New species of armored dinosaur, most likely a nodosaur, found in North Montana in the Judith River Formation and is 79 million years old.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 pm

A T. rex tooth was found with that one recently found Triceratops fossil in Colorado.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:38 pm

A new brachiosaur from Early Cretaceous era (138 million years old) Spain has been described and named Soriatitan. At just 43-46 ft long, it's a small one though.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Update on that one Triceratops that was found in Colorado.

It's not only very complete, but it also has a complete skull as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:52 pm

In China, eggs that were from the oviraptoriod Heyuannia, proved that some dinosaurs laid eggs that had color. In this case, it's blue.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Yesterday at 8:04 pm

That one Triceratops fossil in Colorado has been all excavated. Only 15% of the skeleton was found, but they did dig up 80% of the skull. It's also the most complete Cretaceous period dinosaur fossil ever found in Colorado.
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Today at 3:00 am

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That one Triceratops fossil in Colorado has been all excavated. Only 15% of the skeleton was found, but they did dig up 80% of the skull. It's also the most complete Cretaceous period dinosaur fossil ever found in Colorado.

With Colorado being rich with Jurassic fossils, one could have imagined that there would have been a wealth of late Cretaceous fossils waiting to be found. Still, good work to all the paleontologists involved in the dig!
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PostSubject: Re: Paleo discoveries of 2017.   Today at 6:00 pm

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That one Triceratops fossil in Colorado has been all excavated. Only 15% of the skeleton was found, but they did dig up 80% of the skull. It's also the most complete Cretaceous period dinosaur fossil ever found in Colorado.

With Colorado being rich with Jurassic fossils, one could have imagined that there would have been a wealth of late Cretaceous fossils waiting to be found. Still, good work to all the paleontologists involved in the dig!

I also remember that a T. rex leg was found in Denver by a dog quite some time ago. So we have found Cretaceous dinosaurs in that state before this Triceratops was found.
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