Episode 386: Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus infighting

Episode 386: Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus infighting. Plus a brand new Tyrannosaurus occurring show in New Zealand; What lined the neck spines on Amargasaurus; And much more sauropod information

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  • Researchers discovered that Massive John, the Triceratops horridus, was injured by one other ceratopsian supply
  • A brand new T. rex specimen was described and is happening show on the Auckland Museum in New Zealand supply
  • Amargasaurus might have had extra of a sail on its neck as an alternative of tall spines supply
  • Scientists studied a sauropodomorph from the start of the Late Triassic and located it was already comparatively giant supply
  • Scientists analyzed and redescribed Patagosaurus fariasi supply
  • Researchers discovered an air sac system in an grownup saltasaurid titanosaur that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Brazil supply
  • The W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora, Florida has a Nothronychus on show supply
  • The SODO district of Seattle, Washington now has Dinos Alive Exhibition: An Immersive Expertise supply
  • David Attenborough’s Dinosaurs: The Closing Day, is airing within the U.S. on Might 11 supply
  • The casts of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World mirrored on Jurassic Park and the way Dominion ties in into the franchise supply
  • A brand new picture reveals Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) with a child Nasutoceratops supply
  • In Jurassic World: Dominion Giganotosaurus is supposed to really feel just like the Joker from the Darkish Knight supply


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The dinosaur of the day: Euskelosaurus

  • Plateosaurid sauropodomorph that lived within the Late Triassic/Early Jurassic in what’s now South Africa and Lesotho (Elliot Formation) and Zimbabwe (Mpandi Formation)
  • Regarded like different sauropodomorphs, with a protracted neck and tail, lengthy arms, lengthy claws, a small head, and possibly walked on two legs
  • Giant and sturdy
  • Estimated to be about 33 ft (10 m) lengthy
  • Sort species is Euskelosaurus brownii
  • Fossils present in 1863 by Alfred Brown (limb bones and vertebrae)
  • Described in 1866 by Thomas Huxley
  • Genus identify means “good leg lizard”
  • Species identify is in honor of Alfred Brown
  • Heerden in 1979 steered Euskelosaurus was extra bow legged, based mostly on the best way its femur was twisted
  • One other specimen with a cranium was present in 1994 within the Elliot Formation; revealed about it in 2000
  • Specimen on the time might have been one of many oldest recognized dinosaurs
  • Discovered Euskelosaurus to be extra basal than the sauropodomorph Riojasaurus, one of many earliest sauropodomorphs, as a result of the neck was not fairly as lengthy and the braincase was barely extra primitive
  • Juvenile Euskelosaurus fossils have been discovered between 1995 and 1997 (revealed about in 2001) within the Elliot Formation
  • Fossils included juveniles and adults
  • Fossils have been in a bone mattress, and thought to have been killed by flash floods
  • Primarily based on the scale of the juveniles (23 to 49 in or 58 to 125 cm lengthy), they have been in all probability “precocious juveniles [that] might forage with their moms”
  • Some scientists have prior to now thought of Euskelosaurus to be a waste-basket taxon
  • At one level, Plateosauravus was thought of to be Euskelosaurus
  • Plateosaurus cullingworthi was named in 1924 by Sidney Haughton
  • Species identify in honor of T.L. Cullingworth, who collected the fossils
  • In 1932, Friedrich von Huene renamed it as its personal genus, Plateosauravus
  • Genus identify means “grandfather of Plateosaurus”
  • In 1979 Jacques van Heerden reassigned it to Euskelosaurus
  • Then Adam Yates later steered utilizing Plateosauravus
  • Different dinosaurs that lived across the identical time and place embody the sauropodomorphs Blikanasaurus, Plateosauravus, Melanorosaurus, and Meroktenos

Enjoyable Reality:

Titanosaurs might have been such a profitable bunch due to their nesting conduct.

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