Episode 499: Each Theropod Harm, Plus New Dinosaur Digs!

Episode 499: Each Theropod Harm, Plus New Dinosaur Digs!

Episode 499: Each Theropod Harm, Plus New Dinosaur Digs!. Over 300 theropod pathologies, a household discovered a juvenile Tyrannosaurus whereas mountaineering, there’s a brand new poo museum (coprolite), and Marisa Rodriguez joins from Historic Odysseys to debate tips on how to become involved with paleontology as a citizen scientist


  • Three new predatory dinosaurs from South America with pathologies and a overview of all of the documented theropod accidents and ailments supply
  • A household on a hike discovered a juvenile Tyrannosaurus supply
  • There’s a brand new museum devoted to fossilized poop (coprolite) in Williams, Arizona supply
  • The fossil cabin (that’s made out of dinosaur bones) close to Como Bluff in Wyoming could also be getting moved quickly


Marisa Rodriguez, a citizen scientist and founding father of Historic Odysseys, a web site that helps folks discover paleontology and archaeology digs all over the world.


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The dinosaur of the day: Anabisetia

  • Elasmarian ornithopod that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Neuquén Province, South America (Lisandro Formation)
  • Regardless that it’s from the Late Cretaceous, appeared type of like early dinosaurs
  • Additionally appeared just like different ornithopods similar to Hypsilophodon, Othnielia, and Dryosaurus
  • Small, walked on two legs
  • Had a protracted tail, quick arms, small head
  • Seemed fairly slender
  • In all probability a quick runner
  • Estimated to be about 2 m (about 6.5 ft) lengthy
  • Estimated to weigh 20 kg (44 lb)
  • Elasmarians are ornithopods that lived within the Cretaceous in what’s now South America, Antarctica, and Australia, and plenty of of them was considered “hypsilophodonts”
  • Had modifications of their toes and tail that helped them run quicker
  • Might have been a differentiator for them in comparison with different herbivorous dinosaurs of their time (their ecological area of interest)
  • Carefully associated to Gasparinisaura, an ornithopod that lived within the Late Cretaceous and has additionally been present in Patagonia
  • Bigger and older than Gasparinisaura
  • Different elasmarians embrace Gasparinisaura (from South America), Diluvicursor (from Australia) and Morrosaurus (from Antarctica)
  • Named in 2002 by Rodolfo Coria and Jorge Orlando Calvo
  • Kind and solely species is Anabisetia saldiviai
  • Genus title Anabisetia is in honor of the late Ana Maria Biset, an influential archaeologist from Neuquén Province in Argentina, the place the fossils have been discovered
  • Species title saldiviai is in honor of Roberto Saldivia Blanco, an area farmer who discovered the fossils in 1985
  • Saldivia introduced the bone fragments to the Museo Carmen Funes
  • 4 people have been discovered, all from the identical space
  • Holotype is probably the most full, and consists of elements of the cranium (together with a part of the braincase and decrease jaw), a whole left forelimb (shoulder at hand), an nearly full left leg and foot, and vertebrae
  • Different three people assist fill in some gaps, together with the pelvis, extra vertebrae, and an almost full tail
  • Know what a lot of the skeleton appears like, minus the cranium
  • Fossils are on the Museo Carmen Funes
  • Had distinctive options, similar to a flattened fifth hand bone (metacarpal), and an extension on the shoulder blade
  • Had a decreased first metatarsal (foot bone)
  • In all probability lived in a swampy atmosphere or an space with a lot of rivers and streams
  • Different dinosaurs that lived across the identical time and place embrace the titanosaur Quetecsaurus, theropods together with abelisauroids and carcharodontosaurids, ornithopods, and birds
  • Different animals that lived across the identical time and place embrace fish, molluscs, turtles, and crocodilians

Enjoyable Reality:

Paleopathology may very well be translated from Historic Greek as “the research of historic struggling” and it has much more makes use of than figuring out how dinosaurs died.

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