Favorite Weblog Posts of 2022 (Half 2)

At this time, we proceed our look again at the preferred weblog posts that Every little thing Dinosaur printed this 12 months. Yesterday, we reviewed January by to June, and now we flip our consideration to the favorite weblog posts from the final six months.

Heatwaves in England made working exterior extraordinarily arduous and palaeontologists needed to take care of the oppressive warmth as they explored a fossil web site uncovered in a farmer’s discipline in Gloucestershire. The devoted crew unearthed some spectacular specimens together with some very good Jurassic fish fossils.

Fossil fish skull
A 3-dimensional fish cranium (Pachycormus spp.) from a limestone concretion discovered at Courtroom Farm. Be aware the small ammonite positioned in affiliation with the cranium. Image credit score: Dean Lomax.

To learn the weblog put up: Fossil Fish Down on the Farm.

Big Sauropod

It could have been sizzling in England, however we suspect Portugal in August was hotter nonetheless as a crew of researchers struggled to unearth the fossilised stays of a sauropod dinosaur that had been found within the again backyard of a home in Leiria district (central Portugal).

Favourite Blog Posts.
Portugal sauropod discovery. Image credit score: Instituto Dom Luiz (School of Sciences of the College of Lisbon, Portugal).

To learn Every little thing Dinosaur’s weblog put up: Big Sauropod within the Backyard.

In September, Every little thing Dinosaur blogged about “April”, not the month however a exceptional Tenontosaurus fossil skeleton nicknamed “April” that was being restored prepared for a brand new dinosaur gallery on the Manchester Museum.

The fossilised remains of April the Tenontosaurus laid out in anatomical position.
The fossilised stays of April the Tenontosaurus specified by anatomical place. Image credit score: The College of Manchester.

The refurbished Manchester Museum full with “April” is because of open in February 2023.

To examine “April” the Tenontosaurus: “Carry Again “April”.

Pterosaur Analysis

The primary correct skeletal reconstruction of a fossil specimen found in Scotland greater than a century in the past, supplied new data on the evolutionary historical past of pterosaurs. Our weblog concerning the analysis went reside early in October.

An early ancestor of the Pterosauria
A tiny reptile measuring roughly 20 cm in size, Scleromochlus is now regarded as an early ancestor of the Pterosauria. Image credit score: Gabriel Ugueto.

To learn our put up: Unravelling the Ancestry of the Pterosauria.

November was a time to blow our personal trumpet to some extent as Every little thing Dinosaur gained the Excellence in Buyer Service Award. We posted about our success and included a Papo inexperienced Styracosaurus dinosaur mannequin within the {photograph} that confirmed our trophy.

Everything Dinosaur wins award
A Papo inexperienced Styracosaurus dinosaur mannequin poses in entrance or the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce trophy for excellence in customer support awarded to Every little thing Dinosaur. Image credit score: Every little thing Dinosaur.

We felt honoured and humbled to win this prestigious award. For the complete story: Every little thing Dinosaur Wins Award.

To go to the Papo part of Every little thing Dinosaur’s award-winning web site: Papo Dinosaur Fashions.

Favorite Weblog Posts

Drawing our two-part function on favorite weblog posts of 2022 to a detailed, we come to December and on this month we blogged about new Rebor replicas, future PNSO dinosaurs, Beasts of the Mesozoic replicas and CollectA figures. Nevertheless, simply as we started 2022 taking a look at analysis highlighting abdomen contents in an extended extinct animal we returned to that topic in December, overlaying the invention of a small mammal’s foot discovered contained in the physique cavity of a Microraptor (M. zhaoianus). This examine, led by Dr David Hone (Queen Mary College of London), demonstrated that Microraptor was a generalist – feeding on all kinds of small creatures together with mammals.

Dinosaur eating a mammal.
A life reconstruction exhibiting the Microraptor with the mammal’s foot. Image credit score: Ralph Attanasia.

To learn our weblog put up concerning the Microraptor discovery: Microraptor Consuming a Mammal.

Group members at Every little thing Dinosaur look ahead to producing extra weblog posts in 2023.

To go to Every little thing Dinosaur’s web site: Every little thing Dinosaur.

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