I Know Dino Podcast Present Notes: Piatnitzkysaurus (Episode 145)

In our 145th episode, we acquired to talk with Matthew Baron, about Ornithoscelida and classifying dinosaurs. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @MattExtinctions!

Episode 145 can be about Piatnitzkysaurus, a megalosaurid theropod that lived within the Jurassic in what’s now Argentina.

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On this episode, we focus on:


  • We cowl the displays from the primary day of SVP. Abstracts will be downloaded from the SVP homepage right here
  • A Triceratops cranium has been discovered close to Denver, Colorado, by employees constructing a brand new public security constructing in Thornton
  • Volunteers who helped dig for fossils for the North Dakota Geological Survey discovered two massive T.rex enamel
  • In Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur observe
  • In Seattle, Washington, guests to the Burke Museum can see paleontologists put together a T.rex cranium
  • From now till September 3, the Museum of Pure Sciences in Barcelona, Spain has a Spinosaurus exhibit
  • Jurassic Recordsdata revealed a bit on  Andrew Milner, metropolis paleontologist and curator on the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Web site
  • The American Museum of Pure Historical past has revealed archival footage of Roy Chapman Andrew’s expeditions to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia within the Nineteen Twenties
  • The Milwaukee Public Museum has two ambassadors, Carla and Carl (two individuals who go round city in inflatable T. rex costumes)
  • We just lately heard about Jurassic Basis, which provides grants as much as $3,000 for dinosaur paleontology
  • Anna Rothschild, host of Gross Science, posted a video about how dinosaurs had intestinal parasites, based mostly on coprolites which have been discovered
  • Larry Kaplan, a person in Pennsylvania is elevating cash for ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s illness, by dressing up as a dinosaur and stunning individuals
  • The World of Dinosaurs Quick Reality E-book is on the market within the greenback part at Goal
  • In Beatrice, Nebraska, police are searching for a stolen dinosaur formed bounce home
  • Within the UK, Morrisons is promoting dinosaur planters (together with vegetation) for five kilos every
  • The 82nd Airborne Division created a dinosaur photograph illustration to have fun their Centennial Week
  • Chocolate Building has made a mildew to create a chocolate T. rex
  • Residence Depot has dinosaur skeleton Halloween decorations

The dinosaur of the day: Piatnitzkysaurus

  • Megalosaurid theropod that lived within the Jurassic in what’s now Argentina
  • Two partial skeletons have been discovered (together with a fractured cranium)
  • Fossils collected in 1977, 1982, 1983
  • Described in 1979 by Jose Bonapart
  • Kind species is Piatnitzkysaurus floresi
  • Identify means Piatnitzky’s lizard
  • Named in honor of Alejandro Matveievich Piatnitzky, a Russian Argentine geologist
  • Medium-sized, with a light-weight construct
  • Bipedal carnivore
  • Might be as much as 14.1 ft (4.3 m) lengthy and weigh 990 lb (440 kg)
  • Holotype discovered is a subadult, so might have grown bigger
  • Had sturdy legs and arms (4 toes on every foot)
  • In all probability hunted small dinosaurs, and doubtless additionally scavenged
  • Comparable braincase to Piveteausaurus, a theropod present in northern France
  • Different dinosaurs that lived in the identical time and place embrace Eoabelisaurus (abelisaurid), Patagosaurus (eusauropodon), Volkheimeria (eusauropodon), Tehuelchesaurus

Enjoyable Reality:

The bone wars continued previous the 2 most important individuals’ deaths. Earlier than Edward Drinker Cope died, he organized to have his mind faraway from his mind and weighed. On the time mind weight was regarded as indicative of 1’s intelligence, and he wished his mind to be in comparison with Othniel Charles Marsh’s mind. Nevertheless, when Marsh died, he had no real interest in the competitors and didn’t consent to an post-mortem.

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