I Know Dino Podcast Present Notes: Scutellosaurus (Episode 160)

Episode 160 is all about Scutellosaurus, an armored dinosaur whose title means “little shielded lizard.”

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On this episode, we focus on:


  • Halszkaraptor escuilliei appears to be like like a swan with claws
  • Tarchia teresae was present in Mongolia
  • New hadrosauroid Zuoyunlong fills in a niche in hadrosauroid migration to North America
  • Sauropod footprints present in South Korea have pores and skin impressions
  • The Denver Museum of Nature and Science obtained a donation of 6,000 Edmontosaurus bones
    • and their TriceratopsTiny” turned out to be a Torosaurus (AKA grownup Triceratops to some folks)
  • Kansas College Pure Historical past Museum now has a 4 12 months previous T. rex on show
  • North Dakota Heritage Middle and State Museum has new T. rex tooth on show
  • Jurassic Information posted an interview with Dr. Denver Fowler in regards to the Badlands Dinosaur Museum
  • The Lower revealed an article about why so many youngsters, over a number of generations, love dinosaurs
  • Every day Dot had a enjoyable publish filled with movies of what dinosaurs might have gave the impression of
  • The Actual T. rex may have a new sound recreation when it comes out on January 2
  • The Day the Dinosaurs Died (the documentary is in regards to the Chixilub crater) is coming to the U.S. on December 27 on PBS
  • Physician Who had a story in season 6, referred to as “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • There’s a brand new dinosaur park administration sim sport referred to as Parkasaurus, coming to Steam early entry subsequent spring
  • A brand new dinosaur ebook, referred to as Bolivar includes a dinosaur in New York Metropolis that everybody is just too busy to note
  • Dino4hire is now reserving their 2018 faculty academic dinosaur workshops
  • The Etsy store The Vanilla Studio sells a T. rex menorah and candlestick holders
  • Some vandals stole a three-foot dinosaur sporting a Santa hat, however have been promptly caught
  • A mother purchased a dinosaur pillow case that arrived with the picture of a mannequin mendacity on the pillow quite than simply the dinosaur
  • Chicago Magazine revealed an incredible interview with Sue the T. rex
  • Forbes revealed a geological overview of the brand new Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom trailer
  • David Orr from Love within the Time of Chasmosaurs revealed the outcomes of the Nice 2017 Paleoart Survey

The dinosaur of the day: Scutellosaurus

    • Thyreophoran ornithischian that lived within the Jurassic in what’s now Arizona, within the U.S.
    • Armored dinosaur, whose closest family members have been most likely Emausaurus and Scelidosaurus
    • Identify means “little shielded lizard”
    • Just one species: Scutellosaurus lawleri
    • Species title is in honor of David Lawler, who discovered the fossil
    • Lawler, a grad pupil at College of California, Berkeley on the time, discovered the holotype on the West Moenkopi Plateau locality within the Silty Facies
    • Member of the Kayenta Formation, in Coconino County, Arizona (a part of Navajo Nation), in 1971
    • Described by Edwin Colbert in 1981, based mostly on the fossils Lawler discovered that have been collected in 1977, and a second specimen
    • James Clark discovered six extra specimens in 1983
    • Colbert initially thought it was associated to Lesothosaurus, a basal ornithischian, and positioned Scutellosaurus within the household Fabrosauridae, however the scutes and different options finally put it in Thyreophora
    • One of many earliest armored dinosaurs, and essentially the most basal one discovered thus far
    • Too basal to be thought of an ankylosaur or stegosaur
    • Had over 300 osteoderms on its neck, again, and tail, that fashioned parallel rows (as much as 5 rows on both sides)
    • Scutes have been too small for species recognition, they have been embedded like in crocodiles and probably not seen
    • Scutes may have been used for protection
    • Potential predators on the time have been Megapnosaurus and Dilophosaurus
    • Herbivore, had leaf-shaped cheek tooth
    • Small, lightly-built
    • Might develop as much as 3.9 ft (1.2 m) lengthy, and weighed 22 lb (10 kg)
    • In all probability bipedal, although might have walked on all fours when consuming
    • Had an extended tail, most likely for stability

Enjoyable Truth:

Teresa Maryańska (Polish Paleontologist) named two ankylosaurs in 1977: Tarchia AKA the “brainy one” and Saichania AKA the “lovely one”


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