Dinosaur of the day Nyasasaurus, a 240 million year old dinosauriform that may be the earliest known dinosaur.
Interview with Christopher DiPiazza, a science teacher, paleo artist, and creator of the popular site, Prehistoric Beast of the Week. He covers a different prehistoric animal (nearly) every week, with an original painting he creates, a photograph of the fossil, and whenever possible, input from a paleontologist who worked on that animal. Follow him on twitter or @ChrisDPiazza or Instagram.
In dinosaur news this week:
- A new early cretaceous carcharodontosaurian, Siamraptor, was discovered in Thailand
- Rebecca Jensen shared her database and map of Dinosaur National Monument with us
- In St. George, Utah, carnivorous dinosaur footprints have been found from roughly 200 million years ago
- The Las Vegas Natural History Museum announced their paleontology team found 240 million year old vertebrate tracks
- The Dickinson’s Badlands Dinosaur Museum has a new find, a 77 million year old tyrannosaur
- New fossils on display, including a juvenile Triceratops, adult Triceratops, and a hadrosaur
- Maximus, a 70 million year old 3m long dinosaur recently sold for for about $227,000
- Smithsonian Mag published a list of spots to dig for dinosaur bones
- In Sacramento, California, a man in a Allosaurus costume stopped by a Sacramento City Hall
- Supergirl star, Melissa Benoit, shared a photo of herself riding a dinosaur and hugging a T. rex
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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Nyasasaurus, links from Christopher DiPiazza, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Nyasasaurus-Episode-255/