I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast

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episode 259: Dinosaur fossils that fit on the head of a pin

Dinosaur of the day Chingkankousaurus, a possible tyrannosauroid from eastern China known only from a shoulder blade.

Interview with Phoebe Wood, a primary student from Adelaide, South Australia. She won several awards for her Anchiornis huxleyi model. Including Young Scientist of the Year 2019 and the Oliphant Trophy—a first for a primary school student.

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In dinosaur news this week:

  • News from the final day of talks and posters at the 2019 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
    • A large varied selection of dinosaur microfossils from the Alaskan Kakanaut Formation show that dinosaurs lived in the arctic year-round
    • After more restoration work, an alternative Allosaurus holotype is ready to be named
    • Siats and Moros finds show that Allosauroids and Tyrannosauroids coexisted in the cretaceous
    • We now have an excellent growth series of over 20 Sinornithomimus individuals from China
    • A coprolite “nugget” shows excellent preservation of at least two feather types and likely multiple ticks
    • More evidence shows that dinosaur diversity was very high up until the end-cretaceous extinction
    • By comparing LAGs in arm and leg bones, another study shows that Maiasaura was quadrupedal its whole life
    • A new Jurassic ankylosaur was found in Portugal
    • Two new ceratopsians were discovered in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
    • A new "Super matrix" of crocodilians places some difficult taxa in a cladogram
    • An analysis of Dimetrodon (not a dinosaur) and its relatives shows the wide range of sizes that they came in
    • The Tate Geological Museum have found a couple of sauropod feet and a diplodocid skull
  • The Burke Museum in Washington has a new exhibit called Fossils Uncovered
  • A new animation shows how long dinosaurs lived, by tracing our solar system’s movement through the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Horse Archer Productions has a new web series, A Million Bones of Stone, the first episode is about Laelaps
  • Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda, who played Franklin and Zia, in Fallen Kingdom will be back for Jurassic World 3

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Chingkankousaurus, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Chingkankousaurus-Episode-259/


 2019-11-13  1h2m