Episode 281 is all about Alaskacephale, A smaller relative of Pachycephalosaurus from Alaska.
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On this episode, we talk about:
- The newly described dinosaur Asteriornis is called after the goddess of falling stars supply
- Wally the Stegosaurus, from the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts, is getting restored supply
The dinosaur of the day: Alaskacephale
- Pachycephalosaurid that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Alaska
- Holotype is an almost full left squamosal (again of the pinnacle) with some nodes
- Intently resembles Pachycephalosaurus and Prenocephale
- Paper mentions it’s closest in measurement to Prenocephale
- Estimated to be about half the scale of Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis (about 15 ft, 4.5 m lengthy and weighed 990 lb or 450 kg, discuss in episode 93) or three quarters the scale of Prenocephale (about 7.8 ft or 2.4 m lengthy, weighing 280 lb or 130 kg, coated in episode 98)
- Described by Roland Gangloff and others in 2005 however as an unnamed pachycephalosaurid, and presumably Pachycephalosaurus
- Named in 2006 by Robert Sullivan
- Sullivan discovered it to be a definite taxa in 2006 (squamosal had two diverging row of nodes, amongst different issues)
- Genus identify means “Alaskan head”
- Sort and solely species is Alaskacephale gangloffi
- Species identify in honor of Roland Gangloff as a result of he wrote concerning the holotype and likewise as a result of he “contributed considerably to our understanding of dinosaurs of the North American Arctic area”
- Present in Prince Creek Formation, Colville Group, North Slope Borough, Alaska
- Discovered on a slender seashore on the base of bluffs on the west facet of the Colville River
- Discovery helps present “a serious faunal trade came about between Eurasia and North America throughout Campanian time”
- Housed within the Earth Science Collections, College of Alaska Museum
- Can 3D print Alaskacephale by way of Tinkercad
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