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Episode 386: Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus infighting


    Episode 386: Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus infighting. Plus a brand new Tyrannosaurus happening show in New Zealand; What coated the neck spines on Amargasaurus; And much more sauropod information

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    • Researchers discovered that Huge John, the Triceratops horridus, was injured by one other ceratopsian supply
    • A brand new T. rex specimen was described and is occurring show on the Auckland Museum in New Zealand supply
    • Amargasaurus could have had extra of a sail on its neck as an alternative of tall spines supply
    • Scientists studied a sauropodomorph from the start of the Late Triassic and located it was already comparatively giant supply
    • Scientists analyzed and redescribed Patagosaurus fariasi supply
    • Researchers discovered an air sac system in an grownup saltasaurid titanosaur that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Brazil supply
    • The W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora, Florida has a Nothronychus on show supply
    • The SODO district of Seattle, Washington now has Dinos Alive Exhibition: An Immersive Expertise supply
    • David Attenborough’s Dinosaurs: The Closing Day, is airing within the U.S. on Could 11 supply
    • The casts of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World mirrored on Jurassic Park and the way Dominion ties in into the franchise supply
    • A brand new picture exhibits Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) with a child Nasutoceratops supply
    • In Jurassic World: Dominion Giganotosaurus is supposed to really feel just like the Joker from the Darkish Knight supply


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    The dinosaur of the day: Euskelosaurus

    • Plateosaurid sauropodomorph that lived within the Late Triassic/Early Jurassic in what’s now South Africa and Lesotho (Elliot Formation) and Zimbabwe (Mpandi Formation)
    • Regarded like different sauropodomorphs, with a protracted neck and tail, lengthy arms, lengthy claws, a small head, and possibly walked on two legs
    • Giant and sturdy
    • Estimated to be about 33 ft (10 m) lengthy
    • Sort species is Euskelosaurus brownii
    • Fossils present in 1863 by Alfred Brown (limb bones and vertebrae)
    • Described in 1866 by Thomas Huxley
    • Genus identify means “good leg lizard”
    • Species identify is in honor of Alfred Brown
    • Heerden in 1979 urged Euskelosaurus was extra bow legged, primarily based on the best way its femur was twisted
    • One other specimen with a cranium was present in 1994 within the Elliot Formation; revealed about it in 2000
    • Specimen on the time could have been one of many oldest identified dinosaurs
    • Discovered Euskelosaurus to be extra basal than the sauropodomorph Riojasaurus, one of many earliest sauropodomorphs, as a result of the neck was not fairly as lengthy and the braincase was barely extra primitive
    • Juvenile Euskelosaurus fossils had been discovered between 1995 and 1997 (revealed about in 2001) within the Elliot Formation
    • Fossils included juveniles and adults
    • Fossils had been in a bone mattress, and thought to have been killed by flash floods
    • Based mostly on the scale of the juveniles (23 to 49 in or 58 to 125 cm lengthy), they had been most likely “precocious juveniles [that] may forage with their moms”
    • Some scientists have previously thought-about Euskelosaurus to be a waste-basket taxon
    • At one level, Plateosauravus was thought-about to be Euskelosaurus
    • Plateosaurus cullingworthi was named in 1924 by Sidney Haughton
    • Species identify in honor of T.L. Cullingworth, who collected the fossils
    • In 1932, Friedrich von Huene renamed it as its personal genus, Plateosauravus
    • Genus identify means “grandfather of Plateosaurus”
    • In 1979 Jacques van Heerden reassigned it to Euskelosaurus
    • Then Adam Yates later urged utilizing Plateosauravus
    • Different dinosaurs that lived across the identical time and place embrace the sauropodomorphs Blikanasaurus, Plateosauravus, Melanorosaurus, and Meroktenos

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