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Episode 398: Fossil looking with Cameron Muskelly


    Episode 398: Fossil looking with Cameron Muskelly. What to carry with you & the right way to discover fossils (whether or not or not you will have a level in paleontology)

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    Cameron Muskelly, an avocational paleontologist/geologist and paleontology educator based mostly in Georgia. He’s a researcher, lecturer, and fossil collector, and an professional in Appalachian geology. Observe him on twitter @PaleoCameron or on YouTube at Paleo101 



    The dinosaur of the day: Itemirus

    • Dromaeosaur theropod that lived within the Late Cretaceous in what’s now Uzbekistan (Bissekty Formation)
    • Depicted as having an extended tail, snout with enamel, sharp claws, and feathers on the physique
    • Solely a small broken fossil braincase has been discovered
    • Present in 1958 close to the village of Itemir
    • Sort species is Itemirus medullaris
    • Described in 1976 by Sergei Kurzanov
    • Genus identify refers to Itemir
    • Species identify refers back to the medulla oblongata, the mind half encased within the partial braincase
    • A 2014 research by Hans-Dieter Sues and Alexander Averianov tentatively referred cranial bones, enamel, and vertebrae present in the identical formation to Itemirus

    Enjoyable Reality:

    Opposite to fashionable perception, fossils don’t require tens of millions of years to kind.

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