Dinosaur News Update: 08 July 2020

Neuroanatomy of the spinosaurid Irritator challengeri (Dinosauria: Theropoda) indicates potential adaptations for piscivory.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-66261-w

First Soft-Shelled Dinosaur Egg Fossils Found.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-soft-shelled-dinosaur-eggs-found-180975137/

The biggest dinosaur ever may have been twice the size we thought [Paywall].

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24632861-400-the-biggest-dinosaur-ever-may-have-been-twice-the-size-we-thought/

Cannibal dinosaurs resorted to eating each other when food was scarce.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2244522-cannibal-dinosaurs-resorted-to-eating-each-other-when-food-was-scarce/

Over 13,000 elements from a single bonebed help elucidate disarticulation and transport of an Edmontosaurus thanatocoenosis.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0233182

High frequencies of theropod bite marks provide evidence for feeding, scavenging, and possible cannibalism in a stressed Late Jurassic ecosystem.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0233115

Nevada home to 246M-year-old fossil of pregnant ichthyosaur.

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-nevada-home-246m-year-old-fossil-pregnant.html

Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in Argentina.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52723049

The fast and the frugal: Divergent locomotory strategies drive limb lengthening in theropod dinosaurs.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0223698

Australia’s first elaphrosaur discovered in Victoria.

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-australia-elaphrosaur-victoria.html

The Rise of Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Is More Complicated Than We Thought.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meat-eating-dinosaurs-carnivorous-180974525/

Early Jurassic dinosaur fetal dental development and its significance for the evolution of sauropod dentition.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16045-7

Re-examination of the cranial osteology of the Arctic Alaskan hadrosaurine with implications for its taxonomic status.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0232410

Jurrassic Park got it wrong: Research indicates raptors didn’t hunt in packs.

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-jurrassic-wrong-raptors-didnt.html

Tail-propelled aquatic locomotion in a theropod dinosaur.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2190-3

Geology and paleontology of the Upper Cretaceous Kem Kem Group of eastern Morocco.

https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/47517/