Dinosaur News Update: 27 April 2020

Researchers offer glimpse into dinosaur ecosystems.

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-dinosaur-blood-vessels-ages.html

Digital Reconstructions Reveal 200-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Embryo’s Unusual Teeth.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/digital-reconstructions-reveal-200-million-year-old-dinosaur-embryos-unusual-teeth-180974661/

High browsing skeletal adaptations in Spinophorosaurus reveal an evolutionary innovation in sauropod dinosaurs.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-63439-0

Synchrotron X-ray sheds light on some of the world’s oldest dinosaur eggs.

https://phys.org/news/2020-04-synchrotron-x-ray-world-oldest-dinosaur.html

Velociraptor relative had a much stronger grip than its cousins.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238740-velociraptor-relative-had-a-much-stronger-grip-than-its-cousins/

Tiny bird-like dinosaur discovered in amber might actually be a lizard.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2239211-tiny-bird-like-dinosaur-discovered-in-amber-might-actually-be-a-lizard/

Gigantic dinosaur footprints are found on the roof of a cave.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00972-y

New Feathered Carnivorous Dinosaur Found in New Mexico.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dineobellator-dinosaur-new-mexico-180974511

Morphology and osteohistology of a large-bodied caenagnathid (Theropoda, Oviraptorosauria) from the Hell Creek Formation (Montana): implications for size?based classifications and growth reconstruction in theropods.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/spp2.1302

Darkness, not cold, likely responsible for dinosaur-killing extinction.

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-darkness-cold-responsible-dinosaur-killing-extinction.html

Late cretaceous dinosaur-dominated ecosystem.

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-late-cretaceous-dinosaur-dominated-ecosystem.html

Novel track morphotypes from new tracksites indicate increased Middle Jurassic dinosaur diversity on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0229640

Some dinosaurs might have had fluorescent horns or feathers.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2236427-some-dinosaurs-might-have-had-fluorescent-horns-or-feathers/

Hummingbird-sized dinosaur from the Cretaceous period of Myanmar.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2068-4.epdf?referrer_access_token=oJIhZFTfcqUJRkDTQUrIMdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0P1uuDbeUktz-3Wk7vFlIN0uHPygK-kgIQFdft5m_6lFUo5lS_h3XHoZnHfzEL8fscMrhlxCBcp_djBaYJv0bMPA1n0LMpwDVQVofHa8SlpZ-hhdG2cU84MhZYAacICXbTJxZFE0cYKZ81naYR6f-beACqt–75ymbYj7eCdGz9KOBtNweMQXCtcY7NOSoBJN8%3D

Evidence of proteins, chromosomes and chemical markers of DNA in exceptionally preserved dinosaur cartilage.

https://academic.oup.com/nsr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/nsr/nwz206/5762999

A Pair of Horses Helped Excavate a Hulking Brachiosaurus Fossil in Utah.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pair-horses-helped-excavate-hulking-brachiosaurus-fossil-utah-180974223/

New ‘reaper of death’ tyrannosaur is the oldest found in Canada.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/new-tyrannosaur-thatan-1.3236678