Dinosaur News

Up to the minute dinosaur news articles.

All the latest Dino related web content:

Sparkly, opal-filled fossils reveal new dinosaur species.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/exclusive-sparkly-opal-filled-fossils-reveal-new-dinosaur-species-paleontology/

Digging Utah’s Dinosaurs.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2014/05/utah-dinosaurs/

Smallest known raptor tracks suggest microraptorine activity in lakeshore setting.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35289-4

Comprehensive molecular and cellular studies suggest avian scutate scales are secondarily derived from feathers, and more distant from reptilian scales.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35176-y

Late Cretaceous sauropod tooth morphotypes may provide supporting evidence for faunal connections between North Africa and Southern Europe.

https://peerj.com/articles/5925/

The most complete enantiornithine from North America and a phylogenetic analysis of the Avisauridae.

https://peerj.com/articles/5910/

The Rioarribasaurus Controversy; or, How We Almost Lost Coelophysis.

https://windingroadpaleo.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/the-rioarribasaurus-controversy-or-how-we-almost-lost-coelophysis/

Rebbachisauridae.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2018/11/rebbachisauridae.html

Parkosaurus fossils found in Coahuila are the first ever seen in Mexico.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/parkosaurus-fossils-are-first-ever-seen-in-mexico/

History and evolution of stegosaurus in China.

http://dzhtb.cgs.cn/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20181002&flag=1

Discovery of Omeisaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) in the Middle Jurassic Shaximiao Formation of Yunyang, Chongqing, China.

http://www.ivpp.ac.cn/cbw/gjzdwxb/pressonline/201811/P020181115574312083523.pdf

New discovery of Cretaceous dinosaur track fauna in Xichang basin, Sichuan Province.

http://dzhtb.cgs.cn/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20181001&flag=1

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 6: Austroposeidon, titanosaurs of Balochistan, and Baotianmansaurus.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2018/11/your-friends-titanosaurs-6-austroposeidon-balochistan-baotianmansaurus.html

How Dinosaurs Chewed without Cheeks.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/how-dinosaurs-chewed-without-cheeks/

Embryological study of the skull reveals dinosaur-bird connection.

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-embryological-skull-reveals-dinosaur-bird.html

How are dinosaurs named?

https://www.popsci.com/how-are-dinosaurs-named#page-2

How dinosaurs are brought back to life—through art.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/11/how-dinosaurs-are-brought-back-to-life-through-art-paleontology/

Tiny raptor tracks lead to big discovery.

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-tiny-raptor-tracks-big-discovery.html

Like Whales and Dolphins, Prehistoric ‘Fish Lizards’ Kept Warm With Blubber.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/whales-and-dolphins-prehistoric-fish-lizards-kept-warm-blubber-180970958

Three ancient skeletons, ancestors of giant dinosaurs, unearthed in Brazil.

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-ancient-skeletons-ancestors-giant-dinosaurs.html

A new occurrence of the Late Triassic archosaur Smok in southern Poland.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app005052018.html

Ornithopod diversity in the Griman Creek Formation (Cenomanian), New South Wales, Australia.

https://peerj.com/articles/6008/

Are endocasts good proxies for brain size and shape in archosaurs throughout ontogeny?

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.12918

Close-range photogrammetry of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, Emery County, Utah.

https://www.utahgeology.org/publication/2221/

Apatosaurus is — still — Just Plain Wrong.

https://svpow.com/2018/11/30/apatosaurus-is-still-just-plain-wrong/

Munching and Migrating Megabeasts: Sauropod teeth illuminate migration patterns between Europe and Africa.

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2018/12/04/munching-and-migrating-megabeasts-sauropod-teeth-illuminate-migration-patterns-between-europe-and-africa/

How brains, not brawn, helped the Tyrannosaur become king.

https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/inside-the-mind-of-a-dinosaur-2/

This woman brings dinosaur fossils home.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/12/paleontologist-bolortsetseg-minjin-brings-dinosaur-fossils-home-mongolia/

Australian miners uncovered the gem of a find—a dog-size herbivore named Weewarrasaurus pobeni.

The latest dino research & articles:

Large-sized theropod Spinosaurus: an important component of the carnivorous dinosaur fauna in southern continents during the Cretaceous.

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/sgf/bsgf/article/565723/large-sized-theropod-spinosaurus-an-important

Osteology of a forelimb of an aetosaur Stagonolepis olenkae (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia: Aetosauria) from the Krasiejów locality in Poland and its probable adaptations for a scratch-digging behavior.

https://peerj.com/articles/5595/

Archosauromorph extinction selectivity during the Triassic–Jurassic mass extinction.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/pala.12399

A large-sized basal ankylopollexian from East Asia, shedding light on early biogeographic history of Iguanodontia.

http://engine.scichina.com/publisher/scp/journal/SB/63/9/10.1016/j.scib.2018.03.016?slug=full%20text

X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and chemical analysis (EDX and XRF) used in conjunction for cultural conservation: the case of the earliest scientifically described dinosaur Megalosaurus bucklandii.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40494-018-0223-0

Hadrosaur jacket update.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/fossil-friday-hadrosaur-jacket-update/

Internal cranial anatomy of Early Triassic species of Saurichthys (Actinopterygii: Saurichthyiformes): implications for the phylogenetic placement of saurichthyiforms.

https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12862-018-1264-4

New sauropodomorph and cynodont remains from the Late Triassic Sacisaurus site in southern Brazil and its stratigraphic position in the Norian Caturrita Formation.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app004922018.html

Considerations on the replacement of a type species in the case of the sauropod dinosaur Diplodocus Marsh, 1878.

https://www.utahgeology.org/publication/giw-2018-v05-pp245-262-tschopp/

Complex overlapping joints between facial bones allowing limited anterior sliding movements of the snout in diplodocid sauropods.

http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6913

A new rebbachisaurid sauropod from the Aptian–Albian, Lower Cretaceous Rayoso Formation, Neuquén, Argentina.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app005242018.html

Ontogeny and taxonomy of the hadrosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) remains from Basturs Poble bonebed (late early Maastrichtian, Tremp Syncline, Spain).

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0206287

New dinosaur egg material from Yunxian, Hubei Province, China resolves the classification of dendroolithid eggs.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app005232018.html

Cancellous bone and theropod dinosaur locomotion. Part I—an examination of cancellous bone architecture in the hindlimb bones of theropods.

https://peerj.com/articles/5778/

Cancellous bone and theropod dinosaur locomotion. Part II—a new approach to inferring posture and locomotor biomechanics in extinct tetrapod vertebrates.

https://peerj.com/articles/5779/

Osteohistology of the hadrosauroid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from Labirinta cave, Bulgaria: An example of insular dwarfism or simply young giant?

https://paleorxiv.org/b2en4

It’s a Hard-Knock Life for an Ichthyosaur.

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2018/10/29/its-a-hard-knock-life-for-an-ichthyosaur/

Dinosaurs Had Birdlike Lungs.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/dinosaurs-had-birdlike-lungs/

Dinosaurs put all colored birds’ eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking.

https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/31/dinosaurs-put-all-colored-bird-eggs-one-basket-evolutionarily-speaking

Juvenile hadrosaur jaw.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/fossil-friday-juvenile-hadrosaur-jaw/

Goldfuß was right: Soft part preservation in the Late Jurassic pterosaur Scaphognathus crassirostris revealed by reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) and UV light and the auspicious beginnings of paleo-art.

https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2018/2308-scaphognathus-in-rti-and-uv

Pterosauria of the Great Oolite Group (Bathonian, Middle Jurassic) of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, England.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app004902018.html

Tooth development, histology, and enamel microstructure in Changchunsaurus parvus: Implications for dental evolution in ornithopod dinosaurs.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0205206

Geological records of fossils layer and death process and taphonomy of dinosaurs in Cretaceous in Tianyuan, Zhuzhou.

http://geochina.cgs.gov.cn/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20180510&flag=1

Multifaceted disparity approach reveals dinosaur herbivory flourished before the end-Cretaceous mass extinction.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/paleobiology/article/multifaceted-disparity-approach-reveals-dinosaur-herbivory-flourished-before-the-endcretaceous-mass-extinction/E5FDBA59F1F5AE1CAC396777CA9088B4

We may never know how flexible sauropod necks were.

https://svpow.com/2018/11/08/we-may-never-know-how-flexible-sauropod-necks-were/

T. Rex Turned Like a Ballerina from a Slow-Motion Nightmare.

https://www.livescience.com/64019-turning-tyrannosaurs-t-rex.html

Vintage Dinosaur Art: The Starfish Book of Dinosaurs and Early Animals.

https://chasmosaurs.com/2018/11/02/vintage-dinosaur-art-the-starfish-book-of-dinosaurs-and-early-animals/

FINALLY finding Louisville’s 1964 New York World’s Fair Triceratops!

https://davesdinosaurs.org/2018/11/08/finally-finding-louisvilles-1964-new-york-worlds-fair-triceratops/

It's been a while since we posted a list of dinosaur news articles so this lot might take a while to read through:

Archaeopteryx may not have been the evolutionary dead end scientists once thought.

http://www.thedailyrex.com/2018/10/27/archaeopteryx-may-not-have-been-the-evolutionary-dead-end-scientists-once-thought/

Vegetarian dinosaur may have actually eaten meat, skull suggests.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/10/news-vegetarian-dinosaur-ate-meat-pachycephalosaurus-paleontology/

Archaeopteryx: The day the fossil feathers flew.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45967655

Maraapunisaurus fragillimus, N.G. (formerly Amphicoelias fragillimus), a basal Rebbachisaurid from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Colorado.

https://www.utahgeology.org/publication/maraapunisaurus-fragillimus-n-g-formerly-amphicoelias-fragillimus-a-basal-rebbachisaurid-from-the-morrison-formation-upper-jurassic-of-colorado/

The first specimen of Archaeopteryxm from the Upper Jurassic Mörnsheim Formation of Germany.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08912963.2018.1518443

The Smallest-Known Neonate Individual of Tylosaurus (Mosasauridae, Tylosaurinae) Sheds New Light on the Tylosaurine Rostrum and Heterochrony.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02724634.2018.1510835

Morphogenetic mechanism of the acquisition of the dinosaur-type acetabulum.

http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/10/180604

Could Late Cretaceous sauropod tooth morphotypes provide supporting evidence for faunal connections between North Africa and Southern Europe?

https://peerj.com/preprints/27286/

The Secret to Dinosaur Hip Shape.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/the-secret-to-dinosaur-hip-shape/

Sacral pneumatization in sauropods was complex.

https://svpow.com/2018/10/16/sacral-pneumatization-in-sauropods-was-complex/

Separating sexual dimorphism from other morphological variation in a specimen complex of fossil marine reptiles (Reptilia, Ichthyosauriformes, Chaohusaurus).

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-33302-4

A new specimen of Palvennia hoybergeti: implications for cranial and pectoral girdle anatomy in ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaurs.

https://peerj.com/articles/5776/

Anatomy and systematics of the sauropodomorph Sarahsaurus aurifontanalis from the Early Jurassic Kayenta Formation.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0204007

The Smallest Diplodocid Skull Reveals Cranial Ontogeny and Growth-Related Dietary Changes in the Largest Dinosaurs.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32620-x

Bite marks on the frill of a juvenile Centrosaurus from the Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Provincial Park Formation, Alberta, Canada.

https://peerj.com/articles/5748/

A new tyrannosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous Menefee Formation of New Mexico.

https://peerj.com/articles/5749/

Dinosaur Highlights a Jurassic Mystery.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/dinosaur-highlights-a-jurassic-mystery/

Introducing Dynamoterror dynastes, the powerful terror ruler.

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/introducing-dynamoterror-dynastes-the-powerful-terror-ruler/

Fossil Friday – hadrosaur update #2.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/fossil-friday-hadrosaur-update-2/

A new species of Archaeopteryx has been described after re-describing the youngest known specimen of Archaeopteryx. Previous studies have shown that Archaeopteryx was an evolutionary dead end and not an ancestor of modern birds. This study shows that this specimen of Archaeopteryx has certain adapta...

The latest in Dinosaur News & Research:

Exceptional dinosaur fossils reveal early origin of avian-style digestion.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32202-x

A new Lower Cretaceous ichthyosaur from Russia reveals skull shape conservatism within Ophthalmosaurinae.

https://paleorxiv.org/t3j7q

Juvenile spinosaurs (Theropoda: Spinosauridae) from the middle Cretaceous of Morocco and implications for spinosaur ecology.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118302052

The use of aerial and close-range photogrammetry in the study of dinosaur tracksites: Lower Cretaceous (upper Aptian/lower Albian) Molfetta ichnosite (Apulia, southern Italy).

https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2018/2317-uavs-and-dinosaur-tracksites

First endocranial description of a South American hadrosaurid: The neuroanatomy of Secernosaurus koerneri from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app005262018.html

The Tyrannosauroids from the Southern Hemisphere.

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/the-tyrannosauroids-from-the-southern-hemisphere/

Why did dinosaurs get so big?

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/why-did-dinosaurs-get-so-big/

A mystery dinosaur in the nation's basement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/smithsonian-dinosaur-augmented-reality/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1b1e7a4e8a72

3D Printing a Daspletosaurus Skull for Display.

https://royaltyrrellmuseum.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/3d-printing-a-daspletosaurus-skull-for-display/

A Giant Dinosaur from the Earliest Jurassic of South Africa and the Transition to Quadrupedality in Early Sauropodomorphs.

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30993-X

First occurrence of Parksosauridae in Mexico, from the Cerro del Pueblo Formation (Late Cretaceous; late Campanian) at Las Águilas, Coahuila.

http://boletinsgm.igeolcu.unam.mx/bsgm/vols/epoca04/7003/%2810%29Rivera.pdf

Lower Cretaceous sauropod trackways from Lishui City and an overview of dinosaur dominated track assemblages from Zhejiang Province, China.

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1186%2Fs42501-018-0011-5.pdf

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The updated itinerary for the combined Dinosaur Society and History of Geology Group fieldtrip to Argentina, early 2019:

http://www.dinosaursociety.com/dinosaur-society-fieldtrip-to-argentina/

6th to 27th March, 2019 The Dinosaur Society is running a fieldtrip to Argentina early next year, to view the

A few dinosaur related articles published in the last month or so:

A new sauropodiform dinosaur with a ‘sauropodan’ skull from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation of Yunnan Province, China.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-31874-9

A Comparison of the Dinosaur Communities from the Middle Jurassic of the Cleveland (Yorkshire) and Hebrides (Skye) Basins, Based on Their Ichnites.

http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/9/327

New plesiosaur fossils from Antarctica.

https://timescavengers.blog/2018/09/06/new-plesiosaur-fossils-from-antarctica/

Up to the Neck in Plesiosaurs.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/up-to-the-neck-in-plesiosaurs/

Spinosaurus Was a Terrible Swimmer.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/spinosaurus-was-a-terrible-swimmer/

Dinosaur Hunt 2018.

A new alvarezsaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Qiupa Formation of Luanchuan, Henan Province, central China.

http://chinageology.cgs.cn/article/id/5b2ca616-1998-40f5-a320-5309ae7e30d1?pageType=en

The first photographs of a dinosaur excavation in Europe: Emile Savalle and the stegosaur from Octeville (Normandy, 1898).

http://revue-colligo.fr/images/sampledata/Colligo1_1/Article1.4_Lepage.pdf

New data on the palaeobiogeography of Early Jurassic marine reptiles: the Toarcian ichthyosaur fauna of the Vocontian Basin (SE France).

https://paleorxiv.org/qys3p

A basal thunnosaurian from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs.

https://paleorxiv.org/wnam4

Ichthyosaurs from the French Rhaetian indicate a severe turnover across the Triassic–Jurassic boundary.

https://paleorxiv.org/6fcpk/

Simbirskiasaurus and Pervushovisaurus reassessed: implications for the taxonomy and cranial osteology of Cretaceous platypterygiine ichthyosaurs.

https://paleorxiv.org/wqjpb/

Second hump-nosed spike-thumbed dinosaur discovered in Mongolia.

http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/second-hump-nosed-spike-thumbed-dinosaur-discovered-in-mongolia/

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Its been a while since we posted once again so here's an extensive list of recent dinosaur related research papers and articles:

These labmade fossils could reveal how dinosaurs really looked.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/these-labmade-fossils-could-reveal-how-dinosaurs-really-looked

A buoyancy, balance and stability challenge to the hypothesis of a semi-aquatic Spinosaurus Stromer, 1915 (Dinosauria: Theropoda).

https://peerj.com/articles/5409/

New Research Refutes Claims That Spinosaurus Was Semi-Aquatic.

https://royaltyrrellmuseum.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/new-research-refutes-claims-that-spinosaurus-was-semi-aquatic/

An unusual association of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks within Late Cretaceous rocks of Denali National Park, Alaska.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30110-8

Those fragrances you enjoy? Dinosaurs liked them first.

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/those-fragrances-you-enjoy-dinosaurs-liked-them-first

First caudal vertebrae of the various Haplocanthosaurus specimens.

https://svpow.com/2018/08/03/first-caudal-vertebrae-of-the-various-haplocanthosaurus-specimens/

First report of Leptonectes (Ichthyosauria: Leptonectidae) from the Lower Jurassic (Pliensbachian) of Asturias, northern Spain.

https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2018/2275-spanish-ichthyosaurs

The Endocranial Cavity of Oviraptorosaur Dinosaurs and the Increasingly Complex, Deep History of the Avian Brain.

https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/488890

'First' dinosaur footprints recorded on Scottish mainland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45246169

A new nodosaurid ankylosaur (Dinosauria: Thyreophora) from the Upper Cretaceous Menefee Formation of New Mexico.

https://peerj.com/articles/5435/

The distinctive theropod assemblage of the Ellisdale site of New Jersey and its implications for North American dinosaur ecology and evolution during the Cretaceous.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-paleontology/article/distinctive-theropod-assemblage-of-the-ellisdale-site-of-new-jersey-and-its-implications-for-north-american-dinosaur-ecology-and-evolution-during-the-cretaceous/96A7436DCD5866236C472749729F88B6

An Intermediate Incubation Period and Primitive Brooding in a Theropod Dinosaur.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30085-6

A photo documentation of bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, USA.

https://www.utahgeology.org/publication/a-photo-documentation-of-bipedal-ornithischian-dinosaurs-from-the-upper-jurassic-morrison-formation-usa/

Two Early Cretaceous Fossils Document Transitional Stages in Alvarezsaurian Dinosaur Evolution.

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30987-4

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 3: Andesaurus, Antarctosaurus, and Argentinosaurus.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2018/08/your-friends-titanosaurs-3-andesaurus-antarctosaurus-argentinosaurus.html

A very short history of Dinosaurs.

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/a-very-short-history-of-dinosaurs/

Dinosaurs in the Wild.

http://albertonykus.blogspot.com/2018/08/dinosaurs-in-wild.html

An Elegy for Hatcher the Triceratops.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2018/08/10/elegy-hatcher-triceratops/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

New method recreates millions of years of heat and pressure–in just 24 hours

http://www.dinosaursociety.com/dinosaur-society-fieldtrip-to-argentina/

Proposed Dnosaur Society fieldtrip to Argentina, March 2018.

For more details or to express an interest in joining please email editor@dinosaursociety.com

6th to 27th March, 2019 The Dinosaur Society is running a fieldtrip to Argentina early next year, to view the

We haven't posted for a while so we have an extensive list of dinosaur related articles to publish and to coincide with Fossil Friday for once:

Diets of giants: the nutritional value of sauropod diet during the Mesozoic.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/pala.12385

Palaeontology Volume 0, Issue 0 Rapid Communication Open Access Diets of giants: the nutritional value of sauropod diet during the Mesozoic Fiona L. Gill E-mail address:f.gill@leeds.ac.uk

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5036-0125

School of Earth & Environment, University of LeedsLeeds, UKSearch for more....

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The latest dinosaur research for the first 2 weeks of July:

The largest European theropod dinosaurs: remains of a gigantic megalosaurid and giant theropod tracks from the Kimmeridgian of Asturias, Spain.

https://peerj.com/articles/4963/

Xenoposeidon is the earliest known rebbachisaurid sauropod dinosaur.

https://peerj.com/articles/5212/

Forelimb musculature and osteological correlates in Sauropodomorpha (Dinosauria, Saurischia).

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198988

Paleobiogeographic evolution and distribution of Carcharodontosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda) during the middle Cretaceous of North Africa.

https://www.revistas.usp.br/paz/article/view/131452

Fossil eggshell cuticle elucidates dinosaur nesting ecology.

https://peerj.com/articles/5144/

Late Triassic sauropodomorph and Middle Jurassic theropod tracks from the Xichang Basin, Sichuan Province, southwestern China: First report of the ichnogenus Carmelopodus.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095383617301025

Bone histology of Protoceratops andrewsi from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia and its biological implications.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app004632018.html

New insights into chasmosaurine (Dinosauria: Ceratopsidae) skulls from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of Alberta, and an update on the distribution of accessory frill fenestrae in Chasmosaurinae.

https://peerj.com/articles/5194/

Early Jurassic basal sauropodomorpha dominated tracks from Guizhou, China: Morphology, ethology, and paleoenvironment.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674987118301452

Huge Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in South America

http://www.geologyin.com/2016/07/huge-dinosaur-footprint-discovered-in.html

Paleobiogeographic evolution and distribution of Carcharodontosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda) during the middle Cretaceous of North Africa.

https://www.revistas.usp.br/paz/article/view/131452

Fossil eggs associated with a neoceratopsian (Mosaiceratops azumai) from the Upper Cretaceous Xiaguan Formation, Henan Province, China.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118300703

Xenoposeidon is the earliest known rebbachisaurid sauropod dinosaur.

https://peerj.com/articles/5212/

Fossil eggshell cuticle elucidates dinosaur nesting ecology.

https://peerj.com/articles/5144/

Forelimb musculature and osteological correlates in Sauropodomorpha (Dinosauria, Saurischia).

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198988

The largest European theropod dinosaurs: remains of a gigantic megalosaurid and giant theropod tracks from the Kimmeridgian of Asturias, Spain.

https://peerj.com/articles/4963/

Lower rotational inertia and larger leg muscles indicate more rapid turns in tyrannosaurids than in other large theropods.

https://peerj.com/preprints/27021/

New insights into chasmosaurine (Dinosauria: Ceratopsidae) skulls from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of Alberta, and an update on the distribution of accessory frill fenestrae in Chasmosaurinae.

https://peerj.com/articles/5194/

Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44744153

The Kimmeridgian Vega, Tereñes and Lastres formations of Asturias have yielded a rich vertebrate fauna, represented by both abundant tracks and osteological remains. However, skeletal remains of theropod dinosaurs are rare, and the diversity of theropod tracks has only partially been documented in ...

The latest research on dinosaur and other relevant topics (p.s. we just reached 500 page likes so yay :D):

What Did Dinosaur Tongues Look Like?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/what-did-dinosaur-tongues-look-like/

Fossil Friday – champsosaur vertebrae.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/fossil-friday-champsosaur-vertebrae/

Ceratosaur palaeobiology: new insights on evolution and ecology of the southern rulers.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28154-x

Did apatosaurs have unusually large neural spines, too?

https://svpow.com/2018/06/22/did-apatosaurs-have-unusually-large-neural-spines-too/

No, Brian Ford, Cranial Neurovasculature does not mean All Dinosaurs were Aquatic.

http://www.palaeocast.com/no-brian-ford-cranial-neurovasculature-does-not-mean-dinosaurs-were-aquatic/

A paleontologist explains why bringing back dinosaurs is a really bad idea.

https://www.salon.com/2018/06/24/a-paleontologist-explains-why-bringing-back-dinosaurs-is-a-really-bad-idea/

Bone histology of Protoceratops andrewsi from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia and its biological implications.

https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-bone-histology-of-protoceratops-andrewsi-from-the-late-cretaceous-of-mongolia-and-its-biological-implications-acta-palaeontologica-polonica/

Dinosaur footprints on the west side of the Ezequiel Ramos Mexía dam and neighboring areas (Upper Cretaceous, Neuquén province, Argentina).

https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-dinosaur-footprints-on-the-west-side-of-the-ezequiel-ramos-mexia-dam-and-neighboring-areas-upper-cretaceous-neuquen-province-argentina-boletin-de-la-sociedad-geologica-mexicana/

Review and Detailed Description of Sauropod-Dominated Trackways from the Upper Cretaceous Jiangdihe Formation of Yunnan, China.

https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-review-and-detailed-description-of-sauropod-dominated-trackways-from-the-upper-cretaceous-jiangdihe-formation-of-yunnan-china-ichnos/

New fossils of the giant pholidosaurid genus Sarcosuchus from the Early Cretaceous of Tunisia.

https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-new-fossils-of-the-giant-pholidosaurid-genus-sarcosuchus-from-the-early-cretaceous-of-tunisia-journal-of-african-earth-sciences/

No evidence that extinction risk increases in the largest and smallest vertebrates.

https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-no-evidence-that-extinction-risk-increases-in-the-largest-and-smallest-vertebrates-pnas/

The titanosaurian dinosaur Atsinganosaurus velauciensis (Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France: New material, phylogenetic affinities, and palaeobiogeographical implications.

https://www.paleowire.com/just-out-the-titanosaurian-dinosaur-atsinganosaurus-velauciensis-sauropoda-from-the-upper-cretaceous-of-southern-france-new-material-phylogenetic-affinities-and-palaeobiogeographical/

How Did Dino-Era Birds Survive the Asteroid 'Apocalypse'?

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/dinosaurs-asteroid-birds-forests-fires-paleontology-science/

Chasing dinosaurs in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden north.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/02/asia-pacific/chasing-dinosaurs-myanmars-conflict-ridden-north/#.Wz5DQLjTXDf

Despite their diversity in size and shape, most dinosaurs probably had very similar tongues

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Some reading to keep you occupied over the weekend:

Scotland’s Jurassic Island: What Scientists Can Learn From Footprints.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-science-education-center/2018/04/10/scotlands-jurassic-island-what-scientists-can-learn-footprints/

The youngest egg of avian affinities from the Cretaceous of Patagonia.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08912963.2018.1470622

Quantitative histological models suggest endothermy in plesiosaurs.

https://peerj.com/articles/4955/

Pterosaur dietary hypotheses: a review of ideas and approaches

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/brv.12431

Cranial anatomy of Bellusaurus sui (Dinosauria: Eusauropoda) from the Middle-Late Jurassic Shishugou Formation of northwest China and a review of sauropod cranial ontogeny.

https://peerj.com/articles/4881/

Speculation and conjecture obscures the true pterosaur menu.

http://www.palaeocast.com/pterosaur-diet/

Cranial morphology of Sinovenator changii (Theropoda: Troodontidae) on the new material from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China.

https://peerj.com/articles/4977/

Biomechanical evidence suggests extensive eggshell thinning during incubation in the Sanagasta titanosaur dinosaurs.

https://peerj.com/articles/4971/

Convergent evolution of a mobile bony tongue in flighted dinosaurs and pterosaurs.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198078

On the rise of the archosauromorphs.

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/on-the-rise-of-the-archosauromorphs/

Sinoceratops: Beast of the Week

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2018/06/sinoceratops-beast-of-week.html

Terrible Teeth Reveal How Dinosaurs Chomped.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/terrible-teeth-reveal-how-dinosaurs-chomped/

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 1: Adamantisaurus, Aegyptosaurus, and Ampelosaurus.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2018/06/your-friends-titanosaurs-1-adamantisaurus-aegyptosaurus-ampelosaurus.html

New evidence, in the form of footprints, has made scientists rethink sauropods as being purely land dwellers.

We haven't posted for a while so there's plenty to read this weekend:

Fossilized skin reveals coevolution with feathers and metabolism in feathered dinosaurs and early birds.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04443-x

How much poop did Argentinosaurus produce in a day? Answer, quite a lot.

https://svpow.com/2018/05/25/how-much-poop-did-argentinosaurus-produce-in-a-day/

Semi-aquatic adaptations in a spinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil.

https://paleorxiv.org/mjt95/

Perinatal specimens of Maiasaura from the Upper Cretaceous of Montana (USA): insights into the early ontogeny of saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaurs.

https://peerj.com/articles/4734/

A Tiny Reason for Big Dinosaurs to Gather Together. Transmission of essential bacteria might have given herbivorous dinosaurs an additional reason to form herds.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/a-tiny-reason-for-big-dinosaurs-to-gather-together/

Dinosaurs of Appalachia.

http://www.palaeocast.com/dinosaurs-of-appalachia/

Sauropod neural canals are weird, part 1c: unfused Giraffatitan dorsal.

https://svpow.com/2018/05/22/sauropod-neural-canals-are-weird-part-1c-unfused-giraffatitan-dorsal/

Assemblage-level structure in Morrison Formation dinosaurs, Western Interior, USA.

https://www.utahgeology.org/publication/giw-2018-v05-pp009-027-whitlock/

Reconstruction of the diapsid ancestral genome permits chromosome evolution tracing in avian and non-avian dinosaurs.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04267-9

Fossil Friday – Triceratops Teeth.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/fossil-friday-triceratops-teeth/

Why we think giant pterosaurs could fly.

http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2018/05/why-we-think-giant-pterosaurs-could-fly.html

Redescription and affinities of Hulsanpes perlei (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia.

https://peerj.com/articles/4868/

The smallest biggest theropod dinosaur: a tiny pedal ungual of a juvenile Spinosaurus from the Cretaceous of Morocco.

https://peerj.com/articles/4785/

Paleontology, taphonomy, and sedimentology of the Mygatt-Moore Quarry, a large dinosaur bonebed in the Morrison Formation, western Colorado—Implications for Upper Jurassic dinosaur preservation modes.

https://www.utahgeology.org/publication/giw-2018-v05-pp23-93-foster/

Bird and Turtle Chromosomes Help Identify Dinosaur DNA.

https://www.technologynetworks.com/genomics/news/bird-and-turtle-chromosomes-helps-identify-dinosaur-dna-303204

'Spectacular' discovery gives rare view of walking dinosaurs.

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900019854/spectacular-discovery-gives-rare-view-of-walking-dinosaurs.html

Carnivorous-dinosaur auction reflects rise in private fossil sales.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05299-3

In addition to the evolutionary innovation of feathers, bird skin has complex adaptations. Here, McNamara and colleagues examine exceptionally preserved skin from feathered dinosaurs and ancient birds from the Cretaceous and show the early acquisition of many skin attributes seen in modern species.