Dinosaur News

Up to the minute dinosaur news articles.

Its been a fair while since we last posted once again so we'll be splitting the latest news updates into 2 posts - this is the first list for a bit of weekend reading:

Building a Blockbuster: Behind the Scenes With T. Rex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/arts/t-rex-museum-natural-history.html

Fossilization transforms vertebrate hard tissue proteins into N-heterocyclic polymers.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07013-3

The Huehuetla quarry, a Turonian deposit of marine vertebrates in the Sierra Norte of Puebla, central Mexico.

https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2019/2450-huehuetla-turonian-vertebrates

A new basal ornithopod (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Early Cretaceous of Texas.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0207935

New small-bodied ornithopods (Dinosauria, Neornithischia) from the Early Cretaceous Wonthaggi Formation (Strzelecki Group) of the Australian-Antarctic rift system, with revision of Qantassaurus intrepidus.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-paleontology/article/new-smallbodied-ornithopods-dinosauria-neornithischia-from-the-early-cretaceous-wonthaggi-formation-strzelecki-group-of-the-australianantarctic-rift-system-with-revision-of-qantassaurus-intrepidus-rich-and-vickersrich-1999/D6FEF2CD3EC1CAAD8F41B6ED73EC356C

Why did the dinosaurs become extinct? Could cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) deficiency be the answer?

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-nutritional-science/article/why-did-the-dinosaurs-become-extinct-could-cholecalciferol-vitamin-d3-deficiency-be-the-answer/8CEF7A04523F6C76A3C5BE41D060947B

Neck ontogeny in Tyrannosaurus rex.

https://svpow.com/2019/03/14/neck-ontogeny-in-tyrannosaurus-rex/

Fossil Friday – dinosaur tibia.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/fossil-friday-dinosaur-tibia/

Dinosaur soft tissues preserved as polymers.

https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/dinosaur-soft-tissues-preserved-polymers

What the world's oldest eggs reveal about dinosaur evolution.

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-world-oldest-eggs-reveal-dinosaur.html

Dinosaurs Still in Long-Term Net Speciation Decline Before the K-PG Boundary.

https://paleorxiv.org/zwg2j/

Before Ankylosaurs, There Were Aetosaurs.

https://royaltyrrellmuseum.wpcomstaging.com/2019/03/15/speaker-series-2019-before-ankylosaurs-there-were-aetosaurs/

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 10: Diamantinasaurus, Dongyangosaurus, and Dreadnoughtus .

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2019/03/your-friends-titanosaurs-10-diamantinasaurus-dongyangosaurus-dreadnoughtus.html

Walking around the mounted skeleton of Apatosaurus louisae.

https://svpow.com/2019/03/22/walking-around-the-mounted-skeleton-of-apatosaurus-louisae/

Walking around the mounted skeleton of Diplodocus carnegii.

https://svpow.com/2019/03/17/walking-around-the-mounted-skeleton-of-diplodocus-carnegii/

Mounted sauropods in dorsal view!

https://svpow.com/2019/03/13/mounted-sauropods-in-dorsal-view/

Four huge beasts.

https://svpow.com/2019/03/13/four-huge-beasts/

Behold! The glory that is CM 555.

https://svpow.com/2019/03/12/behold-the-glory-that-is-cm-555/

The "Proctor Lake hypsilophodont": Convolosaurus marri.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-proctor-lake-hypsilophodont.html

Metriacanthosaurus: Beast of the Week.

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2019/03/metriacanthosaurus-beast-of-week.html

There Are More Dinosaurs to Discover from the Time of T. rex.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/there-are-more-dinosaurs-to-discover-from-the-time-of-t-rex/

Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47684989

Meet Scotty, the Largest and Longest-Lived T. Rex Ever Found.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-scotty-largest-and-longest-lived-t-rex-ever-found-180971808/

International Expedition Will Excavate the Dino-Rich ‘Jurassic Mile’

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/international-expedition-will-excavate-dino-rich-jurassic-mile-180971800/

A New Hypothesis of the Phylogenetic Relationships of the Tylosaurinae (Squamata: Mosasauroidea).

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2019.00047/full

Large neotheropods from the Upper Triassic of North America and the early evolution of large theropod body sizes.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-paleontology/article/large-neotheropods-from-the-upper-triassic-of-north-america-and-the-early-evolution-of-large-theropod-body-sizes/FC1ACA01B4B219DFD53EC8C079FEDF15

A new transitional therizinosaurian theropod from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41560-z

Hadrosaurus: Beast of the week.

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2014/01/hadrosaurus-prehistoric-animal-of-week.html

What is Lingyuanosaurus?

http://theropoddatabase.blogspot.com/2019/03/what-is-lingyuanosaurus.html

Our knowledge of dinosaurs is evolving. So is the way we depict them.

https://qz.com/1579292/our-knowledge-of-dinosaurs-is-evolving-so-is-how-we-depict-them/

Fiberglass, resin, glue, feathers and new technology bring the dinosaur to life at the Museum of Natural History.

The second in our list of dinosaur news stories for the week:

Galleonosaurus dorisae: New dinosaur discovered in Australia.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-47518544/galleonosaurus-dorisae-new-dinosaur-discovered-in-australia

Franz Nopcsa: the dashing baron who discovered dwarf dinosaurs

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/franz-nopcsa-the-dashing-baron-who-discovered-dwarf-dinosaurs.html

The first theropod tracks from the Middle Jurassic of Gansu, Northwest China: new and rare evidence of quadrupedal progression in theropod dinosaurs.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s42501-019-0028-4

Protoceratops: Beast of the Week

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2014/02/protoceratops-prehistoric-animal-of-week.html

Introducing Moros intrepidus, the harbinger of doom.

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/introducing-moros-intrepidus-the-harbinger-of-doom/

Recollections of Dinosaurs Past and Present, the 1980s Exhibition.

http://tetzoo.com/blog/2019/2/25/recollections-of-dinosaurs-past-and-present-the-1980s-exhibition

Effects of body plan evolution on the hydrodynamic drag and energy requirements of swimming in ichthyosaurs.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2018.2786

Comment on Brocklehurst et al.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.181872

Ontogenetic stages of ceratopsian dinosaur Psittacosaurus in bone histology.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app005592018.html

Maiasaura (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) Tibia Osteohistology Reveals Non-Annual Cortical Vascular Rings in Young of the Year.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2019.00050/abstract

Different trackway patterns in titanosaur sauropods: Analysis of new Titanopodus tracks from the Upper Cretaceous of Mendoza, Neuquén Basin, Argentina.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118301137

A new dicraeosaurid sauropod from the Lower Cretaceous (Mulichinco Formation, Valanginian, Neuquén Basin) of Argentina.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667118300405

Aquatic adaptation in the skull of carnivorous dinosaurs (Theropoda: Spinosauridae) and the evolution of aquatic habits in spinosaurids.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667117303427

Feeding traces attributable to juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex offer insight into ontogenetic dietary trends.

https://peerj.com/articles/6573/

Ecological niche modelling does not support climatically-driven dinosaur diversity decline before the Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinction.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08997-2

Fossil Friday – dinosaur limb bone.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/fossil-friday-dinosaur-limb-bone/

Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been a herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.

Its been more than a month since we last posted a list of news articles so we're splitting the latest updates into 2 posts - the second one will be up shortly. In the meantime:

Meet T. Rex’s Teeny Cousin Whose Name Means ‘Impending Doom’.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/t-rex-cousin-was-about-size-deer-180971543/

Exquisitely-preserved, high-definition skin traces in diminutive theropod tracks from the Cretaceous of Korea.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-38633-4

Additional sauropod dinosaur material from the Callovian Oxford Clay Formation, Peterborough, UK: evidence for higher sauropod diversity.

https://peerj.com/articles/6404/

Integrating gross morphology and bone histology to assess skeletal maturity in early dinosauromorphs: new insights from Dromomeron (Archosauria: Dinosauromorpha).

https://peerj.com/articles/6331/

A new large Pliosaurid from the Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) of Sáchica, Boyacá, Colombia.

https://revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/esrj/article/view/69916

Phylogenetic analysis of Gondwanan basal eusauropods from the Early-Middle Jurassic of Patagonia, Argentina.

http://sepaleontologia.es/revista/anteriores/SJP%20(2018)%20vol.%2033/vol.%202/3%20Holwerda%20&%20Pol.pdf

The braincase of Malawisaurus dixeyi (Sauropoda: Titanosauria): A 3D reconstruction of the brain endocast and inner ear.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211423

A new African Titanosaurian Sauropod Dinosaur from the middle Cretaceous Galula Formation (Mtuka Member), Rukwa Rift Basin, Southwestern Tanzania.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211412

Baalsaurus mansillai gen. et sp. nov. a new titanosaurian sauropod (Late Cretaceous) from Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0001-37652019000400506&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

A new saurolophine hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong, China.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0001-37652019000400503&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Fossils with Feathers and Philosophy of Science.

https://academic.oup.com/sysbio/advance-article/doi/10.1093/sysbio/syz010/5315532

Life and skeletal reconstructions of a mosasaur Phosphorosaurus using a three-dimensional computer graphics (3D CG) software: a highly promising reconstruction technique for fossil vertebrates.

http://www.town.mukawa.lg.jp/secure/5408/Shinmura_Konishi_2018.pdf

Exquisitely-preserved, high-definition skin traces in diminutive theropod tracks from the Cretaceous of Korea.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-38633-4

Paravian Phylogeny and the Dinosaur-Bird Transition: An Overview.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00252/full

Bajadasaurus: Beast of the Week.

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2019/02/bahadasaurus-beast-of-week.html

Mongolian proto-thief dinosaur had egg-crushing jaws.

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2019/02/09/mongolian-proto-thief-dinosaur-had-egg-crushing-jaws/

How Evolutionary Biologist Emma Schachner Is Helping Explain The Rise Of The Dinosaurs.

http://www.tedxlsu.com/the-scoop/how-evolutionary-biologist-emma-schachner-is-helping-explain-the-rise-of-the-dinosaurs

The tetrapod fauna of the upper Permian Naobaogou Formation of China: 3. Jiufengia jiai gen. et sp. nov., a large akidnognathid therocephalian.

https://peerj.com/articles/6463/

The anatomy and phylogenetic position of the erythrosuchid archosauriform Guchengosuchus shiguaiensis from the earliest Middle Triassic of China.

https://peerj.com/articles/6435/

Anatomy of the dinosaur Pampadromaeus barberenai (Saurischia-Sauropodomorpha) from the Late Triassic Santa Maria Formation of southern Brazil.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0212543

Diminutive fleet-footed tyrannosauroid narrows the 70-million-year gap in the North American fossil record.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-019-0308-7

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

https://peerj.com/articles/6432/

The locomotor and predatory habits of unenlagiines (Theropoda, Paraves): inferences based on morphometric studies and comparisons with Laurasian dromaeosaurids.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/553891v1.abstract?%3Fcollection=

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 9: "Campylodon", Clasmodosaurus, Choconsaurus, and Daxiatitan.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2019/02/your-friends-titanosaurs-9-campylodon-clasmodosaurus-choconsaurus-daxiatitan.html

Fossil Friday – ceratopsian vertebra.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/fossil-friday-ceratopsian-vertebra-2/

Fossil Bones Reveal New Baby Dinosaur.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/fossil-bones-reveal-new-baby-dinosaur/

A newly discovered tyrannosauroid provides insight into the 70 million year gap in North American tyrannosaur evolutionary records

The latest Dino web articles:

New species of flying dinosaur found in Mongolian desert.

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/02/11/16/10/news-world-new-species-of-flying-dinosaur-found-in-mongolian-desert

The skull anatomy and cranial endocast of the pseudosuchid archosaur Prestosuchus chiniquensis from the Triassic of Brazil.

http://app.pan.pl/article/item/app005272018.html

The oldest record of Lambeosaurinae in Europe: phylogenetic implications.

https://www.fossiliajournal.com/volumes/fj00449512018

Histological study of sauropod dinosaur bones from the historic Upper Jurassic Howe Quarry (Wyoming, USA): determination of an age range for every specimen.

https://www.fossiliajournal.com/volumes/fj009meal23252018

A turiasaurian sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Wealden Supergroup of the United Kingdom.

https://peerj.com/articles/6348/

Tiny-headed Triassic Reptile Hunted like a Platypus.

http://giantsciencelady.blogspot.com/2019/01/tiny-headed-triassic-reptile-hunted.html

Pachyrhinosaurus: Prehistoric Beast of the Week.

http://prehistoricbeastoftheweek.blogspot.com/2013/12/pachyrhinosaurus-prehistoric-animal-of.html

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 8: Bonitasaura, Borealosaurus, and Brasilotitan.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2019/01/your-friends-titanosaurs-8-bonitasaura-borealosaurus-brasilotitan.html

Did dinosaurs have a second brain to run their back ends?

https://svpow.com/2019/01/18/did-dinosaurs-have-a-second-brain-to-run-their-back-ends/

Tyrannosaurid-like osteophagy by a Triassic archosaur.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37540-4

History and geology of the Cope’s Nipple Quarries in Garden Park, Colorado—type locality of giant sauropods in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation.

https://www.utahgeology.org/publication/history-and-geology-of-the-copes-nipple-quarries-in-garden-park-colorado-type-locality-of-giant-sauropods-in-the-upper-jurassic-morrison-formation/

The rise of feathered dinosaurs: Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, the oldest dinosaur with ‘feather-like’ structures.

https://peerj.com/articles/6239/

New theropod (Tetanurae: Avetheropoda) material from the ‘mid’-Cretaceous Griman Greek Formation at Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.180826

Plesiosaurs on the rocks: the terrestrial capabilities of four-flippered marine reptiles.

http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2019/01/plesiosaurs-on-rocks-terrestrial.html

Mesozoic marine reptiles from Spitsbergen and their ecosystems.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/gto.12256

Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica.

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/press/iguana-sized-dinosaur-cousin-discovered-antarctica

Could Evolution Ever Bring Back the Dinosaurs?

https://www.livescience.com/64586-could-evolution-bring-back-dinosaurs.html

Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side.

https://www.uni-bonn.de/news/015-2019

Mongolian proto-thief dinosaur had egg-crushing jaws.

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2019/02/09/mongolian-proto-thief-dinosaur-had-egg-crushing-jaws/?fbclid=IwAR2XLcGSjOiUHUPe0CtEq4_8Z4wSx1oJhlL3pudyS3C-2K79j0tp9uQ6blo

A new long-spined dinosaur from Patagonia sheds light on sauropod defense system.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37943-3

Detection of lost calamus challenges identity of isolated Archaeopteryx feather.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37343-7 A new baby oviraptorid dinosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation of Mongolia.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210867

Unique skull network complexity of Tyrannosaurus rex among land vertebrates.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37976-8

New Spiky Dinosaur Discovered in Patagonia.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/new-spiky-dinosaur-discovered-in-patagonia/

Unusual jaw puzzles scientists

Happy New Year to all our members and readers.

Its been a while since we last posted so quite a list of dinosaur related web content available:

India’s invaluable dinosaur fossils lie neglected and forgotten in this Kolkata museum

https://scroll.in/magazine/903796/indias-invaluable-dinosaur-fossils-lie-neglected-and-forgotten-in-this-kolkata-museum

A new record of Dromomeron romeri Irmis et al., 2007 (Lagerpetidae) from the Chinle Formation of Arizona, U.S.A.

https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8w5755sg

Dinosaur behaviour in an early jurassic palaeoecosystem – uppermost elliot formation, Ha Nohana, Lesotho.

http://www.asgp.pl/88_2_163_179_Rampersadh_et_al

Convoluted nasal passages function as efficient heat exchangers in ankylosaurs (Dinosauria: Ornithischia: Thyreophora).

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0207381

Your Friends The Titanosaurs, part 7.5: Baalsaurus mansillai.

https://equatorialminnesota.blogspot.com/2018/12/your-friends-titanosaurs-part-75-baalsaurus.html

How Did Flight Change Brain Shape in Dinosaurs?

https://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/how-did-flight-change-brain-shape-in-dinosaurs

Evidence for the Cretaceous shark Cretoxyrhina mantelli feeding on the pterosaur Pteranodon from the Niobrara Formation.

https://peerj.com/articles/6031/

Discovering The Past Through Dino Poop.

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2019/01/01/the-open-access-dinosaurs-of-2018/

The Open Access Dinosaurs of 2018.

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2019/01/01/the-open-access-dinosaurs-of-2018

Common Descent: Episode 51 – Mosasaurs.

https://commondescentpodcast.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/episode-51-mosasaurs/

Extinction and the Rise of the Dinosaurs.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/extinction-and-the-rise-of-the-dinosaurs/

The Dinosaur Who Went out to Sea.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/the-dinosaur-who-went-out-to-sea/

Top fossils discoveries of 2018.

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/12/28/top-fossils-discoveries-of-2018/

Descriptive anatomy of the largest known specimen of Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) including computed tomography and digital reconstruction of a three-dimensional skull.

https://peerj.com/articles/6112/

Congenital and late onset vertebral fusions in long necked plesiosaurs: The first report of spondylosis deformans in Sauropterygians.

https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2019/2376-spinal-fusions-in-plesiosaurs

Late Cretaceous dinosaur remains and other tetrapod fauna from the vicinity of Tran town (Western Srednogorie).

http://bgd.bg/REVIEW_BGS/REVIEW_BGD_2018_3/PDF/41_Nikolov_GeoSci_2018.pdf

An inventory of non-avian dinosaurs from national park service areas.

http://npshistory.com/publications/paleontology/nmmnhs-79-703.pdf

New type of dinosaur eggs from Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, China and a revision of Dongyangoolithus nanmaensis.

http://www.ivpp.ac.cn/cbw/gjzdwxb/pressonline/201901/t20190107_5225594.html

The first Stalicoolithus shifengensis discovered in a clutch from the Sanshui Basin, Guangdong Province.

http://www.ivpp.cas.cn/cbw/gjzdwxb/xbwzxz/201811/t20181103_5160011.html

A sauropod-dominated tracksite from Rubha nam Brathairean (Brothers Point), Isle of Skye, Scotland.

http://sjg.lyellcollection.org/content/sjg/early/2018/04/02/sjg2017-016.full.pdf

Fossil Friday – hadrosaur metatarsal.

https://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/fossil-friday-hadrosaur-metatarsal/

Pregnant Plesiosaurs and Baby Bones: Bone histology reveals ontogeny in polycotylid plesiosaurs .

https://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2019/01/17/pregnant-plesiosaurs-and-baby-bones-bone-histology-reveals-ontogeny-in-polycotylid-plesiosaurs/

Cranial osteology of Beipiaosaurus inexpectus (Theropoda: Therizinosauria).

http://www.ivpp.ac.cn/cbw/gjzdwxb/pressonline/201901/t20190115_5230018.html

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Digging for Dinosaurs.

https://chasmosaurs.com/2019/01/15/vintage-dinosaur-art-digging-for-dinosaurs/

Three lakh rupees is the annual budget allocated for the maintenance of the museum.

Last post of dino news for 2018 for a bit of reading over Christmas - happy holidays everyone!

Soft-tissue evidence in a Jurassic ichthyosaur.

https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/soft-tissue-evidence-in-a-jurassic-ichthyosaur/

Winged forelimbs of the small theropod dinosaur Caudipteryx could have generated small aerodynamic forces during rapid terrestrial locomotion.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35966-4

Flightless birds are not neuroanatomical analogs of non-avian dinosaurs.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12862-018-1312-0

Triceratops skull delivers a Wow! of a Christmas gift.

https://canadianmuseumofnature.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/triceratops-skull/

Further Investigating the Biogeographic Origins of Dinosauria.

http://chinleana.fieldofscience.com/2018/12/further-investigating-biogeographic.html

Exquisitely preserved fossils prove pterosaurs grew bird-like feathers.

http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/exquisitely-preserved-fossils-prove-pterosaurs-grew-bird-like-feathers/

Pterosaur integumentary structures with complex feather-like branching.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0728-7

Trove of Well-Preserved Dinosaur Footprints Unearthed Along Sussex Coast.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/trove-well-preserved-dinosaur-footprints-unearthed-along-sussex-coast-180971059/

Armored Dinosaurs Kept Cool With a Labyrinth of Nasal Canals.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/armored-dinosaurs-kept-cool-labyrinth-nose-canals-180971073/

What Is a Shark Tooth Doing in the Neck of a Flying Pterosaur?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-shark-tooth-doing-neck-flying-pterosaur-180971104

In 1811, in Lyme Regis, one of the richest fossil locations in England and part of a geological formation known as the Blue Lias, Mary Anning and her brother Joseph unearthed the skull of an enigma…

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