Episode 188 is all about Lophorhothon, the “crested nose” hadrosauroid from Alabama, USA.
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In this episode, we discuss:
- Researchers looked at dinosaur hyoid bones to guess what their tongues may have been like
- When The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History dinosaur hall reopens it will allow visitors to virtually feed an Edmontosaurus
- In Ulan Bator, Mongolia, a man was recently arrested for hiding a Protoceratops fossil and planning to sell it
- A hadrosaur thighbone from 70 million years ago was found in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan, on Kamikoshikijima island
- New theropod footprint found in northern Germany
- An interactive map shows what Earth looked like at various periods in time, including at your address
- There’s a life-sized 3D printed Triceratops at the Gare d’Austerlitz railway station in France
- Hempstead, Texas, is home to one of the biggest collections of concrete dinosaurs
- Seven year old Sarah Gomez-Lane won the annual Doodle 4 Google contest with a drawing of dinosaurs
- Details about the history behind the Jurassic Park logo
- A new Alexa skill called “Jurassic World Revealed” is like a (pricey) choose your own adventure
The dinosaur of the day: Lophorhothon
- Hadrosauroid that lived in the Cretaceous in what is now Alabama, U.S.
- Name means “crested nose”
- Type species is Lophorhothon aptopus
- Species name means “uncommon” or “strange”
- First dinosaur of its kind found in Alabama
- Discovered by Rainier Zangerl, Bill Turnbull, and Charles Barber while on a Field Museum expedition, in 1946 in the Mooreville Chalk Formation (near Selma, Alabama)
- Holotype includes a fragmented skull, vertebrae, and parts of the forelimbs and hindlimbs
- Holotype was probably washed out to sea by a river, and then sank and was buried
- Holotype is now in the Field Museum of Chicago’s collections
- Named in 1960 by Wann Langston
- Estimated to be 14’9 (4.5 m) long
- Since the holotype, has also been found in the Black Creek Formation in North Carolina
- Some scientists think it may not be a valid genus (might be a juvenile Prosaurolophus, or, as James Lamb suggested in 1998, it may be a basal iguanodont)
- Others, such as Horner, Weishampel, and Forster, in 2004, said it was a basal hadrosaurine
- A 2010 study found it was a basal member of hadrosauroidea
A large portion of this came from SV-POW
Argentinosaurus probably pooped about 400Kg (900lbs) per day.
If it was all excreted at once, the pile would be about 1/4 the size of the larger pile shown in Jurassic Park.
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