Episode 187 is all about Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and Indoraptor, the hybrid Indominus Rex and Velociraptor villain in the latest Jurassic World movie.
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In this episode, we discuss:
- New ankylosaur from Mexico, Acantholipan gonzalezi, discovered
- New ankylosaur, Jindi Jialong (not yet official), discovered from China
- Dinosaur footprints found in Shandong Province, China
- There’s a T. rex lawsuit in South Dakota, involving a specimen that was sold in 2017
- September 9 will be Crystal Palace Dinosaur Day
- The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Texas has a new exhibit, Ultimate Dinosaurs
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is putting together a paleo art exhibition and is looking for paleo artists
- Regaliceratops is now on permanent display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum
- Ray Stanford gave tips on how to be a dinosaur hunter
- Uintah County in Utah has roadside dinosaur attractions welcoming people to their towns (near Dinosaur National Monument)
- La Chatelaine in Bozeman, Montana, makes special dinosaur chocolates for the Museum of the Rockies
- Google celebrated Father’s Day with a dinosaur doodle
- Cinecittà World, a theme park in Rome, has a new dinosaur exhibit
- Visitors can rent a Jurassic Suite at the Lowes Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Florida
- Smithsonian listed five ways real science would have made Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom better
The dinosaur of the day: Indoraptor
- New hybrid dinosaur in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- First dinosaur in the Jurassic World series to be male(?)
- Hybrid of Indominus rex and Velociraptor
- Cover Indominus rex in episode 29, Velociraptor in episode 83
- About 3/4 the size of Indominus rex
- Has sickle claws similar to Velociraptor
- Dark black in color, with a yellow streak from the base of its neck to its tail (similar to the Blue’s metallic blue streak)
- Also has a red mark around its eye
- Can use echolocation more effectively than bats
- Can move fast in the dark
Could you do a blood transfusion between a Velociraptor and T. rex? Probably, once.
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